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Shrine in Nepal reveals archaeological evidence of the founding of Buddhism

Researchers think they've found the oldest Buddhist shrine in the world at Nepla's Lumbini pilgramage center, dating back to 550 B.C — a revelation that could push the accepted birthdate of the Buddha back by a century.

Extensive London cemetery holds remains of Bedlam mental patients

Archaeologists working on the Crossrail project in London have come across a surprising new find: an extensive cemetery located next to the infamous "Bedlam" mental hospital.

Demolition of Berlin Wall called off, for now

"The crane has been taken away. We won't move any more parts of the wall for the time being," developers promise.

Mystery skeleton is King Richard III, archeologists confirm

"Beyond reasonable doubt, it's Richard," lead archeologist Richard Buckley announced to cheers and applause at a press conference on Monday.

Indian WWII "spy princess" is honored with a London monument

Noor Inayat Khan was a young and bookish Indian children's writer when World War II broke out—and then decided to dedicate her life to the fight against fascism. serving as a radio operator in Paris under German occupation. Now, a monument has been unveiled in her honor in London, 68 years after her execution at Dachau.

Tomb of a Mayan warrior queen: GlobalPost interviews the discoverer of the final resting place of Lady K'abel

The tomb of a Classical Mayan queen has been discovered in Guatemala, in a remarkable find that sheds new light on the role of women in early Mesoamerican cultures. To find out more about the queen, known as Lady K'abel, and the findings at the El Peru-Waka archeological site, I spoke with the woman who discovered her tomb: Wooster University archaeologist and assistant professor of anthropology Olivia Navarro-Farr.

Deadly sandwiches: remarkably dangerous lunchtimes throughout history

Think your tuna on wheat is innocent? Think again. GlobalPost describes five deadly sandwiches throughout history.
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The President has no idea how much danger he's in: US President Barack Obama eats a 'medianoche' sandwich while eating lunch at Kasalta Bakery during a visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 14, 2011. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Sewing needles have been found in in-flight sandwiches on Delta and now, on Air Canada, prompting a wave of public suspicion towards our most dearly-beloved lunchtime dish. But what about other dangerous sammiches in human history? A non-exhaustive list follows.

Three-hundred-year-old skull with brain tissue still inside found in Swedish shipwreck

Skull found in Baltic Sea shipwreck of the Kronan, a Swedish royal ship that sank in 1676
The NOAA expedition off the Gulf of Mexico found several interesting items laying on the ocean floor. (Screengrab/AFP/Getty Images)
A 300-year-old skull with brain tissue still inside has been found in a ship wrecked off the coast of Sweden, reported The Local paper today.
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