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How a Protest by Roman Women Helped Change an Ancient Law

Speeches were delivered for and against the bill. But the protesting women would not allow their voices to be silenced


Ancient DNA tests solve Manchester mummy sibling mystery

Manchester Museum's mummies exhibit, which is nicknamed "Two brothers", might need renaming.


4 years on, ancient heart of Homs still abandoned ruins

Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent's apartment in the once rebel-held district of Bab Dreib in this central Syri


Ancient Egypt: Archaeologists now searching for the tomb of King Tutankhamun's wife Ankhesenamun

Last year, archaeologists discovered a tomb suspected to be the resting place of King Tutankhamun's wife Ankhesenamun.


Ancient 'frozen' tomb of Scythian Prince found in Siberia

Monument is more than 2,800 years old and believed to be largest in region

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World's biggest ever underwater cave filled with ancient Mayan artefacts has just been discovered

The over 10,000-year-old underwater cave extends over 347 kms and connects two of Earth's largest flooded tunnel networks.


Myanmar police shoot dead seven protesters in troubled Rakhine

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar police shot dead seven demonstrators and 12 were injured in troubled Rakhine State, after a local gathering celebrating an ancient Buddhist Arakan kingdom turned violent.


Thai court drops royal insult case over ancient king

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military court on Wednesday dropped the prosecution of an 85-year-old academic who had been accused of royal insult for questioning the truth of a 17th century elephant-back battle, he and his lawyer said.


Assassin's Creed Origins Dates Discover Mode, Two DLC Expansions

It's going to be a busy first quarter for Assassin's Creed Origins players, with Ubisoft announcing that a pair of DLC packs and the combat-free Discovery Tour will all be rolling out over the next couple of months. So, whether you want to stab more dudes


An HBO Chief Uses An Effective And Ancient Tool Of Persuasion To Make His Pitch

Learn from this HBO executive and ground your idea in the familiar and it’s more likely to resonate with your audience

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Ancient objects with rare Viking rune inscriptions discovered in Denmark

The new discoveries shed light on a key period of the early Viking age – when a new runic alphabet came into use.

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Stela depicting Ramses II making offerings to ancient Egyptian deity discovered at neglected site

The Ministry of Antiquities claims they took over the San Al-Hagar archaeological site after previous foreign missions did not conduct sufficient excavations.

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Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A marble bull's head made 2,400 years ago for a Phoenician temple and looted during Lebanon's civil war arrived in Beirut on Friday after American officials found it in the United...

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Nepalese woman dies after being banished to mountain hut for menstruating

Nepalese woman Gauri Kumari Bayak dies after being banished to mountain hut for menstruating. She was following ancient Hindu tradition Chhaupadi.


Fossil of dinosaur swept away in ancient Australian river found

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In sandstone next to the high tide mark at the edge of Bass Strait in southeastern Australia, scientists have unearthed fossils of a two-legged, turkey-sized, plant-eating dinosaur apparently swept away in a large, powerful ancient


Assassin's Creed: Origins Discovery Tour Will Point Out What The Game Got Wrong

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Origins has been criticized by some for not being quite as accurate to its historical depiction of ancient Egypt as some had hoped. Well, in the Discovery Tour located within Assassin's Creed: Origins, you'll be able to find ou


Alien discovery POSSIBLE as ‘building blocks of life’ found on 4.5 BILLION year old meteor

SCIENTISTS could be on the brink of discovering alien life after the “building blocks of life” were found on ancient meteorites.


Ancient Meteorites Found To Contain The Building Blocks For Life

20 years after their discovery these meteorites have revealed another secret.

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Building blocks of life found in ancient meteorites that fell to Earth 20 years ago

This is the first time water and organic matter associated with it has been found at the same place.

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Californian man dies hiking Australia's sweltering outback

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An American tourist has died in the Australian outback while hiking though sweltering conditions on the Larapinta Trail, renowned for its ancient Aboriginal sacred sites, police said on Thursday.


Ancient Butterflies Flourished During Triassic-Jurassic Mass Extinction, Didn’t Need Flowers, Nectar

We are used to thinking of butterflies and flowers together, the two living in a symbiotic relationship in which the butterfly helps with pollination in return for nectar from the flowers as nourishment. But it turns out butterflies were living long befor


Defiance of the Mapuche

Why the Mapuche of Argentina and Chile have been pushed to the brink of insurrection in defence of their ancient lands.

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Wolff's Tale Of Palace Intrigue And Gossip Is As Old As The Bible

While the characters in Wolff's Fire and Fury may be new, the genre is not. Eyewitness exposés that report palace intrigue and salacious gossip are as old as civilization itself. In the ancient Mediterranean, readers similarly clamored for tell-all boo

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Two ancient Dutch and British shipwrecks, sunken lighthouse discovered off the coast of Mexico

The 18th century Dutch warship, the 19th century British steamboat and the ancient lighthouse were all found on sea floor of the Yucatan Peninsula.

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