The Ice-Man’s Last Feast

Everyone has at least heard of the amazing mummy found in the Italian mountains in 1991 by German hikers who nick-named the mummy Ötzi. His life has puzzled most archaeologists until they could figure out his story.  Ötzi was a middle-aged nomadic hunter who met his end in the wild while suffering from fatal arrow wounds between the…

Pork-shaped Pocket Watch of Italian Wealth

Pompeii, although popular, is only one of a few towns destroyed and preserved by the fatal eruption of Mount Vesuvius. On the opposite of the mountain laid the town of Herculaneum, where archaeologists in the 18th century were excavating a Roman Villa that was buried in the deadly volcanic ash, and stumbled upon an unusual find….

The Graves at Fountains Abbey

  Many years ago, archaeologists had to dig archaeological sites by hand, not knowing fully if where they were digging would yield what they sought. Now, archaeologists use Geophysical surveying that allows them to “see” into the ground and know whats beneath. Geophysics was first developed for archaeology in the mid-20th century and has now…

The Cave of the Skulls Hidden Treasure

Some find treasure like gold and silver, but others like The University of Jerusalem’s Dr. Uri Davidovich found treasure in more Dead Sea scrolls that further enhance archaeologist’s knowledge of the people who wrote them. First discovered in 1947 by a herder who threw a stone in the caves and heard earthenware breaking, the small throw…

Stones to find the Sun

All can agree that the Vikings were very iconic – being still studied heavily and portrayed in modern times. They also had some parts of their culture that wavers between magic and maxim. One part of Viking history highly debated by Ancient Scandinavian experts is the use of the “Sunstone” or an object used to…

Doune Castle (And where you will recognize it!)

Castle scenery has always been portrayed in movies and scenic expressions. But, do we know the history behind these massive stone pieces of history?  You may recognize Doune Castle from the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones” where Doune Castle stars as Winterfell, home of the House of the Starks. Or you might recognize it…

The First Thanksgiving

Honoring today, Thanksgiving of 2016, Daily Archaeology has decided to make a post about the first thanksgiving as archeologists discover proof of the 1620 settlement of Plymouth where the first Thanksgiving was shared. After nearly 395 years of the Pilgrims settlement and foundation of Plymouth, the archaeological proof is finally coming to light. Archaeologists working…

Beneath the Colosseum

The Colosseum sits in the view of the entire world, a constant reminder of a gift from Emperor Vespasian to the Roman populace in 80 A.D. Taking nearly 10 years to complete, the Colosseum hosted a number of events. From gladiator battles to fights between wild animals, the Colosseum provided the area to watch the entertainment….

A World of Lost Ship Wrecks

Half a mile below the Black Sea’s ancient surface that has had many ships cross it, lie close to forty ships on which the sea had no mercy. Under the cold, icy water, the lack of oxygen and light eliminated the chance of decay amongst the ancient timbers. Archaeologists have discovered more than forty ancient ships half buried…

The Mystery of Glastonbury Abbey

From the mystery of King Arthur to the dissolution of many monasteries by King Henry VIII, Glastonbury Abbey in England has been through it all. First founded at the end of the 7th century, a local man boosted the wealth of the church by building it out of stone, which we recognize as the west…