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Fleeing a Modern War, Syrians Seek Refuge in Ancient Ruins

Fleeing a Modern War, Syrians Seek Refuge in Ancient Ruins

Fleeing a Modern War, Syrians Seek Refuge in Ancient Ruins Fleeing a Modern War, Syrians Seek Refuge in Ancient Ruins So many people have fled to Syria’s crowded northwest that families have settled in important archaeological sites. “We, too, have become ruins.” AL-KFEIR, Syria — As the sun set, children in dirty clothes and battered shoes herded sheep past the …

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Archaeologists in Egypt Find Ancient City More Than 3,000 Years Old

Archaeologists Unearth ‘Ancient Egyptian Pompeii’

Archaeologists in Egypt Find Ancient City More Than 3,000 Years Old Archaeologists in Egypt Find Ancient City More Than 3,000 Years Old CAIRO — Archaeologists said on Thursday that they had uncovered a large ancient pharaonic city that had lain unseen for centuries near some of Egypt’s best-known monuments. The city was built more than 3,400 years ago during the …

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Archaeologists Unearth ‘Ancient Egyptian Pompeii’

Archaeologists Unearth ‘Ancient Egyptian Pompeii’

Archaeologists Unearth ‘Ancient Egyptian Pompeii’ Archaeologists Unearth ‘Ancient Egyptian Pompeii’ CAIRO — Archaeologists said on Thursday they had uncovered a large ancient pharaonic city that had lain unseen for centuries near some of Egypt’s best known monuments. The city was built more than 3,400 years ago during the opulent reign of Amenhotep III, one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs, according …

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Hershel Shanks, Whose Magazine Uncovered Ancient Israel, Dies at 90

Hershel Shanks, Whose Magazine Uncovered Ancient Israel, Dies at 90

Hershel Shanks, Whose Magazine Uncovered Ancient Israel, Dies at 90 Hershel Shanks, Whose Magazine Uncovered Ancient Israel, Dies at 90 Mr. Shanks died on Feb. 5 at his home in Washington. He was 90. His daughter Elizabeth Alexander, a professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, said the cause was complications of Covid-19. Mr. Shanks made it clear …

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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to an Ancient Geomagnetic Disruption

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to an Ancient Geomagnetic Disruption

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to an Ancient Geomagnetic Disruption A Hitchhiker’s Guide to an Ancient Geomagnetic Disruption About 42,000 years ago, Earth was beset with oddness. Its magnetic field collapsed. Ice sheets surged across North America, Australasia and the Andes. Wind belts shifted across the Pacific and Southern Oceans. Prolonged drought hit Australia; that continent’s biggest mammals went extinct. Humans took …

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Hear the Sound of a Seashell Horn Found in an Ancient French Cave

Hear the Sound of a Seashell Horn Found in an Ancient French Cave

Hear the Sound of a Seashell Horn Found in an Ancient French Cave Hear the Sound of a Seashell Horn Found in an Ancient French Cave In 1931, researchers working in southern France unearthed a large seashell at the entrance to a cave. Unremarkable at first glance, it languished for decades in the collections of a nearby natural history museum. …

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An Ancient Form of European Money: Bronze Rings, Ribs and Blades

An Ancient Form of European Money: Bronze Rings, Ribs and Blades

An Ancient Form of European Money: Bronze Rings, Ribs and Blades An Ancient Form of European Money: Bronze Rings, Ribs and Blades The modern world runs on a constant flow of money that has its roots in simpler proto-currencies pioneered on regional levels by ancient peoples. A pair of archaeologists believe they have identified a very early example of commodity …

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A Bitter Archaeological Feud Over an Ancient Vision of the Cosmos

A Bitter Archaeological Feud Over an Ancient Vision of the Cosmos

A Bitter Archaeological Feud Over an Ancient Vision of the Cosmos A Bitter Archaeological Feud Over an Ancient Vision of the Cosmos The disk is small — just 12 inches in diameter — but it has loomed large in the minds of people across millenniums. Made of bronze, the artifact was inlaid in gold with an ancient vision of the …

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Bryan Sykes, Who Saw the Ancient Past in Genes, Dies at 73

Bryan Sykes, Who Saw the Ancient Past in Genes, Dies at 73

Bryan Sykes, Who Saw the Ancient Past in Genes, Dies at 73 Bryan Sykes, Who Saw the Ancient Past in Genes, Dies at 73 What’s more, unlike nuclear DNA, mitochondrial DNA passes virtually unchanged from mother to child, with a predictable rate of mutation that gave Dr. Sykes and other researchers a way to draw links between modern populations and …

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Blake Griffin on Life as an NBA Elder: ‘I Feel Ancient’

Blake Griffin on Life as an NBA Elder: ‘I Feel Ancient’

Blake Griffin on Life as an NBA Elder: ‘I Feel Ancient’ Blake Griffin on Life as an NBA Elder: ‘I Feel Ancient’ “I saw how much Blake was determined to become a consistent shooter and a consistent player, from that standpoint,” said Del Negro, who coached Griffin for three seasons with the Clippers. “But at the end of the day, …

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