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Leopard fossil found in northern Italy

The ancient shinbone of a leopard has been found on the banks of a river in northern Italy. Leopards may have roamed across Italy alongside Neanderthals, a new study finds. Scientists analyzed an ancient, well-preserved bone discovered by amateur scientist Renato Bandera in the summer of 2014 and donated to the Paleoanthropological

Roman temple found during radar survey in Italy

A huge Roman temple has been found at Falerii Novi, 30 miles north of Rome, using radar technology. A Roman temple the size of St Paul’s Cathedral has been found by a Cambridge University-led team in central Italy. The building, which was colonnaded on three sides, occupied a site 120m long and

Etruscan tombs uncovered in Italy

17 Etruscan tombs dating back from the 9th-3rd centuries B.C. have been found in Italy. Archaeologists working in the Etruscan necropolis of Vulci near Viterbo have found 17 tombs containing a variety of ornaments and jewellery left by relatives of the deceased to facilitate their passage to the afterlife. The tombs, dating

Drone photos reveal ancient settlement

Drones have been employed to discover trace of an ancient settlement in Italy's Apennine Mountains. Now, using small airborne drones, archaeologists have found that an ancient settlement in the Apennines was much more dense and organized than previously thought, a new study reveals. The study offered evidence that dronescould help uncover

Neolithic snowshoe found in Italy

A snowshoe dating back to 3,800 B.C. has been found in the Dolomite mountains in Italy. Carbon-dating has shown that the rudimentary snow shoe, made of birch wood and twine, was made in the late Neolithic age, between 3,800 and 3,700 BC. “It is the oldest snowshoe in the world so far

Wine production site found at Imperial Roman estate

A possible wine-production site has been found at an Imperial Roman estate in Italy. The excavation team discovered the corner of a cella vinaria, a wine fermentation and storage room, in which wine vessels, known as dolia defossa, were fixed into the ground. The heavy and cumbersome wine vessels have the capacity

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