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Pristine imperial tomb found in Peru

An untouched tomb containing the remains of three queens who ruled during the Wari Empire (700 A.D. - 1000 A.D.) has been unearthed in Peru. It was a stunning discovery: the first unlooted imperial tomb of the Wari, the ancient civilization that built South America's earliest empire between 700 and 1000

19 stelae found in newly discovered Mayan city

Archaeologists have identified 19 inscribed stelae at the recently discoveed Mayan city of Chactun. The expert in epigraphy, who is part of the expedition endorsed by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), and who advanced deep into the Biosphere Reserve of Calakmul, explained that from the pieces found at

Colonial America’s oldest murder solved

Archaeologists have solved the murder mystery surrounding JR102C, one of Jamestown's first settlers, who was found with a lead bullet in his leg. Now, 17 years later, the forensic archaeologists at Jamestown may have identified the victim and, therefore, the perpetrator of the crime. Recent evidence, Kelso says, points to a

Egyptian statue mysteriously spins in museum display case

An Egyptian statue at the Manchester Museum in England is attracting attention after it began mysteriously spinning, completing a full counter-clockwise rotation over a period of 7 days. Check out the article for a time-lapse video! The 10-inch tall relic, which dates back to 1800 BC, was found in a mummy’s

Ancient Roman road unearthed in Jerusalem

Archaeologists working in Northern Jerusalem have uncovered the remains of a Roman road which dates back 1,800 years. According to the excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, “This is the first time we have encountered such a finely preserved section of the road in Jerusalem”. The road was

5,500-year-old Sumerian beer recreated

Archaeologists have teamed up with brewers at the Great Lakes Brewing Company to recreate a 5,500-year-old Sumerian beer, using only clay vessels and a wooden spoon. There is an unresolved argument in academic circles about whether the invention of beer was the primary reason that people in Mesopotamia, considered the birthplace

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