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Italy hit by four powerful earthquakes in four hours, bringing terror to region trying to recover from last year's deadly tremors

Italy was hit by four earthquakes in four hours on Wednesday, bringing fear and foreboding to the same mountainous region that was struck by deadly tremors last year.<p>The four quakes, which came in quick succession, caused buildings to collapse but miraculously resulted in no deaths or injuries.<p>They …

Lost 'Epic of Gilgamesh' verse depicts cacophonous abode of gods

A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: "The Epic of Gilgamesh."<p>The new finding, a clay tablet, reveals a previously unknown "chapter" of the epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. This new section brings both …

Ancient History