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The World's Oldest Writing
Archaeology

In their special feature, “The World's Oldest Writing,” Archaeology magazine's editors explore cuneiform—ancient Mesopotamia's robust, long-lived system of notation—and present some of the most impressive examples of cuneiform texts tied to the lives of kings, the rule of law, the practice of medicine, and more.

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The Alchemist's Tale
Archaeology

Much of our knowledge, particularly in the sciences, advances by trial and error. In “The Alchemist’s Tale,” by contributing editor Andrew Curry, we learn how thousands of fragments of glass uncovered at the bottom of a medieval stairwell in Germany are now understood to be the remains of an alchemist’s lab. Curry describes both the discovery and the ways in which alchemy, often practiced in secret, was actually an early form of chemistry.

Science
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A Renaissance Melody
Archaeology

The French singer and scholar Dominique Fontaine performs a brief 16th-century melody that was recorded on a schist plaque unearthed by archaeologists.

Classical
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What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like
Archaeology

David Creese of the University of Newcastle plays an ancient Greek song taken from stone inscriptions constructed on an eight-string "canon" (a zither-like instrument) with movable bridges. (Audio file is ©BBC)

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Sheep And Horses
Archaeology
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King And God
Archaeology
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