Ancient civilisations


Ancient king’s hat holds clues to Korean alphabet

Thursday, 28 February 2013

A hat which belonged to South Korea’s most revered monarch King Sejong has been recovered more than 500 years after it was looted by Japanese invaders.

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Loose ends of evolution make humans suffer

Monday, 18 February 2013

Culture is what helps us deal with the ‘scars of evolution’, said researchers during a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Enigma of ancient computer solved

Enigma of ancient computer solved

Thursday, 30 November 2006 - 19 comments

A 2,100-year-old clockwork machine whose remains were retrieved from a shipwreck more than a century ago has turned out to be the celestial super-computer of the ancient world.

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King Tut’s death official: broken leg

Tuesday, 28 November 2006 - 44 comments

It’s official: King Tutankhamun’s death was caused by a badly broken and infected leg, refuting murderous theories about the famous Pharaoh’s demise 3,300 years ago, according to Egyptian radiologists.


Humans and Neanderthals interbred, according to our anatomy

Wednesday, 1 November 2006 - 95 comments

Modern humans contain a little bit of Neanderthal, according to a new theory, because the two interbred and became one species.


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