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Ancient Roman jewelry unearthed from Japanese tomb - The Japan Daily Press

Ancient Roman jewelry unearthed from Japanese tomb - The Japan Daily Press | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
If we consider the geographical distance and ancient means of transportation, then envisaging Roman influence in Japan seems like an unlikely event.
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1,000-piece puzzle may unlock secrets to the Roman conquest of Britain

1,000-piece puzzle may unlock secrets to the Roman conquest of Britain | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Historians and archaeologists are trying to solve an ancient mystery that is already shedding remarkable new light on the Roman conquest of Britain.
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Israeli archaeologists find ancient Roman treasure

Israeli archaeologists find ancient Roman treasure | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Archaeologists believe the cache of gold coins and jewelry was hid in haste during the Bar Kokhba revolt in the second century CE.
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The Archaeology News Network: More on Ancient tomb unearthed in Upper Egypt

The Archaeology News Network: More on Ancient tomb unearthed in Upper Egypt | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

In the course of routine excavation work at the tomb of the first Middle Kingdom governor of the Hare Nome or province, the nomarch Ahanakht I at the Deir Al-Barsha site in Minya, Belgian archaeologists from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven stumbled on what is believed to be an important burial going back to the beginning of the Middle Kingdom.

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Ancient Bethlehem seal unearthed in Jerusalem

Ancient Bethlehem seal unearthed in Jerusalem | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Archaeologists discover a 2,700-year-old seal that bears the inscription 'Bethlehem'

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Archaeology: Ancient necropolis found in path of Bulgaria’s Struma Motorway - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

Archaeology: Ancient necropolis found in path of Bulgaria’s Struma Motorway - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
For the archaeologists, the site has presented more questions than answers, with those working on the site surprised not only by the size of the necropolis but also by the long period during which it was in use.
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Ancient DNA sheds light on spread of European farming

Ancient DNA sheds light on spread of European farming | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Analyzing DNA from four ancient skeletons and comparing it with thousands of genetic samples from living humans, a group of Scandinavian scientists reported that agriculture initially spread through...
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Record hoard of celtic coins found

Record hoard of celtic coins found | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
The biggest hoard of celtic silver coins ever found in Switzerland has been unearthed in the village of Füllinsdorf, in the northwestern canton of Basel Country.
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Viking Invaders Brought Armies of Mice

Viking Invaders Brought Armies of Mice | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Vikings who conquered new lands unwittingly brought with them another sort of invader: mice, a new study says.
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Female Gladiators? Tantalizing New Evidence From Ancient Rome

Female Gladiators? Tantalizing New Evidence From Ancient Rome | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Women took to the gladiatorial arena too, according to a new study of a scantily clad bronze statue from ancient Rome.
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Troops Leave, Archaeologists Return, as Hope for Iraq’s Cultural Relics and Tourism Industry Grow | Popular Archaeology - exploring the past

Troops Leave, Archaeologists Return, as Hope for Iraq’s Cultural Relics and Tourism Industry Grow | Popular Archaeology - exploring the past | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Popular Archaeology Online archaeology magazine.
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Egyptology News (2012)

Egyptology News (2012) | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
19-03-2012 Six Old Kindom tombs to be opened at Giza Plateau. “The tomb of King Khufu’s granddaughter, along with those of five more Old Kingdom noblemen, is to be opened to the public soon...
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Sixty-eight artifacts seized in Minya | Egypt Independent

Sixty-eight artifacts seized in Minya | Egypt Independent | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
The antiquities and tourism police in Minya, Upper Egypt, seized 68 artifacts from the Greek and Roman eras from a shop owner’s house Monday . A report was made of the incident and the defendant was referred to the prosecution for investigation.
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Preserving the Middle Nile (Sudan)

Preserving the Middle Nile (Sudan) | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

The Middle Nile is the 1700km-long stretch of the River Nile between the confluence of the Blue and the White Niles at Khartoum and Aswan. It has already seen the building of two gigantic dams, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt and the Merowe Dam in Sudan, that forced many thousands from their homes, flooded the natural landscape and washed away all traces of the past. Sudan now intends to build six more dams on the Middle Nile.

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Roman-era shipwrecks found in deep waters off Greece

Roman-era shipwrecks found in deep waters off Greece | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Two Roman-era shipwrecks have been found in deep water off a western Greek island, challenging the conventional theory that ancient shipmasters stuck to coastal routes rather than risking the open sea, an official said Tuesday.

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The Archaeology News Network: German team leaves Troy for lack of funding

The Archaeology News Network: German team leaves Troy for lack of funding | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
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Archaeological dig at Upton could find remains of a Roman suburb - Local - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Archaeological dig at Upton could find remains of a Roman suburb - Local - Northampton Chronicle and Echo | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
ARCHAEOLOGISTS hope to uncover up to 1,000 years of Northampton’s history when they investigate a building site on the west of the town.
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"Lost" Great Wall of China Segment Found?

"Lost" Great Wall of China Segment Found? | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Deep in the Mongolian desert, researchers say they've uncovered a forgotten 60-mile stretch of the Great Wall system.
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Photos: Oldest Reptile Embryos Discovered

Photos: Oldest Reptile Embryos Discovered | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
New reptile fossils may show both the earliest evidence of live birth and of parental care, a new study says.
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Roman coins hoard found in Bath

Roman coins hoard found in Bath | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
More than 30,000 Roman coins were found by archaeologists working in Bath in 2007, it is revealed.
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Human fossils hint at new species

Human fossils hint at new species | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
The remains of what may be a previously unknown human species living just 11,500 years ago are identified in southern China, although the science team behind the discovery is stopping short of a formal classification.
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Mystery of Anglo-Saxon teen buried in bed with gold cross | Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Mystery of Anglo-Saxon teen buried in bed with gold cross | Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
One of the earliest Anglo-Saxon Christian burial sites in Britain has been discovered in a village outside Cambridge...
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