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Rich Archaeological Finds in London Financial District

May 23, 2013
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London's Square Mile is famed for its slick glass buildings and well-heeled workers, but below the flashy surface a world of Roman archaeological remains is being unearthed.

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London Unearthed as "Pompeii of the North"

London Unearthed as "Pompeii of the North"

Reuters (Apr. 10, 2013) — An archaeological dig in central London unearths thousands of artifacts dating from Roman times, leading some to call the city "The Pompeii of the North." Elly Park reports.
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Saudi Eases Access to Long Hidden Ancient Ruins

Saudi Eases Access to Long Hidden Ancient Ruins

AFP (Oct. 15, 2012) — Dating back to the second century BC, the Nabataean archaeological site, also known as Madain Saleh, has long been hidden from foreign visitors in this ultra-conservative kingdom that rarely opens up to tourists. In recent years, however, Saudis have increasingly ventured to these sites and the authorities are more tolerant of their curiosity.
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Unique Egyptian Sphinx Unearthed in North Israel

Unique Egyptian Sphinx Unearthed in North Israel

AFP (July 9, 2013) — Part of an ancient Egyptian king's unique sphinx was unveiled at a dig in northern Israel on Tuesday, with researchers struggling to understand just how the unexpected find ended up there. The broken granite sphinx statue -- including the paws and some of the mythical creature's forearms -- displayed at Tel Hazor archaeological site in Israel's Galilee, is the first such find in the region.
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4000-Year-Old Pyramid Torn Down by Real Estate Developers

4000-Year-Old Pyramid Torn Down by Real Estate Developers

NDTV (July 4, 2013) — Real estate developers using heavy machinery tore down a 20-foot (6-meter) tall pyramid at the oldest archaeological site near Peru's country's capital, cultural officials said on Wednesday.
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