People walk past a replica of an ancient statue of a human-headed winged bull from Nimrud, Iraq, destroyed by the Islamic State. It's part of an exhibition called "Rising from Destruction" at Rome's Colosseum. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Replicas Of Artifacts Destroyed By ISIS 'Rising From Destruction' In Rome

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Antikythera team members Nikolas Giannoulakis, Theotokis Theodoulou, and Brendan Foley inspect small finds from the shipwreck, while decompressing after a dive of 165 feet beneath the surface of the Mediterranean Sea in Greece. Brett Seymour/EUA/WHOI/ARGO hide caption

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Ancient Shipwreck Off Greek Island Yields A Different Sort Of Treasure

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Tourists at Persepolis marvel at the grandeur of a bygone age amid worries about the future. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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At Persepolis, Iran's Grand Past Overshadows Its Frustrating Present

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Ava Gene's, a Roman-inspired restaurant in Portland, Ore., incorporates colatura, a modern descendant of ancient Roman fish sauce, into several of its dishes. Deena Prichep/NPR hide caption

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Fish Sauce: An Ancient Roman Condiment Rises Again

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The moon is one of the most obvious natural indicators that the passing of time follows a pattern and can be tracked in a useful way. Bill McKelvie/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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