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Roman hunting of now-extinct whales; very early human migration to China; new possible origin for famous Mexican temply style; earliest written fragment of Homer’s Odyssey
Medieval game board in Scotland; new analysis of Roanoke stone; unopened granite sarcophagus in Alexandria; Peruvian tomb complex in desert valley
English Neolithic trackway site; tomb of Mesopotamian tweens; cacao beans as Maya currency; Pompeii man not decapitated
New gibbon in Chinese tomb; Egyptian carving of bird from Land of Punt; silk-dressed mummy from Siberian lake; Civil War limb pit
Winepresses in Israel cistern; Easter Island hats; hypothesized Mesoamerican turqoise mines; lost Illyrian city in Albania
Crucified burial in northern Italy; trepanation surgery more successful in ancient Peru; bubonic plague much older than thought; early chariot in India
Corinthian helmet in Russia; purported Lost Colony stones; hawk mummy is human; oldest Italian olive oil
Informal worship in Egyptian rock carvings; mummy on Peruvian coast; painted balconies in Pompeii; warrior bones in Danish bog
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