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Giant Triassic Salamander Acted More Like A Crocodile

Giant Triassic Salamander Acted More Like A Crocodile

Newsy (Mar. 24, 2015) An ancient crocodile-like salamander more than 10 times the average size of its modern-day counterparts has been discovered in Portugal. Video provided by Newsy
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US Returns Iraq Treasures as IS Threatens Heritage

US Returns Iraq Treasures as IS Threatens Heritage

AFP (Mar. 16, 2015) Ancient Iraqi artifacts seized or tracked down by US Customs were put on display at the Iraqi embassy in Washington at an event to mark their repatriation, even as parts of Iraq remain under the control of the Islamic State group. Duration: 01:10 Video provided by AFP
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U.S. Repatriates Scores of Smuggled Iraqi Treasures

U.S. Repatriates Scores of Smuggled Iraqi Treasures

Reuters - Light News Video Online (Mar. 16, 2015) The U.S. returns scores of artifacts that had been smuggled from Iraq, including a limestone statue of an ancient king. Gavino Garay reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Fears Mount Over Safety of Iraqi Cultural Sites

Fears Mount Over Safety of Iraqi Cultural Sites

AFP (Mar. 11, 2015) Most of the antiquities at the Iraqi archaeological sites destroyed by Islamic State jihadists had been moved to various museums around the world, and a lot of the archaeology remains untouched, a professor of Iraqi history said. Duration: 01:15 Video provided by AFP
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