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Gods, Graves, Glyphs ^ | 7/17/2004 | various

Posted on 07/16/2004 11:27:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

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141 posted on 10/31/2004 5:21:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Continued thanks for the updates, especially this one. I need a break from election worries.


142 posted on 10/31/2004 6:33:31 PM PST by Founding Father
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Even the number of topics this week was low, probably because of the big buildup. Sure will be glad when it's over. No more ads, no more telephone robots, no more signs in all the yards, just the "Bush used cocaine" whining from the Kerry lemmings.

After we all take a week off, we can start to gear up for the 2006 midterm elections. :') Also, we need to start a concerted campaign to get Dan Rather off the air for good.
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143 posted on 10/31/2004 6:48:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Lazy man's version of Digest #16. Not a lot got posted this week for some reason. ;') And I don't have the time today.

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Ancient Amazon Settlements Uncovered ^
Posted by aruanan
On News/Activism ^ 09/18/2003 7:38:01 PM PDT · 7 replies · 96+ views

Science--AP ^ | Thu Sep 18, 7:26 PM ET | PAUL RECER, AP Science Writer

Ancient Amazon Settlements Uncovered Thu Sep 18, 7:26 PM ET Add Science - AP to My Yahoo! By PAUL RECER, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON - The Amazon River basin was not all a pristine, untouched wilderness before Columbus came to the Americas, as was once believed. Researchers have uncovered clusters of extensive settlements linked by wide roads with other communities and surrounded by agricultural developments. The researchers, including some descendants of pre-Columbian tribes that lived along the Amazon, have found evidence of densely settled, well-organized communities with roads, moats and bridges in the Upper Xingu part of the vast...

Ancient writing found in Turkmenistan ^
Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal ^ 11/01/2004 10:24:57 PM PST · 28 replies · 45+ views

BBC ^ | Tuesday, 15 May, 2001, 05:57 GMT 06:57 UK | staff

A previously unknown civilisation was using writing in Central Asia 4,000 years ago, hundreds of years before Chinese writing developed, archaeologists have discovered... The discovery suggests that Central Asia had a civilisation comparable with that of Mesopotamia and ancient Iran as far back as the Bronze Age, University of Pennsylvania archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert told the BBC... It is not known what the people of the civilisation called themselves, so researchers have dubbed the society the Bactria Margiana Archaeology Complex (B-Mac), after the ancient Greek names for the two regions it covers.

'Earliest Writing' Found In China ^
Posted by blam
On News/Activism ^ 04/18/2003 9:35:03 AM PDT · 27 replies · 109+ views

BBC ^ | 4-17-2003 | Paul Rincon

'Earliest writing' found in China By Paul Rincon BBC Science First attempt at writing .. on a tortoise shell Signs carved into 8,600-year-old tortoise shells found in China may be the earliest written words, say archaeologists. The symbols were written down in the late Stone Age, or Neolithic Age. They predate the earliest recorded writings from Mesopotamia - in what is now Iraq - by more than 2,000 years. The archaeologists say they bear similarities to written characters used thousands of years later during the Shang dynasty, which lasted from 1700-1100 BC. But the discovery has already generated controversy, with...

An origin of new world agriculture in coastal Ecuador (12,000 BP) ^
Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism ^ 02/14/2003 1:34:27 PM PST · 9 replies · 163+ views

Eureka ^ | Public release date: 13-Feb-2003 | Dr. Dolores Piperno

Contact: Dr. Dolores Pipernopipernod@tivoli.si.edu 011-507-212-8101Smithsonian Institution An origin of new world agriculture in coastal Ecuador New archaeological evidence points to an independent origin of agriculture in coastal Ecuador 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. Suddenly, the remains of larger squash plants appear in the record. The Las Vegas site, described by Dolores Piperno of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and Karen Stothert, University of Texas at Austin in the February 14th issue of Science, may predate plant domestication sites in the Mesoamerican highlands. The fertile and amazingly diverse lowland tropics seem like a likely place for agriculture to develop. But...

