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Indian court sentences US antiquities smuggler to 10 years in prison – CNN Style

A disgraced American antiquities dealer accused of running a multi-million-dollar looting network via his New York gallery was this week sentenced by an Indian court to 10 years in prison for smuggling offenses.Subhash Kapoor was convicted alongside five accomplices on charges including criminal conspiracy, burglary and the illegal export of…

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Remains of ‘female vampire’ found with sickle across her neck and a padlocked toe in Poland – Arkeonews

A skeleton of what archaeologists believe may have been a 17th-century female vampire has been discovered near Bydgoszcz in Poland.The team of researchers from Toruń Nicholas Copernicus University found that the body in the village of Pień had a sickle placed around its neck to prevent her from returning to…

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New Thoughts on Societal Changes in Bronze Age Crete – Archaeology Magazine

ONTARIO, CANADA—According to a statement released by McMaster University, Tristan Carter and his colleagues examined Bronze Age obsidian blades unearthed at Malia on the island of Crete in order to investigate the idea that Mycenaeans from the Greek mainland had invaded the island. This invasion hypothesis is suggested by changes…

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Renewed Ophel Excavations Uncover 70 C.E. Jerusalem Destruction – YouTube

Recently completed archaeology excavations on Jerusalem’s Ophel have revealed more of a massive 2000-year-old, Second Temple period public building that is connected to a unique square pool or mikveh (ritual bath). The excavation also uncovered remains of the 70 C.E. destruction at the hands of the Romans, including coins from…

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The Oldest Dragon Myth and Its Origins: How and When it Started – YouTube

The Dragon Myth is one of the oldest mythologies in human history, and is known all across the world, hinting at its early origins. In this video we follow these myths to their origin, the first mythology and the time it started, and on the journey we explore myths form China (Loong), Australia (The Rainbow Serpent), Africa (The Rain Snake), and Europe (Vrtra and NgWhi), as well as Paleolithic Rituals, and the psychology of why the myth has persisted so long.

Ancient Papyrus Provide Insights To How The Great Pyramid Of Giza Was Built | IFLScience

In a new documentary, aired by Channel 4 on British television last week, archaeologists presented new evidence describing how the Great Pyramid was constructed. The new insight comes from papyrus discovered in the ancient port of Wadi al-Jarf, on the Red Sea. Source: Ancient Papyrus Provide Insights To How The…

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“Extremely rare” 1,850-year-old bronze coin found in waters off Israel’s coast – CBS News

World”Extremely rare” 1,850-year-old bronze coin found in waters off Israel’s coastJuly 26, 2022 / 12:43 PM / CBS/AFPIsraeli archaeologists on Tuesday displayed a rare and “remarkably well preserved” Roman-era bronze coin dating back 1,850 years, depicting the moon goddess Luna, the first such find in Israeli waters.The coin minted in…

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