Discoveries, discoveries, and more discoveries! From the Antikythera wreck, no less!
Here’s this week’s roundup. Enjoy!
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has announced the discovery of pre-dynastic rock carvings that are approximately 15,000 years old.
An antebellum flour mill has been identified in Alexandria, Virginia.
Melting snow has revealed further artifacts from a cache of Bronze Age items in Switzerland.
The remains of an Old Kingdom obelisk have been found in Saqqara, Egypt.
Some unusual Bronze Age stone objects have been discovered in northern Wales.
From the Smithsonian:
The Lion of al-Lat, damaged when Daesh took Palmyra in 2015, has been restored and put on display at the National Museum of Damascus.
The oldest known flower, some 130 million years old, has been identified by paleobotanist Bernard Gomez.
From the Guardian:
The tomb of Saint Nicholas appears to have been identified in Turkey.
A bronze arm recently retrieved from the Antikythera shipwreck site suggests that further discoveries may be buried in the sand under the wreck itself.