Submerged Himachal Temples To Be Relocated ^
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On News/Activism ^ 11/05/2004 2:33:48 PM PST · 53+ views

New Kerala.com/India News ^ | 11-5-2004

Submerged Himachal temples to be relocated: [India News]: Shimla, Nov 5 : Eight medieval temples in Himachal Pradesh that have been lying submerged inside a lake for decades will now be relocated by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The 15th century Nagara style temples in Bilaspur town, 90 km from here, have been lying submerged under the Gobind Sagar Lake, the backwards of the Bhakra hydro project built nearly four decades ago. The tops of some of these stone temples are visible when the water level drops in summer. "We have approached the ASI to transplant these temples as...

Traces Of An Ancient Settlement Found On Dry Botton Of Aral (Sea) ^
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On News/Activism ^ 11/05/2004 2:26:18 PM PST · 14 replies · 410+ views

Kasinform ^ | 11-5-2004

Traces of an ancient settlement found on the dry bottom of the Aral Kyzylorda. November 5. KAZINFORM. The scientists of the Institute of Archeology named after Alkey Margulan found some traces of an ancient town on the dry bottom of the Aral Sea. The area of the town amounts to about 6 ha and goes back to the 13-14 centuries, i.e. the epoch of the Golden Horde. As a result of archeological researches there have also been found the relics of different workshops, windmills and storehouses for ceramic articles and the burial ground where the noble representatives of that...

Women See Scarlet, Men See Red ^
Posted by blam
On News/Activism ^ 11/03/2004 3:34:16 PM PST · 74 replies · 1,270+ views

ABC Net/Discover News ^ | 8-4-2004 | Jennifer Viegas

Women see scarlet, men see red Jennifer Viegas Discovery News Wednesday, 4 August 2004 The world may appear a more colourful place to women, according to a new study that finds many women perceive a greater range of colours than men, particularly shades of red. The U.S. study, which analysed DNA from populations around the world, is published in the September issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics. How men and women see the world appears to relate to evolution and how our early ancestors found food. Men were likely to have been surveying the landscape for prey to...


144 posted on 11/06/2004 7:09:29 AM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Ancient Europe
Decision Due On Hill Of Tara Motorway (Archaeology) ^
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On News/Activism ^ 11/11/2004 4:10:37 PM PST · 15 replies · 254+ views


The Guardian (UK)y | 11-11-2004 | Angelique Chrisafis
Decision due on Hill of Tara motorway Archaeologists say 'heart and soul of Ireland' is threatened Angelique Chrisafis, Ireland correspondent Thursday November 11, 2004 The Guardian (UK) It is Ireland's most sacred stretch of earth and one of the most important ancient landscapes in Europe. The Hill of Tara, with its passage tomb, earthworks and prehistorical burial mounds, is the mythical and ceremonial capital of Ireland, dating back 4,000 years. But now the landscape in county Meath, north-west of Dublin, is the subject of a campaign to save it from what one archaeologist has called the "worst case of state-sponsored...
 

Pompeii Pottery May Rewrite History ^
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On News/Activism ^ 11/08/2004 11:40:27 AM PST · 15 replies · 602+ views


ABC Net | 11-8-2004 | Heather Catchpole
Pompeii pottery may rewrite history Heather Catchpole ABC Science Online Monday, 8 November 2004 A broken plate is one of the pieces in the puzzle of how ancient cultures traded (Image: Jaye Pont) Archaeologists may need to change their view of Pompeii's role in trade and commerce, after a ceramics expert's recent discovery. Australian researcher Jaye Pont from the Museum of Ancient Cultures at Sydney's Macquarie University says people who lived in Pompeii bought their pottery locally and didn't import it. Pont said the find could "make waves" among archaeologists looking at trade in the Mediterranean. And she said researchers...
 

Ancient Egypt
Scientists Wrap Up Old Mystery (Archaeology) ^
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On News/Activism ^ 11/09/2004 2:36:57 PM PST · 25 replies · 1,020+ views


Housron Chronicle | 11-8-2004 | Eric Burger
Nov. 8, 2004, 10:57PM Scientists wrap up old mystery Mummies' tar provides a link to ancient trade routes By ERIC BERGER Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle RESOURCES Historians have long known that Egyptians used tar to seal mummies during the embalming process. What wasn't known until now is where the tar came from. Thanks to work by some Texas geochemists, however, scientists are now answering this millennia-old mystery. The Middle East is, of course, littered with natural oil seeps, in which tar and other black deposits bubble up from oil beneath the surface. Within each oil seep, however, the tar has a...
 

