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Painting is likely self-portrait by Leonardo da Vinci

Published on May 21st, 2010 | by Admin

A panel of experts have come to an agreement that an oil-on-wood painting of a middle-aged man is likely a self-portrait by Leonardo da Vinci. A dozen of scientists and David Bershad, an art history professor ... Read More


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Erosion threatens Alaskan archaeological sites

Published on May 21st, 2010 | by Admin

Accelerated erosion is threatening to eradicate archaeological sites along Alaska’s coast. The boat pictured on the cover of this newspaper sat on a bluff overlooking the Beaufort Sea when it was photographed in the summer of ... Read More


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2,000-year-old pagan altar unearthed in Jerusalem

Published on May 21st, 2010 | by Admin

A 2,000-year-old incense altar has been uncovered at a hospital construction site in Israel. Israeli archaeologists say workers have uncovered an ancient pagan altar while clearing ground for construction of a hotly disputed hospital emergency room. ... Read More


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King Tut’s leftover bandages found in long-forgotten jars

Published on May 20th, 2010 | by Admin

Scraps of King Tut’s bandages have been found in long-forgotten jars at the Metopolitan Museum of Art in New York. King Tutankhamun’s mummy was wrapped in custom-made bandages similar to modern first aid gauzes, an exhibit ... Read More


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Iron Age bones in Derbyshire belong to pregnant woman

Published on May 20th, 2010 | by Admin

Tests carried out on an Iron Age skeleton found in Derbyshire reveal that they belonged to a pregnant woman. Experts said they were surprised by the female find because the site, near Monsal Dale in the ... Read More


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Files reveal British WWII biological weapons trials

Published on May 20th, 2010 | by Admin

Apparently British scientists during World War II experimented with ways of spreading foot-and-mouth disease and other lethal infections like dysentery, cholera and typhoid. An extensive list of the contagious agents and plagues that could be turned ... Read More


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Anglo-Saxon settlement found in Gloucestershire

Published on May 20th, 2010 | by Admin

An Anglo-Saxon settlement which dates between the 6th and 8th centuries has been found in Gloucestershire, England. Steve Sheldon, of Cotswold Archaeology, said it was previously thought the area did not succumb to Saxon control during ... Read More