More wonders of the ancient world were revealed in 2021, including the mummies of Egypt’s pharaohs, sunken Crusader treasure, and a Roman crucifixion

  • Archaeologists revealed more wonders of the ancient world in 2021.
  • They ranged from a lost city, a mummy with a golden tongue, and 2,400-year-old baskets of fruit.
  • We document some of the best archaeological finds of the last 12 months. 

In 2021 archaeologists discovered an array of lost treasures of the ancient world.

Insider’s coverage of the archaeological breakthroughs included Egyptian mummies with tongues of gold, sunken Crusader trove, and 2000-year-old Roman slave quarters perfectly preserved by a volcanic eruption.