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2,000-year-old bronze Coins found in Egypt

Published on April 23rd, 2010 | by Admin

A hoard of bronze coins with the face of King Ptolemy III, has been found in Fayoum Oasis. Archaeologists unearthed 383 bronze coins dating back to King Ptolemy III who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century ... Read More


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Greek temple found with assembly instructions

Published on April 23rd, 2010 | by Admin

A 6th century B.C. Greek temple-style building has been found in Italy, complete with instructions on how to put it together. Each stone component bears identification symbols showing how they fit together, just like a bed ... Read More


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Jerusalem reopens Old City gate after restoration

Published on April 22nd, 2010 | by Admin

Jerusalem has reopened their popular 16th-century gate to the Old City after the completion of a renovation and cleaning project. Jaffa Gate, one of four main entrances to the Old City, was built by Jerusalem’s Ottoman ... Read More


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What to do with Nazi-era flak towers?

Published on April 22nd, 2010 | by Admin

Planners in Vienna are deciding what to do with six huge WWII anti-aircraft towers that dot their city. The flak towers were built by forced labour. On the walls inside you can still see graffiti, written ... Read More


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4,000-year-old lentil plants to be transplanted

Published on April 22nd, 2010 | by Admin

Plants grown from 4,000-year-old lentil seeds found at a dig in turkey are set to be transplanted from the lab into the field. Speaking to the press, Dr. Nüket Bingöl of the biology department at Dumlup?nar ... Read More


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Archaeologists commence excavations at Arbil, Iraq

Published on April 22nd, 2010 | by Admin

A team of archaeologists has arrived to commence excavations at Arbil in Northern Iraq, the first to be performed in the area after seven years of conflict. Iraq, which the ancient Greeks called Mesopotamia or ‘land ... Read More


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Letter written by John Quincy Adams found

Published on April 22nd, 2010 | by Admin

A letter written by the United State’s sixth president, John Quincy Adams, has been found in a box in a Massachusetts city hall’s basement. The letter, dated Sept. 8, 1826, outlines the burial wishes of his ... Read More