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Roman mosaics in France; Athenian mass grave; skulls in Illinois mound; Nubian tomb on Nile island.

Tombs in Jordan desert; no ecocide on Easter Island; Teotihuacan tunnel; English megalith best seen in moonlight.

Bronze Age sun altar in China; GIS used to study soundscapes; Aztec gold-covered wolf in Mexico City; Seljuk baths in mountaintop castle

Skull cult in Stone Age Turkey; Echoes preferred in rock painting sites; Earliest stone circle was square; Year-round occupation of high Andes

Potsherd wine request from Israel; Peruvian volcano mound; Early hieroglyphics in Egypt; Wooden basket stands in Japan

Rediscovered Ethiopian city; Icelandic Viking boat burial; Mesolithic Siberian wooden statue; Coast Guard cutter off California’s coast.

Metalworking in Argentina; Mexico City discovery; Avebury wooden circles 800 years earlier than thought; DNA study at Paisley Caves.

Lebanese clay heads; precolumbia teen burial in Panama; tomb of Celtic prince; Egyptian mummy DNA.

Conserved artifacts returned to Alaskan village; early dates at Huaca Prieta, Peru; unusual burial in far eastern Russia; Egyptian treasure trove of embalming materials.

Tiahuanaco get bigger; threats to Mohenjo Daro; early dates from Australian island; giant Viking army camp in England

Digital database of hand prints; pipeline leads to Albanian settlement; new evidence for Inca khipu cords; Pharaoh’s daughter interred in mystery pyramid

Costa Rica petroglyph; Egyptian funerary garden; Siberian reindeer harness; mythical murals in looted Chinese tomb