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10,000-Year-Old Grave in Italy Has Earliest Infant Burial in Europe

The 10,000-year-old burial of a female infant, the earliest such burial known in Europe, shows that society even in Mesolithic times honored its youngest members and that females were treated the same as males in this regard. Archaeologists at the...

Opium Found at Ancient Burial Site Possible Offering to the Gods

Opium traces found at an ancient Israeli burial site might have been offerings to gods, according to recent research. Archeologists analyzed residue left in eight out of twenty-two vessels discovered amongst the remains and dated it back to approximately...

Ancient Bronze Sword Found In Germany Is “Still Gleaming”

An ancient sword unearthed in Germany was found "still gleaming" at the time of discovery despite its 3000 years of age. 

Burial Gifts Discovery at Infant’s Grave a First at Ancient Greek City

Archeologists at the ancient Greek city of Kelenderis on the Turkish coast have, for the first time, discovered burial gifts, including glass bracelets, at a child's grave along with a furnace for tile production. The skeleton of the boy had four...

Ancient Cemetery for Infants Discovered on Greek Island

The study of the largest ancient Greek cemetery for infants found on Astypalea island in Greece continues, shedding light on the goddess of childbirth