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Coolest Archaeological Discoveries of 2014 [CHEESE!]
www.livescience.com ^ | December 25, 2014 06:10am ET | by Megan Gannon, News Editor

Posted on 12/30/2014 1:54:56 PM PST by Red Badger

Thanks to the careful work of archaeologists, we learned more in the past year about Stonehenge's hidden monuments, Richard III's gruesome death and King Tut's mummified erection. From the discovery of an ancient tomb in Greece to the first evidence of Neanderthal art, here are 10 of Live Science's favorite archaeology stories of 2014.

1. An Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

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2. Stonehenge's secret monuments

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3. A shipwreck under the World Trade Center

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4. Richard III's twisted spine, kingly diet and family tree

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5. A teenager in a "black hole"

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6. Syria by satellite

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7. Jesus' wife?

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8. Mummy cheese

The world's oldest known cheese was found this year, tucked away on the bodies of 3,800-year-old mummies in northwest China's Taklamakan Desert. Scholars had previously uncovered archaeological clues suggesting that cheese making began as early as the sixth millennium B.C., but actual samples of ancient cheese are hard to come by.

Archaeologists found clumps of a yellowish substance on the chests and necks of mummies during recent excavations in China's Xiaohe Cemetery. A chemical analysis showed that these blobs were really cheese. These dairy treats would have been nutritious, easily digestible and quite similar to yogurtlike kefir, according to the study in the Journal of Archaeological Science. The cheese was presumably left in the graves as a snack to be enjoyed in the afterlife.

9. King Tut's 3,300-year erection

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10. Artists like us?

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1 posted on 12/30/2014 1:54:57 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

They just discovered Cheese this year? Thank goodness for time machines.


2 posted on 12/30/2014 1:57:21 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Red Badger

#9 is scary, and I thought four hours was bad.


3 posted on 12/30/2014 2:00:51 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

Depends ;)


4 posted on 12/30/2014 2:01:34 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (1`)
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To: MaxMax

Apparently they had some really good Viagra back in those days!.................


5 posted on 12/30/2014 2:02:44 PM PST by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

This is the part where Mel Brooks says “Hey Marie! It’s good to be the king!” ;)


6 posted on 12/30/2014 2:05:10 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (1`)
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To: DannyTN

Really old,dead Packers fans.


7 posted on 12/30/2014 2:51:30 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: SunkenCiv

3,300-year erection ping


8 posted on 12/30/2014 6:52:07 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1; martin_fierro; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; ...
9. King Tut's 3,300-year erection [snip]
Ouch. Thanks Pollster1! Happy New Year, all!

9 posted on 12/31/2014 6:00:19 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Red Badger
Oh! It was in 2013.

I'll post anyway now that I've found it.

400,000-Year-Old Hominin DNA Throws Everything We Know About Human Evolution Into Disarray

10 posted on 12/31/2014 6:45:52 AM PST by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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  1. An Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis
  2. Stonehenge's secret monuments
  3. A shipwreck under the World Trade Center
  4. Richard III's twisted spine, kingly diet and family tree
  5. A teenager in a "black hole"
  6. Syria by satellite
  7. Jesus' wife?
  8. Mummy cheese
  9. King Tut's 3,300-year erection
  10. Artists like us?

11 posted on 12/31/2014 7:55:38 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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