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Did Neanderthals eat their vegetables? First direct evidence of plants in Neanderthal diet — ScienceDaily.

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British Museum blog

Bryony Dixon, curator of silent film, British Film Institute

From Cairo to the Pyramids ( Pathé, 1905).From Cairo to the Pyramids ( Pathé, 1905).

The British Museum’s new exhibition Ancient lives, new discoveries uses the latest imaging technology to help us understand the realities of life and death in ancient Egypt. We have all seen computer-generated images of mummies brought to life in film and TV, for example in The Mummy film franchise that produced 6 films between 1998 and 2012. But if we go back to the late 19th and early 20th century, the Museum visitor would have had a similar preparation. When cinema was born in the 1890s, audiences that came to see the latest novelty would already have been thoroughly familiar with images of ancient Egypt after a century of Egyptomania ? Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt in 1798, high profile excavations, public mummy unwrappings and Champollion’s well publicised decipherment of the hieroglyphs on the

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Humans have been changing Chinese environment for 3,000 years | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis.

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Innovative technologies in rural areas improve agriculture, health care.

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Seafarers brought Neolithic culture to Europe, gene study indicates.

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Alcohol and drugs: Not just for modern humans — ScienceDaily.

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