Thousand years

Archaeologists find ancient Roman sarcophagus in England

Visitors to the English city of Bath may be familiar with the long history of Sydney Gardens, a lush space that has long been Jane Austen’s favorite destination. In 2019, a plan to renovate the gardens was announced. While these renovations were underway, a group of archaeologists discovered something unexpected on the ground – something reminiscent of a much older ...

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How the Via Emilia became the fastest road in the world

It is not “only” a thousand-year-old road created under the Roman Empire. The Via Emilia is much more. It is the homeland of Italian supercars, the speed capital of the world. This is where the Motor Valley is located, an area that is home to automotive royalty such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Dallara, Ducati and Pagani. The history of the ...

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A skull in China would belong to a new human species

Photo: Xijun Ni et al. An ancient skull, hidden by a family for nearly 90 years, could be the key to helping researchers identify a new human species. The skull was donated to a university museum just three years ago and the results of a careful analysis have just been revealed. This incredible fossil is actually part of a new ...

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Author Alice Pung on the inspiration behind One Hundred Days

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Alice Pung was almost 40, not 16, and pregnant with her third child, not her first, when she moved with her parents to Melbourne during the lockdown last year, accompanied by husband Nick and their two boys, aged six and two. But like the teenage narrator of her new novel, Karuna, Alice ...

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Ancient origins: Mayan cities had unique Neotropical forest parks

Ancient Origins highlighted a University of Cincinnati study that used DNA analysis to identify vegetation that grew along the reservoirs of the ancient Mayan city of Tikal over a thousand years ago. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati say Tikal Reservoirs – the city’s essential sources of drinking water – were lined with trees and wild vegetation that would have ...

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