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Byzantine swords unearthed at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem

During urban redevelopment work west of the Jaffa Gate, one of the seven main entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, archaeologists stumbled upon...

Research transforms understanding of the history of cats in Europe

An international team of researchers has found new archaeological and genetic evidence which transforms our understanding of the history of cats in Europe. Domestic...

Mini temples discovered in the Roman Camp of Haltern, Germany

Archaeologists from the Westphalia-Lippe Regional Association (LWL) have uncovered the foundation remains of two small Roman temples and a sacrificial pit on the site...

French love letters confiscated by Britain finally read after 265 years

Over 100 letters sent to French sailors by their fiancées, wives, parents and siblings—but never delivered—have been opened and studied for the first time...

Long-distance weaponry identified at the 31,000-year-old archaeological site of Masières-Canal

The hunter-gatherers who settled on the banks of the Haine, a river in southern Belgium, 31,000 years ago were already using spearthrowers to hunt...

The remains of a Carolingian fortress in Lanaken protected as archaeological site

The Flemish government has decided to temporarily protect the remains of a Carolingian fortress in Lanaken by granting them the status of an archaeological...