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Archaeologists Unearth Magic Spells And Ancient Skeletons In Serbia

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 08.10.2016 | World

KOSTOLAC, Serbia, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Archaeologists are trying to decipher magic spells etched onto tiny rolls of gold and silver that they found along...

Halloween and My Fight With a Pirate

Al DeLuise | Posted 10.31.2016 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Growing up, Christmas had been the only holiday where my family really decorated the house. Birthdays might warrant a 'Happy Birthday' banner strung ...

"Bone Washing:" A Day of The Dead Tradition

Janelle Pietrzak | Posted 10.27.2016 | World
Janelle Pietrzak

Last year, I had the privilege of traveling to a small Mayan village in the Mexican state of Campeche. There, I photographed the local customs of Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos, including one of the most unusual death rituals in the world: "Bone Washing."

Vengeful Diver Removes Fake Skeletons From Colorado River

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.26.2015 | Weird News

PARKER, Ariz. (AP) — A diver who felt he didn't get his fair share of the credit for discovering two fake skeletons in lawn chairs at the bottom of ...

Soldier's Skeleton Identified 200 Years After Battle

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.08.2015 | Science

An amateur military historian claims to have identified a 200-year-old skeleton that was found three years ago under a parking lot at the site of the ...

Vast Medieval Graveyard Discovered Beneath University Building

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Science

A giant medieval graveyard containing the skeletal remains of more than a thousand people has been unearthed at the University of Cambridge in England...

Is This The Oldest Case Of Breast Cancer?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.25.2015 | Science

Archaeologists say they may have found the world's oldest case of breast cancer in a skeleton unearthed recently in Egypt -- a reminder that cancer i...

Old Skeleton May Belong To A Knight Who Died A Violent Death

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.04.2015 | Science

Looks like someone got the short end of a very long stick. After closely examining more than 700 sets of skeletal remains unearthed at Hereford Cat...

Mysterious Coffin Buried Near 'Crooked King' Yields Big Surprise

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.02.2015 | Science

Archaeologists recently cracked open a mysterious "coffin-within-a-coffin" found just yards from the grave of King Richard III in Leicester, England -...

WATCH: Crooked King's Fatal Death Blow Revealed

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 02.13.2015 | Science

A team of British scientists believe they may have identified the killer blow that killed King Richard III more than 500 years ago--and they were luck...

Prehistoric Woman's Heartbreaking Tale Revealed

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.05.2015 | Science

An ancient tragedy is shining new light on life in the Neolithic Era, as archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a woman who appears to have died...

Mystery Of Ancient Skeleton And His Dagger Is Finally Solved

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.18.2014 | Science

Scientists have been trying to unravel the mystery of "Racton Man" since 1989, when the Bronze Age skeleton was found clutching an ornate dagger in th...

Mystery Of Polish 'Vampires' Finally Solved?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.02.2014 | Science

Archaeologists working in northwestern Poland have an explanation for a series of ancient graves in which skeletal remains were found with sickles and...

Anatomy of Style: Skeleton Chic

Bonnie McCarthy | Posted 12.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bonnie McCarthy

Every once in a while you see something that haunts the imagination -- like, say a skeleton lamp.

These Goofy Halloween Skeletons Will Make You Shriek In Delight

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.27.2014 | Good News

This house is home to some pretty spooky inhabitants, who will leave you positively amused. Steve Miller and Tracy Adams of Fort Mill, South Carol...

700-Year-Old Skeleton Couple Found Holding Hands

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion

Seven hundred years after their death, a couple has yet to part. Archaeologists excavating the site of a long-lost chapel in the countryside of Le...

Mystery Of Prehistoric 'Hobbit' May Have Been Solved

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.06.2014 | Science

Were scientists all wrong about prehistoric "hobbits?" When researchers unearthed fragments of several ancient skeletons on the small Indonesian is...

@Dinosaur_13 Peter Larson and Todd Douglas Miller on #AOLBUILD with @moviefone

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.04.2014 | Science

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Watch the latest #AOLBUILD featuring the cast and crew behind the new documentary "Dinosaur 13." Filmmaker Todd Douglas M...

Ancient Bones Reveal Bizarre Iron Age Rituals

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 08.03.2014 | Science

The bones of dozens of Iron Age warriors found in Denmark were collected and ritually mutilated after spending months on the battlefield, archaeologis...

Ancient Celts May Have 'Blinged' Out Their Smiles

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science

Sparkly, gold grills aren't just for Flavor Flav; ancient Celts may have sought out flashy smiles as well. Archaeologists have unearthed a dental impl...

Archaeologists Find Oldest Known Case Of Down Syndrome

LiveScience | Joseph Castro | Posted 07.10.2014 | Science

The earliest probable case of Down syndrome in the archaeological record comes from a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France some 1,500 y...

Big Debate Over 'Little Foot' Fossil Flares Anew

| Michael Balter | Posted 03.18.2014 | Science

PARIS—He may be called Little Foot, but for human evolution researchers he’s a big deal: His is the most complete skeleton known of an early membe...

Artifacts In Ruined Mansion Show Luxurious Lifestyle Of Ancient Elites

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

TORONTO — The remains of a mansion that likely held high-ranking officials some 4,500 years ago have been discovered near Egypt's Giza Pyramids. Bon...

A Holiday Worth Celebrating

Sandy Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Sandy Goodman

Millions of our Latin-American neighbors, and some of us, have just celebrated a wonderful holiday. It's a shame that so many millions of Americans are not even aware of it, and have never considered whether our neighbors have an idea worth adopting.

The Light Side of the Top 10 Darkest Dreams

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

It's that time of year when the veil between worlds is thin. "What worlds?" you ask. The world of the so-called living and dead. Halloween is the t...