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New mystery at ancient Maya temple

New mystery at ancient Maya temple

Archaeologists in Mexico believe they may have unlocked a mystery beneath a Maya pyramid at the Chichen Itza site in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula ...

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Ancient 'Gates of Hell' discovered in Saudi Arabia

Ancient 'Gates of Hell' discovered in Saudi Arabia

Professor David Kennedy, a researcher at The University of Western Australia has used Google Earth imagery to identify almost 400 previously und ...

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Neanderthal man shows he relied on friends for survival

Neanderthal man shows he relied on friends for survival

An older Neandertal from about 50,000 years ago, who had suffered multiple injuries and other degenerations, became deaf and must have gotten by with ...

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Doomed German U-boat found near Belgium -- 23 bodies still on board

Doomed German U-boat found near Belgium -- 23 bodies still on board

More than one hundred years after what was known then as the Great War, divers have found one of the vessels that America and its Allies feared the m ...

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3000 year old Bronze Age skeletons found in Swiss Alps

3000 year old Bronze Age skeletons found in Swiss Alps

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Ancient lunchbox found in the Alps gives clues to earliest agriculture

Ancient lunchbox found in the Alps gives clues to earliest agriculture

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Remains found in wreck of WW2 bomber

Remains found in wreck of WW2 bomber

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Remains of 19th century Russian discovered by construction workers

Remains of 19th century Russian discovered by construction workers

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Revealed: The face of a 13th century Englishman

Revealed: The face of a 13th century Englishman

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Ancient treasury of coins found in Israel

Ancient treasury of coins found in Israel

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Ancient mysterious inscriptions found in Israel

Ancient mysterious inscriptions found in Israel

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Oldest potato plot in North America found

Oldest potato plot in North America found

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Ancient Americans were talking turkey long before Columbus

Ancient Americans were talking turkey long before Columbus

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Thanksgiving turkey: 2,000 years of tradition

Thanksgiving turkey: 2,000 years of tradition

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Origins of turkey dinner in ancient Mexico

Origins of turkey dinner in ancient Mexico

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6000-year-old skeletons reveal clues to little-known prehistory

6000-year-old skeletons reveal clues to little-known prehistory

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Archaeologists find history-changing links to Rome in Japan

Archaeologists find history-changing links to Rome in Japan

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Nazi submarine with entombed crew found off North Carolina

Nazi submarine with entombed crew found off North Carolina

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Polish gold-diggers still seek hidden Nazi treasures

Polish gold-diggers still seek hidden Nazi treasures

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Prehistoric massacre of men discovered in France

Prehistoric massacre of men discovered in France

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Mummified human remains found in Chile

Mummified human remains found in Chile

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Discovery: oldest known letters reveal early British beer baron and law office

Discovery: oldest known letters reveal early British beer baron and law office

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'Jungle of Stone' recounts intrepid discoverers of a lost civilization

'Jungle of Stone' recounts intrepid discoverers of a lost civilization

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Ancient trade from Mediterranean to Scandinavia revealed

Ancient trade from Mediterranean to Scandinavia revealed

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Marine archaeologists resolve mystery of the HMS Endeavour

Marine archaeologists resolve mystery of the HMS Endeavour

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A single patriarch is father to half of modern European men

A single patriarch is father to half of modern European men

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Layer of poop reveals ancient mystery

Layer of poop reveals ancient mystery

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Ancient German skeletons reveal bizarre burial practices

Ancient German skeletons reveal bizarre burial practices

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Badger finds cremated remains near Stonehenge

Badger finds cremated remains near Stonehenge

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Discovery: oldest evidence of warfare in the world found in Africa

Discovery: oldest evidence of warfare in the world found in Africa

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New analysis proves genocidal war waged by Romans in Netherlands

New analysis proves genocidal war waged by Romans in Netherlands

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Undisturbed Etruscan tomb found in Italy

Undisturbed Etruscan tomb found in Italy

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Archaeologists use new technology to offer new view of ancient Cyprus

Archaeologists use new technology to offer new view of ancient Cyprus

Photogrammetric technology brought together photos that provide a glimpse at ancient city planning.

