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.

Two 4,000-year-old reliefs discovered in Egypt

Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Eldamaty announced that two 4,000-year-old reliefs, belonging to Ptolemaic Queen Berenice, were found by Polish archaeologists in the temple of Serapis, on the coast of the Red Sea.

5,500-year-old fingerprint traced on vessel in Denmark

Archaeologists have found a 5,500-year-old ceramic vessel bearing the fingerprint of the artisan who made it.

Archaeologists seek to unveil mysteries of Peru's Mochica culture

A team of Peruvian archaeologists led by Walter Alva, who discovered the famous Lord of Sipan, is working to unveil the mysteries surrounding the origins of the Mochica culture, considered one of ancient Peru`s most complex and developed cultures.

Dozens of mummy-filled tombs discovered in Peru

Dozens of mummy-filled tombs discovered in Peru

Archaeologists have discovered dozens of tombs filled with up to 40 mummies each around a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site in Peru.

Archeologists unearth Maya 'melting pot'

Archaeologists working in Guatemala have unearthed new information about the Maya civilisation's transition from a mobile, hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a sedentary way of life.

Archaeologists dig up 3,000 skeletons at London site

Archaeologists in London have begun digging up some 3,000 skeletons including those of victims of the Great Plague from a burial ground that will become a new train station, the company in charge said.

Fears mount for Iraq heritage after IS museum rampage

Archaeologists expressed fears Friday that after ransacking the Mosul museum in Iraq, Islamic State group jihadists would embark on a systematic destruction of heritage in areas under their control.

Cave tombs found in China

Archaeologists have discovered a cave burial site in China's Xinjiang region.

Archaeologists discover 'underwater Pompeii' off coast of Greek island Delos

Archaeologists discover 'underwater Pompeii' off coast of Greek island Delos

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient settlement lying beneath the Aegean Sea, just off the coast of the Greek island of Delos.

Ancient Greek tomb dig finds marble statues

Archaeologists slowly digging through a huge 2,300-year-old tomb in northern Greece have uncovered two life-sized marble female statues flanking the entrance to one of three underground chambers.

Underground map uncovers secrets of Stonehenge

 In a significant find, a team of archaeologists has discovered nearly 60 stones or pillars under the famous pre-historic monument Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.

Stonehenge was once a complete circle

Archaeologists have solved one of the many mysteries of Stonehenge, showing that the iconic monument was once a complete circle.

2,000-year-old wooden toilet seat discovered

 Archaeologists have unearthed a unique 2,000-year-old wooden toilet seat from the Roman fort of Vindolanda in northern England.

Oldest metal object found in woman`s grave

Archaeologists have unearthed from a woman`s grave in the Middle East the world`s oldest metal object ever discovered.

1200-year-old tomb found in China

Archaeologists in China today discovered a 40-meter long tomb with well preserved wall paintings dating back more than 1,200 years in the country`s northwest Shaanxi Province.

Mystery over massive Alexander-era tomb unearthed in Greece

Archaeologists have unearthed a funeral mound dating from the time of Alexander the Great and believed to be the largest ever discovered in Greece, but are stumped about who was buried in it.

Archaeologists discover earlier stone age artifacts in South Africa

Tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts, including hand axes and others have been discovered by archaeologist in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Archaeologists discover new pharaonic tomb in Egypt

Egypt`s Ministry of Antiquities says that American and Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a previously unknown pharaonic king dating back to dating to roughly 1650 BC.