2,000-Year-Old Water Supply System Uncovered in Jerusalem
Ancient Aqueduct in Jerusalem
May 23rd, 2015
Part of an ancient aqueduct built more than 2,000 years ago to transport water into the city of Jerusalem was uncovered during a recent construction project, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority.
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Photos: Mysterious Human Ancestor Wielded Oldest Stone Tools
scientists dating sediments in Kenya
May 20th, 2015
Inn the desert badlands of northwestern Kenya, scientists have discovered stone tools that date back some 3.3 million years, long before modern humans were on the scene.
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Vikings Traded First (Then Plundered), Study Suggests
Viking Antler Comb
May 16th, 2015
The Viking Age may not have started with the plundering of England, but with the peaceful trading of handcrafted combs made out of reindeer antlers, a new study suggests.
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Remains of Bronze-Age Cultic Priestess Hold Surprise
egtved girl out
May 21st, 2015
A high-status teenager who was buried 3,400 years ago in Denmark may have originally come from southern Germany, new research suggests.
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Ancient Mourners May Have Left Flowers on 'Red Lady Grave'
Red Lady jaw
May 20th, 2015
An Ice Age woman that was buried in a cave in what is now Spain may have had flowered placed in her grave as well, new research suggests.
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Gold-Filled Tomb of Chinese 'Survivor' Mom Discovered
A brick tomb from the Ming Dynasty held gold treasures and the skeletal remains of a woman named Lady Mei. The tomb, with its vaulted roof, was excavated in 2008.
May 13th, 2015
The Ming Dynasty tomb belonged to Lady Mei, who went from being a concubine to become a political and military strategist. Lady Mei's coffin was damaged by water, but her skeletal remains were found.
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Gallery of Egypt's Mysterious Animal Mummies
animal mummies
May 11th, 2015
A team of scientists X-rayed hundreds of Egyptian animal mummies housed in museums throughout England, to get at the artifacts' secrets without damaging them.
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In Images: The Bronze Age Burial of a Cultic Priestess
fingernail from the egtved girl.
May 21st, 2015
A woman who died 3,400-years ago and was buried in Denmark may have actually hailed from southern Germany, an analysis of her hair and teeth reveals.
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Where Were You When the Mountain Blew?
Plinian Column, mount st. hellens
May 19th, 2015
Remembering the eruption of Mount St Helens.
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Gold Treasures Discovered in Ming Dynasty Tomb (Photos)
Ming Dynasty tomb bracelets
May 13th, 2015
Archaeologists in Nanjing, in China, have unearthed a Ming Dynasty tomb that belonged to Lady Mei. Inscribed stone epitaphs found in the tomb say that she died in the year 1474 at the age of 45.
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