While humans may be rapidly evolving to advance the future, archaeologists are still working to uncover the past to better understand the present day. From shipwrecks to century-old beer to lost cities, this gallery contains just a few of the handful of recent archaeological discoveries from this year.
The Day of Atonement, in Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, Israel, September 20, 2015. For the festivities, jews recite prayers in the "Kaparot" ritual while swinging a live chicken over their heads to symbolically transfer their sins for the year to the chicken, which is butchered, eaten or donated to charity. Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year, begins at sundown September 22, when the entire country will come to a standstill as Jews pray, fast and refrain from smoking and sex.
Sahara, a rare red-haired female Hamadryas Baboon, is the first colored baboon to give birth in the Safari and the staff of the zoo hopes the gene for the light-colored fur, which is rare among baboons, has been passed on to the new born.
Israeli security forces forcefully evacuated extreme settlers who were barricaded in the illegal buildings early in the morning of July 28, 2015 after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the twenty-four housing units must be demolished because they are built on private Palestinian land.
The White House is not only for the President. As excited as people are to learn about presidential candidates, they are usually just as excited to learn about their wives and husbands who may be filling the position of First Lady, or perhaps in this election, First Man. Here are some of the spouses of hopeful 2016 presidential candidates.
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