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Historical skeletal remains of six people found at site of former Cork pub
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Historical skeletal remains of six people found at site of former Cork pub

Oct 20th 2021, 9:31 AM 45,765 Views 30 Comments

The new discoveries come almost two weeks after the initial discovery of skeletal remains.

Over 1,600-year-old wooden pagan idol found in Roscommon bog
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Over 1,600-year-old wooden pagan idol found in Roscommon bog

Aug 13th 2021, 9:41 PM 91,320 Views 66 Comments

The ‘pre-St Patrick’ pagan idol is the largest of just a dozen idols found in Ireland to date.

Reindeer bone found in Cork cave shows human activity in Ireland 33,000 years ago
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Reindeer bone found in Cork cave shows human activity in Ireland 33,000 years ago

Apr 18th 2021, 4:55 PM 86,445 Views 44 Comments

The bone fragment was found at Castlepook Cave near Doneraile in north Cork where a mammoth bone was discovered in 1972.

1,500-year-old human remains found during building work in Co Wicklow
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1,500-year-old human remains found during building work in Co Wicklow

Mar 27th 2021, 12:42 PM 49,236 Views 33 Comments

The scene was initially sealed off by gardaí.

Archaeologists in Mexico discover wreck of Mayan slave ship from 1850s
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Archaeologists in Mexico discover wreck of Mayan slave ship from 1850s

Sep 15th 2020, 10:48 PM 41,778 Views 18 Comments

The ship had been used to take Mayas captured during the 1847-1901 rebellion to work in sugar cane fields.

Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's archaeological sites?
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Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's archaeological sites?

Jul 21st 2020, 9:29 PM 41,165 Views 23 Comments

From north to south, we go way back.

Archaeologists discover new prehistoric circle near Stonehenge
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Archaeologists discover new prehistoric circle near Stonehenge

Jun 22nd 2020, 9:31 AM 24,634 Views 9 Comments

Evidence has been found of 20 or more prehistoric shafts forming a circle around the Durrington Walls henge.

Evidence of settlement from 400-500 AD and human burials discovered in Co Waterford
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Evidence of settlement from 400-500 AD and human burials discovered in Co Waterford

Feb 7th 2020, 8:48 AM 19,334 Views 8 Comments

The recent excavation uncovered nine human burials on Gallows Hill in Dungarvan.

Archaeologist believes crannóg site has been discovered in Co Galway
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Archaeologist believes crannóg site has been discovered in Co Galway

Feb 3rd 2020, 2:39 PM 55,869 Views 6 Comments

Local man Jimmy Ó Céide discovered the site while out walking after Storm Brendan.

A bridge too far? A medieval city left with a "token" wall
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A bridge too far? A medieval city left with a "token" wall

Dec 18th 2019, 7:00 AM 19,531 Views 10 Comments

In the third part of Noteworthy’s investigation, we delve into the issues surrounding the controversial demolition of two historic houses and the gable wall that remains “encased in a tomb of steel girders”.

Watch: Irish archaeologists abroad transform 360-year-old Iceland shipwreck into virtual reality
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Watch: Irish archaeologists abroad transform 360-year-old Iceland shipwreck into virtual reality

Oct 19th 2019, 8:30 AM 24,190 Views 15 Comments

Two Irish maritime archaeologists living in Iceland and Australia have created a virtual reality video of an old shipwreck.

Archaeologists uncover megalithic monument thought to be unlike any found in Ireland to date
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Archaeologists uncover megalithic monument thought to be unlike any found in Ireland to date

Jun 14th 2019, 4:16 PM 98,970 Views 40 Comments

The discovery was made by a team of archaeologists from IT Sligo during a two-week excavation.

A footprint found in Chile is 'oldest' in Americas, scientists say
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A footprint found in Chile is 'oldest' in Americas, scientists say

Apr 28th 2019, 12:58 PM 32,200 Views 27 Comments

The scientists say the footprint dates from at least 15,600 years ago.

Photos: Previously unknown monuments unearthed using Google Earth imagery
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Photos: Previously unknown monuments unearthed using Google Earth imagery

Feb 18th 2019, 2:50 PM 50,743 Views 10 Comments

Monuments dating from several centuries to several millennia ago are visible in the imagery taken in June 2018.

Researchers discover 40 mummies at ancient Egyptian burial site
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Researchers discover 40 mummies at ancient Egyptian burial site

Feb 2nd 2019, 4:59 PM 18,521 Views 13 Comments

The mummies included adults, children and animals.

'Remarkable archaeological discoveries' made near Newgrange passage tomb
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'Remarkable archaeological discoveries' made near Newgrange passage tomb

Dec 21st 2018, 6:30 AM 36,683 Views 28 Comments

A report sheds new light on discoveries made this summer.

Archaeologists unearth 4,400-year-old tomb of Egyptian high priest
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Archaeologists unearth 4,400-year-old tomb of Egyptian high priest

Dec 15th 2018, 1:55 PM 39,833 Views 33 Comments

The tomb belongs to “Wahtye”, a high priest who served during the fifth dynasty reign of King Neferirkare.

Archaeology firm denies workers' dispute - accuses union of 'trying to disrupt employees' lives'
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Archaeology firm denies workers' dispute - accuses union of 'trying to disrupt employees' lives'

Nov 13th 2018, 6:00 AM 10,274 Views 11 Comments

The company said it is already paying staff more than the union recently agreed with another archaeology firm.

‘I knew I'd never do anything as important again’: Wood Quay Archaeologist over 40 years on
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‘I knew I'd never do anything as important again’: Wood Quay Archaeologist over 40 years on

Oct 17th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,707 Views 14 Comments

One of the most controversial events of the 1970s the bulldozing of Dublin’s Wood Quay is the subject of a new TG4 documentary.

