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19th-century pool found at 12th-century abbey

A Victorian-era plunge pool has been found during restoration work at the 12th-century Abbey of St. Mary de la Pré in England. The discovery of a Victorian plunge pool has surprised archaeologists at a Grade II-listed 12th century Cluniac nunnery where Yorkists and Lancastrians fought the Battle of Northampton in 1460. Delapre

1,500-year-old Byzantine mosaic restored

A 1,500-year-old mosaic depicting ancient street scenes which was removed for conservation from the floor of a Byzantine church has been returned for display in Israel. According to archaeologists Sa‘ar Ganor and Dr. Rina Avner of the Israel Antiquities Authority, “The appearance of buildings on mosaic floors is a rare phenomenon

Villa of Mysteries restored at Pompeii

A two-year project to restore the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii has finally come to an end. Italy unveiled the restored crown jewel of the ancient city of Pompeii on Friday, showing off a rare success story as it races to shore up the site marred by such mismanagement and neglect

Medieval silver hoard found beneath Russian museum

A hoard of medieval silver has been found beneath the Tver State Museum in Russia during building restoration efforts. Under the floor of the cabinet general director of the museum at a depth of 2 meters, archaeologists found a small hole, where he finds a treasure, closed at the top inverted

Parthenon in danger of crumbling

After a boulder of "considerable size" fell off of the Acropolis in Athens, researchers have found that there is instability over a wide area of the flat-topped rock on which the Parthenon sites. Work to shore up the southern slope of the hill on which the 2,500-year-old temple complex sits will

Frescoes restored at home of Emperor Augustus

A project to restore the frescoes at Palatine Hill is now complete after years of restoration work. Lavishly frescoed rooms in the houses of the Roman Emperor Augustus and his wife Livia are opening for the first time to the public Thursday, after years of painstaking restoration. The houses on Rome's Palatine