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The most extraordinary element found was the arrangement of up to 15 falcons within the shrine, most of them headless.
A salvage excavation at the Banias Nature Reserve has found a Roman coin hoard dating to the final years of Byzantine control in the southern Levant.
Contracts carved on palm-leaf stems, letters laid down on cigar-shaped sticks - this was the manner of writing used in Ancient South Arabia.
This year's Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been given to Swedish scientist Svante Paabo for his discoveries on human evolution.
Little is known of the puzzling Denisovans. These relatives of the Neanderthals wandered eastern and southern Eurasia but left little trace of their time on Earth.