Posts Tagged ‘burial’

Bizarre Burial: Girl With A Bird Skull In Her Mouth

Between the 18th and 19th century in Poland, a child was given an unusual burial involving bird skulls within the Tunel Wielki Cave. A ritualistic burial like this surely would have been a spectacle, however, all information about the child and chaffinch skulls has been lost. While rummaging amongst some dusty boxes filled with artifacts […]

Extraordinarily High Number of Roman Decapitations at UK Burial Site

It wouldn’t be unfair to say that the Roman Empire was a vast intercontinental territory. By 117 AD, it included all of Italy, the entire Mediterranean, and much of Europe, including England, Wales and Scotland. At Knobb’s Farm, Somersham, Cambridgeshire, three Roman burial sites have revealed an unusually high number of Roman decapitations, much higher […]

Ukrainian Burial Mound Dig Reveals 5,500-Year-Old Stonehenge-like Structure

Scythians and other warring cultures and the archaeological remnants of their history are under attack by developers in Ukraine looking to construct new luxury country homes. There are two roadblocks in their quest for unrestricted profiteering. The first comes in the form of 4,000-5,500-year-old burial mounds, almost 100,000 in number and scattered across the countryside, […]

Burial Mound Reinterpreted as Oldest War Memorial in the World

Dating to around 2300 BC archaeologists have discovered what they suspect is the “oldest known war memorial ever discovered” at the  ‘White Monument’ at Tell Banat in Syria. And while for decades this burial mound was thought to hold the bodies of dead enemies of the settlement, it turns out to contain the remains of […]

Valuable Gold Ornament Found in Early Bronze Age Burial, Germany

Archaeologists digging in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany recovered a most uncommon item. Inside a 3,800-year-old grave, dating to the Early Bronze Age, they found a small, spiral-shaped gold ornament made from real gold wire. As it turns out, this gold ornament is the oldest precious metal object ever excavated in that part […]

New Kind of Neolithic Age Human Burial Ritual Found in Spanish Cave

All societies, ancient and modern, lay a great deal of emphasis on how their dead should be buried. In a cave in southern Spain, researchers have discovered the extent to which Middle-Neolithic-age societies practiced burials and associated rituals, and the findings are far from pretty. Two Neolithic age skulls, between 6,550 and 6,800 years ago, […]

Women may have ruled in bronze-age Spain, burial site suggests

An “exceptionally rich” burial site in southeastern Spain has raised questions about whether women may have ruled a class-based society located on the Iberian peninsula until 1550 BC. Archaeologists have been studying the early bronze age El Argar site, at La Almoloya in the Spanish region of Murcia, since 2013. The site contains some “extraordinary” […]

Auction House Halts Sale of Historic Burial Registry After Jewish Community in Romania Claims Ownership

A detail of the 19th century burial registry of the Jewish community in Cluj, Romania. Photo: Screenshot. A leading New York auction house specializing in rare Judaica has withdrawn from sale a historic document originating from the Jewish community in the Romanian city of Cluj, after learning that the item may have been stolen during […]

Rare Pre-Hispanic Chimú Burial Discovered In Peru

Archaeologists in northern Peru have unearthed a rare Chimú culture body with three sacred vessels. The Chimú culture existed from approximately 900 AD until 1470 AD and inhabited the northern coast of modern-day Peru, centered around their main settlement of Chan Chan . Last week, gas workers in the shanty town of Bolivar, in the city […]

Rendlesham Royal Palace Linked to Famous Sutton Hoo Burial Site

In 2016 archaeologists unearthed an Anglo-Saxon royal palace and settlement at Rendlesham, located only 6 km (four miles) away from the famous Sutton Hoo burial site in Suffolk, England. Continued work over the years has unearthed a series of fascinating finds, revealing more about the East Anglian kingdom and a probable link between the palace […]

Ground-Penetrating Radar Locates Massive Viking Burial Mounds in Norway

An extensive survey using ground penetrating radar in northern Norway has revealed the presence of 15 gigantic Viking burial mounds , along with other measurable remains of ongoing human activity. Based on their sizes, shapes, and designs, archaeologists have dated the mounds and other surrounding features back to the eighth century AD, when the Vikings […]

The Shroud of Turin: Jesus’ Bloodstained Burial Cloth or a Fascinating Forgery?

The Shroud of Turin is believed by many to be the bloodstained burial cloth Jesus of Nazareth was wrapped in after his crucifixion. But skeptics say it is a forgery, or at best only a religious article of historical significance. What can modern research tell us? The Shroud of Turin , a pale sheet of […]

Roman Baby Burial Challenges “Unceremonious Disposal” Dogma

Archeologists digging at France’s Clermont-Ferrand Airport have discovered the remains of a 2,000-year-old, upper-class, Roman baby and his pet dog. This rare Roman baby burial discovery further challenges traditional ideas that Romans unceremoniously disposed of their children. Archaeologists were conducting excavations before airport construction works when they came across the Roman baby burial. (Denis Gliksman […]

Major Discoveries of Coffins, Burial Shafts and Texts Made in Saqqara

Archaeologists excavating at the famous Saqqara necropolis in Egypt have announced a list of top-level ancient discoveries. Within a matrix of 52 burial shafts the researchers discovered 50 sealed coffins and a 4-meter-long passage from The Book of the dead. As if this weren’t enough, they also unearthed the lost funerary temple of Queen Nearit, the wife of King Teti, the first pharaoh […]

