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28 November 2015 11:11 AM Scans suggest '90%' chance of hidden chamber in King Tut tomb

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 15

04 September 2015 3:01 PM ISIS blows up famed tower tombs at Syria's Palmyra

Damascus - Islamic State (ISIS) group jihadists have blown up several of ancient Palmyra's famed tower tombs as they press their demolition of the UNESCO-listed world heritage site, Syria's antiquities chief said on Friday. ISIS has carried out a sustained campaign of destruction against heritage sites in areas under its control in Syria and Iraq, and in mid-August 13

04 May 2015 10:39 AM Nepal’s rich cultural heritage devastated by quake

KATHMANDU: Sujan Shrestha says it breaks his heart to look at the piles of rubble that are all that remain of the ancient Nepalese temples where he has worshipped all his life. The 28-year-old shopkeeper grew up in a house just off Patan Durbar Square, a spectacular World Heritage site in the quake-hit Kathmandu Valley packed with ornately-carved Hindu 3

20 April 2015 9:11 AM Ancient skull found in Noordhoek dunes

Noordhoek residents got more than they bargained for when they unearthed a human skull in the sand dunes during a beach clean-up on Saturday. But this was no murder scene. The skull is hundreds, perhaps even thousands of years old – the remains of a young adult probably part of a hunter-gatherer community. The skull was found by Noordhoek resident Rob Speedy 4

19 April 2015 5:00 AM National orders to be bestowed on Freedom Day

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma will bestow National Orders on South Africans and foreigners who have contributed to democracy and made a positive impact on the lives of South Africans. The Presidency announced on Friday the names of the recipients of the highest awards given to those in recognition of their efforts to uphold the constitution 29

02 April 2015 6:11 AM Geocaching: 21st century treasure hunt

Cape Town – Experiencing adventures similar to Indiana Jones – doesn’t that sound appealing? Well, not exactly like Indy, since you will not have to run away from giant boulders or taste exotic dishes, or discover historic or valuable artefacts. But geocaching offers a fun GPS scavenger hunt in town, the mountains or in the open countryside. And the good news is that you do not need a degree 5

01 April 2015 5:00 PM New instrument dates old skeleton—'Little Foot' 3.67 million years old

Little Foot is a rare, nearly complete skeleton of Australopithecus first discovered 21 years ago in a cave at Sterkfontein, in central South Africa. The new date places Little Foot as an older relative of Lucy, a famous Australopithecus skeleton dated at 3.2 million years old that was found in Ethiopia. It is thought that Australopithecus is an evolutionary 18

26 March 2015 8:31 AM Scientists find massive impact area from huge meteorite that struck Earth millions years ago

AUSTRALIA: A massive impact area from a huge meteorite that struck the Earth millions of years ago has been found in central Australia, scientists said Monday. The study found signs of the 400-kilometre-wide impact area deep inside the Earth’s crust, Australian National University scientists said. A surface crater from the strike is long gone, but by drilling 5

24 March 2015 11:41 PM World's largest asteroid impact found in Australia

THE LARGEST IMPACT ZONE from a meteorite ever discovered on Earth has been found in central Australia. But the exact ecological impact - thought to be one giant asteroid which broke in two before slamming into the planet over 300 million years ago - remains a mystery. A team of geophysicists found the 'twin scars' while drilling for geothermal research 6

24 March 2015 11:14 PM World's largest meteorite crater found in Australia

THE LARGEST IMPACT ZONE from a meteorite ever discovered on Earth has been found in central Australia. But the exact ecological impact of the meteorite - which broke in two before slamming into the planet over 300 million years ago - remains a mystery. A team of geophysicists found the 'twin scars' while drilling for geothermal research in the Warburton 7