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Kazakh horses named the oldest domestic horse breed

Kazakh horses are the oldest of domestic breeds that continues to inhabit the territories of its original formation said a Russian scientist Leonid Gaiduchenko.

Kazakh horses named the oldest domestic horse breed
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3000-yo cauldron discovered in eastern Kazakhstan

A 3000-y.o. cauldron dated back to the Bronze Age has been discovered in eastern Kazakhstan.

3000-yo cauldron discovered in eastern Kazakhstan
Photo © Alibek Dzhenalinov
Ice age animal bones discovered in Northern Kazakhstan

Bones of ice age animals have been discovered in Pavlodar Oblast in northern Kazakhstan.

Ice age animal bones discovered in Northern Kazakhstan
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Greek policeman, 8 others charged with smuggling antiquities

A Greek police officer was among nine people arrested for the suspected smuggling of ancient artefacts, including a statue valued at about one million euros, police said.

Greek policeman, 8 others charged with smuggling antiquities
Ancient town under water as downpours hit central China
Ancient town under water as downpours hit central China

One of China's renowned ancient towns was under water Wednesday as heavy rain hit the centre of the country, with tens of thousands of people evacuated from the area.

Ancient town under water as downpours hit central China
Ruins of the citadel. Photo from the Turkestan Album of 1871-1872.
Archeological park to be built in Taraz: 2000 years of history

An archeological park will be constructed around a medieval tower in Kazakhstan's southern city of Taraz by 2017.

Archeological park to be built in Taraz: 2000 years of history
Vatican trove shows Catholic persecution in samurai-era Japan
Vatican trove shows Catholic persecution in samurai-era Japan

A trove of ancient documents unearthed at the Vatican could shed light on the brutal crackdown on Christianity in isolationist Japan under its samurai rulers.

Vatican trove shows Catholic persecution in samurai-era Japan
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DNA from ancient plague points to modern peril

"In some cases death came immediately; in others, after many days," the historian Procopius wrote as a terrifying disease scythed through Constantinople in 542 AD.

DNA from ancient plague points to modern peril
The ancient Roman city Pompeii. ©REUTERS/Ciro De Luca
Italy promises UNESCO it will not abandon Pompeii

Italy's culture minister assured UNESCO on Sunday that efforts were being made to restore the long-neglected Roman city of Pompeii, after the United Nations organisation urged the country to speed up repairs.

Italy promises UNESCO it will not abandon Pompeii
Eureka! Unique exhibition in Rome honours Archimedes
Eureka! Unique exhibition in Rome honours Archimedes

The great inventor of Antiquity, Archimedes, is the star of an unprecedented exhibition opening in Rome which includes modern applications of some of his best known discoveries.

Eureka! Unique exhibition in Rome honours Archimedes
Ancient people also had clogged arteries, mummy scans show
Ancient people also had clogged arteries, mummy scans show

Scans of mummies from as long ago as 2,000 BC have revealed that ancient people also had clogged arteries, a condition blamed on modern vices like smoking, overeating and inactivity.

Ancient people also had clogged arteries, mummy scans show
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Peru archeologists find ancient temple

Peruvian archeologists have discovered a temple believed to be about 5,000 years old at the ancient El Paraiso archeological site in a valley just north of Lima.

Peru archeologists find ancient temple
Rage in Timbuktu over priceless destroyed manuscripts
Rage in Timbuktu over priceless destroyed manuscripts

"They are not Muslims, they are bandits!" raged Mohamed Elher Ag Abba, whose house flanks a famed archive in Timbuktu where retreating Islamists burnt priceless ancient books and manuscripts before fleeing.

Rage in Timbuktu over priceless destroyed manuscripts
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Leprosy: an ancient disease thrives in 21st century

It has been called the world's oldest recorded disease, an evil that humans have known for more than 3,500 years, as papyri from ancient Egypt testify.

Leprosy: an ancient disease thrives in 21st century
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Revealed: secrets of ancient Chinese medicinal herb

Scientist in the United States on Sunday offered a molecular-level explanation for how a Chinese herbal medicine used for more than 2,000 years tackles fever and eases malaria.

Revealed: secrets of ancient Chinese medicinal herb
Bali's 'largest' ancient Hindu temple discovered
Bali's 'largest' ancient Hindu temple discovered

Construction workers in Bali have discovered what is thought to be the biggest ancient Hindu temple ever found on the Indonesian island.

Bali's 'largest' ancient Hindu temple discovered
Heritage catastrophe looms as war engulfs Old Aleppo
Heritage catastrophe looms as war engulfs Old Aleppo

As the battle for Aleppo closes in on the historical centre in northern Syria, heritage sites in one of the world's oldest cities are being damaged and experts fear the worst is yet to come.

Heritage catastrophe looms as war engulfs Old Aleppo

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