The stone sculpture was discovered during conservation work in the Mayan city of Palenque, near the Usumacinta River.
A 3400-year-old city has emerged from the Tigris River in Iraq and is being investigated by a team of archeologists.
Research shows that livestock and dairying were the key to the population boom on the Eurasian Steppe during the Bronze Age.
Dated to between the 11th and 8th centuries BC, these giants are the oldest human-shaped sculptures found in the Mediterranean.
Fabian Morales first thought he had reached a ‘tepetate’ – a layer of hardened soil found in Mexican volcanic regions.
The evidence confirms that human activity took place in North America 23,000 years ago.
The rare 900-year-old antique weapon, preserved in perfect condition, was used during the Crusades.
The site – also referred to as Pelusium, its bygone name – dates to the later Pharaonic period.
Researchers at Vienna’s Natural History Museum have examined over 10,000 unique fossils from the Alpine Triassic period.