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ISIS Destroys Roman Theater in Ancient City

Palmyra's famous Tetrapylon is gone

(Newser) - ISIS militants have destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theater in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and opposition monitoring groups say. Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of Syria's antiquities department, says the militants destroyed the facade of the second-century amphitheater along with the... More »

Huge Monument Older Than Pyramids, Stonehenge Discovered

Ancient structure near Sea of Galilee said to be at least 5K years old

(Newser) - What's longer than a football field and probably older than much of Stonehenge as well as the Egyptian pyramids ? According to scientists, an ancient stone monument recently identified in Israel, LiveScience reports. The crescent-shaped structure just a few miles away from the Sea of Galilee is about 492... More »

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