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17th century artifacts found at Irish castle

Published on November 17th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Construction workers installing an elevator at Rathfarnham Castle uncovered a hoard of 17th century artifacts found between two stone floors. Among the items discovered was a foldable toothbrush, clay pipes, jewellery, porcelain, coins, chamber pots, crystal ... Read More


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Peruvian dig unearths child sacrifices

Published on November 14th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists working in Peru have unearthed the remains of 42 children and 76 llamas who were sacrificed 600 years ago. Their latest excavation uncovered numerous additional sacrificial victims, which will allow for a more detailed reconstruction ... Read More


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Aluminum debris linked to Amelia Earhart

Published on November 13th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A piece of aluminum debris found on a southwestern Pacific atoll has been identified has belonging to Amelia Earhart’s plane. According to researchers at The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which has long been ... Read More


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Cannon recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge

Published on November 13th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A 23rd cannon has been recovered from the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. The trip was the latest in 17 years of recovery efforts at the Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck site. The flagship of ... Read More


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Deep-water divers reach 2,000-year-old shipwreck

Published on November 12th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A team of deep-water divers are helping archaeologists excavate the wreck of a 2,000-year-old shipwreck found under 410 feet of water near the Aeolian Islands, off the Italian coast. Archaeologists working with the team have so ... Read More


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High-tech imagery reveal Philae Obelisk heiroglyphics

Published on November 12th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Modern imaging techniques are being applied to examine the faded inscriptions on the Philae Obelisk in England. “The last time anyone made a good record of what was on this stone was in 1821 when a ... Read More


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17th century French ship to be reassembled in Texas

Published on November 11th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of La Belle, a French frigate which sank off the Texas coast in 1686, are set to be reassembled after undergoing conservation work. “It’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s like a ... Read More


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Roman gums were healthier than ours

Published on November 11th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A team of archaeologists have determined that people living in Romain Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants. A team at King’s College London and the Natural History Museum found only 5% of adults had ... Read More


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