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A 2,500-year-old city found in Greece

Five hours north of Athens is the town of Vlochós. Archaeologists have now discovered that this spot has not always been such a backwater as it is today. A thriving city was located here in antiquity.

Bull fat, bats blood, and lizard poop were the drugs of choice in ancient Egypt

It took six months to describe and catalogue this A4 sized 3,500-year-old medical papyrus. See what Egyptologists have learnt so far.

Archaeology is being revolutionised by amateur collectors

A new database created with the help of amateur archaeologists provides an improved and quicker overview of archaeological finds.

The Viking Age should be called the Steel Age

OPINION: The Viking Age harks back to the glory days of the Nordics, but the name is all wrong. It should instead be called the Steel Age, says Danish archaeologist.

Burnt down Iron Age house discovered in Denmark

Scorched layers of earth have protected the site for almost 2,000 years, which is now helping archaeologists to form a better understanding of life in the Iron Age.

Archaeologists discover a Viking toolbox

Follow the archaeologists’ work as they pry into a 1,000-years-old Viking toolbox.

What colour did the Vikings paint their houses?

Archaeologists in Denmark are busy building one of the largest experimental archaeology reconstruction projects. But what colours would the Vikings have used?

Viking arrowheads emerge from melting Norwegian glaciers

High up in the mountains, archaeologists are now discovering human traces dating as far back as the Stone age.

Swedes uncover rich Cypriot graves

Here are gold necklaces, pearls and earrings as well as several hundred handsome ceramic vessels from the Bronze Age. The discovery testifies to a city which traded with much of its contemporary world.

Burnt cheese casts light on 3,000 year-old family drama

When someone in Bronze Age Denmark quickly disposed of a burnt pot, they unintentionally provided archaeologists with a unique find.