Ancient Tombs Reveal Opium Use 2,300 Years Ago

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Photo shows artefacts unearthed during the excavations at the Tel Yehud site in Israel, undated photo. A new study by the Israel Antiquities Authority, Tel Aviv University and The Weizmann Institute of Science has revealed the earliest known evidence of the use of the hallucinogenic drug opium, and psychoactive drugs in general, in the world. (Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Ceramic vessels discovered in ancient tombs in Israel have revealed the world's earliest evidence of opium use dating back more than 2,300 years. The images show the opium paraphernalia from…

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Stunning Ancient Tomb Unearthed By Digger

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Photo shows the pottery and bronze artefacts inside of a cave in Palmahim National Park, Israel, undated photo. (Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

An ancient burial tomb dating back to the era of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II has been unearthed by a digger at a building site. The cave was unsealed for the…

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Throne Ivory Worth More Than Gold From Time Of Solomon’s Temple Discovered In Jerusalem

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Photo shows some of the ivories discovered in the assemblage, which contains no fewer than 1,500 fragments, undated photo. The ivories, conside. (Eliyahu Yanai, City of David/Newsflash)

This footage shows rare ivory plaques dating back thousands of years to Solomon's Temple that are believed to have been part of a throne and that have been unearthed in…

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Palatial 1,200-year-old Rural Estate With Ancient Cooling System Found In Israel

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The water cistern of the rural estate uncovered in Rahat, Israel, with the vaulted complex in the centre, undated photo. The estate is the first of its kind discovered in the Negev. (Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

https://youtu.be/6BKxL9q7uno Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash Archaeologists carrying out a dig prior to the expansion of the town of Rahat have found the remains of a 1,200-year-old palatial estate that…

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New Endangered Lizard Species Discovered In Inca City Machu Picchu

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Proctoporus katerynae, was discovered in the buffer zone of the Machiguenga Communal Reserve near Cusco, Peru, and named after renowned biologist Kateryn Pino Bolaños. (Sernanp/Newsflash)

A new species of lizard that was classified as endangered almost as soon as it was found has been discovered in the Inca city of Machu Picchu and has been…

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Volunteers To Be Locked In Slammer To Test New Jailbird Rules And Hundreds Apply Despite No Compo

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The new Zurich West prison located in the city of Zurich in Switzerland. (Newsflash)

Officials in Switzerland are looking for volunteers to go behind bars to test procedures at a new prison - and hundreds of citizens have already applied, despite not getting a…

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Lucky Woman Finds Over 5Kg Of Whale Vomit Worth A Fortune While Fishing Off Jetty

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Aida Zurina Long (41) was fishing when she found 5 kg of whale vomit in Malaysia. (Newsflash)

This lucky woman in Malaysia has found over five kilogrammes of what appears to be ambergris, also known as 'whale vomit', while she was fishing off a jetty. The lucky…

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Israeli Detectives Find And Seize Priceless Haul Of Ancient Artefacts From Jerusalem Home

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Jerusalem District detectives seized Hasmonean coins during a search of the home of a man. (Israel Police/Newsflash)

Cops in Israel have found and seized a haul of valuable archaeological pieces from a home in East Jerusalem. The Jerusalem District detectives found the goods while conducting a search…

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Pendant To Protect Against Evil Eye Found In Israel Indicates Ancient Jews Shared Greek Superstitions

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A necklace pendant dating back around 1,500 years ago was uncovered 40 years ago in the village of Arbel in the Galilee was probably used to guard against the evil eye.

A 1,500-year-old necklace pendant discovered in the Galilee that is believed to offer protection against the "evil eye" has been handed over to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). The amulet…

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