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NASA satellite helps find 17 Egypt pyramids

via AFP | Sat May 28, 2011
Archaeologists have uncovered as many as 17 buried pyramids in Egypt with the help of NASA satellite imagery, according to a documentary to be aired by the BBC on Monday.

Vietnam’s own ‘great wall’ uncovered

via CNN | Thu January 27, 2011
Nestled in the mountain foothills of a remote province in central Vietnam, one of the country's most important archaeological discoveries in a century has recently come to light.

New Type of Ancient Human Found - Descendants Live Today?

via National Geographic | Thu December 23, 2010
A previously unknown kind of human—the Denisovans—likely roamed Asia for thousands of years, probably interbreeding occasionally with humans like you and me, according to a new genetic study.

New discoveries concerning pre-Columbian settlements in the Amazon

Story contains video via University of Gothenburg | Mon October 25, 2010
The pre-Columbian Indian societies that once lived in the Amazon rainforests may have been much larger and more advanced than researchers previously realized.

Ultraviolet light reveals how Greek statues really looked

via Colour Lovers | Sat August 21, 2010
A recent touring exhibition is turning a long held common belief on its head. The common perception is that the great statues and buildings of ancient Greece and Rome were all pure unpainted stone or green tarnished bronze, but researchers have been arguing that this may not been what these classic monuments really looked like back in the era of their creation.

Mysterious tunnel discovered under Mexican ruins

Story contains video via MSNBC | Mon August 09, 2010
A tunnel is discovered beneath temple ruins in Teotihuacan, Mexico, that experts believe lead to tombs and an underground city dating back to 100 B.C.

Archaeologists unearth Neolithic henge at Stonehenge

Story contains video via BBC | Sun July 25, 2010
Archaeologists have discovered a second henge at Stonehenge, described as the most exciting find there in 50 years.

Huge dinosaur find in China ‘may include new species’

via AFP/Google News | GNN staff | Sat October 17, 2009
Paleontologists in east China may have discovered the remains of a new species of dinosaur at what is said to be the world's largest group of fossilised dinosaur bones, state media said Wednesday.

One of the World’s Oldest Synagogues Uncovered Near the Sea of Galilee in Israel

via TVN | GNN staff | Sun October 11, 2009
A 2,000-year-old synagogue from the Second Temple period was discovered this month during archaeological excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Migdal near the Sea of Galilee.

‘Giraffe of the Mesozoic’ Dinosaur Unearthed in China

via Discovery News | GNN staff | Fri September 04, 2009
Remains of a dinosaur, nicknamed the "giraffe of the Mesozoic" due to its long neck and forelimbs, were recently discovered in China, according to a paper in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society B.'

Neolithic ‘temple’ revealed at site on Orkney

via The Herald | GNN staff | Mon August 31, 2009
The Stone Age equivalent of a cathedral has been unearthed in Orkney, the largest structure of its kind found in Britain. It dates to the Neolithic period (7000-1700BC) and was found not far beneath the surface of the narrow strip of land that divides Harray Loch from Stenness Loch on the Orkney mainland.

Ancient Bird Feathers Had Iridescent Glow

via Fox News | GNN staff | Fri August 28, 2009
Nanostructures preserved in feather fossils more than 40 million years old show evidence that those feathers were once vivid and iridescent in color, paleontologists say.

Prehistoric flute in Germany is oldest known

via Yahoo! News | GNN staff | Thu June 25, 2009
A bird-bone flute unearthed in a German cave was carved some 35,000 years ago and is the oldest handcrafted musical instrument yet discovered, archaeologists say, offering the latest evidence that early modern humans in Europe had established a complex and creative culture.

Ancient figurine said to be oldest depiction of the human form

via Los Angeles TImes | GNN staff | Fri May 29, 2009
If only all of us could age so gracefully.

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