Epigraphy and Language
Basques ^
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On General/Chat ^ 11/06/2004 10:36:31 PM PST · 14 replies · 175+ views


Basques people, better known as Euskalduna in their language. Basque is the only language in Europe that is not Indo-European in origin. The origins of Basque is a mystery. Some linguists believe it is related to Armenian, Etruscan, Finnish, Hungarian, Indians tribes of America, Ainu, and even the language of lost Atlantis. Basque seems to show some characteristics of Caucasian languages and Armenian. Some scientists believe Ainu and Basque are related to each other. Some even think Basques are directly related to Cro-Magnon humans. Basques live in northern Spain and southern France. Prominent Basques are Louis Daguerre, the inventor of...
 

Burushaski ^
  Posted by Ptarmigan
On General/Chat ^ 11/06/2004 10:34:09 PM PST · 5 replies · 94+ views


Burushaski is a language spoken in northern Pakistan and Kashmir. It is spoken by 40,000 to 50,000 people. It has no known relatives and some believe it maybe a remnant of a prehistoric language. Burushaski is like Ainu and Basque, language isolate with no known relatives. Language Museum Burushaski: An Extraordinary Language in the Karakoram MountainsWikipedia-Burushaski
 

LINGUISTICS: Early Date for the Birth of Indo-European Languages ^
  Posted by Lessismore
On News/Activism ^ 11/28/2003 10:24:23 AM PST · 32 replies · 184+ views


Science Magazine | 2003-11-28 | Michael Balter
Ever since British jurist Sir William Jones noted in 1786 that there are marked similarities between diverse languages such as Greek, Sanskrit, and Celtic, linguists have assumed that most of the languages of Europe and the Indian subcontinent derive from a single ancient tongue. But researchers have fiercely debated just when and where this mother tongue was first spoken. Now a bold new study asserts that the common root of the 144 so-called Indo-European languages, which also include English and all the Germanic, Slavic, and Romance languages, is very ancient indeed. In this week's issue of Nature, evolutionary biologist Russell...
 

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
2004: Top (Archaeological) Finds On Bolivian Highlands ^
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On News/Activism ^ 11/07/2004 5:39:09 PM PST · 41 replies · 591+ views


Helsinki University | 11-7-2004
2004: Top finds on Bolivian highlandsFinnish scientists discovered the most significant relics of antiquity in recent Bolivian history. In the excavations on Pariti Island in Lake Titicaca, in the highlands of Bolivia, the historical-archaeological research team of the University of Helsinki discovered a ritual offering site with well-preserved pieces of ceramics. The find adds substantially to what is known about the Tiwanaku culture, which flourished before the Incas and for which the island was probably an important religious site. ìThe dig contained approximately 300 kilograms of deliberately broken ritual ceramics, which, according to radiocarbon dating, have been buried sometime between...
 

Kenosha Dig Points to Europe as Origin of First Americans ^
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On News/Activism ^ 03/04/2002 12:05:29 PM PST · 86 replies · 477+ views


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | 3-4-02 | John Fauber
A contentious theory that the first Americans came here from Europe - not Asia - is challenging a century-old consensus among archaeologists, and a dig in Kenosha County is part of the evidence. The two leading proponents of the Europe theory admit that many scientists reject their contention, instead holding fast to the long-established belief that the first Americans arrived from Siberia via a now-submerged land bridge across the Bering Sea to Alaska. The first of the Europe-to-North America treks probably took place at the height of the last Ice Age more than 18,000 years ago, said Dennis Stanford, ...
 

