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Cypress wood in ancient Persian palaces; Maya jade pendant in Belize; two men hand-in-hand in medieval London burial; 7th century Japanese emperor tomb

Chaco Canyon clan shared maternal DNA; Roman house in Israel; temple to Mithra in Corsica; children’s footprints in Ramses capital.

Tomb of Chinese general and princess wife; extensive Amazonian earthworks; round Sudanese temples; twelfth Dead Sea Scrolls cave

Celtic burial chamber older than expected; Maya roads; tomb of Egyptian scribe; Chinese map

Kuwaiti Bronze Age island trading port; Shoshone camp high in Wyoming; very old cave art in France; tongueless Roman period burial in Britain.

Herculaneum sundial; Buddha statue in Chinese reservoir; Viking manor house on Swedish island; Civil War trench in Virginia

Disposable cups in medieval Germany; butchered Yukon horse jaw is very old; Egyptian tombs from the fifteenth century BC; toy Roman chariot reveals surprising design feature

Early hand- and foot-prints in Tibet; early Saxon burial in England; Chaco Canyon needed corn imports; ceramic pot burials in Egypt

Ancient garden in British Columbia; tomb discovery at Aswan, Egypt; Scottish standing stones not so old; Knossos in Iron Age

Hasmonean chalk bowl; caribou fence in northern Canada; ancient medical instruments in Cyprus; early Japanese wall painting

Newly discovered classical Greek city; new method for determining sex of hand stencils; Paleoeskimo site in Newfoundland; Romans in Armenia