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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.

January 27, 2015

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7:38 PM | New Tattoos Found on Oetzi the Iceman
A new imaging technique allowed researchers to identify 61 tattoos on the 5,300-year-old mummified body of Ötzi the Iceman.

January 23, 2015

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2:38 PM | Red Seat Numbers Found on Rome's Colosseum
The numbers were painted on the arches of the Colosseum to guide visitors to their respective stands, according to their social class.

January 22, 2015

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2:33 PM | King Tut's Beard Broken Off, Wrongly Glued Back on
After being broken off during cleaning, inappropriate epoxy glue is now holding together the long, narrow beard on the famous mask of King Tut.

January 21, 2015

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7:30 PM | Burned Vesuvius Scrolls Read for First Time
Using a powerful X-ray procedure, Italian researchers have been able to read scrolls buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
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4:45 PM | Mummy Mask May Reveal Oldest Known Gospel
A text that may be the oldest copy of a gospel known to exist is set to be published.
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2:00 PM | 15th-Century Irish Town Found Near Medieval Castle
The mysterious settlement's remains include a stone structure with a doorway at its corner.

January 20, 2015

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10:59 PM | Speculation Rages About Dead in Greek Mystery Tomb
At least five corpses lay buried in the Alexander the Great-era tomb in Greece, deepening the mystery around the massive burial. Continue reading →

January 19, 2015

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9:44 PM | Greek Tomb Held at Least Five Corpses
It wasn't just a single skeleton that lay buried in the mysterious, lavishly decorated tomb in Amphipolis in northern Greece. Continue reading →
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January 14, 2015

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9:40 PM | 1882 Winchester Rifle Found Leaning on Tree in Park
The 132-year-old gun, considered an everyman's rifle in the 1800s, was found leaning against a tree. Continue reading →

January 10, 2015

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12:50 PM | Mummy Poo Solves 700-Year-Old Murder Mystery
A study of fecal matter from a medieval warlord -- the patron of the poet Dante Alighieri -- suggests he was poisoned with a deadly heart-stopping plant called foxglove. Continue reading →

January 07, 2015

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11:30 PM | Pharaonic Rock Carvings Found in Egypt
The portrait of an unidentified pharaoh has been found in a small rock carved stela in the ancient sandstone quarries of Gebel el Sisila. Continue reading →

January 06, 2015

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11:00 PM | Atlantis' Legendary Metal Found in Shipwreck
Divers find nearly 40 metal ingots from a shipwreck off the coast of Sicily that was lost in the sixth century.
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6:43 PM | Easter Islanders Petered Out After Europeans Came
Obsidian tools tell a different story than the theory that the Rapa Nui civilization collapsed all at once amid mass starvation.
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January 05, 2015

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3:12 PM | Tomb of Previously Unknown Pharaonic Queen Found
The previously unknown queen is believed to have been the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled 4,500 years ago.
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2:50 PM | Ancient Amulet Discovered with Palindrome Inscription
An ancient, two-sided amulet uncovered in Cyprus contains a 59-letter inscription that reads the same backward as it does forward.

January 03, 2015

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4:00 PM | Top Archaeological Finds Expected in 2015
From a mysterious Greek tomb to the search for Amelia Earhart, a handful of surprising finds are likely to be uncovered in 2015.
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