New Frog Species Named After Fabled Female Warriors

The Brazilian amphibian's name pays homage to indigenous culture and a newly discovered trait.

Ancient Greece 101

From artistry to politics, ancient Greece left a considerable impression on world history. Learn why Greek and Roman gods share so many similarities, how the alphabet got its name, and how the legacy of ancient Greece has evolved over thousands of years.

Ancient Indus Valley Civilization Cemetery Unearthed in India

See the site where archaeologists unearthed skeletons and pottery in an ancient cemetery near Haryana, India. 
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On a Greek Island, Clues to a Mysterious Civilization

In the jewel-bright Aegean Sea, a small Greek island holds an ancient mystery. 4,000 years ago, Dhaskalio was a promontory connected to its larger neighbour, the island of Keros. On this pyramid-shaped hill stood a sanctuary where visitors brought intentionally broken statues. A complex of buildings and terraces grew built with many tons of marble quarried on another island. Water conduits ran through the complex, advanced engineering for the age. In the 3rd millennium BC, Keros was becoming one of the Greece's first urban centers. But what made the sanctuary sacred in the first place is yet to be discovered.
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Is this the site of a rare Maya burial site for royalty

Maya royal burial sites are extremely rare but watch as archaeologists painstakingly work this promising site to find clues as to whether this could be a royal tomb.

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