Leif Erikson Day, October 9, 2004 ^
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On News/Activism ^ 10/10/2004 3:14:20 PM PDT · 42 replies · 1,037+ views


The White House | October 7, 2004 | By the President of the United States of America
Leif Erikson Day, 2004 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation More than 1,000 years ago, Leif Erikson led his crew on a journey across the Atlantic, becoming the first European known to have set foot on North American soil. Every October, we honor this courageous Viking explorer, his historic voyage, and the rich heritage of Nordic Americans. Immigrants from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden and their descendants have made great contributions to our Nation in the fields of business, politics, the arts, education, agriculture, and other areas. Nordic Americans have also made a significant...
 

The Mandans ^
  Posted by Ptarmigan
On General/Chat ^ 11/06/2004 11:04:33 AM PST · 15 replies · 159+ views


The Mandans were an Indian tribe that lived in the Midwest, present day western North Dakota. The Mandans were different from other Indian tribes when White explorers encoutered them. Instead of the red skin and black hair, the Mandans had blonde or red hair, blue eyes, and light skin. Some spoke Welsh. The Mandans gladly welcomed the White explorers. It is believed they came from a Welsh settlement in the Ohio River Valley, which was first established in the mid 14th century, about 300 years before the first White settlers came to America. Madoc a Welsh prince is though to...
 

Let's Have Jerusalem!
Majdel Tarshish (Roman Remains - 50 km from Beirut) ^
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal ^ 11/06/2004 8:32:02 PM PST · 5 replies · 66+ views


Ikama Lebanon | 2003 | staff
Majdel Tarshish used to be a station for the retinue of passengers on their way to Metn-Bekaa. The Romans paved roads to cross it, linking, thus, the seaside with the inner plains. They are especially evident in "Bourj Al-Hamam", (tower of pigeons). Majdel Tarshish was a well fortressed castle in time of invasions that raided down the Bekaa. Rocky sarcophaguses of the Roman era bear witness to that glorious age.
 

San Antonio, Texas: Bible & Archaeology Fest VI ^
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On News/Activism ^ 11/12/2004 10:52:46 PM PST · 2 replies · 1+ view


Biblical Archaeological Society | 2004 | editors
Join Us November 19-21, 2004... The Biblical Archaeology Society offers you a fabulous opportunity to learn more in three days than you ever thought possible! Choose your own program from a roster of world-famous teachers who will gather in San Antonio for the annual meetings of Bible and archaeology scholars. Interact with other interesting people who share your desire to learn. Special events include a plenary session and a banquet. Hear what these eminent scholars have to say about the latest discoveries relating to the New Testament and the Hebrew Bible.
 

Asia
Ruins Of Manichean Center Discovered In West Azerbaijan ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism ^ 11/08/2004 11:52:36 AM PST · 18 replies · 448+ views


Tehran Times | 11-8-2004
Ruins of Manichean center discovered in West Azerbaijan Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN (MNA) ñ- The ruins of what is believed to be the center of Mani (216-276 C.E.), the founder of Manicheanism, was discovered during the seventh stage of excavations at the ancient site of Qalaychi Hill in West Azerbaijan Province which began last month. Experts used to believe that Hasanlu Mound was the major early Manichean center, but the recent excavation seems to prove otherwise. An inscription found at Qalaychi Hill last year showed that Qalaychi Hill, not Hasanlu Mound, was probably Maniís early center. After the most...
 

Origins and Prehistory
Chimps are not like humans - much greater genetic differences than expected ^
  Posted by tallhappy
On News/Activism ^ 06/10/2004 12:36:58 PM PDT · 1,008 replies · 358+ views


BioMed Centra - The Scientist | 5-27-04 | Cathy Holding
†May†27, 2004 Chimps are not like humans Whole-chromosome comparison reveals much greater genetic differences than expected | By Cathy Holding The vigorous debate on how different chimpanzees are from humans is fuelled by new data in this week's Nature, as the International Chimpanzee Chromosome 22 Consortium reports that 83% of chimpanzee chromosome 22 proteins are different from their human counterparts.The difference is "much more complicated that we initially imagined or speculated," Yoshiyuki Sakaki, who headed the consortium, told The Scientist. "Our group completed the human chromosome 21 sequence about 3 years ago," Sakaki, director of the RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center,...
 

