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01 October 2017 9:51 PM KZN Stone Age child reveals modern humans 'emerged earlier than previously thought'

Durban - Studying the DNA of the 2 000-year-old remains of a boy found near Ballito Bay in KwaZulu-Natal has shed new light on the transition from archaic to modern humans, with findings helping to "rewrite human history". The boy, of hunter-gatherer descent, lived in a time before migrants from further north in Africa reached South Africa's shores 89

07 June 2017 7:33 PM Homo sapiens 100 000 years older than thought

Paris - Early Homo sapiens roamed Africa 300 000 years ago, sporting modern-looking faces that would not stand out in a crowd today, according to research published on Wednesday that pushes back our origins by a hundred millennia. A groundbreaking fossil discovery in Morocco obliterates two decades of scientific consensus that our forefathers emerged 145

02 January 2017 9:36 PM Israeli settlements grew on Obama’s watch. They may be poised for a boom on Trump’s

SHILOH, West Bank — Through eight years of escalating criticism from the world’s most powerful leader, Israeli construction in these sacred, militarily occupied hills never stopped. Thousands of homes were built. Miles of roadway. Restaurants. Shopping malls. A university. Here in Shiloh, a tourist center went up, with a welcome video in which the biblical 146

19 April 2016 2:05 PM Israeli settlers roll out the welcome mat

Havat Gilad, West Bank - The bulletproof tour bus, filled with retirees, groaned up the narrow dirt road to meet some of Israel's most notorious Jewish settlers, renegade young firebrands known as the “hilltop youth.” “The stereotype is of monsters, high school dropouts, Arab killers, thieves of Arab land and uprooters of Arab olive trees,” the host, Rabbi 29

22 March 2016 8:53 AM UCT makes top 10 in world subject rankings

Johannesburg – South Africa’s universities rank in the top 100 places in the world according to academics and employers, says the sixth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, released Tuesday. Published on TopUniversities.com, the rankings feature a record-breaking 42 disciplines, making it the largest-ever world subject rankings 13

17 March 2016 11:05 PM Nefertiti riddle may be solved

Egypt has unearthed further evidence that a secret chamber, believed by some to be the lost burial site of Queen Nefertiti, might lie behind King Tutankhamun's tomb, Egypt's antiquities minister said yesterday. There is huge interest in Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century BC and is thought to be Tutankhamun's stepmother. Confirmation of her final 24

29 November 2015 2:28 AM Scans suggest "90 per cent" chance of hidden chamber in King Tut tomb

LUXOR, Egypt - Scans in King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a hidden chamber, the country's antiquities minister said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's resting place. "We can now say that we have to find behind the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun another chamber, another tomb," Mamduh al-Damati 25

29 November 2015 1:46 AM 90pc chance of hidden chamber in King Tut tomb

LUXOR - Scans in King Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings point to a hidden chamber, the country’s antiquities minister said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti’s resting place. “We can now say that we have to find behind the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun another chamber, another tomb,” Mamduh al-Damati said at a press 31

28 November 2015 11:21 PM UPDATE 3-Experts optimistic Tut’s tomb may conceal Egypt’s lost queen

LUXOR, Egypt — Chances are high that the tomb of Ancient Egypt’s boy-king Tutankhamen has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of the lost Queen Nefertiti, experts said Saturday. There is huge international interest in Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C. and is thought to be Tutankhamen’s stepmother. Confirmation 35

28 November 2015 4:04 PM Queen Nefertiti's resting place possibly found

Luxor - Scans in King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a hidden chamber, the country's antiquities minister said on Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's resting place. "We can now say that we have to find behind the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun another chamber, another tomb," Mamduh al-Damati 23