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Archaeologist recreates ancient brews

Published on October 14th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Patrick McGovern, an archaeologist from the University of Pennsylvania, loves recreating ancient potables. Over time, McGovern became interested in ancient pottery, then discovering what was inside the pottery. A colleague presented him with a large jar from ... Read More


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A ‘virtually priceless’ Roman vase

Published on October 14th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A 2,000-year-old Roman vase has been hailed as one of the most important of its kind. Julian Roup, a Bonhams expert, said: "There are three reasons that the vase is virtually priceless. "The first is that ... Read More


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Tsunami may have inspired legend of Atlantis

Published on October 14th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Scientists are suggesting that the volcanic explosion that obliterated much of the island that might have inspired the legend of Atlantis apparently triggered a tsunami that traveled hundreds of miles. The islands that make up the ... Read More


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Treasure hunt fatalities in Egypt

Published on October 14th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Six Egyptians have died while hunting for treasure when the floor beneath them collapsed. This isn't the first time it has happened either. Early this month, rescue teams spent four days desperately trying to save six ... Read More


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5,000-year-old tombs found in Malta

Published on October 14th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists have found two 5,000-year-old tombs at Kercem, Malta. The rock-cut tombs lay undisturbed for almost 5,000 years. They may have been first encountered during the construction of the Kercem parish church, between 1846–51, which involved ... Read More


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$20,000 portrait revealed to be $160,000,000 da Vinci

Published on October 13th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Experts believe a painting can be attributed to the master Leonardo da Vinci after discovering his fingerprint on the portrait. A Paris laboratory has found that a fingerprint on the picture is 'highly comparable' to one ... Read More


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A third of dinosaurs species never existed

Published on October 13th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A controversial new theory is suggesting that as many as a third of all dinosaur species discovered so far may never have existed in the first place. That's because young dinosaurs didn't look like Mini-Me versions ... Read More


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