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Neolithic stone burial site found on Russia-China border

Chinese archaeologists have discovered a Neolithic stone burial site by the side of a river on the border between China and Russia. The Xiaonanshan ruins in Raohe County, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, are located on the …

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Original St. Nicholas may have been discovered in Turkey

Turkish archaeologists believe they have found the tomb of the original Santa Claus, otherwise known as Saint Nicholas. An intact tomb has been found underneath Saint Nicholas Church, in the Demre district of Turkey's south-west …

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Broken dolmen reconstructed in Adygea

In Adygea, archaeologists and activists of the regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society reconstructed the dolmen supposedly destroyed by vandals. The restoration work was carried out under the guidance of Viktor Trifonov, the …

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World's first smiley discovered in Turkey

The origins of smiley could be nearly 4,000-years-old after archaeologists in southeastern Turkey excavated a pot that bore the ubiquitous symbol, which today is one of the most frequently used emoticons online. The roots of the symbol …

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Remains from 'skull cult' discovered in Turkey

Fragments of carved bone unearthed at an ancient site on a Turkish hillside are evidence that the people who spent time there belonged to a neolithic 'skull cult' – a group that embraces rituals around the heads of the dead. …

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Underground Mithras temple discovered in Turkey

An ancient temple dedicated to god Mithras was unearthed by archaeologists in the vicinity of the Turkish city of Diyarbakir. The underground 4th century temple was discovered by archaeologists working at Zerzevan Castle located in …

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Precious Christian artifact found in Crimea

The archaeologists working on the excavations of the Byzantine temple, discovered the base of a basilica. The xperts suggest that it was built more than 1500 years ago. The excavations are conducted on the territory of the ICC …

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 Ancient head found during bridge construction in Crimea

A terracotta head was discovered by archaeologists during the underwater excavations in the area of ​​construction of the bridge across the Kerch Strait. Scientists believe that this is an image of an ancient Greek deity, made in the form of a …

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Syrian bitumen discovered in ancient Anglo-Saxon grave

Analysis of black organic fragments found in the Sutton Hoo boat burial has revealed they are bitumen from Syria. Sutton Hoo in East Anglia is one of the most important archaeological sites in England. The weapons, clothing and …

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Researchers open Tomb of Christ

Researchers have uncovered the original surface of the tomb of Jesus Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The tomb's surface had been covered by a thick layer of marble, according to an exclusive by National …

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Cybele Statue Discovered in Turkey

An estimated 2,100-year-old rare marble statue of Cybele, the mother goddess of Anatolia, has been unearthed in excavations in northwestern Ordu province located on the Black Sea coast. The historic sculpture of Cybele sitting on her …

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