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Passion for purple revives ancient dye in Tunisia
A Tunisian man has pieced together bits of a local secret linked to ancient emperors: How to make a prized purple dye using the guts of a sea snail.
Ancient Greek tomb crammed with gold, silver and bronze 'rewriting history'
Archeologists discovered a Bronze Age warrior's tomb in southwestern Greece filled with more than 3,500 objects including jewels, weapons, armor and bronze, silver and gold vessels shedding light on a period of history that has divided experts for years.
Ancient teeth show 'invasion' of Egypt 3,600 years ago was no invasion at all
The pharaohs of ancient Egypt were arguably some of the greatest leaders in human history, reigning over the River Nile for some three thousand years. But for a brief moment there, right in the middle, they lost control of their most fertile lands.
Ancient aqueduct, thousands of Hellenistic artifacts uncovered in Greece
Greek archeologists unearthed an ancient aqueduct and thousands of objects and artifacts dating from Hellenistic and Roman times during the excavations for the expansion of the Athens metro line to Pireaus.
Ancient body thought to be a boy is actually female warrior
Archeologists have discovered that a 2,600-year-old mummified body they found 32 years ago isn't a boy like they first thought — but a girl!
Iranian museums to showcase eight ancient terracottas
Eight ancient terracottas will be showcased at National Museum of Iran and Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran in two separate periods.
Ancient cave paintings discovered in western Thailand
Archeologists announced the discovery of ancient murals estimated to be up to 3,000 years old in a cave in the west of Thailand.
See ancient cave art found in Egypt’s Sinai Desert
A team of archeologists has discovered a cave adorned with unique engravings of animals in the northern Sinai Desert, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquity announced in a Facebook post last week.
Ancient Iranian antiques seized from vault in Europe
The Iranian Police have arrested a person who had rented a safe deposit box at the vault of a European bank to store valuable Iranian antiques, which have been detected by the International Criminal Police Organization, Interpol.
Ancient temple wall found in Cambodia
The Apsara National Authority (ANA), the Cambodian management authority responsible for protecting the Angkor Archeological Park, has unearthed an ancient wall foundation around Lolei Temple that has been buried for more than 100 years under other historic religious constructions following a month of excavation at the site.
Ancient settlers once farmed on thousands of artificial forest islands
Over 10,000 years ago, ancient human settlers began the construction of around 4,700 artificial forest islands in ancient Amazonia, according to the results of a recently-published paper. Archeologists believe that the islands were used for farming, and that they can still be seen to this day, reported.
Ancient tooth points to existence of earless seals three million years ago
An ancient seal tooth found at a beach in Australia suggests earless seals rolled around on sandy beaches three million years ago, scientists have said.
Ancient Maya kingdom discovered in southeastern Mexico
Archeologists in Mexico were stunned to discover the long-lost capital of an Ancient Maya kingdom in the backyard of a cattle rancher.
Ancient rock art in Nevada vandalized by men on 'painting spree', prosecutors say
Two Nevada men have been indicted on charges of vandalism after they allegedly spray-painted an ancient rock in a national monument.
New details emerge about ancient empires in modern Mexico
The amount of information that many people know about the history of the Americas over a thousand years ago remains all too small. And while many historians have worked to correct this — Charles C. Mann’s 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus is a terrific read — there’s still a lot left to learn.

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