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Archaeology

Archaeologists discover previously invisible inscription on 2,600-year-old artifact

Lines on pottery shard suggest a very different attitude toward the pronouncement of God's name.

Is this the tablecloth used at the Last Supper?

It is kept in the Chapel of the Relics of the Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Asunción de Coria, Spain.

The oldest human fossils ever found are discovered in Morocco

This could push human history back 100,000 years.

The largest catacombs in Rome soon will be opened to the public

The Catacombs of Domitilla are back in business after 25 years of restorations.

Petra’s Temple of the Winged Lions

Jordan is home to monuments from an arcane past.

What ancient Greek music sounded like

A group of scholars managed to play songs more than 2,000 years old.

The youngest mummy in Egypt: An 18-week-old baby

The child was embalmed with the utmost care, and then tucked into a small cedar sarcophagus.

Meet the Crypt of Original Sin

The Sistine Chapel of rock-hewn churches

Take a stroll around Ancient Rome in this 3D animation

A complete tour of the Eternal City as it looked in the 4th century will soon be available as part of a video game.

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.

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