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The Dreaded Sweat: the Other Medieval Epidemic

While most people have heard of the Black Death, medieval Europe was also afflicted by a less deadly but more perplexing epidemic: the sweating …

National Parks

Megatsunami May Not Have Wiped Out Europe’s First Great Civilization—So What Did? — NOVA Next | PBS

Around 3,500 years ago, a series of colossal explosions tore apart Thera, the largest of the five Santorini islands, today one of Greece’s most …

Scientists Unlock Secrets of Ancient Scrolls Near Pompeii

Scrolls charred in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii are being read for the first time in almost 2,000 years, thanks to new X-ray …

The archaeology of repentance

In a sermon preached during the First Great Awakening, George Whitefield laid bare the four archaeological layers always uncovered in true …

Neanderthals weren’t as brutish and dumb as we thought: researchers

Maybe it’s their famously protruding brow ridge or perhaps it’s the now-discredited notion that they were primitive scavengers too dumb to use …

X-Rays Reveal Snippets From Papyrus Scrolls That Survived Mount Vesuvius

Buried by a volcano, the scorched papyri may yet yield their secrets.<p>The charred scrolls of ancient Herculaneum may yet yield their secrets, suggests an x-ray analysis released Tuesday of one previously impenetrable roll of papyrus.<p>The volcanic Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., destroying the …

Archaeology

New theories on Amphipolis Tomb occupants

1/20/2015 09:30:00 PM<p>The search for the identity of the buried in the Amphipolis tomb, Greece, has led archaeologists and historians to create new …

Archaeologists and experts say two mummies in the Vatican Museum are fakes

The two mini mummies were long believed to be of a child, animal or possibly a falcon but can now be revealed as forgeries<p>Researchers studying mummies housed in the <b>Vatican</b> Museums have said they have discovered that two of them are fakes.<p>“These mummies are important evidence of the phenomenon of …

Archaeology

Ancient ship wreckage discovered in Xi'an

Archaeologists discovered the wreckage of an ancient ship subsequent to the discovery of the ruins of five large-scale ancient bridges in the old …

Is 'Libertarian Girl' Rand Paul’s Problem Waiting to Happen?

His Web maven once attacked the Republicans’ foreign policy and McCain’s ‘blood lust.’ She apologized, but will her comments wound the wannabe …

Beard of King Tut glued back on after it broke off during cleaning

The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo said Wednesday.<p>The museum is one of the city's main tourist sites, but in some …