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Mass grave found at Nazi concentration camp

Published on April 16th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A mass grave has been detected at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany. The mass grave measures 16m by 4m (52ft by 13ft), and is believed to be the final resting place of Dutch Resistance activist ... Read More


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Britain’s oldest cremated remains

Published on April 16th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Cremated bone dating back to the Mesolithic period has been found in southeastern England, making it the oldest cremation in Britain. Burnt material, including 118g of cremated bone, was placed into a pit with a diameter ... Read More


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Roman villa unearthed in Yorkshire

Published on April 15th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of a vast Roman villa have been unearthed in North Yorkshire. Archaeologists say they have been given a “rare glimpse” into a vast Roman villa with winged corridors and a pavilion-style room with an ... Read More


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Tuberculosis found in Hungarian mummies

Published on April 15th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Strains of TB have been discovered in 18th-century Hungarian mummies found in a 200-year-old crypt. Professor Pallen said: “Microbiological analyses of samples from contemporary TB patients usually report a single strain of tuberculosis per patient. By ... Read More


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Bronze harpy figurine found in England

Published on April 14th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A four-inch tall depiction of a harpy has been found at a quarry in southeastern England. We think that the figurine represents a harpy. It is quite finely detailed, and is in the form of an ... Read More


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Human sacrifice found in ancient Korean tomb

Published on April 14th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of a young man believed to have been sacrificed has been found in the tomb of a woman in Korea. Burying the dead with a human sacrifice was a common custom in ancient Korea. ... Read More


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171 mummies found in Peru tombs

Published on April 13th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

At least 171 mummies have been found in seven tombs uncovered in the Cotahuasi Valley in Peru. Before rigor mortis set in, the mummies had their knees put up to the level of their shoulders and ... Read More


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Roman Villa excavated in Yorkshire

Published on April 13th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of a Roman villa has been uncovered during construction of a bypass in North Yorkshire. Archaeologists say they have been given a “rare glimpse” into a vast Roman villa with winged corridors and a ... Read More


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