Archaeologists discover historic remains of two people during community dig in Waterford
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Archaeologists discover historic remains of two people during community dig in Waterford

Sep 1st 2018, 9:15 AM 27,187 Views 17 Comments

The remains, found in Gallows Hill in Dungarvan, are believed to date from the 17th Century.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Cork City
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Cork City

Aug 19th 2018, 8:30 PM 24,296 Views 22 Comments

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

This really, really old piece of cheese has been found in Egypt
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This really, really old piece of cheese has been found in Egypt

Aug 18th 2018, 7:22 PM 17,873 Views 16 Comments

It is thought to date back more than 3,200 years.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Roscommon
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Roscommon

Aug 14th 2018, 10:30 AM 15,561 Views 10 Comments

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Another new archaeological discovery in the Boyne Valley has just come to light
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Another new archaeological discovery in the Boyne Valley has just come to light

Jul 25th 2018, 10:22 AM 40,199 Views 44 Comments

After two years of work, a drone photograper has found the apparent remains of a barrow cemetery

It's been a 'mind-blowing' few weeks for neolithic discoveries near Newgrange - here's what's been happening
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It's been a 'mind-blowing' few weeks for neolithic discoveries near Newgrange - here's what's been happening

Jul 21st 2018, 10:30 AM 43,660 Views 34 Comments

The area still has much to reveal.

'The find of a lifetime': Megalithic passage tomb dating back 5,500 years found in Co Meath
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'The find of a lifetime': Megalithic passage tomb dating back 5,500 years found in Co Meath

Jul 16th 2018, 2:47 PM 52,064 Views 43 Comments

To date, two burial chambers have been discovered within the western part of the main passage.

Mexico earthquake unearths a temple dedicated to an ancient rain god
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Mexico earthquake unearths a temple dedicated to an ancient rain god

Jul 12th 2018, 8:40 AM 31,023 Views 24 Comments

The structure is believed to date back to around the year 1150.

A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list
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A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list

Apr 1st 2018, 8:45 AM 24,474 Views 19 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores the historical treasures of Achill Island as part of his new book on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Heritage Department has ‘no intention’ of investigating mysterious Loughcrew ‘find’
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Heritage Department has ‘no intention’ of investigating mysterious Loughcrew ‘find’

Jan 10th 2018, 10:46 PM 53,654 Views 58 Comments

A group of workers posted a video on Facebook purporting to have found something at the ancient site.

Thousands of people tuned in to watch winter solstice from Newgrange
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Thousands of people tuned in to watch winter solstice from Newgrange

Dec 21st 2017, 9:20 AM 51,209 Views 30 Comments

Unfortunately, weather conditions weren’t great this morning.

Column: How has a major medieval abbey in the centre of Dublin been forgotten?
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Column: How has a major medieval abbey in the centre of Dublin been forgotten?

Nov 19th 2017, 3:00 PM 65,933 Views 44 Comments

The Abbey of St Thomas the Martyr was founded in 1177, under the orders of King Henry II, writes Dr Ruth Johnson.

Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps
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Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps

Oct 28th 2017, 1:00 PM 33,653 Views 36 Comments

The purpose and function of these “Gates” remains and mystery.

'We have members from 18 to 90': Locals dig in to help uncover three burials at Swords Castle
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'We have members from 18 to 90': Locals dig in to help uncover three burials at Swords Castle

Aug 26th 2017, 1:00 PM 10,692 Views 6 Comments

Over 300 volunteers have helped out on community digs at the castle since 2015.

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Fancy yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones? Now you can experience what he did on his day job

Aug 20th 2017, 7:30 PM 17,125 Views 14 Comments

The public is being asked to help at archaeological dig at Glendalough.

Centuries-old statue that guarded a hospital unearthed in ancient Cambodian temple
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Centuries-old statue that guarded a hospital unearthed in ancient Cambodian temple

Aug 5th 2017, 9:45 AM 22,563 Views 21 Comments

The statue was found 40 centimetres underground during an excavation in the Angkor complex.

Main Lusitania telegraph finally recovered from Cork seabed
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Main Lusitania telegraph finally recovered from Cork seabed

Jul 26th 2017, 6:13 PM 19,145 Views 24 Comments

The ship sank off the Cork coast in 1915 after it was hit by a German U-boat torpedo.

New sonar searches for Spanish Armada wreckage to take place in Co Sligo
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New sonar searches for Spanish Armada wreckage to take place in Co Sligo

May 21st 2017, 8:30 AM 23,598 Views 9 Comments

We talked to an archaeologist who’s been working on uncovering some of the shipwrecks.

Mummies and 1,000 statues found in search of 3,500-year-old tomb
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Mummies and 1,000 statues found in search of 3,500-year-old tomb

Apr 18th 2017, 2:41 PM 23,493 Views 27 Comments

“This is an important discovery.”

This man has your childhood dream job: Neil the archaeologist
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This man has your childhood dream job: Neil the archaeologist

Mar 25th 2017, 6:00 PM 5,227 Views 1 Comment

DailyEdge.ie speaks to the people who have the jobs you wanted as a kid.

Cave where priceless Dead Sea Scrolls were kept discovered in Judean desert
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Cave where priceless Dead Sea Scrolls were kept discovered in Judean desert

Feb 9th 2017, 10:57 PM 31,798 Views 60 Comments

It’s thought the cave, one of 12 above the Dead Sea, was looted in the 1950s.

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