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Ancient horse burial offers evidence of regime change in Nile River Valley
It's not everyday archeologists get to open up an ancient tomb in northern Sudan. It's even rarer to find a horse in one.
Maymand: An ancient cave village
Iran's ancient village of Maymand, located around 900km south of the capital Tehran, is littered with troglodytic dwellings — cavernous, underground homes carved out of soft rock. Stone engravings found at the site are estimated to be more than 10,000 years old.
Makhunik: Ancient village of dwarfs
In the first part of Jonathan Swift’s book Gulliver’s Travels, Lemuel Gulliver washes ashore on the island country of Lilliput, where he encounters the Lilliputians, who stand barely taller than 15 centimeters.
Ancient baby bird fossil offers insights into avian evolution
A newly discovered fossil has offered paleontologists new insights into the development of prehistoric birds.
Heavy rain uncovers trove of ancient Iraqi artifacts
Heavy rainfall has uncovered 75 ancient artifacts at the Borsippa archeological site in the Iraqi province of Babylon, the authorities announced.
Ancient necropolis discovered by archeologists in Egypt
Archeologists have discovered an ancient necropolis holding the mummified remains of a high priest of the Egyptian god Thoth.
Chogan, an ancient Iranian horseback game
Iranians have played Chogan (Polo) as an entertaining horseback game since almost 2,500 years ago. It’s an amazing game that has attracted the attention of people throughout history. Several well-known writers have created stories and poems about Chogan. Ferdowsi and Roudaki have mentioned this Iranian horseback game in their poems.
Egypt unveils tomb of ancient priestess
Egyptian archeologists on Saturday unveiled the tomb of an Old Kingdom priestess adorned with well-preserved and rare wall paintings.
South Wales fossil identified as new species of ancient reptile
Fossils found in a quarry near Cardiff in South Wales have been identified by a student and her supervisors at the University of Bristol as a new small species of reptile that lived 205 million years ago.
Glass produced in ancient Sub Saharan Africa long before early European trade
A recent archeological dig in modern day southwest Nigeria has found that glass was locally produced in Sub-Saharan Africa as early as 1000 years ago —long before trading relations with Europe began in the 15th century.
chess piece with Islamic designs discovered in Norway
People have been playing chess for centuries — but a new chess piece found in Norway further reveals the spread of the ancient game to the Nordic region, and provides some intriguing insights about the game's history.
Ancient Chinese temple uncovered after four years of excavations
For more than half a millennium, the Great Shangqing Palace was the primary place of worship for a popular Taoist sect in China. It was reportedly where several generations of Chinese emperors worshipped.
Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery
Using 'next generation' DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous 'Two Brothers' mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers.
Oman unearths five ancient prehistoric settlements
Five old settlements and cemeteries dating back to the Umm Al Nar Era, between 2500 and 2000 BCE, were unearthed in Saham Province in North Al Batinah.

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