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Strata: Pacific island funeral; Roman boat in French river

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01/01/2017

1) The death of a chief on the Pacific island of Pohnpei near the megalithic temple of Nan Madol prompts a big funeral. After a lifetime of humility, the whole village honors the deceased and his contribution with a feast of the best pigs, yams and sakau. (2) In 2004, a boat covered by thick sediment emerged from the bottom of the Rhone River. Rapidly ranked a French national treasure, this still-laden big barge, one of the best ever preserved from Roman times, is the subject of a highly important archaeological project.

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