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24 March 2015 12:16 AM The world's largest asteroid impacts have been found in Australia

A huge impact zone from a meteorite which broke into two, moments before it smashed into the Earth, has been found in Australia. The craters from the impact have long-since disappeared but twin scars have been found hidden deep in the Earth’s crust. “The two asteroids must each have been over 10 kilometres (six miles) across – it would have been curtains 6

16 March 2015 12:30 PM Stonehenge May Have Been An Ancient 'Mecca On Stilts,' Critic Says

A Catholic priest blesses a grave during a burial ceremony for the remains of 110 Napoleonic soldiers who died in a major battle against the Russian army, near the of Studenka, about 100 kilometers (63 miles) east of Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) In this Sept. 28, 1941 file photo, Spitfires, subscribed for by the people 6

16 March 2015 11:09 AM ISIS destroyed fake artifacts in video, 'the originals are all here': Baghdad museum

The ancient statues destroyed by Islamic State militants last month were actually fakes - according to Baghdad’s museum director The video showed the group toppling statues and carvings from plinths in the Mosul museum and smashing them with sledgehammers and drills. It also showed damage to a huge statue of a bull at the Nergal Gate into the city of Nineveh 27

10 March 2015 2:42 PM Archaeologists dig up 3,000 skeletons from below future train station

Archaeologists in London have begun digging up some 3,000 historic skeletons including those of plague victims from a burial ground that will become a new train station, the company in charge said. A team of 60 researchers will work in shifts six days a week over the next month at the Bedlam burial ground to remove the centuries-old skeletons, which 15

10 March 2015 8:39 AM London rail work unearths thousands of skeletons from Bedlam

They came from every parish of London, and from all walks of life, and ended up in a burial ground called Bedlam. Now scientists hope their centuries-old skeletons can reveal new information about how long-ago Londoners lived — and about the bubonic plague that often killed them. Archaeologists announced Monday that they have begun excavating the bones 16

27 February 2015 3:23 PM Ancient Britons Imported Einkorn Wheat 8,000 Years Ago, Say Archaeologists

According to a group of scientists led by Dr Robin Allaby from the University of Warwick, wheat reached Britain approximately 8,000 years ago – two millennia before the introduction of farming. Dr Allaby and his colleagues found evidence for a variety of wheat known as einkorn at Bouldnor Cliff, an underwater archaeological site off the Isle of Wight 9

27 February 2015 5:02 AM Islamic State militants smash ancient Iraq artefacts, abduct more Christians

Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said on Thursday. At the same time, the extremists also released a video showing the continued destruction of the heritage of the lands under their control. It depicted 10

27 February 2015 3:24 AM Scientists find evidence of wheat in UK 8,000 years ago

Wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, according to new archaeological evidence. Fragments of wheat DNA recovered from an ancient peat bog suggests the grain was traded or exchanged long before it was grown by the first British farmers. The research, published in Science, suggests there was a sophisticated network of cultural links across Europe 6

26 February 2015 3:07 PM ISIS fighters destroy priceless Iraq antiquities

Arbil - Hardline Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures dating to the ancient Assyrian era, according to a video published online. The Islamic State video showed men attacking the artefacts, some of them identified as antiquities from the 7th century BC, with sledgehammers or drills, saying 7

24 February 2015 5:59 PM Buddha statue reveals remains of mummified monk inside

The mummified remains of a monk have been revealed inside a nearly 1,000-year old Chinese statue of a Buddha. The mummy inside the gold-painted papier-mache statue is believed to be that of Liuquan, a Buddhist master of the Chinese Meditation School who died around the year 1100, researchers said. It’s the only Chinese Buddhist mummy to undergo scientific 7