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  • Dentist Finds Prehistoric Hominin Jawbone in Bathroom Tile!

    During a visit to his parents’ recently renovated European home, a man made an unexpected discovery within one of the floor tiles. Upon closer examination, he identified the object as part of a prehistoric human jawbone, complete with a few intact teeth, 4-5 in number. It probably belonged to either a modern human  (Homo sapiens) or, more likely, an extinct…

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  • Reviving Patolli: The Ancient Mesoamerican Game of Strategy and Fortune

    Patolli, an ancient game of strategy and chance, once captivated the minds and hearts of Mesoamerica. It is one of the oldest games known in the Americas, with evidence for it being found in cultures such as the Maya and Aztecs. This game, much more than mere entertainment, reflected the cosmological views and societal values of its players. Here, we…

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  • Decoding the Baghdad Battery: Ancient Artifact or Medical Marvel?

    Longstanding beliefs about ancient technological and medical knowledge were placed under scrutiny when Paul T. Keyser’s published an article in the 1990s challenging the conventional narrative of ancient technological and medical ignorance. Writing in the  Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Keyser proposed that ancient batteries and electric eels might have been utilized for medical purposes, potentially for pain relief or…

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  • Plato’s Final Resting Place in Athens Revealed!

    The revolutionary scanning and study of the Herculaneum papyri has revealed remarkable new details about the philosopher Plato, including the precise location of his burial. This significant archaeological achievement comes from a project deciphering ancient, carbonized papyri damaged by the Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD. New Light on Ancient Texts According to a press release by, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, the “Greek…

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  • Carbonized Herculaneum papyrus reveals Plato’s burial place

    An extensive analysis of carbonized papyrus scrolls from the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum has led to a significant breakthrough in the quest to uncover the final resting place of the renowned Greek philosopher Plato. Charred papyri. Credit: CNR – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche The findings, presented by various scholars including papyrologist Graziano Ranocchia from the University of Pisa, reveal…

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  • What Pressures Caused the Fall of the Achaemenid Empire? (Video)

    The Achaemenid Empire, spanning from Egypt to India, epitomized grandeur and power under illustrious rulers like Cyrus the Great and Darius the Great. Their astute governance and military conquests propelled the empire to unprecedented heights, exerting influence across diverse cultures and regions. However, internal discord and external pressures gradually weakened its foundations. Regional satraps, seizing upon the empire’s weakening central authority, pursued their…

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  • Bottles of 18th-Century Cherries Discovered at Mount Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON, VIRGINIA—According to a Washington Post report, two bottles containing liquid and some surviving cherries have been uncovered in the dirt basement of George Washington’s plantation home. The excavation was conducted as part of a project to conserve the mansion’s foundation. Archaeologist Jason Boroughs said that much of the liquid in the bottles may be groundwater that entered the…

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  • George Washington’s Refurbished Manor Has Sealed Bottles from 18th Century

    As part of the $40 million Mansion Revitalization Project, archaeologists have unearthed two sealed, 18th-century European glass bottles at George Washington’s Mount Vernon mansion. Analysis has revealed a distinctive scent held within the bottles. European Style Bottles From the 18th Century: Typically Characterized Mount Vernon, once the residence and plantation of George Washington, a Founding Father, and the first president of…

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  • 18th-century glass bottles of cherries found at Washington’s Mount Vernon

    Archaeologists participating in the $40 million Mansion Revitalization Project at George Washington’s Mount Vernon have unearthed two sealed 18th-century glass bottles containing preserved cherries. Credit: Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association These bottles, discovered in the Mansion cellar, were found upright and sealed, reflecting their European manufacture and characteristic shapes from the 1740s to 1750s. The cellar, where the bottles were nestled…

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  • Sensational Silver Discovery on Visingsö Alters Medieval Coin History

    In an extraordinary archaeological find, at a medieval graveyard at Brahekyrkan on Visingsö island, Sweden, has yielded around 170 silver coins dating back to the mid-12th century, casting new light on the region’s medieval history. This discovery, made during a geothermal installation project at the church, not only enriches our understanding of the period but also challenges existing notions of…

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