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Mayan pyramid murals reveal daily life

Published on November 18th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A series of Maya wall murals are providing archaeologists with a look at the day-to-day life of the Maya people. Previously known Maya murals all depict the ruling elite, victories in battle, or religious themes. But ... Read More


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Footage of human headshrinking ceremony in South America

Published on November 18th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

National Geographic has come across the only known footage of an actual human headshrinking ceremony in South America. Warning, the above video might be a bit graphic for some. You don’t see the actual severed head (except ... Read More


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Pre-Columbian cemetery found in Costa Rica

Published on November 17th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists have uncovered a Pre-Columbian cemetery dating back between 300 and 800A.D. According to Corrales, the cemetery was built by an indigenous group of the Huetares who inhabited the area between 300 and 800 AD. “During ... Read More


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Mesolithic flint weapons found in Leicestershire, England

Published on November 17th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Excavations at a Prehistoric site in Leicestershire, England have turned up a large number of flint tools and flakes. Over 5000 worked flints came from this small area, including flint cores used for tool creation, blades, flakes ... Read More


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How the Nazi Grinch stole Christmas

Published on November 17th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Apparently the Nazi Party tried their best to remove Christ from Christmas by paganising carols, the effects of which continue to this day. Many of the changes made under Hitler, put in place to remove the ... Read More


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Odd rock cairns pique interest in West Virginia

Published on November 17th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists are trying to figure out who built the strange rock piles found on West Virginia farm. Wise said it seems unlikely that the Cabell County rock cairns are the result of someone having cleared off ... Read More


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2,000-year-old Roman bath drain in Britain to be explored

Published on November 17th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Britain’s oldest bath overflow, the Great Drain, is to be explored for the first time. For two millennia the Great Drain has carried the mineral-rich waters of Britain’s only hot spring from the Roman Bath in ... Read More


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