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Engraved stone bowl fragment unearthed in Jerusalem

A 2,100-year-old fragment of an engraved bowl has been found in a ritual bathing complex in Jerusalem. A rare stone bowl fashioned from chalk (a type of limestone) from Jerusalem 2,100 years ago with the name Hyrcanus engraved in Hebrew was unearthed in the Israel Antiquities Authority archaeological excavation at the

2,000 Buddha statues unearthed in China

More than than 2,000 Buddha statues and statue fragments which date back to the Eastern Wei and Northern Qi periods (534-577 A.D.) have been unearthed at Yecheng in China. The statues are made of white marble and blue stone and some are painted or gilded, according to archaeologists from the Institute

Fragments of mysterious “Lion Man” statue discovered

Archaeologists have discovered additional fragments of a 35,000-year-old figurine known as "Lion Man". Called the Lion Man, it is fashioned from the tusk of a mammoth and stands about 30 centimeters (12 inches) tall. Its creator polished it with saliva and leather -- and an experiment showed that it likely took

Amelia Earhart DNA tests prove inconclusive

DNA tests performed on what are allegedly fragments of Amelia Earhart's finger bones have proved inconclusive. Cecil M. Lewis Jr. of the University of Oklahoma's Molecular Anthropology Laboratories reported "the question of whether the bone is human must remain unanswered" until new technologies may make a determination possible. The International Group for

Piecing together artifacts from museum bombed in WWII

During World War II, the Tell Halaf archaeological museum in Berlin was bombed, smashing ancient artifacts into smithereens. Now, after nine years of work, 60 artifacts have been pieced together from 27,000 fragments found in the ruins of the building. The ancient treasure -- monumental deities from Aramaean civilisation and

Roman treasures found near Naples

Twelve ancient statues, columns and fragments bearing inscriptions from what appear to be monuments from the Republican and Imperial periods of ancient Roman history have been uncovered outside Naples, Italy. A head of the Roman emperor Tiberius bearing a crown of laurel leaves, two other male heads and a fragment of