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NASA Spacecraft Arrives at Ancient Asteroid

December 4, 2018 |

After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived Monday at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years. The robotic explorer Osiris-Rex pulled within 12 miles of the diamond-shaped space rock. It will get even closer in the days ahead and go into orbit around Bennu on…
Newser

NASA Is Sending Rover to Ancient Mars Delta

November 20, 2018 |

Between 3.5 billion and 3.9 billion years ago, when simple life forms were emerging on Earth, a river flowed through a delta system into a lake on Mars, then a warm and wet planet. NASA plans to send a rover there to see if any traces of life…
Newser

‘Jesus’ face’ uncovered at ancient church in the Israeli desert

November 13, 2018 |

A previously-unknown 1,500-year-old painting of Christ’s face has been uncovered at a Byzantine church in Israel’s Negev desert.
FOX News

Small Inscription, Big Consequence for Ancient Pompeii

October 16, 2018 |

A construction worker’s ancient jotting on a wall might rewrite the history books. The wall scrawl suggests that the Roman city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in October of 79AD, two months later than historians have long believed, reports the BBC . Uncovered by archaeologists in…
Newser

How Ancient Greeks predicted killer robots, driverless cars and even Amazon Alexa speakers

October 10, 2018 |

The Ancient Greeks are celebrated for laying down the foundations of Western civilization, but according to a new book they also had another, hidden talent: predicting future tech.
FOX News

Ancient Bronze Hand Leaves Archaeologists Perplexed

September 27, 2018 |

The hand is a bit smaller than that of an adult and made from roughly a pound of bronze. What it was used for has perplexed archaeologists since it was found in Switzerland last October. At an estimated 3,500 years old, National Geographic calls it “Europe’s earliest metal body…
Newser

Ancient Altar Shows Mayan ‘Game of Thrones’

September 15, 2018 |

How do you conquer a powerful Mayan city-state? Forge a political dynasty, ally with smaller surrounding cities, and slowly envelop until you become leader of the Serpent Kingdom—at least according to one take on a newly unveiled Mayan altar, the AP reports. Discovered in 2017 at the Guatemalan site…
Newser

In an Ancient Jar, World’s Oldest Cheese Is Found

August 17, 2018 |

For thousands of years beneath Egypt’s desert sands, a solidified whitish substance sat in a broken jar. Scientists now say it’s “probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found,” per the AP . Archaeologists came across the finding while cleaning the sands around a 19th-dynasty tomb at the…
Newser

Ancient Sarcophagus Yields Horrible-Smelling Secret

July 20, 2018 |

“The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse,” declared the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council for Antiquities after opening a huge black sarcophagus that had been untouched for 2,000 years. Those prone to queasiness might have disagreed. Sewage water had leaked into the…
Newser

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Mexico quake unearths ancient temple

July 12, 2018 |

Scientists at the Teopanzolco archeological site discovered an ancient temple this week that was exposed by the devastating earthquake in central Mexico last September.
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