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World's oldest emoji painted on 3,700-year-old piece of pottery unearthed!

World's oldest emoji painted on 3,700-year-old piece of pottery unearthed!

The pitcher, which dates to about 1700 BC, was found in a burial site beneath a house in Karkemish, said Nikolo Marchetti, associate professor at the University of Bologna in Italy.

Humans reached Australia 65,000 years ago: Study

The site was last excavated nearly 30 years ago by a group of archaeologists, who suggested that the site was between 50,000 and 60,000 years old, considered to be one of the first human settlements in Australia.

Carbon dating confirms age of 3,800-year-old pottery bird statue

Carbon dating has recently confirmed the age of a 3,800-year-old red pottery bird statue unearthed in China's Henan province.

Ancient 'billboard' with Egyptian rock inscriptions discovered

The individual hieroglyphs each measure just over a half metre in height, and the entire tableau is about 70 centimetres in height.

China: Archaeologists discover lost temple after 1,000 years

China: Archaeologists discover lost temple after 1,000 years

The Fugan temple lasted from the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420 A.D.) to the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279 A.D.)

Archaeologists discover Neolithic relic sites in China

Archaeologists discover Neolithic relic sites in China

Archaeologists have discovered 13 sites that have hundreds of Neolithic artefacts in China.

Relic site in China is 1,400-year-old royal temple

The base of a wooden pagoda, which archaeologists believe was built between 553 and 577, was unearthed in Linzhang county, Xinhua reported.

Archaeologists discover 4000-year-old model garden outside Egypt tomb

Archaeologists discover 4000-year-old model garden outside Egypt tomb

 Remains of nearly 4000-year-oldmodel garden was found in an open courtyard outside a Middle Kingdom (2050 to 1800 BC) tomb.

2,000-year-old tombs excavated in China

The tombs, thought to be from either the late West Han (206 BC-24 AD) or early East Han (24-220 AD) dynasties, were discovered in November at a construction site in Huaihua city.

Archaeologists discover 13 ancient tombs in Tibet

Archaeologists discover 13 ancient tombs in Tibet

Archaeologists have discovered 13 ancient tombs which is estimated to be between 1,800 and 2,700 years old, in Bomi County of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

Archaeologists discover stash of rare Bronze Age weapons in Scotland

Archaeologists discover stash of rare Bronze Age weapons in Scotland

A stash of rare weapons including a notched bronze sword and a gold-decorated spearhead, which likely date back to between 1000 BC and 800 BC, have been discovered by archaeologists in Scotland.

6,000-year-old pentagon house discovered in China

Archaeologists have found ruins of a pentagonal structure in China's Shanxi province which is believed to have been a tribal meeting hall or a leader's office 6,000 years ago, authorities said on Monday.

Humans arrived in Australia 10,000 years earlier than thought

Researchers excavating a rock shelter site in Flinders Ranges, 550 km north of Adelaide, believed that they found evidence of a human presence in the area dating back 49,000 years, Xinhua news agency reported.

Secrets of lost Cambodian cities to be revealed: Report

Archaeologists are set to unveil further details of medieval cities hidden under jungle in Cambodia near Angkor Wat, the world's largest Hindu temple complex, the Guardian newspaper said today.

Potential Vikings site in North America spotted from space

Vikings first came to North America a thousand years ago, according to historians.

Archaeologists find dog sized rat

Researchers are now trying to work out exactly what caused the rats to die out.