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Silver Hoop Earrings Found Among Ancient Treasure in Biblical City

Silver Hoop Earrings Found Among Ancient Treasure in Biblical City | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
The silver treasure dates back 3,200 years before minted coins were invented and was found in the ancient biblical city of Abel Beth Maacah, a city mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.
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Found to the north of a massive structure that may be a tower, the jug and its treasure appear to date back to about 3,200 years ago, long before minted coins were invented, archaeologists said. 

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800 years of Irish history unraveled in N Ireland castle archaeological dig

800 years of Irish history unraveled in N Ireland castle archaeological dig | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
Excavation work started at Carrickfergus Castle ahead of major renovation.
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Constructed in the late twelfth century by John de Courcy, an Anglo Norman knight, the castle lies on the stretch of coastline where King William III landed in Ireland before the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.

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Digging History: The latest 67 discoveries from the ancient world

Digging History: The latest 67 discoveries from the ancient world | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
From ancient tombs to newly discovered graves, from underwear of the Middle Ages to ancient Chinese warriors, by learning more about the past we learn more about ourselves. 
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Spanish archeologists have unearthed a 3,600-year-old mummy in the ancient city of Luxor.

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Mummy Mystery: Multiple Tombs Hidden in Valley of Kings : DNews

Mummy Mystery: Multiple Tombs Hidden in Valley of Kings : DNews | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
Multiple tombs lay hidden in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, where royalty were buried more than 3,000 years ago, awaiting discovery.
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The team has already made a number of discoveries in the valley, including a flood control system that the ancient Egyptians created but, mysteriously, failed to maintain

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Ruins Near Pyramids Reveal Leopard Teeth, Calf Bones : DNews

Ruins Near Pyramids Reveal Leopard Teeth, Calf Bones : DNews | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
From the ruins of an ancient mansion emerge clues about the fancy lifestyles of Egyptian high society.
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The house, containing at least 21 rooms, is part of a city that dates mainly to the time when the pyramid of Menkaure (the last of the Giza Pyramids) was being built.

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New Rock Drawings in Epirus

New Rock Drawings in Epirus | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
Today I was browsing for news on my native region in Greece, that is Epirus, when I found out about a new and exciting discovery! The archaeologist and archaeology professor at the University of Io...
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He mentioned that the drawings were of 70 cm length. They represent mostly boats with oars, while three of them seem to be carrying fish.

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Herodotus, the Father of History or Blogging?

Herodotus, the Father of History or Blogging? | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
Herodotus, The Father of History or Blogging? Herodotus was a Greek historian that has been acknowledged as the Father of History ever since antiquity. Of course, the title does not reflect accurat...
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Even though scholars used to consider Thucydides a more ‘serious’ historian, Herodotus was the one who distinguished between myths and historical facts.

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Turkey: Archeological Dig Reshaping Human History

Turkey: Archeological Dig Reshaping Human History | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
A temple complex in Turkey that predates even the pyramids is rewriting the story of human evolution.
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The new discoveries are finally beginning to reshape the slow-moving consensus of archeology.

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Ancient Pharaoh Ramses III Was Assassinated

Ancient Pharaoh Ramses III Was Assassinated | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
The mystery of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh's death may have been solved. Experts knew of an assassination and coup attempt on Ramses III, but never ascertained whether the attackers had succeeded,... Science News Summaries.
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Egyptologists also examined a mummy buried with Ramses, concluding that it was probably his son Pentawere—the very son whose mother is thought to have orchestrated the coup, hoping to make Pentawere pharaoh.

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Rameses III was found with a throat wound which killed him. Conspiracy theorists claim that it was his wife and son who killed him.

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'Missing Piece' Emerges in Stonehenge Mystery

'Missing Piece' Emerges in Stonehenge Mystery | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
New digging at Stonehenge sheds some light on the ancient site's mysterious ties with the summer and winter solstices. Contrary to what some have speculated, the landmark wasn't built for some... World News Summaries.
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This natural landform happens to be on the solstice axis, which brings heaven and earth into one. So the reason that Stonehenge is all about the solstices, we think, is because they actually saw this in the land.

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Archaeological dig near Stonehenge uncovers sink hole of evidence from Neolithic period

Archaeological dig near Stonehenge uncovers sink hole of evidence from Neolithic period | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
An archaeology team has delved back into a Neolithic site at Damerham, Hampshire, and uncovered a sink hole of material that may hold vital information about the plant species that thrived there 6,000 years ago.
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It was evident that prehistoric people living in the area had also come across the sink hole and excavated the material during their own construction work. Various scientific techniques, including geophysical imaging which uses electrical currents to test the density of materials.

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Egypt: Sarcophagus leads to the tomb of a previously unknown pharaoh, from 3,600 years ago

Egypt: Sarcophagus leads to the tomb of a previously unknown pharaoh, from 3,600 years ago | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists working at the southern Egyptian site of Abydos have discovered the tomb of a previously unknown pharaoh: Woseribre Senebkay -- and the first material proof of a forgotten Abydos Dynasty, ca.
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They found a corpes that believed of a remains of the Pharoah, Woseribre Senebkay. Its amazing how they can tell whom it belongs to by DNA.

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Lost Remains of Slain Ancient Queen Unearthed : DNews

Lost Remains of Slain Ancient Queen Unearthed : DNews | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
Georgian Queen Ketevan was executed for refusing to become a member of a powerful Persian ruler's harem.
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Shah Abbas asked the queen to convert to Islam from Christianity and join his harem. She refused, and he had her tortured, then executed on Sept. 22, 1624. I think is something that was really a very strict culture to be in in earlier times but I think now its more widely known.

