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1 hr ago | Jerusalem Post

Gas chambers at Sobibor death camp uncovered in archaeological dig

Some 250,000 Jews murdered at camp in Poland which Nazis bulldozed and covered up with trees to conceal their crimes; personal effects of victims, including wedding rings found near gas chambers. An archaeological dig in Poland has revealed the location of the gas chambers at the Sobibor death camp, Yad Vashem announced on Wednesday.

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1 hr ago | Fox News

High-tech metal diving suit

The high-tech Exosuit is being put to good use this month: Marine archaeologists will use the metal diving outfit to explore the famous Antikythera shipwreck off the coast of Greece. A group of marine archaeologists kicked off a mission this week to explore an ancient shipwreck at the bottom of the Aegean Sea not with a sub, but with a semi-robotic metal diving suit that looks likes it was taken straight out of a James Bond movie.

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3 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Archaeologists peel back layers of Alabama's human history near Northern Beltline

Steps from workers blasting, moving, grading and molding steep hills along Self Creek into highway-level terrain, there's a piece yet untouched by Northern Beltline construction . There, a layer of Hartselle sandstone -- formed and hardened by eons of geological forces -- breaks the surface at a steep angle.

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4 hrs ago | Israellycool

Israel: From Goldstone To Old Stone

Archaeologists have long known about the massive 150 meter-long landmark near the Israeli city of Safed . But it wasn't until recent work carried out by Ido Wachtel, a doctoral student at theHebrew University of Jerusalem, that the structure was identified as a 5,000-year-old crescent-shaped stone monument.

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8 hrs ago | Halstead Gazette

Day to discover the secrets of the river

HISTORY'S mysteries can endure, yet some of the River Thames' most well-kept secrets are set to be raised and shared thanks to a special event organised by Southend Museums. Museums chiefs are to host a day dedicated to sharing information about the archeological enigmas which lie beneath the murky waters of the Thames Estuary, including the now famous London shipwreck.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

ABC News

Oxford Hotel site open for inspection as archaeological dig continues

Before the site of the Oxford Tavern makes way for a $38m residential complex, archaeologist Alexander Beben has been leading a team digging up the past on the Wollongong site that is telling stories from the 1850s. The dig site was open to the public today as hundreds of people were able to walk onto the scant remains of the old Oxford Tavern in Wollongong's CBD.

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North Kitsap Herald

'Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound' opens Oct. 25

The Suquamish Museum presents a new exhibit from the Burke Museum, "Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound," Oct. 25 to Dec. 31. Focusing on the revival of traditional Native foods, "Salish Bounty" is co-curated by Burke Museum archaeologists and Coast Salish advisers. "Salish Bounty"- comprised of historic photo images, map, and informative text printed on free-standing banners - reminds the viewer that food isn't solitary; cooking and eating are things we do with other people and express our cultural history and values.

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CNN

King Richard III's bones reveal fatal blows, study says

British scientists announced on February 4 that they were convinced "beyond reasonable doubt" that a skeleton found during an archaeological dig in Leicester, England, in August 2012 is that of King Richard III, who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Mitochondrial DNA extracted from the bones was matched to Michael Ibsen, a Canadian cabinetmaker and direct descendant of Richard III's sister, Anne of York.

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Health.com

Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard III

Modern forensic techniques are shedding light on a 500-year-old mystery: Which battlefield injuries might have killed King Richard III, the last English monarch to die in battle? A new analysis of the king's skeletal remains, using whole-body CT scans and micro-CT imaging of injured bones, provides a detailed account of the 11 injuries he suffered at the Battle of Bosworth Field, where he died on Aug. 22, 1485. The modern forensics revealed that two skull injuries could have killed the king in a short amount of time, according to a new report published Sept.

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Archaeology

Bog Body Uncovered in Ireland's County Meath

Utility workers discovered the lower leg bones of an adult in Rossan Bog. "The exact date of the remains is not known at this time but we will be conducting research in the coming months," archaeologist Maeve Sikora of the National Museum of Ireland told The Irish Examiner .

