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June 2005 index:
4 June 2005
- Bronze Age burial site found in Germany
- The skeletal remain of a Bronze Age lord, along with his retainers have been discovered in a burial mound at the most celebrated of archeological sites in Germany. Archeologist Olaf...
- Earrings found in 2800-year-old cemetery
- One gold and one silver earring were found by a team of archaeologists near a manís skeleton at a recently discovered Iron Age cemetery in Lafurak village near Savadkuh in...
- Ancient tombs and village unearthed in China
- Seventeen ancient tombs were exposed when an express highway in North Chinaís Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region was being constructed. The seventeen tombs are believed to have been built in the...
5 June 2005
- Finely decorated slabs found in a Scottish cairn
- Excavations by Headland Archaeology have provided an opportunity to fully excavate the remains of a Bronze Age funerary cairn near Inverness. This has produced some unusual and unexpected evidence of...
- Rock vandals face possible felony charges
- Some time between May 1 and May 15, seven people lit a bonfire and partied down at an ancient rock art site near St. George (Utah, USA). The Bureau of...
- 2,600-year-old artificial lake discovered in Korea
- Koreaís oldest artificial pond was found in Andong, North Kyongsang Province. The pondís construction dates back to the Bronze Age. Museum of Dongyang University announced that the artificial pond was...
- Cuneiform tablets and royal stamp unearthed in Syria
- The Syrian-Belgian joint excavation mission in northeast Syria has recently discovered some cuneiform tablets dating back to the neo Assyrian king in the Mesopotamia Shamshi Adad, 1800 BCE, as well...
- Tekke dig ends for 2005
- Cyprus Department of Antiquities has announced the completion of this yearís excavations at the late Bronze Age site near the village of Dromolaxia, west of the Hala Sultan Tekke mosque...
- Rare artifacts found in Wisconsin
- Archaeologist John Hodgson uncovered ancient items in DeForest (Wisconsin, USA). The DeForest site was found when survey work began on a 170-acre housing development on the south side of the...
13 June 2005
- Rebuilding Germany's temple of the Sun
- A project to faithfully reconstruct a 7,000 year-old solar observatory, the oldest of its kind in Europe, began this week at Goseck in the German state of Saxony. The reconstruction,...
- Evidence of ancient trading links unearthed in Bahrain
- Artefacts dating back 4,000 years, unearthed at a burial site in Janabiya (Bahrain), are shedding more light on merchant movements during the Dilmun era. Dilmun seals found at the site...
- Excavations begin at 6000-year-old Iranian mound
- A team of Iranian and foreign archaeologists recently began a new phase of excavations at the 6000-year-old Rahmatabad Tepe near Pasargadae in the Marvdasht region of Far Province, Masud Rezaii...
- Bulgaria renews excavations at Orpheus temple
- Bulgarian archaeologists have renewed excavations at the Tatul village, where they believe that a unique temple of mythical royal descendant and artist Orpheus is located. The team, led by renowned...
- Prehistoric find sheds light on history of English castle
- Archaeologists from Bristol University (England) have added 1,000 years of history to Berkeley Castle by uncovering remains of an Iron Age settlement there. The unexpected discovery was made in the...
- Two Iron Age settlements unearthed in Cornwall
- A team of archaeologists have uncovered the remains of two Iron Age settlements buried below the Truro College playing field. The team from Cornwall County Council's Historic Environment Service (HES),...
- New map brings ancient Britain to life
- The secrets of Ancient Britain are to be revealed in a revised Historical map and guide from Ordnance Survey. Aimed at anyone with an interest in the early history of...
- Broch discovered in Scotland
- A Film crew and a team of archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an Iron Age settlement in a remote Wester Ross village (North West Highlands, Scotland). The Goldthorpe family,...
- Standing stone found at Knowlton Henge
- An ancient standing stone from an ancient site has been unearthed by dowsers in east Dorset (England). Students on a local dowsing course discovered the hidden Bronze Age relic at...
- Ancient log boat to be put on public display
- An ancient log boat built in the Iron Age is to be put on public display in Poole (Dorset, England) - after spending the last decade buried in sugar. The...
- Found: Europe's oldest civilisation
- Evidence has emerged of Europe's oldest known civilisation, whose buildings pre-date Stonehenge by 2,000 years, and whose monuments are even older than the Mesopotamian cities traditionally thought to have been...
- Kansas dig may change beliefs on early Americans
- Archaeological site near Kanorado may be uncovering earliest record of campsites on the Great Plains. McLean, a Kansas University graduate student, and her fellow archaeologists are trying to prove the...
- Ancient ceramics to shed light on Borneo's history
- A team of scientists led by British-based archaeologist Dr Patrick Daly is working to determine the nature of human activity in Southeast Asia as far back as 40,000 years ago....
