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What centuries-old poop parasites teach us about international travel

Two of the stools had low numbers of tapeworm eggs , which have a round shape, thick walls with striations and a brown color. The excavation of a roughly 500-year-old latrine in Jerusalem has uncovered thousands of eggs from human parasites, including some that may have come from Northern Europe, a new study finds.

Archaeologists Discover Evidence of an Ancient Egyptian Brewery in a Totally Unexpected Location

Archaeologists searching a construction site set for a Tel Aviv high-rise office building found evidence of a 5,000-year-old Egyptian brewery, suggesting that ancient Egyptians had settled in territory much farther north than previously known. Israel's Antiquities Authority said Sunday that archaeologists found fragments of ancient pottery vessels that are believed to have been used to prepare beer, a beverage widely consumed among all age groups in ancient Egypt.

Fresh concerns raised over Charles Street scheme

English Heritage has claimed that the second phase of the town centre scheme risks causing 'substantial harm to the historic environment' of the town. The organisation has previously raised concerns about plans from develops Simons to scale back the archaeological investigations, prompting local campaigners to set up the Defend Our Rich Cultural Heritage Group , which has attracted more than 3,800 signatures.

Archaeological dig planned for Glouco site of 1777 battle

The Hessians were out for blood that autumn day in 1777. They marched 10 miles from Haddonfield to Red Bank, hoping to surprise the American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River.

Soldiers to excavate Northumberland Roman fort where their predecessors served centuries ago

Serving soldiers and veterans will be excavating a fort where their military predecessors were garrisoned almost 2,000 years ago. The Vindolanda Trust has given 10 of its highly prized excavation places in the opening two week period to Operation Nightingale, an award winning project run by the Defence Archaeology Group .

Reading Prison to be marketed by the Ministry of Justice in the summer

The was the news from Reading Borough Council planning manager Kiaran Roughan at the strategic environment, planning and transport committee on Thursday, March 26. He said the council has received two "fairly hefty documents" from the MOJ referring to the archaeology and the history of the prison made famous by Oscar Wilde in the Ballad of Reading Gaol where the playwright was imprisoned. The borough council has now produced its own hefty document in the form of an outline planning framework which will spell out to any developers the restrictions on developing the site brought about by the historic features of the Grade Two listed prison which includes Oscar Wilde's cell.


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William Edelen: Moon Plays Role in Primal Afterlife Concepts

"On the third day he rose again from the dead" You may think I am quoting the Apostles Creed still recited in so many churches, but actually I am quoting from primal religious liturgies that are referring to the resurrection of the moon after the third night of darkness. "As the moon dieth and cometh to life again, so we also, having to die, will again rise," declared the Juan Capistrano Indians in ceremonies celebrating the resurrection of the new moon, after three nights of darkness and death.

Party like it's 3000 BC: Egyptian beer vessels unearthed in Tel Aviv

A worker for the Israel Antiquities Authority stands in a pit at an archaeological dig in a future construction site in Tel Aviv, where fragments of ancient basins were unearthed, March 29, 2015. Workers for the Israel Antiquities Authority stand in a pit at an archaeological dig in a future construction site in Tel Aviv, where fragments of ancient basins were unearthed, March 29, 2015.

Artists' prints are clever and cool

Seated in an urban context, Briar Craig gleans from society and as if analyzing the pottery remains of an ancient civilization. Just as an archaeologist sifts through the sands to unearth evidence of the cultural picture of a time gone past, Craig filters his findings and then applies his technical expertise to the material so that we are convinced of its veracity.

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