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5 Things to See in Hierapolis, Turkey

Hierapolis is the name of an ancient Greek city whose ruins are located in modern Pamukkale in Turkey. It was designated a World Heritage...

Smallest Homo Erectus Cranium in Africa and Diverse Stone Tools Found

An international research team, led by scientists from the U.S. and Spain, including a University of Michigan geologist, has discovered a nearly complete cranium...

Archaeologists Find Lost City That May Have Conquered the Kingdom of Midas

Archaeologists from the Oriental Institute have discovered a lost ancient kingdom dating from 1400 B.C. to 600 B.C., which may have defeated Phrygia, the...

The Last Neanderthal Necklace

Eagle talons are regarded as the first elements used to make jewelry by Neanderthals, a practice that spread around Southern Europe about 120,000 to...

Viking Age Mortuary House Found in Central Norway

The house in question measured five by three meters. It had corner posts, and the walls were made of standing planks, in a building...

A Community With Modern Urban Problems 9,000 Years Ago

Some 9,000 years ago, residents of one of the world’s first large farming communities were also among the first humans to experience some of...

Mysterious Ancient Burial Mound Used for 2,000 Years

Researchers have found evidence that an unremarkable prehistoric burial mound near Bordeaux, in southwest France, was re-used by locals for around 2,000 years. The...

Oldest Scandinavian Human DNA Found in Ancient Chewing Gum

The first humans who settled in Scandinavia more than 10,000 years ago left their DNA behind in ancient chewing gums, which are masticated lumps...

Archaeological Discovery Rewrites a Piece of Barbados History

Which came first, the pigs or the pioneers? In Barbados, that has been a historical mystery ever since the first English colonists arrived on...

More Mysterious Jars of the Dead Unearthed in Laos

Archaeologists have discovered 15 new sites in Laos containing more than 100 1000-year-old massive stone jars possibly used for the dead. The jars of Laos...
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