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Jerusalem Dig Uncovers Ancient Greek Citadel

Jerusalem Dig Uncovers Ancient Greek Citadel

In the shadow of Jerusalem’s city walls, archaeologists have found a fortress that spawned a bloody rebellion more than two millennia ago. Jerusalem, IsraelIsraeli archaeologists
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Iraq Is Turning Saddam Hussein’s Palace Into a Museum

Iraq Is Turning Saddam Hussein’s Palace Into a Museum

Amid conflict with ISIS and a budget crisis, Iraqi officials hope new museum will herald a revival of the ancient port city of Basra. BASRA,
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Saddam Hussein’s Yacht Is Sailing Again With a New Mission

Saddam Hussein’s Yacht Is Sailing Again With a New Mission

BASRA, Iraq After three decades of being passed around by Middle Eastern monarchs, Saddam Hussein’s yacht is now in the hands of Iraqi marine researchers.
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Kinder, Gentler Vikings? Not According to Their Slaves

Kinder, Gentler Vikings? Not According to Their Slaves

New clues suggest slaves were vital to the Viking way of life—and argue against attempts to soften the raiders’ brutish reputation. The ancient reputation of
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War, More Than ISIS, Is Destroying Syria’s Ancient Sites

War, More Than ISIS, Is Destroying Syria’s Ancient Sites

Ancient sites in contested areas are more vulnerable to looting and destruction than those in ISIS-controlled territory. Videos of Islamic State militants shattering ancient statues
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Rare Unlooted Grave of Wealthy Warrior Uncovered in Greece

Rare Unlooted Grave of Wealthy Warrior Uncovered in Greece

Archaeologists hail the burial, untouched for 3,500 years, as the biggest discovery on mainland Greece in decades. The text message from the trench supervisor to
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We Finally Have Clues to How America’s Lost Colony Vanished

We Finally Have Clues to How America’s Lost Colony Vanished

Artifacts suggest some members of ill-fated English settlement survived and assimilated with Native Americans. The search began when an anxious Englishman named John White waded
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A Race to Fix Nepal’s Ravaged Monuments Before Monsoons Hit

A Race to Fix Nepal’s Ravaged Monuments Before Monsoons Hit

Workers are trying to protect key religious sites damaged in the recent earthquakes before the rains come. High on a hill overlooking Kathmandu, the golden-spired
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Saving an Ancient ‘Lost’ City in War-torn Syria

Saving an Ancient ‘Lost’ City in War-torn Syria

A small band of Syrian villagers fight poverty, war, and the elements to protect an ancient site. Amid the death, despair, and destruction that mark
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Saving Afghan Culture

Saving AfghanCulture

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