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Leopards, Hippos, and Cats, Oh My! The World’s First Zoo

Hierakonpolis, the capital of Upper Egypt during the Predynastic period, is the site of the world’s first zoo.
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Stonehenge’s Larger Neighbor

The discovery of Durrington Walls, a monument more formidable than Stonehenge, deepens the mystery of these Neolithic structures.
Bust of queen Nefertiti in the Neues Museum, Berlin

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The Tomb of Queen Nefertiti?

The long undiscovered tomb of Queen Nefertiti may have been found.

L’Anse aux Meadows and the Viking Discovery of North America

Vikings traveled to the New World centuries before Columbus, setting up the establishment that is L'Anse aux Meadows.

Laos’ Perplexing Plain of Jars

Scattered across 15,000 square km of rolling hills, rice paddies, and forests of Xieng Khouang Province in Laos is a mysterious plain of jars.

The Forgotten Pyramids of Sudan

Sudanese pyramids are far less well known by either archaeologists or the public than their Egyptian counterparts.
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The Genealogy Factor: Graveyards & Gravestones

This is the first in a series of columns by Genealogy Roadshow host Josh Taylor about doing genealogical research on JSTOR.

What ISIS Wrecked in Nimrud and Hatra

Records of excavations from before the current conflict with ISIS in Iraq can give us an idea of the former grandeur of Nimrud and Hatra.

Kicking Back, Gladiator Style

Gladiators drank a concoction of vinegar and ashes to stay bulky for battle.
Trail of camels led by two drivers travels along in front of Pyramids of Giza.

Scientists Have an Answer to How the Egyptian Pyramids Were Built

Using sand, water, and a scale model of an ancient Egyptian transport sled, a team of international scientists ...