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Prehistoric bracelets found in New Guinea

Published on January 15th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Prehistoric shell bracelets made from coral have been discovered in Papua, Indonesia. “Most of the coral sea bracelets found in the hill slopes have been eroded by the water flowing in Lake Sentani,” Hari Suroto, an ... Read More


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Pilot’s jacket recovered from USS Monitor conserved

Published on January 15th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A jacket recovered from the USS Monitor, which sank in 1862, is set to go on display at the USS Monitor Center in Virginia after conservation efforts are complete. Found inside the vessel’s famous gun turret ... Read More


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Ancient tomb rediscovered in Bulgaria

Published on January 14th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Construction work in the city of Varna, Bulgaria, has revealed an ancient tomb. The repair teams stumbled upon the tomb on Thursday. Its approximate whereabouts had been known since the beginning of the 20th century, the ... Read More


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Horses and chariots found in Chinese tomb complex

Published on January 14th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists investigating a 2,800-year-old tomb complex in Central China have unearthed nearly 30 wooden chariots and 50 pairs of horses. All the tombs have been found on the same piece of land, with a separate “mass ... Read More


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Dogs came to the Americas 10,000 years ago

Published on January 13th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A mitochondrial DNA study carried out on the remains of 84 dogs collected from over a dozen ancient sites has revealed that dogs came to the New World only 10,000 years ago. In some samples, the ... Read More


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Medieval tannery found in Norwich, England

Published on January 13th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Excavations at a construction site in Norwich, England, have turned up the remains of a medieval tannery. They found so many goat horncores – the bones at the centre of horns – that archaeologists think the ... Read More


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Pharaonic rock carvings found in Egyptian quarry

Published on January 12th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Rock inscriptions depicting the transfer of two obelisks from a quarry has been found at Gebel el Silsila in Egypt. “The work technique shows a notable cooperation among the workers and the workshops at the quarry. ... Read More


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Palindromic amulet found in Cyprus

Published on January 12th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists working in Cyprus have unearthed an amulet that contains an inscription which can be read backwards as well as forwards. On the other side of the amulet is an inscription, written in Greek, that reads ... Read More


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