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“Near East and Middle East Archaeology”

Mar 10, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Showing large eyes and gaping mouths, 9,000-year-old limestone masks are the most ancient human portraits from Stone Age. Continue reading →
Aug 16, 2013 01:19 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
A new sampling technique provides clues into the last day of a person’s life by analyzing the soil surrounding skeletal remains. Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2013 05:02 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Israeli archaeologists discover Byzantine coins and gold jewelry in a garbage pit. Continue reading →
Aug 5, 2013 06:46 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The 1000-year old hospital was comprised of different wings and departments according to the nature of the illness and the condition of the patient -- similar to modern hospitals. Continue reading →
Dec 17, 2009 05:45 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
An international team of researchers has found fragments of a burial shroud that cast serious doubt on the Turin shroud, the controversial linen cloth venerated by many Catholics as the proof that Christ was resurrected from the grave. The Shroud of Turin Discovered in a Jerusalem cemetery known as...
Oct 11, 2010 03:23 PM ET // Liz Day
For this week only, Jericho invites visitors to gaze at the largest Middle Eastern carpet mosaic in the world's oldest city.
Feb 22, 2010 01:52 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
New research shows that Egyptian pharaoh King Tutankhamun had a rough life: he suffered from malaria and deformed feet, two of his children were stillborn, and he died at the age of 19. Scientific analysis suggests that despite his status as royalty, his life seemed cursed. But was his death cursed...
Jan 11, 2010 01:02 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
These are the remains of the earliest building ever found in Tel Aviv, according to Israel's Antiquities Authority. Located on the northern bank of the Yarkon River, the building consists of at least three rooms and it is believed to be about 8,000 years old, when humans went from a nomadic ex...
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