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4,300 Year-Old Pyramid Discovered In Egypt

4,300 Year-Old Pyramid Discovered In Egypt

Earlier this week, archeologists discovered a 4,300 year-old pyramid that they believe was the tomb of Queen Sesheshet, the mother of Pharaoh Teti, the founder of ancient Egypt's sixth dynasty. The pyramid was found in Saqqara, an ancient burial ground, close to Egypt's capital Cairo.

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Budding Paleontologist Discovers Ice-Age Fossil

Budding Paleontologist Discovers Ice-Age Fossil

Five-year old Emelia Fawbert and her dad James, were out on a group fossil hunting trip at a newly excavated site in Gloucestershire, England, when she noticed something stuck in the mud. Using a trowel, she and her dad gently excavated an almost perfect fossil.

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Malia And Sasha Obama - The New First Daughters

Malia And Sasha Obama - The New First Daughters

Yesterday, Mr. Barack Obama became the first African-American President-elect in the 232-year history of the United States of America. While that made headlines everywhere, what is not as well known, is the fact that in January 2009, his daughters Malia (10) and Sasha (7), will be amongst the youngest kids to ever reside in the White House.

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Video Of The Week - Columbus Day

Video Of The Week - Columbus Day

Today, many people in America and other countries of the World celebrated Columbus Day - the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas on October 12th, 1492. This week's video traces his journey from Spain to the shores of the new World, he mistook for India.

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Pre-Historic Cave Paintings May Be The Joint Efforts Of Many Generations

Pre-Historic Cave Paintings May Be The Joint Efforts Of Many Generations

New research conducted by scientists has revealed that pre-historic cave paintings may not be the work of one generation, but the combined efforts of many, with each one adding to and enhancing the paintings, in some cases for as long as 20,000 years.

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Geologists Discover World's Oldest Rocks

Geologists Discover World's Oldest Rocks

Two geologists believe they have discovered what could be the world's oldest rocks near the Eastern shores of Hudson Bay in North Quebec. Jonathan O'Neil from McGill University and Richard Carlson from Carnegie Institution of Washington say that tests conducted on the rocks from this region, indicate that they could be as old as 4.28 billion years old, only 300,000 years younger than the Earth.

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Archeologists Discover Artifacts from A 1000-Year Old Civilization

Archeologists Discover Artifacts from A 1000-Year Old Civilization

After nine years of painstaking excavation, a team of archeologists has finally unearthed enough evidence to prove that they have found the elusive city of Itil, the capital of the medieval Khazars Empire that ruled over the area around the Caspian Sea in the seventh and eight centuries.

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A Two Million Dollar Clock That Has No Hands Or Numbers

A Two Million Dollar Clock That Has No Hands Or Numbers

It looks like something one would expect to see at Hogwarts, Harry Potter's school of Withcraft and Wizardry. However, this unusual clock, which cost $2 million USD, is very real and was recently unveiled with much fanfare at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge by World famous professor, Steven Hawking.

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