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Egypt, Greece, United Kingdom, Africa, Europe
Thanks to a new exhibition at the British Museum, Goddio's incredible finds will soon be open to the public.
CNN
 | Archaeology
May 05, 2016
Kenya, Africa
The authors of the study say the finding is the earliest scientifically dated evidence of violence between groups of ancient hunter-gatherers.
The Verge
 | Archaeology
January 21, 2016
Egypt, Africa
For the past three months a team of researchers from Egypt, France, Canada and Japan have been scanning four pyramids with thermal cameras to see if they contain unknown structures or cavities.
MSN
 | Archaeology
January 19, 2016
Egypt, Africa
Egyptian officials now say they are "90% sure" that there is a hidden chamber in King Tutankhamun's tomb.
BBC
 | Archaeology
November 28, 2015
Egypt, Africa
This 'impressive' anomaly within the Great Pyramid of Egypt could indicate something hidden behind the ancient walls.
Ancient Origins
 | Archaeology
November 10, 2015
Ethiopia, Africa
A team of scientists reported that it had recovered the genome from a 4,500-year-old human skeleton in Ethiopia — the first time a complete assemblage of DNA has been retrieved from an ancient human in Africa.
New York Times
 | Archaeology
October 13, 2015
Egypt, Africa
Secret doors may conceal the burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti, but tantalizing clues await further testing.
National Geographic
 | Archaeology
September 29, 2015
South Africa, Africa
Scientists have discovered a new species of human ancestor deep in a South African cave, adding a baffling new branch to the family tree.
National Geographic
 | Archaeology
September 12, 2015
Egypt, Africa
An archaeologist says he may have found evidence that Nefertiti, the former Queen of Egypt, is secretly buried inside Tutankhamun's tomb.
BBC
 | Archaeology
August 18, 2015
Kenya, Africa
The project will consist of 365 turbines and expected to achieve 68% load capacity factor, which will make it the most efficient wind power farm in the world.
Quartz
 | Environment
July 08, 2015
South Africa, Africa
The office will serve as a sales hub, helping Facebook learn about and attract small businesses from the region that may want to advertise to Facebook's audience.
Recode
 | Stories
June 30, 2015
Guinea, Africa
They have shown an understanding of language and a sense of fairness, and now humans' closest primate cousins have even been found to share a taste for alcohol.
BBC
 | Science
June 15, 2015
Kenya, Africa
There is something very butterfly-like about the Samburu. The young warriors appear strikingly effeminate, almost fragile in their slenderness.
Maptia
 | Travel
June 04, 2015
Ethiopia, Africa
Anthropologists identified the fossils as belonging to a new human which lived around 3.4 million years ago.
Daily Mail
 | Archaeology
June 01, 2015
Africa
Most of us probably take for granted how easy it is to simply walk into a shoe store. That's not, however, a luxury afforded to many in the developing world.
GOOD
 | Society
May 18, 2015
Africa
Africa’s innovators and social entrepreneurs are roaring to go, their ingenious innovations address African-specific challenges, and often also have important global relevance.
Quartz
 | Environment
May 11, 2015
Tunisia, Africa
Tunisians have unfurled a national flag the size of 19 football pitches in a bid to set a Guinness world record and promote patriotism in the face of Islamist extremism.
Yahoo
 | Stories
May 04, 2015
Africa
The transition has brought ways of communication to millions of Africans like never before.
Quartz
 | Innovation
April 20, 2015
Egypt, Africa, Middle East
Egyptologists have found carved basalt blocks in a chapel to King Nectanebo I - the last native Egyptian royal house before Alexander the Great conquered the country.
Ancient Origins
 | Archaeology
April 20, 2015
Egypt, Africa
The paintings and some artifacts show the priests were involved in the sacred rite of mummification.
Ancient Origins
 | Archaeology
April 07, 2015
South Africa, Africa
Both species blended ape-like and human-like traits but with different features.
CBC
 | Archaeology
April 02, 2015
Egypt, Africa
Starting this Spring, tourists will now have to visit their local Egyptian consulate to obtain a visa prior to departure, while 30 new countries are now visa-free in Indonesia.
Skift
 | Travel
March 18, 2015
Egypt, Africa
Developers say the new city would include 2,000 schools and colleges, more than 600 health care facilities, and create more than a million jobs.
BBC
 | Society
March 14, 2015
Botswana, Africa
Measures to be proposed included strengthening law enforcement and wildlife protection agencies, and making wildlife trafficking a serious crime.
The Citizen
 | Environment
March 11, 2015
South Africa, Africa
From former male model and horse breeder to respected traditional healer, Chris left his life of excess to become one of the first white sangomas among the Pondoland people.
