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


1,700-year-old cemetery excavated in China

Published on December 8th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A cemetery dating back 1,700 years has been excavated along the Silk Road in northwest China. The cemetery was found in the city of Kucha, which is located in present-day northwest China. Ten tombs were excavated, ... Read More

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Tourist heavily fined for defacing Colosseum

Published on December 8th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A Russian tourist has been slapped with a €20,000 fine after he was caught etching a letter into one of the ground-floor bricks of the historic Colosseum in Rome. This is the fifth tourist this year ... Read More


Bone analysis reveals mammoth-meat diet

Published on December 5th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Analysis carried out on human remains found at a prehistoric site in the Czech Republic has revealed that the people living there ate large quantities of mammoth meat. They found that humans did consume mammoth — ... Read More


1,300-year-old Egyptian spell book deciphered

Published on December 4th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A 1,300-year-old Egyptian parchement codex containing a series of invocations and spells has been deciphered. “It is a complete 20-page parchment codex, containing the handbook of a ritual practitioner,” write Malcolm Choat and Iain Gardner, who ... Read More


Ancient rock art found near Sydney

Published on December 4th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Rock art dating back tens of thousands of years has been found in Sydney’s north shore. The site, located in Sydney’s north shore area, is in a pocket of pristine bush that has kept the art ... Read More


Marble headstone unearthed in Athens

Published on December 3rd, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A marble headstone dating back to 400 B.C. has been found in the Kerameikos area of Athens. According to the official announcement, the shape and style of the sculpted marble of the headstone date from the ... Read More

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Terracotta army modeled on real soldiers

Published on December 3rd, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

New research suggests that the 7,000 soldiers that make up China’s famous Terracotta Army may each have been individually modeled off of a real soldier. “If a thief presses an ear against a door or a ... Read More

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