The Annals of History & Archaeology

Every day, new discoveries are made which add to and change our understanding of human history. Below is a collection of findings which I’m very interested.

An Etruscan child’s tomb was found in Vulci, Italy dated to the 8th-7th century BC and later reused.

Il Messaggero: https://www.ilmessaggero.it/viterbo/etruschi_vulci_tomba_scoperta_un_bambino_databile_fine_viii_inizi_vii_secolo_c-5279418.html
Il Messaggero: https://www.ilmessaggero.it/viterbo/scoperta_vulci_la_tomba_di_un_piccolo_guerriero_etrusco-5268626.html
Il Messaggero: https://www.ilmessaggero.it/viterbo/a_vulci_scoperta_tomba_etrusca_di_bambino_risale_al_iv_ii_secolo_c-5268625.html
Archaeology Wiki: https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2020/06/05/etruscan-tomb-of-a-child-excavated-in-vulci-italy/

Near Türkmen-Karahöyük in Konya a farmer discovered a stone slab. The language on the slab was Luwian and refers to King Midas, a Phrygian king famous for turning everything he touched to gold. Another unknown king, Haraptu, was also mentioned.

Science Alert: https://www.sciencealert.com/archaeologists-in-turkey-have-uncovered-a-mysterious-ancient-kingdom-lost-in-history

A large Maya painting was found in Chajul, Guatemala.

IFL Science: https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/15thcentury-mayan-artwork-discovered-inside-house-walls-during-renovations/

Credit: AFP News Agency

Mosaics discovered in Verona

Archaeology Wiki: https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2020/06/03/perfectly-preserved-roman-mosaics-discovered-in-vineyards/

A Greek necropolis & artifacts were found in Bari during digging for a new public garden.

Realm of History: https://www.realmofhistory.com/2019/03/26/greek-necropolis-bari-italy/
Archaeology News Network: https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/03/ancient-greek-necopolis-unearthed-in.html#CWEuWtu4VYxGiskf.97

Detailed mosaic of Narcissus found in Pompeii

ANSA: https://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2019/02/14/stunning-narcissus-fresco-at-pompeii_6175a6e4-7a8d-4add-a6d4-4e14ce70c7bb.html
Realm of History: https://www.realmofhistory.com/2019/02/18/fresco-narcissus-pompeii/

A Roman military diploma releasing veterans in Lower Dacia from active service was found.

Realm of History: https://www.realmofhistory.com/2019/08/29/roman-military-diploma-bulgaria/
Sofia Globe: https://sofiaglobe.com/2019/08/19/archaeology-fragment-of-roman-military-diploma-found-at-bulgarias-deultum-site/