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Terracotta Warriors had real weapons

The famous Terracotta Warriors found in Qin Shi Huang's tomb near Xi'an in China each had real weapons which were made in self-sufficient workshops. What has been a puzzle for scientists is how so many weapons could have been made so skillfully, so uniformly and so quickly. (Qin reigned for only

Ancient olive oil factory found in Israel

A 1,300-year-old olive oil factory has been found near Tel Aviv in Israel. An exceptional 1,300-year-old olive oil factory was unearthed Tuesday during excavations in the Tel Aviv suburb of Hod Hasharon. The Israel Antiquities Authority’s find, dated to the late Byzantine or early Muslim period, narrowly escaped being paved over