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Explorers find disease-cursed City of the Monkey God and nearly lose their faces to flesh-eating parasite OTHER 

Explorers find disease-cursed City of the Monkey God and nearly lose their faces to flesh-eating parasite

Legend has it that the locals fled Honduras’ City of the Monkey God in the 16th century fearing that it had been cursed with disease. Five-hundred years later, a group of explorers excavating the lost city became the latest victims to incur the wrath of the monkey god when they nearly lost their faces to a flesh-eating parasite. “The parasite migrates to the mucous membranes of your mouth and your nose and basically eats them away,” Doug Preston, an author who documented the trip, said. “Your nose falls off, your lips fall…

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The 9 Biggest Archaeology Findings of 2016 ARCHAELOGY 

The 9 Biggest Archaeology Findings of 2016

This year, archaeologists dug up a wealth of treasures that unveiled not only some strange practices (like building a pyramid within a pyramid within a pyramid) but also some of the long-held secrets of well-known artifacts. From new Dead Sea Scrolls to the youngest mummy ever found in Egypt, to a 1,500-year-old stone complex the size of 200 American football fields to the tomb of Jesus, here’s a look at the biggest archaeology stories of 2016. Noah’s ark mosaic A mosaic depicting the story of Noah’s ark was discovered this…

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Archaeology team makes world-first tool discovery ARCHAELOGY 

Archaeology team makes world-first tool discovery

How smart were human-like species of the Stone Age? New research published in the Journal of Archaeological Science by a team led by paleoanthropologist April Nowell of the University of Victoria reveals surprisingly sophisticated adaptations by early humans living 250,000 years ago in a former oasis near Azraq, Jordan. The research team from UVic and partner universities in the US and Jordan has found the oldest evidence of protein residue—the residual remains of butchered animals including horse, rhinoceros, wild cattle and duck—on stone tools. The discovery draws startling conclusions about…

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Archaeology Discovery: First Century Synagogue Confirms New Testament Accounts of Jesus Christ ARCHAELOGY 

Archaeology Discovery: First Century Synagogue Confirms New Testament Accounts of Jesus Christ

The recently discovered ruins of a first century synagogue in Israel confirm historic accounts of Jesus’ life found in the New Testament. Located near Mount Tabor in the Nahal Tavor Nature Reserve in the lower Galilee at a site called Tel Rechesh, the synagogue ruins date back to the time of the Second Temple period, which ended in AD 79 when the Romans attacked Jerusalem. Motti Aviam, a senior researcher at the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archaeology at the Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, explained in a statement…

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