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November 17, 2014

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6:58 PM | Vases in Pompeii Reveal Panic Before Eruption
The vases were found sealed under a layer of ash and pumice from Mount Vesuvius, and it appears they were just ready to be fired.
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6:49 PM | Pompeii Pottery Workshop Frozen in Time: Photos
See photos of vases and kilns as they dropped and abandoned as Mt. Vesuvius' erupted in 79 A.D.

November 13, 2014

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6:12 PM | 5,000-Year-Old Footprints Found in Denmark
The Stone Age prints were found alongside a system of fishing weirs. Continue reading →

November 12, 2014

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2:35 PM | Ice Age Infant Skeletons Offer Clues to Burial Rites
The fragile skeletons may help researchers understand death rituals practiced during the last ice age in North America.
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2:15 PM | Skeleton Emerges From Mysterious Greek Tomb
The skeletal remains were found in and outside a wooden coffin that was contained within a limestone grave. Continue reading →

November 11, 2014

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1:00 PM | Bronze Bell from Long-Lost Arctic Shipwreck Revealed
Divers recovered a bronze bell from the wreck of the HMS Erebus, a British ship that was missing for nearly 170 years after an ill-fated expedition to the Canadian Arctic.

November 06, 2014

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2:30 PM | 'Witch Marks' Carved Into 17th-Century Estate
The marks date to early 1606 and the reign of King James I, a period when superstition and paranoia gripped England.
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1:35 PM | 'Demon Traps' Found in 17th-Century English House
The carvings included interlocking V shapes to invoke the protection of the Virgin Mary.

November 05, 2014

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3:15 PM | Illegal Dig Unearths Ancient Egyptian Temple
Seven men have been arrested in Egypt after digging up an ancient temple under a house in Giza, just outside Cairo.

November 04, 2014

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1:30 PM | Wreck of 17th-Century Dutch Warship Discovered
The vessel found in the southern Caribbean may be the Huis de Kreuningen, which was lost during a bloody fight between Dutch and French colonists.

October 31, 2014

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1:20 PM | Ancient Stone Circles in Mideast Baffle Archaeologists
Huge stone circles in the Middle East have been imaged from above, revealing details of structures that have been shrouded in mystery for decades.
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October 27, 2014

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1:08 PM | Roman Gladiators Drank Ash Energy Drink
This ash beverage was served after fights and maybe also after training to help ease body pain. Continue reading →
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