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Million-year-old flint tools found in Spain

Published on June 29th, 2016 | by Admin

Researchers working in the La Mina area at Barranc de la Boella in Spain have uncovered 50 flint tools that are estimated to date back between 800,000-1,000,000 years ago. A set of 50 flint tools has ... Read More


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Roman hoard of silver found in Scotland

Published on June 29th, 2016 | by Admin

100 silver pieces have been found in a Roman-era hoard in Scotland. More than 170 years ago, Scottish laborers clearing a rocky field with dynamite discovered three beautiful silver artifacts: a hand pin, a chain and ... Read More


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Timbers from solar boat found on Giza Plateau

Published on June 28th, 2016 | by Admin

More timbers from Pharaoh Khufu’s second solar boat have been found on the Giza Plateau. The beams were in poor condition and the team had carried out preliminary restoration work in situ before transporting them to ... Read More


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Ancient naval bases found in Athens’ Piraeus Harbour

Published on June 28th, 2016 | by Admin

Researchers working in Greece have mapped the remains of ancient naval bases in Piraeus, the harbour city of Athens. “We have identified, for the first time, the 5th century BC naval bases of Piraeus – the ... Read More


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Roman “whistling” bullets found in Scotland

Published on June 27th, 2016 | by Admin

Cast-lead sling bullets found in Scotland have been found with drilled holes that caused them to whistle when being flung through the air. These holes converted the bullets into a “terror weapon,” said archaeologist John Reid ... Read More


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Antikythera Mechanism text deciphered

Published on June 27th, 2016 | by Admin

Researchers using X-ray scanning equipment have managed to decipher label text on the Antikythera Mechanism. After more than a decade’s efforts using cutting-edge scanning equipment, an international team of scientists has now read about 3,500 characters ... Read More


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Monumental structure found via satellite at Petra

Published on June 24th, 2016 | by Admin

High-resolution satellite imagery of the ancient site of Petra in Jordan has revealed traces of a previously unknown monument. The newly revealed structure consists of a 184-by-161-foot (about 56-by-49-meter) platform that encloses a slightly smaller platform ... Read More


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2,000-year-old Bog Butter found in Ireland

Published on June 23rd, 2016 | by Admin

2,000-year-old “bog butter” has been found 12 feet below the surface in the Emlagh Bog in Ireland. Bog butter was often buried to preserve it to be dug up at a later date. Other research has ... Read More