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How was a New Stonehenge discovered in Ireland thanks to the British Heatwave?

The recent record-breaking heatwave and drought across the British Isles has led to the discovery of a number of previously unknown sites due to cropmarks that have become evident. Cropmarks are visible differences on the surface of the ground which occur as a result of differential growth caused by archaeological remains under the ground.

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Romania’s History under threat because of a desire for gold

One of the reasons for the conquest of Dacia by the Romans in 106 AD continues to attract foreign interests to Romania even today, the fabled gold of the Rosia Montana region. I had the good fortune to be able to visit Romania in 2004 as part of my PhD research, and I travelled through the Rosia Montana region which is the home to some amazing archaeological sites.

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New discovery at Pompeii reveals more about the skeleton found under a rock

In a new discovery archaeologists have discovered a leather pouch full of coins when removing the skeleton of a man who had been crushed by a huge rock.

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Ancient DNA provides new insights into Human Migration and Life in Prehistoric Europe

La Trobe University molecular archaeologists Cristina Valdiosera and Colin Smith, in collaboration with colleagues from Uppsala University in Sweden and several universities across Spain, analysed the remains of 13 people aged 7,250 to 3,500 years old, from the north and south of Spain.

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Dogs Trained to Sniff Out Ancient Treasures

A pioneering US research programme called “K-9 Artefact Finders” has been set up in response to alarm over cultural heritage trafficking.

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Shipwreck of World War II Shipwreck Discovered

The wreckage of what is believed to be the USS Juneau has been discovered in the South Pacific near the Soloman Islands.

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2018 COMMUNITY HERITAGE GRANTS OPEN

The National Library of Australia invites applications for 2018 Community Heritage Grants. Now in its 25th year, this popular grants program makes available up to $15,000 to community groups to help preserve and manage locally held but nationally significant cultural heritage collections.

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Roman Metro Works Uncover a Second Century “Commander’s house”

A domus connected to a dormitory and a barracks built at the time of Emperor Trajan and then modified by Hadrian has been uncovered during the ongoing Metro works in Rome.

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Bones discovered on a Pacific island belong to Amelia Earhart

The fate of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean, has been a mystery for decades, a new study may answer the question of what happened to her.

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