A day late but hopefully not a dollar short. As a result of some impromptu travelling this weekend, here is your Monday roundup! Enjoy!
A feature on the Jebel Qumra area of northeastern Jordan that is almost uninhabitable today, but shows evidence of human settlement dating back to at least the Early Bronze Age.
A mosaic from the Byzantine period found in Israel is the earliest example of the Georgian calendar in the region.
An extremely rare site in Denmark – a stone settlement – has been unearthed by archaeologists from the National Museum of Denmark.
A basalt relief of a lion dating to the 6th century AD/CE has been unearthed in the Galilee.
Three Roman shipwrecks and the wreck of an Egyptian barque have been identified in Alexandria’s eastern harbour.
Egyptian artifacts, originally thought to have been smuggled to Cyprus in the 1980s, are being repatriated with the help of the the Egyptian Embassy in Cyprus.
Two 800 year old tombs from the Song dynasty have been discovered at a construction site in Zhejiang Province, China.
From the Smithsonian:
More than 100 items once belonging to John Lennon and stolen from Yoko Ono in 2006 have been recovered in Germany.
From the University of Toronto:
Archaeologists have discovered rock-cut churches in Ethiopia.
From the Guardian:
A painting by Bartholome Esteban Murillo – long thought lost – has been rediscovered after an expert in Spanish portrait painters visited a castle in Wales.