Read more about the article How Christian Crusaders Were Given The Finger By Jerusalem’s Defenders
Photo shows the carved hand on the moat wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, undated. Archaeologists discovered the remains of a moat and a mysterious hand imprint outside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. (Yoli Schwartz, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

How Christian Crusaders Were Given The Finger By Jerusalem’s Defenders

At first glance, it seems like the touch of ancient history reaching out to the future from the 1,000-year-old walls built in Jerusalem to defy the Crusaders. A handprint left…

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Read more about the article US Returns 60 Stolen Artefacts To Italy With Estimated Value Of GBP 18 Million
Picture shows some of the artefacts that were returned, undated. The artefacts with an estimated value of over 20 million dollars, were repatriated to Rome, Italy from the United States, where they had been marketed by traffickers. (Emanuele Antonio Minerva/Newsflash)

US Returns 60 Stolen Artefacts To Italy With Estimated Value Of GBP 18 Million

A total of 60 stolen archaeological artefacts valued at nearly GBP 18 million were returned from the United States to Italy following a criminal investigation spanning years. Some of the…

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Read more about the article Mummified Fertility Crocs Found In Ancient Egyptian Tomb
Photo shows ten crocodile mummies in an undisturbed tomb in Qubbat al-Hawa, Aswan, Egypt. They were discovered in 2019, undated photo. (Patricia Mora Riudavets/Newsflash)

Mummified Fertility Crocs Found In Ancient Egyptian Tomb

A 2,500-year-old tomb with ten mummified crocodiles unearthed near the Nile was probably a tribute to an ancient Egyptian fertility god, experts have revealed. Experts say the mummified reptiles were…

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Read more about the article Priceless Hoard Of Ancient Gold And Silver Treasure Unearthed
Image shows the late Celtic jewellery and coins, undated photo. They were discovered in the town of Neumarkt am Wallersee, in Salzburg, Austria. (Salzburg Museum/Newsflash)

Priceless Hoard Of Ancient Gold And Silver Treasure Unearthed

A priceless hoard of ancient Celtic gold, silver jewellery and coins has gone on show in Austria. The sensational find could have been buried by its high-status owner either because…

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Read more about the article Ancient Greeks Married First Cousins To Protect Their Estates
Image shows Bronze Age family harvesting grain, undated photo. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, got new insights into Bronze Age marriage rules and family structures in Greece. (Nikola Nevenov/Newsflash)

Ancient Greeks Married First Cousins To Protect Their Estates

Ancient Greeks kept their estates and farmlands together by arranging for first cousins to marry each other, a new study has revealed. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary…

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Read more about the article Archaeologists Find Ancient Temple Of Poseidon Lost After Tsunamis Hit Greece
Image shows the excavations undertaken in the autumn of 2022, undated photo. They revealed parts of the foundations of a structure that was 9.4 metres (30.8 feet) wide and had carefully positioned walls with a thickness of 0.8 metres (2.6 metres). (Dr Birgitta Eder, Athens Branch of the Austrian Archaeological Institute/Newsflash)

Archaeologists Find Ancient Temple Of Poseidon Lost After Tsunamis Hit Greece

An ancient temple dedicated to Poseidon which was thought to be long lost after a series of tsunamis hit Greece has been discovered by archaeologists. The remains of what researchers…

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Read more about the article Mass Grave With 38 Headless Skeletons Found At 7,000-Year-Old Site
Image shows two of the 38 decapitated skeletons, undated photo. The scientists still do not know why their heads were removed in the town of Vrable, in the Nitra Region, Slovakia. (Dr Till Kuehl, Institute for Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology, Kiel University/Newsflash )

Mass Grave With 38 Headless Skeletons Found At 7,000-Year-Old Site

A 7,000-year-old prehistoric grave with 38 decapitated skeletons could contain the remains of victims of Stone Age headhunters, it has emerged. Astonished archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in Slovakia where…

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Read more about the article Ancient Ostrich Eggs Found At Prehistoric BBQ
Photo shows the flint finds uncovered during the excavation in the right tray and the Ostrich eggshell fragments in the left tray, undated. Ostrich eggs believed to be 4000-year-old were uncovered in the Negev in Israel. (Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Ancient Ostrich Eggs Found At Prehistoric BBQ

Ostrich eggs dating back up to 7,500 years have been found beside a prehistoric barbecue pit where a tribe of hunter-gatherers cooked giant omelettes. The astonishing desert discovery was made…

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Read more about the article Valuable Roman Amphoras Found While Cleaning Cellar
Photo shows three large ceramic Roman amphoras, dating from the 1st century, undated. They were located in the basement of a house in Santa Pola, Valencia, Spain. (Civil Guard/Newsflash)

Valuable Roman Amphoras Found While Cleaning Cellar

A woman from Spain was shocked when she found three ancient Roman amphoras in the cellar of her home. The homeowner from the coastal area of Costa Blanca, the city…

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Read more about the article Experts Crack Secrets Of Ancient Wedding Engraved On Tomb Bone
Photo shows Lady 6 Water and Lord 4 Water Blood Eagle, undated. The bone describes the alliance between the Zapotec lineages of Zaachila and the Mixtec lineage of Tilantongo, through the marriage commitment of Lady 6-Water and Lord 4-Water. (Sara Fernandez-CN, INAH/Newsflash)

Experts Crack Secrets Of Ancient Wedding Engraved On Tomb Bone

Experts have deciphered a 700-year-old bone buried in a tomb detailing the marriage alliance of two ancient Mexican kingdoms. The animal bone - carved with intricate pictograms - has baffled…

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