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Man Who Saved 669 Kids From Nazis Turns 105, Gets Beautiful Birthday Honor

Man Who Saved 669 Kids From Nazis Turns 105, Gets Beautiful Birthday Honor | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The story of Sir Nicholas Winton is one of the most profound tales of humanitarianism that you've probably never heard.

After saving 669 children, most of them Jewish, from likely death at Nazi concentration camps at the onset of World War II, it...
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Under-Representation in Contemporary Archaeology

Under-Representation in Contemporary Archaeology | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Hamilton, S 2014. Under-Representation in Contemporary Archaeology. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 24(1):24, DOI: Under-Representation in Contemporary Archaeology Sue Hamilton1 UCL Instit...

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Bone Study Suggests Gladiators Drank Ash Tonic - Archaeology Magazine

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Autopsy reveals King Tutankhamun did not die in a chariot accident after all

Autopsy reveals King Tutankhamun did not die in a chariot accident after all | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A ‘virtual autopsy’ of King Tutankhamun has revealed that he is unlikely to have died in a chariot crash, as has previously been suggested, because he suffered from serious genetic physical impairments.
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Extinct giant kangaroos didn't hop, they walked - 15 October 2014 - New Scientist

Extinct giant kangaroos didn't hop, they walked - 15 October 2014 - New Scientist | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
They had faces like rabbits and some were 2 metres tall, but the oddest thing about extinct relatives of modern kangaroos is that they walked just like us
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Homo floresiensis: scientists clash over claims 'hobbit man' was modern human with Down's syndrome

Homo floresiensis: scientists clash over claims 'hobbit man' was modern human with Down's syndrome | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Tiny skeleton from Indonesia's Flores island is unique ancient species, insist researchers
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Stone tools discovery prompt re-think of African theory

Stone tools discovery prompt re-think of African theory | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A new discovery of thousands of Stone Age tools has provided a major insight into human innovation 325,000 years ago and how early technological developments spread across the world
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Archaeologists return to shipwreck where 2200-year-old Antikythera mechanism ... - Daily Mail

Archaeologists return to shipwreck where 2200-year-old Antikythera mechanism ... - Daily Mail | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Archaeologists return to shipwreck where 2200-year-old Antikythera mechanism ...

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Bog Body Uncovered in Ireland’s County Meath - Archaeology Magazine

Bog Body Uncovered in Ireland’s County Meath - Archaeology Magazine | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Ancient Egyptian Woman with 70 Hair Extensions Discovered

Ancient Egyptian Woman with 70 Hair Extensions Discovered | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
More than 3,300 years ago, in a newly built city in Egypt, a woman with an elaborate hairstyle of lengthy hair extensions was laid to rest. She is one of hundreds of people, including many others with intact hairstyles, buried in a cemetery.
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Those were some sturdy extensions.

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La dimora di Augusto sul Palatino: affreschi, statue e colori - Roma - Repubblica.it

La dimora di Augusto sul Palatino: affreschi, statue e colori - Roma - Repubblica.it | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
La dimora di Augusto come nessuno l'ha mai vista prima. Da giovedì 18 settembre le bellezze e i colori della casa dell'imperatore sul Palatino saranno visitabili da gruppi di 20 persone per 15 minuti alla volta. Affreschi e statue che, dopo essersi scrollati di dosso secoli di polvere, tornan
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Restorations of frescoes in House of Augustus on the Palatine in Rome. Only the best for the Emperor.

