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Early Scythian tomb in eastern Russia; reading material of Blackbeard’s pirates; hundreds of hand-axes at Israel Paleolithic site; Moche throne room in Peru
Roman board game in Slovakia; Aztec rain god shrine; scanning technique to read invisible papyri; DNA reveals ancient Alaskan population.
Satellite photos reveal Syrian Bronze Age forts; rare flaked stone tool in Nova Scotia; early Chinese bronze mirror in Japan; Viking climate adaptation in the far north.
Ancient Turkic site in eastern Mongolia; Egyptian connections in Jericho; temple ruins in Cuzco; ancient Cyprus theater.
Cave paintings on Indonesian island; Bronze Age burial near Loch Ness; distinctive indigenous group in Peru; bronze vessels in ancient Chinese tomb.
Pre-Columbian rock art in Venezuela; graves of Delaware’s earliest non-Native settlers; China tomb with surprisingly early imperial links; Norwegian whetstone has runes.
Location of Caesar invasion of Britain; Indus Valley settlements not on rivers; sea level rise projection of site lost in southeastern US; medieval Jewish ritual bath in France
3000 year old submerged castle in Turkey; orca-shaped geoglyph in Peruvian desert; engraved stone and axes in Egypt’s Aswan; statistical analysis of Bronze Age cuneiform tablets locates lost cities
Coin stash in medieval French abbey; fire at 4000 year old temple in Peru; study of worldwide social inequity; dogs on leashes in Arabian rock art
Engraved Roman sundial; pre-Incan site lacks social hierarchy; finely engraved sealstone in Mycenean Greece; early royal baths in China
Puerto Rican cave art; Egyptian woman at King Solomon’s Mines; Chinese tomb with chariots; carved stone with Pictish warrior
Samurai handbook translation; Coptic tombstone on Avenue of Sphinxes; Search for Jamestown leader’s remains; earliest astrolabe found off Oman