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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…
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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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Ancient Romans May Have Had Thriving Whaling Industry

July 12, 2018 |

Newly uncovered evidence suggests ancient Romans may have had a thriving whaling industry. Per the Guardian , archaeological excavations at three Roman-era fish processing sites near the Strait of Gibraltar, which connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea, found the ancient bones of two whale species not known to frequent…
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Ancient City of Bargylia Could Be Yours for $8M

May 19, 2018 |

The ancient Greek city of Bargylia in modern-day Turkey is on the market and could be yours for just $ 8 million, reports MNN . Located 19 miles from Bodrum on 300 acres overlooking the Gulf of Güllük, the property includes a theatre, fortification walls, acropolis, and necropolis, according to the Greek…
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Legendary Ancient City Found by Accident

May 16, 2018 |

Archaeologists who’ve spent five years digging up an ancient city in Iraq’s Kurdistan region have finally learned its name—and it’s legendary. Mardaman, once the capital of a Mesopotamian province and its own independent kingdom, is believed to have begun as early as 4,800 years ago and is cited…
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FBI Solves the Mystery of an Ancient Severed Head

April 3, 2018 |

It has to rank among the less usual undertakings doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital had attempted: In 2009 they removed a molar from a severed Egyptian mummy’s head via an endoscope with grasping forceps they inserted through the neck. The tooth was a hopeful clue in a nearly century-old mystery—…
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29 Ancient Footprints May Upend Long-Held Migration Theory

April 1, 2018 |

Twenty-nine human footprints from the end of the last Ice Age are fueling discussion about America’s first immigrants, Gizmodo reports. Archaeologists found the prints on an island in British Columbia, Canada, while seeking evidence that humans traveled down the coast after crossing over from Eurasia—challenging the notion that they…
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Suspected Traders of Ancient Art Linked to Islamic State Are Detained

March 30, 2018 |

Spanish police are holding two men suspected of trading in antiquities looted by groups linked to Islamic State, the first publicly announced detentions so far by Western authorities working to dismantle the terrorist group’s trade in plundered art.
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Five amazing finds from the ancient world

February 18, 2018 |

From the oldest human fossils outside of Africa to ancient fingerprints, here are five amazing archaeological finds from the past five years.
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Ancient Spiders With Tails to Cause Modern Nightmares

February 8, 2018 |

Congratulations to science on discovering an even more terrifying spider. OK, so Chimerarachne yingi isn’t quite a spider and lived 100 million years ago. But still. The discovery of the apparent spider ancestor—four individuals of which were found trapped in amber from Myanmar—was revealed in a paper Monday…
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