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Rome's Colosseum to get new hi-tech floor

An Italian engineering firm, Milan Ingegneria, won the 18.5 million euro ($22.2 million) contract to design the new flooring and has committed to complete the project by 2023.

By REUTERS
03/05/2021

Archaeologists finally date mysterious 'Plain of Jars' in Laos

It is not known for certain what the original purpose of the megalithic jars were, with the researchers saying that "remains a mystery."

Suggested reconstruction of elephant hunting by using close-range thrusting spears.

Meet the elephants living in Israel 500,000 years ago

“Throughout hundreds of thousands of years, people were eating elephants,” Tel Aviv University Prof. Ran Barkai explained. “For this purpose, they developed specific tools.”

Egyptian archaeologists unearth rare tombs dated back to before Pharaohs

They also found tombs nearby from the later Hyksos period (1650 to 1500 B.C.), when Western Asian migrants took over the country, putting an end to Egypt's Middle Kingdom.

By REUTERS
29/04/2021
Photo of the remains of the Herodian era town of Archelais, with craters to show where thieves have

80% of archaeological sites in W. Bank damaged – report

"Four out of five sites have been harmed in one way or another," said an expert, adding that the main issues are vandalism, theft, unsupervised construction and agriculture.

A fragment from the Dead Sea Scrolls that underwent genetic sampling to shed light on the 2,000-year

How old are the Dead Sea Scrolls? Carbon-dating project to offer answers

The project and some preliminary results were presented at a conference at the university last week: while in many instances, some scrolls might be more ancient than previously thought.

Adolfo Roitman, curator of the Dead sea Scrolls, points at the original Isaiah Scroll, one of the De

Dead Sea Scrolls: Artificial Intelligence sheds new light on their authors

An artificial intelligence-based paleographic project carried out by scholars in the Netherlands found a way to replace the human eye of with artificial intelligence.

Does the Kinneret hold the secret of a 3,500 year old Canaanite murder?

According to two Israeli researchers, a submerged structure is key to understanding an Ugaritic myth and was identified as the remains of Moses’ sister Miriam’s biblical well.

A 1st century AD Terracotta Roman lamp from Turkey, depicting two women engaged in oral sex, general

First ever ancient Roman complex discovered in Britain, broken into

At some point overnight between April 14 and 15, the newly discovered site was broken into, the Gazette & Herald reported on Friday morning.

A facial reconstruction of a 5600 year old skull found on the Maltese island of Gozo is seen during

Job association to biological sex began 5,000 years ago - study

The findings support the claim that the source of gender inequalities are partially rooted in the Neolithic period and its colonization of Europe by farmers.

16/04/2021
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