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Book of the Dead: A Magical Guide to the Egyptian Underworld

The Book of the Dead is not a book per se , but rather, a corpus of ancient Egyptian funerary texts from...
Another possible look for the Tully Monster

Tully Monster | Ancient Origins

By Chris Rogers / The Conversation Every now and again, scientists discover fossils that are so bizarre they defy classification, their...
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‘Star Wars 9’ theory: Ancient, secret Jedi tech may give Reylo new meaning

Sith and Jedi will clash once more in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and an ancient technology used by both groups of...
Meteorite Acfer 094 ice

Mysteries of the solar system lie within ancient asteroids

Some 30 years ago, a meteorite hit the desert oasis of Tamanrasset Province in Algeria. The Acfer 094 meteorite was tiny — just...
The Colossi of Memnon: Why Did the Giant Statue Sing at Dawn?

The Colossi of Memnon: Why Did the Giant Statue Sing at Dawn?

The Colossi of Memnon are a pair of giant statues made of stone that are located in the Theban Necropolis in Luxor,...
Holy Bin Chickens: Ancient Egyptians Tamed Wild Ibis for Sacrifice

Holy Bin Chickens: Ancient Egyptians Tamed Wild Ibis for Sacrifice

These days, not many Aussies consider the ibis a particularly admirable creature. But these birds, now colloquially referred to as “ bin chickens ”...
‘The Banquet Scene’ relief panel, 645BC-635BC. Credit: The British Museum

Eat Like a Mesopotamian: Experts Reconstruct 4000-Year-Old Recipes

Mesopotamia is considered to be home to one of the first civilizations and it decisively shaped world history. Now thanks to some of...
A researcher studies newly discovered remains of human ancestors as part of a new exhibit at the Perot Museum.

Dallas’ Perot Museum Will Display the Remains of Two Recently Discovered Ancient Human Species

The term "missing link" gets thrown around a lot in discussions about humanity's lineage, but it's incorrect for many reasons. One of the...
Protein sequencing links ancient giant ape with modern orangutan

Protein sequencing links ancient giant ape with modern orangutan

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Using a technique called protein sequencing, scientists have linked an extinct giant ape that lived nearly 2 million years...

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