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Scientists adjust the date of the destruction of ancient Pompeii

Scientists adjust the date of the destruction of ancient Pompeii

In the ruined city of Pompeii, a recently discovered inscription surprised archaeologists and re-sets the date that until now had been ascribed to th ...

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Oldest specialized human tool found in Morocco

Oldest specialized human tool found in Morocco

The oldest well-dated specialized bone tool associated with the Aterian culture of the Middle Stone Age has been identified as an artefact disc ...

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Diseases of ancient Egyptians revealed

Diseases of ancient Egyptians revealed

Researchers in Sweden used computed tomography (CT) imaging to look at the remaining soft tissue found on an ancient Egyptian mummy's hand down t ...

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Ancient Egyptian embalming formula revealed

Ancient Egyptian embalming formula revealed

It is the first time that extensive tests have been carried out on an intact prehistoric mummy, consolidating the researchers'previous findings ...

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Archaeologists find ancient Roman graffiti left by children

Archaeologists find ancient Roman graffiti left by children

Ancient roman murals discovered in France have revealed graffiti that has been attributed to children of the time. Archaeologists and restorationists ...

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The 'curse' of an ancient Egyptian tomb is revealed

The 'curse' of an ancient Egyptian tomb is revealed

More than 2000 years after it was sealed by the ancient Egyptians, archaeologists opened a gruesome black sarcophagus in the city of Alexandria. On Thur ...

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Archaeologists find oldest continuously inhabited Neanderthal site in Portugal

Archaeologists find oldest continuously inhabited Neanderthal site in Portugal

Recent discoveries of archaeological remains dating to the Middle Paleolithic period of Europe revealed what was once the first Neanderthal fixed com ...

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Ancient Irish tomb is 'find of a lifetime'

Ancient Irish tomb is 'find of a lifetime'

In what some are calling the “find of a lifetime,” Irish archaeologists have found a 5,500-year-old megalithic tomb in County Meath, near ...

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Skeletons offer rare glimpse of ancient Gothic blitzkrieg

Skeletons offer rare glimpse of ancient Gothic blitzkrieg

Burned skeletons found in an ancient city in what is now modern Bulgaria offers rare evidence of a destructive invasion by Goths approximately 1,700 ...

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Archaeologists make grisly find at deadly Civil War battlefield

Archaeologists make grisly find at deadly Civil War battlefield

Bones of Civil War dead were unearthed at the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia in a shallow pit that also contained the skeletons of tw ...

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Archaeologists discover dozens of children sacrificed to Peruvian gods

Archaeologists discover dozens of children sacrificed to Peruvian gods

The skeletal remains of at least 56 children were found in Pampa La Cruz, a village in Peru’s province of Trujillo. The children were sacri ...

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Mysterious Roman skeletons found in unmarked graves

Mysterious Roman skeletons found in unmarked graves

During construction work along a city street in Cadiz, a city on Spain's Mediterranean coast, four skeletons dating to the late Roman period we ...

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UK-based Envirowaste makes spectacular historical find in a dust-bin

UK-based Envirowaste makes spectacular historical find in a dust-bin

Envirowaste, a UK-based environmental waste company, made a startling discovery in April. It was during an ordinary waste collection in central Londo ...

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Speculation grows about hidden Nazi gold aboard newly discovered U-boat

Speculation grows about hidden Nazi gold aboard newly discovered U-boat

A rare German U-boat was found by explorers this month in the Skagerrak strait, which lies between Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The Sea War Museum Jut ...

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Medieval tomb opened to discover mother delivered baby post-mortem

Medieval tomb opened to discover mother delivered baby post-mortem

A team of archaeologists has uncovered what some are calling a "coffin birth" in remains found in a medieval tomb. In Imola, a town in no ...

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Mystery: 3-D image of Jesus Christ revealed

Mystery: 3-D image of Jesus Christ revealed

A specialist presented a three-dimensional image that he asserts represents the body of Jesus. Using the Shroud of Turin -- the purported burial shro ...

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Ancient Roman home found under subway station

Ancient Roman home found under subway station

Work on a new subway station in Rome has revealed an ancient residence that has been dubbed the “Commander’s House” or domus. It is ...

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Remains of WW2 pilot found on the bottom of Pacific Ocean

Remains of WW2 pilot found on the bottom of Pacific Ocean

U.S. Navy personnel have discovered the remains of an American aviator who was shot down in combat over the Pacific Ocean in 1944. A team aboard USNS ...

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Byzantine church discovered in Tunisia

Byzantine church discovered in Tunisia

A church dating from the late Byzantine period (5th - 7th century AD) was discovered at an archaeological site dubbed 'Castilia,'located b ...

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Do we know what Jesus Christ wore?

Do we know what Jesus Christ wore?

Over the past few decades, the question of what Jesus looked like has cropped up again and again. Much has been made of a digital reconstruction of a ...

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Video: How experts preserved ancient mosaic in England

Video: How experts preserved ancient mosaic in England

A 1,600-year-old Roman mosaic was discovered in England by archaeologists from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) The mosaic ...

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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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