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#Archaeology

# archaeology - Yesterday’s News

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

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

# archaeology - Saturday 18 August, 2018

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

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

# archaeology - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

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

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

# archaeology - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

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

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

# archaeology - Saturday 21 July, 2018

# archaeology - Monday 16 July, 2018

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

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

# archaeology - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Mexico earthquake unearths a temple dedicated to an ancient rain god

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

# archaeology - Sunday 1 April, 2018

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

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

# archaeology - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

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

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

# archaeology - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Thousands of people tuned in to watch winter solstice from Newgrange BEAM OF LIGHT This post contains videos

Thousands of people tuned in to watch winter solstice from Newgrange

Unfortunately, weather conditions weren’t great this morning.

# archaeology - Sunday 19 November, 2017

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

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

# archaeology - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps

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

# archaeology - Saturday 26 August, 2017

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

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

# archaeology - Sunday 20 August, 2017

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

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

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

# archaeology - Saturday 5 August, 2017

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

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

# archaeology - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Main Lusitania telegraph finally recovered from Cork seabed

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

# archaeology - Sunday 21 May, 2017

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

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

# archaeology - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

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

“This is an important discovery.”

# archaeology - Saturday 25 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge This man has your childhood dream job: Neil the archaeologist Job Goals

This man has your childhood dream job: Neil the archaeologist

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

# archaeology - Thursday 9 February, 2017

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

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

# archaeology - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

These bird's-eye views of Newgrange from above are jaw-dropping

You can also catch a glimpse of its neighbours Knowth and Dowth.

# archaeology - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Major megalithic art find at Hellfire Club passage tomb Exclusive

The motifs are similar to those found at the major passage tombs in the country, such as Newgrange.

# archaeology - Monday 31 October, 2016

Watch: Archaeologists explore an ancient tomb beside the Hellfire Club

A team led by Neil Jackman are attempting to uncover the site’s secrets.

# archaeology - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires

Several sites around Ireland are being ‘adopted’ by their local communities.

# archaeology - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Someone has just worked out what the Irish ate for breakfast over 2,000 years ago

A new UCC-based project has been looking into the mysteries of what our forefathers ate each day.

# archaeology - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Four medieval skeletons have been found in Kilkenny

They were all found at a new museum in the city.

# archaeology - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Bones of victims of 6,000 year old massacre discovered in France

Experts believe the attack was likely carried out by “furious ritualised warriors”.

# archaeology - Sunday 20 March, 2016

This bear bone discovery in Sligo could re-write Irish history

The examination of a bear patella shows that humans were in Ireland 2,500 years earlier than thought.

# archaeology - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Here's what it takes to remake a mysterious Iron Age vessel by hand in 2015

A team from Ireland and England are trying their hand – with impressive results.

# archaeology - Thursday 10 September, 2015

New species of human discovered in South African cave

“Today will be written into the history books as one of those moments in which the world learnt something new and remarkable.”

# archaeology - Monday 7 September, 2015

Stonehenge researchers discover 'one of the largest stone monuments in Europe'

The stones are thought to have been erected about 4,000 years ago.

# archaeology - Friday 28 August, 2015

A Nazi train filled with gold has almost certainly been found buried in Poland

And everyone’s getting awfully excited.

# archaeology - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

The oldest 'modern' hand in the world has been discovered

A 1.85 million-year-old bone from the little finger of a human ancestor has been discovered.

# archaeology - Friday 5 June, 2015

Why we should support the Heritage Council for another 20 years

Its funding has been decimated but it preserves our historical gems and pulls in tourists – what’s not to love?

# archaeology - Friday 15 May, 2015

"A place of sacrifice": Tour the stone circle that freaked out a 1930s psychic

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores one of the country’s finest stone circles and the quiet final resting place of a remarkable penal times priest.

# archaeology - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Step from Ireland's pre-Famine past to life in the New World in the Sperrins

Fancy stretching the legs over the Easter weekend? Archaeologist Neil Jackman has more suggestions for great historical sites to visit around the island of Ireland.

# archaeology - Friday 3 April, 2015

# archaeology - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

A Spanish Armada cannonball just showed up on an Irish beach

A Spanish Armada cannonball just showed up on an Irish beach

Bit more interesting than crushed up cans of Dutch Gold anyway.

Archaeologists are leaving the field because of poor pay

They want the living wage.

# archaeology - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Archaeology has had an amazing month: Here are 7 of the most exciting discoveries

The corner of a lost civilisation, a secret fortress and a 250-year-old pretzel.

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