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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

Mysterious Toe Rings Found on Ancient Egyptian Skeletons

Archaeologists have discovered two ancient Egyptian skeletons, dating back more than 3,300 years, which were each buried with a toe ring made of copper alloy, the first time such rings have been found in ancient Egypt. Full story

Ancient Native Americans' Living Descendants Revealed

Ancient people who lived in in Northern America about 5,000 years ago have living descendants today, new research suggests. Full story

Ancient Primate Skeleton Hints at Monkey and Human Origins

The oldest well-preserved skeleton of a primate, a 55-million-year-old specimen found in China, has been discovered, researchers report. Full story

Five sets of skeletal remains found in Arizona desert

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Five sets of skeletal human remains have been discovered hidden in unusual circumstances in Arizona's remote desert in an area used as a smuggling corridor with Mexico, and investigating authorities said on Friday they have not ruled out foul play. Full story

Battle-Bruised King Richard III Buried in Hasty Grave

The body of King Richard III was buried in great haste, a new study finds — perhaps because the medieval monarch's corpse had been out for three days in the summer sun. Full story

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U.S. returning trove of smuggled dinosaur fossils to Mongolia

U.S. returning looted Tyrannosaurus skeleton to Mongolia

Alien-Looking Skeleton Poses Medical Mystery

Family Crypt of Medieval Knight Possibly Discovered

Best-Preserved Human Ancestor Didn't Have Bone Disorder

3,300-Year-Old Egyptian Cemetery Reveals Commoners' Plight

14th-Century Black Death Graveyard Found in London

Medieval Knight's Tomb Found Beneath Parking Lot

Stone-Age Skeletons Unearthed In Sahara Desert

After 500 years, Richard III's bones yield their secret

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  Construction crews may have found plague victims  

Workers on a major London rail project have found skeletons that are believed to be victims of the plague that killed more than a quarter of the country's population in the mid-1300s. The find will help experts understand similar threats today. ITV’s Nick Thatcher reports. 

  25-year-old skeleton stolen from cemetery

Oklahoma police are searching for grave robbers who targeted an above-ground mausoleum and stole a 25-year-old skeleton. KJRH’s Liz Bryant reports.

  Bones of reptile extinct 200-millions ago found 

In Arizona, paleontologists work to recover skeleton of reptile that went extinct 200-million years ago. KPNX reporter Trisha Hendricks has the story.

  Skeleton may be England's King Richard III

British archaeologists are using DNA testing to see skeleton with similar battle injuries to Richard III may be the remains of the 15th century king. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Students unearth 35 million-year-old whale skeleton

Students unearth an ancient whale skeleton on the banks of Georgia's Flint River. WALB’s Jim Wallace reports.

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Students clean skeletons from the ancient Moche culture, which is recently excavated and found in a tomb, at the San Jose de Moro Archaeological site in Trujillo
Students clean skeletons from the ancient Moche culture, which is recently excavated and found in a tomb, at the San Jose de Moro Archaeological site in Trujillo

Students clean skeletons from the ancient Moche culture, which is recently excavated and found in a tomb, at the San Jose de Moro Archaeological site in Trujillo, July 19, 2013. The site is a ceremonial and funerary complex located in the north coast of Peru which is about 1,000 years old. Students

A worker cleans a skeleton from the ancient Moche culture, which is recently excavated and found in a tomb, at the San Jose de Moro Archaeological site in Trujillo
A worker cleans a skeleton from the ancient Moche culture, which is recently excavated and found in a tomb, at the San Jose de Moro Archaeological site in Trujillo

A worker cleans a skeleton from the ancient Moche culture, which is recently excavated and found in a tomb, at the San Jose de Moro Archaeological site in Trujillo, July 19, 2013. The site is a ceremonial and funerary complex located in the north coast of Peru which is about 1,000 years old. Studen

A skeleton from the ancient Moche culture, which is recently excavated and found in a tomb, is seen at the San Jose de Moro Archaeological site in Trujillo
A skeleton from the ancient Moche culture, which is recently excavated and found in a tomb, is seen at the San Jose de Moro Archaeological site in Trujillo

A skeleton from the ancient Moche culture, which is recently excavated and found in a tomb, is seen at the San Jose de Moro Archaeological site in Trujillo, July 19, 2013. The site is a ceremonial and funerary complex located in the north coast of Peru which is about 1,000 years old. Students from