- Part 7

Exodus Hydrodynamics: How the East Winds Parted the Red Sea

The biblical narrative of the crossing of the Red Sea has inspired and mystified people for millennia. So far, Archeologists and Egyptologists have found little direct evidence to substantiate many of the events described in Exodus, said to have taken place more than 3,000 years ago. Now, a new study…

‘Linn Duchaill’ Viking Settlement Discovered at Annagassan, Ireland

Archaeologists have discovered a 9th century Viking settlement at Annagassan, Ireland. The discovery is the culmination of a long term research project to identify the site of the Viking fortress of Linn Duchaill. It was long time suspected that the stronghold was to be found at Annagassan, County Louth, Ireland….

Taming the Wolf – Domesticating the Dog

The first evidence for domesticated dogs has just got earlier with the recent dating of a dogs skull and teeth from Kesslerloch Cave in Switzerland. That puts the transition from wolf to dog to over 14,000 years ago. Previously, the earliest date was from a single jawbone that was found…

Iron Age Settlement and Roman Remains discovered at Sutton, South London

Evidence of early Iron Age settlements and Roman remains have found at Sutton borough, south London. The infant burials and animal remains uncovered across the site are believed to be over 2000 years old. The discoveries were made by workmen laying the foundations for the new Stanley Park High School…

Cheshire’s Oldest Standing Wall, Newest Roundhouse and Iron Age Open Days

This Saturday, as part of the Iron Age Open Days, Cheshire celebrates the opening of its brand new prehistoric Roundhouse at Burwardsley. The replica Iron Age Roundhouse, built by Chris Park from Acorn Education, will act as a teaching aid helping to bring archaeology to life for children. The free…

Ancient Egyptian tomb of Karakhamun at Assasif: a major tomb for a minor priest?

Archaeologists have rediscovered the ‘lost’ tomb an ancient Egyptian priest at the Theban Necropolis in Egypt.It was announced today by Egypt’s Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosny, that the team excavating and conservating the tomb has now cleared the burial shaft of tomb and reached its burial chamber. The tomb is…

Qatna’s Royal Palace reveals further archaeological treasures

The ongoing dig at the ancient royal town of Qatna, Syria, has brought some exciting new discoveries to light. Among the skeletal remains, archaeologists have found precious gold jewellery, gemstones, alabaster vases, detailed ivory artefacts, tiny figurines. Since the start of this year’s excavation mid-July, a total of 379 artefacts…