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UNESCO temporary list includes Laodicea
  • 04/06/2013 16:14

UNESCO temporary list includes Laodicea

The largest ancient city of Denizli, Laodicea, has been added to the World Heritage Temporary List.

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Mexico's National Institute of Archaeology and History announces Mural Painting Conservation Project
  • 03/06/2013 21:45

Mexico's National Institute of Archaeology and History announces Mural Painting Conservation Project

MEXICO CITY.- The National Institute of Archaeology and History (INAH) is promoting the Mural Painting Conservation Project in Teotihuacan. This project is taking place in situ and in archives, indeed a tremendous labor, as Ph.D. Maria Teresa Uriarte affirms, “it’s not wild to state that this ancient city was one of the most decorated (with murals and paintings) of the ancient world.”

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Top 10 Israeli ancient mosaic discoveries
  • 26/05/2013 22:44

Top 10 Israeli ancient mosaic discoveries

A fantastic ancient floor found in the Negev is just the latest in a series of discoveries throughout the country.

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Renovated Netherlands museum set to open
  • 05/04/2013 16:36

Renovated Netherlands museum set to open

Rijksmuseum, which houses largest collection of Dutch artwork, to reopen to public after 10-year makeover costing $480m.

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The Origin of Christmas in December
  • 20/12/2012 11:44

The Origin of Christmas in December

Christmas, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, is celebrated by a majority of Christians on December 25 on the Gregorian calendar. But early Christians did not celebrate his birth, and no one knows on which date Jesus was actually born (some scholars believe that the actual date was in the early spring, which would place the occurrence of the holiday closer to Easter, the holiday commemorating his resurrection).

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Ancient Olympia Museum robbery suspects to face prosecutor
  • 14/12/2012 08:59

Ancient Olympia Museum robbery suspects to face prosecutor

Three men believed to be behind the robbery in February of the Museum of Ancient Olympia, in which dozens of ancient artifacts relating to the ancient Olympics were stolen, are to face a prosecutor in the western port city of Patra on Tuesday.

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Buried with a stake through a heart: the medieval 'vampire' burial
  • 05/12/2012 08:40

Buried with a stake through a heart: the medieval 'vampire' burial

New details of one of the few 'vampire' burials reserved for social 'deviants' in early medieval Britain have emerged.

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Complex Tool Discovery Argues for Early Human Smarts
  • 04/12/2012 08:54

Complex Tool Discovery Argues for Early Human Smarts

Rocks carved into ancient stone arrowheads or into lethal tools for hurling spears suggest humans innovated relatively advanced weapons much earlier than thought, researchers in South Africa say.

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Stash of Ancient Jewelry, Full-Figured Statues Discovered
  • 22/11/2012 11:10

Stash of Ancient Jewelry, Full-Figured Statues Discovered

A hoard of jewelry, figurines and other objects crafted by early farmers in Serbia nearly 8,000 years ago is set to go on public display for the first time at a German museum.

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Natural Disasters in Ancient Egypt Revealed
  • 27/08/2012 10:21

Natural Disasters in Ancient Egypt Revealed

Researchers say they've traced a record of ancient Egypt's droughts and fires with fossil pollen and charcoal deposits preserved in the Nile Delta. The record provides evidence for historic climate catastrophes, including a huge drought linked to the downfall of Egypt's Old Kingdom, the era sometimes known as the Age of the Pyramids.

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