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Hellenistic theater found in Turkey

Hellenistic theater found in Turkey

A team of archaeologists from the city of Bodrum, in the southwest of Mugla Province (Turkey), has discovered an ancient Hellenistic theater that was built in 400 BC Dr. Derya Sahin, from the Department of Archeology at the University of Uludag said Monday that the old theater of 2.

Peru prevents the illicit export of archaeological remains

Peru prevents the illicit export of archaeological remains

According to the Ministry of Culture, so far this year the Peruvian customs authorities have detained more than 150 objects and fossils that were being acquired illegally and were taken out of the country. Most of the objects were discovered by travelers who were in the Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport.

The pyramid of a vizier of Ramses II discovered in Luxor

The pyramid of a vizier of Ramses II discovered in Luxor

The Egyptian Minister of State for Antiquities has reported the discovery of a more than 3,000-year-old pyramid at Luxor that was built for an advisor to King Ramses II. The remains of the great adobe pyramid, the original height of which was 15 meters high and 12 meters wide, were discovered during excavations on the Sheikh Abdel Qurna hill at a mission of two Belgian universities (the Free University of Brussels and the University of Liege), declared Mohammed Ibrahim, Egyptian secretary for antiquities.

DNA follows ancient Mediterranean farmers to Scandinavia

DNA follows ancient Mediterranean farmers to Scandinavia

The genetic profile of modern Europeans may have been partially cultivated by early Mediterranean farmers who moved to what is now Scandinavia, where they intermingled with resident hunter-gatherers. DNA taken from 5,000-year-old skeletons previously unearthed in Sweden, reveal a scenario in which newly arrived agriculturalists from the south interbred with hunters and gatherers from the north, says genetic evolution graduate student Pontus Skoglund from Uppsala University in Sweden and his colleagues.

Early Stone Age houses excavated in Prague

Early Stone Age houses excavated in Prague

The Czech Society of Archeology (CSP) has announced the discovery of the remains of houses dating back more than 7,500 years in the Bubenec district of Prague, as well as a burial site that is half as old. “We have managed to unearth the impressions of the wooden support structures of the so-called long houses, typical in the Neolithic period ”, says the director of CSP and researcher Raked Balý, quoted by the Czech news agency CTK.

New excavations in Erbil

New excavations in Erbil

A Greek archaeological team from the University of Athens has just returned to the Kurdish city and capital of Erbil to participate in the second phase of excavations at the Nadir site. The team last worked last year in Erbil, in which it was the first phase of the archaeological work on Nadir Hill.