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Enormous cult complex found in ancient Thracian city

Published on September 18th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists in Bulgaria have uncovered an enormous cult complex at the ancient Thracian city of Perperikon. The complex consists of at least 9 altars each 2 meters in diameter located on an area of 12 square ... Read More


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Neolithic carvings may show human eyes and eyebrows

Published on September 18th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A burial mound on an Orkney island may contain carvings showing human eyes and eyebrows. Richard Strachan, senior archaeologist with the Historic Scotland cultural resources team, said: “Initial comparisons do show a similarity in use of ... Read More


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4,500-year-old Neolithic habitation site found in Ireland

Published on September 18th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

What could be the oldest habitation site found in the Burren has been discovered at Caherconnell, Ireland. Director of the dig, Graham Hull said yesterday that the team of archaeologists “were whooping and jumping up and ... Read More


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Tyrannosaurus Rex’s miniature ancestor

Published on September 18th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur, the Raptorex kriegsteini, which looks exactly like a miniature Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton. But this scaled-down version, which was about nine feet long and weighed only 150 pounds, lived 125 million ... Read More


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Second Temple Period stepped street discovered in Israel

Published on September 17th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A section of a stepped street paved in stone slabs has been found 550 meters south of the Temple Mount. According to Prof. Ronny Reich, “In the Second Temple Period, pilgrims would begin the ascent to ... Read More


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Buried ancient Egyptian animals came from private zoo

Published on September 17th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Evidence has been found that the animals found in tombs in Hierakonpolis belonged in a menagerie run by the city’s ruler. Click through the gallery to read more about the discoveries there. At the edge of ... Read More


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17th century village discovered near Jamestown, Virginia

Published on September 17th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The short-lived village of Argall Towne, Jamestown’s first suburb, has been found. The village was started in 1617 by Capt. Samuel Argall, then a colorful lieutenant governor of the colony. It thrived for three years, but ... Read More


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