The Israel Antiquities Authority estimates that the mosque, uncovered ahead of new construction in the Bedouin town of Rahat in the Negev desert, dates back to the 7th to 8th centuries.
The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was blown up by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatised Pakistani valley.
A study published in the research journal Antiquity warned that global warming was hastening the thaw of permafrost and coastal erosion that is threatening thousands of Arctic archeological sites in Canada, Russia, Greenland and Alaska.
Istanbul Archaeological Museum Director Zeynep Kiziltan says the human remains are 3,000 to 3,500 old. The findings reveal details about cremation practices during the Iron Age.
The mummy, excavated in 1956, was reburied due to a state commission ruling which critics say was the result of cultural superstitions.
More than 10,000 gold and silver artefacts that sank to the bottom of a river more than 300 years ago have been discovered.
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