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Ancient forest found at bottom of huge sinkhole in China

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An ancient forest has been found at the bottom of a giant sinkhole in China, with trees up to 40 metres (130ft) tall. Scientists believe it could contain undiscovered plant and animal species. Cave explorers in the Gu...

Stonehenge builders ate undercooked offal, ancient faeces reveals

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Parasite eggs found in 4,500-year-old human faeces suggest the builders of Stonehenge took part in winter feasts that included the internal organs of animals, researchers have revealed. The huge stone circle of Stoneh...

Age of Rage review – ancient Greek tragedy explodes into our times

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The fires are being stoked even before Age of Rage has started. Flames are fanned at the back of the stage while a gauzy screen with a luminous family tree flashes the names of ancient gods and royals. Zeus. Agamemnon...

Bath’s rugby history is so far removed from the present that it feels ancient

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Six months ago Bath sent their kids to play a cup match against Gloucester and lost 71-10. On Saturday they went back with their first team, Charlie Ewels, Sam Underhill and Taulupe Faletau in the pack, Ben Spencer an...

From ancient oaks to walking yews: the story of Britain’s great trees, forests and avenues

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I am not exactly sure where my fascination and love of trees came from, but I do remember from a very young age seeing fallen acorns under a huge oak tree and being told that this tree had produced all of these acorns...

Blue corn and melons: meet the seed keepers reviving ancient, resilient crops

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On a windy winter day in Acoma Pueblo in north-western New Mexico, Aaron Lowden knelt beside a field near the San Jose River, the tribe’s primary irrigator for centuries. “The soil has been building up,” said Lowden, ...

Iraq’s ancient buildings are being destroyed by climate change

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Some of the world’s most ancient buildings are being destroyed by climate change, as rising concentrations of salt in Iraq eat away at mud brick and more frequent sandstorms erode ancient wonders. Iraq is known as the...

Rebuilding Nablus: the brothers bringing life to ancient Palestinian streets

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With the rich aroma of Arabic coffee and with classical music in the background, Basel Kittana describes what makes the Antique Café in Nablus a place of salvation. A derelict 500-year-old warehouse dating back to the...

‘Extraordinary’: ancient tombs and statues unearthed beneath Notre Dame Cathedral

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An archaeological dig under Notre Dame Cathedral has uncovered an extraordinary treasure of statues, sculptures, tombs and pieces of an original rood screen dating back to the 13th century. The find included several a...

Ancient cemetery of flying reptiles unearthed in Chile’s Atacama desert

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Scientists in Chile have unearthed a rare cemetery with well-preserved bones of ancient flying reptiles that roamed the Atacama desert more than 100m years ago. The remains belong to pterosaurs, scientists determined,...

Part of the way to Stonehenge to be restored to how ancient pilgrims saw it

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Part of a ceremonial approach to the great circle of Stonehenge and a spot nearby where ancient hunter-gatherers shared feasts with the first British farmers have been saved from the threat of modern agriculture. The ...

Ancient tombs and sarcophagus unearthed beneath Paris’ Notre Dame

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Several tombs and a leaden sarcophagus likely dating from the 14th century have been uncovered by archaeologists at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris as work continues on the building’s reconstruction after its devastatin...

Why the ancient art of gleaning is making a comeback across England

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“It’s like a vegetable treasure hunt,” says Jenni Duncan, 54, ankle deep in mud, looking at the rows of cauliflower plants stretching out in front of her as the Cornish drizzle gets heavier by the minute. This field n...

Ancient sculpture is ‘most important prehistoric art find in UK for century’

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A 5,000-year-old chalk sculpture discovered in east Yorkshire, due to be displayed at the British Museum, has been described as the most important piece of prehistoric art to be found in Britain in the last century. T...

Fort for the day: Britain’s ancient hilltop camps are waiting to be explored

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In the church we catch sight of a 17th-century cavalier, ringlets cascading over his shoulder armour, rising on to his elbow as if disturbed from a long nap. Under the bell tower we discover stones incised with the sh...

Archaeologists uncover ancient helmets and temple ruins in southern Italy

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Two ancient warrior helmets, metal fragments believed to have come from weapons, and the remains of a temple have been discovered at Velia, an archaeological site in southern Italy that was once a powerful Greek colon...

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