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Greco-Roman tombs in Alexandria; seabirds at the heart of religion for the extinct native people of Newfoundland; new computer program can reconstruct extinct languages; Teotihuacan pyramid yields fire-god statue
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
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