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European Travel

Top 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

<b>Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany</b><p>Initially built at the behest of reclusive King Ludwig II as a private retreat, Neuschwanstein today is one …

European Travel

Builders go back in time to construct castle the medieval way | Reuters

TREIGNY, France (Reuters) - Blacksmiths, stonemasons and quarrymen are hard at work in a Burgundy forest building a 13th century-style castle using the most basic tools and materials, replicating the methods used hundreds of years ago to better understand them.<p>Forgoing all modern technology, …

Archaeology

Striking Mars landscape captured in colour by NASA Rover

The pictures, taken on 8 September, were taken in the "Murray Buttes" region of lower Mount Sharp, an 18,000ft mountain, where the Rover has been …

Study Skills

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Exceptional Iron-Age elite tomb discovered in France

Since October 2014, a team of French archaeologists have been excavating an early Iron-Age princely tomb within an exceptional monumental funerary …

Iron Age

Were these Europe's last surviving Neanderthals? 42,000-year-old fossils suggest our ancient cousins were much smarter than we thought

• <b>Protein analysis has identified bones discovered alongside beads in a cave</b>• <b><br>Radiocarbon dating suggests the bones and beads are 42,000-years-old</b> <b></b></b> …

Neandertals made their own jewelry, new method confirms

The “necklaces” are tiny: beads of animal teeth, shells, and ivory no more than a centimeter long. But they provoked an outsized debate that has …

Anthropology