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    Alicia McDermott

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    Surprise Discovery of a Headless Buddha Statue Beneath Chinese Apartments

    A huge, headless religious statue has been discovered carved into the rock face under apartment buildings in China. It is of questionable age –...

    Landmark Study Reveals Elephant Tusk Origins Of 16th Century Shipwreck

    In 1533, a famous Portuguese trading vessel called the Bom Jesus went missing on its way to India. It sank off the coast of...

    New Study Raises Questions about the Tyrolean Iceman’s Murder Scene

    A new study of ice cores at a previously unexplored ice dome in the Ötztal Alps on the border of Austria and Italy has...

    Baboon Skull Could Lead to the Long Lost Land of Punt

    Researchers believe they have uncovered the first clear example of a treasure the ancient Egyptians brought home with them from the legendary, lost Land...

    9th Century BC Moat to Protect Phoenician Settlement Excavated in Spain

    Archaeologists working at a in the Alicante province of Spain have just discovered a large moat. This emphasizes the defensive actions taken by the...

    Pot Residues Lift the Lid on Ancient Indus Valley Food Choices

    Researchers are getting a glimpse into ancient Indus Valley food choices by analyzing residues on ceramic pots from urban and rural settlements during the...

    ‘Scorpion King’s Domain’: The Oldest Place Name Sign in the World

    The oldest place name sign in the world has been found in Egypt. The inscription, which was etched into a rock in Wadi el...

    Cerro Gordo Standing Sentinel Over Teotihuacan

    Teotihuacan was by the fifth century AD the largest city in the American continent and one of the largest and most populous in the...

    Glass Beads Help to Map Unknown Medieval African Trade Routes

    For several decades, a team of researchers have been carrying out excavations at old cemeteries and villages at sites in central Mali and eastern...

    400+ Ancient Muslim Graves Unearthed in Spain

    Roadworkers in northeastern Spain unexpectedly came across an Islamic burial ground in use from the 8th-11th century. Archaeologists have unearthed more than 400 ancient...

    Ancestral Puebloans Deep Mined Life Saving Ice Age Cave Water

    Recent research has shown that the ancient Ancestral Puebloans culture, in what is today New Mexico, burned controlled fires in volcanic ice melt lava...

    Paranthropus Skull Find Suggests Distant Human Cousins Evolved Quickly

    Researchers have long believed that the distant human ancestor species called Paranthropus robustus were somewhat like modern gorillas, orangutans, and baboons because they thought...

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