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DNA, archaeology, anthropology and genealogy open eyes to the past.

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           It seems that every time I turn on my computer to view the internet, I find new articles and posts about discoveries made in DNA, archaeology, genealogy and even science, that shed new light on our search into the origins of our own family and heritage, and the origins of our ethnic groups. Today I …

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Archaeologists find ancient ‘comics’ decorating Roman tomb in Jordan | Haaretz.com

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3.8K          3.8KSharesArchaeologists in Jordan have uncovered a Roman-era tomb decorated with spectacular frescoes that include rudimentary “comics” – which were written in Aramaic using Greek letters. The drawings provide extraordinary testimony to the diverse and cosmopolitan environment in the Hellenistic border towns of the Roman empire. Like other wondrous archaeological discoveries, the nearly 2,000-year-old burial was unearthed by chance …

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Likely birthplace of Henry VII found in Pembroke Castle | The Guardian

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           A dig in the castle’s grounds has uncovered the walls of a ‘showy’ late medieval house. Archaeologists believe they have identified the exact site of Henry VII’s birth in 1457 after excavations in the grounds of Pembroke Castle in Wales uncovered the remains of a massive medieval mansion worthy of one of the most famous kings …

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Augmented reality archives bring historical artifacts to life | EdTech

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2          2SharesA new application makes it possible for students to explore delicate historical artifacts without ever laying a finger on them. The Augmented Archives project, started through a partnership between the Washington College Archives and Washington College’s Academic Technology Department, brings artifacts to life “using augmented reality technology to make rare documents, fragile artifacts and curator …

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Westminster Abbey’s Hidden History | Archaeology Magazine

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3          3SharesWestminster Abbey is one of the most famous buildings in Christendom. It has stood witness to signal events, serving as the site of English coronations for almost one thousand years, hosting dozens of royal weddings and funerals, and containing the tombs of monarchs, poets, scientists, and countless other notable Britons. Recently, it was the site …

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Genetics rewrites the history of early america – and, maybe, the field of archaeology | Smithsonian

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             The story of how Homo sapiens spread from Africa to the rest of the world is a tangled epic, full of false starts and dead ends. Yet perhaps nowhere is the puzzle more difficult than in the Americas, two landmasses divided from the rest of the world by two huge oceans. Zoom out, though, and you’ll …

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