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Adolf Hitler’s secret family

Published on September 16th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Researchers in Belgium claim to have tracked down 39 living relatives of the Nazi dictator using DNA evidence. Analysing forgotten cigarette butts in a small village in Lower Austria, a used paper napkin in a New ... Read More


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Dementia caused by WWII?

Published on September 16th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A scientists is claiming that the dementia affecting hundreds of thousands of Britons may be the result of the second world war. Research presented at a conference in York yesterday suggested that traumatic stress can trigger ... Read More


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Prehistoric man ‘used crude sat nav’

Published on September 16th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Prehistoric man navigated his way across England using a complex network of hilltop monuments. New research suggests that they were built on a connecting grid of isosceles triangles that ‘point’ to the next site. Many are ... Read More


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500-year-old ‘unflushed loo’ yields medieval artifacts

Published on September 15th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A 500-year-old ancient drain in Scotland is turning out to be a goldmine for archaeologists. An initial excavation revealed an arched corridor almost 6ft high, and uncovered pottery fragments and gaming pieces, a complete chamber pot, ... Read More


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Ice Age remains and spearpoint found in cave in England

Published on September 15th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of various Ice Age animals, including hyenas, deer and woolly rhinos, have been found in a cave in Devon. The dig at Kents Cavern, Torquay, also unearthed a 15,000-year-old spearpoint, known as a “sagaie”, ... Read More


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2,000-year-old feet found in Dublin attic

Published on September 15th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Experts from the National Museum in Ireland are still trying to figure out how two human feet, dating back 2,000 years, were found in a Dublin attic. During his examination, Dr Farrell and other scientists concluded ... Read More


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Roman skeleton’s burial position puzzles archaeologists

Published on September 15th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The discovery of a 4th century skeleton found at the Roman town of Venta Icenorum (present-day Caistor St. Edmund, just outside of Norwich, England), is puzzling archaeologists due to the position it was buried in. “This ... Read More


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