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WWII Spitfire pulled from Irish bog

An RAF Spitfire has been pulled from the Irish peat bog it crashed into 70 years ago. Six machine guns and about 1,000 rounds of ammunition were also discovered by archaeologists searching the Inishowen Peninsula in Co Donegal. The British fighter plane was piloted by an American, Roland "Bud" Wolf, who parachuted

Prehistoric leftovers found

Nearly 8,000-year-old BBQ leftovers have been found in the Netherlands. Stone Age barbecue consumers first went for the bone marrow and then for the ribs, suggest the leftovers of an outdoor 7,700-year-old meaty feast described in the July issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science. The remains, found in the valley of

Painted limestone blocks unearthed in Egypt

Hundreds of painted limestone blocks once used in the construction of a temple have been uncovered in Egypt. Minister of State for Antiquities Zahi Hawass said that early studies on site revealed that these blocks were dismantled and reused in the construction of edifices during the Late Ancient Egyptian period and