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International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On September 26, the United Nations (UN) promotes a special day that calls for all countries to get rid of nuclear weapons. 17,000 Nuclear Weapons Worldwide Nuclear weapons are explosive devices with a destructive power that comes from nuclear energy being released. More than half the world's ...

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Searching for traces of the ancient Temple of Athena

Archeologists have rolled up their sleeves to find the Temple of Athena, in the 2,800-year-old ancient city of Aigai, which appeared in 19th-century excavation research by German archeologists. The excavation works are being conducted under the supervision of Yusuf Sezgin, assistant professor of archeology at Manisa Celal ...

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Kuwaiti Archaeologists Discover Rare Arabic Manuscripts

Kuwait University archaeological team has discovered rare manuscripts written in Arabic at Mount Athos in Greece. They were able to unearth these documents at the historic mountain, which represents around 1,800 years of Christian history. Mount Athos, is an ancient sacred place chosen as one of UNESCO’s ...

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

The United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated on September 16 every year. This event commemorates the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. What Do People Do? On this ...

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Nancy Dupree dies in Afghanistan

Nancy Hatch Dupree an American historian who spent decades in Afghanistan working to preserve the heritage of the war-torn country has died following a long illness.  An Afghan government statement said on Sunday that Nancy Hatch Dupree, who first came to Afghanistan in 1962 and spent ...

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The Earthworks were once important ritual communication spaces.

The geometric earthworks of southwestern Amazonia have raised the interest within the scientific community as well as the media and the general public, and they have been explored recently by several international research teams. These unique archaeological sites have been labeled the Geoglyphs of Acre, as ...

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People may have lived in Brazil more than 20,000 years ago

People hunted giant sloths in the center of South America around 23,120 years ago, researchers say — a find that adds to evidence that humans reached South America well before Clovis hunters roamed North America roughly 13,000 years ago. Evidence of people’s presence at Santa Elina ...

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Texas museums brace for full impact of Hurricane Harvey

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter south-eastern Texas with torrential rain, potentially displacing thousands of residents in Houston and the surrounding area. Most museums across the region remain closed and many took precautions before the storm to protect their collections and staff. This page will ...

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Could Ancient Roman Concrete Stop Rising Seas?

The recent events and flooding of Texas and Louisiana coasts are further evidence that sea levels rise and shorelines erode and our shores and coastal regions are continuously impacted by water.  Two thousand years ago, Romans constructed vast sea walls and harbor piers. The concrete ...

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Does World Heritage Status Harm Cities?

We have all recently been hearing about the protests by Venice residents who came out in opposition of excessive tourism and in a recent article in the Guardian newspaper,  the story of Malaysia’s George Town was outlined.  The World Heritage status increased tourism and as ...

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Ancient warehouses found in Turkey’s Antalya

Two-thousand-year old shops and warehouses were revealed at an excavation site of the ancient Aspendos city, located in the Serik district of Turkey's touristic Antalya province. Excavations in the the area where the ancient warehouses and shops were found started in 2008 with surface surveys, and ...

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Two Roman Sarcophagi Discovered in Rome

Two Roman sarcophagi in marble, one of which is decorated in bas-relief, were discovered in the area around Rome's Stadio Olimpico stadium during a preventative archaeological dig at a construction site of public utility ACEA, according to the city's special superintendency. The finds were most ...

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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave ...

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Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in Vietnam

A team of archaeologists from ANU has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago. A new study shows a number of settlements along the Mekong Delta region of Southern Vietnam were part of ...

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Mystery of 8,500-year-old copper-making event revealed through materials science

An international team of archaeological scientists have put an end to the more than half-a-century old claim about the earliest copper smelting event at the Late Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in central Turkey - one of the world's best-studied prehistoric archaeological sites. Scholars have been hotly ...

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