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The world’s first protractor

An object found in the tomb of an Egyptian architect may be the world's first protractor. The architect Kha helped to build pharaohs' tombs during the 18th dynasty, around 1400 BC. His own tomb was discovered intact in 1906 by archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli in Deir-al-Medina, near the Valley of the Kings.

Mosaic of Apollo found in Roman tunnel

A mosaic-covered wall has been found in a tunnel built to support Trajan's Baths. Archaeologists and city officials unveiled the recent find to reporters Friday on the Oppian Hill. The mosaic-covered wall is 16 meters (53 feet) wide and at least 2 meters (6.6 feet) high. Officials think the wall continues down

Apostle’s tomb found in Turkish church

A tomb believed to belong to St. Philip has been unearthed during excavations in the ancient city of Hierapolis in Turkey. Italian professor Francesco D'Andria said archeologists found the tomb of the biblical figure -- one of the 12 original disciples of Jesus -- while working on the ruins of a

Carved Olmec relief found in Mexico

Archaeologists in Mexico have uncovered a 2,800-year-old monument carved by the Olmecs. The work – standing more than 1.5 meters (5 feet) tall – was discovered in late April on the north slope of Chalcatzingo as archaeologists were building a containing wall and protective roofs for the other monoliths in the

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