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850-years old human skeletons found in Mexico


August 25th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) Mexican specialists found 15 graves with entire human skeletons estimated at more than 850-years old at an archaeological site in the central state of Queretaro, ... Read more...

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Ancient altar for human sacrifices found in Peru


April 4th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, April 4 (IANS/EFE) A group of Peruvian archaeologists found a 1,500-year-old altar for human sacrifices on the top of a hill in the northern region of La Libertad, the ... Read more...

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Shanghai to raise sea burial subsidy


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) The Shanghai government is planning to increase the subsidy offered for sea burials to help preserve its limited land resources.The city began subsidising sea burials in ... Read more...

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Multiple murders: Four Mexican teenagers held


January 20th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), Jan 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities have arrested four teenagers for their alleged role in the deaths of four youths and a middle-aged man whose bodies were found buried ... Read more...

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10th-century tomb found in Peru


October 26th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) A 10th-century tomb has been discovered in northern Peru.Experts from the Bruning National Archaeological Museum found the tomb of a dignitary who belonged to the 10th-century ... 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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Hunt for Mona Lisa: Archaeologists find new tomb


May 13th, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Florence, May 13 (IANS/AKI) Archaeologists digging for the remains of a 16th-century woman believed to be the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa have found a crypt and a ... Read more...

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Remains of world’s first gay caveman discovered


April 7th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 7 (IANS) Archaeologists have found what could be the remains of the world's first gay caveman.The observation suggesting that the remains belong to a gay person is based ... 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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‘Sophisticated’ cavemen ‘had more in common with us than we like to think’


March 26th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A leading archaeologist claims that cavemen were far more sophisticated than their dimwitted reputation suggests.Professor John J Shea, of Stony Brook University, New York, says evidence of early ... Read more...

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Nepal Christians demand burial grounds


March 24th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar.24 (ANI): Hundreds of minority Christians in Nepal have asked the government to provide them with designated burial grounds.Christians complain that are only handful of places where they can bury their ... Read more...

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250-mn-yrs old population of trilobites fossilized during orgy discovered


March 17th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Researchers have discovered an entire population of trilobites fossilized during orgy. These ancient arthropods - relatives of lobsters, spiders and insects - went extinct more than 250 million ... Read more...

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7000-yr-old remains of Siberian dog show ‘canine lived with humans’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Experts have found 7000-year-old remains of a Husky-like dog in Siberia that suggest that people saw it as a thinking, social being.They believe it probably lived and died ... Read more...

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Nepal PM steps in to defuse religious row over burials


February 1st, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 1 (IANS) The ugly religious row that erupted near one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world showed signs of calming down Tuesday after Nepal's caretaker Prime ... Read more...

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A taxi with photos of the dead!


January 8th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 8 (IANS) If you ever visit Singapore and take a ride in a taxi full of photographs, be wary - because they might be pictures of dead people.Lovell Tan, a ... Read more...

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The top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2010


December 16th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): The top ten archaeological discoveries for this year have been revealed, and they include royal tombs among others.This year archaeologists were led to the discovery of royal tombs ... Read more...

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Christianity in Egypt started 200 years earlier than thought


November 30th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Utah, Nov 30 (ANI): Brigham Young University researchers have unearthed evidence that proves Christianity in Egypt started two centuries earlier than previously believed.The researchers were digging on the edge of the Fayum ... Read more...

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Burials of 400 ‘poor’ people unearthed near Giza


November 27th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Nov 27 (ANI): Archaeologists have excavated burials of 400 people-dating between 2,700 and 2,000 years ago-on the Giza plateau in Egypt.Research has shown that these individuals were malnourished and lacked grave ... Read more...

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Brazilian funeral home broadcasts burials


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Nov 22 (IANS/EFE) A funeral home in a Brazilian city has begin to broadcast funerals live for the family members of the deceased who are living abroad, a media report ... Read more...

