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    How Ancient Egypt Shaped the Modern World (Infographic)

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  • Father Carlos Crespi Croci, a Salesian monk in Ecuador, with strange artifacts he acquired. (Ancient-Origins.net)

    The Truth About Father Crespi’s Controversial Missing Artifacts

    CUENCA, Ecuador—The story of the late Father Carlos Crespi Croci is one of mystery and controversy, including purported evidence of unknown civilizations, strange golden artifacts, a subterranean... Read more

  • Archaeologists discovered a mass grave near Athens, and some historians believe it may house the remains of insurgents involved in an attempted 7th century B.C. coup. (AOL Screenshot)

    Skeletons Found in Shackles Near Athens May Belong to Ancient Greek Insurgents (Video)

    A roughly 1-acre area just outside of Athens is well known to be filled with mass graves, with the first of many being discovered roughly... Read more

  • A discovery made by an archaeologist in Bosnia and Herzegovina has the scientific community up in arms. (AOL Screenshot)

    Mysterious Stone Sphere Found in Europe Sparks Debate About Its Origins (Video)

    A discovery made by an archaeologist in Bosnia has the scientific community up in arms. The object is a large, round rock, and though there... Read more

  • Luke Irwin, a rug designer from Wiltshire in the U.K., was trying to install lighting last year when he struck something hard underground. (AOL Screenshot)

    Home Renovation Leads to Accidental Discovery of a Rare Roman Villa (Video)

    It’s not every day someone stumbles upon a thousands-year-old piece of history. It’s even more rare for such a discovery to be so well-preserved and... Read more

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    1,500-Year-Old Mummy Found in Mongolia

    Archaeologists say they have found an ancient mummy in Mongolia from 1,500 years ago in the Altai Mountains. The remains, which were wrapped in felt,... Read more

  • Petroglyphs (rock carvings) in the mountains on the northern side of the Saudi city of Hael, known for its old forts and historic structures. (Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

    Have Humans Always Gone to War?

    The question of whether warfare is encoded in our genes, or appeared as a result of civilization, has long fascinated anyone trying to get to... Read more

  • Archaeologists have come across a significant Etruscan inscribed slab they believe could provide a great deal of information about the deities the people of the time worshiped. (AOL Screenshot)

    Engraved Text Buried For 2,500 Years May Hold Clues to Etruscan Religion (Video)

    The Etruscans were a highly advanced society, but not one that took great efforts to preserve their written texts. Archaeologists have come across a significant... Read more

  • A general view taken on March 31, 2016 shows a photographer holding his picture of the Temple of Bel taken on March 14, 2014 in front of the remains (far-L) of the historic temple after it was destroyed by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists in September 2015 in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.
Syrian troops backed by Russian forces recaptured Palmyra on March 27, 2016, after a fierce offensive to rescue the city from jihadists who view the UNESCO-listed site's magnificent ruins as idolatrous.

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    These Photos of Palmyra Before and After ISIS Are Heart Wrenching

    The archaeological and historical marvel that is the ancient city of Palmyra has been ravaged by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). AFP photographer... Read more

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    How Robot Explorers Are Making the Finds of the Future

    Gone are the days when archaeology was just a whole load of sand, dust, and bones. These days the real explorers are all about the... Read more

  • Excavations in Liang Bua, a limestone cave on the Indonesian island of Flores. (Smithsonian Digitization Program Office Liang Bua Team)

    The ‘Hobbits’ Were Extinct Much Earlier Than First Thought

    New discoveries at the Indonesian cave site of Liang Bua are changing the way we look at the mysterious Homo floresiensis—known as “hobbits” because of... Read more

  • A general view taken on March 27, 2016 shows the theatre in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, after government troops recaptured the UNESCO world heritage site from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on March 27, 2016.            
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    Video: Drone Footage Shows Palmyra Ruins After ISIS Attack

    Drone footage shows the remains of the city of Palmyra after being recaptured from ISIS by Syrian troops. An archaeological gem and UNESCO world heritage... Read more

  • Delphi, Greece. (Luarvick/wikimedia, CC BY-SA)

    6 Tools That Are Revolutionizing Archaeology by Helping Us Find Sites Without Digging

    In the past decade there has been a quiet revolution in archaeology, virtually allowing archaeologists to see through the ground without digging. Advances in geophysics,... Read more

  • The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in his burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings, close to Luxor, 310 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, on Nov. 28, 2015. Scans in King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a hidden chamber, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's resting place. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

    From Stonehenge to Nefertiti: How High-Tech Archaeology Is Transforming Our View of History

    A recent discovery could radically change our views of one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, Tutankhamun’s tomb. Scans of the complex in Egypt’s... Read more

  • The sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun, known as the Child Pharaoh, remains empty in its burial chamber after the mummy was placed in a glass urn. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/GettyImages)

    More Evidence Supports Claim Hidden Chamber in Tutankhamun Tomb Contains Another Burial

    Last month, the Tourism Minister of Egypt Hisham Zaazou appeared to have slipped up during a visit to Spain when he said the hidden chamber... Read more

  • The Pocklington speared corpse burial under excavation. (Peter Halkon)

    Bones of Iron Age Warriors May Reveal Link Between Yorkshire’s ‘Spear-People,’ Ancient Gauls

    Around 150 skeletons buried in 75 graves have been discovered in an Iron Age cemetery near the town of Pocklington in East Riding, Yorkshire, in... Read more

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    Video: Scientists Thaw ‘Puppy’ Mummified for More Than 12,000 Years

    The well-preserved body of a 12,400-year-old “puppy” has been discovered in northeastern Russia.  Found near remnants of ancient human activity, where the bones of other... Read more

  • The skeleton of Tristan the Tyrannosaurus Rex seen during a media preview at the Museum fuer Naturkunde (Natural History Museum) on December 16, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Axel Schmidt/Getty Images)

    Scientists Think They Found a ‘Pregnant’ T. Rex Fossil

    Is that giant Tyrannosaurus rex fossil you saw at the museum a male or a female? Even for paleontologists who devote their lives to studying dinosaur... Read more

  • The intact mummy, covered with animal skin, as it was discovered at the base of a cliff in Botswana. (SA Journal of Science)

    Scans and DNA Tests Reveal the Secrets of a Rare African Mummy

    He lay alone in a shallow grave at the base of a cliff for hundreds of years. Then, in 2008, patrol staff at a game... Read more

  • Israeli Antiquities Authority official Donald T. Ariel holds a rare, nearly 2,000-year-old gold coin, at the Antiquities Authority office inside the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Monday, March 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Hiker Finds Rare Coin Dating Back to A.D. 107

    A hiker exploring in the eastern Galilee area of Israel found a rare 2,000-year-old gold coin. Israeli authorities said in press release that Laurie Rimon... Read more

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