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Breakthrough in deciphering Inca knots; new finds at Iraq’s Shanidar Cave; Iron Age Knossos; new burial at El Zotz.


Surprises from "Pompeii of the Americas"; Bronze Age rattle in Siberia; harbor town of Corinth; early hominid form in late Chinese cave.


Breakthrough in deciphering Inca knots; new finds at Iraq’s Shanidar Cave; Iron Age Knossos; new burial at El Zotz.


Forgotten Roman city in Spain; medieval military arsenal in Russia; mythical battle depicted on altar in Turkey; half of Confederate ironclad artifacts returned to the deep.



Zeus temple in Metropolis; Spanish colony in Pensacola; marble sphinx in northwestern China; Sea of Galilee Hebrew inscription.



Coins from Alfred ally; New finds at Angkor Wat; Timber sources for Chaco; Major Spanish galleon off Colombia.



Paleolithic drawing of settlement; ancient Floridians and rising seas; search for Aztec burial chambers; earliest lead smelting in the Levant.



Debunking Glastonbury Abbey myths; DNA study on European populations; lost Aegean island and its city found; Mexican cistern burial and the god of drunkenness.



Persian Gulf port; new Monte Verde survey; Greek fort in Ukraine; ancient board game in Chinese tomb



Earliest church in tropical Africa; earliest Neolithic use of honey; new colosseum in Tuscany; rare DNA in Inca mummy



Greek fort in Jerusalem; California military base survey; birchbark letter in Moscow; unplundered Mycenean tomb



Animal foods of Maya social classes; dingoes and Aboriginal female hunters; Mesolithic house near Stonehenge; Acadian church discovery