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    The so-called Man of Altamura, whole and intact skeleton of an adult male of Homo neanderthalensis found embedded in limestone concretions of a cave in the countryside in Altamura, Italy. Perhaps the man, who lived in a period between 50,000 and 65,000 years ago, accidentally fell through a sinkhole in the karst cave and died of his wounds or broken bones.

    British archaeologists have unearthed the remains of what might be the first queen of Windsor in a 4,400-year-old female skeleton adorned with some of Britain’s earliest gold jewels. The burial was dated to the Copper Age, between 2,200 and 2,500 B.C. — just a century or two after the construction of Stonehenge, which stands about 60 miles to the south-west.

    Pokhara| A group of climbers on an expedition in the Himalaya Mountains, have stumbled upon a complexe of caverns. Inside one of the caves, the team of Norwegian and Swedish mountaineers, found the remains of a humanoid male from the paleolithic era. According to the primary analysis of the skeleton, it seems the bones belong to an adult male Homo habilis, which is believed to have lived from approximately 2.33 to 1.44 million years ago, during the Gelasian Pleistocene period.

    All blue-eyed people can be traced back to one ancestor who lived 10,000 years ago near the Black Sea.

    12 year old survivor, Ruth Becker...died in 1990 and had her ashes scattered at sea, directly over the Titanic wreck.

    Flesh growing over a prisoner's shackles because they were too tight, he was arrested in an illegal Chinese prison

    265 years ago, a 28 year old German woman named Johanna Sophia Schmied who lived in the village of Taucha near Leipzig, gave birth to a monster that is unlike any other. This monster has become popularly known as the "Chicken Man." Fate magazine's February (2000) issue recounts the facts of the case as preserved by the attending physician, Dr. Gottlieb Friderici. The physician witnessed the event and preserved the fetus in formaldehyde along with an extensive report of his autopsy...

    Anthropologists in the UK have constructed a remarkably life-like model of a Neanderthal man from a 70,000 year-old skeleton that was discovered in France over a century ago.

    The world scares me sometimes.

    A U.S. Marine listens for the heartbeat of a dying buddy who suffered head wounds when the company's lead platoon was hit with enemy machine gun fire as they pushed through a rice paddy just short of the demilitarized zone in South Vietnam Sept. 17, 1966.

    Biblical archaeology - An ossuary bearing the name "Yehochanan" contained the full skeleton of a man crucified in the first century and buried with a bent crucifixion nail through his heel bone. It is the only physical evidence of crucifixion ever discovered.

    A high school student was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by lightning. She fell 3.2 kilometers to the ground still strapped to her chair and lived. Only to endure a 9 day walk to the nearest civilzation. She was the sole survivor of 93 passengers and crew in the December 24, 1971, crash of LANSA Flight 508 in the Peruvian rainforest

    The bony discovery of 50 young male skeletons, decapitated and lumped in an old quarry pit before being found by diggers on an Olympic relief road in Weymouth five years ago, became an even more gripping story following scientific examinations revealing that this mass grave carried executed Vikings.

    "neck ears" RK - it looks like there is no real mouth either. The baby probably died.

    The world's oldest cosmetic face cream, complete with the finger marks of its last user 2,000 years ago, has been found by archaeologists excavating a Roman temple.

    DNA from a cave in Russia adds a mysterious new member to the human family. Some 500,000 years ago, probably in Africa, the ancestors of modern humans split and giae rise to Neanderthals and Denisovans. While our ancestors stayed in Africa, the common ancestor of Neanderthals and Denisovans migrated out. Those two lineages later diverged, with the Neanderthals moving into Europe and the Denisovans spreading east, populating large parts of Asia.

    DNA extracted from the skeleton of a man who lived in Russia about 37,000 years ago is giving scientists new insights into the genetic history of Europeans, ...

    A trail of footprints probably left by Australopithecus afarensis individuals some 3.5 million years ago, at Laetoli, northern Tanzania.

    Mystery of the ancient kingdom discovered in Nepal where thousands of caves are carved 155ft off the ground An estimated 10,000 of the caves have been found in the former Kingdom of Mustang in North, Central Nepal They have either been dug into the cliffside or tunnelled from above Caves are thousands of years old but who built them and why remains a mystery

    Mysterious Look at Giant Human Skeletons from Around the World