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Archaeology

How fasting monks in the Middle Ages gave us the chickens we have today

Chicken evolution may have been driven a rule prohibiting the consumption of meat.

Living like a hermit on top of a 130-ft-tall monolith

The Katskhi Pillar has been home to hermits since the 9th century.

Remnants of WWI discovered in Israel

Remains of both the Ottoman and British armies found

Archaeologists keep making discoveries in Mary Magdalene’s hometown

For archaeologists, Mary Magdalene’s hometown is the gift that keeps on giving.

Long-neglected tomb of Rome’s first emperor to reopen

Obscured by weeds and garbage, the Mausoleum of Augustus will reopen to the public after a makeover.

Compelling new evidence may prove the Tower of Babel really existed

A stone tablet is inscribed with an illustration of the great ziggurat, plus illuminating inscriptions.

Study suggest humans inhabited North America 100,000 years earlier than believed

Damage to unearthed mastodon could only have been caused by humans, scientists argue.

Archaeologists discover what was served at the Last Supper

Jesus and the apostles were not sitting at a table, nor did they use wooden tableware.

Shroud of Turin coins may finally have been identified

New technology offers additional proof of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin.

Archaeologists find what may be the oldest depiction of the Virgin Mary

The Dura-Europos excavation site in Syria is still threatened by war, but the wall painting is safe in a museum at Yale.