Scientists from the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin have confirmed via carbon dating that a pair of trousers from a cemetery in Beijing, China are 3000 years old. Though earlier period clothing were of the skirt and cloak variety, the advent of horse riding ushered in the trouser format used in this study.

Archaeologist have uncovered what were previously invisible paintings at the 900 year old Angor Wat temple in Cambodia, the journal Antiquity reported. Using the same technology employed on the NASA Mars Opportunity rover, the images were uncovered to reveal life during the transition period between the Hindu and Buddhist phases of the site.