The remains of ancient forests have been discovered deep beneath the sea, thousands of miles from land, with scientists finding 19 million-year-old wood chips in sediment layers at the bottom of the Bay of Bengal, the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean.
Iran repaired Qara Kelisa (meaning black church) known as the first church built in the world after the martyrdom of Saint Thaddeus over his tomb. It is located about 20 kilometers from the town of Chaldoran in the northwestern Iranian province of West Azarbaijan.
A team of researchers is fascinated by the remains of an ancient bird with an unusual feature: Its middle toes are longer than the lower legs. The fossil was recovered from an amber deposit in Myanmar.
An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed this week, local officials said, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the country’s cultural heritage and the government’s ability to protect them.
An underground chamber discovered accidentally by road workers appears to be the site of the earliest Christian royal burial ever found in Britain, archeologists say, calling it the Anglo-Saxon equivalent of King Tutankhamun’s tomb.