Black Death Only Spread Because Man Was Too Close To Rats, Says Oxford Study

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The Black Rat (Rattus rattus) which is one of the most common of the world’s 56 Rattus species, and is also known as the house, roof or ship rat. It is found throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. (division, CSIRO/Newsflash)

The Black Death was only possible because human civilisation had become advanced enough to allow rats to survive and flourish, according to the first study of the ancient genes of…

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Scientists Solve Mystery Of Warlike Ancient Tribe

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A grave at the Derecske-Bikas-dulo site from the Deri Museum located in the Hungarian city of Debrecen. (Szilvia Dobrontey-David/Newsflash)

Scientists have solved a 1,400-year-old mystery concerning the genetic background of the Avar civilisation by evaluating DNA samples of over 60 individuals discovered in elite graves. Researchers who analysed the…

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Farmer Finds Ancient Gold Jewellery While Planting Crops

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A rare 3,300-year-old ancient bracelet from the Hittite era, that was discovered by a man ploughing his farm in Corum, Turkey. (Newsflash)

A farmer in Turkey has found this ancient golden bracelet dating back 3,300 years to the Hittite civilisation while ploughing his field. The bracelet, which is said to be one…

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Archaeologists Unearth Native Mexican Altar And Pot With Human Remains Marking Fading Old World After Spanish Conquest

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Figurine head. Representation of the goddess Cihuacoatl. (Mauricio Marat, INAH/Newsflash)

Archaeologists in Mexico have unearthed an altar built by native Mexicans and complete with a pot containing human remains that was part of a ritual to mark their fading world…

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Germany To Return Mayan Artefacts Looted By Tomb Raiders To Mexico And Guatemala

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The Mayan artifacts which were discovered in the cellar of a farmhouse in the town of Klotze in the Salzwedel district in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, originate from AD 750–850 and were estimated at EUR 100K (GBP 86K). (Landeskriminalamt Sachsen-Anhalt/Newsflash)

Germany is set to return Mayan artefacts to Mexico and Guatemala after they were looted by tomb raiders and sold for less than EUR 100 at a flea market. The…

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Study Finds 500 Ancient Ceremonial Sites That Could Change Understanding Of Mayan Civilisation

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Excavattion at Aguada Fenix. (Inomata/Newsflash )

The discovery of nearly 500 ancient ceremonial sites in southern Mexico could transform how experts trace the rise of the Mayan civilisation. A team of international researchers led by the…

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Rare Trade Route From 1st European Civilisation Found In Sea

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Turkish scientists found hundreds of historical artifacts of approximately 4 thousand years, with the traces of the Bronze Age harbor in Mugla Bozburun

A 4,000-year-old trade route used by Europe’s first advanced civilisation has been discovered by underwater archaeologists off the coast of Turkey. Hundreds of artefacts were found off the coast of…

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