Read more about the article SHELL SHOCKER: Oldest Live Birth Of Snake Dating Back 47 Million Years Discovered
Images shows the female snake's rear section, where bones of at least two embryos can be seen, undated photo. The study was concluded by an Argentine-German research team. (Senckenberg/Newsflash)

SHELL SHOCKER: Oldest Live Birth Of Snake Dating Back 47 Million Years Discovered

A team of scientists has discovered what they say is the first evidence in the world – dating back 47 million years – of a snake giving birth to its young. Image shows the Messel boa (Messelophis variatus) which is the world's first fossil record of a viviparous snake, undated…

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Read more about the article STEP BACK IN TIME: Tracks Of Ancient Human Found In Spain Are 300k Years Old
Picture shows the site of Matalascaas in Spain, undated. The hominid fossil footprints date back 300,000 years. (Eduardo Mayoral/Newsflash)

STEP BACK IN TIME: Tracks Of Ancient Human Found In Spain Are 300k Years Old

Ancient human footprints found in southern Spain two years ago have been declared nearly 300,000 years old, making them unique in Europe. Picture shows the site of Matalascaas in Spain, undated. The hominid fossil footprints date back 300,000 years. (Eduardo Mayoral/Newsflash) The footprints are now believed to be 200,000 years…

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Read more about the article WATER SURPRISE: Two Dozen Bronze Statues Of Gods Dating Back 2,000 Years Found In Italian Thermal Spring
The photo shows one of the bronze statues, dating back to ancient Roman times, which archaeologists in Italy have found in thermal baths in Tuscany, undated photo. The statues were found over the last two weeks in San Casciano dei Bagni, a hilltop town about 160 kilometres (100 miles) north of Rome, Italy. (Ministero della Cultura/Newsflash)

WATER SURPRISE: Two Dozen Bronze Statues Of Gods Dating Back 2,000 Years Found In Italian Thermal Spring

These 24 intact bronze statues of ancient gods dating back 2,000 years have been retrieved from an Italian thermal spring, with experts saying that the discovery will "rewrite history". The photo shows one of the bronze statues, dating back to ancient Roman times, which archaeologists in Italy have found in…

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Read more about the article OTZI THE ICEMAN: 5,300-Year-Old Ice Mummy Died In Spring And Not Autumn As Previously Believed
Image shows the upper body of Otzi as it protruded from the ice on Tisenjoch mountain pass on Sep. 19, 1991. (Helmut Simon, Erika Simon/Newsflash)

OTZI THE ICEMAN: 5,300-Year-Old Ice Mummy Died In Spring And Not Autumn As Previously Believed

New research has suggested that Otzi the 5,300-year-old prehistoric iceman did not die in autumn before being preserved under winter snow, and instead had died in early spring on a high Alpine snow field. Image shows the investigation of Otzi in South Tyrol, Austria, undated photo. The South Tyrolean Museum…

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Read more about the article HIDDEN PASSAGE: Ancient Rock-Cut Tunnel Dating Back Over 2,000 Years Unearthed Beneath Ancient Egyptian City
Photo shows statues found near a tunnel that was uncovered at a depth of about 13 metres below the ground during archaeological excavations in the area of the Temple of Tapozeris Magna, west of Alexandria, Egypt, undated photo. The tunnel is about 1,305 metres long and about two metres high. (@tourismandantiq/Newsflash)

HIDDEN PASSAGE: Ancient Rock-Cut Tunnel Dating Back Over 2,000 Years Unearthed Beneath Ancient Egyptian City

Archaeologists from the Egyptian Dominican Archaeological Mission have discovered an ancient rock-cut tunnel on the northern coast of Egypt. Photo shows a tunnel uncovered at a depth of about 13 metres below the ground during archaeological excavations in the area of the Temple of Tapozeris Magna, west of Alexandria, Egypt,…

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