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{FD} Lost city of Irisagrig comes to life in ancient stolen tablets

Hundreds of ancient stolen tablets, seized from the company Hobby Lobby and returned to Iraq, provide clues about what a lost 4,000-year-old city called Irisagrig was like. Continue reading

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{FD} Archaeologists closer to finding lost Viking settlement

A lost Viking settlement known as “Hóp,” which has been mentioned in sagas passed down over hundreds of years, is said to have supported wild grapes, abundant salmon and inhabitants who made canoes out of animal hides. Continue reading

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{FD} Ancient statue of Nubian king found in Nile River temple

Remains of a 2,600-year-old statue with an inscription written in Egyptian hieroglyphics has been discovered in a temple at Dangeil, an archaeological site along the Nile River in Sudan. Continue reading

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{FD} Mongolian ‘Game of Thrones’ revealed in ancient engravings

A 1,300-year-old structure containing 14 engraved stone pillars was recently discovered in Mongolia, hinting at a centuries-old power struggle that may have ended in assassination. Continue reading

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{FD} This shipwreck dates to when Genghis Khan’s descendants ruled China

Archaeologists have uncovered a shipwreck buried under silt and mud that dates back around 700 years to a time when the descendants of Genghis Khan ruled China, sometimes from their palace at Xanadu . Continue reading

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{FD} The story behind that 2,000-year-old Thracian chariot you saw on Reddit

The photo of an ancient Thracian chariot alongside the bones of two horses and a dog has quickly risen to the top of Reddit today (Oct. 13), with more than 65,000 likes. But what is so exciting about the discovery, and who was buried within the chariot? Continue reading

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{FD} 3,200-year-old stone inscription tells of ****** prince, sea people

A 3,200-year-old stone slab with an inscription that tells of a ****** prince and may refer to the mysterious Sea People has been deciphered, archaeologists announced on Oct. 7. Continue reading

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{FD} 4,300-year-old statue head depicts mystery pharaoh

A sculpture of an unknown Egyptian pharaoh’s head, found at the ancient city of Hazor in Israel, dates back around 4,300 years, to a time when Egyptians were building pyramids. Continue reading

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{FD} 2,000-year-old tombs from Roman period found in Egypt

A series of tombs dating back about 2,000 years, to the time when the Romans controlled Egypt, has been discovered, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced Aug. 23. Continue reading

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