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Sep 1, 2015 08:16 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Archaeologists speculate it was a kind of monumental podium that attracted the public's attention when walking on the city's main street. Continue reading →
Aug 31, 2015 09:28 AM ET // AFP
The Islamic State jihadist group has blown up parts of the Temple of Bel in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra.
Aug 28, 2015 09:47 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The oldest case of acute decompensated heart failure is found in 3,500-year-old mummified remains.
Aug 27, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
People in ancient Egypt were likely to lose some of their front teeth before they could become mummies.
Aug 26, 2015 08:54 AM ET // AFP
The ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions dating back to the Mycenaean Age are found in Greece.
Aug 25, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Discovery News
Islamic State militants blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in Syria -- and have now released photos of the devastation.
Aug 24, 2015 12:43 PM ET // AFP
Islamic State militants on Sunday blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, an official said, the latest in a series of cultural relics to be destroyed by the jihadist group. Continue reading →
Aug 21, 2015 11:21 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The recovered skulls feature holes on both sides -- suggesting they had been arranged on wooden poles and displayed.
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