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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

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