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“Ancient Civilizations”

Jul 16, 2014 09:44 AM ET
Powerful things can often derive from simple principles, and this one's a doozy. It turns out the Egyptian pyramid builders were able to move the massive stones by greasing the sleds -- with water!
Jul 11, 2014 09:10 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Children's skulls found at the edges of Bronze Age settlements may have been a gruesome gift for the local lake gods.
Jul 8, 2014 09:55 AM ET // Owen Jarus, LiveScience
The discoveries date back over 2,500 years to the Iron Age, a time period when several groups vied for supremacy over what is now northern Iraq.
Jul 7, 2014 04:43 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
Neanderthals may have interbred more widely than thought, if an inner ear with the species' traits are any sign.
Jul 7, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Square, straight and ringlike ditches scattered throughout the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon were there before the rainforest existed, study finds.
Jun 30, 2014 04:15 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
For hundreds of years, people lived in the Colosseum and used its vast center as a communal trading center.
Jun 27, 2014 11:30 AM ET // George Dvorsky, io9.com
The ancient string-based devices were used to solve mathematical problems and assist in record-keeping.
Jun 26, 2014 03:15 PM ET // Owen Jarus, LiveScience
Gold artifacts and possible human sacrifices were also discovered by archaeologists in the country of Georgia.
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