Archeology

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There are strong indications that a peculiar ancient tomb found in the area of Stagira, in central Macedonia, is the tomb of the Greek philosopher Aristotle, archaeologist Kostas Sismanidis said on Thursday, during an international …
There are strong indications that a peculiar ancient tomb found in the area of Stagira, in central Macedonia, is the …
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Denisovans interbred with yet another extinct population that lived in Asia more than 30,000 years ago — one that is neither human nor Neanderthal. Updated genome sequences from two extinct relatives of modern humans suggest that these ‘…
Denisovans interbred with yet another extinct population that lived in Asia more than 30,000 years ago — one that is neither human …
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Reconstructed from a mummified head dating back at least two millennia, the fine-featured ancient Egyptian face looks out from an artist’s studio in the forested hills of rural Victoria, Australia. Ancient Egypt has fascinated …
Reconstructed from a mummified head dating back at least two millennia, the fine-featured ancient Egyptian face looks out from an …
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I was taking photos in the main hall of the Sulaymaniyah Museum and came across a display case containing a small clay tablet. The description beside it said the tablet was part of the Epic …
I was taking photos in the main hall of the Sulaymaniyah Museum and came across a display case containing a …
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Time for a new family tree? Scientists have sequenced the oldest human DNA ever, extracted from 430,000-year-old samples of fossilised tooth and a thigh bones, found in Spain’s Sima de los Huesos, which translates …
Time for a new family tree? Scientists have sequenced the oldest human DNA ever, extracted from 430,000-year-old samples of fossilised …
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Dinosaurs had the same bone found in modern day female birds when they were pregnant, a new study involving fossil of a Tyrannosaurus Rex has showed. Researchers at North Carolina State University and the North …
Dinosaurs had the same bone found in modern day female birds when they were pregnant, a new study involving fossil …
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The 5,300-year-old Alpine mummy known as the Tyrolean Iceman died wearing leather clothes and accessories harvested from no less than five wild or domesticated species, a DNA analysis published Thursday revealed. Frozen solid after being …
The 5,300-year-old Alpine mummy known as the Tyrolean Iceman died wearing leather clothes and accessories harvested from no less than …
Scientists have known for decades that modern-day dolphins are some of the most intelligent and social animals on earth. Demonstrating complex behaviour and communication dolphins remind us of ourselves while living in a radically different …
Scientists have known for decades that modern-day dolphins are some of the most intelligent and social animals on earth. Demonstrating …
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The coelacanths are an ancient group of lobe-finned fishes, with weird appendages that take the form of bony, fleshy, muscular stalks. They’re well-represented in the fossil record all the way back to the Devonian …
The coelacanths are an ancient group of lobe-finned fishes, with weird appendages that take the form of bony, fleshy, muscular …
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Historians have recently deciphered a 2000-year-old inscription carved into a monument in memory of Lukuyanus, a Roman-era jockey, in Beyşehir, a district in the central Turkish province of Konya. The inscription was found on …
Historians have recently deciphered a 2000-year-old inscription carved into a monument in memory of Lukuyanus, a Roman-era jockey, in Beyş…
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