The millennia-old story, The Epic of Gilgamesh, is expanded with the finding of a new verse.
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 →
Palmyra, a world heritage site, is in danger of being bulldozed by ISIS who just captured the city. Continue reading →
At least five corpses lay buried in the Alexander the Great-era tomb in Greece, deepening the mystery around the massive burial. Continue reading →
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 →
Incest left the young pharaoh with a club foot, feminine hips and a large overbite.
Showing large eyes and gaping mouths, 9,000-year-old limestone masks are the most ancient human portraits from Stone Age. Continue reading →
A new sampling technique provides clues into the last day of a person’s life by analyzing the soil surrounding skeletal remains. Continue reading →
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