The History Blog Category

Unique Greek ritual wash-basin unearthed

Excavations at the ancient Greek city of Klazomenai, modern-day Urla near Izmir, western Turkey, have unearthed a unique perirrhanterion, (a…

Infant jar burial found in ancient Anemurium

The skeletal remains of four individuals, three adults and one infant buried in a broken amphora, have been discovered unexpectedly…

Mosaic found in caliph’s palace

The excavation of the caliph’s palace of Khirbat al-Minya, built on the shore of the Sea of ​​Galilee in the…

Roman anchor retrieved from North Sea

A large anchor from the Roman era has been recovered from the seabed of the southern North Sea off the…

After 10 years, the Fenland bog oak table

Way back in the mists of 2012, farmers discovered a massive trunk of prehistoric oak preserved for 5,000 years in…

Secrets of Vermeer’s Milkmaid revealed

A new study of Johannes Vermeer’s masterpiece The Milkmaid has revealed painted-over details of his original composition that shed new…

3,000-year-old canoe recovered from Wisconsin lake

Less than a year after a 1,200-year-old dugout canoe was recovered from Lake Mendota in Wisconsin, a second even more…

Unique Neolithic mass grave found in Slovakia

Archaeologists have discovered a unique Neolithic mass grave of headless bodies in Vráble, western Slovakia. The skeletons were found inside…

Roman cornu mouthpiece found at Vindolanda

An extremely rare mouthpiece from a Roman cornu — a long, curled horn — has been discovered beneath the remains…

Statue of young Hercules unearthed in Philippi

A larger-than-life statue of young Hercules has been found in the Greek city of Philippi. It dates to the 2nd…