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Category: Ancient History

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Egypt Dig Reveals Animal Mummies and Possible Hatshepsut Statue

Archaeologists at an ancient Egyptian holy site have found artifacts and structures used for ritual purposes.

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Ancient Chinese Forest Found Buried By Volcano

Scientists in northern China are getting a rare glimpse into a prehistoric world, after discovering an ancient forest buried under a thick layer of volcanic ash near the Mongolian district of Wuda.

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Ancient ‘Fast Food’ Window Discovered

Can you imagine life without takeout food? According to new research, neither could the ancients.

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Did Skin Cream Kill Egypt’s Queen Hatshepsut?

The female pharaoh Hatshepsut might have accidentally poisoned herself with a carcinogenic skin treatment, according to a new study.

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Headless Hercules Unearthed in Israel

A rare second-century statue of the Greco-Roman hero Hercules was discovered in northern Israel, officials reported yesterday.

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Ancient Medicines From Shipwreck Shed Light on Life in Antiquity

Researchers have used DNA sequencing to unlock the secrets of 2,000-year-old medicines found in a shipwreck.

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Caligula Statue Seized From Looters Is Unveiled

A statue thought to depict the notorious emperor Caligula may have led experts to a long-lost imperial palace.

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A Wise Man’s Cure: Frankincense and Myrrh

Once considered priceless, the ancient remedies frankincense and myrrh are drawing new attention from medical researchers.

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Gladiator Cries Foul Over Ref’s Blown Call From the Grave

Did a referee’s blown call cost a Roman gladiator his life some 1,800 years ago?

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Eating As the Romans Ate

Residents of Herculaneum, a Roman city destroyed in 79 A.D., ate such delicacies as sea urchins, figs and dormice, according to a recent analysis of a sewer found on the site.

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Researchers Explore the Seafaring Culture of the Maya

This month, researchers are seeking a better understanding of Maya maritime trade by excavating an ancient port city on the Yucatan Peninsula.

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Egyptian Princess Needed Bypass Surgery, Mummy Study Shows

An Egyptian princess is the earliest known sufferer of heart disease, according to a recent study suggesting clogged arteries have plagued civilizations for millennia.

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Girl Possibly Murdered During Roman Invasion Found in England

Last week, archaeologists in Kent, England, discovered the body of a girl believed to have been killed by Roman soldiers around 50 A.D.