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In today’s top three headlines we examine the oldest stone hand axes ever found, mysterious Roman graffiti and locals saving ancient manuscripts in Timbuktu:

1) Oldest stone hand axes unearthed:

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/50620121/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.UQje-7-EySp

2) What does first century Roman graffiti say?

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130129-roman-italy-graffiti-colosseum-archeology-photo/

3) Mali: Timbuktu Locals Saved Some of City’s Ancient Manuscripts from Islamists:

http://world.time.com/2013/01/28/mali-timbuktu-locals-saved-some-of-their-citys-ancient-manuscripts-from-islamists/

Sicilian Mummies bring centuries to life:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130128-sicilian-mummies-archeology-italy/

Roman-era glass workshops found in Pozzuoli:

http://ansamed.ansa.it/ansamed/en/news/regions/campania/2013/01/25/Archeaology-Roman-era-glass-workshops-found-Pozzuoli_8137894.html

Timbuktu’s treasure trove of African history:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21242689

War a money-spinner for rank-and-file soldiers in late middle ages:

http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/01/war-a-money-spinner-for-rank-and-file-soldiers-in-late-middle-ages/

Erosion damaging Scots archaeological sites:

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/erosion-damaging-scots-archaeological-sites-1-2763131

Why are archaeology dept projects left incomplete?

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Why-are-archaeology-dept-projects-left-incomplete/articleshow/18215707.cms?intenttarget=no

Video: Fendi fashion house to pay for Trevi fountain renovation:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21241078

Leicester’s Abbey Mills building to be renovated:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21232171

A feud between Biblical Archaeologists goes to court:

http://world.time.com/2013/01/29/a-feud-between-biblical-archaeologists-goes-to-court/

Man fined after disturbing archaeological site:

http://www.kcby.com/news/local/Man-fined-after-disturbing–188770721.html?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co

Hunley legend altered by new discovery:

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130128/PC16/130129301/1268/hunley-legend-altered-by-new-discovery&source=RSS

 

 

 

 

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