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Ancient Egyptian tax receipt translated

Published on March 24th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Researchers have translated a rare ancient Egyptian land-transfer tax receipt. Written in Greek on a piece of pottery, the receipt states that a person (the name is unreadable) and his friends paid a land-transfer tax that ... Read More


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Bronze Pan mask found in Israel

Published on March 23rd, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A large bronze mask depicting the god of pleasure and music, Pan, has been found at Hippos-Sussita National Park in Israel. According to Dr. Michael Eisenberg, bronze masks of this size are extremely rare and usually ... Read More


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Cave paintings found in Spain

Published on March 23rd, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Paleolithic cave paintings have been found in Aurea Cave in Cantabria, Spain. The cave drawings include what appears to be a reoccurring sign, consisting of a red vertical line and dots and appearing at different locations ... Read More


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Lost Homo Erectus tooth found in Sweden

Published on March 20th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A 500,000-year-old teeth belonging to “Peking Man” have been found in unpacked boxes from Otto Zdansky’s expedition to the caves of Zhoukoudian near Beijing in the 1920s. ‘It is a spectacular find’, says Per Ahlberg. ‘We ... Read More


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The world’s oldest Pretzel

Published on March 19th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of 250-year-old pretzel, as well as a roll and croissant, have been found at a site in Bavaria, Germany. Silvia Codreanau-Windauer from the Bavarian Bureau for the Conservation of Historic Monuments confirmed that: “this ... Read More


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Neanderthal eagle talon jewelry found in Croatia

Published on March 19th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Polished eagle talons found in Croatia 100 years ago have been reexamined and researchers now believe the talons were worn by Neanderthals as jewelry 130,000 years ago. However, a discovery that includes a University of Kansas ... Read More


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Yucatan struck by Tsunami 1,500 years ago

Published on March 18th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

New evidence suggests the Yucatan Peninsula may have been hit by multiple tsunamis between 1,500 to 900 years ago. There are several lines of evidence for an ancient tsunami, foremost a large, wedge-shaped berm about 15 ... Read More


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2,300-year-old stash of silver found in Israeli cave

Published on March 18th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A spelunker exploring a cave in northern Israel came across a stash of silver jewelry hidden in the cave 2,300 years ago. Zakai was recently spelunking with his father and a friend, all of whom are ... Read More


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