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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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World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

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Is the new Iranian Minister of Energy responsible for the scarcity of water?

The recent installment of Habibollah Bitaraf as the Minister of Energy and Water in the new cabinet of President Rouhani of Iran has become the focus of vast protests and opposition by environmental and cultural activists. Mr. Bitaraf was one of the leaders of the ...

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International Youth Day 12 August

The United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12 each year to recognize efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society. It also aims to promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their ...

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Historic Windsor mill destroyed by fire

WINDSOR — Federal and state officials are investigating what caused a fire that destroyed a historic mill in Windsor. The  the blaze early Sunday destroyed the Windsor Mill. No injuries are reported. Smoke permeated Windsor’s streets, and foam insulation debris littered surrounding streets. The federal ...

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80 medieval tombs found at Bulgaria’s Perperikon

Professor Nikolai Ovcharov’s archaeological team working at the ancient sacred site of Perperikon in Bulgaria has discovered more than 80 tombs in a necropolis estimated to date from the 12th to the 14th centuries CE. The number of tombs found, in the southern section of Perperikon, ...

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1,800 year old mosaic found in ancient Perge

A 1,800-year-old mosaic, which showed the sacrifice of Iphigenia, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra during the Trojan War in Greek mythology, was found at excavation works in the ancient city of Perge in Turkey’s Mediterranean region. Perge excavations head and Antalya Museum Director Mustafa Demirel ...

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Ancient Royal Limousine

Archaeologists have found an ancient royal “limousine” in central China once owned by the Lord of Zheng State dating back to 2,400 years, after five months of excavation. The giant, extravagant chariot, which is 2.56 metres long and 1.66 metres wide, was equipped with rain ...

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International Day of Friendship

The International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) day that promotes the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures. It is observed on July 30 each year.   What Do People Do? To mark the International Day of Friendship, the UN encourages ...

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'Striking' Face of 4,500-Year-Old English Man Revealed

excerpt from -  Live Science……… The face of a man who died in England around 4,500 years ago has been reconstructed, revealing a "striking" image that should help humans alive today feel a personal connection, researchers said. The man's remains were excavated in the 1930s and 1980s ...

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Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford mathematician and Fields Medal winner, dies

Stanford mathematics Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936, died Friday, July 14, after a long battle with cancer. Mirzakhani was 40 years old. By Andrew Myers and Bjorn Carey Stanford mathematics Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, ...

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Yazd city inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ― designated eleven new sites on Sunday and may continue to do so throughout next week until the annual World Heritage Committee meeting ends on July 12.  The ancient city of Yazd in Iran is one of ...

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Seljuk sultans bath discovered in Anatolia

Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey) reports that A bath used by the Seljuk sultans “1,000 years ago” has been found in Gevele Castle on Takkeli Mountain, located in central Anatolia. The bath water was heated with a furnace and circulated through gaps in the lower part ...

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International World Population Day

In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. This year's theme is “Family Planning: Empowering People, ...

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DNA reveals genetic history of ancient Egyptians

DNA reveals genetic history of ancient Egyptians

A recent finding that the ancient Egyptians and their modern counterparts share less – genetically - in common than you might think has been very intriguing to researchers and archeologists. A team of scientists from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for ...

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