“‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found” – The New York Times

This is really exciting!

“Archaeologists have found more than 40 vessels in the Black Sea, some more than a millennium old, shedding light on early empires and trade routes.”

Source: ‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found – The New York Times

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“Egypt scanning for Nefertiti’s tomb encouraging: minister” – Yahoo News

“Infra-red scanning of King Tutankhamun’s tomb could support a British archeologist’s theory that Queen Nefertiti — or another ancient Egyptian royal — is also buried there, Egypt’s antiquities minister said Thursday. Archaeologists have never discovered the mummy of the legendary beauty, but renowned British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves said in a recent study that her tomb could be in a secret chamber adjoining Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of Kings at Luxor, southern Egypt. Egypt in October launched a study known as “Scan Pyramids” bringing together Egyptian, French, Canadian and Japanese experts to unravel the “secrets” of the Giza pyramids outside Cairo.” Awesome!

Source: Egypt scanning for Nefertiti’s tomb encouraging: minister – Yahoo News

“Secret Catholics at Jamestown” – The Atlantic

No one could have predicted that! Archaeologists found Catholic relics in the coffin of one of the most important leaders of the Jamestown settlement: Captain Gabriel Archer. The history of Jamestown was already interesting but it just got a whole lot more interesting.

Read about the discovery here: Secret Catholics at Jamestown – The Atlantic.

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“Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya; makers not known” – Yahoo News

Check this out! Scientists have found stone tools far older than any known stone tool. ” At 3.3 million years old, they push back the record of stone tools by about 700,000 years. More significantly, they are half-a-million years older than any known trace of our own branch of the evolutionary tree.” Read the entire article here:

Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya; makers not known – Yahoo News.

"In this undated photo made available in May 2015 by the Mission Prehistorique au Kenya - West Turkana Archaeological Project, Sonia Harmand and Jason Lewis hold stone tools found in the West Turkana area of Kenya. The artifacts, dated at 3.3 million years old, are much older than the earliest known trace of our own branch of the evolutionary family tree. So it’s a new challenge to the traditional idea that only members of our branch made stone tools. The discovery was reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (MPK-WTAP via AP)"

“In this undated photo made available in May 2015 by the Mission Prehistorique au Kenya – West Turkana Archaeological Project, Sonia Harmand and Jason Lewis hold stone tools found in the West Turkana area of Kenya. The artifacts, dated at 3.3 million years old, are much older than the earliest known trace of our own branch of the evolutionary family tree. So it’s a new challenge to the traditional idea that only members of our branch made stone tools. The discovery was reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (MPK-WTAP via AP)”