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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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Traces of ancient famine in Jerusalem; untouched imperial tomb in Peru; Egyptian archaeologist takes risks to expose looting; traces of early history in Tuscaloosa, Alabama



New Maya city in Mexican lowlands; gold female figuring in Denmark; new theory on Appalachian rock art; Chinese tomb with preserved murals



Many species in Aztec sacrifices; fabled lost city in Cambodia; ancient princess burial in Kazakhstan; cancer in Neanderthal rib.



Letter from Robert the Bruce; jasper stone suggests first European-Native American contact; first wine-making in France; decapitated ball player statue in Mexico.



South African shaman rain-making site; Italian team to excavate Cahokia; Egyptians and meteorite iron; Civil War prison camp in Georgia



Copper coins suggest early contact with Australia; Roman city threatened in Egypt; remarkable new rock art discovery in Mexico; Bahrain excavations focus on ancient civilizations.



Maya pyramid in Belize bulldozed; huge Byzantine mosaic in Israel; early Maori burials examined in New Zealand; summertime conception in ancient Egypt.




Newly discovered lines on the ground in Peru; the hanging garden may have been in Nineveh; new technology maps underwater town in Britain; late Roman Period burials in Germany have plague DNA.



Yellow clay balls at Teotihuacan; megalithic tombs in the UAR; Jamestown cannibalism; lost Swedish rune stone reappears



Mexican rock art shows a priest figure; wealthy British woman buried 4400 years ago; Romanian Romeo and Juliet burial; town for Egyptian pyramid builders reveals details of lives and society.



Celtic burials near Paris; Australian rock art demonstrably very old; new evidence of prehistoric Gulf Coast port in Mexico; medieval recipes in England to be tasted



Maya and European dates synchronized; stone cairn in Sea of Galilee; late Pleistocene pottery used for fish; digital imaging of Easter Island statue