Monthly Archives: June 2010

Latest Findings from Çatalhöyük to be Released This Summer

The latest findings from the current excavations at Çatalhöyük will be released at the end of this summer, according to a member of the international archaeological team working at the site. Çatalhöyük, located in southern Turkey, is the largest Neolithic … Continue reading

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German Team Challenges Egyptians’ Conclusions on Tutankhamun’s Death

Yet another theory has been published concerning the ever-mysterious death of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. A team of German scientists from Hamburg’s Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine recently announced their conclusion that the Egyptian king died as a result of sickle-cell … Continue reading

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Ancient Necropolises Discovered in Macedonia

Ancient necropolises, believed to be from the third century AD, have been discovered in southwestern Macedonia. The find came during construction work on the Tumbe Kafe stadium in the town of Bitola. One of the archaeologists who examined the site … Continue reading

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Vandals Deface Bronze Age Chalk Design Known as Uffington White Horse

Vandals recently defaced an ancient chalk design, known as the Uffington White Horse, by spray painting part of it purple. The figure, on what is now called White Horse Hill in England’s Oxfordshire county, dates to the Bronze Age and … Continue reading

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Researcher Concludes That a Majority of Swedish Runic Inscriptions are Gibberish

Marco Bianchi, an expert in Nordic languages at Sweden’s Uppsala University, has recently studied 1,000 ancient runic inscriptions from northern Sweden and has concluded that most are meaningless. The majority of contemporary Vikings were illiterate, Bianchi says, and the inscribed … Continue reading

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Ancient Pagan Ritualistic Artifacts Discovered in Israel Show a Link With Mycenaean Greece

Archaeologists working in a planned construction area for the Israel Antiquities Authority have discovered more than 100 artifacts that were used in ancient pagan rituals. 3,500-year-old incense vessels and decorative ritual cups were found buried in a rock hollow. Professor … Continue reading

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Zahi Hawass Publishes a Tirade Against the British Embassy, Promises to Treat Their Scientists Coldly

Zahi Hawass, the Head of the Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, and therefore the gatekeeper of Egyptian archaeology, has recently published a tirade against the British Embassy in the latest issue of Cairo’s Al-Ahram Weekly. Hawass declares that Egyptians have … Continue reading

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