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Oxford University archaeologists in collaboration with KCHR conduct  excavations at Pattanam [Credit: Thulasi Kakkat/The Hindu] Among the listed cargo transported by the vessel from the ancient port of Muziris to the Mediterranean were 167 elephant tusks weighing 3,228.5 kg and schidai, arguably fragmented tusks of inferior value, weighing 538.5 kg.

Oxford archaeologists working at Pattanam, located 25 km north of Kochi, have confirmed that it was an Indian port frequented by Romans and have put to rest doubts about the antiquity of the site.

The excavation and recovery of the well-preserved remains of this late-fourth-century b.c. Greek merchant vessel off the coast of Cyprus has yielded substantial information on the construction of classical Greek boats, often seen depicted in paintings on ancient ceramics.

The excavation and recovery of the well-preserved remains of this late-fourth-century b.c. Greek merchant vessel off the coast of Cyprus has yielded substantial information on the construction of classical Greek boats, often seen depicted in paintings on ancient ceramics.

ancient port cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus in Aboukir bay.

gold vessel (Phiale) recovered from Thonis-Heracleion. Phiale were shallow dishes used throughout the Hellenistic world for drinking and pouring libations.

Chinese archaeologists rescue remnants of ancient mountain tombs - Cliff burials may be around 2,000 years old. Archaeologists in China’s Sichuan Province recently conducted a rescue excavation of 600 cliff burials, the oldest of which date to the Eastern Han dynasty (AD25-220).

Chinese archaeologists rescue remnants of ancient mountain tombs - Cliff burials may be around 2,000 years old. Archaeologists in China’s Sichuan Province recently conducted a rescue excavation of 600 cliff burials, the oldest of which date to the Eastern Han dynasty (AD25-220).

During a six-week excavation of the ancient city of Aksum in present-dayEthiopia, English archaeologists uncovered 11 graves that contained "extraordinary" items. But the inhabitant of one of the graves is herself particularly enthralling: a so-called "Sleeping Beauty,"  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/06/09/grave-found-sleeping-beauty/28730961/

Archaeologists find grave of 'Sleeping Beauty'

During a six-week excavation of the ancient city of Aksum in present-day Ethiopia, English archaeologists uncovered 11 graves that contained "extraordinary" items.

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EVIDENCE of a Christian burial dating back to the ninth century has been uncovered at Bradford on Avon’s Holy Trinity Church.

Medieval mass grave unearthed at the Uffzi Gallery in Italy thought to contain dozens of plague victims.

"Construction workers have unearthed dozens of ancient skeletons hidden beneath Florence’s Uffizi," The Daily Beast February The bones could hold clues to one of the darkest periods in the city’s history.

Long-Lost Mummy of Pharaoh's Foster Brother Found nore

Long-Lost Mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep II's Foster Brother, Qenamun, Found (in a former Italian monastery which now houses one of the world's oldest natural history museums) MAY 2014 AM ET // BY ROSSELLA LORENZI

Ancient nomads spread earliest domestic grains along Silk Road, study finds

Charred grains of barley, millet and wheat deposited nearly years ago at campsites in the high plains of Kazakhstan show that nomadic sheepherders played a surprisingly important role in the early spread of domesticated .

Ancient Roman Cemetery Found Under Parking Lot In England

The University of Leicester archaeological unit that discovered King Richard III has spearheaded another dig and discovered a Roman cemetery – under another car park in Leicester.

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