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The Islamic State jihadist group has blown up parts of the Temple of Bel in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra.
The oldest case of acute decompensated heart failure is found in 3,500-year-old mummified remains.
People in ancient Egypt were likely to lose some of their front teeth before they could become mummies.
The ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions dating back to the Mycenaean Age are found in Greece.
Islamic State militants blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in Syria -- and have now released photos of the devastation.
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 →
The recovered skulls feature holes on both sides -- suggesting they had been arranged on wooden poles and displayed.
The retired chief archaeologist was beheaded after he refused to leave the ancient city.
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