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Archaeologists reconstructed the mansion of a wealthy banker in Pompeii

VIDEO: Digital archaeologists at Lund University in Sweden have put together a 3D reconstruction of a mansion in Pompeii. The video shows the house in its original state before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, which destroyed the Roman city. The researchers think the house belonged to rich banker, Caecilius Iucundus.
Archaeologists reconstructed the mansion of a wealthy banker in Pompeii
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This Is The Ancient Human Who Is Changing The Story Of Our Evolution

A 1.8-million-year-old skull unearthed in Dmansis, Georgia, represents the most complete early Homo skull ever found, a team of scientists reported Thursday in the journal Science. The skull, referred to as “Skull 5,” comes from the same time period and place as four other skulls found earlier at Dmanisi, but […]
This Is The Ancient Human Who Is Changing The Story Of Our Evolution
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An Incredible New Skull Is Forcing Us To Rethink The Evolution Of Early Humans

Researchers have traditionally used differences among fossilized remains of ancient humans to define separate species among the earliest members of our Homogenus — Homoerectus, Homohabilis, and Homorudolfensis, for example. But an amazing new skull found in Africa suggests that the specimens previously representing different species could come from a single, […]
An Incredible New Skull Is Forcing Us To Rethink The Evolution Of Early Humans
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Hundreds Of Dinosaur Egg Fossils Found In Spain

[credit provider=”J.A. Peñas – SINC”] Researchers in northeastern Spain say they’ve uncovered hundreds of dinosaur egg fossils, including four kinds that had never been found before in the region. The eggs likely were left behind by sauropods millions of years ago.Eggs, eggshell fragments and dozens of clutches were nestled in […]
Hundreds Of Dinosaur Egg Fossils Found In Spain
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Ancient Whale Fossils Found Under California Highway

[credit provider=”Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological centre “] BOSTON — Fossils uncovered during construction of a roadway in Southern California have revealed four new species of ancient whales, according to research presented here at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on Sunday (Feb. 17).One […]
Ancient Whale Fossils Found Under California Highway
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They Finally Found King Richard — In A Parking Lot

[credit provider=”University of Leicester”] Last summer, researchers announced that they may have found the human skeleton of King Richard III beneath a parking lot in England. After rigorous DNA analysis, the University of Leicester confirmed Monday, Feb. 4, that the bones belong to the medieval monarch.
They Finally Found King Richard — In A Parking Lot
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Archeologists Just Found A 2,000-Year-Old Treasure In A Black Sea Fortress

[credit provider=”Russian-Ukrainian Archaeological Artezian Expedition” url=”http://www.livescience.com/26150-buried-black-sea-treasure.html”] Residents of a town under siege by the Roman army about 2,000 years ago buried two hoards of treasure in the town’s citadel — treasure recently excavated by archaeologists.More than 200 coins, mainly bronze, were found along with “various items of gold, silver and […]
Archeologists Just Found A 2,000-Year-Old Treasure In A Black Sea Fortress
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A British Team May Have Found Dozens Of WWII Fighter Planes Buried In Burma

[credit provider=”Steve Slater (Wildlife Encounters) / Creative Commons” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/wildlife_encounters/8023856152/sizes/h/in/photostream/”] An excavation team searching for a stash of Second World War era British Spitfires in Burma says it has found a wooden crate believed to contain one of the planes, but it is full of muddy water.It was not immediately clear […]
A British Team May Have Found Dozens Of WWII Fighter Planes Buried In Burma
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‘Alien-Like’ Skulls Were Just Excavated In Mexico

[credit provider=”INAH/Cristina García” url=”http://www.livescience.com/25743-alien-like-skulls-excavated-mexico.html”] Human skulls deliberately warped into strange, alien-like shapes have been unearthed in a 1,000-year-old cemetery in Mexico, researchers say.The practice of deforming skulls of children as they grew was common in Central America, and these findings suggest the tradition spread farther north than had been thought, scientists added.
‘Alien-Like’ Skulls Were Just Excavated In Mexico
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Metal Detector Hobbyists Are Uncovering Artifacts From Caesar’s Era

[credit provider=”Flickr/Portable Antiquities Scheme” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/finds/8241369822/”] When the battered metal helmet turned up in a field on the outskirts of Canterbury, the archaeologists had to peer at it carefully to be sure it wasn’t a relic from a careless American GI in the second world war — albeit one with eccentric […]
Metal Detector Hobbyists Are Uncovering Artifacts From Caesar’s Era
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Climate Change Killed Off The Mayas (Are We Next?)

