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More terracotta warriors unearthed in China


June 11th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) More terracotta warriors were found during excavations at the mausoleum of emperor Qin Shihuang (259-210 B.C.) in China.Among the findings is a giant 2.5-metre tall ... Read more...

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‘Vampire’ skeletons discovered in Bulgaria


June 6th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sozopol, June 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Archaeologists in Bulgaria have discovered two medieval skeletons from the Middle Ages, which were pierced through the chest with iron rods to allegedly prevent them from turning ... Read more...

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Oldest-known Mayan calendar found


May 11th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS/EFE) A team of US archaeologists announced Thursday the discovery of the oldest Mayan calendar to date, a ninth-century artifact amid the ruins of an ancient ... Read more...

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Temple discovery reveals Indian Buddhism’s spread to China


May 8th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) Ruins of a Buddhist temple dating back to 1,500 years ago have been discovered in China's largest desert, offering valuable insight for historians studying Buddhism's spread ... Read more...

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ASI to excavates ruins near Vikramshila University


March 21st, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 21 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) plans to take up conservation work of the ruins of Vikramshila University in Bihar and excavate nearby areas in ... Read more...

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Mexicans find millennium-old game board


February 24th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists carrying out restoration at a site in the southeastern state of Campeche discovered a Mayan game board dating from more than 1,000 years ago, ... Read more...

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Bihar stupa could contain Buddha relics (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 11 (IANS) In what could be a remarkable and unique discovery, the Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) has found a stupa in Bihar's Begusarai district, which experts feel ... Read more...

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Bihar stupa could contain Buddha relics


February 11th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 11 (IANS) The Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) is set to begin excavation of a newly-found ancient stupa that was badly damaged and has been lying neglected for ... Read more...

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Like Nalanda, Vikramshila may rise from ruins


January 24th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Antichak (Bihar), Jan 24 (IANS) It was among the most important centres of Buddhist learning in ancient India, but the remains of Vikramshila University in Bihar have been sadly neglected ... Read more...

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World’s oldest, Stone Age bed found in South Africa


December 24th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 24 (IANS) The world's oldest bed, which dates back to 77,000 years ago, has been discovered in a cave in South Africa, a media report said Friday.The ... Read more...

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2,000 years old tomb found in China


November 24th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 24 (IANS) A tomb that is more than 2,000 years old has been excavated in northeast China's Liaoning province.The tomb, part of cluster that archaeologists began excavating in ... Read more...

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(After 1)Eighth-century Bihar university set for conservation


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 2 (IANS) After lying neglected for years, the ruins of Vikramshila university, an ancient seat of Buddhist learning located in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, are set to be conserved, ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old palace discovered in Mexico


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) A team of Mexican specialists discovered remnants of a 2,000-year-old Mayan palace at an archaeological site in the southeastern state of Chiapas."The discovery constitutes the ... Read more...

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Ancient site in Pakistan found, lost and found again


August 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) An ancient site that Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang 1,400 years ago described as the "tallest architectural building" in this part of Asia has been found again ... Read more...

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25,000-year-old pendant found in Spain


August 11th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
San Sebastian (Spain), Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) A pendant some 25,000-years old has been found in northern Spain's Basque region by archaeologists.The piece, an oblong gray smooth stone some 10 centimeters ... Read more...

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Ninth-century cemetery unearthed in Mexico


June 29th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican archaeologists have uncovered a cemetery in the southeastern state of Tabasco that dates from as early as 811, the National Anthropology and History Institute, ... Read more...

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Scientists extract protein from ancient bones


June 6th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Researchers have successfully extracted protein from the bones of a 600,000-year-old mammoth, paving the way for the identification of ancient fossils.Using an ultra-high resolution mass spectrometer, ... Read more...

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Installation of audio guide system at Taj Mahal disappoints its lovers


April 27th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Apr 27 (ANI): The installation work of an audio guide system in the corridor of India's famous monument to love, Taj Mahal, has created a sense of apprehension that it may ... 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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453-yr-old ‘debit card’ unearthed in Germany


April 17th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, April 17 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered a 453-year-old wooden 'tally stick', used to keep track of debts, in Germany."It's something of a rare find in Europe" said archaeologist Andreas Hille ... Read more...

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Rethinking heritage conservation in India (April 18 is World Heritage Day)


April 17th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Conservation of India's millenia old cultural and architectural heritage will be the focus of the third Pupul Jayakar Memorial Lecture organised by the Indian National ... Read more...

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Yash Raj Films’ shoot briefly halted in Agra


April 7th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 7 (IANS) The shooting for Yash Raj Films' "Mere Brother Ki Dulhan", which is being filmed behind the Taj Mahal, was briefly halted Thursday after reports of extensive ... Read more...

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Archaeologists uncover 5,000-yr-old ‘gay’ caveman


April 7th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 7 (ANI): Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a 5,000-year-old man, who they believe may be the world's first known gay caveman.According to them, the way he was buried suggests ... Read more...

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Scientists debunk creationists’ claim that dinos and humans co-existed


March 28th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): An ancient cave drawing high on a rock formation in Utah has ignited a firestorm between creationists and scientists.Creationists are claiming the famous dinosaur petroglyph at the Kachina ... Read more...

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Humanity’s influence on climate began 8,000yrs ago, say researchers


March 26th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 26 (ANI): Scientists have come up with new evidence in support of the theory that human agriculture was changing the climate 8,000 years ago.They have found new evidence to back ... 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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Stonehenge’s secrets to be unravelled through laser scanning


March 12th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument located in Britain, is being scanned with modern laser technology, which could reveal the reason for its existence.The survey of the surfaces of the ... Read more...

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Proposed museum to house Lord Buddha’s bone relics: Kumari Selja


March 8th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Minister of Culture and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja Tuesday said the bone relics of Lord Buddha found during an excavation in 1985 ... Read more...

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1500yr-old de-fleshed corpses point to ancient Himalayan death ritual


March 7th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington. March 07 (ANI): Experts have found remains of 27 ancient men, women, and children in cliffside caves in Nepal. Many of the bones bear cut marks that point to a ... Read more...

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12000-yr-old cremated remains of child sheds new light on Ice-Age culture


February 25th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): The remains of a three-yr-old child in a newly excavated archaeological site in Alaska may provide rare insights into the burial practices of Ice Age peoples.Archaeologists said the ... Read more...

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How a 3000-yr-old, 27,000-piece jigsaw puzzle was solved in 9yrs!


February 24th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Imagine having to put together 27,000 fragments of a puzzle together piece by piece - a team of German archaeologists has achieved a similar feat in almost nine ... Read more...

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New discovery revives ancient China’s ‘blood-sweating’ horse legend


February 24th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): The bones of 80 horses recently unearthed from the tomb of a Chinese emperor who lived more than 2,000 years ago may rekindle a legend about 'blood-sweating' ... Read more...

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Backache problem is as old as the Stone Age


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): An archaeologist has found that backache is not a modern problem - even cavemen suffered from it.A damaged spine found in northern Spain, with other fossil evidence, suggests ... Read more...

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3,000-yr-old Mesoamerican sculpture discovered in southern Mexico


February 15th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A 3,000-year-old Mesoamerican sculpture, discovered in 2009 in southern Mexico along the Pacific coast, looks ready to march into the history books.But the only problem is archaeologists ... Read more...

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Oz scientists find 10,000-year-old stone carvings


February 12th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Australian scientists have stumbled upon ancient stone carvings in an East Timorese cave dating back at least 10,000 years.Though they had been looking for the fossilised remains of ... Read more...

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