Minecraft version 1.20 is dusting off the Archaeology feature

Dig up some exciting new features.

Minecraft version 1.20 is on the horizon, and Microsoft and Mojang are revealing features players can expect in the update. This includes the Archaeology system first revealed two years ago, which brings new life, or treasure, to the deserts of Minecraft.

The official Minecraft Twitter states, "Find suspicious sand blocks near desert temples and start shoveling. Using the brush tool, reveal hidden items including pottery shards. Put four shards together to create a pot!" While version 1.20 isn't live yet, but it will soon be available in the Minecraft snapshot.

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While exploring the desert, you can find new blocks called Suspicious Sand. Tread lightly on these blocks as they contain pottery shards, relics from long ago that any M’archeologist will covet. You will need to use the new Brush tool to uncover the treasure within Suspicious Sand blocks carefully. You may also find other types of treasure besides shards.

You can collect four correct shards by matching up the symbols to craft a Pot. These are great decorative items that will spruce up any living space. Fortunately, Minecraft isn't just adding Archaeology, so keep an eye out for more announcements.

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