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End to tourism drought in sight as Egypt discovers new tomb

Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed a tomb dating back three millennia, yet another in a series of major discoveries that are hoped will revive Egypt’s floundering tourist…

Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed a tomb dating back three millennia, yet another in a series of major discoveries that are hoped will revive Egypt’s floundering tourist…

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3,000-year-old judge discovered in Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered a tomb near an ancient court room, estimated to be over 3,000 years old.

Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered a tomb near an ancient court room, estimated to be over 3,000 years old.

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Egypt: bust of ancient Pharaoh lifted from slum

A bust of a statue believed to depict one of Egypt’s most famous rulers has been lifted out of a Cairo slum.

A bust of a statue believed to depict one of Egypt’s most famous rulers has been lifted out of a Cairo slum.

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Tunnels under Mosul mosque show ISIL looted treasures

Archaeologists say they have evidence that the self-styled Islamic State were careful to preserve ancient artefacts in Mosul to take as loot – in contrast to their public displays of destruction of…

Archaeologists say they have evidence that the self-styled Islamic State were careful to preserve ancient artefacts in Mosul to take as loot – in contrast to their public displays of destruction of…

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Bolivia opens the "Evo Museum"

Bolivia on Thursday opened a $7 million museum dedicated to President Evo Morales and indigenous peoples in Morales’s birthplace of Orinoca high up in the deserts of the Bolivian…

Bolivia on Thursday opened a $7 million museum dedicated to President Evo Morales and indigenous peoples in Morales’s birthplace of Orinoca high up in the deserts of the Bolivian…

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'Oldest human ancestor' found - and it's not pretty

A group of international scientists in China have discovered what they say is the oldest known ancestor of humanity.

A group of international scientists in China have discovered what they say is the oldest known ancestor of humanity.

Science_technology

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.

Science_technology

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

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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…