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DNA: Today in History, February 8

Watch Today in History to learn the important event and occurrences that took place on this very date.

World's oldest stone tools found

 Scientists have found in east Africa stone tools dating back 3.3 million years -- long before the advent of modern humans and by far the oldest such artefacts yet discovered.

Kanpur: Mughal-era silver coins found on the banks of river Ganga

Mughal-era silver coins found on the banks of river Ganga in Kanpur.

Cuban fishermen discover ancient artifacts

Fishermen in Cuba`s Pinar del Rio province have discovered artifacts believed to be from a 17th or 18th century shipwreck.

New evidence suggests mummification in Egypt started 1.5K years earlier than thought

A new study has revealed that newly discovered evidence suggests that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.

Ancient tomb discovered in China

An ancient tomb dating back 1,500 years has been unearthed in China`s Shanxi province, offering researchers valuable material relating to the Northern Wei Dynasty.

Chinese man`s pee unearths ancient porcelain figurine

In a chance discovery, a young man in China who stopped for a roadside pee break found a centuries-old porcelain figurine hiding in a mound of soil which washed away when he urinated.

I`m not ancient: Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell, who is father of two, says even at 36 he feels like a kid in many ways.

Ancient handwritten Ramcharitmanas stolen

A hand written Ramcharitmanas has
been stolen from a temple situated in Bhelupur area on the
banks of the Ganga here, police said on Friday.

China to restore protective eaves to ancient Buddhist grottoes

Yungang Buddhist Grottoes is a world
heritage site in northern Shanxi Province.

Ancient town found in Myanmar

Archaeologists in Myanmar have discovered parts of a religious building dating back to 100 BC during the Pyu era.

Ancient pots found in Argentina

A family in Argentina have found eight pots, believed to be around 1,300 years old.

Ancient bison kill site uncovered in Montana

Researchers have uncovered a vast former hunting complex where bison were stampeded over a cliff at least 1,000 years ago.

Ancient Roman bronze tweezers found

Archaeologists have found an ancient Roman personal care set at Myra-Andriake in Turkey`s Antalya’s district.

Ancient inscriptions found in temple

Inscriptions dating to the 13th century have been found in a temple in Pudukottai district.

Stone tools reveal ancient human diet

Ancient stone tools suggesting the diverse diet of early humans have been found.

Ancient Egyptian city

Archaeologists working in North Sinai have unearthed Tharu, an ancient fortified city, a move which stressed the importance of this area as the eastern gate of Egypt.

Worship plaque found

An archaeological excavation near here has led to the recovery of an ancient `Worship Plaque`, carved in red-stone that is revered in Buddhism.

Lok Sabha passes bill for better care of ancient monuments

Protection of ancient monuments and archaeological remains climbed a notch higher up the government`s agenda with the Lok Sabha Monday unanimously passing an amendment to the law safeguarding such sites.

Ancient galaxies come together after 10 billion years

Astronomers have found the astronomical equivalent of prehistoric life in our intergalactic backyard, in the form of a group of small, ancient galaxies that has waited 10 billion years to come together.