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Scientists claim to have found language of ancient Indus civilisation

via The Guardian | GNN staff | Wed May 13, 2009
Elaborate symbols drawn on to amulets and tablets by an ancient civilisation belong to an unknown language, according to a new analysis by researchers.

Egyptians hope to find Cleopatra’s tomb

via Times Online | GNN staff | Thu April 16, 2009
Cleopatra and Mark Antony were immortalised as two of history’s greatest lovers, but their final resting place has always been a mystery.

CT scan reveals hidden face under Nefertiti bust

via Atlanta Journal-Constitution | GNN staff | Sat April 04, 2009
Researchers in Germany have used a modern medical procedure to uncover a secret within one of ancient Egypt’s most treasured artworks — the bust of Nefertiti has two faces.

Civil War Era Shipwreck Discovered During Search for Hurricane Ike Debris

via Treasure Hunting | GNN staff | Sat March 07, 2009
I could swear we already blogged about this ....

Oldest Fossil Brain Found in Kansas and Imaged in France

via Terra Daily | GNN staff | Wed March 04, 2009
When Alan Pradel of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris CAT scanned a 300-million-year-old fossilized iniopterygian from Kansas, he and his colleagues saw a symmetrical blob nestled within the braincase.

13,000-year-old tools dug up in Colorado yard

via MSNBC | GNN staff | Sat February 28, 2009
Landscapers were digging a hole for a fish pond in the front yard of a Boulder home last May when they heard a "chink" that didn't sound right.

Iraq’s treasure trove national museum reopens

via AFP | GNN staff | Tue February 24, 2009
The Iraq Museum reopened almost six years after its ancient treasures were looted in the chaotic aftermath of the US-led invasion.

Vast Cache Of Ice-age Fossils Uncovered At La Brea Tar Pits In Los Angeles

via Science Daily | GNN staff | Sat February 21, 2009
The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, part of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County family of museums, has announced an endeavor of discovery and research so enormous that it could potentially rewrite the scientific account of the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits and their surrounding area -- one of the richest sources of life in the last Ice Age, approximately 40,000 to 10,000 years ago.

Google Earth Leads Man to ‘Buried Treasure’

via Fox News | GNN staff | Fri February 20, 2009
Is there golden treasure buried in a South Texas creek?

Archaeologists Unearth Gold Coins in Jerusalem

via Voice of America | GNN staff | Tue December 23, 2008
Archaeologists in Israel said they have unearthed more than 250 gold coins dating back to the seventh century A.D., making it the largest cache of gold coins from that period ever found in Jerusalem.

“Bizarre” New Dinosaur: Giant Raptor Found in Argentina

via National Geographic | GNN staff | Mon December 22, 2008
Scientists have discovered what they say is a completely unexpected new giant dinosaur that lived 70 million years ago in Argentina.

4,000-year-old Amber Necklace Has Been Unearthed In England

via Science Daily | GNN staff | Tue December 16, 2008
A 4,000-year-old amber necklace has been unearthed in England. The rare find was unearthed from a stone-lined grave -- known as a Cist -- excavated by the team from The University of Manchester Field Archaeology Centre and Mellor Archaeological Trust.

Greek dig unearths Neolithic household gear

via Associated Press | GNN staff | Sat October 25, 2008
A 6,000 year-old set of household gear, including crockery and two wood-fired ovens, has been found in the buried ruins of a prehistoric farmhouse in northern Greece, officials said Thursday.

‘Gladiator’ tomb is found in Rome

via BBC | Fri October 17, 2008
The tomb of an ancient Roman general, thought to have been an inspiration for the film Gladiator, is discovered in Rome.

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