Platform Sandals Revealed on Greek Statues Guarding Alexander-Era Tomb
caryatid feet
September 22nd, 2014
Archaeologists have revealed the feet and platform sandals on a pair of wavy-haired female statues standing guard at the entrance of a huge ancient tomb in Greece.
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War Is Destroying Syria's Ancient Treasures, Satellite Photos Show
Syrian Cultural Heritage
September 19th, 2014
Three years of heavy fighting have taken a toll on Syria's archaeological treasures. Five of the country's six World Heritage sites "exhibit significant damage," and some buildings are now "reduced to rubble," according to satellite images.
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700-Year Embrace: Skeleton Couple Still Holding Hands
Skeletons holding hands
September 19th, 2014
The skeletal remains of two lovebirds were uncovered, after being locked in a romantic embrace for the past 700 years.
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Pharaoh-Branded Amulet Found at Ancient Copper Mine in Jordan
Scarab
September 19th, 2014
Archaeologists found a tiny Egyptian amulet in souther Jordan, which could attest to the fabled military campaign that the pharaoh Sheshonq I waged in the region nearly 3,000 years ago.
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Long-Lost Roman Fort Discovered in Germany
Observers watch the Gernsheim dig
September 18th, 2014
An archaeological dig in an empty residential lot in Gernsheim, Germany, reveals a Roman fort dating back some 1,900 years. Among the finds at the site are ceramic shards and bronze horse ornaments.
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Ancient Monastery with 'Industrial-Scale' Winepress Discovered
Israeli compond
September 18th, 2014
An ancient compound decorated with earth-toned mosaics may have once housed Byzantine-era monks as they pressed wine and oil for their livelihood. Archaeologists from the Israeli Antiquities Authority uncovered the ancient compound in recent weeks.
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