4,000-Year-Old Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Underworld May Be Oldest Illustrated ‘Book’ | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

Book of Two Ways

Archaeologists recovered the remnants of an ancient “Book of Two Ways” from a sarcophagus

Source: 4,000-Year-Old Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Underworld May Be Oldest Illustrated ‘Book’ | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

World’s oldest cave art: Half-animal, half-human hybrids depicted on oldest discovered cave art – CNN

Caves of Lesotho hold thousands of years of southern Africa history

Cave art depicting a hunting scene has been found in Indonesia dated to 44,000 years old, making it the oldest rock art created by humans.

Source: World’s oldest cave art: Half-animal, half-human hybrids depicted on oldest discovered cave art – CNN

Hidden Japanese Settlement Found in Forests of British Columbia | Smart News | Smithsonian

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“In 2004, archaeology professor Robert Muckle was alerted to a site within the forests of British Columbia’s North Shore mountains, where a few old cans and a sawblade had been discovered. He suspected the area was once home to a historic logging camp, but he did not anticipate that he would spend the next 14 years unearthing sign after sign of a forgotten Japanese settlement—one that appears to have been abruptly abandoned.”

Source: Hidden Japanese Settlement Found in Forests of British Columbia | Smart News | Smithsonian

Scotland’s Tiny Artificial Islands Date to the Stone Age | Smart News | Smithsonian

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Five crannogs in the Outer Hebrides were built 5,000 years ago, perhaps for ritual purposes

Source: Scotland’s Tiny Artificial Islands Date to the Stone Age | Smart News | Smithsonian

Titanic discovery was part of a secret US military mission – CNN

For years, the incredible discovery of the Titanic’s wreckage at the bottom of the ocean in 1985 was thought to have been a purely scientific effort. But Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic, said that the expedition was part of a secret US military mission to recover two sunken nuclear submarines on the bottom of the ocean.

Source: Titanic discovery was part of a secret US military mission – CNN

World’s oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan

“Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread, a vital staple food, millennia before they developed agriculture.”

Source: World’s oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan

‘Britain’s Atlantis’ found at bottom of North sea – a huge undersea world swallowed by the sea in 7000BC …

Doggerland was an area of land, now lying beneath the southern North Sea, that connected Great Britain to mainland Europe during and after the last Ice Age

Source: ‘Britain’s Atlantis’ found at bottom of North sea – a huge undersea world swallowed by the sea in 7000BC …