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Released9 July 2003 (Update)
TeleportsDigsite pendant
Location on World Map
Varrock Digsite River Salve
Exam Centre

The Digsite is an archaeological excavation area just east of Varrock. Players need to proceed far enough into the Dig Site quest in order to fully use it. This area is a members-only location. It is visited during several quests:

During the Dig Site quest, players learn that the area was once Senntisten, the capital of the Zarosian Empire during the Second Age. During the quest, players find an ancient talisman and a stone tablet telling all mortals to tremble before the power of Zaros. This area is said to be part of a city three times bigger than Varrock which supposedly reached to Edgeville (then known as Paddewwa). It was destroyed during the God Wars and replaced by Saranthium, which was destroyed several hundred years before Avarrocka was established in 700 of the Fourth Age.

For players who are doing or have completed The Dig Site quest, the north-west winch at the Digsite provides access to the Digsite Dungeon. A rope must be used with the winch to enter the dungeon. You will find 5 silver ore spawns and some level 22 skeletons.

Archaeology[edit | edit source]

Numbered map of the archaeological sites: Training Digs (sites 8 and 9); Level 1 Digs (sites 6 and 7); Level 2 Digs (sites 2, 3, 4); Level 3 Digs (sites 1 and 5)

Players can dig at the Digsite during and after the quest. Although the exam in the The Dig Site quest suggests that the player must be wearing leather gloves and leather boots while having a rock pick, trowel, specimen jar, and specimen brush in the player's inventory to dig, this is not actually the case. Different sites have different requirements as outlined below, and none actually require all 6 items.

There are 9 different sites where the player can participate in Archaeology, spread across 4 different categories of dig: Training, level 1, level 2, and level 3. Each type of dig has its own requirements and table of possible finds.

Players can also pan at the south-east part of Digsite with a panning tray. In the south-east section of the Digsite, it is also possible to search the specimen tray with a specimen jar in the inventory.

For each type of archaeology, see the relevant main article linked at the top of this section for the possible rewards.

Canal barge[edit | edit source]

The barge docked in the canal.

The canal barge is a small ship built by the Varrock Museum just north of the digsite, east of Varrock.

After the completion of the Bone Voyage quest, the barge can be used to travel to Fossil Island by using the Quick-Travel option on the barge guard. The digsite pendant provides a teleport just next to the barge.

See also[edit | edit source]