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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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Interlocked spiral of ancient skeletons unearthed in Mexico City

February 5, 2018 |

Modern-day Mexico City is built on top of centuries of previous settlements, so it’s not unusual for ancient tombs to occasionally be uncovered beneath the city’s streets. It is, however, strange to find 10 ancient skeletons arranged in a spiral with their bodies interlocked, as archaeologists recently did.
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Mysterious pool and fountain discovered at ancient Christian site in Israel

February 1, 2018 |

Archaeologists in Israel have announced the discovery of a large 1,500-year-old pool and elaborate fountain at the site of an ancient church near Jerusalem.
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Ancient Greek Monument Just Got Even More Impressive

January 19, 2018 |

The Greek island of Keros surely impressed ancient visitors, with terraces and buildings made of gleaming white stone jutting out of the Aegean Sea. As it turns out, what couldn’t be seen may have been even more impressive, reports the Guardian . An international team has uncovered a sophisticated plumbing network…
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