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Shipwrecked treasure worth more than $150M located off the Finland coast

2015 has surely been a good year for finding treasures - be it the Fatimid gold coins or the silver decadrachms from Alexander's era. However, this time around, archaeologists may have very well come across the 'mother lode' in terms of sheer value - with researchers pinpointing the location of a shipwreck of a 15th…




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Roman art inspired owl brooch made of bronze found in a Denmark island

The Baltic Sea region has surely played its part in the realm of recent archaeological news, especially with its fair share of early 19th century beer and champagne specimens. But this time around, archaeologists were unearthing a far older Iron Age settlement on the Baltic island of Bornholm (belonging to Denmark) - and they surprisingly…



Archaeologists use drones to monitor looting of Fifa, a Bronze Age site in Jordan

For the uninitiated, the 'Landscapes of the Dead Research Project' is an ongoing endeavor for detailed analysis of the Early Bronze Age archaeological scope (from 3500-2000 BC) at numerous sites, including an important one at Fifa, Jordan. To that end, the Fifa site has revealed over thousands of tombs (estimated to be over 10,000) that…


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Over 170 mummies found in the 1200-year old Cotahuasi Valley tombs of Peru

Peru's ruggedly scenic Cotahuasi Valley has some secrets of its own, as is evident from more than 171 mummies found in seven tombs perched atop the hills. These slightly 'towering' burial grounds surround a 1200-year old site known as Tenahaha, which largely consisted of open-air enclosures and storerooms that were tailored to mass scale feasting…




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