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Pompeii Lead Pipe Antimony

POMPEII, ITALY—Researchers have analyzed a fragment of a lead water pipe from Pompeii and found that it contained toxic levels of the chemical element antimony, reports the International Business Times. Previously, scholars had suggested that widespread lead poisoning contributed to the decline of the Roman Empire. [...]

Fri, Aug 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Dutch Ship Excavated

KENT, ENGLAND—The Guardian reports that archaeologists from Historic England and the Netherland's Cultural Heritage Agency have returned to the site of the 18th-century Dutch East India ship Rooswijk. The ship sank off the coast of Kent in January 1740, and all 250 aboard perished. So far [...]

Fri, Aug 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A team of archaeologists has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago. [...]
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New research reveals that citrons and lemons were status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite. It also plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade in the ancient Mediterranean. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Lithuania Vilna Synagogue Mikva Floor

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA—Archaeologists have unearthed remains of underground ritual baths at the Great Synagogue of Vilna, according to a report from Haaretz. The synagogue was completed in 1633 and, since it was not allowed to be taller than the city's churches, it rose only three floors [...]

Thu, Aug 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source

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