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Roman-Era School Found in Egypt - Archaeology Magazine

Roman-Era School Found in Egypt - Archaeology Magazine | mysteries of the ancient world | Scoop.it
AMHEIDA, EGYPT—A school that eventually became part of a larger house has been identified in the ancient town of Trimithis, located in western Egypt's Dakhla Oasis, according to a report in Live Science.
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Redating Early England - Current Archaeology

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Redating Early England Current Archaeology Although the uniformity of early Christian rites is easily exaggerated – it took a while for the norm of burial in a shroud within an orientated grave dug in a churchyard to coalesce – there is a long...

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Mystery Pharaoh Found in Egypt - Discovery News

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The Independent Mystery Pharaoh Found in Egypt Discovery News The remains of a previously unknown pharaoh who reigned more than 3,600 years ago have emerged from the desert sand at South Abydos in Sohag province, about 300 miles south of Cairo, the...
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Interesting how a King gets bury and they make a canopic chest to contain the organs of the individual. This king was surrounded by a four chambered tomb.
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The Blog of Celia: Mistery of Ramesses III

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In a plot seemingly straight from the pen of Shakespeare, the mystery of the murder of Egypt's King Ramses III, who ruled from about 1187 until 1156 B.C., has been solved. Papyrus trial documents have shown that in 1155 ...

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It may not be confirmed but his very own wives might of kill him with the help of his son due to possible jealousy to be the second wife he had. researchers still try to know what killed him, the mystery is still there.
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Keith Mielke's curator insight, January 17, 2014 4:25 PM

Ramesses the III's death is still a mystery to this day, but new findings can uncover if his death was crimminal in nature.

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Religious statues from Cyprus show evidence of astronomical writing

Religious statues from Cyprus show evidence of astronomical writing | mysteries of the ancient world | Scoop.it
An analysis of five late Bronze Age Terracotta religious statues, dating back around 3,300 years and found at various sites in Cyprus, has revealed the presence of astronomical ‘writing’, (Religious statues from Cyprus show evidence of...

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People learned to write with just studding the motion of the sun and moon. each of the five figures found had similar lines defining time possible. this lines on the figures show when there was a full and a half moon. With this "dolls" they would tell time. Also what other writing could they have done with just looking and telling things with the moon and sun?
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Raul Banuelos's curator insight, January 17, 2014 7:17 PM

This is not an ancienct crime but it does help to show how advance were people's understanding of astronomical phenomena during the ancient times. Not only were we able to see that they did have some astronomical knowledge, but they may have also based their written language on these understandings. 

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Headhunters' Trophy Skulls Uncovered From Ancient London - National Geographic

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National Geographic Headhunters' Trophy Skulls Uncovered From Ancient London National Geographic Beheadings and brutality aplenty marked the deaths of the Roman Empire's gladiators, criminals, and war victims, suggest forensic archaeologists...
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Mysterious 3,650 year-old pharaoh and "lost dynasty" found in Egypt

Mysterious 3,650 year-old pharaoh and "lost dynasty" found in Egypt | mysteries of the ancient world | Scoop.it
In the centuries leading up to the New Kingdom of Egypt that rose in 1500 BCE, many kingdoms in the region warred with each other.

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London skulls reveal gruesome evidence of Roman head hunters

London skulls reveal gruesome evidence of Roman head hunters | mysteries of the ancient world | Scoop.it
Improved forensic techniques have shed new light on 39 skulls excavated near Museum of London in 1988

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The Great Fire of Rome (on this day in history…) | If it happened ...

The Great Fire of Rome (on this day in history…) | If it happened ... | mysteries of the ancient world | Scoop.it
Image of Nero fiddling while Rome burns by leviathansmiles) During the night of July 18, 64 AD, a fire had broke out in the merchant area of the city. Strong summer winds fanned the fire, with flames quickly spreading ...

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Amazing how a fire can burn throughout six days and seven nights before it was under control, its impressive how the fire destroyed the majority of the city. Can it be true that Nero created the fire as he just sat there and watch the fire destroy the city??
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Ancient Nordic Elite Swilled Complex Grog - Discovery News

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Copán On the other side of Honduras from the recently discovered ruins, the Mayans built Copán, a city that some call the Athens of Mesoamerica because of its exquisitely carved sculptures.

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Maria Flores's curator insight, January 17, 2014 5:42 PM

In this article they have many thing to talk about, the one that caught my attention most was how the found a pig shaped bottle. McGovern is the one who began discovering the Ancient Nordic.  Mcgovern and his crew discovered many ingridents to learn how to make whine.

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Ancient Europeans Mysteriously Vanished 4,500 Years Ago

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A mysterious event radically reshaped the genetic landscape of Europe, new research finds.

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Amazing discovery of human bodies in the middle east and made researchers wonder whether people moved from place to place during the agriculture move. Some of this bodies found came from Germany and Italy.
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Raul Banuelos's curator insight, January 17, 2014 7:46 PM

Archeologists face a major problem when they find that something happened to the genetic lineage of Ancient Europe. Furthermore, they were also able to see just how much of an impact the agricultural revolution had on the construct of Ancient Europe. 

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Archaeologists Return to Ancient City of Lachish - Popular Archaeology

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AINA Archaeologists Return to Ancient City of Lachish Popular Archaeology The remains are a visible reminder of a city that represented a strength and glory ravaged through the military designs of advancing Assyrian and Babylonian armies long...
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