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…