Gene Study Identifies 5 Main Human Populations  ^
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism ^ 12/21/2002 3:54:34 AM PST · 201 replies · 400+ views


New York Times | 12-20-02 | Nicholas Wade
Scientists studying the DNA of 52 human groups from around the world have concluded that people belong to five principal groups corresponding to the major geographical regions of the world: Africa, Europe, Asia, Melanesia and the Americas. The study, based on scans of the whole human genome, is the most thorough to look for patterns corresponding to major geographical regions. These regions broadly correspond with popular notions of race, the researchers said in interviews. The researchers did not analyze genes but rather short segments of DNA known as markers, similar to those used in DNA fingerprinting tests, that have no...
 


Medieval Black Death Was Probably Not Bubonic Plague ^
  Posted by Gladwin
On News/Activism ^ 04/15/2002 11:36:11 AM PDT · 70 replies · 118+ views


Science Daily | Posted 4/15/2002 | Penn State
The Black Death of the 1300s was probably not the modern disease known as bubonic plague, according to a team of anthropologists studying on these 14th century epidemics. ìAlthough on the surface, seem to have been similar, we are not convinced that the epidemic in the 14th century and the present day bubonic plague are the same,î says Dr. James Wood, professor of anthropology and demography at Penn State. ìOld descriptions of disease symptoms are usually too non-specific to be a reliable basis for diagnosis.î The researchers note that it was the symptom of lymphatic swelling that led 19th century...
 

Shar-Peis, Huskies Are Closest to Wolves ^
  Posted by Junior
On News/Activism ^ 05/20/2004 12:11:18 PM PDT · 112 replies · 383+ views


Science - AP | 2004-05-20 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
WASHINGTON - The tail-wagging, stick-fetching family pooch may be more closely related to Lassie, Rin Tin Tin or even White Fang than its human companions think. While dogs have about 99 percent of their genes in common, a few very distinct genetic differences separate them into some 400 breeds known worldwide. Comparing dog genes to wolves, researchers found that a group of ancient dog types split off first. Later the majority of canines evolved into three other clusters of dog variants ó hunters, herders and guard dogs ó largely as a result of breeding programs developed over the last several...
 

Thoroughly Modern Miscellany
DNA Tests to Be Performed on Mozart Skull ^
  Posted by uglybiker
On News/Activism ^ 11/12/2004 8:00:28 PM PST · 36 replies · 598+ views


AP via Yahoo News | By SUSANNA LOOF, Associated Press Writer
VIENNA, Austria - DNA tests could soon solve a century-old mystery ó whether a skull held by the International Mozarteum Foundation is that of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Archaeologists have opened a grave in Salzburg thought to contain the remains of Mozart's father and other relatives. Experts plan to compare the remains' genetic material with the foundation's skull to determine if it belonged to the famed Austrian composer. Mozart died in 1791 and was buried in a pauper's grave at Vienna's St. Marxer Cemetery. The location of the grave was initially unknown, but its likely location was determined in 1855. The...
 

Historic Beer Discovery  ^
  Posted by Willie Green
On News/Activism ^ 11/10/2004 5:00:03 PM PST · 66 replies · 1,793+ views


ABC -- WPVI.com | 11/10/2004 | The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE-November 10, 2004 ó When Pabst Brewing Co. abruptly closed its headquarters here in 1996, the owner and its workers left behind a treasure trove of relics dating back to the brewer's 1844 origin. A yellowed visitors' registry and vintage photographs uncovered in a basement storage area of the former brewing complex provide a link to the rich heritage of Pabst, once the nation's largest brewer. A calendar on the wall in one corporate office is still turned to December 1996, when the brewing era came to a halt at the 22-acre complex. Dusty ornaments hang on an artificial balsam...
 

Lady Eleanor Talbot
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat10/24/2004 8:31:05 PM PDT · 7 replies · 63+ views


Fact-Index.com | prior to today | Wikipedia
No records survive of the meeting of the Parliamentary lords on June 9, 1483, where Stillington is said to have presented the evidence of the pre-contract, including documents and other witnesses. The Duke of Buckingham is supposed to have told Morton afterwards that he had believed that evidence when he saw it but had later changed his mind. When Henry VII of England came to the throne, he ordered all documents relating to the case to be destroyed, as well as the act of parliament by which Richard was enabled to claim the throne; so efficiently were his orders carried...
 

