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2,000-year-old Roman sculpture found in Denmark

Published on January 30th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A bronze Roman sculpture which dates back 2,000 years has been found on the Danish island of Falster. The tiny bronze figure represents an elderly, bearded, balding man with thick lips and a plump nose. The ... Read More


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Evidence of surgery found on pre-Columbian remains

Published on January 29th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Skeletons found at the pre-Columbian site of Kuelap in Peru show signs of bone surgery. The two moderately healthy male skeletons, one an adolescent and the other an adult of 30-34 years of age, were found ... Read More


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X-rays reveal letters in carbonized scrolls

Published on January 29th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

X-ray technology has been employed to detect words and letters in ancient scrolls carbonized by the eruption that destroyed Pompeii. Scientists have read ancient scrolls not opened since they were carbonized by the eruption of Mount ... Read More


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Remains of 5 people found in Amphipolis tomb

Published on January 28th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of at least 5 people have been found buried in a vast tomb at Amphipolis in Greece. Archaeologists unearthed bones from at least five people, including a woman aged over 60, a newborn baby, ... Read More


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Possible Emperor’s tomb found in Japan

Published on January 28th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A 7th-century burial mound that may have belonged to an Emperor has been found at the Koyamada ruins in Nara Prefecture. “The mound is highly likely the first burial site of Emperor Jomei (593-641), described in ... Read More


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Dairying in Ireland dates back 6,000 years

Published on January 27th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

New research conducted on ancient pots have revealed that Ireland’s dairies date back 6,000 years. Dr Jessica Smyth of Bristol’s School of Chemistry analysed nearly 500 pots from the Neolithic, the period when people switched from ... Read More


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Gold artifacts found in Kazakhstan burial mound

Published on January 27th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Three golden and bronze artifacts have been found in the Kok Kainar burial mound in Kazakhstan. Archaeological research was conducted by an expedition from the museum of history of Almaty in the burial mound of Kok ... Read More


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Skull reveals ancient polar bear attack

Published on January 26th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Analysis of a 19th-century Sadlermiut woman’s skull shows evidence of polar bear attack. One particular item caught the attention of museum archeologist Karen Ryan: the punctured skull of a Sadlermiut woman, which was first excavated from ... Read More


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