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Ancient human remains found at Machu Picchu

Ancient human remains found at Machu Picchu | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it

Recently excavated human remains discovered by archaeologists at Machu Picchu in Peru are being tested in the hope they will reveal further insights into the ancient people that used to live in the region.

 

Some of the remains are thought to date back to an ancient tribe which ruled the region before the famous Incas - the Killke tribe.


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Suzon et Marie - hypokhâgne lycée Fauriel's curator insight, April 13, 2013 11:27 AM

Quand le travail des archéologues paie : une courte vidéo pour les suivre quelques instants dans leur travail.

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Ancient Roman Tunnels for Pagan god Mithra to Open to Public

Ancient Roman Tunnels for Pagan god Mithra to Open to Public | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it

The city of Rome has announced that it plans to soon allow the public to tour ancient tunnels for the pagan god Mithra, which it has been restoring for some time.

 

The tunnels are said to be located under the Baths of Caracalla, and are separate from the Mithraeum, which was discovered last year. The Mithraeum was reportedly found with a fresco of the pagan god on the wall, and also a space for what is believed to be an area for animal sacrifices.


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Book Archaeology, or The Number of the Beast in Aberdeen

Book Archaeology, or The Number of the Beast in Aberdeen | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
This week I set out to Aberdeen for the project’s first manuscript examination and workshop.  It was a delight.  A surprising sunshine over the Granite City was matched by the kindness of the...
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Mexican silver made it into English coins | Earth | Science News

Mexican silver made it into English coins | Earth | Science News | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it

Chemical studies of old English coins are helping unravel a centuries-old mystery: What happened to all the silver that Spaniards dug out of the New World?

 

Silver from Mexican mines started being incorporated into English coins around the mid-1550s, a new study shows. But silver from the legendary Potosí mines, in what is now Bolivia, didn’t show up until nearly a century later, researchers report online November 6 in Geology.


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Cave used to bury the dead contained a mummified dog

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A naturally mummified dog is among 2500 objects that are undergoing conservation after being taken into the National Collection in Mexico...

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