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February 27, 2015

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12:00 PM | Rare Intact Roman Tombstone Found in England
A well-preserved Roman tombstone has been unearthed in a parking lot in western England. Continue reading →

February 25, 2015

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6:42 PM | Pharaoh Brutally Killed in Battle, Analysis Shows
Analysis reveals major cuts to the king's feet, ankles, and lower back, as well as multiple blows to his skull.

February 23, 2015

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6:21 PM | Mummified Monk Sits Inside Ancient Buddha Statue
Sitting in the lotus position, the 1,000-year-old mummy fits within the statue perfectly.
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February 20, 2015

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2:30 PM | Ancient Shrines Used for Predicting Future Discovered
Three shrines, dating back about 3,300 years, have been discovered within a hilltop fortress at Gegharot, in Armenia.

February 18, 2015

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8:13 PM | Largest Trove of Gold Coins Found off Israel
The largest cache of gold coins ever found in Israel was discovered by chance by divers at Caesarea National Park. The treasure includes at least 2,000 gold coins from the Fatimid period, approximately 1,000 years ago. Continue reading →

February 13, 2015

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8:22 PM | Skeletons in 6,000-Year-Old Embrace Found in Cave
The prehistoric remains were positioned curled into the fetal position, as if spooning each other.
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12:00 PM | Villa Owned by Ben-Hur's Rival Identified
Archaeologists recover the remains of the villa belonging to the real- life individual that inspired the epic tale of Ben-Hur.
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12:00 PM | Excavating an Ancient Villa: Photos
On the Tuscan island of Elba archaeologists find remains of lavish, ancient villa.
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12:00 AM | Richard III Killed by Sword Thrust Upwards Into Neck
The lethal stabbing that killed the English king was determined by finding a major mark on the interior surface of the skull.

February 11, 2015

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6:25 PM | Oldest Twin Remains Found in Siberia
The twins, about 36 to 40 weeks old, probably suffocated during their mother's troubled labor nearly 8,000 years ago.

February 09, 2015

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5:10 PM | Mystery Over 15th-Century Drilled Skull Solved
Apparently ground up bone powder from the skulls of martyrs was an ingredient in sought after medicines.

January 29, 2015

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3:24 PM | Corpse of 200-Year-Old Monk Found in Lotus Position
The mummified body, which was covered in animal skin, was found in Mongolia. Continue reading

January 28, 2015

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4:00 PM | Medieval Skulls Reveal Long-Term Risk of Brain Injuries
Skull fractures can lead to an early death, even if the victims initially survived the injuries, historic skulls show.
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