TIME
 | Travel
March 07, 2015
Ethiopia, Africa
The 2.8 million-year-old specimen is 400,000 years older than researchers thought that our kind first emerged.
BBC
 | Archaeology
March 05, 2015
Africa
Links have been made between the rock art of Niger and that of several other countries. The engravings may therefore pre-date some of the oldest civilizations.
The British Meseum
 | Archaeology
February 26, 2015
Egypt, Africa, Middle East
Many of the exhibition visitors expressed that the participants photos have surpassed their expectations.
Egyptian Streets
 | Society
February 26, 2015
United States, North America, Kenya, Africa
After collapsing, Ngetich refused a wheelchair offered by medical personnel and, while on her hands and knees, actually finished in third place.
People
 | Stories
February 22, 2015
Mauritania, Africa
Despite the official warnings, Mitchell decided to travel to Mauritania on his own, which turned out to be one of the greatest surprises of his life.
Mitchell Kanashkevich
 | Travel
February 18, 2015
Egypt, Africa
This is how the city looked yesterday, as the sandstorm was developing.
Quartz
 | Environment
February 12, 2015
South Africa, Africa
But there's a much worse ending for the porcupine when the cat's dad turns up.
Daily Mail
 | Stories
February 10, 2015
Zimbabwe, Africa
Attempts by the security services to suppress a photograph of Robert Mugabe proved in vain as memes spawned a life of their own online.
The Guardian
 | Stories
February 07, 2015
World, UAE, Asia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, China, South Africa, Africa, United States, North America
As our ability to circumnavigate the planet increases exponentially, we are left disconnected from a simple view of our common identity.
Maptia
 | Society
January 30, 2015
Gabon, Africa
An epic tale of determination, grit, and adventure as a team of surfers seeks empty waves in the most remote and inaccessible National Park in Africa .
Maptia
 | Travel
January 27, 2015
Egypt, Africa
The mask should have been taken to the conservation lab but they were in a rush to get it displayed quickly again.
AP
 | Archaeology
January 23, 2015
World, Africa
Bill and Melinda predict that in the next 15 years, the lives of the people in the poorest countries will improve faster than at any other time in history.
The Guardian
 | Society
January 23, 2015
Egypt, Africa
The recycled material bearing part of the Gospel of Mark was written in the first century and predates the next oldest surviving copy by a century.
Daily Mail
 | Archaeology
January 20, 2015
Ethiopia, Africa
The towers could be a place where people gather to socialize and seek shelter from the sun, just as they would beneath a leafy Warka tree.
Wired
 | Innovation
January 10, 2015
Middle East, Africa
The discovery is expected to shed light on dynasties that saw construction of the first pyramids.
Aljazeera
 | Archaeology
January 06, 2015
South Africa, Africa
A record number of rhinos were killed last year in South Africa, a death toll that has scientists worried about the future of the species.
Mic
 | Environment
January 05, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe, Africa
His 9-month odyssey saw him walk more than 4,000 miles through Africa from the source of the Nile in Rwanda to the shores of the Mediterranean.
The Telegraph
 | Travel
January 04, 2015
Egypt, Middle East, Africa
The complex includes a shaft that connects to multiple chambers, including one with demons holding knives.
Gizmodo
 | Archaeology
January 04, 2015
Morocco, Africa
The energy farm is projected to offset the impact of 900,000 tons of CO2 emissions every year, cutting the country's annual oil imports by $140M.
GOOD
 | Environment
January 03, 2015
Africa, Nigeria, Botswana, South Africa, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan, Burundi
From the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to the schoolgirls' kidnapping in Nigeria and the conflict in South Sudan, it's been a busy year for Africa.
BBC
 | Society
December 31, 2014
Nigeria, Africa
At 14, she fell in love with cars and would take her mechanic's overalls to school in a bag.
Global Post
 | Stories
December 21, 2014
Tunisia, Africa
While some people went with the easy options of photoshop or aliens, others suggested a more realistic explanation.
Metro
 | Science
December 19, 2014
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
The island was once a prosperous vacation hub and rubber plantation. Now, visitors are scarce and the jungle is taking over, leaving locals nostalgic.
The Daily Beast
 | Society
December 19, 2014
Egypt, Africa, Middle East
The people buried in this cemetery tended to be relatively poor, it was the arid natural environment that mummified them.
Live Science
 | Archaeology
December 17, 2014
Morocco, Africa
Casablanca is a legendary city. But Abul-Hasanat Siddique has just discovered something that's not usually part of the legend: explosive street art.
Your Middle East
 | Travel
December 17, 2014

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