Byzantine-era church uncovered in Jerusalem highway expansion

archaeologicalnews: Road workers expanding the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway found the ruins of a Byzantine-era way station and church near the entrance to a town just west of the capital, Antiquities Authority officials said on Wednesday. The way station and church, which were found together with a still older Roman-era road, are located near a spring … More Byzantine-era church uncovered in Jerusalem highway expansion

Two Chavin gargoyles found in Chaupimarca, Pasco

archaeologicalnews: Two stone gargoyles associated with the pre-Hispanic Chavin culture have been discovered on a the town wall of Chaupimarca, in Pasco. The two heads stand about 40 centimetres high and weight an estimated 100 kilograms apiece. El Comercio reports that the artefacts were discovered by local environmentalist Rodolfo Rojas Villanueva, with the organization Patria … More Two Chavin gargoyles found in Chaupimarca, Pasco

‘Isis looted’ Syrian Ottoman ceramic bound for Russia seized in Finland

archaeologicalnews: A 15th century Syrian artefact was retrieved by Finnish authorities as it was being smuggled across the border to Russia, in what detectives said was the first known piece of art looted in the war-torn country to be trafficked through the Scandinavian country. Finnish Customs authorities said they seized the ceramic plaque in April … More ‘Isis looted’ Syrian Ottoman ceramic bound for Russia seized in Finland