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Researchers discover mummy in coffin thought to be empty

Since it was bought 160 years ago, University of Sydney archaeologists didn't think there was much to a particular sarcophagus in its collection.<p>The …

Secret Knights Templar Tunnels Discovered Under Field in U.K.

The Knights Templar, sometimes referred to as the Order of Solomon’s Temple, were a Catholic military organization which fought many battles in the …

Incredible Blackbeard discovery: Stunning find on buccaneer's ship reveals pirate reading habits

What books did pirates read? Experts have made a remarkable discovery about their reading habits after deciphering paper fragments recovered from the wreck of Blackbeard’s ship.<p>The find offers a fascinating glimpse into life on board the famous 18th-century pirate’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s …

5,000-year old rock art found in India is likely the oldest depiction of a supernova

Imagine looking up at the sky one night and finding two moons. If it happened in 2017, Twitter would be abuzz with people posting photos. News channels would get astronomers to explain what’s happening, and they’d say it’s not a supernatural phenomenon but likely an exploding star—a supernova. …

Universe

Amazing moment hero whale saves snorkeler from shark by hiding her under giant fin while pushing her to safety

This is the heart-stopping moment a giant 50,000-pound humpback whale protected an unsuspecting snorkeler from a SHARK by pushing her through the …

Was the fall of Rome a biological phenomenon?

Bill Gates is worried. The tech entrepreneur and philanthropist has been using his megaphone to warn us of the catastrophic risk posed by infectious diseases. In the Western world, where mortality from lethal germs has mostly receded into the background, the burden of infectious disease can seem …

'It's like time travel': Inside oldest rooms in city that are only accessible by hidden medieval staircase

A city's 'oldest room's have been discovered after being largely untouched for hundreds of years.<p>Never before open to the public, the ‘Priests’ …

See Massive Roman Mosaic Unearthed in England

This colorful Roman mosaic has been unearthed in Boxford, England.<p>It’s over 19 feet long and has characters and beasts from ancient Roman myths.<p>Archaeologists speculate that one scene depicts Hercules fighting a centaur.<p>The mosaic is a well-preserved piece of art that reveals clues about ancient …

Scientists Discover 60 Ancient Ships Preserved in the Black Sea

Dozens of ancient ships scattered across the bottom of the Black Sea were discovered after a nearly three-year excursion that researchers are calling “one of the largest maritime archaeological projects ever staged.”<p>Members of the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project said Thursday they found 60 …

Archaeology

Sisters! Jessica Biel, Beverley Mitchell and Mackenzie Rosman Have Adorable 7th Heaven Reunion

The sisters are back together!<p>A decade has passed since <i>7th Heaven</i> aired its final episode, but the Camden girls have stuck together.<p>On Wednesday, …

Discover Peru's Other Ancient City

Photo by Véronique Debord-Lazaro/Flickr<p>Built 600 years before Machu Picchu, the ancient city of Chan Chan is a less-visited site that’s even more …

Incredible discovery of 40,000-year-old tools for art and engineering

Humans began making paint and glue at roughly the same time with the same tools.<p>Evidence from a cave in eastern Ethiopia has revealed something …

Archaeologists Think They've Found The Pilgrims' Original 1620 Plymouth Settlement

The birthplace of Thanksgiving.<p>Researchers have uncovered the remains of what looks like the original 1620 Plymouth settlement in Massachusetts, …

Mummified Legs May Have Been Queen Nefertari’s

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND—<i>Seeker</i> reports that a pair of mummified legs housed at the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy, may have belonged to Queen Nefertari, …

Scans of 'Lucy's' bones cast doubt on how our early human ancestors lived

Ancient human ancestor fossil 'Lucy' spent a significant amount of time in trees during her life, with limb strength that was somewhere between that …

Ghosts in Ancient Egypt

A text known as <i>The Lay of the Harper,</i> dating from the Middle Kingdom (2040-1782 BCE) encourages its audience to make the most of the time because …

Ancient History

Viking Rune Stone Unearthed in Sweden

UPPSALA, SWEDEN—<i>The Local, Sweden</i>, reports that a Viking-era rune stone has been found near the site of Hagby Church, where it had been part of a …

Caterpillar Holding Blade Of Grass Sparks Photoshop Battle

Nobody is safe from reddit's army of Photoshop battlers. Not even caterpillars. Take a look at this cute little guy for example. One minute he's …

Caterpillars

25th Dynasty burial chamber, sarcophagus discovered on Luxor's west bank

A burial chamber and sarcophagus dating from the 25th dynasty of ancient Egypt have been discovered in south Asasif, Luxor's west bank, by an …

Oh My God, These Cats Look So Adorably Dumb When They Sleep

Sweet, derpy dreams, kitties.

Ancient skeletons unravel the secrets of how the Justinian plague ravaged its victims

In 541AD the Justinian plague swept through eastern Europe. It killed a staggering 15 per cent of the world’s population and decimated the population …

Roman walls

The many Roman walls still visible today throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, be they defensive walls such as the Servian Wall or house and …

Ancient History

Guilty Dog Feels Extra Terrible About Eating His Owner's Shoes

His adorable reaction shows just how much dogs can read tone.<p>You may have recently heard all the buzz about a new study that shows that your dog not …

Pets

Ancient bones help reconstruct 6th century plague

The Plague of Justinian isn't as well known as the Black Plague of the 14th century, but it was still devastating. Over the course of two centuries, from around 541, it struck down up to 50 million people -- approximately 15 percent of the world's population at the time.<p>Molecular evidence from …

Archaeology

Medieval Castle Foundations Unearthed in Scotland

DUN, SCOTLAND—Teenaged students have assisted with the excavation of what could be a fourteenth-century castle in eastern Scotland, according to a …

Amateur archaeologists discover 3,000-year-old sword on evening stroll

A pair of amateur Danish archaeologists discovered a 3,000-year-old sword while going for an evening walk near the town of Svebølle, <i>The Local</i> …

Man Saves Orphaned Kitten from Backyard and Raises Her into Snuggle Bug, Now a Year Later...

A tiny kitten meowed her way into a man's heart. He took her in and raised her as his own.<p>Meet Baby the kitty.<p>A young man heard a kitten's cry from …

Why one of the world’s best fossil sites is full of severed bird feet

Prehistoric creatures aren’t exactly renowned for their table manners. Most dinosaurs, for example, were incapable of chewing and had to swallow their food whole. But some ancient eaters were messier than others. And in southwestern Germany, something especially sloppy left severed bird feet strewn …

This Archaeologist Uses Instagram To Track The Human Skeleton Trade

Buying and selling human remains can be legal, depending on where the skeleton is from and where it’s going to, but the trade in bones is often done clandestinely because many countries do not allow it. One bioarchaeologist has been using Instagram, eBay, and Google to track down skeletons of …

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