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Ancient city uncovered in Ethiopia

A forgotten city dating back to the 10th century A.D. has been uncovered in Ethiopia. Artefacts from Egypt, India and China have been found in the city in the Harlaa region. The archaeologists also uncovered a 12th Century mosque which is similar to those found in Tanzania and Somaliland. Archaeologists says this proves

3.4-million-year-old butchered animal bones found in Ethiopia

Marks found on 3.4-million-year-old bones discovered in Ethiopia may be evidence of ancient butchering by stone tools. “Our analysis clearly shows that the marks on these bones are not characteristic of trampling,” says Jessica Thompson, an assistant professor of anthropology at Emory University and lead author of the study. “The best

Roman artifacts found in Ethiopia

2,000-year-old Roman artifacts have been found in eleven graves uncovered in Ethiopia. She was particularly excited about the grave of a woman she has named “Sleeping Beauty”. The way the body and its grave goods had been positioned suggest that she had been beautiful and much-loved. Schofield said: “She was curled up

The Queen of Sheba’s goldmine found

Archaeologists have discovered what may be the source of the Queen of Sheba's wealth: a gold mine located in northern Ethiopia. An initial clue lay in a 20ft stone stele (or slab) carved with a sun and crescent moon, the "calling card of the land of Sheba", Schofield said. "I crawled

15th century Christ icon found in Ethiopia

A 500-year-old Christ icon has been discovered after it was cleaned by a British charity. The central panel of the triptych had over the centuries become blackened with the sprinkling of perfume that the monks use as they worship. The hugely important and stunning painted wood panel is now visible in its

World’s earliest illustrated bible found in monastery

An illustrated Christian bible which dates back to the 5th century A.D. has been found in an Ethiopian monastery. The incredible relic has been kept ever since in the Garima Monastery near Adwa in the north of the country, which is in the Tigray region at 7,000 feet. Experts believe

Ethiopian amber preserves 95-million-year-old insects

Discovery News has posted a nice photo gallery showing ants, wasps, spiders and other organisms which were trapped in amber 95-million-years ago in Ethiopia.  It's believed that angiosperms and many insects, such as ants, co-evolved. No pollinating insects were found in the amber, suggesting that flowering plants were still rare

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