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What Happened to These 20 Celts 2000 Years Ago? Victims of a Tsunami or Human Sacrifice?

A mix of bones, skulls, and wooden beams recovered from a riverbed raises questions. What happened, and who were these individuals found there? The ruins of the Celtic bridge at Cornaux/Les Sauges and the twenty skeletons found nearby have been a subject of speculation since their discovery in 1965 during renovations of the Thielle Canal. […]

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A 2nd Century AD “Fullonica” Unearthed in Front of Hadrian’s Mausoleum in Rome

A fullonica dating back to the 2nd century AD, along with mosaics and various artifacts, are part of the archaeological findings that have emerged from the recent excavations in Rome’s Piazza Pia. The discoveries were explained by the Minister of Culture, Gennaro Sangiuliano, the Mayor of Rome, the Special Superintendent of Rome, Daniela Porro, and […]

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Scientists Confirm Earth’s Inner Core Rotation is Slowing Down, and is Now Slower than the Surface

Scientists from the University of Southern California (USC) have confirmed that the Earth’s inner core is rotating more slowly than the planet’s surface. This significant finding, published in Nature, reveals that the inner core began to decelerate around 2010, overturning previous beliefs about its rotational dynamics. For decades, the scientific community has debated the movement […]

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Ancient tombs reveal the heavy tax burden in the Assyrian Empire, where the poor became increasingly poorer

Over more than seven centuries, from approximately 1350 BC to 600 BC, the Assyrian Empire established political dominance and cultural influence that extended across numerous settlements in the ancient Near East. Resource extraction policies, such as taxation and levies, have been extensively analyzed through textual and artistic sources. Now, a recent study conducted by researcher […]

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The Mystery of the Hekatompedon: A Rock Carving by an Ancient Shepherd Gives Clues About an Unknown Building on the Acropolis

In the hills to the north and east of Vari in Attica lies a surprising testament to the life and art of the ancient Greeks: more than 2000 rock carvings on marble rocks dating back to the 6th century BC offer a glimpse into the daily activities and concerns of the shepherds who roamed these […]

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Mayan Genome Analysis Reveals Practice of Ritual Sacrifice of Twin Boys

A new study explores the ritual practice of child sacrifice at Chichén Itzá, an ancient Maya city. Following the collapse of the classical Maya civilization, Chichén Itzá emerged as a powerful and influential city. Despite its prominence, much about its political connections and ritual life remains a mystery. The study, published in Nature, reveals that […]