Rep. Slotkin Seeks Arlington National Cemetery Burial for Capitol Police Officer

Rep. Slotkin is asking military leaders to allow U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. 00

Palestinian court releases top DJ on bail after techno rave at Moses’ burial place

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Unique Cyprus Death Cult Treasures Uncovered at Mass Burial Site

Excavators in Cyprus have discovered a series of “sensational finds” of death cult artifacts dating to 3,500 years ago, during the Bronze Age. A vessel used as a cult funerary object, a seal with cuneiform characters, and a scarab with ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs from the reign of Nefertiti are among the “unique” finds made by a […]

New Evidence Ends the Neanderthal Burial Debate

There is a longstanding debate about whether Neanderthals buried their dead or if this is a funerary rite unique to our species. However a new study may finally sway skeptics over to the side that intentional Neanderthal burials really did happen. A multi-disciplinary team of researchers led by members of the CNRS and the Muséum […]

Burial Statues Add to Death Treasures Unearthed in Saqqara Necropolis

The Saqqara royal burial necropolis south of Cairo, Egypt, is perhaps 2020’s most revealing ancient site. It seems that every month new treasures are presented from this deeply-sacred burial complex. Now, Egyptian antiquities officials have announced the discovery of a collection of around 40 gilded burial statues to add to the trove of the site’s […]

Viking Ship Burial Unfolds into Nordic Center of Power

Archaeologists in Norway have made an amazing discovery without even digging. Using breakthrough radar technology, they have found an elite settlement and burial ground from the Nordic Iron Age (550-1050 AD). Initially the most significant find at the site was a rare Viking ship burial, the first in decades. But now, in addition to this, […]

Six-Headed Scottish Burial Is Actually One Genetic Mass

Scientists in Scotland have analyzed DNA samples from a bizarre 14th-century Scottish burial and have made headway in solving the mystery of the “six-headed chief.” Over the last two years, several headlines have been written about discoveries made at the ancient Pictish church of St. Colman, at Portmahomack in north-east Scotland. Discovered in 1994 and excavated […]

Respect For Canines Shown In 8,400 Year Old Dog Burial In Sweden

Dogs have long been considered to be human’s best friend with evidence of their relationship going back for millennia. Now a remarkable discovery in Sweden, shows that even 8,400 years ago people and dogs had a really special bond. Archaeologists have found canine remains which are not only the oldest ever found in the region […]

8,400 Year Old Dog Burial With Grave Goods Unearthed

Dogs have long been considered to be human’s best friend with evidence of their relationship going back for millennia. Now a remarkable discovery in Sweden, shows that even 8,400 years ago people and dogs had a really special bond. Archaeologists have found canine remains which are not only the oldest ever found in the region […]

Chicago burial fund gives penniless Jewish COVID victims a dignified sendoff

David Jacobson, founder of Chicago Jewish Funerals, stood behind the podium at Chicago’s Waldheim Jewish Cemetery on July 2. “I’m not a rabbi or a cantor,” he said. “I’m sort of an extended friend of the community.” Jacobson, 56, went on to connect that week’s Torah portion to the life of Beth Salamensky, a Chicago […]

Bronze Age Burial Urn Harvested From Irish Vegetable Patch

Archaeologists have unearthed a rare Bronze Age burial urn in Ireland. The urn dates back 4000 years and was found in a community garden allotment used by locals. This find is latest discovery at what appears to be an important ancient burial site. The Bronze Age burial urn was found during an investigation before the planned […]

At Least Thirteen 2500-year-old Coffins Discovered in Saqqara Burial Well

Egyptian archaeologists have announced the discovery of a 2,500-year-old burial site which contains “at least” thirteen ancient burials. Khaled Al-Anani, head of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities , announced in a Facebook post that a team of archaeologists have unearthed the wooden caskets, found “stacked on top of each other” in an enclosed […]

South-Pawed Viking’s Sword Discovered In 1000-Year-Old Burial Mound

Norwegian archaeologists have discovered a 1000-year-old grave containing a rare Viking sword next to the body of what must have been an equally rare left-handed (south-pawed) Norse warrior. Vinjeøra is a village situated at the end of the Vinjefjorden (Vinje Fjord) on the European route E39 highway, about 12 kilometers south of the municipal center […]

Strange Historic Japanese Burial Ground Found In Downtown Osaka

In Japan, a graveyard has been unearthed in the heart of Osaka City . The Japanese burial ground is believed to have been an important historic graveyard that dates back several hundred years. The burial ground, condensed in a very small area, was unusual because of its circular graves. This extraordinary find is providing researchers […]

‘Unprecedented’ 7,000 year old Native American burial site discovered off Florida’s Gulf Coast (VIDEO)

     Divers in 2016 reported possible human skeletal material off the coast of Manasota Key in Charlotte County, Florida. Venice, Fla. — A burial site hidden for some 7,000 years beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico likely has archeologists picking their jaws up from the floor. As Dr. Ryan Duggins, an underwater archeology […]

‘Unprecedented’ 7,000 year old Native American burial site discovered off Florida’s Gulf Coast (VIDEO)

     Divers in 2016 reported possible human skeletal material off the coast of Manasota Key in Charlotte County, Florida. Venice, Fla. — A burial site hidden for some 7,000 years beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico likely has archeologists picking their jaws up from the floor. As Dr. Ryan Duggins, an underwater archeology […]

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