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Ancient Well Hints at Undiscovered Village

Well was submerged under 16 feet of water

(Newser) - Slumbering some 16 feet below the surface of the Mediterranean is a 7,500-year-old well that may contain something more than water. Maritime archaeologists excavating in Israel uncovered the site in October; it's been dated to the pre-pottery Neolithic period, according to a press release from Flinders University. The... More »

7 Die Chasing About 75 Cents Down a Well

'Amount was huge for poor people like us,' says girl who lost 3 siblings

(Newser) - Seven people died from a lack of oxygen after climbing down a well in Cambodia to retrieve about 75 cents, police and relatives said today. The incident happened late yesterday in a remote area of the northwestern province of Siem Reap when an 11-year-old boy and six other people went... More »

Woman Rescued After 2 Weeks in Well

Survived on corn

(Newser) - Grasping onto nearby stalks of corn as she tripped into an abandoned well may not have stopped Su Qixiu's fall, but it probably did save her life. Su (alternately described by the media as 38 and 48 years old) fell into the well in central China while out picking... More »

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