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October 1999 index:

23 October 1999
Bronze-Age site found in Lebanon
An archeological site from 2000 BC was accidentally unearthed in Wadi Khaled, Lebanon.
Pagans protest against a Christian burial
Pagans have protested against a decision to give the bones of a Bronze Age man a Christian burial.
Britain's stalest bread unearthed
Two pieces of Stone Age bread baked more than 5,000 years ago have been found at an archaeological dig at Yarnton in Oxfordshire.
The Iceman found in Canada isn't very old
Initial testing indicates artifacts found with an iceman frozen in a Canadian glacier are about 550 year old, not thousands as many people had originally speculated.
English Iron Age fort discovered
An Iron Age fort has been discovered in the heart of a huge housing estate in Valley Park at Chandler's Ford (England).
The unlucky barber comes back to Avebury
One of Britain's best known archaeological finds, thought destroyed in the Second World War, has been rediscovered tucked away in a museum storeroom. The barber-surgeon skeleton dates from more than 500 years ago and was found during an excavation of the giant stone circle at Avebury, Wiltshire, in 1938.
Ancient face carved on Stonehenge
Has the face of the creator of Stonehenge been staring at us unrecognised for over 4000 years? Terence Meaden, a British archaeologist with a fascination for the ancient megalithic monuments of Britain, claims to have recognized a face carved into the side of one of the mighty stones at Stonehenge.
A London bridge 3000 year old
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a massive 3000-year-old oak bridge on the Thames foreshore at Vauxhall.
News from the Miami stone circle
In July of 1998, Florida archeologists began a routine excavation after being notified that a developer wanted to build a $126 million apartment complex on a potentially important archeological site....
5,500 year old tomb discovered in Ireland
Archaeological excavations on the south-eastern edge of the Burren in Co Clare (Ireland) have revealed one of the most extensive and well-preserved prehistoric landscapes in Europe.

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