Prehistoric wine discovered in inaccessible caves forces a rethink of ancient Sicilian culture

Prehistoric booze.

How Roman priests walked through the “Gates to Hell” — and came back

Modern science explains how an ancient ritual worked.

Archaeologists discover the 4,400-year-old tomb of a high ranking Egyptian priestess

It’s a rare glimpse into the life of an Egyptian priestess.

The greatest Viking invasion of Britain never left — it got buried there, new research finds

The site was first found in the 70’s, but couldn’t be accurately dated until now.

Researchers find surprisingly sophisticated prehistoric monuments off the coast of Greece

The settlement, named Dhaskalio, was simply stunning for its time.

DNA study shows 4,000 year-old mummies are half brothers

The Two Brothers turned out to be, in fact, brothers. But it wasn’t an easy feat.

Rising seas risk washing tens of thousands archaeological sites clean off the map in the US alone

Children in the future will have a much soggier view of their roots.

Archaeologists find first ever evidence of Julius Caesar invading Britain

Caesar’s incursion in Britain might have been more successful than we thought.

UK archaeologists unearth “nationally important” collection of Iron Age artifacts

Among the most intriguing findings are a group of (likely ceremonial) cauldrons that show signs of long-term use and repair.

Google Earth reveals hundreds of ancient structures in Saudi Arabia

Ironically, the archaeologist hasn’t even visited Saudi Arabia.

Egyptian Archaeologists find 3,500 year old multi-tomb in Luxor

You thought we found everything, didn’t you?

Pagan ritual hall from 3,200 years ago found in Israel

Canaanites were flourishingly pagan before Joshua came in.

World’s first smiley face found, painted 3,700 years ago on a jug in Turkey


Ancient carvings show comet struck Earth, triggering mini Ice Age

When you can correlate computer models of comets with carvings from 13 millennia ago — that’s got to feel good.

Intact, 3,800 year-old tomb uncovered in Egypt

It’s the 14th family member archaeologists have found in the area.

Stanford students brew 5,000 year old Chinese beer, say it’s fruity and tasty

Can’t spell ‘archaeology’ without ‘alcohol’.

The Amazon Stonehenge: Drones discover hundreds of ancient earthworks in the basin

Large, mysterious earthworks built thousands of years ago were discovered in the Amazon basin.

A novel website lets you become a space archaeologist — just by looking at pictures

It’s way better than Facebook.

Archaeologists and brewers recreate 2,500 year old funeral drink from residues found in a tomb

A drink to die for.

Archaeologists rediscover magnificent Petra gardens with startlingly advanced irrigation system

The ancient gardens featured fountains, ponds, and a huge swimming pool.