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On July 24, 1911, American archeologist Hiram Bingham gets his first look
Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca settlement in Peru that is now one of the
world’s top tourist destinations.

Tucked away in the rocky countryside northwest of Cuzco, Machu Picchu
is believed to have been a summer retreat for Inca leaders, whose civilization
was virtually wiped out by Spanish invaders in the 16th century. For hundreds
of years afterwards, its existence was a secret known only to the peasants
living in the region. That all changed in the summer of 1911, when Bingham
arrived with a small team of explorers to search for the famous “lost” cities
of the Incas.

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Hiram Bingham III
(November 19, 1875 – June 6, 1956)

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On this day in 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, a
French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing
near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles north of Alexandria. The irregularly
shaped stone contained fragments of passages written in 3 different scripts:
Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptian demotic. The ancient Greek on
the Rosetta Stone told archaeologists that it was inscribed by priests
honoring the king of Egypt, Ptolemy V, in the second century B.C. More
startlingly, the Greek passage announced that the three scripts were all of
identical meaning. The artifact thus held the key to solving the riddle of hieroglyphics, a written language that had been “dead” for nearly 2,000

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The Rosetta Stone on display in The British Museum.

"Lithograph image depicting a group of scholars (mostly male, with the occasional female also in attendance), dressed in Victorian garb, inspecting the Rosetta Stone in a large room with other antiquities visible in the background"
"Lithograph image depicting a group of scholars inspecting the
Rosetta Stone during the
Second International Congress of
, 1874.

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(Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, Facebook)
(Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, Facebook)

(Fox News) – An Egyptian archaeological mission has unearthed the ancient remnants of a 2,600-year-old military castle, meaning it dates back nearly
three millennia.

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities said in a Facebook post, “The castle was
found in the North Sinai province”.
The government agency said that they
were able to find the North-East Corner Tower and the remains of the South-
East Corner Tower, as well as the extension of the south wall. The castle
was dated to the Psamtik era, which ran from 664 to 610 B.C.

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(Fox News) – High school students on an archaeology field trip helped discover
a 6,000-year-old stone ax head at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.

Roughly 7 inches long and 3 inches wide, the ax would have been an important
part of the Native American tool kit in the fourth millennia B.C, according to
experts. Famous as the home of one of America’s founding fathers, the
Virginia estate also offers a fascinating glimpse into the nation’s earlier
history. The artifact is now one of more than 50,000 artifacts found on the
Mount Vernon estate.

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.

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Recently discovered mummies seen in a mummification workshop.

Cairo (AP) – Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating
back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo.

The discovery on Saturday, which includes a mummification workshop and a
shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the Saqqara necropolis
of Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt.

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A news conference in front of the step pyramid of Saqqara, in Giza 
where Archaeologists say they have discovered a mummification workshop.

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