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April 24, 2015

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1:18 PM | Rare Bronze Owl Brooch Found on Danish Island
The striking bronze, enamel and glass brooch dates back to the Iron Age.

April 20, 2015

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7:00 PM | Shipwrecked Champagne: Leathery, Still Pretty Good
Chemical and sensory analysis of 170-year-old champagne recovered from the Baltic Sea reveals hints of 19th-century wine-making practices.
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1:36 PM | Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska
Bronze artifacts discovered in a 1,000-year-old house in Alaska suggest trade was occurring between East Asia and the New World centuries before the voyages of Columbus.

April 17, 2015

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4:30 PM | Man With Metal Detector Finds Roman-Era Grave
A man with a metal detector found an extraordinary 1,800-year-old Roman grave while he was searching a farmer's field in the United Kingdom.

April 15, 2015

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4:52 PM | 18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
The phallic object is large, thick, made of leather filled with bristles, and has a wooden tip.

April 14, 2015

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1:35 PM | Richard III May Have Hid His Scoliosis Until Death
Richard III suffered from a spine curving condition known as adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, but he hid the condition from the public.
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12:30 PM | Battered Remains of Medieval Knight Found in UK
Injuries suggest the man may have participated in a form of jousting called tourney.

April 10, 2015

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3:24 PM | Ancient Tomb Reveals Man Sacrificed for Noblewoman's Burial
Far from being a romantic scene, the burial represent a human sacrifice in which the man was killed to be entombed with the woman.

April 01, 2015

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5:15 PM | Scholars' Remains Found Under Cambridge University
The names of the dead remain a mystery, but the excavation suggests they were poor. Continue reading →
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5:00 PM | Skeletons of Scholars Found in Cambridge: Photos
People were laid to rest without coffins, and even without shrouds, confirming the cemetery was mainly for the poor.

March 27, 2015

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5:30 PM | King Richard III's Monumental Tomb Unveiled
Richard III's tombstone was lowered into place overnight, marking the king's final resting place in Leicester cathedral. Continue reading →
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