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Pre-Columbian rock art in Venezuela; graves of Delaware’s earliest non-Native settlers; China tomb with surprisingly early imperial links; Norwegian whetstone has runes.

Location of Caesar invasion of Britain; Indus Valley settlements not on rivers; sea level rise projection of site lost in southeastern US; medieval Jewish ritual bath in France

3000 year old submerged castle in Turkey; orca-shaped geoglyph in Peruvian desert; engraved stone and axes in Egypt’s Aswan; statistical analysis of Bronze Age cuneiform tablets locates lost cities

Coin stash in medieval French abbey; fire at 4000 year old temple in Peru; study of worldwide social inequity; dogs on leashes in Arabian rock art

Engraved Roman sundial; pre-Incan site lacks social hierarchy; finely engraved sealstone in Mycenean Greece; early royal baths in China

Puerto Rican cave art; Egyptian woman at King Solomon’s Mines; Chinese tomb with chariots; carved stone with Pictish warrior

Samurai handbook translation; Coptic tombstone on Avenue of Sphinxes; Search for Jamestown leader’s remains; earliest astrolabe found off Oman

Saudi Arabian stone walls, silver Viking box brooch, Greek Bronze Age temple, Beothuk DNA study

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