[credit provider=”Douglass Kennett, Penn State “] Much has been made of the so-called 2012 Mayan apocalypse. But for the real Maya people, the end of the world came slowly and timed with historic droughts.A new, ultra-detailed climate record from a cave in Belize reveals Classic Maya civilisation collapsed over centuries […]
Climate Change Killed Off The Mayas (Are We Next?)
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Humanity’s Weapon-Making Prowess Made Us Better Than Neanderthals

[credit provider=”Simen Oestmo”] Archaeologists excavating a cave on the southern coast of South Africa have recovered remains of the oldest known projectile weapons.The tiny stone blades, which were probably affixed to wooden shafts for use as arrows, date to 71,000 years ago and represent a sophisticated technological tradition that endured […]
Humanity’s Weapon-Making Prowess Made Us Better Than Neanderthals
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Almost Complete Woolly Mammoth Skeleton Found Near Paris [PHOTOS]

[credit provider=”© Denis Gliksman, Inrap “] An almost complete skeleton of a pre-historic Woolly Mammoth was discovered near Paris, archaeologists from the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research announced Tuesday.  The remains, which include a femur, pelvis, jawbones and four connected vertebrae, were found along the Changis-sur-Marne riverbank, which is about 30 […]
Almost Complete Woolly Mammoth Skeleton Found Near Paris [PHOTOS]
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Cat Discovers 2,000-Year-Old Tomb

[credit provider=”Flickr via fauxto_dkp” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fauxto_dkp/with/4776173826/#photo_4776173826″] It was 10 p.m. on Tuesday night when Mirko Curti spotted a cat outside his apartment in Rome. For some reason, Curti and a friend decided to follow the cat. It’s a good thing they did. 
Cat Discovers 2,000-Year-Old Tomb
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See The Five Freakiest Dinosaurs Ever Dug Up

[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Nobu Tamura” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Linhenykus_NT.jpg”] When we think about dinosaurs, it’s typically hulking beasts like the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex and the noble triceratops that come to mind.But the era of giant lizards spanned hundreds of millions of years, and for every popular dino that made a cameo in Jurassic Park, there are […]
See The Five Freakiest Dinosaurs Ever Dug Up
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Cannibalism Might Have Been Common In Prehistoric Britain

[credit provider=”ShutterStock”] A new analysis suggests that cannibalism — humans eating other humans — was relatively commonplace in prehistoric England.The study “Upper Palaeolithic Ritualistic Cannibalism: Gough’s Cave (Somerset, UK) From Head to Toe,” presented at the 2012 European Society for the Study of Human Evolution meeting, studied 14,700-year-old human bones […]
Cannibalism Might Have Been Common In Prehistoric Britain
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Here’s Why Scholars Don’t Trust The ‘Jesus Had A Wife’ Artifact

[credit provider=”Karen L. King” url=”http://www.hds.harvard.edu/faculty-research/research-projects/the-gospel-of-jesuss-wife”] An argument has broken out over the authenticity and significance of an ancient text that makes explicit reference to Jesus having a wife.Karen King, a professor and expert in the history of Christianity at Harvard Divinity School, revealed a fourth-century fragment of papyrus with dialogue, […]
Here’s Why Scholars Don’t Trust The ‘Jesus Had A Wife’ Artifact
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A House-Sized Roman Mosaic Was Found In Southern Turkey

[credit provider=”University of Nebraska-Lincoln “] After a long summer dig, archaeologists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have uncovered a 1,600-square-foot Roman mosaic in southern Turkey.The mosaic, which was part of a Roman bath, is believed to be the largest of its kind ever found in the region. 
A House-Sized Roman Mosaic Was Found In Southern Turkey
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Dig Searching For Mona Lisa Produces A Body

[credit provider=”Louvre Museum, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain “] Archaeologists digging for the remains of the real-life Mona Lisa have found a female skeleton, but they say it doesn’t belong to the mysterious Florentine noblewoman, according to news reports.The team is excavating underneath a former convent in central Florence, searching for […]
Dig Searching For Mona Lisa Produces A Body
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New Theory Suggests King Tut Died From Epilepsy

[credit provider=”Wikipedia user Bjørn Christian Tørrissen” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tuthankhamun_Egyptian_Museum.jpg”] A new theory suggests that King Tut, the legendary Egyptian boy Pharaoh, may have died from a hereditary form of epilepsy, The Washington Post reports.Epilepsy is a seizure disorder, where the afflicted person can’t stop shaking because of disturbed brain activity.
New Theory Suggests King Tut Died From Epilepsy
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Skeleton Found Under A Parking Lot Could Be King Richard III

[credit provider=”public domain “] A human skeleton with a cleaved skull discovered beneath a parking lot in England may belong to King Richard III, researchers announced today (Sept. 12), though they have a long way to go in analysing the bones to determine the identity.The researchers note they are not […]
Skeleton Found Under A Parking Lot Could Be King Richard III
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A 2,000-Year-Old Mass Grave Site Unearthed In A Danish Bog [PHOTOS]

[credit provider=”Photo courtesy of Skanderborg Museum” url=”http://www.skanderborgmuseum.dk/”] More than 2,000 years ago, thousands of soldiers were slaughtered as part of a bizarre sacrificial ritual, then chucked in the small basin of a lake. Today, that basin is a bog in northeastern Denmark called Alken Enge. In April, researchers from Skanderborg Museum and Aarhus […]
A 2,000-Year-Old Mass Grave Site Unearthed In A Danish Bog [PHOTOS]
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