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New ‘drawing’ is more than 300,000 years older any other marking made by humans or Neanderthals, and had been sitting in an archive for 100 years before anyone realised

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Geophysical survey of site gives scholars an unprecedented opportunity to more fully understand Norman town planning

Christie's auction house in New York

Mother Goddess auction: Christie’s halts sale of 'stolen' $1m Bronze Age pagan icon after Sardinia campaigns for its return

Italian police intervene as politician demands an end to the 'robbery of the heritage and civilisation of Sardinia'

A 23,000 year-old chalk statue of a woman, which was found in July outside the northern French city of Amiens and called the

23,000-year-old statue of woman with large breasts and buttocks found in France

Discovery of 'masterpiece' labelled 'internationally significant'

The Terracotta Army discovered in 1974 near Xi’an

China’s 7,000-strong Terracotta Army all modelled on individual soldiers, 3D imaging reveals

One of world’s greatest archaeological finds provides an even stronger glimpse of the past than we ever realised

The Sitting Room at Knole House in Kent

Witchmarks to protect King James I from evil found at Knole

Symbols found carved under the floorboards during archaeological survey

Archaeologists have found female marble statues standing more than 2m high, wearing tunics with rich folds

Amphipolis excavation: Greek tombs give up their lavish riches

Prestigious Amphipolis may have been built for Alexander the Great
A reconstruction of a wooden 17th century synagogue once located in Gwozdziec, at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jew in Warsaw, Poland

Poland recreates lost Jewish art treasure, the Gwozdziec synagogue

Famous 17th century painted wooden synagogue painstakingly recreated

One of the sound mirrors in use at Abbots Cliff, near Dover’s White Cliffs

Sound mirrors - the earliest form of air raid warning - unearthed on South Coast

First World War early warning systems discovered near Dover

Women miners search for gold on waste rock from mines in La Rinconada, Peru

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than first thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America

Britain's greatest treasure hoard reveals how goldsmiths fooled the Anglo-Saxon world

Scientists discover sophisticated 7th century techniques used to make 12-18 karat gold look like 21-23 karat material

A perfomer rides a chariot at 'Ben Hur Live', at the O2 in London, in 2009

Ancient boy-racers: Discovery of Iron Age chariot proves our ancestors loved a Sunday drive or two

Archaeological evidence suggests chariots were driven - and crashed - in ancient Britain in their thousands

A section from the Bayeaux Tapestry

We found Dick, now let's find Harry: After Richard III's remains were found in a Leicester car park, the hunt is on for King Harold

One man's hopes of proving that Harold II did not die at Hastings would be one in the eye for the Normans
Archaeologists and other investigators worked on and photographed the site in 2003 - but did not at that stage appreciate its significance. However, after studying the historical and land-based archaeological record in greater detail, they realized the potential importance of the site They, therefore, returned in April this year to carry out further investigations - but discovered that the cannons had been looted. The photographs have therefore become key elements in the debate about the final resting place of the Santa Maria.

Search for the Santa Maria: As controversy rages, Unesco launches biggest-ever mission to find Christopher Columbus flagship

After hopes were raised that the vessel may have been found, the UN organisation now believes that the wreck lies elsewhere

A Roman coin from the Seaton Down Hoard, the largest discovery of coins ever to be found in the UK

The Seaton Down Hoard: Amateur metal detector uncovers 22,000 Roman coins

Discovery is one of the largest finds of all time

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