Archaeology is fundamentally the study of humanity and its past. Archaeologists study things that were created, used or changed by humans. They do this by studying the material remains — the stuff we leave behind.
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3rd Room of Ancient Greek Tomb Revealed
Amphipolis diagram
September 15th, 2014
Archaeologists have peered into a third doorway inside of an ancient tomb in Greek Macedonia that is believed to date back to the era of Alexander the Great.
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Egyptian Pyramids Added to Google Street View
Sphinx street view
September 11th, 2014
Any armchair explorer with an Internet connection can now explore the pyramids of Egypt, thanks to new images on Google Street View.
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Hidden Monuments Reveal 'Stonehenge Is Not Alone'
Magnetic data image of a newly discovered monument around Stonehenge.
September 10th, 2014
Scientists have just unveiled the results of a 4-year-long survey of the landscape around Stonehenge, revealing previously unknown monuments.
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Lost Ship from Ill-Fated Arctic Quest Discovered
shipwreck, technology, treasure hunt
September 10th, 2014
One of the two lost ships of the legendary Franklin Expedition to the Canadian Arctic has finally been found.
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Female Sculptures Guard Mysterious Tomb in Greece
history, archaeology, tombs, guards, women in history, female sculptures
September 8th, 2014
Two female sculptures are uncovered in a Greek tomb that dates to the time of Alexander the Great.
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'Last Supper' Papyrus May Be One of Oldest Christian Charms
ancient Last Supper papyrus
September 5th, 2014
The 1,500-year-old papyrus, which mentions the Last Supper and manna from heaven, likely originated in an ancient city in Egypt and was probably worn by a villager there as a protective charm or amulet.
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Female Stone Statues Revealed in Ancient Greek Tomb
caryatid body
September 12th, 2014
Archaeologists have uncovered the expertly crafted robes of two female stone statues standing guard at the entrance of a huge Macedonian tomb under excavation in Greece.
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Ancient Viking Fortress Reveals 'Fierce Warriors' Were Decent Architects
Researchers explore the Viking fortress.
September 10th, 2014
The Vikings weren't just a fierce band of warriors with cool headgear. A new archaeological discovery in Denmark supports the notion that these notorious fighters were also decent builders.
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3,000-Year-Old Golden Bowl Hides a Grisly Archaeological Tale
golden bowl
September 8th, 2014
A famous golden bowl discovered in Iran may have been crushed in the ruins of an Iron Age citadel as enemy soldiers plunged to their deaths while trying to run off with looted treasures, according to a new interpretation.
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