As Ancient Texts Disappear, Solar-Powered Device Offers Solution
The solar-powered device could help preserve this book written in Garshuni (the Malayalam language written in Syriac letters). Few scholars can read this text, which is kept in a monastery at the village of Kappumthala in India.
September 1st, 2015
In this race against time, a team of engineers and archivists are developing a solar-powered device to safeguard historical treasures in India.
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In Photos: Spartan Temple and Cultic Artifacts Discovered
Researchers found a file artifact within the remains of the possible Spartan temple.
August 26th, 2015
Photos reveal what may be the long-lost palace of Sparta, one of the most famous civilizations in ancient Greece. The palace and striking artifacts may shed light on a mysterious period in the history of the mysterious Mycenaean civilization.
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Origins of 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' Begin to Emerge
the Gospel of Jesus's Wife papyrus
August 24th, 2015
New research on the papyrus' ink points to the possibility that the Gospel of Jesus's Wife is authentic, while newly obtained documents may shed light on the origins of the business-card-sized fragment.
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Was Ancient Jerusalem Podium a Lost-and-Found?
podium unearthed in ancient jerusalem
August 31st, 2015
A podium that dates to the Second Temple Period may have been used as an ancient lost and found or a podium for itinerant street preachers, new excavations reveal.
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Lost Palace of Sparta Possibly Uncovered
bull's head cup from historical site of spartan palace
August 26th, 2015
An ancient cultic temple and palace that once belonged to the lost Mycenaean culture was unearthed in a region of Sparta.
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Human Ancestors May Have Butchered Animals 3.4 Million Years Ago
ancient cut marks on a 3.4-million-year-old animal bone
August 20th, 2015
Ancient marks on 3.4-million-year-old animal bones were not caused by trampling — a finding that raises the odds that they were made by deliberate cutting by human ancestors.
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'Winged Monster' Rock Art Finally Deciphered
rock
August 18th, 2015
The mystery surrounding the ancient rock paintings of Utah's Black Dragon Canyon has finally been solved.
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Titanic's Last Lunch Menu Up for Auction
The last menu from the Titanic.
August 31st, 2015
Before they plunged into the icy waters of the North Atlantic, passengers aboard the Titanic may have feasted on corned beef, potted shrimp and dumplings.
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6 Archaeological Forgeries That Could Have Changed History
Artistic forgeries, Crystal Skulls
August 24th, 2015
From crystal skulls claimed to be from the lost city of Atlantis (or aliens) to a runestone said to have been carved by Vikings and even a "missing link" hoax, here are six artifacts, widely believed to be forgeries, which could have changed history.
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Chinese Cave Graffiti Tells of Ancient Droughts & Strife
chinese inscriptions dayu cave
August 20th, 2015
Graffiti in an ancient cave in China reveals a history of droughts in the region, and may portend climate troubles, new research suggests.
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