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female rowers

FARM ARMS  Central European women who lived in early farming villages generally had stronger arms than women today, including these University of Cambridge semi-elite rowers, researchers say.

ancient jewelry

HARD CACHE  A 3,100-year-old jewelry hoard previously discovered at a site in Israel includes earrings, beads, a ring and two linen cloths used as a wrapping for 35 pieces of silver jewelry.

dead sea scrolls

SCROLL CALL  Newly excavated skeletons at a roughly 2,000-year-old West Bank site support a theory that a community of celibate men lived there at the time the Dead Sea Scrolls were placed in nearby caves. These men may have written or protected the scrolls.

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