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Hadrian’s villa tunnels explored as cavers drop down into hidden city : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Amateur cavers have mapped a vast network of tunnels underneath Hadrian’s Villa outside Rome, leading archaeologists to radically revise their views of one of ancient Rome’s most imposing imperial retreats. Lowering themselves through light shafts found in fields around the 120-hectare (296-acre) site, local speleologists have charted more than a …

Bahrain history slowly rises from sands

SAAR, Bahrain (AP) — More than 4,000 years ago, Dilmun merchants traveled from Mesopotamia to the Indus River, titans of trade and culture before rise of the empires of the Persians or the Ottomans Over a millennia, the civilization that Dilmun created on the back of trading in pearls, copper …