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Eleven ancient burial boxes recovered after apparent Jerusalem heist

The Israeli Antiquities Authority unveiled 11 ancient burial boxes Monday that were recovered by Israel Police early Friday morning.<p>Officials say the …

De Sade’s stolen 12m-long manuscript returning to France

12m long manuscript penned in the Bastille, stolen in 1982, smuggled into Switzerland, and ruled a good faith purchase in 1998.<p>The Swiss Collector …

Royal settlement linked to Sutton Hoo treasures

The home of the Anglo-Saxons who built the world famous burial mounds at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, where a king was laid with golden treasure heaped around him, has been discovered on nearby farmland a few miles from the site.<p>The finds from Rendlesham, which will go on display for the first time this …

Everything You Need to Know About Juicing at Home

The founder of Juice Generation spills his secrets.<p>Whether it's bottled on a Whole Foods shelf or squeezed on the spot in a wheatgrass-filled storefront, a fancy juice can set you back six dollars or more in most markets, making even your Starbucks addiction look cheap in comparison. Couple that …

Native American Tribe Adopts Its Own Bitcoin Clone

“I think cryptocurrencies could be the new buffalo,” said a Lakota Nation activist.<p>Payu Harris, a Bitcoin developer and activist at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, made a promise last year to continue his tribe's struggle against the United States.<p>"My family fought and died on …

Did first Americans live thousands of years on Bering Land Bridge?

A flurry of studies suggests that this lost world could have been an ice age haven, dotted with game and wildflowers, for both animals and …

Anthropology

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Tiny Algae Responsible for Mysterious Fossil Whale Graveyard?

Algal blooms might have been responsible for mass deaths in ancient baleen whales.<p>Ever since a highway construction crew in Chile uncovered a fossil graveyard of some 40 prehistoric whales in 2010, with skeletons dating back more than five million years, scientists have wondered why so many giant …

Discovery of sacred Roman well amazes archaeology team

IT’S the most significant archaeological discovery in the Portsmouth area for many years.<p>Buried a few feet under a garden in the centre of Havant, …

Archaeology

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

Iron Age Cemetery Found in Poland

WARSAW, POLAND—A team led by archaeologist Marcin Krzepkowski has unearthed a large Late Bronze and Early Iron Age cemetery in northern Poland. At …

Archaeology

Petra

The "Lost City" still has secrets to reveal: Thousands of years ago, the now-abandoned city of Petra was thriving.<p>Carved directly into vibrant red, white, pink, and sandstone cliff faces, the prehistoric Jordanian city of Petra was "lost" to the Western world for hundreds of years.<p>Located amid …

Archaeology

From Angkor Wat to Stonehenge: How Ancient People Moved Mountains

From temples to pyramids to statues, ancient techniques moved giant blocks.<p><b>The temple of Angkor Wat, the Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge, and the famous statues on Easter Island were all built without the conveniences of modern technology. Ancient peoples didn't have access to forklifts, hydraulic</b> …

Riddle of rotating Egyptian statue solved by scientist

LONDON - Reuters<p>An ancient Egyptian statue can rotate on its glass shelf, seemingly of its own free will. But an engineer discovered that vibrations …

Turkey

Archaeologists find holy bones and Saxon coffin in wall niche during Lincoln Castle dig

Experts say a shoe-wearing skeleton, found as part of an excavation on a church beneath Lincoln Castle dating back at least 1,000 years, should …

Archaeology

Oldest Javelins Predate Modern Humans, Raise Questions on Evolution

The oldest stone-tipped projectile weapons date to 280,000 years, study says.<p><b>The oldest known stone-tipped projectiles have been discovered in Ethiopia. The javelins are roughly 280,000 years old and predate the earliest known fossils of our species, Homo sapiens, by about 80,000 years.</b><p>These …

Conference reveals many secrets in ancient city of Stratonikeia

MUĞLA - Anadolu Agency<p>The ancient city of Stratonikeia is home to Ottoman era stones on its roads and that’s why it is very important, say excavation …

Archaeology

Swarthy, blue-eyed caveman revealed using DNA from ancient tooth

DNA taken from the wisdom tooth of a European hunter-gatherer has given scientists an unprecedented glimpse of modern humans before the rise of farming. The Mesolithic man, who lived in Spain around 7,000 years ago, had an unusual mix of blue eyes, black or brown hair, and dark skin, according to …