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384-Year-Old Shopping List Found Under Floorboards of Historic English Home

Archaeologists who are helping restore a historic country home in Kent, England have discovered a 17th-century shopping list hidden under its floorboards. Written in 1633, the note was uncovered during a multimillion dollar...

 
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10 of the Greatest Archaeological Discoveries in Human History

The old world holds a vast and secret trove of history with fascinating stories to tell. Thanks to the hardwork of archaeologists who continue to excavate and investigate ancient sites, we get the chance to wonder and marvel...

 
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1,300 Pounds of Roman Coins Unearthed

In Tomares, Spain, whilst digging ditches and laying pipes, workers unearthed treasure trove. It seems that sometime in the past, one person (or several people) buried nineteen jars filled with Roman coins in what would become...

 
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Family Fixing a Toilet Uncovered Ancient Rooms and Tomb Beneath

60-year-old Lucian Faggiano of Lecce, purchased a building at 56 Via Ascanio Grandi in hopes of opening a ttratoria – an Italian eatery. He immediately began renovations, and in order to repair a blocked toilet, he...

 
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Every Night the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence Are Lowered Into A Bomb-Proof Vault

Where do they keep the Charters of Freedom, which is the collective name for the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, when these aren’t on display at the National Archives building?...

 
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One of the Most Complex Time Measuring Devices in the World

The astronomical clock of Besançon is located in the cathedral of the old French watchmaking capital of Besançon. It was made by clockmaker Auguste-Lucien Vérité of Beauvais in 1860 to replace an earlier model made by...

 
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The Silver Swan: The 18th Century Clockwork Automaton

The Silver Swan is an automaton designed in the 18th century by John Joseph Merlin. The life-size swan is a clockwork driven device that includes a music box. The music box plays when the clockwork is wound and the glass...

 
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Underground Cities: 3500 Years of Cappadocian Cave Homes

Cities, empires and religions have risen and fallen around these unique underground havens once used by early Christians to hide from Roman armies, yet they remains occupied to this day – 100 square miles with 200+ underground...

 
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Ancient Pet Cemetery Discovered In Egypt

A team of researchers from the Polish Academy of Sciences, led by Marta Osypińska, found a pet cemetery while excavating an ancient trash dump by Berenike. In an article they published in the academic journal Antiquity,...

 
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Photos of Remains of the Twin Towers in Hangar 17

In an airplane hangar at New York’s Kennedy Airport, fewer than 30 pieces of steel remain from the debris recovered after terrorists flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Center’s twin towers on Sept. 11,...

 
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