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Fossils tell tale of last primate to inhabit North America before humans

The story of Ekgmowechashala, the final primate to inhabit North America before Homo sapiens or Clovis people, reads like a spaghetti western: A grizzled...

Moroccan archaeologists unearth new ruins at the ancient port Chellah, near Rabat

Archaeologists have unearthed more ancient ruins of what they believe was once a bustling port city near the capital of modern-day Morocco, digging out...

Libya floods reveal new remains at ancient Cyrene

Remnants of the ancient Greek city of Cyrene, which had been hidden for centuries, have come to light in Libya. Recent devastating floods that...

Picky green sea turtle has travelled to the same place to eat for generations

For approximately 3,000 years, generations of green sea turtles have returned to the same seagrass meadows to eat. This was discovered by Willemien de...

Unique wall paintings discovered in Old Dongola, Sudan

Old Dongola (Tungul in Old Nubian) was the capital of Makuria, one of the most prominent medieval African states. Research in this city, initiated...

Hieroglyphs discovered in Old Dongola, Sudan

During the current excavation season in Old Dongola (Sudan), an expedition of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw, headed by Dr....