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{FD} Ancient Roman shipwrecks, stunning artifacts, discovered near Egyptian port

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Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered three Roman-era shipwrecks and other stunning ancient artifacts on the Mediterranean seafloor off the coast of Alexandria. Continue reading

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{FD} Thomas Edison discovery: Electrical wire from historic home lighting demo on sale for $120,000

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A long-lost piece of electrical wire from Thomas Edison’s first underground cable for electric lighting is up for sale. Continue reading

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{FD} Long-forgotten time capsule discovered in Space Needle

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A 35-year-old time capsule discovered during renovation work at Seattle’s famous Space Needle has revealed its secrets. Continue reading

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{FD} Early medieval farming village unearthed near famed Viking site

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Archaeologists in Denmark have unearthed the remains of a 1,500-year-old farming village near the famed Viking site of Jelling in central Jutland. Continue reading

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{FD} Wine making has been going on longer than anyone ever knew

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A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou, my Neolithic darling.Archaeologists working in the Republic of Georgia have uncovered evidence that human beings have been savoring the fruit of the vine for almost 1,000 years longer than previously thought. Continue reading

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{FD} More than 2K pieces of the ‘Buddha’ found in box in China

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When Siddhartha Gautama, aka the Buddha, died 2,600 years ago, legend has it that he was cremated and his remains split up among eight royal families, then eventually dispersed to several different countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Earliest known evidence of wine-making unearthed

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A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou, my Neolithic darling.Archaeologists working in the Republic of Georgia have uncovered evidence that human beings have been savoring the fruit of the vine for almost 1,000 years longer than previously thought. Continue reading

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{FD} Trap door revealed secret Michelangelo room that public may soon be able to see

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For two months in 1530, Michelangelo hid in a secret underground room beneath the Medici Chapels, “fill[ing] the walls with drawings” to forget his fears, as he later recalled. Continue reading

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{FD} Rare Leonardo da Vinci painting may sell for at least $100M in New York

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A 500-year-old painting thought to be one of only a few by Leonardo da Vinci to have survived since the artist’s death originally sold for $60 is set to be auctioned Wednesday in New York, where it’s been guaranteed to sell for at least $100 million. Continue reading

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{FD} How this $100M da Vinci masterpiece flew under the radar for centuries

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It watched as its then-owner, King Charles I, was beheaded in 1649. Continue reading

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{FD} George Washington’s famous Revolutionary War tent found in newly-discovered painting

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A recently discovered 235-year-old panoramic painting has revealed the only known wartime depiction of George Washington’s Revolutionary War field tent. Continue reading

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{FD} Puritans’ ‘luxury items’ unearthed in Boston

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Archaeologists in Boston have unearthed surprising luxury items from the 17th century, shedding new light on the lives of Puritans in the city. Continue reading

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{FD} These rodent-like creatures are the earliest known ancestor of humans, whales and shrews

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The earliest known ancestors of the mammal lineage that includes everything from humans, to blue whales, to pygmy shrews may have been nocturnal, rodent-like creatures that evolved much earlier than previously thought. Continue reading

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{FD} Prehistoric mammals wouldn’t have messed with this huge otter

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Six million years ago, the shallow swamps of what’s now southern China may have been dominated by massive, 110-lb. Continue reading

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{FD} Will cannonball discovery lead to lost galleon’s sunken ‘treasure’?

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Underwater archaeologists in Japan have found a cannonball that could lead to the sunken remains of a once-treasure-laden Spanish galleon. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Chilean Titanic’ mystery solved after 95 years as experts locate wreck

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Researchers have finally located the wreck of the ship known as the ‘Chilean Titanic’ that sank 95 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Elvis Presley’s divorce papers up for auction

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Divorce settlement papers from Elvis and Priscilla Presley will be up for auction in the U.K. this weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Ancient workout: Archaeologists in Egypt discover 2,300-year-old gymnasium

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Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed an ancient gymnasium that dates back to the third century B.C. Continue reading

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{FD} Rare find at King Solomon’s mines: Ancient pregnant woman’s remains

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The skeleton of a pregnant woman, dating back around 3,200 years, has been found near a temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Hathor at a place that was once called King Solomon’s Mines, archaeologists recently announced. Continue reading

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{FD} Slow flow of human immigration may have doomed Neanderthals

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What killed off the Neanderthals? It’s a big debate, and now a study says that no matter what the answer, they were doomed anyway. Continue reading

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{FD} Mysterious rock art uncovered in caves on uninhabited Caribbean island

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Experts have uncovered a vast array of mysterious pre-Columbian rock art in the caves of a remote uninhabited Caribbean island. Continue reading

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{FD} Rare Revolutionary War sword to go on display for the first time

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An extremely rare silver-hilted sword used by an American officer during the Revolutionary War is set to go on display for the first time. Continue reading

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

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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} 500-year-old Native American canoe to be unveiled to the public at Mississippi museum

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A wooden canoe made by Native Americans centuries ago will soon be available for the public to see at a new museum in Mississippi. Continue reading

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{FD} Einstein’s theory of happiness sells for $1.3M at auction

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Albert Einstein’s note on the theory of happiness sold on Tuesday for $1.3 million at a Jerusalem auction, handing over the scientist’s 1922 musings to unknown buyers. Continue reading

