April 2003 index:
23 April 2003
- Prehistoric finds unearthed in Norfolk
- A Bronze Age axe mould is among the 17,000 significant finds discovered by Norfolk fieldwalkers and metal detectorists last year and taken to the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service for...
- Irish megalithic sites linked to the Sun and the Moon
- Tombs at the archaeological site of Loughcrew in County Meath align with the rising Sun at the spring and autumn equinoxes. The inside of the chambers are spectacularly illuminated by...
- Achavanich circle damaged by lay-by
- Highland Council workers were preparing to tarmac over historic ruins to create a lay-by for visitors to the standing stones at Achavanich, a 4000-year-old ancient monument near Lybster (Scotland), before...
- 3,000-year-old gold ring found in Wales
- A 3,000-year-old gold ring has been found by a metal detector enthusiast in Wales. Swansea and Gower Coroner Richard Morgan declared the Bronze Age "hair ring," discovered by 38-year-old Nigel...
- Found the oldest religious icon in Americas
- Gourd fragments unearthed in Peru have pushed back clear evidence of religion in the Americas by a thousand years, to 2250 BCE. The two key pieces are incised with an...
- Stone Age dagger hauled out of a German lake
- A Stone Age dagger dropped into a southern German lake 5,000 years ago has been fished out of the mud more or less intact, complete with its wooden handle. "It's...
- Striking findings at Avebury
- Work has begun in Wiltshire (England) to straighten two huge prehistoric standing stones which had started to lean at a precarious angle. The twin megaliths stand near the centre of...