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  • World War One bombs a part of life in Belgium even 100 years on

    YPRES Belgium (Reuters) - Pondfarm in western Belgium is used to digging up an unusual crop. "It's a fairly poor harvest," said Stijn Butaye, 26, as he looked at a haul of 28 World War One shells unearthed with potatoes and beet in the last two weeks and...
  • Highest Ice Age human settlements found in the Peruvian Andes

    Highest Ice Age human settlements found in the Peruvian Andes
    Archaeologists say they’ve found the highest-known remains of Ice Age human settlements in the southern Peruvian Andes, dated to more than 12,000 years old. The two sites, described in the journal Science, sit higher than 4,000 meters (more than...
  • Old, cold and bold: Ice Age people dwelled high in Peru's Andes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a bleak, treeless landscape high in the southern Peruvian Andes, bands of intrepid Ice Age people hunkered down in rudimentary dwellings and withstood frigid weather, thin air and other hardships. Scientists on Thursday...
  • New Jerusalem find may shed light on Jewish revolt against Romans

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli archaeologists displayed on Tuesday a 2,000-year-old stone block unearthed in Jerusalem that they hope will help shed new light on a Jewish revolt against the Romans. It is part of a lintel from an arch built to welcome...
  • Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond

    Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond
    The scene shows a fair woman with red curls being abducted on a chariot by a determined, bearded figure. It's not a movie or TV show but an ancient mosaic that tells the story of the Greek goddess Persephone, kidnapped by Pluto and dragged against her...
  • Greek archaeologists unearth head of sphinx in Macedonian tomb

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Archaeologists unearthed the missing head of one of the two sphinxes found guarding the entrance of an ancient tomb in Greece's northeast, as the diggers made their way into the monument's inner chambers, the culture ministry said on...
  • Sphinx unearthed from 1923 Cecil B. DeMille movie set

    Buried beneath the shifting sands of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes is a story of Biblical proportions. In 1923, legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille built an epic Egyptian dreamscape on California's Central Coast for the silent black-and-white movie "The...
  • Wesleyan University Hosting Archaeology Fair In Middletown Saturday

    Wesleyan University Hosting Archaeology Fair In Middletown Saturday
    MIDDLETOWN — Wesleyan University is sponsoring an archaeology fair Saturday, inviting people to learn about archaeological projects and research in Connecticut and the Northeast. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Exley Science...
  • Italy revives using art, archaeological goods to pay tax

    ROME (Reuters) - More Italians may pay their taxes using paintings and sculptures after moves by the government to revive a system of transferring cultural treasures to the state in lieu of tax payments. The culture and tourism ministry said on Monday...
  • Rediscover archeologist Wendell Phillips at D.C.'s Sackler Gallery

    WASHINGTON Wendell Phillips was a real-life Indiana Jones crossed with Lawrence of Arabia digging in the desert sands of history just after World War II. The discoveries of some of those post-war adventures are now on display at the Arthur M. Sackler...
  • Archeologists unearth ancient village in an Arizona national park

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Archeologists have unearthed a village believed to be about 1,300 years old and containing more than 50 sandstone-walled homes at a U.S. national park in northeastern Arizona, one of the researchers said on Friday. The discovery...