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Graves of nearly 600 cats and dogs in ancient Egypt may be world’s oldest pet cemetery
  • 05/03/2021 14:18

Graves of nearly 600 cats and dogs in ancient Egypt may be world’s oldest pet cemetery

The cats and dogs lie as if asleep, in individual graves. Many wore collars or other adornments, and they had been cared for through injury and old age, like today’s pets. But the last person to bury a beloved animal companion in this arid Egyptian land on the coast of the Red Sea did so nearly 2000 years ago.

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TINY FOX BONES ARE CLUES TO HUMAN EVOLUTION
  • 03/02/2021 10:40

TINY FOX BONES ARE CLUES TO HUMAN EVOLUTION

This animal model can help scientists better understand the body size and limbs of Homo floresiensis, and how they relate to human ancestors, says Colleen B. Young. Above, an island fox skeleton. (Credit: U. Missouri)

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Child's Bones Buried 40,000 Years Ago Solve a Longstanding Neanderthal Mystery
  • 12/01/2021 13:14

Child's Bones Buried 40,000 Years Ago Solve a Longstanding Neanderthal Mystery

PETER DOCKRILL

We don't know whether it was a boy or a girl. But this ancient child, a Neanderthal, only made it to about two years of age.

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Spooning skeletons: Who were these 3,000-year-old 'Romeo and Juliet'?
  • 04/01/2021 20:41

Spooning skeletons: Who were these 3,000-year-old 'Romeo and Juliet'?

More than 3,000 years ago, a couple at the biblical site of Bethsaida, in Israel, was buried side by side in a spooning position, with the male's arm over the female's body, and the archaeologists who discovered the remains are now calling the couple "Romeo and Juliet."

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Hundreds of graves reveal Spanish town’s secret Muslim history
  • 30/12/2020 14:15

Hundreds of graves reveal Spanish town’s secret Muslim history

An archaeological site in northeast Spain holds one of the oldest-known Muslim cemeteries in the country, with the discovery of 433 graves, some dating back to the first 100 years of the Islamic conquest of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Lost artifact from Great Pyramid was just found in a cigar tin in Scotland
  • 29/12/2020 13:05

Lost artifact from Great Pyramid was just found in a cigar tin in Scotland

Only three items were ever recovered from inside the pyramid

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Mummified baboons may identify lost land of Punt, ancient Egypt's trading partner
  • 25/12/2020 10:01

Mummified baboons may identify lost land of Punt, ancient Egypt's trading partner

Baboons illuminate an ancient network of trade.

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3,800-year-old baby in a jar unearthed in Israel
  • 24/12/2020 16:33

3,800-year-old baby in a jar unearthed in Israel

It's a mystery why the baby was buried in a jar.

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Roman-era Egyptian child mummy scanned with laser-like precision
  • 14/12/2020 12:23

Roman-era Egyptian child mummy scanned with laser-like precision

Highly focused X-ray beams targeted small objects inside the mummy case.

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Newfound corpses at Pompeii were a master and servant who died together
  • 07/12/2020 11:15

Newfound corpses at Pompeii were a master and servant who died together

Over 150 years after the first Pompeii victims were found, two more have been discovered.

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