19 June 2005
- Chinese tomb raiders leave little for archaeologists
- Chinese archaeologists have said a cluster of elaborate tombs unearthed in China's northwest Shaanxi Province may be the most significant historical find in many years. Unfortunately, the archaeologists were not...
- High hopes for major finds in the Isle of Wight
- The site of Newport's new Pan Village (Isle of Wight) has been identified as potentially one of the most important for prehistoric remains in United Kingdom. A team of archaeologists...
- Threat to Flag Fen
- In a clash between ancient history and new technology, fears have been raised that Peterborough's renowned Flag Fen site could be forced to close if a giant waste plant is...
- Nine Ladies campaigners win court battle
- Environmentalists have won the latest battle in a dispute over quarrying at a beauty spot in the Peak District (England). The Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that Lees Cross...
- Stonehenge open for sunrise event
- English Heritage is again allowing public access to the 5,000-year-old Stonehenge stone circle for this year's summer solstice celebrations. Sunrise will occur at 0458 BST on Tuesday, 21 June,...
- Archaeological study of Neolithic caves in Iran
- A team of Iranian and Japanese archaeologists is to study two Neolithic caves located at the ancient site of Tang-e Bolaghi in Iranís southern province of Fars. "According to an...
22 June 2005
- Seattle scientists study Kennewick Man
- The Burke Museum in Seattle, Washington (USA) will be the site where the 9,400 year old skeleton known as the Kennewick Man will be studied in July 2005. Found...
23 June 2005
- Druids celebrate wrong solstice at Stonehenge?
- Modern-day druids and other New Age revellers who travel to Stonehenge (UK) in the conviction that they are marking an ancient midsummer festival may be celebrating the wrong solstice. The...
25 June 2005
- Ancient Korean brick well unearthed
- Another brick well in the earthen wall located in Raknang District, Pyongyang, was recently discovered by Archaeologists at the History Department of Kim Il Sung University. The sites of government...
- Excavation of a prehistoric site in Indiana
- Ball State University researchers are studying the remainder of what was once called the finest example of a prehistoric Native American site in Indiana. The property formerly contained a burial...
- Bronzeware unearthed in ancient Chinese tombs
- Bronzeware from a group of 3,000-year-old tombs, which archaeologists said belonged to the royal family of Western Zhou Dynasty (1100 BCE-771 BCE), was unearthed in northern China's Shanxi Province, said...
- Ancient 'bog body' unearthed in Germany
- A body found in a peat bog in northern Germany, first thought to be a murder victim, turned out to be a sensational archeological find: the 2,700 year old mummified...
- Better access at the Rollrights
- Access to the three ancient monuments that make up the Rollright stones (Oxfordshire, England) has been greatly improved. It is now easier than ever for wheelchair users and families with...
- Carved stone found in Israel
- Ground-clearing work carried out on Kibbutz Ginosar (Israel) last summer supplied an abundance of sculpting material as the tractors unearthed large chunks of stone in the fields. When Sculptor Yuval...
- Laser scans will record rock art
- Laser technology is being used to record prehistoric rock art in north-east England. Five rocks carved with Stone Age engravings will be recorded using a technique called 3D laser scanning....
- Ancient fort in Norfolk gets a new future
- Light is being shed on the history of the remains of an ancient fort that has survived the ravages more than a millennium. Only scanty earthworks remain of Bloodgate Hill...
- Academics plan motorway protest at Tara
- International academics will gather at the Hill of Tara site (Co. Meath, Ireland) on Sunday to protest against the M3 motorway planned for the area. Last month Environment Minister Dick...
- Henge protest petitions presented
- Two new petitions with 7,500 signatures calling for a halt to quarrying near the Thornborough Henges have been handed to North Yorkshire County Council. Nearly 5,500 signed up from all...
- Iron Age settlement found at an English farm
- Archaeologists have uncovered an Iron Age settlement near Cheltenham (Gloucestershire, England). The dig, at Deans Farm, Bishops Cleeve, has revealed two round houses, two burial sites and a large number...
- 3,500 year-old gold mask unearthed in Bulgaria
- Archaeologists in Southern Bulgaria, exploring what they believe to be the tomb of Orpheus, discovered fragments of a golden mask dating from the Trojan War, state TV reported. The expedition...
- Light shed on mystery of Stonehenge bluestones
- A university professor believes he has solved one of the oldest Stonehenge mysteries - the exact location in Wales where the bluestones were quarried. A team may have pinpointed the...
- Dig's site in Northumberland reveals Iron Age life
- An Iron Age settlement has been found in Northumberland (England), which reveals what life was like 2,000 years ago. More than 250 pieces of pottery as well as the bones...
- Is Stonehenge Tunnel Project too expensive?
- The controversial tunnel under Stonehenge was dubbed 'the new Bath Spa' by campaigners after the cost of the project soared to £223million. The Department for Transport (DfT) said the previous...
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