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Archaeology in Jerusalem: Digging Up Trouble

"Correction Appended: Feb. 8, 2010" The Jerusalem syndrome is a psychological disorder in which a visit to the holy city triggers delusional and obsessive...

Archaeology: Spiritual Retreat

There was no doubt in Hiram Bingham's mind that he had stumbled onto something mystical in the summer of 1911, when he discovered the dazzling Incan settlement...

Archaeology: City Of Mummies

It's not hard to be superstitious when you spend your life excavating Egyptian tombs. But even Zahi Hawass, one of Egypt's leading archaeologists, was not...

Archaeology: New Ways to The New World

It is the Americas' epic immigration saga, long taught in schools and enshrined in popular books. At the end of the last Ice Age about 12,000 years ago, brave...

Archaeology: Glories Of Egypt

Blame it on the pyramids. Those astonishing works of architecture--and vanity--are so overwhelming that scholars have taken a while to turn to the lesser...

Archaeology: Probing a Sea Puzzle

Looking like a submerged locomotive, the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley poked stealthily toward the Union ships blockading Charleston harbor on the night of...

Archaeology: Death In The Andes

By modern standards, the hostile summit of Mount Llullaillaco, in the Argentine Andes, is no place for kids. The ancient Inca saw things differently though, and...

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