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Iraqi Militias Find Relics Destroyed by IS in Ancient Town

Iraqi militiamen, who drove Islamic State fighters from the ancient city of Hatra this week, found that IS had destroyed relics dating back more than …

Archaeology

Paphos tomb probably belonged to Ptolemy prince

3/30/2017 07:30:00 PM<p>Archaeologists have announced that they have made a very important discovery after initial estimates link a tomb unearthed at …

Why the Brooklyn-Queens Border Is Full of Dead People

Q. Why are there so many cemeteries near the border of Brooklyn and Queens? And what happens when they’re all filled up?<p>A. There are more than a dozen cemeteries near the line separating the two boroughs, in an area sometimes called the Cemetery Belt. More than five million people are buried in …

Archaeology

How Much Water Reached Rome?

<b>Rome’s 11 aqueducts</b>, some extending for more than 50 miles, transported enough water to feed the city’s 591 public fountains, as well as countless …

Rome

Early evidence of Middle Stone Age projectiles found in South Africa's Sibudu Cave

PLOS—Innovations in stone knapping technology during the South African Middle Stone Age enabled the creation of early projectile weapons, according …

Anthropology

Tibetan people have multiple adaptations for life at high altitudes

PLOS—The Tibetan people have inherited variants of five different genes that help them live at high altitudes, with one gene originating in the …

Ancient inscription discovered in N Chinese cliff cave

Chinese archaeologists have discovered an ancient inscription carved in a cliff cave in North China's Hebei province, believed to be a place of …

Archaeology

In Ancient Peru, Archaeologists Find Rare Spinal Condition And Possible Inbreeding

An extremely rare condition of the spine, in which an extra lumbar vertebra is present, was recently discovered in nearly one-fifth of burials in an ancient Peruvian cemetery. Could this inherited genetic condition be the result of inbreeding?<p>Research at the Moquegua Valley site of Rio Muerto, a …

Archaeology
Archaeology

Edmund Ironside: Anglo-Saxon warrior king

Few Anglo-Saxon leaders who went to war with the Vikings in the early years of the 11th century emerged with their reputations enhanced. King Edmund …

History

The olive oil the Romans loved

The oil produced from olive trees in Spain’s Castellón Province was once consumed by Roman soldiers.<p>In Castellón Province, Spain, you’ll see evidence of Roman life everywhere.<p>Stretches of the ancient Vía Augusta, which was the longest thoroughfare through the Iberian Peninsula during Roman rule, …

Oil

7 Abandoned Medieval Villages Seen From The Air (And One From Under The Sea)

Hound Tor, Dartmoor. Image via Historic England.<p>Imagine exploring a deserted medieval village. You wander down an ancient hollow way, pass a deserted …

Archaeology

Mother-of-Pearl Ornament Found at Caesarea Maritima

CAESAREA, ISRAEL—<i>The Times of Israel</i> reports that Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists discovered a 1,500-year-old mother-of-pearl tablet …

Archaeology

Sturrock Cemetery in Zavalla, Texas

A well-preserved historic gem, the Sturrock Cemetery hides in a hushed clearing of southern yellow pines in East Texas. This little cemetery sits on …

History

Skeleton of "Russian general" found inside unearthed coffin in Turkey"s Ardahan - ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCHAEOLOGY >Skeleton of ‘Russian general’ found inside unearthed coffin in Turkey’s Ardahan<p>ARDAHAN<p>A coffin thought to belong to a Russian general …

Archaeology

Sheela-na-Gigs: Ireland's mysterious genital sculptures

<b>Much has been written about a series of mysterious, and often misunderstood, stone carvings - more than 100 of which exist on the island of Ireland.</b><p>While they're an interesting part of Irish mythology - it is possible you've never heard of them.<p>After all, a woman brazenly showing her genitals may …

Ireland

Clues to new antibiotics could lie in medieval texts

For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the "Dark Ages," which erroneously suggests that it was unenlightened by science or reason.<p>However, some medievalists and scientists are now looking back to history for clues to inform …

Medicine

Hadrian's Wall events showcase Roman cavalry 'bling'

<b>A series of exhibitions showcasing the "bling" of the Roman army has opened along the length of Hadrian's Wall.</b><p>Rare artefacts, loaned from museums as far afield as the continent, and from private collections, will be on show at venues from Maryport to South Shields.<p>These include the Crosby Garrett …

Ancient Rome

Peter Brown: Inventor of late antiquity

The fall of the Roman Empire ushered in a dark age, replete with decay and barely worth studying. Or so scholars thought until history professor …

History

The Danes: Homogeneity in DNA witness to their “tribal” character

When studied by foreigners, Danes always end up as being characterised through their “tribal” lifestyle. New studies of their DNA confirms this …

Archaeology

Climate and Migrations in Early Medieval Germany

What role did the Early Medieval climate changes ca. 400 – 700 play in the creation of the post-Roman world? Did people migrate because of the …

Archaeology

STUNNING: How The Infamous Arch Of Titus Looked In Roman Heyday

Archaeologists and historians have produced a rendering of what the anti-Jewish Arch of Titus in Rome looked like in original color.

Archaeology

Iron-age Viking longhouses were burned and buried in funerals

From the Bronze Age until the Viking Age, burial mounds could be placed on top of the remains of three-aisled longhouses. The internal posts that …

Archaeology

Danish Vikings 'may have made their own wine'

Studies of grape pips point to wine production in Denmark during the time of the Vikings.<p>The Vikings liked alcohol, but while it is easy enough to …

New research says Californians were around 130,000 years ago

Researchers in Southern California say they've uncovered evidence that humans lived there 130,000 years ago.<p>If it's true, it would be the oldest sign …

Anthropology

Drone Imagery from Archeologists in Jordan

For my seventh birthday, my parents took me and a few friends to the movies.<p>In case you’re GenZ, “the movies” was a physical place, a theater really, …

Drones

1,500-Year-Old Church Discovered During Infrastructure Work In Istanbul

Remains from a 1,500-year-old church have been discovered during infrastructure works by Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (İSKİ) on the …

Archaeology

These 77,000-year-old stone tools are the oldest, most sophisticated ever discovered in South Africa

The stone points are thought to have been used as tips for arrows or spears.<p>Precisely honed lethal stone tools have been discovered in the Sibudu …

Anthropology

The Third Reich’s Arctic Outpost

<b>In 1943</b>, the German navy constructed a secret base on the island of Alexandra Land in the Arctic Ocean. Codenamed “Treasure Hunter,” the station was …

Archaeology

Ancient tablet unearthed at historic Roman excavation site in Israel

April 26 (UPI) -- Archaeologists made a significant find at an ancient Roman temple site in north central Israel recently -- a mother-of-pearl tablet …

Archaeology