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Statue of boy’s head may be that of a young Nero

Published on October 2nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists have found a statue of a boy’s head that they believe might be a depiction of a young Nero, one of the most hated Roman Emperors. The head found at Fishbourne Roman Palace, West Sussex, ... Read More


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17th century witch-bottle found beneath parking lot in England

Published on October 2nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

An intact witch-bottle, used to ward off witches and evil spirits, has been found beneath a car park in Staffordshire, England. Andrew Norton, project manager from Oxford Archaeology, said: “This is a very interesting find. People ... Read More


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Huge cache of dinosaur eggs found in India

Published on October 2nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A giant cache of hundreds of dinosaur egg clusters have been found in southern India. It was a chance find discovered when a team of scientists were locating a place to excavate an ancient riverbed in ... Read More


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A brief (pun intended) history of men’s underwear

Published on October 2nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Mental_Floss has compiled an interesting history of men’s underwear. Variations on the loincloth seem to have persisted into the Middle Ages, when loose-fitting trousers called braies came into fashion. These linen duds extended from the waist ... Read More


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The remains of the world’s oldest brain

Published on October 1st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

An archaeological expedition calims to have found the remains of the worlds oldest human brain, dating back over 5,000 years. An analysis performed by the Keck Carbon Cycle Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at the University of ... Read More


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Amphitheatre found at ancient port outside Rome

Published on October 1st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient Roman amphitheatre at an ancient port outside of Rome. The team, led by the University of Southampton, say the arena could have held up to 2,000 people and been used for ... Read More


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