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What Ancient Rock Art Reveals About A Wetter Arabia

by Dave Sadler
Today, much of the Arabian Peninsula is sandy, dry and desolate. But in recent decades, some scientists have been collecting evidence revealing past periods of warm, wetter weather that periodically "greened" swaths of the peninsula, creating savanna-like…

Italians model 17,000-year-old brain from child’s skull

by Dave Sadler
The discovery of a 17,000-year-old skull in southern Italy has allowed a team of scientists to accurately recreate the brain of mans' ancient ancestors for the very first time. The skull belonged to boy of between 10 and 12 years old and was…

The Vatican just digitized this 1,600-year-old epic

by Dave Sadler
Virgil wrote his classic poem, “The Aeneid,” more than 2,000 years ago. Thanks to the Vatican, you can now read one of the the world’s oldest versions of the ancient Latin text online. The Vatican Apostolic Library announced Friday that it has digitized…

Discovery of Philistine Cemetery May Solve Biblical Mystery

by Dave Sadler
An unrivaled discovery on the southern coast of Israel may enable archaeologists to finally unravel the origins of one of the most notorious and enigmatic peoples of the Hebrew Bible: the Philistines. The discovery of a large cemetery outside…

Skeleton with stone-encrusted teeth found in Mexico ancient ruins

by Dave Sadler
Archeologists have discovered the 1,600-year-old skeleton of an upper-class woman whose skull was intentionally deformed and teeth were encrusted with mineral stones near Mexico's ancient ruins of Teotihuacan. The woman, between…

Urine-Based Dye Found in Ancient New Testament

by Dave Sadler
Behind one of the oldest surviving illuminated manuscripts of the New Testament lies a mixture of urine and weeds, according to analysis carried out during a lengthy restoration project of the sacred text. For centuries scholars wondered how the precious purple parchments…

Cahokia Mounds Joins List of Struggling Illinois Historic Sites

by Dave Sadler
Like a lot of other historic sites around the state of Illinois, Cahokia Mounds is hurting due to state budget woes and austerity measures. It’s estimated that it would cost more than $2 million to make much-needed repairs to the…

St Andrews Cathedral 1318 – Virtual tour

by Dave Sadler
Today the remains of the St Andrews Cathedral, overlooking the north sea at the edge of Fife only hint at a historic past. 700 years ago the building was one of the largest and most impressive religious buildings in Europe. Advised  by Professor Richard Fawcett, we have created…

Police called to investigate discovery of human remains… In a cemetery

by Dave Sadler
Police were alerted after human remains were discovered in a north-east town earlier this week – in a cemetery. Officers were called to the Kirkton cemetery in Fraserburgh on Monday after a council worker unearthed…

Harappan Workshops Excavated in Northwest India

by Dave Sadler
Excavations at the 4MSR site near Binjor in Rajasthan reveal an exclusive industrial production centre belonging to the Early Harappan and Mature Harappan phases. AS far as Harappan sites go, it is the odd one out. The settlement had no fortification walls, no…
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