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Ancient DNA analysis reveals Minoan and Mycenaean origins AN ANALYSIS of ancient DNA has revealed that Ancient Minoans and Mycenaens were genetically similar with both peoples descending from early Neolithic farmers.

They likely migrated from Anatolia to Greece and Crete thousands of years prior…
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by Karl Radl THE CORPSE OF Ötzi was discovered by accident in the Alpine northern Italian region of the Tyrol in September of 1991. It was an immensely important find that rivalled the Dead Sea Scrolls as the archeological find of the century. Ötzi rewrote much of Chalcolithic history in Europe. He lived…
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IN 1999, two men went hunting for buried treasure in the Seigelroda Forest in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany near a town called Nebra. Though they didn’t find traditional treasure, their metal detectors led the unlicensed artifact hunters to an equally unbelievable find: a collection of two bronze…
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by Andrew Hamilton THANKS to the sagas, it has long been known that Vikings reached the North American continent about 1000 AD. But not until the 1960s did archaeological evidence emerge in Newfoundland, Canada to corroborate the written accounts. Until recently, that site provided the only archeological…
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Is the new find even more ancient? STONEHENGE, the world-renowned circle of bluestone columns in an isolated field in southwest England, has been shrouded in mystery for centuries. But it seems there’s even more to this incomplete story from the Neolithic period — archaeologists say…
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MORE THAN 5,000 years ago people in Ireland carved a representation of an eclipse into three stones at a megalithic monument—the first known recording of a solar eclipse, scholars say. Researchers have further noted that the sun shines into a chamber of this monument in County Meath on the later ancient…
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IN THE MODERN Russia, perhaps, you can’t find another archaeological site, which would exhibit such interest to itself by refined intellectuals, various politicians and the media. The Arkaim has spawned many myths – but still a little over ten years ago, nobody knows about it, even professionals.…
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