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200-year-old artifacts found at Fort Edmonton

Published on May 26th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

European artifacts dating back to 1810 have been found at the location of Fort Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. Glass beads, a ring and a clay pipe unearthed during construction of the new Walterdale Bridge tell a ... Read More


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1,500-year-old pollen found in Japan

Published on May 26th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A tiny about of pollen from 1,500-year-old basil plants has been found at the Makimuku ruins in Japan. The basil, the oldest found in Japan, dates back more than 1,500 years and originated in the tropics ... Read More


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Brick wall found in Iran’s Burnt City

Published on May 22nd, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

  A brick wall standing more than 5 feet tall has been unearthed at the Bronze Age Burnt City in Iran. Archaeologists have unearthed the tallest wall ever found near the ancient site of Burnt City ... Read More


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Leprosy found in 1,500-year-old skeleton

Published on May 21st, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A new study carried out on 1,500-year-old remains found in eastern England have confirmed that the main suffered from leprosy. The bones of the man, probably in his 20s, show changes consistent with leprosy, such as ... Read More


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17th-century Spanish wreck found off Panama coast

Published on May 21st, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists searching for ships belonging to Captain Henry Morgan have discovered the wreck of the Encarnación, a 17th-century Spanish ship. In 1681, the Spanish merchant ship Encarnación sank during a storm near the mouth of the ... Read More


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MH370 search located unknown shipwreck

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

An underwater vehicle being used to search for the wreckage of the still-missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 has stumbled across a previously unknown shipwreck. “There were characteristics of the contact that made it unlikely to be ... Read More


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Remains of Saxon child found at Hereford Cathedral

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of a Saxon child between the ages of 10-12 have been unearthed at Hereford Cathedral in England. “The child seems to have been a very poorly young person but was buried with dignity.” The ... Read More


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Townfolk lived longer in Romain Britain

Published on May 19th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

An analysis of more than 300 remains from Roman Britain suggests that those who lived in towns lived longer than those who did not. “The assumption is always that if you’re living in the countryside it’s ... Read More