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July 31, 2014

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8:15 PM | Warriors' Bones Reveal Bizarre Iron Age Rituals
Dozens of fighters found in Denmark were collected and ritually mutilated after spending months on the battlefield, archaeologists say.
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1:20 PM | Oetzi the Iceman Had Heart Disease Gene
Otzi the Iceman, a well-preserved mummy discovered in the Alps, may have had a genetic predisposition to heart disease, new research suggests.

July 28, 2014

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9:25 PM | Tree Rings Solve Mystery of World Trade Center Ship
New report finds that tree rings in the waterlogged ribs show the vessel was likely built around 1773, in a small shipyard near Philadelphia.

July 25, 2014

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1:00 PM | Carving Defaced by King Tut's Possible Father Found
The carving dates back more than 3,300 years and bears the scars of a religious revolution that upended the ancient civilization.

July 23, 2014

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3:34 PM | 400-Year-Old Crucifix Found by Canadian Student
A tiny crucifix found during the excavation of a 17th century colony on Newfoundland symbolizes early religious freedom in North America. Continue reading →

July 15, 2014

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3:55 PM | Medieval Italian Skeleton Reveals Livestock Disease
A sip of unpasteurized sheep or goat's milk may have spelled doom for a medieval Italian man.

July 14, 2014

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1:00 PM | Ancient Coins Found Buried in British Cave
Digging through a cave in central Britain, archaeologists uncovered 26 ancient gold and silver coins belonging to the Corieltauvi tribe.

July 12, 2014

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1:30 PM | Cursed, 450-Year-Old Shipwreck To Be Explored
The cold, dark waters of the Baltic Sea have preserved the Mars, a Swedish war ship that sank in 1564.

July 10, 2014

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5:17 PM | 200-Year-Old Bottle of Seltzer Found in Shipwreck
Still corked, the perfectly preserved stoneware bottle was produced in the early 1800s by Selters, one of the oldest mineral waters in Europe. Continue reading →
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12:20 PM | Earliest Case of Down Syndrome Found in Medieval Cemetery
The earliest case of Down syndrome comes from a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France some 1,500 years ago.

July 08, 2014

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1:55 PM | Long-Lost Iron Age Temple Unearthed in Iraq
The discoveries date back over 2,500 years to the Iron Age, a time period when several groups vied for supremacy over what is now northern Iraq.

July 07, 2014

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9:00 PM | Mysterious Earthen Rings Predate Amazon Rainforest
Square, straight and ringlike ditches scattered throughout the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon were there before the rainforest existed, study finds.

July 02, 2014

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6:48 PM | Viking 'Hammer of Thor' Unearthed
An inscription on a 1,000-year-old amulet confirms that small Viking charms do represent Thor's hammer. Continue reading →
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