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Legs of Iron Age woman found in bog

The legs of a human sacrificial victim have been recovered from a bog in Ireland. Initial examinations of the prehistoric remains suggest the victim may have been a human sacrifice between 2,000 and 3,000 years ago. The National Museum of Ireland said the victim’s legs were well preserved but that the

Ancient Egyptian mummy’s face recreated

The face of a long-dead Egyptian mummy has been brought back to life through the magic of forensic science. Based on CT-scans of the skull of the ancient Egyptian mummy Meresamun, two artists independently reconstructed her appearance and arrived at similar images of the woman. Meresamun, a temple singer in Thebes (ancient

Evidence discovered of woman “king” in ancient Canaan

Archaeologists have uncovered possible evidence that one of the rulers of Canaan, all previously believed to have been male, may have been a woman. The plaque itself depicts a figure dressed as royal male figures and deities once appeared in Egyptian and Canaanite art. The figure's hairstyle, though, is womanly and

After 341 Years, British Poet Laureate Is a Woman

Carol Ann Duffy was appointed Britain’s poet laureate on last Friday, becoming the first woman to take a 341-year-old job that has been held by other poets such as Dryden, Tennyson, and Wordsworth. Back in the days of Dryden, the first writer to take the job officially, poets laureate were glorified