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African sailors from Henry VIII’s ship show diversity of Tudor England

DNA and chemical analysis of skeletons suggests two traced their heritage to modern-day Morocco and Algeria

Massive hoard of mummified cats found in ancient Egyptian tombs

Necropolis south of Cairo contains wealth of preserved creatures and statues

Oldest natural mummy reveals mysteries of Native American tribes

Genetic study of human remains from across Americas documents prehistoric migration and helps return contested body to its people

Heatwave reveals hidden archaeological sites across Britain

Neolithic ceremonial monuments and Iron Age settlements exposed beneath parched yellow grass

Andean flamingos lay eggs for first time in 15 years after UK heatwave

Wildlife experts say the incredible feat was made possible because the sweltering heat mimicked the hot, humid conditions that the flamingos normally experience in their natural habitat

'Extraordinary' discovery revealed by tomb raiders' tunnels in Pompeii

Illegal passages dug by artefact-hunters lead archaeologists to unearth first horse found at site of volcanic eruption