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Analysing Jawoyn rock-art in Arnhem Land

Analysing Jawoyn rock-art in Arnhem Land | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Researchers are working with archaeologists, anthropologists and the Northern Territory's Jawoyn community to chemically analyse ancient rock art and uncover its secrets

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Franklin's doomed ship found wrecked in Canadian Arctic

Franklin's doomed ship found wrecked in Canadian Arctic | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The remains of a ship used by a former Tasmanian governor on a doomed Arctic mission in 1846 are found.
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The fall of Rome? Italy's fears that corporate-sponsored restoration projects will lead to the Disneyfication of its cultural heritage

The fall of Rome? Italy's fears that corporate-sponsored restoration projects will lead to the Disneyfication of its cultural heritage | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
They have clothed the world’s wealthy fashionistas and bejeweled Hollywood stars. Now, Italy’s kings of fashion are poised to give this nation’s crumbling monuments a makeover to restore them to their former glory, something the cash-strapped Italian government cannot do.
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Scientists sequence the genome of a 45,000-year-old man — the earliest human genome ever analyzed

Scientists sequence the genome of a 45,000-year-old man — the earliest human genome ever analyzed | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
His DNA helps pinpoint a more accurate time frame for human and Neanderthal interaction.
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Angkor Wat’s forgotten remains

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Dr. Damian Evans and his team at the University of Sydney have digitally unearthed the forgotten cityscape of Angkor Wat, Cambodia, one of the largest religious complexes in the world.

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Australian rock art is threatened by a lack of conservation - The Conversation AU

Australian rock art is threatened by a lack of conservation - The Conversation AU | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Australian rock art is under threat from both natural and cultural forces impacting on sites.

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Remains of Alexander the Great's Father Confirmed Found : DNews

Remains of Alexander the Great's Father Confirmed Found : DNews | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
King Philip II's bones are buried in a tomb along with a mysterious woman-warrior.
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Major forensic investigation reveals secrets about Ned Kelly 

Major forensic investigation reveals secrets about Ned Kelly  | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Truths behind the mysterious burial of Australia's notorious criminal Ned Kelly have been revealed in editor's Craig Cormick's book, Ned Kelly: Under the Microscope.
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Scientists Use Lasers To Discover Ancient Lost City | IFLScience

Scientists Use Lasers To Discover Ancient Lost City | IFLScience | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Vegetation is probably the world’s best secret keeper. It’s kept some of the world’s most famous archeological sites hidden from our eyes for centuries. Even now, some of the most amazing sites that have been the focus of much archeological attention, such as Guatemala’s Tikal and Mexico’s Cobá, are still 90% covered in thick jungle. Who knows what other treasures we might find in the coming years?
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New Clues Emerge in Centuries-Old Swedish Shipwreck

New Clues Emerge in Centuries-Old Swedish Shipwreck | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Researchers in Stockholm have now conducted a detailed examination of the 17th century vessel and have found new clues as to why it sank.
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American tourists caught with Pompeii relic - The Local

American tourists caught with Pompeii relic - The Local | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Two American tourists were caught at Rome’s Fiumicino airport with a 30kg artefact from the ruins of Pompeii stashed in their luggage.
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Colosseum was bustling medieval bazaar in Dark Ages, archaeologists find - Telegraph

Colosseum was bustling medieval bazaar in Dark Ages, archaeologists find - Telegraph | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Archaeologists unearth evidence showing that the Colosseum was colonised by ordinary Romans during the medieval period, centuries after it was used for gladiatorial combat and wild animal hunting spectacles
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Danish archaeologists find Viking Age ring fortress

Danish archaeologists find Viking Age ring fortress | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered traces of a massive Viking fortress built with heavy timbers and earthen embankments in Denmark

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4,000-year-old pelt found in princess grave reveals bears roamed Dartmoor, England

4,000-year-old pelt found in princess grave reveals bears roamed Dartmoor, England | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A 4,000-year-old fur pelt found in an ancient burial chamber belonging to a Bronze Age princess has revealed that brown bears once roamed Dartmoor, England, according to a BBC report.

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The amber jewelry from the Baltic shows that the grave was high status but the bear pelt is proof that bears lived in the area.

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Viking Blacksmith's Grave Uncovered in Norway | Irish Archaeology

Viking Blacksmith's Grave Uncovered in Norway | Irish Archaeology | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The spectacular remains of what appears to be a Viking grave, most likely belonging to a blacksmith, has been uncovered in Sogndalsdalen, Norway
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