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Olmec colossal heads

Olmec colossal heads | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
Olmec colossal heads (-1500 to -400) were huge statues of heads made by the Olmecs, the earliest known civilization of Mexico. So far 17 have been discovered. Most were made between -1500 and -1000, back in the time of Moses, Troy and King Tut.
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Mummy portraits - Disturbingly realistic wooden paintings depict the ancient faces of Egypt from 2000 years ago

Mummy portraits - Disturbingly realistic wooden paintings depict the ancient faces of Egypt from 2000 years ago | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
Art has always served as the most profound and pure communication form, a frozen fragment of time that allows people of the future to peek in the past. Wit
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Otzi Speaks: Scientists Reconstruct Voice of 5,300-Year-Old Iceman

Otzi Speaks: Scientists Reconstruct Voice of 5,300-Year-Old Iceman | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
Scientists have made the best approximation of the voice of Otzi the Iceman, the world-famous mummy who met a violent death in the mountains of Austria around 5,300 years ago.  His voice was replicated through a reconstruction of his vocal tract,...
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DNA Study Shows Vikings helped spread cats around the world • Utah People's Post

DNA Study Shows Vikings helped spread cats around the world • Utah People's Post | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
Researchers discovered an ancient cat DNA that proves that cats were spread around the world by Vikings.Cats spread in two waves.
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Mystery of Ötzi the Iceman's clothing is solved

Mystery of Ötzi the Iceman's clothing is solved | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
Researchers from University College Dublin, looked at nine fragments of leather from Ötzi’s clothes and quiver, and were able to identify the species of origin for each.
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Here's What the Iceman Was Wearing When He Died 5,300 Years Ago

Here's What the Iceman Was Wearing When He Died 5,300 Years Ago | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
New DNA study of ancient clothing reveals that Otzi the European mummy "shopped" locally.
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The Ancient Giants of Nevada and The Mystery of Lovelock Cave

The Ancient Giants of Nevada and The Mystery of Lovelock Cave | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
Was North America once inhabited by a race of giants? According to an old legend supported by several challenging archaeological finds, it is possible.
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Lost city of Heracleion gives up its secrets

Lost city of Heracleion gives up its secrets | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
A lost ancient Egyptian city submerged beneath the sea 1,200 years ago is
starting to reveal what life was like in the legendary port of
Thonis-Heracleion.
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BREAKING: New DNA Testing on 2,000-Year-Old Elongated Paracas Skulls Changes Known History

BREAKING: New DNA Testing on 2,000-Year-Old Elongated Paracas Skulls Changes Known History | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
The elongated skulls of Paracas in Peru caused a stir in 2014 when a geneticist that carried out preliminary DNA testing reported that they have mitochondrial DNA “with mutations unknown in any human, primate, or animal known so far”.
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Living Relatives of Iceman Mummy Found

Living Relatives of Iceman Mummy Found | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
The Austrian ice mummy has at least 19 living male relatives, according to a genetic study. Continue reading →
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Ancient “poo” provides earliest evidence of infectious disease being carried on Silk Road

Ancient “poo” provides earliest evidence of infectious disease being carried on Silk Road | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
An ancient latrine near a desert in north-western China has revealed the first archaeological evidence that travellers along the Silk Road were responsible for the spread of infectious diseases along huge distances of the route 2,000 years ago.
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Ancient Things Around The World

Ancient Things Around The World | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
Ancient Things Around The WorldPoulnabrone Portal Dolmen, County Clare, Ireland
Roman Forum, Rome, Italy
Sake Casks, Asakusa Shrine, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura Lantern, Okazaki, Japan
The Callanish Stones, Scotland
U.S.M.C.
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Recreation of vocal tract reveals how Ötzi may have sounded

Recreation of vocal tract reveals how Ötzi may have sounded | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
Ötzi the Iceman breaks his silence after 5,300 years. Scientists have digitally replicated the 'best approximation' of his voice using CT scans and they predict it was in line with today's average man.
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Ancient Egyptian woman’s face reconstructed

Ancient Egyptian woman’s face reconstructed | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
Researchers have reconstructed the face of an Egyptian mummy found in the collections of the University of Melbourne. The mummified head was discovered by
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10 Intriguing Clues About Ancient Egyptian Ethnicity - Listverse

10 Intriguing Clues About Ancient Egyptian Ethnicity - Listverse | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
In 2014, Ridley Scott unveiled his Biblical epic Exodus: Gods And Kings and accidentally opened a very old can of worms in the process. The film features w
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Scanning Tech Supplements Museum Tours with Virtual 3D Models

Scanning Tech Supplements Museum Tours with Virtual 3D Models | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
Using 3D-scanning technology from Creaform, experts from the Milwaukee School of Engineering invented a way to let visitors observe ancient Egyptian artifacts up close.
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Siberian princess reveals her 2,500 year old tattoos

Siberian princess reveals her 2,500 year old tattoos | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
The ancient mummy of a mysterious young woman, known as the Ukok Princess, is finally returning home to the Altai Republic this month.
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Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Portraits through Modern Technology | The Getty Iris

Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Portraits through Modern Technology | The Getty Iris | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
Conservators and scientists unlock the secrets of funerary portraits.
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Revealed Secrets of 3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy - Face2face Africa

Researchers at Albany Medical Center in New York have finally discovered the real identity of a 3000-year-old Egyptian mummy previously thought to be a
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10 Intriguing Clues About Ancient Egyptian Ethnicity - Listverse

10 Intriguing Clues About Ancient Egyptian Ethnicity - Listverse | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
In 2014, Ridley Scott unveiled his Biblical epic Exodus: Gods And Kings and accidentally opened a very old can of worms in the process. The film features w
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The Most Important Battles in Ancient Roman History

The Most Important Battles in Ancient Roman History | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
The Romans had one of the largest and longest-lasting civilizations in the history of the world. Stretching from Britain all the way to Africa and the Middle East, Rom
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Archaeologists discover 70 ancient cave paintings in Spain

Archaeologists discover 70 ancient cave paintings in Spain | HistoryMs | Scoop.it
At least 70 cave paintings have been found at the Atxurra cave in northern Spain, which reveals the ‘final moments’ of the Upper Palaeolithic, dating as far back as 14,500 years ago.
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