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7500-year-old idol of Goddess Asherah located in Israel

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On the slope of a barren mountain overlooking today’s Red Sea resort city of Eilat, a prehistoric community erected a cemetery and a place of worship, starting at least 7,500 years ago and continued for over a thousand years. Amid the graves, among masseboth, archaeologists found the stump of a juniper tree. This may be,…

Skeletons found near Durham cathedral were Oliver Cromwell’s prisoners

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Researchers at Durham University concluded that the identification of the remains as the Dunbar prisoners was “the only plausible explanation” when scientific data was analysed alongside historical information. The Battle of Dunbar was one of the most brutal, bloody and short battles of the 17th Century civil wars. In less than an hour the English…

Two more Giants discovered at Mont’e Prama in Sardinia, Italy

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Archaeologists in Sardinia have unearthed the torsos of two more limestone statues of boxers within the Iron Age necropolis of Mont’e Prama, Italy’s culture ministry said Saturday. Culture Minister Dario Franceschini called the find at the archeological site in Cabras, western central Sardinia, an “exceptional discovery” that should shed more light on the ancient Mediterranean…

Etruscan tomb in Corsica may yield secrets on civilization’s decline

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A team of archaeologists excavating in Aleria-Lamajone (Corsica), France has unearthed a magnificent Etruscan underground burial and an ancient Roman necropolis. As explained previously on AncientPages.com, “about 3000 years ago, a mysterious people called the Etruscans, settled in a region of Central Italy known as Etruria. They were one of the most powerful civilizations in…

Fossilised Protein Has Been Discovered Inside a 195-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bone

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It might be the oldest soft tissue sample ever found. Researchers discovered ancient collagen and protein remains preserved in the ribs of a dinosaur that walked the Earth 195 million years ago. No, this doesn’t mean “Jurassic Park” is about to become a reality. But finding such well-preserved organic remains from one of the oldest…

Archaeologists Discover “Massive” Skeletons of Viking Descendants In Sicily

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The discovery of 10 burials near a medieval church in Sicily has led to a rare finding: the skeletal remains of the descendants of Vikings. Archaeologists found the 800-year-old burials near the church of San Michele del Golfo near Palermo. The buried individuals were likely Normans, a group that arose when the Vikings, also known…

Archaeologists Stumble Upon Key Romano-British Trade Center

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The Ancient Roman equivalent of a roadside service station has been unearthed in Hertfordshire, along with a hoard of artefacts showing it was once a thriving commercial centre. The ‘once in a lifetime discovery’ was made on the site of a planned football pitch at Grange Paddocks leisure centre in Bishop’s Stortford. Like a modern…

Over 1,600-year-old tomb of embracing lovers found in north China

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The skeletal remains of two lovers, buried together more than 1,500 years ago in northern China, were recently discovered locked in an eternal embrace, a new study finds. It’s possible that the woman, who wore a metal ring on her left ring finger, sacrificed herself so that she could be buried with her husband, the…

830-million-year-old microorganisms found trapped in rock salt could still be alive

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An incredible discovery has just revealed a potential new source for understanding life on ancient Earth. A team of geologists has just discovered tiny remnants of prokaryotic and algal life – trapped inside crystals of halite dating back to 830 million years ago. Halite is sodium chloride, also known as rock salt, and the discovery…

18th-Century Bones of Sick Soldiers Identified in the Netherlands

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More than 80 British soldiers who were buried in a mass grave in the Netherlands 200 years ago died of disease rather than during combat, archaeologists have revealed. The mass grave, which contains 82 skeletons, was found by chance in the town of Vianen in November 2020. The soldiers buried there are believed to have…

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