In today's news roundup, scientists discover the world's oldest cave painting in Indonesia, Italian police find a 500-year-old painting hidden in an apartment closet, and an original cover drawing for a Tintin comic book sells for $3.2 million.
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Archaeologists in Italy are learning more and more about the everyday life of the people who lived in Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago. Most recently, they've carefully uncovered a well-preserved street snack bar.
Peru's Ministry of Culture says archeologists have recently discovered a massive cat drawn into a hillside over 2,000 years ago. The site is near other Nazca Lines, but was faded by time, which made it hard to spot.
Two teens helping out on an archeological dig in Israel wound up striking gold - literally. The teenagers revealed a clay pot holding hundreds of gold coins over 1,100 years old.
Archeologists working near Mexico City have discovered the bones of about 60 mammoths in an area that was a lake long ago. The scientists believe the area could hold the remains of hundreds more mammoths.
In spite of complaints from archeologists, the Egyptian government has moved four ancient statues from a 4,000-year-old temple and placed them in the center of a busy traffic circle in downtown Cairo.
Melting ice in the mountains of Norway has revealed items that have been frozen there since traders passed through over 1,000 years ago. The items were in nearly perfect condition, giving historians a fresh look at life during Viking times.
On July 15, 8-year-old Saga Vanecek was playing in Lake Vidöstern in Sweden. She came across something she never expected to find - a 1,500-year-old sword.
Workers in Italy, who were busy tearing down an old theater, found a surprise waiting for them in the basement. A 1,500 year old stone jar full of gold coins.
Long periods of hot, dry weather can change the way that plants in farm fields grow. In Europe, this is uncovering secrets about things hidden under the ground.