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  • Ancient Egyptian boat discovered near pyramids

    CAIRO: Czech archaeologists have unearthed an ancient funerary boat near the Abusir pyramids south of Cairo, officials said on Monday, in a discovery that could shed light on shipbuilding in ancient Egypt...

    The discovery of the more than 4,500-year-old remains of the wooden vessel, which archaeologists believe belonged to a prominent member of society, was made at the Abusir South cemetery, an antiquities ministry statement said
  • 1st century AD coins, arrowheads discovered

    TAXILA: The Federal Department of Archaeology has discovered coins and arrowheads dating back to the 1st century AD at the site of a Buddhist stupa that dates back to somewhere between 200 to 500 AD in Taxila...

    Kakar discovered the stupa...

  • ‘Tsunami-sunk’ Roman ruins discovered in Tunisia

    NABEUL: Vast underwater Roman ruins have been discovered off northeast Tunisia, apparently confirming a theory that the city of Neapolis was partly submerged by a tsunami in the fourth century...

    The discovery also proved that Neapolis had been partly submerged by a tsunami on July 21 in AD365 that badly damaged Alexandria in Egypt and the Greek island of Crete, as recorded by historian Ammien Marcellin...

  • Third century BC stupa discovered at ancient Buddhist site

    TAXILA: A stupa dating back to the 3rd Century BC was discovered at the ancient Buddhist site of Badalpur near Taxila during excavations carried out by the Taxila Institute of Asian Civilisations (TIAC) of Quaid-i-Azam University...

    The stupa measuring 25x25 was discovered on the southern side of the main monastery with a centre water tank at the ancient Buddhist site...

  • Oil discovered in Tal

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Oilfields Limited (POL) announced on Tuesday that as per information received from MOL, the operator of Tal block, “hydrocarbons had been encountered at the development well Maramzai-03...

  • 'Plastic-eating' fungus discovered in Islamabad garbage dump

    Pakistani and Chinese researchers have discovered a fungus which feeds on plastic in a rubbish dump in Islamabad...

    A study titled "Biodegradation of Polyester Polyurethane by Aspergillus tubingensis", authored by nine researchers from Pakistan and China ? who stress the need for "new, safer and more effective ways to degrade waste plastic" ? found that the fungus aspergillus tubingensis can break down non-biodegradable plastic in...

  • Oil discovered in Mianwali district

    Additionally, the already discovered reservoirs at Halini-1, namely Lockhart/Hangu/Lumshiwal, were also tested at Halini Deep-1 well and flowed 1,125 barrels of crude oil per day from Hangu/Lumshiwal reservoirs having API of 30 degree at 60 degree Fahrenheit and 1...

  • Newly-discovered structure baffles archaeologists

    ISLAMABAD: Discovered in a recent excavation, archaeologists cannot make out what a stone structure, possibly from the first century AD, really is...

    The structure was discovered at a site in Ban Fakiran, near the caves of Shah Allah Ditta in the Margalla Hills...

  • Frog with yellow eyebrows discovered in Colombia

    BOGOTA: A new species of terrestrial frog with yellow eyebrows has been found in Colombia’s East Andes, researchers announced on Tuesday...

    The Pristimantis macrummendozai was discovered in the Iguaque Merchan paramos, an Alpine ecosystem, north of the town of Arcabuco in the central department of Boyaca, according to the Humboldt Institute, which worked on the study in collaboration with the Environment Ministry...

  • Ancient mass graves discovered in Greece

    ATHENS: Archaeologists have discovered two mass graves near the Greek capital containing the skeletons of 80 men who may have been followers of ancient would-be tyrant Cylon of Athens...

    Two small vases discovered amongst the skeletons have allowed archaeologists to date the graves from between 675 and 650 BC, “a period of great political turmoil in the region”, the ministry said...

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