Archaeologists

  • Archaeologists sure of new finds from 'ancient computer' shipwreck 6 days ago

    Athens: Archaeologists set out Monday to use a revolutionary new deep sea diving suit to explore the ancient shipwreck where one of the most remarkable scientific objects of antiquity was found. The so-called Antikythera Mechanism, a 2nd-century BC device known as the world's oldest computer, was discovered by sponge divers in...
  • 1200yearold 'tablet computer' found in ancient shipwreck May 25, 2014

    Washington: Turkish archaeologists have discovered a 1,200yearold wooden object which they claim is an ancient equivalent of a tablet computer. The device was found within the remains of one of the 37 ships unearthed in the Yenikapi area of Istanbul, the Turkish capital. Also known as Theodosius Port, it...
  • Archaeologists use drones in Peru to map and protect sites August 26, 2013

    In Peru, home to the spectacular Inca city of Machu Picchu and thousands of ancient ruins, archaeologists are turning to drones to speed up sluggish survey work and protect sites from squatters, builders and miners. Remote-controlled aircraft were developed for military purposes and are a controversial tool in US anti-terrorism campaigns,...
  • Who was Mary Leakey? February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Today's Google doodle marks the 100th birthday of Mary Leakey. But who was Mary Leakey? Born on February 6 1913, Mary Leakey was a British archaeologist and anthropologist. She is widely known for discovering the first fossilised Proconsul skull, an extinct ape now believed to be ancestral to...
  • Google doodles Mary Leakey's 100th birthday February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Commemorating the 100th birthday of the British archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey, Google has posted a doodle on its homepage. The doodle features Mary Leakey on an archaeological site, who looks busy with her excavation work. The doodle features two Dalmatians as Mary was an animal lover who...
  • Noah's Biblical flood may have really happened: Expert December 12, 2012

    Washington: The Biblical flood mentioned in the story of Noah's Ark may have actually happened, claims the famed US archaeologist who found the wreck of Titanic in 1985. In an interview to ABC News, Robert Ballard, one of the world's bestknown underwater archaeologists, talked about his team investigating a controversial...
  • Google doodles Howard Carter's 138th birthday May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Wednesday's Google doodle is a collection of certain archaeological structures and celebrates the 138th birth anniversary of noted English archaeologist Howard Carter. One of the major discoveries of Howard Carter was the Egyptian tomb of Tutankhamun. The Tutankhamun pharaoh stands right at the centre of the Google doodle...
  • Skull of Mona Lisa model found? May 30, 2011

    Florence: Archaeologists in Italy's Florence city have uncovered a skeleton they believe could be the 500 year-old remains of the noblewoman who is believed to have posed for Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa masterpiece. An excavation that started earlier this month of what was once the convent of Saint Orsola, where...
  • First humans came out of Middle East? December 29, 2010

    London: In what could change the whole picture of human evolution, archaeologists claim that modern man may have evolved in the Middle East, rather than Africa, after they discovered remains said to be 400,000 years old. A team, led by Prof Avi Gopher and Dr Ran Barkai of Tel Aviv University,...
  • Ancient Nalanda University beckons archaeologists August 15, 2008

    Patna Excavation work has started to find the main gateway to Bihar's 2,500-year-old Nalanda University, considered to be one of the world's first residential universities. A part of the ruins of the ancient university is still standing but its main entrance is yet to be found. A team of experts...
  • Archaeologists unearth 2500-yr-old city in Orissa February 10, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: Archaeologists have made interesting findings at an ancient city Sisupalgarh in Orissa, which is more than 2500 yrs old. They believe it is older and bigger than even Athens in Greece. Situated on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, Sisupalgarh was once a thriving metropolis, with a population of over 25,000....
  • Expert discovers ancient Jewish tomb May 10, 2007

    Herodium (West Bank): Archaeologist Ehud Netzer from Jerusalem's Hebrew University has announced the discovery of the tomb of Herod, the greatest and the last Jewish king of Judea around the time of Jesus. ...