A well-preserved ancient Roman shipwreck, recently discovered off the coast of Italy, is believed to be about years old. It's buried in mud, which kept the wreck hidden for centuries but also preserved its cargo.
After the Romans razed Carthage in 146 B., the world soon forgot that farming, rather than maritime trade and commerce, had been the real source of strength in the city that once rivaled Rome for control of the Mediterranean. The entire literature of
A Jewish group in Jerusalem is using 21st-century technology to map every tombstone in the ancient cemetery on the Mount of Olives, a sprawling, politically sensitive necropolis of 150,000 graves stretching back three millennia. http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/World/20111117/israelis-mapping-ancient-cemetery-111117/
Assyrian Relief Depicting a Winged, Human Headed Genius and a Royal Attendant, BCE, reign of King Ashurnasirpal II. Found in Room C of the Northwest Palace at Kalhu (now Nimrud) on the banks of the Tigris.
Pasargadae (Persian: پاسارگاد), the capital of Cyrus the Great (559-530 BC) and also his last resting place, was a city in ancient Persia, and is today an archaeological site and one of Iran's five UNESCO World Heritage Sites. According to the Elamite cuneiform of the Persepolis fortification tablets the name was rendered as Batrakataš, and the name in current usage derives from a Greek transliteration of an Old Persian Pâthragâda toponym of still-uncertain meaning.