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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Half-A-Million-Year-Old Tusk From Extinct Giant Elephant Unearthed

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Photo shows a half-a-million-year-old elephant tusk, undated photo. It was unearthed in the southern coastal plain of Israel. (Yoli Schwartz, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

This footage shows a tusk from an extinct, half-a-million-year-old giant elephant at an archaeological dig site in southern Israel after a visitor stumbled across it by accident. Experts have said…

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UNESCO World Heritage Site Revealed As One Of Oldest Neanderthal Archaeological Locations

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Picture shows Equus molar teeth found at the Galeria de las Estatuas site, in Atapuerca, Spain, undated. The the dating of fossil teeth shows it could be one of the oldest Neanderthal sites in Spain. (CENIEH/Newsflash)

An archaeological site listed as a UNESCO World Heritage could be one of the oldest Neanderthal excavation sites in Spain with a new study saying it could date back 115,000…

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Balkan Cemetery Studies Reveal High Prehistoric Mortality Rate

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Picture shows detail from tomb 14 with a necklace of bronze pendants (8th-7th century BC), undated. The discovery has been made at the Kopilo site in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (ÖAW- ÖAI, M. Gavranovic/Newsflash)

A necropolis found in Bosnia and Herzegovina has revealed a high mortality rate in the prehistoric period after archaeologists discovered 46 graves and 53 individuals from the Bronze and Iron…

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Pollen Found In Fossilised Ancient Beetle In Germany

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Photo shows an unusually large number of well-preserved blossoms that were recovered in the first weeks of excavations in the Messel pit in Germany, undated photo. Prof. Dr Dieter Uhl states that blossoms are generally only sporadically recorded in fossils. (Senckenberg/Newsflash)

Scientists in Germany are optimistic about finding out more about ancient ecosystems after discovering pollen in a fossilised beetle that lived around 50 million years ago. The insect has been…

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How Doomed City’s Squeezed Middle Classes Struggled To Stay On Top

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Pictures shows some of the items from the house that are being recovered, in undated photo. The house was found 2018, during the course of maintenance operations and are now investigated, in Pompeii, Italy. (Archaeological Park of Pompeii/Newsflash)

A series of four new rooms unearthed in a family home in doomed Pompeii have revealed how the Roman city's middle class struggled to keep up their status. Expert Gabriel…

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Discovery Of Child Burials Reveals Poverty Of Aztec Empire Survivors

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Detail of skull pathology, found at 95 Argentina Street in the Lagunilla neighbourhood in Mexico City, Mexico.. (Juan Carlos Campos Varela, INAH/Newsflash)

The discovery of the graves of four pre-Hispanic children has given an insight into the difficult living conditions that followed the fall of the Aztec Empire. Named after the property…

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Dinosaur Remains Believed To Be Europes Most Complete Titanosaur Discovered Near Pyrenees

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Artistic image of Abditosaurus kuehnei,the new species of dinosaur discovered in Lleida, Spain. (ICP/Newsflash)

A new species of dinosaur has been discovered near the Pyrenees and its fossilised remains have been deemed to be the most complete in Europe. The excavation, which was overseen…

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Easternmost Roman Aqueduct Unearthed By Experts In Armenia

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The excavation trench shows a pillar of the unfinished aqueduct. (Artaxata project/Newsflash)

Archaeologists have unearthed what they claim to be the easternmost aqueduct ever built by the Roman Empire. Researchers from the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia and…

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Archaeologist Parents Take Baby On Dig At 12,000 Year Old Settlement

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Sarya, a nine-month-old baby girl whose parents are archaeologists, has become a source of joy for the excavation team working in a castle in Batman, Turkey. (Newsflash)

These images show how a nine-month-old baby is stealing the show during an archaeological dig at a 12,000-year-old settlement. The dig is taking place in the district of Hasankeyf, which…

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