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{FD} Einstein’s theory of happiness sells for $1.56M at auction

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Albert Einstein’s note on the theory of happiness sold on Tuesday for $1.3 million at a Jerusalem auction, handing over the scientist’s 1922 musings to unknown buyers. Continue reading

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{FD} Trove of lost Jewish artifacts, thought to have been destroyed in the Holocaust, discovered

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A huge trove of Jewish documents and manuscripts, thought to have been destroyed in the Holocaust, has been discovered in Lithuania. Continue reading

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{FD} Tragic Titanic letter sells for $166G at auction

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An extremely rare sea-stained letter recovered from the body of a Titanic victim was sold at auction in the U.K. on Saturday for $166,000. Continue reading

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{FD} 400 mysterious ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabia

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Almost 400 mysterious stone structures dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, with a few of these wall-like formations draping across old lava domes, archaeologists report. Continue reading

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{FD} Titanic survivor’s locker keys surface, set for auction

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A pair of locker keys that belonged to the last surviving member of Titanic’s crew will be auctioned in the U.K. on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Sailing to disaster: Rare Titanic photos up for auction

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Two original unpublished photographs of Titanic departing on her ill-fated maiden voyage are up for auction. Continue reading

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{FD} Desert discovery: Lost temple of Ramses II uncovered by archaeologists

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Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the remains of an ancient temple belonging to King Ramses II. Continue reading

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{FD} Tragic Titanic letter surfaces: Victim’s sea-stained note up for auction

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An extremely rare sea-stained letter recovered from the body of a Titanic victim will be auctioned in the U.K. on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Amazing Western Wall discovery: New section, ancient theater, uncovered in Jerusalem

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In a stunning discovery, archaeologists in Jerusalem have uncovered a new section of the Western Wall that has been hidden for 1,700 years. Continue reading

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{FD} 4,000-year-old bow, arrow and lunch box found in Swiss Alps

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Pieces of a 4,000-year-old bow, arrows and a wooden food container that belonged to a Bronze Age mountaineer have been found in a high alpine pass in Switzerland. Continue reading

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{FD} Ax linked to Ötzi the iceman found north of the Alps

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Archaeologists found a copper blade in Switzerland that’s just like the ax Ötzi the famous “Iceman”was carrying when he died. Continue reading

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{FD} Bronze arm found at Antikythera shipwreck

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A graceful bronze arm that was once attached to a statue dating to the first century was recently recovered from a famed shipwreck near the Greek island of Antikythera. Continue reading

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

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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} New discovery hints at still further treasures hidden at famous shipwreck

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The ship bound for Rome sunk in 1BC and was first discovered off the coast of Greece in 1900. Continue reading

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{FD} Was Santa Claus’ grave discovered? Experts may have found final resting place of St. Nicholas

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Archaeologists may be close to finding the grave of St. Nicholas beneath a church in southern Turkey. Continue reading

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{FD} US museum will stop showing soldier’s mangled skull

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Private Thomas Hurdis’ death in October 1917 was a grisly one. Continue reading

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{FD} Eccentric Jeremy Bentham’s severed head to be displayed as scientists look for clues of autism

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Philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s severed head will put on display for exhibit, with scientists also looking to see if the famed eccentric may have had autism. Continue reading

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{FD} ****** treasure? Archaeologists may have uncovered Paul Revere’s family outhouse in Boston

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Archaeologists in Boston have made a fascinating discovery – a centuries-old outhouse that may be linked to the family of Patriot Paul Revere. Continue reading

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{FD} ****** treasure? Archaeologists may have uncovered outhouse from Paul Revere’s family in Boston

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Archaeologists in Boston have made a fascinating discovery – a centuries-old outhouse that may be linked to the family of Patriot Paul Revere. Continue reading

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{FD} Paul Revere family outhouse may have been uncovered in Boston

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Archaeologists in Boston have made a fascinating discovery – a centuries-old outhouse that may be linked to the family of Patriot Paul Revere. Continue reading

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{FD} Ancient puzzle: 4,000-year-old decapitated toads found in Israeli tomb

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It’s been three years since archaeologists uncovered a 4,000-year-old tomb near the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo in Israel. They were surprised by what they found inside: numerous vessels containing date palms and myrtle bushes, neither of which were native to the area, and — strangest of all — the decapitated bodies of at least nine toads. Continue reading

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{FD} Hitler may have come close to building atomic bomb, German treasure hunter finds

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A pensioner in Brandenberg, Germany, was casting about with his metal detector last week when it gave an unusual ‘bleep’. Continue reading

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{FD} Sphinx, baboon and cat statues found in ancient Egyptian burial

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After years of being washed, perfumed and fed in ancient Egypt, the statue of a revered Egyptian deity was given a proper burial with other “dead” statues more than 2,000 years ago, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientists say part of St. Francis of Assisi legend is true

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Catholic lore has it that in the depths of the winter of 1224, things looked grim for a group of monks who, trapped by snow, were starving inside a friary in southern Italy. Continue reading

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{FD} Mystery of Great Pyramid may be solved, researchers say

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New evidence proves that the ancient Egyptians constructed the Great Pyramid at Giza by transporting 170,000 tons of limestone in boats. Continue reading

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