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GALLERY: Village excavation turns up a wealth of finds dating back 1,400 years

GALLERY: Village excavation turns up a wealth of finds dating back 1,400 years | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists gained a valuable insight into life and death in Saxon England thanks to a dig in Haddenham.
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At the start of the month, Pre-Construct Archaeology was invited to excavate a small site in the car park of the Three Kings pub, at the heart of the village, before developers moved on and began work on a new house.


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Great pyramid at Giza vandalized to 'prove' conspiracy theory

Great pyramid at Giza vandalized to 'prove' conspiracy theory | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
Two German men who visited the Egyptian pyramids in April 2013 now face criminal charges for their attempt to prove their alternative history conspiracy theories through vandalism.
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Goerlitz and Erdmann, who are not archaeologists but have instead been described as "hobbyists," allegedly smuggled the artifacts out of the country in violation of strict antiquities laws, according to news reports

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Weird Facts About King Tut and His Mummy : DNews

Weird Facts About King Tut and His Mummy : DNews | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
On the anniversary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb on Nov 22, 1922 the best-known pharaoh of ancient Egypt remains a puzzle filled with several weird, unexplained details.
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Only a few facts about his life are known. Tut.ankh.Amun, "the living image of Amun," ascended the throne in 1333 B.C., at the age of nine, and reigned until his death at between 17 and 19 years. 

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New Pharaoh Found in Egypt: Photos : DNews

New Pharaoh Found in Egypt: Photos : DNews | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
Explore photos of a newly found pharaoh, his sarcophagus and tomb.
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It is amazing how they can find more pharaoh possibilities until now.

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Ancient Footprints Throw Early Human Pre-History Into Turmoil

Ancient Footprints Throw Early Human Pre-History Into Turmoil | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
VideoThe discovery of 850,000-year-old muddy footprints on an English beach have thrown our understanding of early human pre-history into turmoil. The 49 prints, found in Happisburgh, Norfolk, are the earliest in Europe by half a million years. They raise questions about how and when humans spread from their ancestral home in [...]
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The prints appeared at low tide last May in soft, sedimentary rock when a layer of protective sand was stripped away by the North Sea, and were destroyed by the surf within weeks.

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Sparta: The Comic Book

Sparta: The Comic Book | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
On October 9th, the first issue of a five-part monthly comics series set in ancient Sparta came to life. 'Titled Three, it’s a fictional story centred on three fugitive helots set in the 360s BC. T...
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The title purposely evokes the mythologised Sparta of Frank Miller’s and Zack Snyder’s 300; but Gillen’s aim was to counter-balance that over-glorified image through a more authentic depiction of Sparta in its period of crisis, incorporating in particular its exploitation of the helots.

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The licentiousness of the Greek colonists of Sybaris

The licentiousness of the Greek colonists of Sybaris | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
By the end of the 8th century BC the Greeks had already colonised large parts of Sicily and Southern Italy. The reason behind such an expansion was undoubtedly profit: they were probably looking fo...
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The outcome was the breeding of a new aristocracy in the colonised cities. The new aristocrats were rich and ambitious as money was flowing liberally into their pockets.

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Ancient 'Black Drink' Surprises Archeologists

Ancient 'Black Drink' Surprises Archeologists | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
It turns out our ancestors liked their caffeine buzz, too. Archeologists studying the ancient city Cahokia have located what they believe is evidence of a likely sacred beverage known as "black drink,"...
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Archeologists say that the discovery of the drink so far north is evidence of the trade system that existed in North America hundreds of years before Europeans arrived. 


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Ancient Pyramid Torn Down by Developers: Peru

Ancient Pyramid Torn Down by Developers: Peru | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
Peruvian authorities say a pair of real-estate developers have ruined a 4,000-year-old pyramid, and they're facing criminal charges, the BBC reports. "Irreparable damage" was done to the... World News Summaries.
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The El Paraiso complex, near Lima, had 12 pyramids; the companies tried to tear down three others before witnesses stopped them.

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New discovery fills gap in ancient Jerusalem history

New discovery fills gap in ancient Jerusalem history | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered the first ruins of a building from the Hasmonean period in Jerusalem, filling a gap in the ancient city's history, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced
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Apart from several remains of the city's fortifications that were discovered in different parts of Jerusalem, as well as pottery and other small finds, none of the Hasmonean city's buildings have been uncovered so far, and this discovery bridges a certain gap in Jerusalem's settlement sequence.

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Archaeological discoveries confirm early date of Buddha's life

Archaeological discoveries confirm early date of Buddha's life | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists working in Nepal have uncovered evidence of a structure at the birthplace of the Buddha dating to the sixth century B.C.
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To determine the dates of the timber shrine and a previously unknown early brick structure above it, fragments of charcoal and grains of sand were tested using a combination of radiocarbon and optically stimulated luminescence techniques. 

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Reenact Greek Battles at the Acropolis for only $2000 a Day : DNews

Reenact Greek Battles at the Acropolis for only $2000 a Day : DNews | Ancient History News | Scoop.it
Ever fantasize about being in a large-scale epic battle in ancient Greece -- like in films Troy or 300 -- and with authentic locations rather than a green screen studio?
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They will be reenacting the battle of greece with a price. People can actually have fun by knowing what it feels like in ancient greece. Cool!

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