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“Ancient Civilizations”

Jan 23, 2015 09:38 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The numbers were painted on the arches of the Colosseum to guide visitors to their respective stands, according to their social class.
Jan 21, 2015 11:45 AM ET // Owen Jarus, LiveScience
A text that may be the oldest copy of a gospel known to exist is set to be published.
Jan 21, 2015 02:30 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
A new tech that takes advantage of subtle differences in the way X-rays pass through different substances helps researchers discern writing within an ancient scroll.
Jan 7, 2015 06:20 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Archaeologists surveying the sandstone quarries in Egypt discover a rare wall relief showing an unidentified pharaoh.
Jan 7, 2015 06:30 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The portrait of an unidentified pharaoh has been found in a small rock carved stela in the ancient sandstone quarries of Gebel el Sisila. Continue reading →
Jan 6, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Divers find nearly 40 metal ingots from a shipwreck off the coast of Sicily that was lost in the sixth century.
Jan 6, 2015 01:43 PM ET // Discovery News
Obsidian tools tell a different story than the theory that the Rapa Nui civilization collapsed all at once amid mass starvation.
Jan 5, 2015 09:50 AM ET // Owen Jarus, LiveScience
An ancient, two-sided amulet uncovered in Cyprus contains a 59-letter inscription that reads the same backward as it does forward.
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