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Workers unearth coffin containing three mummies with sewage water and bones inside in Alexandria, Egypt July 19, 20

Archaeologists opened a mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt — and they discovered a gruesome scene

Archaeologists in Egypt pried open a mysterious, 2,000-year-old sarcophagus found in the port city of Alexandria earlier this month. They found a gruesome scene inside.
Some of these glam-sounding jobs come with trade-offs.

Disappointing photos show what 9 supposedly-glamorous jobs look like in real life

Certain jobs just sound incredibly luxurious, perk-filled, and thrilling. But sometimes, appearances can be deceiving. Here are some glamorous-sounding jobs that don't always live up to the hype.
The remains of one of the 140 children and 200 llamas that were sacrificed approximately 550 years ago, photographed on September 13, 2011

Archaeologists found the remains of 140 children in a 550-year-old mass grave in Peru — perhaps the largest child sacrifice in human history

Archaeologists uncovered what they say could be the largest child sacrifice in human history in Peru. The 550-year old remains were part of the Chimú Empire.
Were penguins always flightless? Or did they evolve that way?

A fossil shows how ancient penguins were as tall as people for 30 million years

Scientists discovered a fossil of a giant penguin with a body length of around 150 centimetres.
The ladder shape composed of red horizontal and vertical lines (centre left) dates to older than 64,000 years and was made by Neanderthals.

Scientists have pinpointed when the first cave paintings were made — and it means Neanderthals were more advanced than they thought

Long before "modern" humans reached Europe, our Neanderthal cousins were creating cultural objects and painting animals in caves in Spain.

Scientists have discovered the world’s largest underwater cave — and it’s home to a treasure trove of ancient artifacts

The Sac Aktun cave system was recently found to be over 200 miles long. It holds artifacts stretching back 15,000 years, including remains from the Ice Age.
A woman raises her arms to receive energy from the sun at the Mayan pyramid El Castillo (The Castle), in Chichen Itza, in the southern state of Yucatan, Mexico March 21, 2009. Hundreds of Mexicans and tourists gather at Chichen Itza to welcome Spring at the Mayan pyramid El Castillo (The Castle)

Archaeologists found thousands of hidden structures in the Guatemalan jungle — and it could re-write human history

Using state of the art laser technology, archaeologists found 60,000 Mayan structures buried under the remote Guatemalan jungle.
Map of sites and postulated migratory pathways associated with modern humans dispersing across Asia during the Late Pleistocene.

Early human ancestors started migrating around the world far earlier than scientists thought

Humans first started migrating from Africa to Asia 120,000 years ago, recent discoveries have found. These early migrants interbred with other hominin species.