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Unique Egyptian Sphinx Unearthed in North Israel

July 9, 2013
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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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Ancient Turtles Unearthed in Poland

Ancient Turtles Unearthed in Poland

AFP (Oct. 13, 2012) — At 215 million years old, turtle fossils unearthed in southern Poland are the world's most ancient and complete known remains of their kind, and could provide priceless clues to the mysterious origins of this ancient reptile, venerated in cultures the world over.
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Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Princess Unearthed

Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Princess Unearthed

AP (Nov. 14, 2012) — Czech archaeologists have unearthed the 4,500-year-old tomb of a Pharaonic princess south of Cairo, in a finding that suggests other undiscovered tombs may be in the area.
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'Black Death' Skeletons Found Under London Rail Site

'Black Death' Skeletons Found Under London Rail Site

AFP (Mar. 16, 2013) — Workers building a new railway in London have unearthed 13 skeletons thought to be victims of the Black Death plague that swept through Europe in the 14th century, archaeologists said on Friday.
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Rich Archaeological Finds in London Financial District

Rich Archaeological Finds in London Financial District

AFP (May 23, 2013) — 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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