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4,000-year-old tomb found in Egypt


May 29th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 29 (IANS/AKI) Archaeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old tomb in Egypt that contains a sarcophagus inscribed with ancient funeral texts as well as ritual objects."It is the first time ... Read more...

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City Museum depicting Hyderabad’s history inaugurated


March 12th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad , March 11 (IANS) The historic city of Hyderabad Sunday added another landmark with the formal inauguration of City Museum, said to be the first of its kind in ... Read more...

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Earliest archaeological evidence of Christianity on view


February 29th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 29 (IANS/EFE) A group of archaeologists and experts on religious subjects presented in New York the results of a research project they say enabled them to obtain ... Read more...

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Vatican loans Cuba historic artefact


January 28th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) The Vatican has loaned to Cuba "as a great exception" and for one year an artefact considered the most ancient example of indigenous Christian art in ... Read more...

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Evolution of human ’super-brain’ tied to development of bipedalism, tool-making


April 21st, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): An archaeologist has suggested that a collective mind of humans developed no later than 75,000 years ago in Africa, fostered language, art and technology.CU-Boulder Research Associate John Hoffecker ... Read more...

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Roman emperor Nero’s first home reconstructed virtually


April 17th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Experts have virtually reconstructed the first house built by the infamous Roman emperor Nero, which has been put on display at a major exhibition in Rome.The remains of ... Read more...

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Earliest American residents came at least 15,500 years ago


March 25th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): New findings at a Central Texas archaeological site prove that people lived in the region far earlier - as much as 2,500 years earlier - than previously believed, ... Read more...

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Did God have a wife?


March 20th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) God had a wife who was edited out of the Bible, a leading British academic claims.Francesca Stavrakopoulou, of the University of Exeter, and an atheist, says ... Read more...

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Collapse of Mayan civilization was due to environmental damage


March 17th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Mexico, March 17 (ANI): A U.S. archaeologist has said that the collapse of the Mayan civilization was due to environmental damage caused by deforestation and damage to the agricultural system."It was a ... Read more...

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Mayan civilisation collapse blamed on environmental damage


March 16th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 16 (IANS/EFE) The collapse of the Mayan civilization was due to environmental damage caused by deforestation and damage to the agricultural system, said a leading US archaeologist."It ... Read more...

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Grapes were domesticated 8,000 years ago finds genetics study


January 20th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A genetics study has found that people first cultivated grapes about 8,000 years ago.A team led by Sean Myles of Cornell, looked at 1,000 samples of the domesticated ... Read more...

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First coca leaves chewed 8,000 years ago: Study


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Archaeological evidence has shown that Peruvian foraging societies were already chewing coca leaves 8,000 years ago.Ruins beneath house floors in the northwestern Peru showed evidence of chewed coca ... Read more...

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Beer ‘may have led to the rise of civilization’


November 6th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): Some archaeologists have said that there is a possibility that beer may have helped lead to the rise of civilization.Their argument is that Stone Age farmers were domesticating ... Read more...

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Even Stone Age homes were painted


October 31st, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Our ancestors 5,000 years ago brightened up their Stone Age homes by painting the insides, according to new archaeological evidence. They used red, yellow and orange pigments from ... Read more...

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Just like us, Neanderthals too had feelings


October 6th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Neanderthals were not insensitive creatures, but had a deep seated sense of compassion and empathy for their fellow beings, found a pioneering new research by archaeologists at the ... Read more...

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Ayodhya verdict: Okay to Ram temple, land to Muslims too (Roundup)


September 30th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) A 125-year-old Hindu-Muslim dispute that repeatedly frayed India's secular fabric was sought to be settled Thursday with a court ruling that the place where the Babri ... Read more...

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Ayodhya dispute: claims and counter-claims


September 29th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court will Thursday give its verdict on the Ayodhya land row. Here are the claims and counter-claims of the contestants ... Read more...

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Ancient bakery discovered in Egyptian Desert


August 26th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Archaeologists have found the remains of what appears to be an ancient bakery town that existed in Egypt's western desert more than 3,500 years ago.A team of Egyptian ... Read more...

