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Largest known statue of Pharaoh Ramses II being uncovered in Egypt:

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An archeological team has begun uncovering rubble under which the largest known statue of Pharaoh Ramses II is buried in the southern Egyptian town of Sohag. According to a report in Voice of America, the statue, which workers discovered more than 15 years ago, 476 kilometers miles south of Cairo, is finally being uncovered. The […]

Archaeology announces top 2008 finds

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The Archaeology magazine has announced the top 10 finds of 2008, describing the past year as that of imperial Roman marble heads. Archaeology’s top 10 for 2008: The secret of Maya Blue: Scientists found that the sacred blue pigment Mayans used in religious ceremonies, was made through the ritual burning of a mixture, including indigo, […]