Read more about the article Vintner Discovers 40,000-Year-Old Mammoth Remains In His Wine Cellar
Image shows OeAI archaeologist Hanna Parow-Souchon (right), undated photo. She explained the location of the mammoth bones to the Langenlois City Councillor for Culture Sonja Fragner (centre) and the owner of the wine cellar Andreas Pernestorfer (left). (OeAW-OeAI, Th. Einwoegerer/Newsflash)

Vintner Discovers 40,000-Year-Old Mammoth Remains In His Wine Cellar

An Austrian vintner has made a remarkable discovery after stumbling upon 40,000-year-old mammoth bones while renovating his cellar for the coming harvest. Winemaker Andreas Pernerstorfer was stunned when he came…

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Read more about the article Bug Boffins Find Missing Link Wasp In 100-Million-Year-Old Amber
Image shows the 100-million-year-old wasp, undated photo. It was preserved in a small piece of amber from Myanmar. (MDPI/Newsflash)

Bug Boffins Find Missing Link Wasp In 100-Million-Year-Old Amber

Bug experts in Germany and France have unearthed a missing link wasp species trapped in a piece of amber around 100 million years ago that was found in Myanmar. Entomologists…

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Read more about the article New Species Of Ancient Giant Turtle Named After Stephen King Character
Photo shows the visualization of the newly discovered giant tortoise, Peltocephalus maturin, undated. It was named after the giant tortoise Maturin, a fictional character by best-selling author Stephen King. (University of Tuebingen/Newsflash)

New Species Of Ancient Giant Turtle Named After Stephen King Character

A newly discovered species of ancient giant turtle has been named after Stephen King's fictional character Maturin, a giant turtle who created the universe. The remains of the huge prehistoric…

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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 Experts Say 2,000-Year-Old Stone Box Was Used By Merchants To Measure Goods
Photo shows a box discovered during the Israel Antiquities Authority excavations in the City of David, Jerusalem, Israel, undated. The multi-compartment container, carved out of soft limestone around 2,000 years ago. (Zohar Shemesh, Israel Museum, Jerusalem/Newsflash)

Experts Say 2,000-Year-Old Stone Box Was Used By Merchants To Measure Goods

A 2,000-year-old stone box unearthed burned and damaged in Israel's ancient City of David was probably a casualty of a revolt against Roman invaders by occupied Jews, say experts. The…

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Read more about the article Base Of Caesar’s Legendary Roman Legion That Fought Gaul Is Uncovered
Photo shows the excavation area in Megiddo, undated. Buildings, roads in huge, complete Roman-era military base revealed by excavations. (Emil Algam, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Base Of Caesar’s Legendary Roman Legion That Fought Gaul Is Uncovered

A huge 1,800-year-old army barracks that would have been home to an elite force of legendary Roman legionnaires that defeated the Gauls from the time of Asterix and which was…

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Read more about the article Location Of Fortress Of Mad King Built To Hide From Jews He Had Persecuted May Have Been Found
Photo shows the ancient roof tile fragments discovered at the Givati Parking Lot Excavation in the City of David in Jerusalem, Israel, undated. They were reportedly brought there at the time of the Greek Seleucid king Antiochus IV. (Eliyahu Yannai, City of David National Park/Newsflash)

Location Of Fortress Of Mad King Built To Hide From Jews He Had Persecuted May Have Been Found

Ancient roof tiles in Israel have been discovered in the City of David, which point to the location of an ancient fortress built by King Antiochus IV, who persecuted the…

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Read more about the article Green Lawmakers Axe Trees At Sleeping Beauty Castle To Install Wind Farm
Image shows the Sababurg, also known as the Sleeping Beauty Castle, located in the legendary Reinhardswald, a forested upland in the county of Kassel, Hesse State, Germany. German authorities have built wind power plants around it to help replace fossil fuels. (Newsflash)

Green Lawmakers Axe Trees At Sleeping Beauty Castle To Install Wind Farm

Green politicians in Germany have given the go-ahead to axe dozens of ancient trees and build a wind farm in one of the country's largest mixed forests which reportedly inspired…

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Read more about the article Archaelogists Unearth 7,000-Year-Old Arms Dump In Israel
Photo shows the ancient slingstones, the earliest evidence of warfare and organized arming in the Southern Levant, and specifically in the area of modern Israel, undated. It is revealed that there was mass production of weapons as long as about 7,200 years ago. (Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Archaelogists Unearth 7,000-Year-Old Arms Dump In Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed the earliest known evidence of war in the region dating back more than 7,000 years. A study of hundreds of sling stones has revealed they…

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