pompeii skeleton

Archaeologists find skeleton, evidence of Greek in Pompeii

Archaeologists in the ancient city of Pompeii have discovered a remarkably well-preserved skeleton during excavations of a tomb that also shed light on the cultural life of the city before it was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in AD 79. A skull bearing tufts of white hair and part of an ear, as well as […]

Rare stone discovered outlining ancient Rome’s city limits

Archaeologists have discovered a rare stone delineating the city limits of ancient Rome that dates from the age of Emperor Claudius in 49 A.D. and was found during excavations for a new sewage system. Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi was on hand for the unveiling Friday of the pomerial stone, a huge slab of travertine that […]

Mexican archaeologists identify the first Mayan slave ship to have ever been discovered

Archaeologists in Mexico have confirmed that a shipwreck discovered off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula once carried captured Mayans who were sold into slavery. It is the first Mayan slave ship ever discovered, according to Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), which made the announcement on Tuesday. The paddle wheel steamboat, known as “La […]

Archaeologists in Mexico discovered the ruins of an ancient Mayan palace

A Mayan palace dating back more than 1,000 years was discovered by archaeologists in Mexico. The ruins were found in the Kuluba archaeological zone in the Mexican state of Yucatán, about 63 miles west Cancún, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said. The building is about 6 meters (19 feet) high, 55 meters (180 […]