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Massive Easter Island Statues Were Walked Into Place Not Rolled
2012-10-26 10:49:10

For centuries, magnificent stone structures, known as Moai, have stood at attention, seemingly guarding one of the world’s most remote islands--Polynesia’s Easter Island--from the unknown.

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2011-03-10 06:10:00

Modern laser scanning is being implemented to study Stonehenge and to search for hidden clues about how and why the ancient wonder was built.

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2010-05-12 09:55:00

Archaeologists have disproved the fifty-year-old theory underpinning our understanding of how the famous stone statues were moved around Easter Island.

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2009-09-08 06:20:00

British archaeologists announced on Monday that they think they have deciphered the mystery of the red hats on the huge stone statues on Easter Island.

2009-08-13 14:44:25

Archaeologists say the oldest timber structure found yet in the London area was discovered during the excavation of a peat bog near Belmarsh Prison. Scientists from University College London's Institute of Archaeology said radiocarbon dating showed the timber platform, or trackway, to be nearly 6,000 years old, predating Stonehenge by more than 500 years. Archaeologists said the structure consisted of a timber platform found at a depth of about 14 feet near an ancient river channel.

2008-08-27 09:00:50

By Nicola Fenwick A QUARRY company?s controversial plan to extract sand and gravel near a 5,000-year-old monument has finally received approval. But those opposed to Tarmac?s plans for Ladybridge Farm, near Thornborough Henges, between Bedale and Ripon, North Yorkshire, have vowed to fight on.

2007-10-01 09:00:23

Coastal erosion is threatening thousands of ancient and important archaeological sites around our coastline, with many already submerged.

2007-08-18 09:16:42

By NO BYLINE POLICE investigating graffiti vandalism at Skara Brae on Orkney - one of Europe's most important prehistoric sites - have issued a description of a man they want to speak to in connection with the crime. (c) 2007 Scotsman, The. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning.

2006-02-12 09:30:00

Greek archaeologists said on Sunday they had discovered the largest underground tomb in Greek antiquity in the ancient city of Pella in northern Greece, birthplace of Alexander the Great.


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