Category: News

Antiques Dealers Arrested and Accused of Faking History

Erdal Dere and Faisal Khan were indicted on Tuesday, September 23rd in Manhattan federal court for allegedly fabricating the histories of ownership for the antiquities they sold in New York auction houses between around 2015 to September 2020. Dere is additionally being charged with… Continue Reading “Antiques Dealers Arrested and Accused of Faking History”

Huge Find, 27 Ancient Coffins Discovered In Egypt

A huge amount of coffins were discovered earlier this month and the news was released over the weekend. Numbering 27 in total so far, these colorfully painted, sealed wooden coffins are well preserved and are believed to be around 2,500 years old. They were… Continue Reading “Huge Find, 27 Ancient Coffins Discovered In Egypt”

Ancient God and Goddess Figurines Unearthed in Kültepe Dated 4,500 Years Old

The god and goddess figurines were unearthed at the Kültepe Kaniş/Karum Mound in the province of Kayseri, in Central Anatolia. The experts have dated them as being 4,300-4,500 years ago. This put their dates of creation around 2300-2500 BCE. The statuettes were discovered some undisclosed time earlier… Continue Reading “Ancient God and Goddess Figurines Unearthed in Kültepe Dated 4,500 Years Old”

Pipeline Plans Threaten 67 Pre-Columbian Archaeology Sites

The expansion plans for the Trans Mountain Pipeline include destroying 67 pre-Columbian Native American archaeological sites. The news release was announced today and featured a Kamloops archeologist speaking on the major losses involved in the pipeline expansion plan. Tyler Hooper, speaking on behalf of… Continue Reading “Pipeline Plans Threaten 67 Pre-Columbian Archaeology Sites”

Massive Ancient Stone Pool Found in Rome

The special superintendency of Rome announced the discovery of a massive ancient stone pool. The oldest parts of the site have been dated to the 5th century BC, some 2400-2500 years ago. An in-depth study has yet to be conducted, but the excavation has… Continue Reading “Massive Ancient Stone Pool Found in Rome”

Over 200 Mammoth Skeletons Discovered Near Mexico City

A rare graveyard containing over 200 mammoth skeletons, about 25 camels, and 5 horses (all now extinct) was recently discovered at an army-led airport construction site located just north of Mexico City. The project is expected to turn up even more skeletons than what… Continue Reading “Over 200 Mammoth Skeletons Discovered Near Mexico City”

Magnificent Ancient Royal Estate Unearthed in Jerusalem

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced today the discovery a number of ancient stone artifacts that were once part of a magnificent royal estate that was unearthed on Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv (Commissioner’s Palace) Promenade. They have been dated to around 2,700 years old. The… Continue Reading “Magnificent Ancient Royal Estate Unearthed in Jerusalem”

Biblical-Era Citadel Unearthed In Israel

The unearthing of a Canaanite citadel dating to around 3200 years ago (12th century BCE) has recently been announced by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). It was discovered near the city of Kiryat Gat in southern Israel, about 70 kilometers (40 miles) south of… Continue Reading “Biblical-Era Citadel Unearthed In Israel”

Viking Settlement Discovered in Instanbul

The discovery of a viking settlement 20km west of Istanbul, near Lake Küçükçekmece has recently been announced. A team of 75 experts headed by Şengül Aydıngün were on the search for evidence of the Vikings in Istanbul, and they successfully found it. “Vikings lived… Continue Reading “Viking Settlement Discovered in Instanbul”

Teens Discover Rare 24 Karat Gold Coins Treasure

An announcement was made on Monday, August 24th, 2020 by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) that a group of teenagers volunteering on an archaeological excavation site discovered a clay jar containing 425 coins made from 24 karat gold that have been dated to around… Continue Reading “Teens Discover Rare 24 Karat Gold Coins Treasure”

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