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Behind Tomb Connected to Alexander the Great, Intrigue Worthy of "Game of Thrones"

As archaeologists dig deeper into the burial mound, ancient sources tell a tale of family drama and palace intrigue.<p>Suspense is rising as archaeologists sift for clues to the identity of the person buried with pomp and circumstance in the mysterious Amphipolis tomb in what is now northern Greece. …

Ancient History

Boy puts quarter in vending machine, gets Nazi ring

An Oklahoma mother is asking why her 4-year-old son received a ring with a Nazi symbol this week from a vending machine for children in a Tulsa store.<p>Leona Kelley told Tulsa broadcaster KOKI-TV the gold-colored plastic ring with an eagle clutching a swastika in its talons came from a 25-cent …

Sacrificial gifts found at Aztec Temple in Mexico feature a trove of diverse species

One of the great archaeological sites in Mexico is the sprawling ancient city of Tenochtitlan, religious center and capital of the Aztec …

Mysterious Pyramid Complex Discovered in Peru

Kelly Hearn in Buenos Aires, Argentina<br>for National Geographic News<p>February 20, 2008<p>The remnants of at least ten pyramids have been discovered on the coast of Peru, marking what could be a vast ceremonial site of an ancient, little-known culture, archaeologists say.<p>In January construction crews …

Archaeology

I Heart My City: Karen’s Bogotá

Freelance writer <b>Karen Attman</b> moved to Venezuela from the United States nearly two decades ago to embrace the ex-pat life and hasn’t looked back. She moved her home base to <b>Bogotá</b> in 2012 and thrives on the enthusiasm and creativity of Colombia’s capital city, including that of the Bogotano she now …

South America

On the trail of ancient civilizations in Northern Peru

NORTHERN PERU was home to advanced cultures before the Incas moved in and certainly well before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. By the time …