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Indigenous graves found on Taiwan campus

Construction of new facilities at National Ilan University in Yilan County, Taiwan, has unearthed skeletal remains and grave goods from…

Gummi bears turn 100 years old

Confectioner Hans Riegel founded Haribo (combining the first letters of his name and hometown of Bonn) in 1920. The first…

Young Knight shines again in complex landscape

Young Knight in a Landscape (c. 1505) by Vittore Carpaccio is one of the most iconic masterpieces of the many…

Arrow with pristine fletching found in Norway glacier

The volunteers and archaeologists of Norway’s Glacier Archaeology Program have discovered a 1,700-year-old arrow that is so well-preserved that not…

Hieroglyphics on Maya vessel deciphered

Archaeologists have translated the hieroglyphic on a Maya vessel unearthed last fall in Yucatán, southeastern Mexico, and identified the name…

46 eagles in vivid color revealed on temple ceiling

Restoration work at the Esna Temple on the west bank of the Nile 35 miles south of Luxor has revealed…

Museum acquires unique Leasingham Horse Brooch

The Leasingham Horse Brooch, a Roman-era copper alloy brooch in the shape of a three-dimensional horse that is unique on…

Stolen Nostradamus manuscript returns to Rome

An extremely rare 500-year-old manuscript of the prophecies of Nostradamus stolen from a library in Rome more than 15 years…

82 British skeletons found in Dutch mass grave

The remains of dozens of young men found in mass graves at the site of a defunct medieval castle moat…

Iron Age farmers were buried in high style

The necropolis of a modest Iron Age agricultural settlement excavated in Blainville-sur-Orne, Normandy, northwestern France, has proved unexpectedly rich in…