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Polish Mesolithic carved antler comes from Lappland; Viking funeral garb with Islamic words woven in; ancient Ephesus canal to be reopened; Maori adze on New Zealand golf course

Egyptian obelisk of Old Kingdom queen; copper axe head in the Alps; Saint Nicholas tomb; Maya carvings of ballgame players

Ancient toys in Turkey; satellite imagery leads archaeologists to lost city in Iraq; headless toads in Bronze Age tomb in Jerusalem; trade and peace in pre-Spanish Peru

Medieval dolphin burial; unique design of Teotihuacan; Viking boat burial in Norway; Greek temples and earthquake faults

Royal Maya tomb at Waká; large Mycenean chamber tomb; older evidence of the zero; tomb of goldsmith in Egypt

Bronze Age women in German-Austrian valley; ritual burial of obsidian in pre-Classic Guatemala; Viking warrior was a woman; submarine survey along Oregon coast

Underwater city in Tunisia; 13,000 year old date on skeleton in Yucatan; sculpted head from Hazor; lidar scan locates medieval Polish village

The demise of the Confederate submarine Hunley; 5000 year old wine in Sicily; two Mycenaen tombs in Greece; wonderfully precise trigonometric tables on Babylonian tablet.

Monk’s complex on the Nile; Iroquois ceramics and regional social interactions; Roman coins and Spanish silver; unfinished Japanese capital and pagoda.

Giant statue in SW Turkey; bones suggest ancient English cannibalism; turkey DNA tests migration concept in American SW; ritualistic canine remains in Bronze Age Russia

Well preserved Roman neighborhood in southwest France; bronze stylus in Turkey; big statue in Angkor hospital site; seal hunter camp in Newfoundland

Bronze Age lunchbox in Swiss Alps; Persian bowl on Arctic coast; giant Chinese Bronze Age chariot; protecting Mesa Verde with social media