Posts Tagged ‘burial’

Kofun Burial Chamber and Two Iron Swords Uncovered in Parking Lot Shrubbery

A fairly ordinary parking lot in Japan’s Nara prefecture has revealed the Kofun tomb of an elite person from the ancient era, accidentally uncovered as the area was being cleared to prepare it for shrubbery.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Fierce Judaisation: The burial of the remains of Palestine

Israel is witnessing a judicial coup, economic instability, a state of security and military lawlessness that has reached the stage of exhausting thousands of soldiers, pilots and intelligence cadres from performing military service, the decline of credit halving, the flight of high-tech companies and other manifestations and economic repercussions، But in light of this chaos […]

Curious 2,000-Year-Old Isles of Scilly Burial Mystery Solved

On one of the small and lightly populated Isles of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall in southwestern England. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology History Ancient Traditions Read Later  Source

Viking Burial, Sword, and Treasure Unearthed During Home Remodeling Excavation

Little did Oddbjørn Holum Heiland know what he would find when he embarked on a Friday night project, commencing excavation work behind his 1740 Setesdalshouse alongside his wife, Anne. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Rare Anglo-Saxon Trumpington Cross Girl Burial Has Been Given A Face

In 2011, a mid-7th century Anglo-Saxon Christian burial of a 16-year-old teenage girl in a village had turned out to be one of the earliest burial sites of such a nature in Britain.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Sweden’s Exceptional 7,000-Year-Old Burial That Defied Tradition (Video)

At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exist countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained. The goal […]

Elite Maya Burial Chamber Uncovered in Palenque Excavation

Archaeologists have made a thrilling discovery at the ancient Maya city of Palenque – a burial chamber of a high-status elite individual within the enigmatic CP3 structure, unveiled during the latest round of excavations. Home of the Red Queen’s Red Palace, Palenque has been the subject of archaeological digs and restoration works for decades. The complete […]

Citizen Scientists Find Over 1,000 Burial Mounds in Dutch Countryside

A throng of more than 6,000 amateur researchers from the heritage organization Erfgoed Gezoeken have spent the last several years examining imagery of the hills, dunes, valleys and forests of the central Netherlands, in search of archaeological and historical anomalies. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology History Ancient Traditions Read Later  Source

Benedict XVI to have three coffin burial in funeral similar to reigning pope

It will be the first funeral of a pontiff who resigned in six centuries. Source

Intriguing Collection of Gold Jewelry Found at Amarna Burial

An Egyptian-English mission excavating a necropolis at Tel el-Amarna in Egypt has uncovered the burial of a young woman wrapped in textile and plant fiber matting. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Cahuachi Necropolis, Sacred Burial Ground of the Nazca

We can learn a lot about a civilization from how it treated its dead. The Nazca of Peru, for example, often carried their dead to Cahuachi, an important religious center, to be buried. Read more Section:  News Ancient Places Americas History Ancient Traditions Read Later  Source

Medieval Treasure Unearthed at ‘Internationally Important’ Woman’s Burial

A 1,300-year-old gold and gemstone necklace discovered in central England’s Northampton in the grave of an elite woman has been hailed as of ‘international importance’. Not just gold, but garnets and Roman coins both adorn the necklace, described as a ‘most significant’ find, with the entire assemblage of grave goods together called ‘The Harpole Treasure’, […]

Fortress discovered under ‘mega-monument’ burial mound in Cyprus

An enormous fortress wall has been discovered hidden underneath an ancient burial mound from over two thousand years ago a rampart, or part of a defensive wall, according to a statement from the Department of Antiquities Cyprus. Fortress discovered under ‘mega-monument’ burial mound in Cyprus 4 The mound itself measures 328 feet long by 196 […]

Oldest and First ‘Wampo’ Ritual Canoe Burial Found in Argentina

An almost 900-year-old canoe burial of a 17–25-year-old Mapuche woman has been found by archaeologists in the Argentinian Patagonia region, near the current border of Chile and Argentina.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later 

A Rare Stone Age Burial Found Amongst 140 German Medieval Graves

Archaeologists have discovered a rare Stone Age burial containing 5,000-year-old pottery in the Danube valley of southwestern Germany. The Neolithic burial site was found in an area where 140 medieval graves were also unearthed, many containing swords and jewelry. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Grave Robbers Return Przeworsk Culture Burial Goods in the Ukraine

An extraordinary incident has helped archaeologists in Ukraine gain fresh insights into how Celtic culture influenced development in the lands of their country more than 2,000 years ago. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Harald Bluetooth’s “Probable” Burial Mound Scanned By Satellites

