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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Ancient Mesopotamian Riddles

To commemorate the beginning of a new academic year, I present the following ancient Mesopotamian Riddle: (What is it?) A house with a foundation like heaven, A house which like a copper kettle has been covered with linen, A house which like a goose stands on a (firm) base, He whose ayes are not open … Continue reading »

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Badger unearths medieval burial grounds

Animal archaeologists are at it again! You may remember the article from a few months ago regarding the moles who uncovered artifacts from the Roman fort at Epiacum. Well, LiveScience’s Marc Lallanilla reported for NBC news that a digging badger unearthed a burial ground in Germany which included the graves of two slavic warlords. Two sculptors in the countryside … Continue reading »

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