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Huge Han Dynasty tomb reveals coin hoard and bronze artifacts

Huge Han Dynasty tomb reveals coin hoard and bronze artifacts

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Archeologists find mythical fortress at Jerusalem

Archeologists find mythical fortress at Jerusalem

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Huge man-made geometric patterns found in Kazakhstan

Huge man-made geometric patterns found in Kazakhstan

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Ancient city of the dead found in France

Ancient city of the dead found in France

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City of the dead discovered in southeastern France

City of the dead discovered in southeastern France

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ISIS destroys ancient arch in Palmyra

ISIS destroys ancient arch in Palmyra

Archaeologist implores international community to save Palmyra.

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Something mysterious in Denmark: a skeleton revealed

Something mysterious in Denmark: a skeleton revealed

Ancient murder scene reveals clues.

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Archaeologists shocked by mule in 5th century French tomb

Archaeologists shocked by mule in 5th century French tomb

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Russia seeks to identify remains of Czar's murdered family

Russia seeks to identify remains of Czar's murdered family

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Sunken Confederate navy wreck yields new clues

Sunken Confederate navy wreck yields new clues

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Archaeologists discover ancient tombs of Jewish heroes

Archaeologists discover ancient tombs of Jewish heroes

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Italy: successful underwater video surveillance via satellite of ancient shipwrecks

Italy: successful underwater video surveillance via satellite of ancient shipwrecks

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Israeli authorities save ancient Roman tomb damaged by Palestinians

Israeli authorities save ancient Roman tomb damaged by Palestinians

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Ancient coffins reveal secrets of French nobility

Ancient coffins reveal secrets of French nobility

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Roman shipwreck reveals secrets of ancient European trade

Roman shipwreck reveals secrets of ancient European trade

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Bronze Age Greek city found underwater

Bronze Age Greek city found underwater

The discovery at Lampayannas may require historians and archaeologists to re-write the prehistory of Greece.

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Decapitated victims discovered at excavation in Mexico

Decapitated victims discovered at excavation in Mexico

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'Red Sonja': ancient female warrior found in Kazakhstan

'Red Sonja': ancient female warrior found in Kazakhstan

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Archaeologists reveal gate of giant Goliath and evidence of war in ancient Israel

Archaeologists reveal gate of giant Goliath and evidence of war in ancient Israel

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Archaeologists find gruesome 5,000 year-old burial in China

Archaeologists find gruesome 5,000 year-old burial in China

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Archaeologists discover Jamestown relics that may re-write U.S. history

Archaeologists discover Jamestown relics that may re-write U.S. history

Secret Catholics discovered among Protestant settlers buried at Jamestown, Virginia.

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Early evidence of Christianity found in Israel

Early evidence of Christianity found in Israel

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Yet another English king may lie beneath a car park

Yet another English king may lie beneath a car park

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English hero to be unearthed at Bedlam

English hero to be unearthed at Bedlam

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Israel: archaeologists' find confirms presence of Roman occupation army

Israel: archaeologists' find confirms presence of Roman occupation army

A 2,000 year old commemorative inscription dedicated to the Emperor Hadrian was uncovered in Jerusalem that according to archaeologist Dr. Rina Avner 'is an extraordinary find of enormous historical importance'.

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Genetic study may put to rest controversy over Ashkenazi Jews' origins

Genetic study may put to rest controversy over Ashkenazi Jews' origins

Mitochrondial evidence has been uncovered that shows that European women were converted to the Jewish faith by male Jews who entered Europe followed the catastrophic diaspora that followed Rome's destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem.

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Archaeologists find priestly mansion on Mount Zion

Archaeologists find priestly mansion on Mount Zion

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Saharan paleo-rivers were human migration routes

Saharan paleo-rivers were human migration routes

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Gold hoard found at Temple Mount

Gold hoard found at Temple Mount

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Ancient Americans dismembered their enemies

Ancient Americans dismembered their enemies

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King Solomon's mines unearthed in Israel

King Solomon's mines unearthed in Israel

New archaeological find underscores Biblical account of the rich mines operated by King Solomon.

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Archaeological discovery offers new insights into ancient Rome

Archaeological discovery offers new insights into ancient Rome

Discoveries at the dig east of Rome may challenge the self-perceptions of the ancient Romans.

