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Louisiana mound built 3000 years ago in a matter of weeks; new study of Sicilian mummies; Hunley submarine retains pieces of explosive device; Nabatean city in Israel reopened after restoration



Nineteenth Century geodetic marker near Rome; rare Olmec jade spoon at Maya city in Belize; Classical Period loom weights in Turkey; complex petroglyph panel near Mexico’s west coast.



Shaman’s crystal cache in Panama; Colosseum graffits and frescoes; intact Celtic burial chamber in Germany; theft from ancient Shiloh



Ancient gold coin cache in Iraq; mini-dome possibly modeled Florentine cathedral; cosmetics for the dead in Teotihucan; Pompeii graffiti implies social connections.



Antikythera shipwreck site may have two shipwrecks; Egyptian catacomb has 8 million animal mummies; Maya city suddenly abandoned after long occupation; Sudan sculpture of a sylishly plump princess



Hadrian’s art center in central Rome; old flaked stone weapons near Mazatlan; ancient Hebrew temple outside Jerusalem; long-used ancient burial ground in Maryland



Armored Japanese warrior encased in hot ash; Mesoamerican traits in northwestern Mexico cemetery; Ramses III was murdered; remarkable Neolithic carpentry in Europe.



Very old European cheese-making; cauldrons signify Iron Age feast in England; Egyptian embalming tool in mummy skull; 18th Century woodworking shop in Massachusetts



Massive palace complex in China; drought and the end of Sumerian; subterranean Maya finds; Egypt’s largest royal sarcophagus



Stone Age viticulture verified in Turkey, Silver and gold playing cards date back 400 years, Microbreweries aren’t so modern after all, Clay balls were part of Maya kitchens 



Massive Bronze Age gate in Jordan, rock art thieves in California, 8000 year old house in Britain, New World silver in Europe



Maya Malnutrition and disease after the Spanish Conquest, pre-Buddhist graves in Pakistan, new evidence of Civil War battle, excavators on Syrian border witness modern war