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New Project Uncovers Ancient Games And Gladiators Through The Graffiti Of The Fans

<i>A new project looking at ancient graffiti uncovers the importance of gladiatorial games in the lives of everyday Romans.</i><p>Fans have always been passionate about athletics and sporting events, and so it makes sense that a common theme in ancient graffiti found at sites like Pompeii, Herculaneum, …

Ancient History

Nineteenth-Century Hotel Excavated in Australia

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—Excavation of the site of the Mistletoe Hotel, which opened in Melbourne in 1855 during a Gold Rush, has recovered some 250,000 …

Climate change did not drive technological innovation among Stone Age humans

Environmental record from Africa contradict popular theory about Stone Age innovation.<p>Climate change did not encourage cultural and technological …

Scientists use mass spectrometry to 'look inside' an ancient Greek amphora - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Russian scientists have identified the components of the oldest bitumen sample to be found in an ancient vase and made an accurate estimate of its …

La grotte des Combarelles, en Dordogne (24)

Les Combarelles : une grotte hors du commun, habitée de nombreux animaux gravés à l'époque magdalénienne (de -17 000 à - 10 000)Cet article La grotte …

La tombe symbolique du dieu Osiris découverte à Thèbes

<b>Le "tombeau" d'Osiris</b>, le Dieu suprême des anciens Egyptiens, a été découvert dans la nécropole de Thèbes.<br>Il comprend de nombreux puits et de …

Egypte : La nécropole de Thèbes

Il est 5h… le <b>Steam Ship Sudan s’éveille</b> ! Le soleil, lui n’est pas encore levé mais l’équipage, déjà au petit soin pour nous, frappe à la porte de …

Voyages

Karnak : découverte de superbes statuettes égyptiennes au temple de Ptah

Le Centre franco-égyptien d'étude des temples de Karnak (CNRS, ministère des Antiquités d'Égypte) vient d'achever la fouille d'une favissa, une fosse …

Égypte : des momies découvertes dans des eaux usées

Des momies, enveloppées dans plusieurs couches de lin, et leurs sarcophages en bois ont été retrouvés samedi 31 janvier par la police égyptienne dans …

Découverte d'une tombe princière celte exceptionnelle

Depuis octobre 2014, une équipe d'archéologues de l'Inrap fouille, sur prescription de l'État (Drac Champagne-Ardenne), une remarquable tombe celte …

Intricate animal and flower tattoos found on Egyptian mummy

Scholars excited by depiction of actual objects on the body of a 3,000-year-old woman.<p>A mummy from ancient Egypt was heavily tattooed with sacred …

New Evidence of a Sanctuary Unearthed in Heliopolis

CAIRO, EGYPT—Mahmoud Afify, head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities sector at the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, announced that the …

Neolithic women from Scottish island of Tiree had rickets

The nature of the grave itself - a simple burial rather than a chambered tomb - has raised questions as to how the woman, physically deformed by the …

Earliest evidence for ambush hunting in the Kenyan Rift

Around one million years ago, early humans were skilful at using the landscape features of the Kenyan Rift to ambush and kill their prey.

German archaeologists discover remnants of a Roman village at Gernsheim

The village was built in part on the foundations of the Roman fort after the soldiers left in 120 AD.

Research shows Aboriginal memories stretch back more than 7,000 years

A study of Aboriginal stories from 21 places around Australia’s coastline, each describing a time when sea levels were significantly lower than today.

Some Isolated Tribes in the Amazon Are Initiating Contact

Indian rights activists, South American governments are challenged by recent encounters to rethink their ‘no contact’ policies.<p>The recent emergence of isolated tribes from jungles in Peru and Brazil is challenging officials in both countries to rethink their “no contact” policies and to prepare for …

Ethnology

Earliest Pictish fort yet discovered was situated on sea stack

An inhospitable sea stack on the Aberdeenshire coast has been confirmed as the site of the earliest Pictish Fort and pre-dates the iconic Dunnottar …

Archaeologists uncover human settlement dated to the dawn of civilization

Aşıklı Höyük, a mound near the banks of the Melendiz River in southern Turkey, lies not far from the site of Çatalhöyük<b>.</b> Dated to about 7500 B.C., …

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 …

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Oldest dentistry found in 14,000-year-old tooth

7/16/2015 05:30:00 PM<p>An infected tooth partially cleaned with flint tools represents the oldest known dentistry, says a new international study on a …

Waterfront construction unearths more than 100 ancient artifacts

A $2.9 million project to improve waterfront access in the Bronx unearthed a priceless find — more than 100 pieces of Native American artifacts …

Archaeology

Weird Horse-Cows and 6-Legged Sheep Found in Iron Age Burials

<i>This story was updated at 1:04 pm EDT on July 21.</i><p>Weird, "hybridized" animal skeletons, including a cow-horse and a six-legged sheep litter the bottom …

Iron Age

Archaeologists find intact Maya hieroglyphic panels and well-preserved stela

Archaeologists with the La Corona Regional Archaeological Project in Guatemala announce some significant finds.

'Hybrid animals' unearthed at pre-Roman site in Dorset

7/13/2015 08:00:00 PM<p>Archaeologists have unearthed numerous hybrid animals from a site dubbed Duropolis near Winterborne Kingston in Dorset, which …