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2 hrs ago | Hyperallergic

ISIS Destroys Historic Sites in Iraq and Syria

From the unverified video of a member of ISIS desecrating the alleged tombs of the prophet Jonah as they continue to impose their fundamentalist Sunni doctrine on the lands they've occupied.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Science, Anthropology

4 hrs ago | National Public Radio

The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin

Christopher Dickey, foreign editor for the Daily Beast, speaks to Melissa Block about the dangers facing antiquities in a museum and other archaeological sites in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Science, Anthropology

8 hrs ago | Live Science

Were Ancient Child Skulls Gifts to the Lake Gods?

An illustration of Bronze-Age lake dwellers in Switzerland and Germany, who may have buried children's skulls at the perimeter of their settlements as gifts to lake gods to ward off flooding.

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12 hrs ago | North County Public Radio

SUNY Potsdam students dig into history along the Raquette River

Student archaeologists excavating a site along the Raquette River in Potsdam have unearthed pieces of prehistoric Native American pottery, stone tools and part of a spear tip that could be 5,000 years old.

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Related Topix: SUNY College at Potsdam, Science, Anthropology

16 hrs ago | Sofia News Agency

Archaeologists Discover Richly Decorated XVIII c. Grave

Archaeologists found the grave of a young woman, laid to rest with all her jewels in an area near Bulgaria's Pernik, reports Darik radio.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology, Wedding

17 hrs ago | EKathimerini

New international mission ready to explore Antikythera shipwreck

Around two-and-a-half years ago the National Archaeological Museum inaugurated A'The Shipwreck of Antikythera: The Ship A- the Treasures A- the Mechanism.A' The exhibition on the wreck that went down in the second quarter of the 1st century BC A- taking with it artworks, coins and other artifacts, along with the worldA's oldest known analog ... (more)

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Woods Hole, MA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

EKathimerini

Over 10,600 artifacts looted in WWII returned to Greece

More than 10,600 artifacts dating from Neolithic times that were removed illegally by Nazi archaeologists during World War II have been returned to Greece from the German Pfahlbaumuseum, the state-run Athens-Macedonia News Agency reported on Tuesday.

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Archaeology

2,000-Year-Old Tools Discovered in Northern Lapland

A series of surveys in northern Finland have found pits used for trapping deer, pottery, and stone tools, including a 2,000-year-old spear tip or knife that had been uncovered from a sand pit by high winds.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

Switched

Remains Of Long-Lost Temple Discovered In Iraq

Life-size human statues and the remains of an ancient temple dating back some 2,500 years have been discovered in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.

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Fox News

World's oldest erotic 'graffiti' discovered on Greek island

Think phallic graffiti art exclusively belongs to the baseless present? Think again.

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YourObserver

SARASOTA-VIDEO: County archaeologist aims to inventory artifacts

Sarasota County Archaeologist Ryan Murphy spends 20 hours per week vetting development applications - and assembling puzzle pieces of history to strengthen the local community's connection to the past.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Sarasota County, FL, Sarasota, FL

York Press

Get digging at festival of archaeology

THE world's largest festival of archaeology will offer dozens of hands-on opportunities for people in York and North Yorkshire to get digging this summer.

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Miltonkeynes Today

Dig in for Archeology fun at Milton Keynes Library

There's no need to dig deep for fun - television's Paul Blinkhorn will be at Milton Keynes Library on Saturday as part of the nationwide Festival of Archaeology.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

El Salvador: Three Pre-Columbian Burials Discovered

The secrets of the Salvadoran archaeological site Nueva Esperanza, hidden for centuries under the ashes of the ancient Ilopango volcano, have emerged to the light of day with the discovery of three pre-Columbian burials.

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Related Topix: World News, El Salvador, Anthropology, Science, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters,

National Public Radio

Dam Construction Turns Up Fossil Treasure Trove

Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among more than 500 fossils that have been unearthed at a dam construction site in Silicon Valley, a newspaper reported.

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Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA, Science, Paleontology, Anthropology

Brandon Sun

Worker helping widen highway in northwestern New Mexico finds pottery artifacts

Workers widening a northwestern New Mexico highway bordering an archaeological site found artifacts that officials said might be from the ancient Puebloan culture.

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WIBX-AM Whitesboro

The Doctor's Forgotten Well Of Herkimer - Archaeology in Central New York [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

Archaeology is all about using evidence to answer questions that history has left us pondering.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Herkimer, NY, Herkimer County, NY

Skegness Standard

Walking exploring and digging in first week of Wolds Archaeology Festival

A celebration of the rich archaeological heritage of the Lincolnshire Wolds is to be explored during the Wolds Archaeology Festival.

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Dorsetecho.co.uk

Festival of Archaeology digs it in Dorset

The dig at Corfe Castle is part of the Festival of Archaeology which is marked this month and will see events across the area including on Portland and at Puddletown .

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Swindon Advertiser

Remember When: The great Cricklade Saxon pot hoax

It involved some supposed relics, some despondent diggers, a craftsman who felt sorry for them - and a secret not revealed for a quarter of a century.

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