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Britain’s ‘earliest hospital’ discovered in Hampshire


October 21st, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A Hampshire dig by archeologists has unearthed a site that may house Britain's earliest known hospital.Radio carbon analysis at the former Leper Hospital at St Mary Magdalen ... Read more...

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Man buried upright at green cemetery


October 5th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 5 (IANS) An Australian man, who lost his battle with cancer last week, was buried upright in a biodegradable shroud at a cemetery, claimed to be the country's greenest.Allan ... Read more...

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Oz man becomes first to be buried upright at vertical cemetery


October 5th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 5 (ANI): An Australian cancer victim has become the first person to be buried upright at the country's only vertical cemetery.According to the Herald Sun, Allan Heywood lost his battle ... Read more...

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Unearthed cities in Southern Siberia could rewrite Aryan history


October 4th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that recently unearthed cities in Southern Siberia could rewrite Aryan history-as they are believed to be the original home of the Aryans.Twenty of ... Read more...

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Humans feasted to celebrate burials of their dead 12,000 years ago


August 31st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): Remains of an ancient Israeli burial site has offered new evidence that nearly 12,000 years ago, feasts were used to celebrate burial of the dead, bringing about the ... Read more...

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‘Aquamation’, the greenest way to dispose off mortal remains


August 20th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): For those who are keen to leave a light footprint on the Earth, here's one way to accomplish it-"aquamation", a new eco-alternative to burial and cremation.With land ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover late-Roman cemetery in Lincolnshire


July 15th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Archaeologists have found 46 human skeletons at what is thought to be an ancient Roman cemetery, in a county village.The discovery was made during a five-week dig taking ... Read more...

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Pelvic bones can identify skeleton’s gender


July 7th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Forensic scientists can tell the sex of skeletal remains by evaluating the size and shape of the pelvis or hip bone, says a study. "This technique is accurate, but ... Read more...

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Romans slaughtered prostitutes’ babies in England


June 27th, 2010 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A farmer's field near an ancient Roman villa excavated in Buckinghamshire has yielded a long-buried secret - it was a graveyard for prostitutes' babies slaughtered by the Romans. The ... Read more...

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Baby burials in Buckinghamshire linked to presence of Roman ‘brothel’


June 25th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Archaeologists believe a brothel could be the only reason behind a mass burial of 97 infants at a Roman villa in the Thames Valley.Tests on the site at ... Read more...

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Mystery of million mummies buried near Snefu’s Seila pyramid


June 14th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, June 14 (ANI): Researchers from Brigham Young University, in Utah, are trying to find why a million mummies are buried near Pharaoh Snefru 's Seila pyramid.About 4,600 years ago, Snefru initiated ... Read more...

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“Double burial” was practiced for 4,500 years in ancient Mexico


March 11th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): The first known evidence of "double burials" has revealed that ancient people in what is now Mexico, routinely dug up decomposing bodies and took off their arms, legs, ... Read more...

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Researcher reveals Kerala’s possible Mediterranean link


March 10th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi (Kerala), Mar.10 (ANI): Archaeological remains like shards of Roman amphora have recently been dug up from Pattanam near Kochi, close to the ancient port town Muziris, known locally as Kdoungallur.V. P. ... Read more...

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Soon, burial ground in UK that allows pet lovers to be buried with their animals!


January 24th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 24 (ANI): Britain will soon have a burial ground where humans can be laid to rest right next to their loved pets.West Lindsey District Council has given permission to the ... Read more...

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Archaeologists trace witch craft culture in Peru


January 24th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Jan 24 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists claim to have found the first vital clue of the prevalence of witch craft in Peru some 800 years ago. Remains of a witch doctor, who lived in ... Read more...

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‘Tens of thousands’ feared killed in Haiti quake (Lead)


January 14th, 2010 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (DPA) Haitian President Rene Preval has said estimates of the death toll in the devastating earthquake in capital Port-au-Prince could easily be in the tens of thousands, while other ... Read more...

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