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- Dig for Nazi gold BEGINS: Treasure hunters start excavating at Polish palace
The dig is concentrating on an old orangery in the park of the Minkowskie palace for most of May. It is believed treasures, stolen on the orders of SS boss Heinrich Himmler, are buried there.
Daily Mail. Wednesday, 5 May 2021.
- Subway construction project unearths prehistoric fossils in CA
A subway construction project is Los Angeles is unearthing the prehistoric side of southern California. Workers excavating
the tunnels discovered fossils of ancient mammals that roamed the area about 11,000 years ago. ...
CBS News. Monday, 3 May 2021.
- Rome's subway station is also museum filled with ancient history
A team of archaeologists has unearthed these treasures duing the excavation
of Rome's San Giovanni metro stop which will be open to the public this fall. The new subway station is also a museum filled with ancient treasures. ...
CBS News. Sunday, 2 May 2021.
- What Doomed a Sprawling City Near St. Louis 1,000 Years Ago?
Excavations at Cahokia, famous for its pre-Columbian mounds, challenge the idea that residents destroyed the city through wood clearing.
New York Times. Thursday, 29 Apr 2021.
- What Doomed the Great City of Cahokia? Not Ecological Hubris, Study Says
Excavations at the city, famous for its pre-Columbian mounds, challenge the idea that residents destroyed the city through wood clearing.
New York Times. Saturday, 24 Apr 2021.
- Remains of a 'high-status' Roman villa discovered in Scarborough
The 'fantastic find' was made during archaeological excavations at a housing development in the town of Eastfield, North Yorkshire.
Daily Mail. Wednesday, 14 Apr 2021.
- Dozens of Dead Sea Scroll Fragments Found in Israeli Cave
The pieces of parchments are the first of their kind discovered during archaeological excavations in 60 years
Smithsonian. Tuesday, 16 Mar 2021.
- Is This 2,000-Year-Old Egyptian Burial Site the World's Oldest Pet Cemetery?
Excavations show how humans treated cats, dogs and monkeys in first- and second-century Egypt
Smithsonian. Friday, 5 Mar 2021.
- Two Men Plead Guilty to Looting Over 1,500 Artifacts From Federal Land
In March 2019, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a tip that there was an illegal excavation
that occurred on a Native American cultural site at the Cross Bar Management Area north of Amarillo. ...
NBC. Saturday, Feb 27 2021.
- Excavation of Pompeii fast-food eatery reveals tastes of ancient city
A fast-food eatery discovered at Pompeii is now completely excavated, helping to reveal the favorite dishes of citizens of the ancient Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
ABC News. Monday, 28 Dec 2020.
- Evidence for a massive paleo-tsunami at ancient Tel Dor
Underwater excavation, borehole drilling, and modelling suggests a massive paleo-tsunami struck near the ancient settlement of Tel Dor between 9,910 to 9,290 years ago, according to a new study.
Science Daily. Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020.
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