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The sign said, 'The end of the world'; as did the look on my three-year-old's face. Below us, the dusky pink desert canyons and dimpled, rocky mountains of the Jordan Valley stretched west towards Jerusalem. And somewhere, far, far below the precipice we'd scaled to 'Sacrifice View', a bright blue cap was now swirling away, whisked off my son's head by the sharp wind that greeted us at the summit.
TV pick of the week: Howard Goodall's Story of Music
Eric Prokopi is accused of acquiring the ancient remains from Mongolia between 2010 and 2012
New film Sightseers shows rural Britain at its creepiest
This Sundance-winning fantasy is a cajun-spiced primal stew of a film, until cutesiness creeps in
An 11 year-old Russian boy made one of the discoveries of the century when he stumbled across the remains of a 30,000-year-old woolly mammoth, the New Scientist reports.
Cave paintings dated as 15 milliennia older than originally thought, making them Europe's earliest known paintings
In the 2004 film Night at the Museum, Ben Stiller’s security guard was in for quite a shock when the exhibited T-Rex skeleton sprang to life and began to chase him around the building.
It's easy to forget that duo's pioneering work with Sky took football into the future
England captain Rio Ferdinand has defended referees' assistant Sian Massey against the "prehistoric views" of Sky Sports duo Richard Keys and Andy Gray.
Ian Brady, the Moors Murderer, remains utterly unrepentant about his crimes and if ever released would kill again as easily as "swatting a fly", according to the criminologist who has carried out the first face-to-face interviews in a decade with the notorious serial killer.
A treasure trove of prehistoric insects preserved in amber has been found in India. Steve Connor takes a peek into the past
A 4,600-year-old burial has been discovered in a remote corner of northern Canada – and could hold the key to how ancient Canadians lived. The remarkable find has been made at the mouth of the Bug River, near Big Trout Lake, Ontario. Today the region is home to the Kitchenuhmaykoosik Inninuwug First Nation, an indigenous tribe numbering around 1,200.
Thousands of revellers gathered at Stonehenge in the early hours yesterday to watch dawn break on the longest day of the year.
Thousands of Summer Solstice revellers gathered at Stonehenge to watch dawn break on the longest day of the year.
Archaeologists have discovered a previously unknown epoch in British pre-history when Stone Age hunters re-entered Britain after an absence of up to 90,000 years – because of climatically induced sea-level changes which turned the English Channel into dry land.