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Rediscovered Ethiopian city; Icelandic Viking boat burial; Mesolithic Siberian wooden statue; Coast Guard cutter off California’s coast.

Metalworking in Argentina; Mexico City discovery; Avebury wooden circles 800 years earlier than thought; DNA study at Paisley Caves.

Lebanese clay heads; precolumbia teen burial in Panama; tomb of Celtic prince; Egyptian mummy DNA.

Conserved artifacts returned to Alaskan village; early dates at Huaca Prieta, Peru; unusual burial in far eastern Russia; Egyptian treasure trove of embalming materials.

Tiahuanaco get bigger; threats to Mohenjo Daro; early dates from Australian island; giant Viking army camp in England

Digital database of hand prints; pipeline leads to Albanian settlement; new evidence for Inca khipu cords; Pharaoh’s daughter interred in mystery pyramid

Costa Rica petroglyph; Egyptian funerary garden; Siberian reindeer harness; mythical murals in looted Chinese tomb

Shell tablet in Caesarea; British geoglyph seen as Sun Horse; Peruvian valuables demonstrate swift Inca invasion; pattern looms in Chinese tomb

Wonderful things in Egyptian tomb; pemmican-making site in Montana; old inscription at Indian temple; Viking swords mostly for show

Silver bowl with Greek figures in northern China; Iron Age ostrich eggs; macaw bones in Puebloan New Mexico; Italian dentistry 13,000 years ago

Second pyramid for same pharaoh; cannibalism calorie-counter; bones of living dead in medieval England; from Oregon, most ancient bed bugs

Iron Age chariot burial in the UK; carved bone shows Neanderthal artistry; British Columbia site supports very early Native presence; Assyrian vaulted tomb in Iraq