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The world’s oldest engraving discovered in shell

Published on December 15th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

While cataloging a collection of mollusk shells found in the 19th century, a researcher noticed an engraving inside one of the shells that is 300,000 years older than the previously thought oldest engraving. “When I got ... Read More


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The largest stone carved by human hands

Published on December 12th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists working in Lebanon have uncovered the largest stone ever carved by human hands. Still partially buried, the monolith measures 19.6 meters (64 feet) in length, 6 meters (19.6 feet) wide, and is at least 5.5 ... Read More


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DNA confirms King Richard III’s remains

Published on December 11th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

DNA analysis has conclusively proved that the remains found under an English parking lot two years ago do, in fact, belong to King Richard III. “The evidence is overwhelming that these are indeed the remains of ... Read More


The A303 Stonehenge tunnel is part of a £15bn better roads strategy.

Reactions divided on tunnel underneath Stonehenge

Published on December 11th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Reactions are divided regarding a proposal to dig a tunnel under Stonehenge to bury the A303. Reaction to the government’s announcement of proposals to bury the A303 under Stonehenge in a tunnel is deeply split among ... Read More


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Paleolithic Venus figurine found in France

Published on December 10th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A 23,000-year-old limestone Venus figurine has been uncovered in northern France. “We were expecting to find classical vestiges such as tooled flint or bones,” said archaeologist Clement Paris. But on their second day of fieldwork, the ... Read More


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Neolithic ax found in Denmark

Published on December 10th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A neolithic ax, complete with wooden handle, has been found on the Danish island of Lolland. The 5,500-year-old Neolithic axe was found during archaeological surveys ahead of a multi-billion euro tunnel project. The axe seems to ... Read More


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Army enlisted to help x-ray sword

Published on December 9th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists have turned to the army for help in x-raying an Anglo-Saxon sword that is too large for their usual machines. “The x-ray images confirmed several things that we suspected about the sword, and revealed some ... Read More


Tomb paintings examined in Amphipolis

Published on December 9th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Painted figures have been found on the door frames of a 2,300-year-old tomb currently being excavated in Amphipolis. Painted human figures have been discovered at the mysterious, richly-decorated tomb in Amphipolis in northern Greece, according to ... Read More


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