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The princess had remained in her final resting place, surrounded by gold and amber jewelry since about 609BC.

A 2,600-year-old Celtic Princess has been discovered in Germany | IrishCentral.com

German archaeologists discovered a Celtic grave in 2011 in the Danube heartland, where they found the remains of a Celtic princess, from 2,600 years ago, buried with her gold and amber jewelry.

Thousands of pieces of correspondence, many still unopened, were stored away by Dutch postmaster and are now being examined by academics

Undelivered letters shed light on 17th-century society

Thousands of pieces of correspondence, many still unopened, were stored away by Dutch postmaster and are now being examined by academics

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10,000-year-old settlement found in Cork | IrishCentral.com

A book by archaeologists offers detailed illustrated accounts of 114 significant excavations undertaken in Ireland.

Royal palace discovered in area believed to be birthplace of King Arthur

Royal palace discovered in area believed to be birthplace of King Arthur

A royal palace has been discovered in the area reputed to be the birthplace of King Arthur.

Using powerful ground-penetrating radar, investigators working around Stonehenge have detected a trove of previously unknown burial mounds, chapels, shrines, pits — and most remarkable of all — a massive megalithic monument made up of more than 50 giant stones buried along a 1,082-foot-long c-shaped enclosure.

Archaeologists Have Made An Incredible Discovery At Stonehenge

Using powerful ground-penetrating radar, investigators working around Stonehenge have detected a trove of previously unknown burial mounds, chapels, shrines, pits — and most remarkable of all — a massive megalithic monument made up of more than 50 giant stones buried along a 1,082-foot-long c-shaped enclosure.

Remarkable new archaeological discoveries are likely to completely rewrite a key part of British prehistory.

An underwater discovery may have just changed Britain's history forever

Scientific tests suggest that a major aspect of the Neolithic agricultural revolution may have reached Britain 2000 years earlier than previously thought

A high-tech recreation of the immortal artworks shines a new light on the dawn of human imagination

Finally, the Beauty of France's Chauvet Cave Makes its Grand Public Debut

A high-tech recreation of the immortal artworks shines a new light on the dawn of human imagination

DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind…

DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague

DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind the Great Plague of London.

The discovery of a rare, expensive blue pigment in the dental plaque of a medieval woman's skeleton is shedding light on hidden chapter of history, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.

Rare blue pigment found in medieval woman's teeth rewrites history

The discovery of a rare, expensive blue pigment in the dental plaque of a medieval woman's skeleton is shedding light on hidden chapter of history, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.

Archaeologist David Jacques next to the stone age ‘eco home’ in Blick Mead near Stonehenge.

Archaeologists discover Mesolithic eco home near Stonehenge

Pit left by fallen tree, lined with cobbles, shows hunter-gatherers’ sophisticated understanding of landscape

Just a stone’s throw away from St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City is the Ponte Sant’Angelo. Today, this bridge is one of the famous tourist attractions in the city of Rome. Yet,

The Spirit of Beatrice Cenci - A Tale of Terrible Injustice in Ancient Rome

Just a stone’s throw away from St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City is the Ponte Sant’Angelo. Today, this bridge is one of the famous tourist attractions in the city of Rome.

A 16th–century shipwreck found off an island in Oman is the earliest-known example from Europe's Golden Age of Exploration

Shipwreck Discovered from Explorer Vasco da Gama's Fleet

A 16th–century shipwreck found off an island in Oman is the earliest-known example from Europe's Golden Age of Exploration

Scientists find body of five-month-old foetus concealed under feet of 336-year-old body of Bishop Peder Winstrup in Lund cathedral

Scan of mummified body of Swedish bishop reveals baby hidden in coffin

Scientists find body of five-month-old foetus concealed under feet of 336-year-old body of Bishop Peder Winstrup in Lund cathedral

The individual was laid to rest adorned with a heavy gold torque and gold bracelets. © Denis Gliksman, Inrap

Laid to rest with chariot and solid gold torc

Excavated recently by a team of archaeologists, the aristocratic tomb of Lavau (northeast France) dates to the beginning of the 5th century BCE.

Lost Tomb of 'Don Quixote' Author Cervantes Found in Madrid

Lost Tomb of 'Don Quixote' Author Cervantes Found in Madrid

Writer’s colorful life included capture by pirates.