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Harvard students work to preserve and restore cuneiform tablets, by baking them. Students work at Harvard’s Semitic Museum on the clay tablets, which were recovered from excavations at the ancient city of Nuzi in Iraq, helping to preserve the details of everyday life from 3,500 years ago recorded in the clay.

An apparent ritual mass sacrifice—including decapitations and a royal beer bash—is coming to light near a pre-Inca pyramid in northern Peru, archaeologists say. The pyramid is part of the Sicán site, the capital of the Lambayeque people—also known as the Sicán—who ruled Peru’s northern coast from about A.D. 900 to 1100.

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