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Complete crossbow found with Terracotta Army

Published on March 27th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A complete crossbow, complete with bow string made from animal tendon, has been found with the Terracotta Army in Xi’an, China. Among hundreds of pieces of crossbows unearthed in the past, this one is said to ... Read More


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Celtic bronze bracelet discovered in Poland

Published on March 26th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A Celtic bronze bracelet dating back to the 3rd century B.C. has been found in southeastern Poland. Scientists were informed of the discovery by the finder. Only fragments of the bracelet were preserved. According to the ... Read More


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Animal fats found on 500,000-year-old tools

Published on March 26th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Animal fats residue has been found on 500,000-year-old flint tools unearthed in southern Israel. The archaeological record indicates that elephants must have played a significant role in early human diet and culture during Palaeolithic times in ... Read More


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Early Roman fort found in Italy

Published on March 25th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Lidar technology has led to the discovery of an early Roman fort, dating back to 178 B.C., near Trieste, Italy. The finding is big news for researchers studying the Roman Empire—the timing of building of the ... Read More


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Ring reveals Viking/Islamic contact

Published on March 25th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

An engraved 9th century ring found in a Viking grave in Sweden is revealing contact between Vikings and the Islamic world. Excavators of a Viking trading center in Sweden called Birka recovered the silver ring in ... Read More


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Malaria test developed for ancient human remains

Published on March 24th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Scientists have developed a test for ancient human remains to determine if the deceased had Malaria. A Yale University scientist has developed a promising new method to identify malaria in the bone marrow of ancient human ... Read More


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Ancient Egyptian tax receipt translated

Published on March 24th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Researchers have translated a rare ancient Egyptian land-transfer tax receipt. Written in Greek on a piece of pottery, the receipt states that a person (the name is unreadable) and his friends paid a land-transfer tax that ... Read More


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Bronze Pan mask found in Israel

Published on March 23rd, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A large bronze mask depicting the god of pleasure and music, Pan, has been found at Hippos-Sussita National Park in Israel. According to Dr. Michael Eisenberg, bronze masks of this size are extremely rare and usually ... Read More


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