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The Escape Tunnel of the ‘Burning Brigade’ in Ponar (Paneriai) has been Rediscovered

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In an exciting new discovery using Electric Resistivity Tomography at the Ponar massacre site near Vilnius in Lithuania, the escape tunnel used by the so
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Hundreds of Ancient Artifacts that were Traded without a License were Seized during a Raid on a Souvenir Shop in Jerusalem’s Mamilla Mall

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Bronze arrowheads, coins bearing the names of the Hasmoneans rulers, special vessels for storing perfumes and hundreds of items that are thousands of years old
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Artifacts Discovered on Return Expedition to Antikythera Shipwreck

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An international research team has discovered spectacular artifacts during its ongoing excavation of the famous Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B.C.) this month. The shipwreck is
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Iraqi Kurdistan Site Reveals Evolution towards the First Cities of Mesopotamia

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A Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) campaign at the site of Gird Lashkir, in Iraq, reveals the evolution from the first farming societies to the
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Book chronicles rise of urban planning in ancient Egypt

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The pyramids and temples of Egypt, which still stand as magnificent monuments to ancient Egyptian civilization, were the result of some of the world’s first
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Researchers find Highland East Asian origin for prehistoric Himalayan populations

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In a collaborative study by the University of Oklahoma, University of Chicago, University of California, Merced, and Uppsala University, researchers conduct the first ancient DNA
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Bone artefacts suggest early adoption of poison-tipped arrow technology in Eastern Africa

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Researchers studying bone artefacts discovered in the Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar, have found evidence to suggest that bone tools were used for hunting, and even as
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Rare cache of Hasmonean Period coins discovered in Modi‘in

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A hoard of silver coins dating to the Hasmonean period (126 BCE) was exposed in April in an archaeological excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority is
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Wine used in ritual ceremonies 5000 years ago in Georgia, the cradle of viticulture

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Georgian-Italian archaeological expedition of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in collaboration with the Georgian Museum of Tbilisi has discovered vine pollen in a zoomorphic vessel
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Meet Lidar: the amazing laser technology that’s helping archaeologists discover lost cities

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Archaeologists have discovered several medieval cities, buried beneath the forest floor in Cambodia: the largest is said to rival the modern Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh,
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Skeleton provides evidence that confirms historical events mentioned in the Norwegian Viking Sagas

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Archaeologists working in Trondheim in Norway have unearthed a human skeleton in the bottom of an abandoned castle well. The skeleton provides evidence that confirms
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Livestock pens approximately 5,000 years old in Álava, Spain

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A team of researchers belonging to the Prehistory Area of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has published the results of its recent investigations in
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Old World metals traded on Alaska coast hundreds of years before contact with Europeans

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Two leaded bronze artifacts found in northwestern Alaska are the first evidence that metal from Asia reached prehistoric North America prior to contact with Europeans,
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Inside ISIS’ looted antiquities trade

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For excavators – archaeologists, but also looters like the Islamic State, or ISIS – the opportunity for discovery in modern Iraq and Syria is dazzling.
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Why did Tutankhamun have a dagger made from a meteorite?

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Scientists have long speculated that the ancient Egyptians used metal from meteorites to make iron objects. Now an analysis of a dagger found in Tutankhamun’s
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A National Plan to Excavate the Judean Desert Caves and Save the Scrolls from Being Robbed

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The Israel Antiquities Authority, in cooperation with the Heritage Project in the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs, and together with the Minister of Culture and Sport,
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Ancient Wari Empire likely did not cause large shifts in population genetic diversity

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The imperial dominance of the ancient Wari Empire at the Huaca Pucllana site in Lima, Peru, was likely not achieved through population replacement, according to