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Viking sword found in Norway

Published on July 30th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A sword dating to the late Viking Age has been uncovered from a burial in southern Norway. The sword must have belonged to a wealthy man who lived in the late Viking Age. The sword is ... Read More


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New mosaics found in Galilee synagogue

Published on July 30th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Researchers working in the east aisle of a 5th-century synagogue in Galilee have uncovered new portions of floor mosaics. New digging reveals that the inscription is in the center of a large square panel with human ... Read More


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Prehistoric town unearthed in Dorset, England

Published on July 29th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of 150 Iron Age roundhouses have been found in Dorset, England. Researchers have already excavated 16 of the houses. Dr Miles Russell, an archaeologist at Bournemouth University and co-director of the Durotriges Big Dig ... Read More


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Stone age tools reveal cultural differences

Published on July 29th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A study of stone tools found at sites 600 miles apart in South Africa are revealing the cultural differences between the groups that made them. Two of South Africa’s most famous archaeological sites, Sibudu and Blombos, ... Read More


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Early humans probably cooked scavenged meat

Published on July 28th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

  New research indicates that early humans would have had to cook their scavenged meat in order to reduce bacterial loads. Most scientists agree that cooking dates back about 1.9 million years. To take a closer ... Read More


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Ancient Greek inscription found in Bulgaria

Published on July 28th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A Greek inscription dating back to the 1st-century A.D. has been found at the ancient spa resort of Aquae Calidae, in Bulgaria. An ancient inscription providing valuable information about the history of Ancient Thrace in its ... Read More


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Remains of US Marines found on Pacific atoll

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of 36 marines who died during WWII have been found on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa. Remote sensing devices, ground penetrating radar and even a cadaver dog were also used to find the missing ... Read More


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Complete Roman fresco found in France

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A complete Romain fresco dating back between 20-70 B.C. has been found in Arles, France. The fresco is unique as it is one of the only full murals that has been found outside Italy – others ... Read More