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Phil Collins' collection of over 200 artefacts goes on display at the Alamo in Texas
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Phil Collins' collection of over 200 artefacts goes on display at the Alamo in Texas

The Phil Collins Collection Preview includes a brass cannon used by the Mexican Army during the Battle of the Alamo and the original battle orders that called for the attack on the Alamo.

The Friday List: From the storytelling spectacle dastangoi to a tour of ringmaster Gregangelo's home museum, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From the storytelling spectacle dastangoi to a tour of ringmaster Gregangelo's home museum, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Locating Dara Shukoh’s grave would serve little purpose if we cannot celebrate his theological works, syncretic ethos
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Locating Dara Shukoh’s grave would serve little purpose if we cannot celebrate his theological works, syncretic ethos

If we are to indeed celebrate Dara Shukoh, aren’t his literary and theological works and his deeply syncretic ethos, more important to remember and follow, than a knowledge of the precise location of his mortal remains?

Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer
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Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer

Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking

Indonesian cave paintings show the dawn of imaginative art and human spiritual belief
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Indonesian cave paintings show the dawn of imaginative art and human spiritual belief

The cave painting in Indonesia's Leang Bulu’ Sipong 4 cave is the oldest figurative art in the world.

Findings from Keeladi excavation site have a clear message for modern cities: Cherish your water, or perish
India

Findings from Keeladi excavation site have a clear message for modern cities: Cherish your water, or perish

Today, as the peripheries of our cities experience a seasonal ‘Day Zero’ and our water future looks to become decidedly more temperamental, the Keeladi site almost serves as a ‘Back to the Future’ moment for our cities

Tiny 20-million-year-old monkey skull points to primate brain areas evolving separately
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Tiny 20-million-year-old monkey skull points to primate brain areas evolving separately

The brain size of primates, thought to have increased progressively, seems to have followed a more roundabout path.

'Skeleton lake' in Uttarakhand contains bones of ancient European travellers, migrants: Study
India

'Skeleton lake' in Uttarakhand contains bones of ancient European travellers, migrants: Study

Radiocarbon dating indicates that the skeletons were deposited at two different instances, 1000 years apart.

Hundreds of archaeologists exiled from Syria mourn the war's effects on artifacts
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Hundreds of archaeologists exiled from Syria mourn the war's effects on artifacts

Syrians in exile participate in initiatives to protect artifacts, keep the culture alive in the diaspora.

DNA shows that biblical Philistines came to the Middle East from southern Europe
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DNA shows that biblical Philistines came to the Middle East from southern Europe

Archaeologists unearthed the remains in Israel and send more than 100 skeletal samples for testing in Germany.

Fossils of flightless bird three times the size of ostrich was found in Taurida cave
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Fossils of flightless bird three times the size of ostrich was found in Taurida cave

The bird exists around 2 million years ago and weighs as much as an adult polar bear at 405 kg.

Filipino archaeologists planning more excavations for newly discovered human species
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Filipino archaeologists planning more excavations for newly discovered human species

Archaeologist Armand Salvador Mijares plans to resume diggings next year, hoping to find more artifacts.

Petrified horse with saddle and harness unearthed intact in stable near Pompeii
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Petrified horse with saddle and harness unearthed intact in stable near Pompeii

A volcanic eruption of the Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD destroyed the flourishing city of Pompeii.

Research and observer room opened for public viewing at Jantar Mantar in Jaipur
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Research and observer room opened for public viewing at Jantar Mantar in Jaipur

A 3D model of the observatory has also been installed in the room, besides the models of instruments.

Archaeologists discover remains of Neolithic-era village in Egypt's Nile Delta
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Archaeologists discover remains of Neolithic-era village in Egypt's Nile Delta

Archaeologists discovered several storage silos containing large quantities of animal and plant remains.

Salt of the Alps: Hallstatt, an ancient Austrian mine, reveals Bronze Age secrets
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Salt of the Alps: Hallstatt, an ancient Austrian mine, reveals Bronze Age secrets

The vast deposit of salt inside was left by the ocean that covered the region 250 million years ago.

Secrets of the deep: Senegal's slave shipwreck detective
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Secrets of the deep: Senegal's slave shipwreck detective

Staring out to sea on a sunny day, underwater archaeologist Ibrahima Thiaw visualises three shipwrecks somewhere beneath the Atlantic waves of Senegal that were once packed with slaves. He wants more than anything to find them.

The Lost City of the Monkey God: Douglas Preston chronicles the discovery of an ancient civilisation
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: Douglas Preston chronicles the discovery of an ancient civilisation

If you are a collector of legends or have a weakness for adventure stories, The Lost City of the Monkey God, by Douglas Preston, should be a cover-to-cover read. Regardless, the book is a brilliant story of a lost city as there might not be many left to discover in our times.

Humans settled in Tibet at least 7,400 years ago, says study
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Humans settled in Tibet at least 7,400 years ago, says study

Humans likely established permanent settlements on the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau between 13,000-7,400 years ago, much before the advent of agriculture 5,200 years ago, according to new research.

Sri Lanka parliament endorses office to trace wartime missing
| Reuters
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Sri Lanka parliament endorses office to trace wartime missing | Reuters

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's parliament on Thursday passed a law to establish an office to trace people who disappeared during a 26-year war and another insurrection amid protests by former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa's supporters in the chamber. The law was passed without a vote.