Mystery Woman Buried Near Richard III
Leicester lead coffin
March 2nd, 2015
When archaeologists opened a tomb near the grave of British King Richard III, they expected to find the skeleton of a knight or a friar. But instead, they found the bones of an old woman.
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Ancient Mesopotamian Artifacts Smashed in New ISIS Video
mosul
February 26th, 2015
To the horror of archaeologists and history buffs around the world, ISIS released a new video showing ancient Mesopotamian sculptures being smashed inside northern Iraq's Mosul Museum.
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Vikings Were 'Global Investors,' Not Just Pillagers
Vikings attack, economics, technology
February 23rd, 2015
The connections between technology, urban trading, and international economics which have come to define modern living are nothing new. Back in the first millennium AD, the Vikings were expert at exploring these very issues.
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Jesus' House? 1st-Century Structure May Be Where He Grew Up
People in the Middle Ages believed Jesus grew up in this first-century house in Nazareth, according to research.
March 1st, 2015
The house, cut into a hillside in Nazareth was first discovered by nuns in the 1880s but only recently dated and identified as the place where people believed Jesus was brought up by Joseph and Mary.
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Rare Roman Tombstone Discovered in England
cirencester tombstone
February 26th, 2015
A 1,800-year-old tombstone was discovered at a Roman cemetery in England this week. The large stone slab bears an inscription to commemorate the deceased: a 27-year-old woman named Bodica.
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Mummy Found Hiding Inside Ancient Buddha Statue
mummy buddha
February 23rd, 2015
An ancient papier-mâché statue of a meditating Buddha contained the body of an 11th-century monk.
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Photos: Mummy Hair Reveals Ancient Last Meals
paracas necropolis mummy red headdress
February 23rd, 2015
The 2,000-year-old mummies at buried at the Paracas Necropolis in modern-day Peru likely ate corn, beans as well as plants and animals from the sea, a new chemical analysis finds.
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Photos: 1st-Century House from Jesus' Hometown
Tomb attributed to Joseph, Mary's husband
March 1st, 2015
A home built into a rocky hillside in Nazareth was regarded as the place where Jesus was brought up by Mary and Joseph. Here's a look at the archaeological remains.
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Ancient Bolivians Stripped Flesh from Dead Bodies in Ritual Complex
Khonkho Wankane ritual complex
February 26th, 2015
Archaeologists discovered a ritual complex in Bolivia where dead bodies were dissolved down to their bones in sizzling pots of caustic chemicals.
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Turkish Troops Relocate Historic Tomb in Syria
tomb of Suleyman Shah location
February 23rd, 2015
Turkish forces relocated the sarcophagus, human remains and other relics from the tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of Osman I, who founded the Ottoman Empire.
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