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Ancient Jewish horse-racing hex; Andean site linkages with landscape; autism and Ice Age art; peach pits date early Japanese capital

Newly discovered ancient city in northern Iraq; thousand-year-old pot in Utah; ancient horse cast at Pompeii; Egyptian general’s tomb has remarkable wall paintings

Ancient Roman-German battle site on the Rhine; possible Homo erectus site in the Philippines; Diocletian inscription in Bulgaria; mass sacrifice of children in Peru

Goose in Denmark as Roman influence; Nubian tomb with horse; Siberian wooden Ice-Age sculpture; no evidence for Carib cannibalism

Ancient surgery on cow; Maya city of La Corona; Baltic Island treasure; newly translated magical papyrus

Palace of first Ankor ruler; medieval Italian with knife for hand; extra limbs in Peru burials; a die for cheaters in Norway

Greco-Roman temple at Egyptian oasis; DNA identifies mummy head; deep Swiss shafts as Roman refrigerators; Peruvian geoglyphs older than Nasca lines

Buddha-like doll in Japan; prehistoric footprints on British Columbia coast; mummy remains in Australia; more support for dense prehistoric Amazon population.

Hatshepsut sculpture in Wales; Guadalcanal shipwreck searchers find the Juneau; Viking houses in Dublin; new Pompeii excavations

Middle-East bead in early China; Orkney Islands Iron Age feast; early Greek port in Naples; study of English colonial shipboard food

Ancient espionage structures in Rome; search narrows for Viking settlement in Canada; Nubian necropolis; world’s oldest message-in-a-bottle

Undersea burial site in Florida; Roman boxing gloves in England; medieval port on Gulf of Aqaba in Jordan; medieval pilgrim’s ring in Israel