telaviv

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


church

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


kalkeri

15th-century stone relic found in India

Published on January 11th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A rare 15th-century relic has been found in Kalkeri, India. In an official release, deputy director of archaeology and museums, S K Potnis, said that the stone was rare as it was a memorial to a ... Read More


mosaic

How the Alexander mosaic was used by the Romans

Published on January 11th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

DiscoveryNews has an interesting article about how the Romans would have used the Alexander mosaic in Pompeii. Once the visitors had entered the room — we might imagine a group of dinner-guests led by their host ... Read More


neadnerthal

Neanderthals wore make-up

Published on January 11th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Scientists claim to have found shells used by the Neanderthal’s to hold body paint. Black sticks of the pigment manganese, which may have been used as body paint by Neanderthals, have previously been discovered in Africa. ... Read More


pyramid

Free men built the pyramids, not slaves

Published on January 11th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Tombs discovered near the great pyramids in Egypt suggest that they were built by free men, not slaves. The location of the tombs, where workers who built the pyramids of Khufu (Cheops) and Khafre (Chephren) are ... Read More