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Roman house found in Israel

A house built in the 2nd century A.d. has been found at the ancient site of Omrit in northern Israel. A house dating back around 1,900 years, which is decorated with frescoes showing scenes of nature, has been discovered at the archaeological site of Omrit in northern Israel. Phallic amulets were

French house untouched for 100 years turned into museum

A 19th-century house in France that was sealed up for 100 years has been turned into a museum, in accordance with the owner's final wishes. Louis Mantin was an aesthete and gentleman of leisure who bequeathed his opulent home to the town of Moulins on condition that a century later it

3,000-year-old house found in Finland

Archaeologists in Finland are excavatin the remains of a house which was built 2,000-3,000 years ago. Archaeologists from the University of Helsinki are carrying out excavations of what they say is a unique Stone Age site at Järvenkylä in Virolahti in the far south-eastern part of the country. The most

Was 130-year-old house built using stone from Native American site?

An archaeologist has been called in to determine if a 130-year-old stone house in Nebraska was built using materials taken from a Native American monument. “Initially, we did a self-guided history tour brochure for Harlan and Franklin counties. During the course of that, our historical society and museum director,

18th-century octagonal house found

Archaeologists in South Carolina may have found the first octagonal house in the United States. The ruins were found last fall on the banks of the May River in the southern coastal town of Bluffton. A letter written in 1796 by a visitor mentions the octagonal house and helps

First Jesus-era house found in Nazareth

Archaeologists on Monday have discovered the remains of the first dwelling in Nazareth that can be dated back to the time of Jesus. The dwelling and older discoveries of nearby tombs in burial caves suggest that Nazareth was an out-of-the-way hamlet of around 50 houses on a patch of about four

Adolf Hitler’s house up for sale

Adolf Hitler's family home in Austria, where the dictator was born, is up for sale. The unassuming house where Hitler was born in 1889 has been put on the market priced at 2.2m euros (£1.9m; $3.3m). Residents and local politicians fear that the property could fall into the hands of far-right extremists. Braunau's

9,000-year-old house reveals Stone Age lifestyle

The discovery of a hunter-gatherer's house on the Isle of Man (as reported here) is shedding new light on the Stone Age lifestyle. The remains of a 9,000-year-old hunter-gatherers' house, uncovered during construction at an airport, have been unearthed in Great Britain's Isle of Man. The house was surrounded by buried

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