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World / Offbeat Feb 16, 2019

Yeast from beer in 1886 shipwreck may yield new brew

Beer from a 133-year-old shipwreck may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York. Biotechnology students at the State University of New York at Cobleskill uncorked a bottle from the shipwrecked SS Oregon on Thursday. Serious Brewing Company of Howes Cave plans to ...

Narcissus fresco discovered in Pompeii atrium

World / Science & Health Feb 15, 2019

Narcissus fresco discovered in Pompeii atrium

Archaeologists have discovered a fresco in an ancient Pompeii residence that portrays the mythological hunter Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection. The discovery, announced Thursday, is in the atrium of a house where a fresco was found late last year depicting a ...

Heads up! Israeli woman stumbles upon two 1,700-year-old Roman busts

World Dec 30, 2018

Heads up! Israeli woman stumbles upon two 1,700-year-old Roman busts

An Israeli woman walking near ancient ruins noticed a head sticking out of the ground, leading to the uncovering of two Roman-era busts, archaeologists said Sunday. The life-size sculptures, carved in limestone, were found in the northern city of Beit Shean earlier this month, with ...

Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest

World / Science & Health Dec 16, 2018

Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a priest dating back more than 4,400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of Cairo, authorities said Saturday. "Today we are announcing the last discovery of the year 2018 — it's a new discovery, it's a ...