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Bronze Age grave of Siberian noble holds secrets of the Okunev people

Bronze Age grave of Siberian noble holds secrets of the Okunev people | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists unearthed the grave of a noblewoman though tto belong to the mysterious Okunev culture. She was found clutching the skeleton of a child and surrounded by carvings.
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An ancient Mayan Copernicus

An ancient Mayan Copernicus | Archaeology | Scoop.it
For more than 120 years the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex—an ancient Mayan book containing astronomical data—has been of great interest to scholars around the world.
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Beautifully preserved: A 3,000-year-old lost world has been unearthed

Beautifully preserved: A 3,000-year-old lost world has been unearthed | Archaeology | Scoop.it
British archaeologists working on the Must Farm project in England's Cambridgeshire Fens can hardly restrain themselves...
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Has the real birthplace of King Arthur been found?

Has the real birthplace of King Arthur been found? | Archaeology | Scoop.it
The building at Tintagel in Cornwall dates to the 6th century - the time that the legendary king may have lived, and precious artefacts show the area was home to wealthy people.
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Goliath's burial site? Philistine cemetery found

Goliath's burial site? Philistine cemetery found | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists unearth the first Philistine cemetery ever found, shedding light on an ancient civilization, home to one of the Bible's most famous villains.
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Skeleton provides evidence that confirms historical events mentioned in the Norwegian Viking Sagas

Skeleton provides evidence that confirms historical events mentioned in the Norwegian Viking Sagas | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists working in Trondheim in Norway have unearthed a human skeleton in the bottom of an abandoned castle well. The skeleton provides evidence that confirms dramatic historical events mentioned in the Viking Sagas.
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Ancient mosaics of Red Sea parting and Noah's Ark found in synagogue

Ancient mosaics of Red Sea parting and Noah's Ark found in synagogue | Archaeology | Scoop.it
The mosaics decorate the floor of a fifth century synagogue, revealing images of the Pharaoh’s soldiers being swallowed by massive fish, overturned chariots, and animals of many kinds.
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Want Better Cities? Here, 6,000 Years of Data Oughta Help

Want Better Cities? Here, 6,000 Years of Data Oughta Help | Archaeology | Scoop.it
The more we know about past urbanization trends, the better we can understand contemporary ones.
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Strawberry moon coincides with Summer Solstice for first time since 1967

Strawberry moon coincides with Summer Solstice for first time since 1967 | Archaeology | Scoop.it
As the sun sinks beneath the horizon on the longest day of the year on the evening of Monday June 20, it will be worth looking up.
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Has the lost city of Rhapta been found by a scuba-diver?

Has the lost city of Rhapta been found by a scuba-diver? | Archaeology | Scoop.it
While on a helicopter flight off the coast of Tanzania, a low tide allowed a scuba diver to spot an unusually-shaped formation in the water. The ruins could be the Roman market town of Rhapta.
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Archaeologists dig up toilets, find 87,000 Revolutionary artifacts

Archaeologists dig up toilets, find 87,000 Revolutionary artifacts | Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Commonwealth Heritage Group made the fascinating find on a dig at the site of the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
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Ancient Shipwreck Off Greek Island Yields A Different Sort Of Treasure

Ancient Shipwreck Off Greek Island Yields A Different Sort Of Treasure | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Divers exploring the famous Antikythera shipwreck, 200 feet beneath the water's surface in Greece, have turned up a heavy object they think might have been a powerful weapon in the first century B.C.
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Ming Dynasty ruins found under China's Forbidden City

Ming Dynasty ruins found under China's Forbidden City | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Brickwork and 'rammed earth' foundations dating to the early Ming Dynasty have been uncovered outside the Cining Palace that housed emperors' mothers in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.
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Metal detectorist uncovered vast haul of Roman coins

Metal detectorist uncovered vast haul of Roman coins | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Metal detector enthusiast David Blakey, 57, stumbled across the valuable haul of coins, during an early morning session in Wold Newton, East Yorkshire.
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Ancient Egyptians used metal in wooden ships

Ancient Egyptians used metal in wooden ships | Archaeology | Scoop.it
A piece of wood recovered at a dig near the Great Pyramid of Giza shows for the first time that ancient Egyptians used metal in their boats, archaeologists said Wednesday.
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Royal palace discovered in area believed to be birthplace of King Arthur

Royal palace discovered in area believed to be birthplace of King Arthur | Archaeology | Scoop.it
A royal palace has been discovered in the area reputed to be the birthplace of King Arthur.
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The group saving Syria's ancient sites from destruction

The group saving Syria's ancient sites from destruction | Archaeology | Scoop.it
How scholars, historians and activists work together to protect and preserve Syria's rich cultural heritage.
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Explore Ancient Pyramids With Virtual Field Trip | Tech Learning

Explore Ancient Pyramids With Virtual Field Trip | Tech Learning | Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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1,600-year-old skeleton of woman with JEWELS for teeth uncovered

1,600-year-old skeleton of woman with JEWELS for teeth uncovered | Archaeology | Scoop.it
The mysterious city of Teotihuacan, some 30 miles (50km) north of Mexico City, thrived between the first and eighth centuries, after which its civilization vanished.
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Satellite eye on Earth: June 2016 – in pictures

Satellite eye on Earth: June 2016 – in pictures | Archaeology | Scoop.it
The impact of India’s drought, a remote volcanic eruption and an oasis in the Sahara and were among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month
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Gold coins found in Germany mark the site of an ancient Roman massacre

Gold coins found in Germany mark the site of an ancient Roman massacre | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Eight gold coins discovered during an archaeological excavation in Germany could confirm the site of the legendary Battle of Teutoburg Forest. Such a find is extremely rare, the researchers say.
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Dinosaurs were killed off by a 'one-two punch'

Dinosaurs were killed off by a 'one-two punch' | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Florida, analysed the chemical composition of fossil shells found in Antarctica to make the claim.
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Great Pyramid of Giza Is Slightly Lopsided

Great Pyramid of Giza Is Slightly Lopsided | Archaeology | Scoop.it
The base of the Great Pyramid at Giza is a little lopsided because its builders made a teensy mistake when constructing it, new research reveals.
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The world's top ten unmissable destinations officially named

The world's top ten unmissable destinations officially named | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Australia's stunning Great Barrier Reef has been named the best place in the world to visit, beating romantic Paris and idyllic Bora Bora to the top spot in a new list.
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Skeletons, coins found in dig of ancient Pompeii shop

Skeletons, coins found in dig of ancient Pompeii shop | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Italian and French archaeologists have discovered four skeletons and gold coins in the ruins of an ancient shop on the outskirts of Pompeii, officials said Friday.
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