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Mass grave in London result of cataclysmic event

Academics / Archaeology : Archaeology in Europe

The East Smithfield mass grave site in London [Credit: British Museum] When archaeologists discovered thousands of medieval skeletons in a mass burial pit in east London in the 1990s, they assumed they were 14th-century victims of t...

Carolingian-era mass grave discovered in France

Academics / Archaeology : Archaeology in Europe

The remains of men, women and children thrown into a well during the Carolingian era [© Captair, 2013] Archaeologists from the Institut de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives in France have discovered a mass grave containing the b...

Ancient Mass Graves Discovered in Greece

Academics / Archaeology : Archaeology in Europe

Archaeologists have discovered two mass graves near the Greek capital containing the skeletons of 80 men who may have been followers of ancient would-be tyrant Cylon of Athens. PLAY VIDEO What Did Ancient Wine Taste Like? France is ...

Archaeologists Discover Three Roman shipwrecks

Academics / Archaeology : HeritageDaily: Archaeology

Archaeologists in Egypt have announced the discovery of three underwater shipwrecks that date from the Roman Era in Abu Qir Bay, Alexandria. The post Archaeologists Discover Three Roman shipwrecks appeared first on HeritageDaily - H...

Skeletons found in Dorset mass grave 'were mercenaries'

Academics / Archaeology : Viking Archaeology Blog

A mass grave in Dorset containing 54 decapitated skeletons was a burial ground for violent Viking mercenaries, according to a Cambridge archaeologist. The burial site at Ridgeway Hill was discovered in 2009. Archaeologists found the...


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