Roman Findings: Beit Shemesh Monastery, 1,000 Doliche Seals

Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority Official Channel   A Byzantine monastery was discovered during construction in Ramat Beit Shemesh outside Jerusalem. Among the findings were mosaic floors decorated with birds and pomegranates, stone walls, bases of marble pillars decorated with crosses, a bronze cross and ceramic oil lamps. The finds from the next excavation were much…

Historic Findings: Griffin Warrior UPDATE

samot / 123RF Stock Photo Parthenon   The grave of the Griffin Warrior once again coughs up beauty. When the discovery was first released it was a massive story and hailed as a crowning achievement of the year. It’s not often you find a warrior in his armor and with specialized jewelry. In addition to…

Historic Findings: Tablets of Assyria & Fabergé Knives

kmiragaya / 123RF Stock Photo   Assyrian Tablets A trove of Assyrian tablets, 93 in total, have been discovered near the small village of Bassetki, northern Iraq, dating to around 1250 BCE. Two Mittani cuneiform tablets were also found, belonging to a civilization which was located north of the Assyrians. The ruins that the tablets…

Preview: The Tomb of the Diver

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Historic Findings: Carthaginian Silver Floods Rome

Roman Theatre in Dougga – the former capital of Numidia, Tunisia sergxfq / 123RF Stock Photo By analyzing silver coins from the Roman Republic period scientists were able to determine how the defeat of Hannibal led to the influx of Iberian silver into the republic. The coins examined from the period showed that they were…

Historic Findings – Delos, Alexandria, Mycenaean Tomb

giuseppemasci / 123RF Stock Photo Libya, archaeological site of Cyrene, Demetre temple   The ancient harbor of Delos has been reviewed and several shipwrecks and amphorae have been discovered. Delos Harbor A Mycenaean tomb was discovered in the city of Salamina on an island of the coast of Pireas, the port city of Athens. Mycenaean…

New History: New Crimean Greek statue

Part of a Greek terracotta statue was discovered near Crimea. The archaeologists are searching for the rest of the statue but progress is slow since they have to dig manually since they’re afraid of damaging the remains. The entire Black Sea was home to dozens of Greek communities and these artifacts are found quite frequently….