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Bone discovery could be earliest archaeological evidence for pet tortoises


July 13th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): An archaeologist from University of Leicester has found a bone belonging to a late19th-century tortoise from Stafford Castle, Staffordshire, and is believed to be the earliest archaeological evidence ... Read more...

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Earliest archaeological evidence of pet tortoise in Britain


July 10th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the earliest archaeological evidence of a tortoise being kept as a family pet in Britain, at a castle in Staffordshire, and it dates back to ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh lobbies for world heritage status for Sirpur


March 22nd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 22 (IANS) Chhattisgarh is lobbying to get world heritage status for the Buddhist site Sirpur, Tourism and Culture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal said Monday. "The Chhattisgarh government is lobbying for Sirpur to ... Read more...

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Kerala’s ancient glory revealed, but creators untraced (Letter From Kerala)


March 18th, 2010 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
By B.R.P. Bhaskar Thiruvananthapuram, March 18 (IANS) A multi-disciplinary project launched three years ago has yielded archaeological evidence of Kerala's ancient glory. The official establishment plans to exploit the find to boost tourism ... Read more...

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Archaeologists amend written history of China’s first emperor


March 3rd, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A team of researchers has tried to correct the inaccuracies in the account of the exploits of China's first emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, and present a more holistic and ... Read more...

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Ancient hairball helps paint picture of 4,000-year-old man from Greenland


February 11th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have taken the help of a 4,000-year-old hairball found frozen in Greenland to create the first ancient-human genome, and subsequently draw a picture of a dark-eyed ... Read more...

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Myanmar cultural troupe to perform in northeast India


November 27th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 27 (IANS) A 15-member cultural troupe from Myanmar will visit India's northeastern region Saturday to showcase their country's traditional art and culture, officials said here Friday. "During their 10-day (Nov 28 ... Read more...

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Sophisticated hunters not to blame for driving mammoths to extinction


November 23rd, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 23 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that sophisticated hunters cannot be blamed for driving mammoths to extinction, as these creatures and other giant ice-age mammals faced extinction ... Read more...

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People hunted and shared meat differently 200,000 years ago


October 15th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): New finds unearthed at Qesem Cave in Israel suggest that during the late Lower Paleolithic period, between 400,000 and 200,000 years ago, people hunted and shared meat differently ... Read more...

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Supervolcano eruption in central Europe 13,000 years was tough on teeth


September 28th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): If a new study is anything to go by, a supervolcano that erupted in central Europe 13,000 years ago, proved to be tough on the teeth for humans ... Read more...

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New ‘molecular clock’ aids dating of human migration history


June 5th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Leeds, UK, have devised a new 'molecular clock' that aids dating of human migration history.Estimating the chronology of population migrations throughout mankind's early ... Read more...

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Ancient temple in Turkey to cast new light on “dark age”


April 30th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Archaeologists have found an ancient temple in Turkey, filled with broken metal, ivory carvings, and stone slabs engraved with a dead language, which would cast new light ... Read more...

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Ancient Jews used human skulls in ceremonies despite ban


April 14th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, April 14 (ANI): New archaeological evidence has emerged which suggests that ancient Jews used human skulls in ceremonies, despite a strict prohibition on touching human remains.According to a report in Haaretz ... Read more...

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Archaeologists recreate Egyptians fabled voyage to Land of Punt


March 16th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, March 16 (ANI): An international team of archaeologists has reconstructed an ancient Egyptian ship of the first quarter of the second millennium BC called Min of the Desert, in order ... Read more...

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Persians routed Romans with help of chemical weapons


January 15th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Persians had routed Romans with the help of chemical warfare nearly 2,000 years ago, according to the oldest archaeological evidence uncovered by a researcher.Simon James, reader in the ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on use of chemical warfare in Roman wars 2,000yrs ago


January 12th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Science, January 12 (ANI): A research at the University of Leicester in England has found out evidence showing the use of chemical warfare even in ancient times. Simon James has revealed that ... Read more...

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Andean mummy hair reveals first archaeological evidence of drug addiction


October 30th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): The first direct archaeological evidence of the consumption of hallucinogens in pre-Hispanic Andean populations has emerged in the form of Andean mummy hair. Indirect evidence for psychoactive drug ... Read more...

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