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Ancient 'Hall of the Dead' Unearthed in England

Archaeologists have unearthed two nearly 6,000-year-old burial mounds and the remains of two massive buildings in England. Full story

Mysterious double coffin found at King Richard III car park site

LONDON (Reuters) - Archaeologists have discovered a mysterious coffin-within-a-coffin from the same Leicester car park where England's King Richard III was famously buried for 500 years. Full story

Team examining Gulf shipwreck finds 2 other wrecks

Marine archaeologists made a thrilling discovery this week while examining a well-preserved shipwreck deep in the Gulf of Mexico — two other sunken vessels that likely went down with it during an early 19th century storm. Full story

King David-Era Palace Found in Israel, Archaeologists Say

Archaeologists say they've uncovered two royal buildings from Israel's biblical past, including a palace suspected to have belonged to King David. Full story

Ancient Graves, Pyramid Ruins Found in Mexico

Construction work in eastern Mexico exposed an ancient settlement, including 30 skeletons and the ruins of a pyramid, believed to be up to 2,000 years old, archaeology officials announced. Full story

'Vampire' Graves Uncovered in Poland

Archaeologists in Poland believe they've made a startling discovery: a group of vampire graves. Full story

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Ancient Carving of Roman God Found in Garbage Pit

Dig Begins at Richard III's Final Resting Place

Mummified women, human sacrifices discovered in ancient Peruvian tomb

Amazingly Untouched Royal Tomb Found in Peru

'Escape Tunnel' Found at Nazi Death Camp

Mexican Cave Art Offers Peek into Pre-Spanish Past

Ruins of Lost City May Lurk Deep in Honduras Rain Forest

Stunning Byzantine Mosaic Uncovered in Israel

Ancient Roman Cemetery Discovered Beneath Parking Lot

Richard III Gravesite May Turn Up Medieval Knight

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  2012 cited as 'end date' in Mayan inscription

Archaeologists in Guatemala have discovered the second-known reference to the "end date" of the Mayan calendar at newly-uncovered 1,300 year-old panels. Msnbc.com's Craig Melvin reports.

  Mysterious Easter Island 'heads' have bodies too

Recent excavations are revealing new discoveries about the towering statutes of Easter Island. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown speaks with Dr. Jo Anne Van Tilburg, archaeologist and director of the Easter Island Statue Project, about the findings from recent excavations.

  Has buccaneer's lost fleet been found?

Underwater archaeologists find the remains of a sunken ship off the coast of Panama that they believe was part of Captain Henry Morgan's 17th-century fleet.

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