World’s Oldest Beads Are Older Than Previously Thought

Published on May 6th, 2009 | by Admin

Archaeologists in Eastern Morocco have uncovered some of the world’s earliest shell ornaments in a limestone cave. The researchers have found 47 examples of Nassarius marine shells, most of them perforated and including examples covered in [&hellip... Read More

Israeli police seize ancient Hebrew scroll

Published on May 6th, 2009 | by Admin

Israeli police have seized a 2,000-year-old Hebrew scroll from two Palestinians who were trying to illegally sell the valuable antiquity. Police believe they belong to a team of looters who stole the document from an illegal [&hellip... Read More

Iraqi archaeologists studying in Chicago

Published on May 6th, 2009 | by Admin

During the reign of Saddam Hussein, and with the war still in progress, archaeology in Iraq has been at a standstill. The Field Museum in Chicago hopes to bring Iraqi archaeologists up to speed with all [&hellip... Read More

Museum rejects request to DNA test Abraham Lincoln’s blood

Published on May 6th, 2009 | by Admin

Cardiologist John Sotos believes Lincoln had a rare genetic disorder and wants the DNA test to prove his hypothesis. However the head of a Philadelphia museum says some questions must be answered first. The 16th president’s [&hellip... Read More

Family ‘should get Ned Kelly’s remains’

Published on May 5th, 2009 | by Admin

The remains of 43 executed prisoners, possibly including bushranger Ned Kelly have been found at Melbourne’s old Pentridge Prison, prompting discussion on what to do with the remains. The discovery of Kelly’s last resting place 14 [&hellip... Read More

Egypt finds 5,000-year-old tomb near Lahun pyramid

Published on May 5th, 2009 | by Admin

Archaeologists have discovered a nearly 5,000-year-old tomb near Egypt’s mud brick Lahun pyramid. The find, down crumbling steps in sand covered desert rock, debunks a prior understanding by archaeologists that the site dates back only to [&hellip... Read More

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