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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...

Jamestown: Archaeology: Eureka!

When archaeologists first started digging in Jamestown in the 1930s, they turned up more than half a million artifacts--but not a trace of the original fort. In...

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: 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: 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...

Archaeology: A New Key to the Family Tree

The bones unearthed at Teotihuacan are plenty ancient, but there's old and then there's old--and a find announced by South African scientists last week makes...

Archaeology: Pharaohs Of The Sun

It was a brief, shining moment in Egypt's history--a time of epochal change presided over by a Pharaoh named Akhenaten and his beautiful wife Nefertiti. During...

Archaeology: Valley Of The Lost Tombs

Zahi Hawass never thought he'd be working anywhere but at the pyramids and thereabouts, where he has worked for more than 20 years and where plenty remains to be...

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