This week there's a bible saved from ruin, ruins yielding important artefacts, and artefacts on display for the first time.
- 4-ft Buddha idol unearthed in Odisha
Found in a rock-cut cave believed to date back to about the 9th century. Item at the Indian Express.
- £5m collection of Islamic artefacts to go on first public display
You can see them at Bonhams Edinburgh galleries from January 8th to January 13th. Article by Graham Fraser at STV Edinburgh.
- Roman 'Olive Villas' Unearthed in Antequera
Several villas were uncovered over the last year, and are believed to have been inhabited -- and used for olive oil production -- well into the fifth century. Article by Naomi Tupper at the Olive Oil Times.
- Extremely Rare 16th Century Bishop's Bible Found in English Church
It was on the verge of getting thrown out when church reader Arthur Brooks recognized its importance. Article by Stoyan Zaimov at CP Europe.
- Ruins of Forgotten Byzantine Port Yield Some Answers, Yet Mysteries Remain
Five years into the excavation and they're still uncovering fascinating Byzantine artefacts. Feature by Jennifer Pinkowski includes a link to a nice slide show.
- Crumbling to dust: Historic 15th century bazaar listed by Unesco collapses due to 'poor maintenance'
Feature by Vanu Dev with photos at the Daily Mail.
- Medieval church finds home in California
Two-page feature by Lessley Anderson at SFGate.