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Normandy's Mont Saint Michel reveals new secrets

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The Mont Saint Michel was thought to have revealed all its secrets. Yet a group of historians and archaeologists, armed with the latest technologies, are taking …

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Triple archaeological find in Barcelona

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The Archaeological Service of Barcelona has announced this Wednesday in a statement the results of three recent excavations in the district of Ciutat Vella, which have …

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From the pyramids to Stonehenge – were prehistoric people astronomers?

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Ever since humans could look up to see the sky, we have been amazed by its beauty and untold mysteries. Naturally then, astronomy is often described …

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Fish accounted for surprisingly large part of Stone Age diet in Scandinavia

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New research at Lund University in Sweden can now show what Stone Age people actually ate in southern Scandinavia 10 000 years ago. The importance of …

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Volcanic eruption influenced Iceland's conversion to Christianity

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Memories of the largest lava flood in the history of Iceland, recorded in an apocalyptic medieval poem, were used to drive the island’s conversion to Christianity, …

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Hair was dyed for first time as part of funeral rituals, study shows

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Archaeologists from the University of Granada have carried out excavations in the Biniadris Cave located on the Balearic Island of Menorca, uncovering enigmatic funeral rituals. This …

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Researchers add 700 years to Malta's history

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Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that the first people to inhabit Malta arrived 700 years earlier than history books indicate. Xaghra Mandible Credit: Queen’s …