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New work sets timeline for the first pharaohs

Archaeologists drawing on a wide range of tools said on Wednesday they had pinpointed the crucial time in world history when Egypt emerged as a distinct state.

New work sets timeline for the first pharaohs
Tomb find confirms powerful women ruled Peru long ago
Tomb find confirms powerful women ruled Peru long ago

The discovery in Peru of another tomb belonging to a pre-Hispanic priestess, the eighth in more than two decades, confirms that powerful women ruled this region 1,200 years ago.

Tomb find confirms powerful women ruled Peru long ago
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Earliest iron artefacts came from meteorite

The earliest iron artefacts ever found -- funeral beads strung around bodies in a 5,000-year-old Egyptian cemetery -- were made from a meteorite.

Earliest iron artefacts came from meteorite
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Climate change seen behind ancient civilizations' fall

A cold, dry spell that lasted hundreds of years may have driven the collapse of Eastern Mediterranean civilizations in the 13th century BC.

Climate change seen behind ancient civilizations' fall
Dozens of mummies found in pre-Inca royal tomb in Peru
Dozens of mummies found in pre-Inca royal tomb in Peru

Polish and Peruvian archaeologists have discovered a royal burial chamber with 60 mummies and some 1,200 gold, silver and ceramic objects from over 1,000 years ago in Peru.

Dozens of mummies found in pre-Inca royal tomb in Peru
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Lost medieval city found in Cambodia: report

A lost medieval city that thrived on a mist-shrouded Cambodian mountain 1,200 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists using revolutionary airborne laser technology.

Lost medieval city found in Cambodia: report
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Beheaded skeleton discovered next to Saka princess's tomb

Kazakhstan archaeologists have discovered a beheaded human skeleton next to the tomb of the “Saka princess”.

Beheaded skeleton discovered next to Saka princess's tomb
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Kazakhstan archaeologists discover Saka princess tomb

A burial site of a high-ranking young woman was discovered during reconstruction of Taskesken-Bakty road in Urdzhar region of East-Kazakhstan oblast.

Kazakhstan archaeologists discover Saka princess tomb
Villagers discover ancient ball game statue in Mexico
Villagers discover ancient ball game statue in Mexico

Villagers installing a water pipe in southwestern Mexico stumbled onto an ancient granite statue depicting a player from a pre-Hispanic ball game.

Villagers discover ancient ball game statue in Mexico
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Foreign archaeologists tap into Stone Age man site near Almaty

Archaeologists from the U.S., Germany, Japan and Australia arrived to Kazakhstan to study a Stone Age man site in Zhambyl region of Almaty oblast.

Foreign archaeologists tap into Stone Age man site near Almaty
Ancient mysteries revealed in Turkmen desert sands
Ancient mysteries revealed in Turkmen desert sands

Over four millennia ago, the fortress town of Gonur-Tepe might have been a rare advanced civilisation before it was buried for centuries under the dust of the Kara Kum desert in remote western Turkmenistan.

Ancient mysteries revealed in Turkmen desert sands
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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
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Mexico archeologists uncover 800-year-old skeletons

Archeologists in central Mexico uncovered the bones of 12 children and adults who may have been buried 800 years ago.

Mexico archeologists uncover 800-year-old skeletons
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North Korean 'unicorn' claim lost in translation

An apparent North Korean claim to have uncovered a "unicorn's lair" that created an Internet storm was partly the result of mistranslation by Pyongyang's much-mocked propaganda machine.

North Korean 'unicorn' claim lost in translation
Ancient tombs discovered in Pakistan's Swat
Ancient tombs discovered in Pakistan's Swat

Italian archaeologists say they have discovered a cemetery that reveals complex funeral rites dating back more than 3,000 years in Pakistan's Swat valley, recently controlled by the Taliban.

Ancient tombs discovered in Pakistan's Swat
Europe's oldest prehistoric town, salt site found in Bulgaria
Europe's oldest prehistoric town, salt site found in Bulgaria

Archaeologists in eastern Bulgaria say they have unearthed the oldest prehistoric town ever found in Europe, along with an ancient salt production site.

Europe's oldest prehistoric town, salt site found in Bulgaria
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
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Archaeologists found Bronze Age burial near Uralsk

Kazakhstan archaeologists have found a Bronze Age burial near Uralsk city.

Archaeologists found Bronze Age burial near Uralsk
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Remains of huge bird of Dinosaurs Age found in Kazakhstan

Remains of a huge bird that lived on Earth in Cretaceous geologic period at Dinosaurs Age were found at the territory of Kazakhstan.

Remains of huge bird of Dinosaurs Age found in Kazakhstan
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Golden Horde time tomb discovered in Pavlodar oblast

Archaeologists found ruins of a tomb of a nobleman of the Golden Horde time in Pavlodar oblast.

Golden Horde time tomb discovered in Pavlodar oblast