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Erosion reveals burial in Scottish cliff

Published on April 18th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Erosion on a cliff face on the Isle of Arran in Scotland has revealed a Bronze Age burial cist. A cist burial spotted hanging from a cliff on the edge of Scotland came from the ceremony ... Read More


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Medieval toilet found in Denmark

Published on April 17th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A 700-year-old latrine has been found in the medieval town of Odense in Denmark. A number of Medieval wooden barrels have been uncovered in Denmark, revealing their less- than-glamorous contents. Originally built to transport goods and ... Read More


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Grains point to evidence of early trade route

Published on April 17th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Grains found at campsites in central Asia suggest an ancient trade route between East and West Asia that existed 5,000 years ago. “Ancient wheat and broomcorn millet, recovered in nomadic campsites in Kazakhstan, show that prehistoric ... Read More


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Statues stolen from Sudan museum

Published on April 16th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Three statues dating back to 450 B.C. have been stolen from a museum in northern Sudan. Their disappearance underscores the lack of protection afforded Sudan’s rich but under-developed archaeological heritage. “They are small statues, about 10-15cm ... Read More


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Byzantine mosaics found in Israel

Published on April 16th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Intact mosaics have been found on the floors of a Byzantine monastery found in the Negev Desert. These tiles have managed to retain their vibrant blue, red, yellow and green colors over the centuries. The floor ... Read More


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Traces of colonial St. Louis unearthed

Published on April 15th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Evidence of a French colonial home has been found beneath layers of concrete and bricks in St. Louis. Meyer and his team have found the first evidence of where a French colonial home once stood. The ... Read More


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Byzantine monks used asbestos beneath wall paintings

Published on April 15th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Byzantine monks used asbestos in the plaster coatings underneath their wall paintings, hundreds of years before the material became ubiquitous in construction. Asbestos is a type of natural, rock-forming mineral known for its ability to separate ... Read More


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Could the pharaohs read hieroglyphics?

Published on April 14th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

New research suggests that Egyptian royal children were educated and could probably read and write. “Relatively late sources suggest that even one of the first rulers of Egypt – Aha – mastered the writing skill. He ... Read More


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