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Diver uncovers ancient crusader sword from Israeli seabed – video

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A sword believed to have belonged to a crusader who sailed to the Holy Land almost a millennium ago has been recovered from the Mediterranean seabed thanks to a sharp-eyed amateur diver. Though encrusted with marine o...

Sharp-eyed diver finds crusader’s ancient sword on Israeli seabed

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A sword believed to have belonged to a crusader who sailed to the Holy Land almost a millennium ago has been recovered from the Mediterranean seabed thanks to an eagle-eyed amateur diver, the Israel Antiquities Author...

Offa’s Dyke Path at 50: an ancient earthwork still shrouded in mystery

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We come up a steep hillside, stepping past twisted trees laden with lichen and scarlet berries, all dripping with rain. A mob of ravens clack overhead. Then, as we come out on the top, I understand at last what the fu...

‘Sophisticated’: ancient faeces shows humans enjoyed beer and blue cheese 2,700 years ago

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It’s no secret that beer and blue cheese go hand in hand – but a new study reveals how deep their roots run in Europe, where workers at a salt mine in Austria were gorging on both up to 2,700 years ago. Scientists mad...

Capsule of 1765 air reveals ancient histories hidden under Antarctic ice

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An ampoule of Antarctic air from the year 1765 forms the centrepiece of a new exhibition that reveals the hidden histories contained in polar ice to visitors attending the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow. The arti...

How ancient footprints shed light on America’s first teenagers

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The White Sands of New Mexico have been a popular tourist attraction for a remarkably long time. Modern travellers come to gaze at the vistas of glistening, pure dunes of gypsum that stretch for miles in all direction...

‘Heartbroken’ Osage Nation leaders decry sale of sacred Missouri cave with ancient artwork

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A Missouri cave containing Native American artwork from more than 1,000 years ago was sold at auction Tuesday, disappointing leaders of the Osage Nation who hoped to buy the land to “protect and preserve our most sacr...

Ancient sequoia trees threatened by growing wildfire in California’s Sierra Nevada

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A growing wildfire, sparked by lightning and spread through the dense, dry, forested Sierra Nevada, is posing dangers to the ancient sequoia trees in their namesake national park. The Paradise fire and the Colony fire...

Nasca, Moche, Wari: British Museum exhibition celebrates Peru’s ancient peoples

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More than 40 ancient objects are being lent to the UK by museums in Peru for a major exhibition aiming to show there is a lot more to the country’s history than the Incas. The British Museum said the loan of the items...

Suggestive veg: why a rude carrot can spark sheer joy – from ancient Egypt to today

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Name: Suggestive vegetables. Age: Ancient. Appearance: Rude enough to derail a live broadcast. Oh no, did I miss an episode of Countryfile: After Dark? Unfortunately not. The programme in question took part on Radio ...

Toledo’s last swordmakers refuse to give up on their ancient craft

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Its sturdy presence has threaded through more than 2,000 years of history, fuelled by fans that were said to have ranged from the Carthaginian general Hannibal to Roman legions. These days, however, the longstanding t...

US to return 17,000 looted ancient artefacts to Iraq

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The United States is returning more than 17,000 ancient artefacts that were looted and smuggled out of Iraq after the 2003 US invasion, including a 3,500-year-old clay tablet that bears part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, ...

Doggerland: Lost ‘Atlantis’ of the North Sea gives up its ancient secrets

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The idea of a “lost Atlantis” under the North Sea connecting Britain by land to continental Europe had been imagined by HG Wells in the late 19th century, with evidence of human inhabitation of the forgotten world fol...

Ancient Gilgamesh tablet seized from Hobby Lobby by US authorities

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A rare and ancient tablet showing part of the epic of Gilgamesh, which had been acquired by Christian arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby for display in its museum of biblical artefacts, has been seized by the US gov...

Ancient Roman ship laden with wine jars discovered off Sicily

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An ancient Roman vessel dating back to the second century BC has been discovered in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Palermo. The ship lies 92 metres (302ft) deep in the ocean, near Isola delle Femmine, and from...

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