Alexandria catacombs of ancient Egypt saved from flooding thanks to £4.3million restoration

Alexandria catacombs of ancient Egypt saved from flooding thanks to £4.3million restoration

Alexandria catacombs of ancient Egypt saved from flooding thanks to £4.3million restoration The catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa are masterpieces of rock-cut funeral architecture, one of the most impressive examples of Greco-Roman and Egyptian and religious synchretism. In the second half of the 1st century A.D, they were built. Throughout the 4th century, it was first used by a single wealthy […]

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Perfect 215-million-year-old dinosaur print found by girl, 4, on Welsh beach

Perfect 215-million-year-old dinosaur print found by girl, 4, on Welsh beach

Perfect 215-million-year-old dinosaur print found by girl, 4, on Welsh beach A girl from Wales discovered a well-preserved 215 million-year-old dinosaur print, described as the ‘finest’ of its type found in 10 years. After making the discovery on a beach at Bendricks Bay near Barry, four-year-old Lily Wilder has been hailed by researchers. The girl, from Llandough, near Cardiff, found […]

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Secret passage beneath Curtain Theatre is revealed after nearly 400 years

Secret passage beneath Curtain Theatre is revealed after nearly 400 years

Secret passage beneath Curtain Theatre is revealed after nearly 400 years William Shakespeare’s dramatic productions were produced at the Curtain Theatre in East London before the famous Globe Theatre was built in 1599. In the ruins of the playhouse, archaeologists spent three months revealing just how unique the layout was. Notably, they found a hidden passage under the stage that […]

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Incredible 1,000-year-old Viking burial site found in Norway belonged to ‘Iron Age elite’

Incredible 1,000-year-old Viking burial site found in Norway belonged to 'Iron Age elite'

Incredible 1,000-year-old Viking burial site found in Norway belonged to ‘Iron Age elite’ A hidden surprise was uncovered by archaeological excavation in Trondheim, Norway – the unmistakable traces of a boat submerged under Torvet, the market square of the city. In the last available moments, before archaeologists decided to finish their exploration, the discovery came only in the nick of […]

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300,000-year-old “early Homo sapiens” sparks debate over evolution

300,000-year-old “early Homo sapiens” sparks debate over evolution

300,000-year-old “early Homo sapiens” sparks debate over evolution 300,000 years ago, nine human species walked the Earth. There’s just one now. Homo neanderthalensis, the Neanderthals, were stocky hunters who adapted to the cold steppes of Europe. Asia was populated by the similar Denisovans, while in Indonesia the more primitive Homo erectus existed, and Homo rhodesiensis in central Africa. Several short, […]

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DNA exposes early breeding in between Asian herders and European farmers

DNA exposes early breeding in between Asian herders and European farmers

DNA exposes early breeding in between Asian herders and European farmers Hundreds of years before the genetic face of the Europeans of the Bronze Age changed, herders based in the steppe grasslands of western Asia were already mixing and sometimes mating with nearby farmers in southeastern Europe. This unexpected discovery, published online in Nature Communications on February 4, raises new […]

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Scientists find 40,000-year-old bracelet made by something other than our ancestors

Scientists find 40,000-year-old bracelet made by something other than our ancestors

Scientists find 40,000-year-old bracelet made by something other than our ancestors Scientists have confirmed that a bracelet found in Siberia is 40,000 years old in what is quite an incredible finding. This makes it the oldest jewellery piece ever found, and the extent of its sophistication has taken archaeologists aback. The bracelet was discovered near Russia’s border with China and […]

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