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The news of the week in audio, brought to you by The Archaeology Channel, is compiled and written by Michelle Hilling of Archaeologica and read by Laura Pettigrew. The audio news is compiled from Archaeologica’s daily news updates. The musical interludes are original compositions by Anthony Pettigrew.

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Ostia bigger than expected; Civil War ship connected to escaped slave; Siberian mummies with copper masks; evidence for early Javanese kingdom.

Jesus’wife papyrus tested; old boats in Irish loch; Ancestral Puebloan turquoise trade; Egyptian-era sarcophagus in Israel.

Byzantine monks and asbestos paint; aerial photography at Phoenician colony in Spain; infrared reveals architecture at Chacoan outlier site; Silk Road nomads spread agriculture very early.

Big and early settlement beneath planned Arizona mall; old yacht on Isle of Man; Egyptian inscription of Roman Emperor as Pharaoh; Maya skulls evidence spiked clubs.

Elite Maya households in Belize; hard evidence of fateful battle on the America Plains; chicken DNA study in the Pacific; letter from Egyptian solder in the Roman army.

Humans modified SE Asia forests 11,000 years ago; Mexican pyramid risks collapse; 9000 year old bone staff in Syria; medieval grave eroding from Wales cliff face.

Research outside Pompeii and Herculaneum; statue of King Tut’s aunt; Asia Minor ritual deposits with intact eggs; immigrants at Cahokia.

Beringia Standstill model supported; new Dead Sea Scrolls; Roman gladiators in Austria; world’s oldest cheese in China.

2300 year old village near Jerusalem; canine group burial in Mexico; French fort in Georgia; divers explore Byzantine basilica in Turkey.

DNA analysis of Montana  Clovis  boy; inscription suggests Akhnaten ruled with his father; researcher cracks ancient Viking runic code; Bronze  Age burial in Scotland.

Palace of ancient Japanese queen; archaic city-state in Crete; 800,000 year old footprints in England; Native American village in downtown Miami.

Northern soldiers dug pits at Civil War-era prison camp in South Carolina; Byzantine church beneath lake in Turkey; stone offerings evidence widespread Olmec trade; two lost poems of Sappho recovered.