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Medieval Belt Buckle Uncovered in Czech Republic

BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC—A bronze belt buckle depicting a snake consuming a frog-like creature has been unearthed in South Moravia, at the same site where an animal rib engraved with ancient Germanic runes has been found, according to a Radio Prague International report. Four other nearly identical belt buckles have been unearthed …

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Ancient City of Aizanoi Yields Additional Statue Heads

KUTAHYA, TURKEY—The Anadolu Agency reports that excavators working in central Anatolia at the ancient city of Aizanoi have uncovered a head from a statue of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and the head of a statue of the Greek wine god, Dionysus. Archaeologist Gökhan Coşkun of Dumlupinar …

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Saddle Discovered in Mongolia Dated to Early Fifth Century A.D.

BOULDER, COLORADO—Live Science reports that a wooden-frame saddle that was looted from a cave burial in western Mongolia has been dated to A.D. 420 by an international team of researchers including William Taylor of the University of Colorado. The saddle’s wooden frame had been covered with horsehide and painted with …

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Hidden Bronze Age Megastructures Found in Europe

In a groundbreaking revelation, archaeologists from University College Dublin have uncovered over 100 sites in the Carpathian Basin, revealing a… The post Hidden Bronze Age Megastructures Found in Europe appeared first on Curiosmos. Source: Curiosmos

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Lost Ancient Monastery Unearthed in Scotland

A collaborative effort led by researchers from the University of Southampton has pinpointed the location of the fabled Monastery of… The post Lost Ancient Monastery Unearthed in Scotland appeared first on Curiosmos. Source: Curiosmos

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18th-Century French Sailors’ Letters Examined

KEW, UNITED KINGDOM—Cosmos Magazine reports that a box of 102 sealed letters written to the crew of the French ship Galatée has been read and analyzed by Renaud Morieux of the University of Cambridge. When the Galatée was captured in 1758 by the British during the Seven Years’ War, the …

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100,000 Ancient Coins Discovered in Japan

MAEBASHI, JAPAN—According to a report in The Asahi Shimbun, a cache of 100,000 ancient coins was discovered in central Japan during a construction project. The coins are thought to have been bundled in groups of 100 pieces with rope made of straw. Of the 334 coins examined to date, the oldest …

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Evidence of 4,500-Year-Old Skull Surgery Found in Spain

VALLADOLID, SPAIN—According to a Live Science report, analysis of a woman’s skull recovered from a Copper Age burial site in southeastern Spain known as Camino del Molino suggests that she had survived two skull surgeries. Scientists led by Sonia Díaz-Navarro of the University of Valladolid estimate that the woman was …

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Neolithic Skeletons From Northern China Studied

HEILONGJIANG, CHINA—According to a Live Science report, 41 headless skeletons have been found among the remains of 68 people unearthed in northeastern China at the Honghe site by a team of researchers including Qian Wang of Texas A&M University School of Dentistry. The remains have been dated to between 4,100 …

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