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Saxon Helmet Restored A Saxon princeling's iron helmet has been reassembled from pieces found in a seventh-century A.D. grave in Northamptonshire, England.
Ancient European Hearth What may be one of Europe's oldest hearths has been found at a 400,000-year-old Stone Age site in southeastern England by archaeologists from Liverpool University.
Masada Martyrs? Skeletons found at Masada by Yigael Yadin between 1963 and 1965 and later given a state burial by the Israeli government were not those of Jewish patriots but Roman soldiers.
Nimrud Reliefs for Sale The stream of reliefs looted from Assyrian sites in Iraq continues to flow westward.
Providence Prison A nineteenth-century prison notorious for its stench, overcrowding, and harsh regimen of solitary confinement has been uncovered beneath a parking lot in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.
Florida Treasure Hunters Fined A federal judge ordered Mel Fisher's treasure-hunting company, Salvors Inc., to pay a fine for destroying sea grass while searching without a permit for shipwrecks in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Pyramid Closes The chambers inside the pyramid of the pharaoh Menkaure at Giza have been closed to visitors for cleaning and repair.
Mediterranean Wrecks A submarine survey of the Mediterranean seabed has revealed the remains of eight ships.
Athens' Road of Heroes Archaeologists digging in advance of a planned theater in downtown Athens have located part of a road they say is the Demosion Sima.

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