Tag: archaeology

Aug 1, 2015

2000 Year Old Paw Print Shows Cats Have Never Cared

2000 Year Old Paw Print Shows Cats Have Never Cared

An archaeologist was examining ancient Roman roof tiles from 100 AD when he came across a fragment that contained a cat’s paw print.

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Jul 17, 2015

125 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur with Wings Found Perfectly Preserved, is Ancestor to the Velociraptor

125 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur with Wings Found Perfectly Preserved, is Ancestor to the Velociraptor

Lead researcher Dr Steve Brusatte says it’s, “the single most beautiful fossil I have had the privilege to work on”.

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Nov 25, 2014

Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City

Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City

Three new mosaics were recently discovered in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, which is located in the present-day province of Gaziantep in southern Turkey. The incredibly well-preserved mosaics date back to 2nd century BC. Zeugma was considered one of the most important centers of the Eastern Roman Empire and the ancient city has…

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Jun 10, 2013

Lost Egyptian City Found Underwater After 1200 Years

Lost Egyptian City Found Underwater After 1200 Years

Photograph by Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation / Christoph Gerigk 1,200 years ago the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion disappeared beneath the Mediterranean. Founded around 8th century BC, well before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, it is believed Heracleion served as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming…

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Feb 5, 2013

How the University of Leicester Found the Skeleton of Richard III

How the University of Leicester Found the Skeleton of Richard III

Photograph by The University of Leicester In August 2012, the University of Leicester in collaboration with the Richard III Society and Leicester City Council, began an ambitious archaeological project to find the lost grave of King Richard III. The last English king to die in battle, Richard had been buried five centuries earlier with…

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