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Mummy Yields Earliest Known Egyptian Embalming Recipe loading...
Mummy Yields Earliest Known Egyptian Embalming Recipe
The salve predates the peak of mummification in the region by some 2,500 years.
Norse Greenlanders Dominated Ivory Trade, Walrus DNA Shows loading...
Norse Greenlanders Dominated Ivory Trade, Walrus DNA Shows
A new study reveals how the Norse eked out a good life on the icy island by cornering the market in this exotic wildlife product.
Fight for 'World's Richest Shipwreck' Heats Up loading...
Fight for 'World's Richest Shipwreck' Heats Up
With a cargo worth possibly more than 20 billion dollars, salvors seeking excavation rights to the San José shipwreck face new challenges.
Spectacular Armored Dinosaur Found in Imperiled National Monument loading...
Spectacular Armored Dinosaur Found in Imperiled National Monument
The new species lived in what's now southern Utah more than 75 million years ago.
These Ingenious Charts Brought the Cosmos to 1800s Schoolchildren loading...
These Ingenious Charts Brought the Cosmos to 1800s Schoolchildren
Illuminated from behind, these interactive maps could transport a schoolhouse into the expanse of space.
First Baby Snake From Dinosaur Era Found in Amber loading...
First Baby Snake From Dinosaur Era Found in Amber
The delicate fossil is also the oldest known snake that lived in a forested ecosystem.
This Temple Honors the Egyptian Queen Who Ruled as King loading...
This Temple Honors the Egyptian Queen Who Ruled as King
Hatshepsut's temple is one of the world’s most striking architectural masterpieces, but perhaps even more noteworthy is the woman who commissioned it
Traces of Lost Society Found in 'Pristine' Cloud Forest loading...
Traces of Lost Society Found in 'Pristine' Cloud Forest
Deep in Ecuador’s lush Quijos Valley, a society thrived—and then disappeared. But a lake preserved its story.
Oldest Tools Outside Africa Found, Rewriting Human Story loading...
Oldest Tools Outside Africa Found, Rewriting Human Story
New evidence suggests that our ancient cousins left the continent much earlier than thought.
5,300 Years Ago, Ötzi the Iceman Died. Now We Know His Last Meal. loading...
5,300 Years Ago, Ötzi the Iceman Died. Now We Know His Last Meal.
It took 20 years to find his stomach. Now researchers know what was inside—in excruciating detail.
See the Ghostly Relics of this 19th-Century Shipwreck loading...
See the Ghostly Relics of this 19th-Century Shipwreck
The remains of the vessel, caught on camera 7,000 feet below the surface, leaves archaeologists with mere glimpses of life on board.
Biblical 'Spies' Revealed in 1,500-Year-Old Mosaic loading...
Biblical 'Spies' Revealed in 1,500-Year-Old Mosaic
An ancient depiction of Moses' scouts in Canaan has been discovered in an "unparalleled" house of worship in Israel.

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