The University of Leicester Archaeological Services announced a team has found a "nationally important discovery" of Iron Age artefacts, including 11 cauldrons.
Dating puts the microfossils to around the time the Earth's atmosphere started to get increasingly oxygen-rich, kick-starting life.
The archaeological team discovered huts, pottery remains and iron tools, as well as 15 large graves at the site in Sohag.
Australian authorities have said they will look into the case of Joan Howard who is thought to be in possession of A$1m worth of artefacts from the Middle East.
Archaeologists found three gold coins dated back to the time Emperor Octavius Augustus as well as numerous Roman artefacts.
Over 30 newly discovered graves at the West Bank site could provide clues about who wrote or protected the ancient manuscripts.
The Stellar's sea cow went extinct within 27 years of it being first spotted by humans.They were hunted for their flesh which supposedly tasted like almond oil.
Around 260 Buddhist statues, some over six-and-a-half feet tall, were found in Jingchuan County, China.
Archaeologists unearthed the remains from the massive burial site near the Czech Republic's Sedlec Ossuary, known for its extensive use of human bones as decoration.
The fortress, which once belonged to the Iron Age Urartian civilisation, was built at a time when water levels were much lower than they are today.
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo opened a display of the never-seen-before items which include gold 55 pieces of fabric adorned with gold.
A team from the University of Lyon 2 spent around six weeks on a search operation at Cluny Abbey in France. They unearthed a treasure trove of medieval coins and gold.
Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities said that although the coffin was in a bad condition, the mummy itself was well-preserved and featured decorations of sky god Khebr and Isis.
Scientists believe that a Sauropod that weighed 35 tonnes was responsible for making massive 110-step trackways.
Researchers from The Great Mayan Aquifer Research Project believe the tunnel could lead to a hidden cenote under the El Castillo pyramid in Yucatán, Mexico.
Previously, it was thought that the first wine production began around 5,400-5,000 BCE in an area of the Zagros Mountains in Iran.
Scientists estimate that during the Permian Period, before dinosaurs even existed, Antarctica was covered in trees.
The discovery was made when University of Portsmouth's Grant Smith was looking at Cretaceous-era rocks collected on the coast for a dissertation project.
The engraved stone seal is so intricate that some details can only be seen with a powerful camera lens.
The scientists used particles called muons, which are commonly produced by cosmic rays, to create a picture of the pyramid's internal structure.