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Britain returns stolen artefacts to Afghanistan


July 19th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Historical artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age (3500 to 1200 BC) that were stolen from Afghanistan and smuggled to Britain have been returned by ... Read more...

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‘Mayan text on world’s end is about political history’


June 29th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, June 29 (IANS) A 1,300-year-old Mayan text discovered in Guatemala provides the second known reference to December 21, 2012, touted as the world's end date. However, archaeologists ... Read more...

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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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Israeli archaeologists find ancient bread stamp


January 11th, 2012 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 11 (IANS) A tiny seal with the image of a seven-branch menorah, used to stamp the kosher sign on bread 1,500 years ago, was discovered by Israeli archaeologists.Researchers ... Read more...

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Big B misses carefree life


December 18th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan misses the unrestrained and carefree days of youth when he used to go for frequent 'chaat' sessions and for drives with ... Read more...

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Gupta empire era sites restored in Madhya Pradesh


July 19th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Many monuments of the Gupta dynasty era in the ancient archaeological site of Eran in Madhya Pradesh have been restored by the government, the ministry ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old objects found in Pakistan’s Taxila


July 2nd, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) About 200 objects dating back to the first century AD have been found during excavations near Pakistan's ancient site of Taxila.Taxila shows the different stages in ... Read more...

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Stone crafting developed human brain 80,000 years ago


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Advanced crafting of stone spearheads helped develop new ways of human thinking and behaviour. The technology took a long time to acquire, required step by step ... Read more...

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Trapped dogs survive after six days in 20ft hole


June 3rd, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) Two dogs, who remained trapped 20 feet underground for six days, were finally rescued after round-the-clock endeavour by mountain and cave rescue teams to locate and ... 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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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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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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Every 10th find in Indus Valley Civilisation games-related


February 8th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Every 10th find from the ruins of the Indus Valley Civilisation 4,000 years ago relates to some sort of game, says a recent study from Sweden. Elke Rogersdotter ... Read more...

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Play was a central element of people’s lives - even 4,000 years ago


February 8th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Play was an important part of people's everyday lives as far back as 4,000 years ago, according to an archaeology thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, which ... Read more...

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Vikings considered Stone Age objects ‘to have magical qualities’


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Oslo, Feb 3 (ANI): Vikings considered Stone Age objects to have magical qualities, and such 'antiques' were more important in Viking culture than previously understood, according to new archaeological findings.Excavation of around ... Read more...

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Here’s what an Iron Age beer tastes like


January 16th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): An archeobotanist has discovered a 2550 year-old recipe for ancient Celtic malt beverage.Hans-Peter Stika of the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart has been spending time at ancient ... 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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King Solomon’s copper-and-gold palaces ‘may have existed’


November 25th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Amman, Nov 25 (ANI): A UCSD professor of anthropology has uncovered evidence that suggests that King Solomon's splendid, copper- and gold-adorned palaces - as described in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) - ... Read more...

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House of Gladiators in Pompeii collapses


November 7th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): A house in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii has collapsed.The House of the Gladiators was found in ruins when curators came to open the site to visitors ... Read more...

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1,400-year-old pyramid ‘used for ritual sacrifices’


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Archaeologists have found remains of five females who may have been ritually sacrificed in a 1,400-year-old flat-topped pyramid in the Lamayaeque region's southern Jequetepeque Valley.But it's ... 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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Nazi bomb under Britain’s Olympic stadium?


October 10th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) There may be an unexploded Nazi bomb under the Olympic stadium in Britain, a media report said Sunday.The device is feared to be near the surface of ... 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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2000-yr-old Roman marble jigsaw puzzle still baffling scholars


September 20th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): A massive marble jigsaw puzzle, over 2000 years old, has baffled scholars and puzzle-solvers for centuries.The Severan Marble Plan of Rome measures 60 x 43 feet and is ... Read more...

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An 1,800-year-old murder


September 16th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) In a shallow grave in Britain lay a girl with injuries to her head. An investigation is being carried out not by the police, but by archaeologists as ... Read more...

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Ancient Islamic coins found in Germany


September 7th, 2010 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 7 (IANS/WAM) Eighty-two pieces of Islamic coins dating back 1,200 years were found in Germany, archaeologists said Monday. Some coins made of pure silver and were minted in the 180th Hijri ... Read more...

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Scalpel and skull discovery in Turkey offers clues to Bronze Age brain surgery


September 1st, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 1 (ANI): Discovery of a scalpels and skulls at an early Bronze Age settlement called Ikiztepe in Turkey, has indicated that people at the time performed brain surgeries.Onder Bilgi director ... Read more...

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400-year-old letter reveals ‘lost’ native Peruvian language


August 28th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): A 400 year-old letter found in the ruins of an ancient Spanish colonial church in 2008 has revealed a previously unknown Peruvian native language.The letter was found ... Read more...

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1,300-year-old pots found in Argentina


August 19th, 2010 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 19 (IANS/EFE) A family in Argentina have found eight pots, believed to be around 1,300 years old, buried in the patio of their house. The pots are believed to have ... Read more...

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Crime scene where Mary Queen of Scots’ husband was killed to be unearthed


August 14th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): For the first time in centuries, archaeologists are all set to unearth the scene where the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots was murdered in one of ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old gold coin found in Israel


August 12th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 12 (DPA) Archaeologists working in Israel have uncovered a rare 2,200-year-old gold coin, the heaviest and with the highest contemporary value of any found in excavations in the country, the ... Read more...

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Pakistan flood threaten historic Moenjodaro site


August 7th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (DPA) Tragic history could revisit the world's first planned city as floods approached ancient Moenjodaro, the centre of Indus Valley civilization, a UNESCO official said Saturday. Located on the bank ... Read more...

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Remains of 2,000 year-old monster rodent found


July 25th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 25 (IANS) The remains of a giant rodent, believed to be the biggest among the species ever to have scurried on the earth nearly 2,000 years ago, have been found ... Read more...

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Remains of a spectacular feast found at UK’s ‘Woodenhenge’


July 24th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Excavations at Britain's biggest "henge" site, which is made entirely of wood, have yielded remarkable evidence of a spectacular party - enjoyed by Neolithic tribesmen 4,500 years ago.Archaeologists ... Read more...

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