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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

One of the most devastating human rights violations Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. Gender inequality persists worldwide. Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require more vigorous ...

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Kukulcan temple leads to a cenote - a natural water-filled cave - at the famed Chichen Itza ruins.

A secret passageway has been discovered under a 1,000-year-old Mexican pyramid

A secret passageway has been discovered under a 1,000-year-old Mexican pyramid. It’s believed the previously undiscovered access could reveal the geography of the sacred site, as well as shed light on new details of the Mayans ancient beliefs. Spanish explorers discovered the ancient Kukulkan pyramid ...

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Earthquake and historic sites in Iran

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran late on Sunday November 12, causing relatively minor damage to several historic and heritage sites in Kermanshah and Ilam provinces. “It slightly damaged five historical sites including a Safavid-era caravanserai and a Sassanid-era fortress in the counties of Qasr-e ...

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Opening of the Louvre Museum in Dubai

Today, November 11th, marked the historic opening of the much-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island, and it definitely won’t be a quiet affair! With a whole host of events, the Louvre museum will come alive for a 4-day opening celebration and we’re all ...

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The Peopling of the Americas

In a Perspective article published in the November 3, 2017 issue of Science, Todd J. Braje and colleagues discuss the various theories behind how people first arrived and settled in North America, emphasizing that the conventional belief – that the first people to arrive came ...

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Sasanian loom discovered in Northern Iraq

Sasanian loom discovered in Northern Iraq

A team of Frankfurt-based archaeologists has returned from the Iraqi-Kurdish province of Sulaymaniyah with new findings. The discovery of a loom from the 5th to 6th century AD in particular caused a stir. The group of Near Eastern archaeology undergraduates and doctoral students headed by Prof. ...

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World Science Day for Peace and Development

Celebrated every 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily ...

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Pregnant Egyptian Woman’s Remains Discovered in King Solomon’s Mines

Pregnant Egyptian Woman’s Remains Discovered in King Solomon’s Mines

A consortium of archeologists and researchers from Tel Aviv University have discovered the 3,200-year-old remains of a pregnant Egyptian woman in Southern Israel’s Timna Valley, adjacent to an ancient Egyptian temple in an area once known as “King Solomon’s Mines", according to a report in ...

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Older Neandertal Survived With A Little Help From His Friends

An older Neandertal from about 50,000 years ago, who had suffered multiple injuries and other degenerations, became deaf and must have relied on the help of others to avoid prey and survive well into his 40s.  “More than his loss of a forearm, bad limp and ...

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The World’s Smallest Ornamental Beads Discovered in China

As reported in Shanghai Daily:  Four beads, made of a kind of eggshell and the smallest 1.26 millimeters in diameter, were discovered in an ancient site from the late Pleistocene dating between 8,000 and 12,000 years ago in the city of Qingtongxia. All were smaller than ...

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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

In the past eleven years close to 930 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public. On average, this constitutes one death every four days. In nine out of ten cases the killers go unpunished. Impunity leads to more ...

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