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The south wall of the temple of Hathor at Dendera. Cleopatra and her son Caesarian are depicted on the left side. from www.shutterstock.com

Why the discovery of Cleopatra’s tomb would rewrite history

From the trinkets of the tomb to the mummy of the queen herself, the discovery of Cleopatra’s mausoleum could rewrite our understanding of the ancient world.
Neighbours from Tla’amin, K’omoks, Qualicum and Tsimshian Nations gather around the newly. erected plaque on Xwe’etay honoring the ancestral Indigenous people of the island. (Kathy Schulz)

How community-engaged archaeology can be a pathway to reconciliation

One project on a small island in B.C. is demonstrating how archaeology can bring communities together and serve as a basis for reconciliation.
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Heavy mercury contamination at Maya sites reveals a deep historic legacy

The Maya would have had to obtain mercury from far locations, transporting it by foot hundreds of kilometres across present-day Central America.
Tim Maloney

World’s earliest evidence of a successful surgical amputation found in 31,000-year-old grave in Borneo

An astonishing discovery from the oldest known grave in Southeast Asia has revised medical history – the previous known amputation surgery was just 7,000 years ago.

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