A study identifies the reason why the ancient Romans believed that the gate to the underworld was located at the city of Hierapolis, modern-day Turkey. The cave entrance emits volcanic carbon dioxide which even today kill birds that fly to close.
Satellite data, along with U.S. spy satellite and military drone images are being used by archaeologists to view remote sites in Afghanistan that are too dangerous for researchers to visit.
Researchers traced proteins belonging to blood and organs in pottery vessels from a burial mound at Iron Age hillfort in Heuneburg, Germany. They also found traces of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus.
Archaeologists conducting excavations at Lima’s ZOO discovered remains of over 100 dogs and humans dating back to pre-Columbian times. Some of the dogs were mummified with skin and hair still preserved.