Read more about the article 1,000-Year-Old Board Game Pieces Found In Castle
Image shows a chess piece, a game piece, and dice from the 11th/12th century, undated photo. The finds were discovered at an archaeological excavation at Burgstein, Germany, in 2022. (University of Tuebingen, Victor Brigola/Newsflash)

1,000-Year-Old Board Game Pieces Found In Castle

An ancient chess knight dating back 1,000 years has been unearthed by archaeologists in the ruins of a long-lost castle in Germany. The previously unknown site, in the mountains of…

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Read more about the article Researchers Say Giant Sword Discovered In Japan Was Probably Only Used In Rituals
Photo shows the serpentine sword from the Tomio Maruyama Tumulus, undated. The sword with total length of 285 centimeters was probably used in rituals. (Newsflash)

Researchers Say Giant Sword Discovered In Japan Was Probably Only Used In Rituals

A massive sword that is as long as a giant snake that has been discovered in Japan was once used in rituals, researchers have said. The 237-centimetre (993-inch) sword was…

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Read more about the article School Trip Hiker Finds 1,600-Year-Old Roman Lamp
Photo shows Yonatan Frankel, 16, from Hod Hasharon, Israel, and the lamp that he found, undated. He made the find in early March, while his school group was breaking for lunch near an old Roman fort along the Scorpions Ascent, a hiking trail in the desert Arava region south of the Dead Sea. (Yoli Schwartz, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

School Trip Hiker Finds 1,600-Year-Old Roman Lamp

A 16-year-old high-school pupil has amazed experts after unearthing a 1,600-year-old Roman oil lamp during a class hike. Yonatan Frankel, from Tamar High School, in Hod Hasharon, Israel, was on…

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Read more about the article Nazi Concentration Camp Lampshade Is Made Of Stretched Human Skin, New Research Reveals
Picture shows some human remains at Buchenwald, including a lampshade allegedly made of human skin, undated. An earlier report from 1992 incorrectly claimed that the lampshade was made of plastic. (Newsflash)

Nazi Concentration Camp Lampshade Is Made Of Stretched Human Skin, New Research Reveals

New research has determined that a Nazi concentration camp lampshade is made of stretched human skin. It has long been suspected that the "small lampshade" from the Buchenwald concentration camp…

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Read more about the article Massive Cache Of Buried Nazi Chemical Weapons And Explosives Removed From Mine
Picture shows the Dethlinger Teich mine in Germany, undated. Work has been underway since October 2023 to clear it of explosive ordnance. (Newsflash)

Massive Cache Of Buried Nazi Chemical Weapons And Explosives Removed From Mine

A massive cache of more than 20,000 tonnes of World War II high explosives and chemical weapons has been removed from a mine shaft in Germany. The huge stash was…

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Read more about the article American Fighter Pilot Meets German Airman 79 Years After Both Their Aircraft Were Shot On Same Day
Photo shows Ed Cottrell, 101, an ex-fighter pilot from North Carolina, USA, and Karl-Heinz Bosse, 98, a fighter pilot from Thuringia, undated. The two World War II pilots met for the first time near Bonn, Germany, where Karl-Heinz Bosse was shot down by US planes on December 17, 1944. (@therifle_/CEN)

American Fighter Pilot Meets German Airman 79 Years After Both Their Aircraft Were Shot On Same Day

A 101-year-old American fighter pilot has met a 98-year-old German airman 79 years after they were both shot at on the same day during World War II. Ed Cottrell, from…

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Read more about the article Scythian Gold Treasures Lent To Netherlands From Crimea Returned To Ukraine After 10-Year Battle
Picture shows items from Scythian gold collection at the Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine in Kyiv, Ukraine on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. They have been returned to Ukraine from the Netherlands. (SBU/Newsflash)

Scythian Gold Treasures Lent To Netherlands From Crimea Returned To Ukraine After 10-Year Battle

Scythian treasures from Crimea including a solid gold helmet that had been lent to the Netherlands 10 years ago have been returned to Ukraine in what Kyiv said was a…

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