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Did St. Patrick Really Drive Snakes Out of Ireland?

It's the stuff of legend: The reptiles never existed on the Emerald Isle.<p>St. Patrick's Day, which is celebrated worldwide on March 17, honors St. Patrick, the Christian missionary who supposedly rid Ireland of snakes during the fifth century A.D.<p>According to legend, the patron saint of Ireland …

Full Military Honors for Unknown World War I Soldiers

Almost 100 years after they were killed in action in World War I, twenty British soldiers were reburied with full military honors Friday in a somber ceremony at a cemetery in northern France.<p>The bodies of the soldiers were discovered in 2010. Only one of the twenty, who were killed in the battle of …

Events

Open: 10 - 5 Mon-Sat, 12 - 4 Sundays. Mid-way between Stonehenge and Avebury.<p>Events<p>Wiltshire Museum<p>> Events<p>Art (1)<br>• Conference (1)<br>• Stonehenge Landscape …

Archaeology

University is digging into Mississippi's past with a long forgotten graveyard

Amid a grove of trees, buried beneath the grass and dirt, Mississippi's past is colliding with its future.<p>Surveyors last month discovered dozens of neat, tight rows of coffins just feet below the ground at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.<p>Sure, there were stories that there …

First-Ever Excavation of Nazi Death Camp Treblinka Reveals Horrors

The first-ever archaeological excavations at the Nazi death camp Treblinka have revealed new mass graves, as well as the first physical evidence that …

Maryport Roman settlement: Unearthing a Roman civilian's past

<b>An archaeological team is unearthing the remains of a Roman fort and settlement in the hope of gaining a better understanding of everyday Roman civilian life.</b><p>Oxford Archaeology (OA) and a team of volunteers are excavating an extramural settlement at Maryport Roman fort on the west coast of …

The Plague of Athens

The plague of Athens took place between the years 430-426 BC, at the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War. The plague killed an estimated 300,000 …

Black Death in Asia: The Origins of the Bubonic Plague

The Black Death, a medieval pandemic that was likely the bubonic plague, is generally associated with Europe. This is not surprising since it killed …

Continuing Excavations at an Ancient Burial Site Last Touched in 1919

Wildlife<p>Mounds of sand from the pyramid. Photo courtesy of Geoff Emberling.<p>One of our major goals this season is to investigate the largest pyramid at the site, which was not excavated by George Reisner in 1919 (the last time an archaeologist worked on the burials at El Kurru). Reisner was, among …

Ancient Egyptian Mummy Found With Brain But No Heart

An ancient Egyptian mummy found with an intact brain, but no heart, has a plaque on her abdomen that may have been intended to ritually heal her, say a team of researchers who examined the female body with CT scans.<p>The woman probably lived around 1,700 years ago, at a time when Egypt was under …

Pompeii Will Receive High-Tech Tools

ROME, ITALY—The Italian aerospace and defense company Finmeccanica will donate ground sensors and satellites to the project “Pompeii: Give it a …

Ming Dynasty 'chicken cup' sold for record $36M

HONG KONG (AP) — A Shanghai collector paid a record $36 million Tuesday for a rare Ming Dynasty cup that's touted as the "holy grail" of China's art …

Natufian Period - Hunter-Gatherer Ancestors of the PPN

The Natufian culture is the name given to the sedentary Late Epi-Paleolithic hunter-gatherers living in the Levant region of the near east between …

Infrared Sensors Detect Desert Ruins in New Mexico

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA—A small, remote-controlled drone carrying a heat-sensing camera has helped archaeologists to get a sense of the Blue J …

Associated Press News

Inside the mummies' embalmed bodies – courtesy of a hospital CT scanner

Spare a thought for the unknown adult mummified in a Theban necropolis more than 2,500 years go. Not only did he suffer the most excruciating, possibly life-threatening dental abscesses, but the embalmer botched the afterlife preparation, leaving bits of brain in his skull as well as a broken …

Why Have Tigers Been Feared and Revered Throughout History?

Wildlife<p><i>Talking Tigers: Part 5 of a 12-part series</i><p><b>Throughout human history, the diverse peoples who populated the vast Asian continent have had one thing in common: They feared and revered the tiger. Throughout this cat’s range, their stealthy, illusory habits—suddenly appearing and disappearing in</b> …

English Coin May Have Been Lost After Battle of Bannockburn

STIRLING, SCOTLAND—A 700-year-old English coin was found at Cambuskenneth Abbey during a metal detector survey of the area by investigators from …

Archaeology

Historic Boats Discovered in Irish Lake

CONNACHT, IRELAND—A survey of Lough Corrib in the west of Ireland has found 12 boats from the early Bronze Age, Iron Age, and medieval period, …

New Thoughts on Neanderthal Childhood

YORK, ENGLAND—It had been assumed that Neanderthals experienced harsh and dangerous childhoods, but a new study of the elaborate burials of …

Egyptian Burial Unearthed in Northern Israel

TEL SHADUD, ISRAEL—An Egyptian-style burial has been discovered in Israel’s Jezreel Valley, which was under Egyptian control during the Late Bronze …

Bronze Age

Peering Inside an Ancient Mummy

LONDON, ENGLAND—CT scans of the well-preserved mummy of Tamut, a woman who sang in a temple in Luxor in 900 B.C., reveal that she had short hair and …

Tools Are Earliest Evidence of Humans in Scotland

SOUTH LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND—Flint tools discovered at Howburn, Scotland, have been dated to 14,000 years ago, making them the earliest evidence of …

No Forgery Evidence Seen in "Gospel of Jesus's Wife" Papyrus

Scientists find no evidence of fakery in an ancient papyrus scrap saying that Jesus had a wife.<p>Did Jesus have a wife? A controversial papyrus scrap making that suggestion dates to the eighth century A.D., assert a series of just-released scientific reports, which may point to earlier Christian …

Tiny Minnesota museum's canoe a 1,000-year-old historic find | Reuters

(Reuters) - For 46 years, a canoe thought to date to the 1700s sat in the back of a display case as a minor exhibit at a small museum run by a volunteer historical group in Minnesota.<p>A dugout canoe crafted almost 1,000 years ago is seen on display at the Western Hennepin County Pioneer Association …