Illegal Sudan gold mining destroys sites; imported pet monkeys from India found in Egypt; prehistoric musical instruments in southern Africa; well dressed mummies in northern Chile

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Illegal gold mining obliterates archaeological sites in Sudan

Romans in a Red Sea trading port bought monkeys from India as pets

Africa’s early music traditions are traced through scattered artifacts
Original headline: What archaeology tells us about the music and sounds made by Africa’s ancestors

Port construction in northern Chile unearths well dressed, well preserved mummies