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“End of the World” party damages Maya site

Partiers celebrating the "end of the world" have damaged a temple at the Maya site of Tikal in Guatemala.   "Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damage," said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical adviser at the site, which is located some 550 kilometers (340 miles) north of Guatemala City. "We are fine

Roman arts centre found beneath Piazza Venezia in Rome

An arts centre built by Roman emperor Hadrian in 123 A.D. has been found beneath the Piazza Venezia in Rome.   Archaeologists who have completed the excavation of a 900-seat arts centre under one of Rome's busiest roundabouts are calling it the most important Roman discovery in 80 years. The centre, built by

1,200-year-old Zapotec tomb found in Mecixo

A 1,200-year-old Zapotec tomb has been found at the site of Atzompa in Oaxaca.   The discovery in the southern state of Oaxaca was made during work to preserve the remains of what the experts believe was a home inhabited between A.D. 750-900, the National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH,

The oldest water wells in Europe

Archeologists in Germany have uncovered four water wells which date back 7,000 years.   The four wells, which reach seven metres into the earth and were likely used to provide a small settlement with fresh water, did not match up with what historians believed man was capable of at that time. The discovery

2,000-year-old hospital found in Sri Lanka

A hospital which dates back 2,000 years has been found in the ancient city of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.   Archaeological researchers of Sri Lanka have discovered the ruins of an ancient hospital, believed to be about 2,000 years old, in Anuradhapura, the historic capital city of North Central Province. The ruins of

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