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  • November–December
    • Roman settlement unearthed in Syon Park, west London
    • Bronze Age hoard found intact in Essex field

  • September–October
    • Stonehenge boy 'was from the Med'
    • Neanderthals were able to 'develop their own tools'

  • July–August
    • Oldest evidence of arrows found
    • Oetzi the Iceman may have been buried, says team
    • Ancient language mystery deepens
    • Robot to explore mysterious tunnels in Great Pyramid
    • Archaeologists unearth Neolithic henge at Stonehenge

  • May–June
    • Tutankhamen 'killed by sickle-cell disease'
    • 'Oldest leather shoe' discovered
    • 'Roman gladiators' link to York skeleton find
    • Lost ancient Memphis tomb rediscovered
    • Face of Stirling Castle warrior reconstructed
    • Ptolemaic statue and temple gate discovered at Taposiris Magna

  • March–April
    • Do Dartmoor's ancient stones have link to Stonehenge?
    • Ancient false door unearthed at Karnak
    • Etched ostrich eggs illustrate human sophistication
    • Huge head of pharaoh unearthed in Egypt

  • January–February
    • 'Malaria and weak bones' may have killed Tutankhamun
    • British film-makers uncover Trajan's hidden Roman aqueduct
    • Egypt tombs suggest free men built pyramids, not slaves
    • Cleopatra's eye make-up 'had health benefits'
    • Egypt archaeologists discover huge tomb near Cairo


  • November–December
    • Ancient Amazon civilization laid bare by felled forest

  • September–October
    • Mummy autopsy result 'was wrong'
    • Huge Anglo-Saxon gold hoard found
    • Giant statues give up hat mystery
    • Ancient wall found in Jerusalem
    • Fragment from world's oldest Bible found

  • July–August
    • Innovative blades may have led to a Stone Age population boom

  • May–June
    • 'Oldest pottery' found in China
    • German 'Venus' may be oldest yet

  • March–April
    • Dig 'may reveal' Cleopatra's tomb

  • January–February
    • Is the Roman Pantheon a colossal sundial?
    • Mummy of female pharaoh uncovered


  • November–December
    • Dig unearths Stone Age sculptures
    • 'Oldest Hebrew script' is found

  • September–October
    • 'Gladiator' tomb is found in Rome
    • Dig pinpoints Stonehenge origins

  • July–August
    • Head of Roman empress unearthed
    • Doubt over date for Brit invasion

  • May–June
    • 'Neanderthal tools' found at dig
    • Stonehenge 'a long-term cemetery'
    • Rare Elizabeth I portrait found
    • Ancient bust of Caesar found in French river

  • March–April
    • 'Breakthrough' at Stonehenge dig
    • Necklace is 'oldest in Americas'

  • January–February
    • Grim secrets of Pharaoh's city
    • Underwater city could be revealed


  • November–December
    • 'Mythical Roman cave' unearthed
    • Pre-dating the love of chocolate
    • King Tut's face unveiled to world

  • September–October
    • Roman tombstone found at Inveresk
    • Jews' Roman 'escape route' found

  • July–August
    • China finds secret tomb chamber
    • Giant statue of Hadrian unearthed

  • May–June
    • 'Find of century' for egyptology
    • Calendar question over star disc
    • Ancient gold unearthed in Sudan
    • Ancient Rome brought back to life
    • Iceman 'bled to death on glacier'
    • Chinese writing '8,000 years old'
    • Tunnel to reopen at mystery hill
    • King Herod's grave uncovered in hilltop fortress
    • 'Stunning' Nepal Buddha art find
    • Gladiators' graveyard discovered

  • March–April
    • Text reveals more ancient secrets
    • Mystery of Great Pyramid 'solved'
    • Pollen clue to clay army origins
    • Roman clues found at ancient hill
    • Towers point to ancient Sun cult

  • January–February
    • New finds at Egypt's city of dead
    • On the origin of the Etruscan civilisation
    • Coin shows Cleopatra's ugly truth
    • Italy mystery of prehistoric hug
    • Stonehenge builders' houses found
    • Clues found for early Europeans
    • Collapse of civilisations linked to monsoon changes


  • November–December
    • St Paul's tomb unearthed in Rome
    • Boy king may have died in riding accident
    • Tomb find reveals pre-Inca city
    • Roman ship thrills archaeologists

  • September–October
    • Thieves find pharaohs' dentists
    • Aztec ruins unearthed in Mexico
    • Mummified dogs uncovered in Peru
    • 'Oldest' New World writing found

  • July–August
    • Thera eruption was bigger still
    • Scythian mummy shown in Germany
    • Ancient dagger found in Bulgaria
    • X-rays reveal Archimedes secrets
    • France's new Stonehenge: Secrets of a neolithic time machine
    • Tut's gem hints at space impact
    • Ancient garland in Egyptian tomb

  • May–June
    • Ancient beads imply culture older than we thought
    • Search for India's ancient city
    • Ancient fig clue to first farming
    • Rome skeleton find pre-dates city
    • Mysteries still surround Egyptian chamber
    • Tattooed mummy discovered in Peru
    • 'Brazilian Stonehenge' discovered

  • March–April
    • Olive branch clue to how Minoans were wiped out
    • Dig for ancient pyramid in Bosnia
    • Stone age man used dentist drill
    • Ancient pyramid found in Mexico
    • Mayan underworld holds natural wonders
    • Parthenon once a riot of color
    • Coffin with scenes from Homer's epics found
    • Egypt Pharaoh find 'not a tomb'
    • Did humans devastate Easter Island on arrival?
    • Henges years older than pyramids

  • January–February
    • 'Pompeii of the East' discovered
    • Europe's chill linked to disease
    • Images 'show face of Shakespeare'
    • Gladiators fought by the book
    • Tutankhamen liked his wine white
    • Greek tomb find excites experts
    • Pharaonic tomb find stuns Egypt
    • Eureka! Lost manuscript found in cupboard
    • Infertility link in iceman's DNA
    • Neanderthals: top-notch hunters
    • Document reveals Newton's love of alchemy
    • Time changes modern human's face
    • Typhoid 'caused fall of Athens'


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