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Photos of some of the burial items, including twisted and bent nails, bone fragments, and a coin

Twisted Nails in Roman Tomb Show Fear of ‘Restless Dead’

Ancient Romans widely held superstitions involving nails. And researchers...
lead coffin

A 1,600-Year-Old Grave in England Could Shed Light on ‘Dark Ages’

A mass grave discovered in Northern England last year...
A long-tailed macaque using a stone.

Thai Monkeys Make the Same Stone Tools As Early Humans

Monkeys in Thailand’s forests are -- unintentionally -- making...
easter island moai

New Easter Island Statue Found in Volcanic Lake Bed

Rapa Nui, home to the Easter Island statues, has...
helicopter in Ciudad Perdida

Lidar: Revealing Archaeology’s Hidden World With A Billion Points of Light

When looters discovered Colombia's Ciudad Perdida ("Lost City") in...
A giant armadillo and young.

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castle in the desert

Exploration Mysteries: Ksar Draa

Recently, a spectacular image of a castle-like structure standing...
a roman carving of a phallus

Dildo, Pestle, or Torture Tool? Historians Ponder Uses Of Ancient Roman Phallus

Historians taking a closer look at a 2,000-year-old "darning...
A Sumerian stone carving with cuneiform script.

Ancient Sumerian Palace Discovered in Iraq

A 4,500-year-old palace from the Kingdom of Lagash unearthed...
brown crab

You Butter Believe It: Early Neanderthals Cooked and Ate Crab

How does fresh crab in a scenic Portuguese seaside...
treasure chest with gold coins

The World’s Most Valuable Buried Treasures: Their Value and How They Were Discovered

We explore some of the most valuable treasure hoards...
straight tusked elephant

Neanderthals Hunted Giant Elephants, Lived in Large Groups

When Neanderthals were first discovered in Germany in 1856,...
A Viking longboat replica at sunset

Dog-and-Pony Show: Vikings Brought Domesticated Animals Along on British Conquests

Picture the effort and inconvenience of traveling with a...
egypt mummy

How Did the Ancient Egyptians Make Mummies? Through Global Trade

These days, we tend to use the word globalization...
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Newly Discovered ‘Duck’ Dinosaur Had Over 400 Teeth

Even after millions of years, the diversity of dinosaurs...
world's oldest runestone

World’s Oldest Runestone May Bear Woman’s Name

Archaeologists found the oldest-ever recorded runestone at a burial...
cougar behind tree

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casa dei vettii

A Restored House Reveals The Wealth — And Lust — Of Doomed Pompeii

A restored and reopened Pompeii residence showcases the wealth...
A newly born gray whale calf is pushed to the surface to breathe by its mother

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pantheon roman concrete

Revealed: Why Ancient Roman Concrete Was So Tough

“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” As tired...
A painting in the Lascaux Cave, France.

A ‘Person Off The Street’ Solves Mystery Of Ice Age Drawings

If you're feeling a warm sense of satisfaction over...
hunter-gatherers used pottery

Pottery Pre-Dates Agriculture in Eurasia, Groundbreaking Study Finds

What uniquely human staple pre-dates the social conventions of...
168 new nazca lines images found

Nazca Lines Searchers Discover 100+ New Figures

Earlier this month, a research team at Peru’s Nazca...
Archaeologists digging a trench around the shipwreck to get a closer look.

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