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Fragment of True Cross found in Turkey

Fragment of True Cross found in Turkey

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Oldest inland European fort of colonial North America found

Oldest inland European fort of colonial North America found

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Archaeologists prove cannibalism among the First Families of Virginia

Archaeologists prove cannibalism among the First Families of Virginia

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Early Europeans less likely to bury women than men

Early Europeans less likely to bury women than men

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Experts reveal reconstructed face of Richard III

Experts reveal reconstructed face of Richard III

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England: Controversy over re-burial of King Richard III

England: Controversy over re-burial of King Richard III

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Thieves resort to human sacrifice at Egyptian tomb

Thieves resort to human sacrifice at Egyptian tomb

The modern curse of the mummy.

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Important archaeological site excavated in Israel

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Ancient origins of conflict in Syria

Ancient origins of conflict in Syria

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Mayan culture, after the apocalypse

Mayan culture, after the apocalypse

Mayan people of day preserve much of the richness of their heritage, while other cultures have forgotten their own legacies.

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Identifying a dead English king more complicated than Miami CSI

Identifying a dead English king more complicated than Miami CSI

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Archaeologists find exact spot of Julius Caesar's murder

Archaeologists find exact spot of Julius Caesar's murder

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Oldest coins of the New World found in Dominican Republic

Oldest coins of the New World found in Dominican Republic

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Excitement grows in search for infamous King Richard III

Excitement grows in search for infamous King Richard III

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Grave of infamous King Richard III nearly uncovered

Grave of infamous King Richard III nearly uncovered

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Ancient Guatemalans were innovative in water conservation

Ancient Guatemalans were innovative in water conservation

The largest Mayan dam in Central America was found at the Tikal site, where 80,000 people lived in the rainforest approximately 2000 years ago.

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Archaeologists discover 2,500 year old seal in Israel

Archaeologists discover 2,500 year old seal in Israel

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Ancient American ball game was a life or death proposition

Ancient American ball game was a life or death proposition

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Psychological operations at work: Salamis,  480 BC

Psychological operations at work: Salamis, 480 BC

It was at the island of Salamis that the marine forces of the Greek city-states met their Persian oppressors in battle. It was thus that the West won its very right to exist.

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The origins of ancient Greek warfare

The origins of ancient Greek warfare

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House mice are descended from illegal immigrants from Norway

House mice are descended from illegal immigrants from Norway

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Prehistoric giant mammals in Ohio show signs of human activity more than 13,000 years ago

Prehistoric giant mammals in Ohio show signs of human activity more than 13,000 years ago

Incisions made on the bones of prehistoric giant sloths show that human beings were living in Ohio much earlier than previously thought.

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Neanderthals and Homo sapiens intermingled in more ways than one

Neanderthals and Homo sapiens intermingled in more ways than one

Modern human beings share traits with Neanderthal ancestors to a greater or lesser extent according to geographic origin. Interbreeding with Homo sapiens neanderthalensis was widespread, and so perhaps was the eating of Neanderthals by human beings.

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Tomb exploration reveals first archaeological evidence of Christianity from the time of Jesus

Tomb exploration reveals first archaeological evidence of Christianity from the time of Jesus

Archaeologists have found an intact tomb from the 1st century AD that may show the earliest signs of Christian iconography.

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University of Michigan to comply with law on Native American remains

University of Michigan to comply with law on Native American remains

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Ancient hunting trails found on bottom of Great Lakes

Ancient hunting trails found on bottom of Great Lakes

Evidence of ancient caribou drives on the bottom of Lake Huron. Evidence also of a great flood in the Great Lakes basin.

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Wedding site of Pocahontas discovered

Wedding site of Pocahontas discovered

Pocahontas, before she married John Rolfe, was kidnapped and held for ransom by the English. She was later baptized, but died young in England.

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Saint of the Day: Cybi of Wales

Saint of the Day: Cybi of Wales

St. Cybi is recalled even today in Wales, where he lent his name to Holy Island in the county of Anglesey. Other Welsh place names reflect a Christian heritage.

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'An Archaeology of Desperation' details the Donner tragedy

'An Archaeology of Desperation' details the Donner tragedy

Archaeologists pen a comprehensive tome of science, historical records and myths from 1846-1847 winter

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Ancient humans came to North America earlier than previously thought

Ancient humans came to North America earlier than previously thought

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