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Mummy Mask May Reveal Oldest Known Gospel

Mummy Mask May Reveal Oldest Known Gospel | Ancient History | Scoop.it
A text that may be the oldest copy of a gospel known to exist is set to be published.
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Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2014

Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2014 | Ancient History | Scoop.it
As we ring in the New Year, let’s take a look back at the top 10 finds that thrilled us in 2014.
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Solving the Riddles of an Early Astronomical Calculator

Solving the Riddles of an Early Astronomical Calculator | Ancient History | Scoop.it
More than 100 years after it was found, and more than 2,000 years after it was believed to have been built, the Antikythera Mechanism continues to raise questions and provide answers.
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Ancient shipwreck discovered near Aeolian Islands

Ancient shipwreck discovered near Aeolian Islands | Ancient History | Scoop.it
The divers descended 410 feet into dark Mediterranean waters off Italy, their lights revealing the skeleton of a ship that sank thousands of years ago when Rome was a world power.
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Graves vandalized on Mount of Olives

Graves vandalized on Mount of Olives | Ancient History | Scoop.it
According to The Times of Israel more than 40 graves have been vandalized at the Mount of Olives cemetery. You may be able to access the short article here. The western slope of the Mount of Olives...
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The Archaeology News Network: Massive 5,000 yr old stone structure found in Israel

The Archaeology News Network: Massive 5,000 yr old stone structure found in Israel | Ancient History | Scoop.it
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Papyrus Fragment Bears Early Christian Prayers - Archaeology Magazine

Papyrus Fragment Bears Early Christian Prayers - Archaeology Magazine | Ancient History | Scoop.it
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Archaeologists rush to save Yup'ik treasures threatened by vanishing shoreline

Archaeologists rush to save Yup'ik treasures threatened by vanishing shoreline | Ancient History | Scoop.it
On the eroding Bering Sea coast of far Western Alaska, archaeologists from around the world are unearthing remnants of an ancient Yup’ik village frozen in place for hundreds of years.
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The Samaritan Schism

The Samaritan Schism | Ancient History | Scoop.it
In part two of his study on schisms in Jewish history, Lawrence H. Schiffman examines the Samaritan schism.
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Archaeologists say they've located the possible site of trial of Jesus

Archaeologists say they've located the possible site of trial of Jesus | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Jerusalem say they may have uncovered the remains of Herod the Great's palace, the site where the trial of Jesus Christ may have taken place prior to his crucifixion. 
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The Archaeology News Network: Feasting and politics in Viking Iceland

The Archaeology News Network: Feasting and politics in Viking Iceland | Ancient History | Scoop.it
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In Mexican city Teotihuacan, 2,000-year-old tunnel holds ancient mysteries

In Mexican city Teotihuacan, 2,000-year-old tunnel holds ancient mysteries | Ancient History | Scoop.it
"It will be one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 21st century," a researcher said.
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Ancient Sailors Made Sacrifices on Ships : DNews

Ancient Sailors Made Sacrifices on Ships : DNews | Ancient History | Scoop.it
A large incense burner found aboard a 2000-year-old shipwreck suggests that ceremonies and sacrifices were a regular part of sailors' lives.
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King Richard III's final moments were quick & brutal

King Richard III's final moments were quick & brutal | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Richard III's last moments were likely quick but terrifying, according to a new study of the death wounds of the last king of England to die in battle
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Circular Viking Fort Discovered in Denmark - Archaeology Magazine

Circular Viking Fort Discovered in Denmark - Archaeology Magazine | Ancient History | Scoop.it
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Saving Nero's Golden House - Archaeology Magazine

Saving Nero's Golden House  - Archaeology Magazine | Ancient History | Scoop.it
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Dry spell at Stonehenge reveals secret that has eluded archaeologists

Dry spell at Stonehenge reveals secret that has eluded archaeologists | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Brown patches of grass left by short hosepipe lead to 'lightbulb moment' that may confirm monument was once a perfect circle
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7 Great Innovators in Archaeology | Innovators

7 Great Innovators in Archaeology | Innovators | Ancient History | Scoop.it
We asked archaeologist Christopher Thornton, Program Officer, Committee for Research and Exploration, National Geographic Society, to single out leading innovators in the field of archaeology, past and present.
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Did the Ancient Egyptians Practice Human Sacrifice?

Did the Ancient Egyptians Practice Human Sacrifice? | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Ancient Egyptian retainer sacrifice: did the Ancient Egyptians regularly sacrifice their servants when the Pharaoh died?
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