Otherwise, here’s this week’s roundup. Enjoy!
Don’t forget to always clean your bodies, and your plates. Evidence from Lapa do Santo in Brazil suggest that people not only defleshed bodies before burial, but they may also have cannibalized them nearly 10,000 years ago.
A network of smugglers has been exposed and several items repatriated from the US to Egypt following work by US Immigration and Customs.
Bitumen from the Sutton Hoo site appears to have originated near the Dead Sea, suggesting that trade was more extensive than previously thought.
A pair of mummified legs likely belonged to Queen Nefertari, wife of Pharaoh Rameses II, have been identified in Italy. Still wondering where the rest of of her is, though…
Earthenworks discovered on the Japanese island of Kyushu may show evidence of an invasion during the 7th century from Korea.
A theatre in the Roman province of Thrace (modern Bulgaria, near Plovdiv) appears to be older than originally thought following the discovery of an inscription near the site dating to the reign of the Emperor Domitian.
From the Smithsonian:
A remarkable video feature on the restoration of a 17th century map found shoved up a chimney in Aberdeen.
A more detailed article on the recently discovered site outside Abydos in Egypt.