Archaeology

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A WRECKED PLACE

Deep beneath the Black Sea, off the coast of Bulgaria, ancient Greek ships are revealing answers to the mystery of the Noah's Ark flood.

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I recently flew over two mysterious master-planned communities carved into the barren desert of northwestern New Mexico. They are only about 100 miles apart as the crow flies, but they could not be more different.
THE COMMON INSTEAD OF TUTANKHAMUN

The vast majority of people in antiquity were too poor to leave many artifacts behind. But archaeologists have learned how to look beyond the temples and palaces.

'I WOULD NEVER HAVE BELIEVED [IT] POSSIBLE'

The 75-foot vessel, thought to be ancient Greek, was discovered with its mast, rudders and rowing benches all present and correct just over a mile below the surface. A lack of oxygen at that depth preserved it, the researchers said.

'A SHIP WRECK IS A TIME CAPSULE'

For more than 200 years, a shipwreck has lain offshore of Cape Town's world-renowned Clifton Beaches. Now this harrowing chapter of the transatlantic slave trade is being revealed.

KER PANIC

Angkor was the seat of authority for the Khmer Empire for more than 600 years, from the ninth to 15th centuries, except for a 17-year interval when political power and courtly life shifted to Koh Ker. New archaeological evidence might explain why Koh Ker's glory days were so brief: The new capital's massive water-management system failed spectacularly soon after it was built.

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