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Egyptian ram skull bell rings again after 1,000 years

More than 1,200 ram skulls sacrificed for the cult of the Pharaoh Ramses II have been discovered at the Temple…

Gold coin hoard dispersed at auction

The Ellerby Hoard, the collection of more than 260 gold coins dating to between 1610 and 1727 that was discovered…

Oldest human remains in northern Germany found in cremation burial

Archaeologists have discovered a 10,500-year old cremation grave in Lüchow, Schleswig-Holstein, that contains the oldest known human remains ever found…

Huge Roman mosaic found in Syria

A huge Roman-era mosaic with scenes from the Trojan War has been unearthed in the city of al-Rastan in central…

Remains of 240 people found under defunct department store

The remains of more than 240 individuals buried in the cemetery of a lost 13th century friary have been discovered…

76 more child sacrifice victims found at Chimú site

The remains of 76 more sacrificed children have been found at the pre-Hispanic Chimú Empire site site of Pampa la…

Massive Song Dynasty carved stone murals found

Exquisitely carved stone murals have been discovered on the east side of the ancient Zhouqiao Bridge in Kaifeng in central…

Lost temple of Poseidon rediscovered

The remains of a lost temple of Poseidon that was famous in antiquity have been discovered in the village of…

Did acne bacteria in the heart kill Kosciuszko?

A study of the vessel containing the heart of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, engineer, hero of the American Revolutionary War and leader…

Pre-Hispanic iconography found in colonial church murals

Murals with pre-Hispanic iconography have been discovered on the walls of three chapels in a colonial-era convent in Tepoztlán, about…