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Egypt volcano Nile

DUBLIN, IRELAND—According to a report in The Guardian, an analysis of environmental records and historic documents suggests a volcanic eruption may have contributed to the Roman victory over Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium in 30 B.C. Egypt's defeat has long been blamed on the shortcomings [...]

Tue, Oct 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Denmark silver box

KØGE, DENMARK—A small silver artifact has been uncovered at Borgring, a Viking fortress in eastern Denmark. According to a report in Science Nordic, the object resembles one of the three parts known to be missing from an elaborate box brooch discovered in a Viking woman's grave [...]

Tue, Oct 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source

SANLIURFA, TURKEY—The International Business Times reports that 5,000-year-old toys have been discovered in one of the 120 tombs in the necropolis at the ancient religious center of Sogmatar, which was dedicated to Sin, the god of the moon. Excavation leader Celal Uludag said the first toy, [...]

Tue, Oct 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A new study linking paleoclimatology -- the reconstruction of past global climates -- with historical analysis shows a link between environmental stress and its impact on the economy, political stability, and war-fighting capacity of ancient Egypt. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source

KANAGAWA PREFECTURE, JAPAN—According to a report in The Asahi Shimbun, archaeologists have found evidence of brutal injuries on skeletons dating from between the thirteenth and sixth centuries B.C. at Peru's ceremonial center of Pacopampa. Tomohito Nagaoka of St. Marianna University School of Medicine said the remains [...]

Mon, Oct 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source

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