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  • Harvard researchers recreated a 4,500 year old Egyptian throne

    On Thursday, the Harvard Semitic Museum will unveil a throne fit for an Egyptian queen—because it’s an exact replica of Queen Hetepheres’s throne, in which the Egyptian royal sat 4,500 years ago.

  • See New Discoveries at the Mysterious City of the Jaguar

    Over the past month, the excavation of an ancient city in Honduras has yielded a trove of remarkable stone artifacts from a mysterious, unnamed Pre-Columbian civilization. A joint American-Honduran team of archaeologists uncovered and removed more than 200 sculptures from the base of a large earthen mound at the center of the site, which is being called the “City of the Jaguar.”

  • Ancient Roman Brooch Contains ‘Lovely’ Palindrome

    A person with a metal detector has discovered a 1,800-year-old copper brooch, engraved with the letters “RMA,” on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom. It contains wordplay that is, quite literally, “lovely,” scientists have found.

    The letters on the brooch, which dates to a time when the Roman Empire controlled Britain, contain different meanings depending on how they are read.