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Archaeology

Archaeologists find intact ceremonial chariot near Pompeii

Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site in Italy announced Saturday the discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries made in the same area outside the park near Naples following an investigation into an illegal dig. The chariot, with its iron elements, bronze decorations and mineralized wooden remains, was found in the

Archaeology

Egypt: Archaeologists unearth ancient beer factory in Abydos

American and Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed what could be the oldest known beer factory at one of the most prominent archaeological sites of ancient Egypt, a top antiquities official said Saturday. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the factory was found in Abydos, an ancient burial ground located in the

Archaeology

Ancient shell horn can still play a tune after 18,000 years

A large conch shell overlooked in a museum for decades is now thought to be the oldest known seashell instrument — and it still works, producing a deep, plaintive bleat, like a foghorn from the distant past. The shell was found during the 1931 excavation of a cave with prehistoric wall paintings in the French

International

Bodies of man and his slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii

Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archaeological park in Italy said Saturday. Parts of the skulls and bones of the two men were

Education

Living with the Land Lecture Series – The Cosanti Foundation

This October, The Cosanti Foundation is proud to present 4 lively lectures on what it is like to live in a harsh desert environment – something Arizonans know a lot about. Featuring thought-leaders and scholars in their respective fields, the lectures explore and reexamine the delicate balance between the Earth’s ecology and humankind’s impact on our planet. Known for its ecologically significant architecture at

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