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Turkey, Peru and UK's latest archaeological news

A round up of some recent archaeological news:

Turkey

ku-bigpicArchaeologists discover oldest boar game tokens

In a tomb near Siirt in southeast Turkey, archaeologists believe they may have just found the oldest gaming tokens ever, dating them back to a whopping 5,000 years young.

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n_52591_4Prophet Abraham's lost city found in Turkey's Kilis

Archaeologists trumpet the discovery of a lost city in Kilis that contains evidence that Prophet Abraham was once one of its residents. The province's Oylum tumulus has also yielded coins from Alexander the Great.

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Peru

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Drones are most often associated with assassinations in remote regions of Pakistan and Yemen, but in Peru unmanned aircraft are being used to monitor crops and study ancient ruins. Forget Reapers and Predators - the drones used here are hand-held contraptions that look like they were assembled in a garage with gear from a hardware store.

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UK

_65758244_richardiii_reutersRichard III: King's reburial row goes to judicial hearing

Distant relatives of Richard III have been granted permission for a judicial review of the decision to rebury the King's remains in Leicester. The Plantagenet Alliance launched a legal challenge to the decision made by the Ministry of Justice in May.

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