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STUDY:  Cats Domesticated Over 5,000 Years Ago

STUDY:  Cats Domesticated Over 5,000 Years Ago

Cats, one of the world's most popular pets, were domesticated for the first time about 5,300 years ago in China's Shaanki region, a new study says. continue reading »

Chimu-Incan Treasure Trove Found in Peru Contains Sacrificed Women

Chimu-Incan Treasure Trove Found in Peru Contains Sacrificed Women

Archaeologists in Peru are hailing the find of a tomb thought to belong to the Chimu culture, a people that were eventually conquered by the Incans. continue reading »

Experts Excavate Remains of 3,000-Year-Old Structures Found in Colombia

Experts Excavate Remains of 3,000-Year-Old Structures Found in Colombia

Some 170 archaeologists and workers have spent the last year excavating a 3,000-year-old site in a rural area near the Colombian capital. continue reading »

Latin American Artists Take Over Art Basel Miami Beach

Latin American Artists Take Over Art Basel Miami Beach

Latin American art needs no passport at Art Basel Miami Beach, where once again it has landed in force at prestigious galleries and with a lineup of creators who fascinate the art market here and attract avid collectors. continue reading »

Spain’s Atapuerca Archaeological Site Yields Oldest Human DNA - 400,000 Yrs Old

Spain’s Atapuerca Archaeological Site Yields Oldest Human DNA - 400,000 Yrs Old

A 400,000-year-old thigh bone found at the Atapuerca archaeological complex in northwestern Spain has yielded the oldest known human DNA. continue reading »

Archaeologist May Have Discovered Earliest Spanish Mission, Alamo’s Original Location

Archaeologist May Have Discovered Earliest Spanish Mission, Alamo’s Original Location

Texas archaeologists are excited about the possibility they have located the oldest Spanish mission in San Antonio and the precursor to the famous Alamo. continue reading »

Guatemala Recovers Mayan Artifact Dating from 250-900 A.D. from U.S.

Guatemala Recovers Mayan Artifact Dating from 250-900 A.D. from U.S.

The Guatemalan government announced the repatriation from the United States of a Mayan panel dating from the classic period, 250-900. continue reading »

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera Reunited at Photo Exhibition in France

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera Reunited at Photo Exhibition in France

The French city of Strasbourg is hosting a photographic exhibition this week titled "Complicities. Diego and Frida," which includes 35 images of iconic Mexican artists continue reading »

Ancient, Magnificent Frescoes Uncovered in Roman Catacombs (VIDEO)

Ancient, Magnificent Frescoes Uncovered in Roman Catacombs (VIDEO)

The cubicle that houses frescoes representing the resurrection of Lazarus is one of the latest, most magnificent discoveries to be found in the Roman Catacombs of Priscilla after five years of archaeological exploration. continue reading »

6,400 Year-Old Remains Found in ‘Death Shroud’ Inside Barcelona Cave

6,400 Year-Old Remains Found in ‘Death Shroud’ Inside Barcelona Cave

University of Barcelona archaeologists are reporting an exciting find in a cave near the city of Barcelona in Begues. continue reading »