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Fossil is "pickled" dinosaur brain say scientists

A small brown pebble found on a Sussex beach could be the first fossilised dinosaur brain tissue ever discovered according to UK scientists.

A small brown pebble found on a Sussex beach could be the first fossilised dinosaur brain tissue ever discovered according to UK scientists.

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Meet your hominid ancestors in Georgia

Archaelogical findings including fossilised bones and artefacts covering almost two million years of human evolution are on show at the Georgian National Museum as part of its exhibition ‘Stone Age…

Archaelogical findings including fossilised bones and artefacts covering almost two million years of human evolution are on show at the Georgian National Museum as part of its exhibition ‘Stone Age…

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Piece of coal deciphered as ancient biblical text

A team of scientists at the University of Kentucky working with biblical scholars in Jerusalem have succeeded in revealing the contents of what looks like a lump of…

A team of scientists at the University of Kentucky working with biblical scholars in Jerusalem have succeeded in revealing the contents of what looks like a lump of…

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Face to face with Peru's Lord of Sipan 1,900 years after his death

The face of Peru's Lord of Sipan has finally been unmasked some 1,900 years after his death, all thanks to technology, which has built a 3D reconstruction of the ancient warrior's face.

The face of Peru's Lord of Sipan has finally been unmasked some 1,900 years after his death, all thanks to technology, which has built a 3D reconstruction of the ancient warrior's face.

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Macedonia’s mysterious lake dive

One of the most ancient lakes in Europe, Lake Ohrid boasts archeological treasures.

One of the most ancient lakes in Europe, Lake Ohrid boasts archeological treasures.

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3D Lascaux cave comes to life

A replica of the famous prehistoric Lascaux cave in southern France has been created thanks to 3D technology, that allows for the look, feel and smell of the original to come to life.

A replica of the famous prehistoric Lascaux cave in southern France has been created thanks to 3D technology, that allows for the look, feel and smell of the original to come to life.

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Canal discovered beneath Mayan temple could be gateway to afterlife

Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered a canal system under a temple in the Mayan ruins of Palenque that experts believe could be a symbolic

Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered a canal system under a temple in the Mayan ruins of Palenque that experts believe could be a symbolic

Culture

The necropolis of Orthi Petra opens a window to the Homeric world

Situated 30km off Rethymnon, Crete, the necropolis of Orthi Petra is part of the wider archaeological site of ancient Eleftherna, a town with continuous habitation from 3000BC to the Byzantine…

Situated 30km off Rethymnon, Crete, the necropolis of Orthi Petra is part of the wider archaeological site of ancient Eleftherna, a town with continuous habitation from 3000BC to the Byzantine…

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Is this 2,000-year-old tool the world's oldest computer?

For over a century since it was found in an ancient shipwreck, scientists have been scratching their heads over the exact function of the Antikythera mechanism, named after the Greek island off which

For over a century since it was found in an ancient shipwreck, scientists have been scratching their heads over the exact function of the Antikythera mechanism, named after the Greek island off which

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Israeli divers discover Roman treasure in ancient sunken cargo ship

Archaeologists in Israel have recovered bronze statues and thousands of coins from a merchant ship that sank off the Mediterranean coast some 1,600 years ago during the late Roman…

Archaeologists in Israel have recovered bronze statues and thousands of coins from a merchant ship that sank off the Mediterranean coast some 1,600 years ago during the late Roman…

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Rome's newest metro station will incorporate newly discovered ruins

The Italian city of Rome is to open its first archaeological metro station. Ancient Roman ruins and mosaics have been discovered during work on the

The Italian city of Rome is to open its first archaeological metro station. Ancient Roman ruins and mosaics have been discovered during work on the

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Divers uncover shipwreck treasure trove in Israel

Archaeologists have uncovered a haul of treasures while diving in Israel. Statues and thousands of coins are among the haul, located in an ancient

Archaeologists have uncovered a haul of treasures while diving in Israel. Statues and thousands of coins are among the haul, located in an ancient

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Archaeologists clash in Cairo over Tutankhamun secret burial chambers

Archaeologists have clashed at a conference in Cairo over whether or not there could be secret burial chambers behind Tutankhamun’s tomb. British

Archaeologists have clashed at a conference in Cairo over whether or not there could be secret burial chambers behind Tutankhamun’s tomb. British

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Russian orchestra performs concert at Palmyra in Syria

A Russian orchestra played in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday. Hundreds of people listened to musicians from St

A Russian orchestra played in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday. Hundreds of people listened to musicians from St

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Syria: Russian orchestra holds concert in Palmyra ruins

Playing for Syria, in Syria: Russia’s Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra has staged a surprise classical music concert in the Roman amphitheatre in Palmyra

Playing for Syria, in Syria: Russia’s Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra has staged a surprise classical music concert in the Roman amphitheatre in Palmyra

Culture

Pompeii museum reopens after 36 years

Pompeii’s Antiquarium Museum has reopened after 36 years. Its new exhibition includes a vivid audio-visual recreation of the moment the ancient city

Pompeii’s Antiquarium Museum has reopened after 36 years. Its new exhibition includes a vivid audio-visual recreation of the moment the ancient city

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"Be cheerful, enjoy your life," ancient mosaic advises

A new archeological find in Turkey has surprised scientists by giving surprising prescriptive advice. The 2,400 year-old skeleton mosaic found in

A new archeological find in Turkey has surprised scientists by giving surprising prescriptive advice. The 2,400 year-old skeleton mosaic found in

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Russia completes demining of archeological site in Palmyra, Syria

The Russian military said on Thursday (April 21) it had completed the demining of the ancient part of the Syrian city of Palmyra, recaptured by

The Russian military said on Thursday (April 21) it had completed the demining of the ancient part of the Syrian city of Palmyra, recaptured by

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Palmyra arch replica goes on show in London

The original arch in Palmyra may have been destroyed on October 5th, but a five metre high replica has gone on show in Trafalgar Square in London

The original arch in Palmyra may have been destroyed on October 5th, but a five metre high replica has gone on show in Trafalgar Square in London

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How old is the Bible?

Archaelogists ignite the heated debate by suggesting the holy book might date from much further back in history

Archaelogists ignite the heated debate by suggesting the holy book might date from much further back in history

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Egypt archaeology scans 'could solve' Nefertiti mystery

Egypt has invited archaeologists from all over the world to examine new analysis of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Scientists

Egypt has invited archaeologists from all over the world to examine new analysis of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Scientists

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Palmyra is the latest gain for Assad regime in fight against ISIL

The noose is tightening round the so called Islamic State fighters. That’s how some analysts interpret the fact the Syrian army has retaken the city

The noose is tightening round the so called Islamic State fighters. That’s how some analysts interpret the fact the Syrian army has retaken the city