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Ruins dating back 5,000 years discovered in China

CHENGDU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese archeologists announced on Tuesday that they have discovered an important site next to the Sanxingdui Ruins, which they believe to be a 5,000-year-old settlement.

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Woolly mammoth skeleton found in lake in Russia's Arctic

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian scientists are poring over the stunningly well-preserved bones of an adult woolly mammoth that roamed the earth at least 10,000 years ago, after local inhabitants discovered its remains in the shallows of a north Siberian lake.

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Sacred sites blast exposes Australia's laws skewed to mining

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - When mining giant Rio Tinto blew up two ancient caves in Western Australia's iron-ore rich Pilbara with state approval, the destruction was met with anger from indigenous landowners for whom the sites were of deep cultural and sacred importance.