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The bodies of a 'cloaked man and his slave' found in the Civita Giuliana Villa at Pompeii

The bodies of a 'cloaked man and his slave' found in the Civita Giuliana Villa at Pompeii

During the current excavations at Civita Giuliana, around 700 metres northwest of Pompeii, in the area of the large suburban villa where, in...
Middle Stone Age populations repeatedly occupied West African coast

Middle Stone Age populations repeatedly occupied West African coast

Although coastlines have widely been proposed as potential corridors of past migration, the occupation of Africa's tropical coasts durin...
Science reveals secrets of a mummy's portrait

Science reveals secrets of a mummy's portrait

How much information can you get from a speck of purple pigment, no bigger than the diameter of a hair, plucked from an Egyptian portrait th...
Ancient Islamic burial ground discovered during roadworks in Spain

Ancient Islamic burial ground discovered during roadworks in Spain

Workmen have discovered one of the oldest Islamic burial sites in in northeastern Spain. Archaeologists expect the majority of more than 400...
Egypt recovers Late Period relief from New York

Egypt recovers Late Period relief from New York

The Egyptian consulate in New York received a Limestone relief from the Late Period (712-323 BC) that was stolen and smuggled out of Egypt i...
Transition to feudal living in 14th century impacted local ecosystems

Transition to feudal living in 14th century impacted local ecosystems

The transition from tribal to feudal living, which occurred throughout the 14th century in Lagow, Poland had a significant impact on the loc...
New trilobite fossil reveals cephalic specialization of trilobites in Middle Cambrian

New trilobite fossil reveals cephalic specialization of trilobites in Middle Cambrian

Trilobites achieved their maximum genetic diversity in the Cambrian. However, unlike this diversity measure, the morphological disparity of ...
No drinking! No fighting! The laws of early Edo Japan to keep the peace

No drinking! No fighting! The laws of early Edo Japan to keep the peace

An early Edo period document stipulating the Hosokawa clan code of conduct for vassals dispatched on a national project to rebuild Sunpu Cas...
Geoscientists discover Ancestral Puebloans survived from ice melt in New Mexico lava tubes

Geoscientists discover Ancestral Puebloans survived from ice melt in New Mexico lava tubes

For more than 10,000 years, the people who lived on the arid landscape of modern-day western New Mexico were renowned for their complex soci...
Turkish fishermen net 300 kilo ancient bronze statue 'off the coast of Marmaris'

Turkish fishermen net 300 kilo ancient bronze statue 'off the coast of Marmaris'

Turkish fishermen apparently casting nets outside Turkish territorial waters off the coast of the port city of Marmaris in southwestern Turk...
Prehistoric shark hid its largest teeth

Prehistoric shark hid its largest teeth

Some, if not all, early sharks that lived 300 to 400 million years ago not only dropped their lower jaws downward but rotated them outwards ...
Punic tomb unearthed in Malta's Zejtun

Punic tomb unearthed in Malta's Zejtun

A punic tomb, complete with a skeleton and pottery, has been unearthed in Zejtun, the superintendence of cultural heritage announced on Tues...

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