Afghanistan plagued by looters

Published on June 23rd, 2010 | by Admin

A wealth of cultural treasures have been looted, damaged, and even destroyed in Afghanistan. “I think there is absolutely no site in this country which is unaffected,” Philippe Marquis, the director of a team of French [&hellip... Read More

Roman artifacts rewrite history of South West England

Published on June 23rd, 2010 | by Admin

Roman coins, pottery and slag found in Cornwall are challenging the notion that the Romans did not settle the South West of England. Mr Smith said: “For Roman Britain it’s an important and quite crucial discovery [&hellip... Read More

Found: Oldest painting of Christ’s apostles

Published on June 23rd, 2010 | by Admin

Art restorers in Italy believe they have found the oldest known images of some of Jesus Christ’s apostles. The faces of Apostles Andrew, John, Peter and Paul were uncovered using new laser technology in a catacomb [&hellip... Read More

Nurse in famous V-J Day kiss photo dies

Published on June 23rd, 2010 | by Admin

The nurse who was kissed by a sailor in the iconic V-J day photography has passed away. A nurse famously photographed being kissed by an American sailor in New York’s Times Square in 1945 to celebrate [&hellip... Read More

Radar reveals extent of buried city in Egypt

Published on June 22nd, 2010 | by Admin

A team of archaeologists have used radar imaging to determine the extent of the 3,500-year-old ruins of Hyksos. Egypt was ruled for a century from 1664-1569 B.C. by the Hyksos, a warrior people from Asia, possibly [&hellip... Read More

Ancient humans may have eaten hyena meat

Published on June 22nd, 2010 | by Admin

Hyena bones “processed” by humans have been found in an ancient den, suggesting our ancestors may have eaten their meat. “It’s very common that hyena and humans used the same dens at different times,” said Lucinda [&hellip... Read More

19th-century bateau pole pulled from river

Published on June 22nd, 2010 | by Admin

A pole used to propel a bateau along the Dan River in North Carolina in the 19th century was dredged up by a fisherman and his family. It was a sticky, hot Sunday afternoon. Jeff Overby, [&hellip... Read More

Lucy’s “great-grandfather” found

Published on June 22nd, 2010 | by Admin

Anthropologists have found the remains of a creature that came from the same species as Lucy, but is 400,000 years older. This skeleton, described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has a much [&hellip... Read More

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