The lost tomb of the 10th century Viking King, Harald Bluetooth, has “probably” been identified “again.” Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology History Famous People Read Later  Source

Infant Burial Site Along with Furnace Discovered at 2,800-year-old Kelenderis

The ancient city of Kelenderis on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey is the site of the Greek Celenderis, a port and fortress in ancient Cilicia and later Isauria.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Europe Read Later  Source

Rare Hellenistic Cremation Burial Found in Turkey in 2,300-Year-Old Tomb

A rare 2,300-year-old Hellenistic cremation burial has been discovered in Istanbul. Artifacts discovered in the Hellenistic-era burial tomb are revealing secrets about the city of ancient Chalcedon, Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Elite Viking Burial Boat Discovered 30ft Underground in Norway

Archaeologists in Norway have developed, tested, and deployed a new ground-penetrating radar technique. The results of their work include the discovery of a 30 foot (9 meters) long and 5 foot Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Burial Mounds in Serbia Reveal Skeletons of 5,000-Year-Old Painted Men

Entombed inside two large barrows (burial mounds) located on an open plain in northern Serbia, a team of scientists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IAEPAN) found some highly anomalous skeletons. The men in these burial mounds were of significant height, and the bones of each had been […]

1,000-Year-Old Chamber Burial on Polish Island Reveals Rare Treasures

A 1,000-year-old grave on a remote island in northern Poland has been found to be richly furnished with grave goods, some of them extremely rare. Two amber rings, a bronze bowl, an iron knife in a leather holder and bronze buckles were found in the grave of a man near the village of Ostrowite, who […]

Workshop Discovered Near Famous Sutton Hoo Ship Burial

Archaeologists in England have unearthed a 7th century workshop in the village of Rendlesham near the famous Sutton Hoo ship burial. Among the broken tools and storage jars discovered at the Rendlesham workshop, scientists believe it is also where the famous helmet of King Raedwald, who was buried in the ship, was expertly crafted. Sutton […]

Mycenaean Cult Of The Dead And Burial Architecture

Tholos and the grave circles in the ancient citadel of Mycenae, located on a small hill, nestled between two larger hills on the fertile Argolid plain in the Peloponnese, Greece, exemplify a synergy of Bronze Age intellectual and artistic talents, invested in contemplating the nature of death and the possibilities of an Afterlife. The awareness […]

Scottish Farmer Fined For Destroying Prehistoric Burial Cairn

A Scottish island farmer has been charged for ripping apart a Neolithic burial tomb to build a new shed. You might think the judge’s £18,000 fine sounds quite stiff, but the cairn is damaged beyond recognition and the damage to Scottish heritage is really priceless. There are Scots who will be remembered for all time, […]

10,000-Year-Old Mesolithic Burial Showed Special Reverence For Infant Girl

Archaeologists and paleoanthropologists exploring a cave in Italy excavated parts of a skeleton that belonged to an infant girl who died approximately 10,000 years ago, in the early Mesolithic period shortly after the end of the last Ice Age. The sparse remains of the girl’s tiny body were surrounded by more than 60 pierced shell […]

Does Roman Infanticide Explain the Mass Infant Burial Discovered in England?

Between 43 AD and 410 AD, huge swathes of Britain were under the control of the Roman Empire and funerary practices were mostly Christian, but also included the practice of Roman infanticide. Although, Roman infanticide has been well documented in Italy and in the Roman province that is Israel today, little evidence of this practice […]

Reopening Cold Case of Nestor’s Cup Burial Solves a Mystery

Homer’s Iliad, a classical ancient Greek tale from the 8th century BC, contains a brief, 6-line description of the famous 2,800-year-old Nestor’s Cup, which was the subject of a great deal of attention in antiquity. The subject of debate was centered around its size, the fact that only Nestor could lift it, and the doves […]

Painted Medieval Burial Vaults Surface In Belgium

Excavations at the Church of Our Lady in the heart of historic Bruges, Belgium, have unearthed a third medieval burial vault. Just like the first one discovered back in May, this one also features highly-detailed painted biblical scenes. Recent excavations in West-Flanders, at the Notre-Dame de Bruges Cathedral, have now unearthed three decorated medieval burial […]

Highway Project Unearths Post-Medieval Burial Ground in England

Twelve months after a massive archaeological dig at the Trinity Burial Ground that forms part of a £355 million Highways England improvement and redevelopment project started in Hull in northern England, the burial ground project is drawing to a close. The rich haul of material excavated from the post-medieval burial ground in Hull provides a fascinating […]

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