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ABC News

Egypt Says Restoration of Oldest Pyramid on Track

Egypt's antiquities minister took journalists inside a 4,600-year-old pyramid on Tuesday to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence." At a press conference at the Saqqara pyramid complex, some 30 kilometers south of Cairo, Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh el-Damaty decried recent media reports alleging that the Djoser pyramid might collapse.

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TheBlaze.com

Huge Stone Structure Possibly Older than Stonehenge Identified Near Sea of Galilee

News of archaeological discoveries dated to the times of the Bible are fairly common in Israel, but new research about a massive stone structure found in northern Israel suggests a far older find. An Israeli researcher believes that a 5,000-year-old stone structure was possibly used to designate ancient property rights.

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BreakingNews.ie

New bog body discovered in Meath

Archaeologists from the National Museum of Ireland have confirmed that it is working on a find of human remains in a bog near the border with Co Westmeath, although the exact site has not yet been named. "Archaeologists and conservators from The National Museum of Ireland have been on site investigating the findspot of archaeological human remains in a bog in Co.

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The Bennington Banner

Robinson hired as new Vermont state archaeologist

Jess Robinson is Vermont's new State Archaeologist. He is the second State Archaeologist to serve Vermont, since the General Assembly established the position in 1976.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Science Daily

Creation of the Vuoksi River preceded a significant cultural shift

The creation of the Vuoksi River and the subsequent rapid decrease in the water level of Lake Saimaa approximately 6,000 years ago revealed thousands of square kilometers of new, fertile land in eastern Finland. Researchers have studied the role that the decrease in water levels has played in the interaction between nature and humans.

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TwinCities

St. Croix Valley history being unveiled one charred bit at a time

At a laboratory deep inside the Science Museum of Minnesota, Jasmine Koncur, a research assistant in archaeology, peers through a microscope at a Petri dish full of plant debris. The debris was collected last year from a firepit at the Sheffield archaeological site in Marine on St. Croix.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Marine on St. Croix, MN, Mankato, MN, Minnesota State University Mankato, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Recreational Vehicle, Bison

National Geographic

8 Places That Showcase Atomic Age Archaeology for Tourists

By some reckonings, the Cold War began in 1945 at Trinity Site, New Mexico, with the explosion of the first atomic bomb, and ended 41 years later at Chernobyl, where the meltdown of a nuclear reactor became a precipitating event of the Soviet Union's downfall. Today some of the era's historic sites are open to visitors-a reminder of a time when two great powers were continuously on alert to wage nuclear war.

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The Raw Story

Divers return to shipwreck where the ancient 'Antikythera Mechanism' was found

The Antikythera Mechanism -- is a 2nd-century BC device known as the world's oldest computer -- becsause it could track astronomical phenomena and the cycles of the Solar System Archaeologists set out Monday to use a revolutionary new deep sea diving suit to explore the ancient shipwreck where one of the most remarkable scientific objects of antiquity was found. The so-called Antikythera Mechanism, a 2nd-century BC device known as the world's oldest computer, was discovered by sponge divers in 1900 off a remote Greek island in the Aegean.

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CNN

5 overlooked world treasures

While tourists flock to the Great Wall of China and other popular tourist destinations around the world, why not explore some lesser-known hidden gems? Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler and Global Heritage Fund head Vince Michael recommend Pingyao Ancient City for a more complete picture of ancient Chinese life. Heading to Machu Picchu in Peru? How about exploring Chavin de Huantar, a pre-Columbian archaeological site that was a religious and ceremonial pilgrimage center for the pre-Columbian Andean religious world? One of the earliest known towns in the world, Catalhoyuk is a nearly 10,000-year-old example of a well-preserved Neolithic village in Turkey.

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Jerusalem Post

'Israelis angered by claim Jews falsifying Egyptian history'

An Arab news portal claimed on Monday that Israel had been "angered" by allegations it made in a recent article, which said the Jewish State was attempting to falsify Egyptian history to prove the Jews built the pyramids. Elaph made its comments in response to a report by the Jerusalem Post last week, which noted that the Arab news outlet had published remarks by an Egyptian researcher claiming Israel was fabricating Egyptian history to show that the Jews built the pyramids.

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