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Legendary explorer's 'last ship' discovered off coast of North America

A famed explorer’s ship was recently found in the Atlantic Ocean, Canadian officials say. A team of Canadian divers found the ship, called Quest, on Sunday during an expedition conducted by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS). Speaking to Fox News Digital on Wednesday, the RCGS explained that the ship was found around 1,280 feet deep in the waters off …

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Thousand-year-old discovery comes as 'complete surprise' to experts

Archaeologists in Germany recently announced the discovery of a game collection that dates back 1,000 years. The findings were announced in a press release published by the University of Tübingen, the State Office for the Preservation of Monuments Baden-Württemberg (LAD) and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) last week. The game pieces were found at the site of a presumed castle …

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Archaeologists make deathly discovery at bottom of 800-year-old shipwreck

British archaeologists recently uncovered eerie medieval gravestones during a search around an ancient shipwreck. Bournemouth University announced the discovery in a press release on Friday. The gravestones were found in Studland Bay, off the coast of Dorset, and are believed to have been lying at the bottom of the English Channel for 800 years. “The slabs, carved from Purbeck marble, …

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Quarry workers just doing their jobs make prehistoric discovery

Workers in Central Asia made a “mammoth” discovery earlier this month. Laborers came across the bones of an ancient mammoth while quarrying on June 2. In a press release, Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Culture explained that the remains were found in “the sandy areas of the ancient floodplain of the Jyrgalang River.” Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country surrounded by Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, …

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Ancient artifacts uncovered in 10-foot well on outskirts of major city

Archaeologists in Italy have unearthed artifacts buried deep in a well for nearly 2,000 years on the outskirts of Rome. Italy’s Ministry of Culture said the roughly 10-foot-deep well in the ancient Roman city of Ostia Antica was excavated as part of a restoration project. “Ostia Antica is a marvel. It represents one of the most important archaeological sites in …

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Archaeologists surprised by 'intriguing' art drawn by Christian pilgrims 1,500 years ago

Recent archaeological excavations in Israel have revealed a rare find: early Christian art from around 1,500 years ago. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced the discovery in a Facebook post on May 23. The art was found in an ancient church in the city of Rahat, located in the northern Negev Desert. The church dates back to the Byzantine era, …

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Violent doodles made by children 2,000 years ago raise eyebrows

Archaeologists in Italy recently uncovered “violent” cartoons, roughly 2,000 years old, drawn by children in ancient Rome. The Archaeological Park of Pompeii announced the discovery on May 28. The doodles were found on a wall along Via dell’Abbondanza, which was the main street of Pompeii. Pompeii is an ancient Roman city that was buried by volcanic ash during the eruption …

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Prehistoric discovery in US lake leaves experts in shock and awe

Wisconsin historians recently announced the discovery of at least 11 ancient canoes in a Badger State lake, including one boat that dates to 2500 B.C. The findings were announced in a press release by the Wisconsin Historical Society May 23. The canoes were found in Lake Mendota, which is located in Madison. The Wisconsin Historical Society explained that two ancient …

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Woman out for a walk stumbles upon once-in-a-decade discovery

A European woman recently stumbled upon buried treasure from the Middle Ages in what archaeologists are calling a once-in-a-decade discovery. In a press release that was translated into English, the Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ARUP) said the treasure was found by a woman walking in the town of Kutná Hora, which is in the Central …

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Construction project in Virginia leads to surprising Revolutionary War-era discovery

Archaeologists in Colonial Williamsburg have discovered what they believe to be Revolutionary War barracks in the historical city located in Virginia. The finding came as officials with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation prepared to break ground for a new indoor sports complex, and Dr. Jack Gary, executive director of archeology, was brought on board to examine the site. Fox News Digital …

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