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  1. Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifactsRead the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... by The Associated Press, it appeared to be authentic, based on knowledge of the Mosul Museum. A professor at the Archaeology College in Mosul confirmed to the AP that the two sites depicted in the video are the city museum and a location known as ...

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  2. Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years'Read the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | BBC News

    ... that traded or exchanged exotic foodstuffs across much of Europe," he said. And Garry Momber of the Maritime Archaeology Trust, which collected the samples from the site, said work in the Solent had opened up an understanding of the UK's formative ...

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  3. ISIS captures more Syrian Christians, smashes ancient artifactsRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | St. Petersburg Times

    ... down like the wolf on the fold" to destroy his enemies. "A tragedy and catastrophic loss for Iraqi history and archaeology beyond comprehension," Amr al-Azm, a Syrian anthropologist and historian, called the destruction on his Facebook page. "These ...

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  4. Govt Seeks Donations to Restore Bagan's Ancient MuralsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Ananda Temple, in central Burma's Bagan Archaeological Zone, is famous for its ancient mural paintings. Burma's Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library has called on the public to pitch in for the preservation of hand-painted murals in the famed ancient city of Bagan, urging well-wishers to make cash donations to restore hundreds of paintings in pagodas scattered across the area.

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  5. US and Gulf Confusion in Yemen and IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Switched

    The return of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to bloodily shaping the country's history has not come overnight, on the eve of the house arrest imposed by the Houthis on current President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi before they allowed him to flee to Aden -- the capital of South Yemen before reunification. Ali Abdullah Saleh, since he agreed to step down three years ago, has been planning to return to power either on the Houthi bandwagon or through elements in the military establishment, not to mention deploying his huge influence and financial assets to buy loyalty and empower his party, family, and son to retake power at any cost.

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  6. ISIS jihadists armed with sledgehammers destroy ancient artefacts in IraqRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Art Daily

    Islamic State militants armed with sledgehammers and jackhammers have destroyed priceless ancient artefacts in Iraq's city of Mosul, a video released by the jihadists Thursday shows. The destruction sparked widespread consternation and alarm, with some archaeologists and heritage experts comparing it to the 2001 demolition of the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan by the Taliban.

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  7. DNA discovery: British people ate imported wheat 8,000 years agoRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Los Angeles Times

    New evidence suggests the people of Britain were importing wheat 2,000 years before they started growing it themselves. DNA evidence suggests the hunter-gatherers of Britain were importing wheat from their agrarian neighbors on mainland Europe as much as 8,000 years ago.

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  8. Rare Roman headstone uncovered in EnglandRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | TheBostonChannel.com

    A rare Roman tombstone discovered facedown weeks ago in England proved to be even more spectacular on Wednesday, when archaeologists turned it over. The inscription on the front of the tombstone, discovered at a dig in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, reads: "To the spirits of the departed/Bodicacia/faithful wife/died aged 27," according to a preliminary translation by Cotswold Archaeology.

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  9. Bettison seeks re-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Silver City Sun-News

    ... governor of Rotary District 5520. Bettison received her doctorate in anthropology with a specialization in archaeology of arid lands at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a registered professional archaeologist, and maintains ...

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  10. Compromise over Osoyoos-area parksRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Penticton Western

    For Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band a deal that has the band taking over management of two provincial parks is very much a compromise. Human remains were found early last year at Haynes Point Provincial Park, which stretches out on a long isthmus, nearly dividing the southern basin of Osoyoos Lake.

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  11. Video: Barbarians gonna barbarianRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Hot Air

    ... the background. Lamia al-Gailani, an Iraqi archaeologist and associate fellow at the London-based Institute of Archaeology, said the militants had wreaked untold damage. "It's not only Iraq's heritage: it's the whole world's," she said. "They are ...

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  12. The Bokoni story unearthedRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Mail & Guardian

    Revealed: The reader's appreciation of the Koni is enhanced by the tapestry of oral, missionary and written sources woven together in 'Forgotten World' by specialists in history and archaeology. . FORGOTTEN WORLD: THE STONE-WALLED SETTLEMENTS OF THE MPUMALANGA ESCARPMENT by Peter Delius, Tim Maggs and Alex Schoeman These spectacular stone circles, terraces and pathways have inspired many exotic and fantastical tales of alien occupation, ancient temples and celestial observatories; romantic tales that take hold of the imagination easily because knowledge disseminated about the people who built the sites has been omitted from the extensive, but often biased, annals of South African history.

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  13. The ISIS campaign to erase historyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Mashable

    When video of ISIS militants destroying a priceless seventh century statue at a museum in northern Iraq surfaced on Thursday, historians and archeologists the world over sounded the alarm. The destruction at the museum is a devastating loss, they say, as the ransacking of the "cradle of civilization" affects us all.

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  14. Islamic State rounds up more Christian hostagesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

    An Iraqi Assyrian woman who fled from Mosul to Lebanon weeps during a sit-in for abducted Christians in Syria and Iraq, at a church in Sabtiyesh area east Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. This week's abductions of the Christian Assyrians in northeastern Syria is one of the largest hostage-takings by the Islamic State since their blitz last year that captured large swaths of both Syria and Iraq last year.

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  15. New Islamic State video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifactsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    ... of the Islamic State group's media arm and was posted on a Twitter account used by the group. A professor at the Archaeology College in Mosul confirmed to the Associated Press that the two sites depicted in the video are the city museum and a site ...

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  16. 3 ways relics and artifacts can help us find JesusRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Deseret News

    This Sept. 5, 2012 file photo released by Harvard University shows a fragment of papyrus that divinity professor Karen L. King said is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife.

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  17. The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up ...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Independent

    ... quantity of the cereal, most likely in flour form - was recovered by archaeologists from the Maritime Archaeology Trust from a layer of sediment which had lain buried several metres below the seabed. Associated material (mainly fragments of wood) ...

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  18. Rare Roman a Bodus and Caciaa headstone uncovered in EnglandRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WTVR Richmond

    A rare Roman tombstone discovered facedown weeks ago in England proved to be even more spectacular on Wednesday, when archaeologists turned it over. The inscription on the front of the tombstone, discovered at a dig in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, reads: "To the spirits of the departed/Bodicacia/faithful wife/died aged 27," according to a preliminary translation by Cotswold Archaeology.

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  19. Analysis: Three ways relics and artifacts can help us 'find Jesus'Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    Even the most suspect claim of a "lost" gospel or an "explosive" archaeological find that purports to shed light on the man from Galilee can generate a media frenzy, and gives believers - or skeptics - fresh evidence to try to finally win their argument while leaving their foes on the defensive. Think of the recent "gospel" that seemed to show Jesus had a wife - and she was, of all people, the scandalous Mary Magdalene.

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  20. ishaan_tharoorRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The Islamic State released a video on Thursday purportedly showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Mosul. A video uploaded to social media Thursday appeared to show Islamic State fighters destroying ancient artifacts in the Iraqi city of Mosul and its environs.

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