McDonald's Unveils Excavated Roman Road Beneath Italian Location
They're billing the site as their "first museum-restaurant."... READ ON
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Scientists Find Genetic Evidence of Matrilineal Dynasty at Chaco Canyon 
Nine high-status people buried there during a 330-year period share identical mitochondrial DNA, which is passed from mother to child.... READ ON
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Archaeologists Are Excavating a WWII Internment Camp in Hawaii
The Honouliuli Internment and POW Camp will eventually open as a national monument.... READ ON
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Surprising Viking Boat Burial Found in Scotland
Such ships have previously been unearthed across Scandinavia, but recently, archaeologists report the first discovery of a rich Viking boat burial on the UK mainland.... READ ON
Geoglyphs Are Evidence of Ancient Farming in the Rainforest
Archaeologists say the builders of ancient earthworks were farming and logging the rainforest for millennia before Europeans arrived.... READ ON
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Are These the Skeletons of the First European Colonists in the U.S.?
Unearthed in St. Augustine, Florida, the remains may date back to the Spanish settlement of the city in the mid 16th century.... READ ON
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9 Unusual Items Found in Rivers Around the World
Including some historic weaponry, and one really, really lost crocodile.... READ ON
The Sarcastic Jokes Found on Roman Bullets
Ancient Greek and Roman soldiers used football-shaped lead bullets as ammunition for their slingshots. These projectiles could wreak havoc on their targets, but the soldiers weren't content to merely wound their enemies. They also taunted them by inscribing insults and sarcastic jokes on their bullets.... READ ON
European Officials Bust International Art and Antiquities Trafficking Ring
Police say 75 people were arrested, and more than 3500 artifacts and pieces of art were recovered.... READ ON
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Is This America’s Oldest Condom?
“In terms of its dimensions, it’s clearly the right shape and everything,” Sara Rivers-Cofield told mental_floss.... READ ON
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Ötzi the Iceman Probably Loved Bacon Too
His last meal was a dry-cured meat similar to speck or bacon, according to new analysis of his stomach contents.... READ ON
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How the Global Bird-Poop Trade Created a Traveling Mummy Craze
Bird poop has been a favored fertilizer for centuries—and, it turns out, is an excellent preserver of human flesh.... READ ON
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Here's What a Neanderthal's Voice Might Have Sounded Like
Less grunting, more hoarse screaming.... READ ON
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9 Archaeological Sites of Biblical Importance
Archaeology might raise more questions about the bible than it answers, but that doesn’t stop millions of religious tourists from flocking to the Holy Land every year to walk in the footsteps of figures like Jesus and Moses.... READ ON
St. Nick's Real Hometown Is an Ancient City in Turkey Entombed in Mud
Welcome to Myra, where a Greek bishop became a power player in early Christianity.... READ ON
15 Incredible Discoveries That Were Hiding in Plain Sight
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Nicholas Breakspear wasn't a relative of William Shakespeare, but he did have his own claim to fame: He was the first Englishman to become Pope.

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