Archaeology 2019 – Important Discoveries

Since the turn of the 21st century, human origins textbooks have been rewritten repeatedly. Just 20 years ago, no one could have imagined what scientists know two decades later about humanity’s deep past, let alone how much knowledge could be extracted from a thimble of dirt, a sample of dental plaque or satellites in space. 2019 was one of the most prolific years in the last two decades when it comes to archaeological discoveries. As the second decade of the 21st century comes to an end, let’s take a quick look at some of the most important archaeological finds from the year.

Pre-Aztec Temple to ‘Flayed Lord’ Fertility God
Neanderthals and Denisovans Lived in This Siberian Cave
Fifty Mummies Dating back to the Ptolemaic era found in Egypt
Roman Lead Coffins in Surrey
Ancient Workshop for Construction of Boats in Sinai
Ram-Headed Sphinx Abandoned by King Tut’s Grandfather
Aztec War Sacrifices Found in Mexico
100 Ancient Egyptian Inscriptions Found at Amethyst Mining Site
Ancient Egyptian Port used by Temple Builders
Mysterious 4,000-year-old Lost City
A Mysterious Species Related to Humans
Discovered Tomb in Saqqara
Ancient Fortress Towers in North Sinai
‘Incredibly Rare’ Roman Coin
Last Known Slave Ship To U.S. Has Been Found
2,300-Year-Old Bark Shield an Unknown Iron Age Technology
5,000-year-old Underground City in Turkey
8000-year-old Carvings Discovered in World’s Biggest Impact Crater
Ancient Palace of the Mittani Empire in Kurdistan Region
Church of the Apostles Found by Sea of Galilee
Temple Discovered in the Ruins of Sunken Ancient City
Mural from 3,800 years ago in Peru
Human Presence in Americas 16,600 years ago
Indus Valley People Gave Rise to Modern-Day South Asians
Bronze Age ‘New York’ in Israel
30 Ancient Coffins in Luxor
Ancient City of ‘Mahendraparvata’
Bronze Age Monument in Forest of Dean
11,000-year-old Ancient Temple in Turkey
Britain’s First City
3,000-Year-Old Megalithic Temple Used by a ‘Water Cult’
8,000-Year Old Monument in Turkey
Humanity’s Oldest Cave Art
Rare Pink Statue of King Ramses II
Strange Finding which could prove Bible Story True
Mycenaean Royal Tombs in Greece