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Head of Mayan maize god discovered in Mexico after 1,300 years

Head of Mayan maize god discovered in Mexico after 1,300 years

For the ancient Mayans, corn was the vital plant par excellence. The Popol Vuh, their sacred text, told that the gods created humans out of ...
Inca children drugged with cocaine to keep them calm before being sacrificed, hair and nail study confirms

Inca children drugged with cocaine to keep them calm before being sacrificed, hair and nail study confirms

Inca children who were chosen to be ritually sacrificed were drugged so that they remained calm before their death, a new study of ancient h...
An elite education: discovery of an ancient Athenian ephebic list

An elite education: discovery of an ancient Athenian ephebic list

A stone monument with an ancient Greek inscription in the collections of National Museums Scotland was recently discovered to be a previousl...
Industrial manufacturing of wool and wool textiles in the Bronze Age Italy

Industrial manufacturing of wool and wool textiles in the Bronze Age Italy

Montale in northern Italy can have been one of the earliest centers in Europe for production of wool during the Bronze Age. Production may a...
Famous rock art cave in Spain was used by ancient humans for over 50,000 years

Famous rock art cave in Spain was used by ancient humans for over 50,000 years

A cave in southern Spain was used by ancient humans as a canvas for artwork and as a burial place for over 50,000 years, according to a stud...
250 coffins with mummies and 150 bronze statues found in Saqqara

250 coffins with mummies and 150 bronze statues found in Saqqara

The Egyptian archaeological mission working in the cemetery of the sacred animals (Bubasteion) in Saqqara uncovered an enormous cache of cof...
A 3400-year-old city emerges from the Tigris River

A 3400-year-old city emerges from the Tigris River

A team of German and Kurdish archaeologists has uncovered a 3400-year-old Mittani Empire-era city once located on the Tigris River. The sett...
Race to save undersea Stone Age cave art masterpieces

Race to save undersea Stone Age cave art masterpieces

To reach the only place in the world where cave paintings of prehistoric marine life have been found, archaeologists have to dive to the bot...

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