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Alexander the Great’s men wore body armour made of linen

Published on January 12th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Alexander the Great’s men wore linothorax, a type of body armour made by laminated layers of linin. A Kevlar-like armor might have helped Alexander the Great (356–323 B.C.) conquer nearly the entirety of the known world ... Read More


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Ancient bronze mirrors unearthed in Japan

Published on January 12th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

331 broken pieces belong to 81 ancient bronze mirrors have been unearthed from a stone chamber in Sakurai, Japan. The pieces, which belonged to 13 different kinds of mirrors, were the largest number to be excavated ... Read More


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Massive Taharqa statue discovered in Sudan

Published on January 12th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A massive statute of the 25th dynasty Nubian pharaoh Taharqa has been discovered deep in Sudan. No statue of a pharaoh has ever been found further south of Egypt than this one. “That’s one reason it’s ... Read More


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British Museum delays sending Cyrus Cylinder to Iran

Published on January 12th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The British Museum has delayed sending the Cyrus Cylinder back to Iran after discovering two cuneiform inscriptions elsewhere in the museum’s collection that may shed light on the cylinder’s missing passages. After that, “it is intended that ... Read More


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8,000-year-old home and hippo bones found near Tel Aviv

Published on January 12th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of an 8,000-year-old building as well as hippopotamus bones and shards of pottery have been found near Tel Aviv, Israel. The remains, found on the banks of the Yarkon river, are the earliest discovered ... Read More


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Jordan wants the Dead Sea Scrolls back

Published on January 12th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Jordan has complained to the United Nations in a bid to retrieve the Dead Sea Scrolls, which it claims Israel stole from them in 1967 during the Six-Day War. Jordan has asked Canada to seize the ... Read More


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19th-century French church to be demolished

Published on January 11th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A neo-Gothic 19th-century church that dominates the town of Gesté, France, is to be torn down due to it’s size, condition, and budget concerns. It was built on the ruins of a 16th-century church that was ... Read More