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120,000-year-old stone tools found in Japan

The oldest stone tools ever found in Japan have been discovered in Shimane prefecture in Western Japan. The tools, which had been sharpened like knives, date from the Middle Palaeolithic period, according to Kazuto Matsufuji, a professor at Kyoto’s Doshisha University, the newspaper said. The oldest stone tools previously found in

Egyptian mummy’s cause of death determined to be tuberculosis

Analysis of a 2,600-year-old Egyptian mummy named Irtyersenu's tissues show she died of tuberculosis, not ovarian cancer as was perviously though. Thwarted by the difficulty of obtaining a well-preserved sample of DNA, they took material from the bones and soft tissues and tested it with liquid chromatography, analysing it for chemical

World’s oldest lighthouse to be saved

A lighthouse located in Turkey which dates back nearly 2,000 years has received restoration funding from the government. The lighthouse has been dated to around A.D. 60 because the name of Nero, the Roman emperor at the time, was found on significant remnants of the circular inscription that surrounded the structure. Havva

Amazing ancient architecture: Remains found of Nero’s rotating banquet hall

Archaeologists have unveiled what they think are the remains of Roman emperor Nero's circular banquet hall, which rotated day and night to imitate the Earth's movement and impress guests. The dig so far has turned up the foundations of the room, the rotating mechanism underneath and part of an attached space