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17th-century shallow grave found in Oxford

Published on March 17th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The shallow grave of a woman who was buried in the 17th century has been found in Oxford, England. The body of a young woman buried with a silver shilling on her eye in a 17th ... Read More


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Stone tool uncovered by Alaska landslide

Published on March 16th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A prehistoric stone tool has been discovered after an Alaskan landslide brought it to the surface. A devastating landslide near Sitka last year has produced an interesting discovery — evidence of early human occupation. Against unbelievable ... Read More


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Mass graves of plague victims found in Paris

Published on March 16th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of more than 200 people have been uncovered by construction in Paris. The site was formerly the cemetery of a hospital that functioned from the 12th to the 17th century but it was believed ... Read More


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Anglo-Saxon pendant found in Norfolk

Published on March 12th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

An archaeology student exploring a private field with a metal detector stumbled across a gold and jewelled pendant, leading to the grave of an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman. The pendant is the undoubted star find from the excavation, ... Read More


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Secret room found at ancient Sidon temple

Published on March 12th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

An underground room has been discovered at the Temple of Sidon in Lebanon. Claude Serhal Doumit, head of the delegation, described the finding as significant, and said the room had been concealed by later developments built ... Read More


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Islamic coins found in Viking shield boss

Published on March 11th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A leather purse containing several Islamic coins has been found inside a Viking shield boss at a site where a sword was found by a metal detectorist last year. Arabs (Moors) conquered Spain in the year ... Read More


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Well-preserved Roman tombstone found in England

Published on March 11th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

An extremely well-preserved Roman tombstone has been found in Cirencester, England. What’s weird is that the inscription only fills half of the panel, so there’s a space left below it. “You can see horizontal marking-out lines, ... Read More


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19th century shipwreck beer analysed

Published on March 10th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Researchers have analysed the contents of four bottles of beer that date back to the 1840s which were found in a Baltic Sea shipwreck. The new analysis found that bacteria inside the beer bottles survived 170 ... Read More


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