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  1. Could another English king be buried under a car park?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Star Online

    Just three years after the extraordinary discovery of King Richard III under a car park, researchers think another medieval English monarch might be found buried beneath a parking lot and are hoping to find him. Philippa Langley, the inspiration behind the successful hunt for Richard III's remains, is now on the trail of his forebear Henry I, one of the first rulers of England following the Norman conquest in the 11th Century.


  2. Activists say ISIL have shot dead 20 men in PalmyraRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

    At least 20 men killed in ancient Syrian city for allegedly fighting for the government, UK-based monitoring group says. ISIL seized Palmyra, including its UNESCO world heritage site, on May 21 after a bloody assault that lasted nine days [AP] The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have shot dead at least 20 men in the ruins of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, accusing them of fighting for the government, an activist monitoring group has said.


  3. Colombia's extraordinary Lost CityRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Inside Colombia

    Colombia's Lost City, or "Ciudad Perdida," is the extraordinary archaeological site of a city lost for generations, only rediscovered in the 1970s by local looters. A 44km hike through Indiana Jones style scenery grants those brave enough the privilege of reaching the final 1,263 stone steps which serves as the cinematographic entrance to the ancient settlement.


  4. Could this be the world's first known murder?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Could this be the world's first known murder? Scientists have stumbled upon what may be the world's first known murder at an archaeological site in Spain. Check out this story on A 430,000-year-old skull that scientists believe shows evidence of blunt force trauma, making this individual the world's first known murder victim.


  5. Connections: the relationships between Neolithic and Bronze Age Megalithic Astronomy in BritainRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | CiteULike

    To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. It has already been empirically verified that for many Bronze Age monuments erected in Scotland between 1400-900 BC, there was a concerted effort on behalf of the builders to align their monuments to astronomical bodies on the horizon.


  6. Archaeologists uncover world's first murderRead the original story

    4 hrs ago |

    Researchers say lethal wounds that have been identified on a human skull in Spain may indicate one of the first cases of murder in human history. The archeological site, Sima de los Huesos in northern Spain, is located deep within an underground cave system and contains the skeletal remains of at least 28 people that date to around 430,000 years ago.


  7. Iron Age skeleton unearthedRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    Fragments of ancient pots and stone instruments found at the site of excavation. Pictures by by Badrika Nath Das Cuttack, May 27: Archaeologists and historians from the Ravenshaw University have unearthed a human skeleton, apart from some artefacts, presumed to be dating back to the Chalcolithic or early Iron Age from an excavation site at Talagada village, 40km from here.


  8. Red Lady: Religious Symbolism In A Paleolithic Tomb?Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

    The Red Lady burial site in El Miron cave, outside Ramales de la Victoria in Cantabria, Spain, dates back to the Upper Palaeolithic 16,000 years ago. The archaeological site was discovered in 1903 but it wasn't until 2010 that bones were discovered at the back of the cave, in a small space between the wall and a fallen block.


  9. Reporter's Notebook: Snooping Around a River Street Archaeological DigRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Boise Weekly

    ... n't written about," he said. The public is invited to participate in the dig, and may register through the Idaho Archaeology Society .


  10. Kurds oust ISIS from Syrian Christian villagesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem speaks during a joint news conference with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian in Damascus May 27, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki BEIRUT: Kurdish forces have driven ISIS from more than a dozen Assyrian Christian villages that the jihadis had captured in northeastern Syria, a monitor said Wednesday.


  11. Nelson woman Helen Alderson wins PhD scholarshipRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Nelson Mail

    A former Nelson College for Girls student has won a prestigious global scholarship to Cambridge University to study for her phD in archaeology. University of Otago Master's student Helen Alderson has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, set up with funding from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda.


  12. Maple Leaf artifacts joined by divers who found them at Sunday event at Mandarin MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

    This pipe with the name of Union soldier V.D. Quillard carved on it was recovered from the Maple Leaf. It is one of the artifacts now at the Mandarin Museum that will go to the new national Army museum next week.


  13. Trent House Museum holding 'public dig days'Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

    The 1719 William Trent House Museum in Trenton announces opportunities to work with professional archaeologists from Trenton's Hunter Research to try to locate the distinctive 1742 kitchen addition referenced in 18th century maps and documents. TRENTON - The 1719 William Trent House Museum in Trenton announces opportunities to work with professional archaeologists from Trenton's Hunter Research to try to locate the distinctive 1742 kitchen addition referenced in 18th century maps and documents.


  14. Discover archaeology in MiddlesexRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Southside Sentinel

    Have you ever wanted to go to Egypt and discover a lost tomb, or uncover an ancient civilization? Do you wonder what it would be like to hold something in your hand that has not been touched in hundreds of years?


  15. The Latest on IS: Detainees killed at theater in Syria ruinsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Daily Journal

    In this Thursday, May 21, 2015 photo, newly-arrived Iraqi Shiite militiamen check their weapons, in the predominately Sunni city of Nukhayb, southwest Iraq. In this image made from a militant video posted on YouTube on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, smoke rises behind archaeological ruins in Palmyra, Syria.


  16. Artifacts Recovered from HMS ErebusRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Archaeology

    Last month, underwater archaeologists from Parks Canada with the support of Royal Canadian Navy divers descended to the wreck site of HMS Erebus , lost nearly 170 years ago during Sir John Franklin's expedition to find the Northwest Passage. The ship, discovered late last summer in remote Arctic waters, was covered with kelp.


  17. Temple to turn protected siteRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    ... become visible. Following that, steps would be taken to conserve the original ceiling paintings," director (archaeology) in the art, culture and youth affairs department Atul K. Verma said. For now, the department has sought the revenue details of ...


  18. Conservation of the Staffordshire Hoard ContinuesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Archaeology

    ... rulers, when multiple kingdoms fought for supremacy," Fern explained. The original find of the hoard was one of ARCHAEOLOGY's Top 10 Discoveries of 2009, to read more, go to " Anglo-Saxon Hoard ."


  19. 430,000-Year Old Murder Victim DiscoveredRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Live Science

    A 430,000-year-old partial skull unearthed in a bone pit in Spain may have belonged to one of the world's oldest murder victims. The skull bears two similarly-shaped wounds, likely from another human attacking the person with a spear or handax.


  20. Lucic-Baroni making up for lost years at French OpenRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    If Mirjana Lucic-Baroni hadn't been a tennis player, she would have become an archaeologist, happy to explore the ruins of Rome or her native Croatia. That was the day she, her mother and four siblings slipped away in the dead of night from Croatia, escaping the clutches of a father whom she accused of violence and abuse.