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Egyptian dog mummy infested with bloodsucking parasites

A dog mummy has revealed the first archaeological evidence of bloodsucking parasites plaguing Fido's ancestors in Egypt during the classical era of Roman rule.<p>The preserved parasites discovered in the mummified young dog's right ear and coat include the common brown tick and louse fly tiny …

Biblical Archaeology: The Wife of God | BBC Documentary

See on Scoop.it – Cultural Heritages of The World<p>Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou examines how archaeological discoveries are changing the way people …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Neolithic skull fragment discovered on banks of Avon

Archaeologists say 'exceptional' find by dog walker near Pershore, Worcestershire, raises more questions than answers<p>A 5,000-year-old mystery has been sparked after part of a human skull was found on a riverbank. Archaeologists said the unbroken piece of upper skull was in "fabulous" condition with …

Artifacts in northern Quebec could be 7,000 years old

Archaeologists start dig after finding rare arrowheads on Waskaganish territory<p>A Quebec archaeological team will begin its work at an extraordinary …

Ancient stone circle discovered in Ukraine

Excavations were conducted jointly by archaeologists and students from the Department of Archaeology, Institute of History of the University of Opole …

The Race to Save Petra From Its Own Success

A victim of its own success and fragility, the World Heritage site of Petra is currently under assessment to limit the safety risks it poses to both …

Can humans handle the psychological challenge of living on Mars?

"It's a moment I'm going to remember for the rest of my life. Walking out ... experiencing the sunshine and wind on our faces." That's a quote from …

Space Science

Thousands of bodies under Bath Abbey threaten its stability

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/england/1002000/1002830_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518427706_d22490c88e27615b3a40e22651a835a4<p><b>For more than 300 years, thousands of people have been buried just below the stone flooring of Bath Abbey.</b><p>It is estimated that up to 6,000 bodies …

Archaeology

Hunting Down the First Americans

James Adovasio stood on a platform on an overcast day last week, about forty feet up the side of a steep-sloped, wooded valley outside the tiny town of Avella, Pennsylvania, about thirty miles southwest of Pittsburgh. Adovasio, a sixty-nine-year-old archaeology professor, watched as a handful of …

Start Looking Up: Lose Yourself in the Cosmic Perspective

(Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down your ego and the universe.)<p>As we each develop our individual perspectives of the world, sometimes we can fall …

Ten Top Biblical Archaeology Discoveries - Biblical Archaeology Society

Download your copy of <i>Ten Top Biblical Archaeology Discoveries</i> and start receiving Bible History Daily — both absolutely free!<p><b>We understand that your</b> …

Archaeology

Mystery surrounds Egyptian sphinx unearthed in Israel

Tel Hazor in northern Israel has long been a treasure trove for archeologists, but a recent discovery of part of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian sphinx has been a most unexpected find.<p>Inexplicably buried far from Egypt, the paws of a sphinx statue, resting on its base, have been unearthed with an …

Crossrail unearths evidence humans lived on Thames in 7,000 BC

<b>Rare evidence that humans lived on the River Thames 9,000 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists working on the Crossrail project.</b><p>A Mesolithic tool-making factory featuring 150 pieces of flint was found at the tunnelling worksite in Woolwich.<p>Archaeologists said prehistoric Londoners were …

Prehistory

'Lost' medieval manor house found in Leicestershire

<b>A medieval manor house in a Leicestershire village, which "disappeared" for three centuries, has been found by archaeologists.</b><p>The house, in Croxton Kerrial, near the Lincolnshire border, was last recorded in the 16th Century and had disappeared from maps by the 1790s.<p>It was discovered by a …

Archaeology

Laser technology to return Pompeii 'Villa of Mysteries' to splendour

7/15/2013 09:00:00 PM<p>A new laser-based technology is expected to return the frescos located in the Villa dei Misteri in Pompei to their original …

Crossrail digging unearths diverse and ancient London burial ground

Tunnelling project's chief archaeologist says up to 4,000 bodies of plague victims and inmates of Bedlam may be discovered<p>Every day hordes of London commuters have passed unknowingly over the bodies of thousands of their predecessors, buried a few metres under the roaring traffic and rumbling …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

Crusader Hospital Will Open to Tourists

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL—An eleventh-century structure in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem will be opened to the public next year as a …

Giant Maya Carvings Found in Guatemala

A large new frieze has been unearthed and studied by archaeologists, who have gained insight into the buried Maya city of Holmul in Guatemala.

Moche Mural in Peru Revealed in Stunning Detail

Interactive gigapixel technology offers a new way to see ancient art.<p><b>In the bone-dry coastal desert of northern Peru, the ancient Moche sculpted and painted intricate murals on the adobe walls of the site now known as Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon). Created between A.D. 100 and 800, the</b> …

Archaeology

Who's Stealing Afghanistan's Cultural Treasures?

The plunder of antiquities will leave the country's history in the dark.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>The battered white Corolla rumbles down a rocky road past fields of okra and great earthen mounds topped by the crumbling remains of ancient battlements. Taking</b> …

Archaeology

Syria Conflict Destroys Churches & Mosques, Desecrates Icons (PHOTOS)

Violence in the city of Qusayr in central Syria has caused its 50,000 original inhabitants to almost totally desert it, as government and rebel forces battled for control of the strategically important site for the last two years.<p>The devastation is evident everywhere. According to the government …

Islam

Time Team: the rise and fall of a television phenomenon

In mid October an all-points bulletin was emailed to <i>Time Team</i> staff. It announced that after 20 seasons and over 230 episodes the programme was being …