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Ancient human remains in Ethiopia are much OLDER than thought

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Ancient human remains discovered in Ethiopia are much OLDER than first thought and likely pre-date a massive volcanic eruption over 230,000 jare terug, study findsThe Cambridge team studied the Omo 1 Homo sapiens rema...

HS2 dig finds ancient road and 2,000-year-old coins

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HS2 dig finds reveals Roman market town in Northamptonshire: HS2 dig finds ancient artefacts that reveal how 30 Iron Age roundhouses were 'Romanised' into a bustling settlement almost 2,000 years agoArchaeologists un...

Ancient stone board game found at Bronze Age settlement in Oman

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Ancient stone board game 'likely played in a similar way to backgammon' is discovered at a 4,000-year-old Bronze Age settlement in OmanArchaeologists have been digging near Ayn Bani Sa'dah in the Qumayrah Valley The ...

Reading University removes part of Ancient Greek poem to avoid upset

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Reading University bosses cancel the Ancient Greeks by removing part of a poem that mentions domestic violence to avoid upsetting studentsDecision made on the grounds that the words could 'potentially trigger' distre...

England or Middle-earth? Photographer captures magical ancient forests

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Engeland - or Middle-earth? Photographer captures magical ancient woodlands in a mesmerising set of imagesMusic composer Richard Searle captures amazing pictures of the forests in his home county of Surrey Searle says...

Ancient Greek gout drug could cut covid death risk by 50 persent

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Ancient Greek drug used to treat gout could reduce the risk of death from Covid-19 by as much as 50 persent, study claimsIsraeli researchers examined 20 years of controlled studies using colchicine Among these were ...

Ancient Greeks did NOT practice infanticide and kill off ‘weak’ babas

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Ancient Greeks did NOT regularly practice infanticide and kill off 'weak' babies – and legends claiming so are based on myth, study claimsThe idea of ancient Greeks leaving disabled babies to die started with Plutarc...

Melting permafrost could release deadly ancient viruses, Russia warns

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Melting permafrost could release potentially deadly ancient viruses and bacteria, Russian scientists fearRussia established a body to examine threats from ancient viruses and bacteria Scientists warn diseases trapped...

Ancient globe dating back to 1560 set to fetch £30,000 at auction

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Ancient globe dating back to 1560 that depicts strange sea monsters and a world before Australia was even discovered is set to fetch £30,000 at auctionA globe dating to 1560 is listed for auction with a guide price o...

Ancient Egyptian elites drank ‘porridge-like beer’ 5,800 jare terug

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Ancient Egyptian elites drank thick porridge-like BEER as part of their rituals and ceremonies 5,800 jare terug, study suggestsExperts analysed pottery fragments taken from Hierakonpolis in southern Egypt They found ...

Offerings to an ancient Egyptian goddess found in 3,500-year-old dump

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Hundreds of breasted figurines, decorative plates and other artifacts given as offerings to the ancient Egyptian goddess of love and fertility are uncovered in 3,500-year-old TRASH PILE in LuxorA 3,500-year-old trash...

Charred ruins of an ancient fortress are proof of the Hanukkah story

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Charred ruins of a fortress dating back 2,100 years are 'tangible evidence' of the Hanukkah story as Jewish rebels burnt down the building during the Maccabean RevoltRemains of a fortress that was destroyed 2,100 ja ...

Prince Charles and Camilla visit Jordan’s ancient city of Gadara

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A spot of sightseeing! Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall stroll around ruins in Jordan's ancient city of Gadara on the second day of their Middle Eastern tourPrince Charles, 73, en Camilla, 74, arrived in A...

Ancient Egyptian reliefs show how masters and apprentices shared work

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Talk about teamwork! Analysis of two reliefs in a 3,500-year old Egyptian temple reveal apprentices worked on non-complex parts like torsos, arms en bene, while more experienced artists tackled intricate facesAnasta...

Ancient skull found on Caribbean island shows evidence of leprosy

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Skull dating back nearly 200 years found on uninhabited Caribbean island shows evidence of leprosy: Ancient bones are one of the rare pieces of evidence of the crippling disease in the western hemisphereArchaeologist...

Mass 15th century grave found in the ancient Peruvian city Chan Chan

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Mass grave with more than 25 skeletons of men, women and children dating back to the 15th century is found in the ancient Peruvian city Chan Chan: Burial site could be a resting place for elite membersThe mass grave ...

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