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‘Vampire Burial’ Reveals Efforts to Prevent Child’s Return From Grave

Archaeologists found the "vampire burial" remains of a 10-year-old child with a stone inserted into his or her mouth at a 5th-century Italian cemetery....

New Research Has Unraveled the History of the Lost Harbor of Pisa

New insights into the evolution and eventual disappearance of Portus Pisanus, the lost harbor of Pisa, have been revealed. Although it has been described as one...

Easter Island’s Society Might Not Have Collapsed

You probably know Easter Island as "the place with the giant stone heads." This remote island, 2,300 miles off the coast of Chile, has...

Legendary Swedish Warship Gives Up More Secrets

Cannons, hand grenades, and up to a thousand soldiers were on board the large Swedish warship when it exploded in the Baltic Sea 454...

Earliest Evidence of Equid Bit Wear Uncovered in the Ancient Near East

An international team of archaeologists has uncovered the earliest example of the equid bit wear in the Near East. The discovery provides the first...

How Our Ancestors With Autistic Traits Led a Revolution in Ice Age Art

Around 30,000 years ago, realistic Ice Age art suddenly flourished in Europe. Extremely accurate depictions of bears, bison, horses, and lions decorate the walls...

Evidence Shows Amazon Rainforest Was Home to Up to a Million People

Parts of the Amazon rainforest previously thought to have been almost uninhabited were really home to thriving populations of up to a million people,...

Is Ramses the Great Fake News? Looks Like It

New archaeological evidence indicates that Pharaoh Ramses II may not have been the Ramses the Great we all thought he was. The archaeological evidence...

Indonesian Island Gives Up Its Ancient Cave Paintings

On a tiny Indonesian island, a large number of ancient cave paintings have been discovered. The island is called Kisar, which measures just 81...

The Chinese Terracotta Warriors

The Chinese Terracotta Warriors, also known as the Terracotta Army, come from the most significant archaeological excavation of the 20th century, and one of...
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