Newly declassified MI5 files finally tell the truth of Rudolf Hess's 1941 flight ^
  Posted by Ahriman
On General/Chat ^ 11/08/2004 7:56:09 PM PST · 5 replies · 159+ views


The Scotsman | Nov. 9, 2004 | Edward Black
It was one of the most bizarre episodes of the Second World War. When Hitlerís deputy, Rudolf Hess, landed by parachute in 1941 near the estate of the Duke of Hamilton in Lanarkshire, it raised the question of whether British intelligence or members of the aristocracy were trying to broker a secret peace deal with the Nazis. But recently declassified MI5 files shed more light on Hessís mysterious flight to Scotland, and finally prove the conspiracy theories to be unfounded, according to the dukeís son, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, the Lothians MSP. The Conservative peer said yesterday that the new MI5...
 

Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History ^
  Posted by Destro
On News/Activism ^ 09/25/2002 12:09:36 AM PDT · 99 replies · 345+ views


historyplace.com | 1996 | Mary Lefkowitz
Not Out of AfricaWas Greek Culture Stolen from Africa? Modern Myth vs. Ancient History Excerpted from her book: Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History Why I wrote the book In the fall of 1991 I was asked to write a review-article for The New Republic about Martin Bernal's Black Athena and its relation to the Afrocentrist movement. The assignment literally changed my life. Once I began to work on the article I realized that here was a subject that needed all the attention, and more, that I could give to it. Although...
 

Ping List Envy---How big is your Ping List? ^
  Posted by PJ-Comix
On General/Chat ^ 11/12/2004 9:31:12 AM PST · 328 replies · 1,323+ views


PJ-Comix | November 12, 2004 | PJ-Comix
Over the past couple of months, my DUmmie FUnnies PING List has grown very rapidly until it now numbers 252 Freepers. Okay, so how big is your Ping List? Maybe I'm suffering from Ping List Envy but I have to know how big the other Ping Lists are.
 

end of digest #17 20041113

145 posted on 11/12/2004 11:23:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Gods Graves Glyphs Digest 20041113
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146 posted on 11/12/2004 11:25:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: SunkenCiv

bttt!


147 posted on 11/13/2004 5:27:41 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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Gods, Graves, Glyphs
Weekly Digest #18

Ancient Seas and Thereunder
Atlantis Hunt Reveals Structures In Sea Off Cyprus
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/13/2004 3:54:27 PM PST · 50 replies · 1,729+ views


Reuters | 11-13-2004
Atlantis Hunt Reveals Structures in Sea Off Cyprus Sat Nov 13, 2004 06:33 AM ET NICOSIA (Reuters) - An American researcher on the trail of the lost city of Atlantis has discovered evidence of man-made structures submerged in the sea between Cyprus and Syria, a member of his team said Saturday. Robert Sarmast, who is convinced the fabled city lurks in the watery depths off Cyprus, will give details of his findings Sunday."Something has been found to indicate very strongly that there are man-made structures somewhere between Cyprus and Syria," a spokesperson for the mission told Reuters. The mystery of...
 

Lost Atlantis 'found near Cyprus'
  Posted by aculeus
On News/Activism 11/14/2004 6:57:47 PM PST · 44 replies · 1,558+ views


The Daily Telegraph (UK) | November 15, 2004 | By Tabitha Morgan in Limassol
A team of American ocean researchers said yesterday that they were convinced they had found evidence of the lost kingdom of Atlantis off the coast of Cyprus. The team used the latest sonar technology to create images of the sea bed a mile below the surface of the Mediterranean. The expedition, led by Robert Sarmast, spent six days at sea surveying the area. "I am absolutely convinced I have found Atlantis," Mr Sarmast said, speaking on the deck of his research ship on his return to Limassol. "The sonar images showed what appeared to be two straight walls each about...
 

German Physicist Disputes Atlantis Discovery Claim By American
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/17/2004 12:34:11 PM PST · 26 replies · 672+ views


Yahoo - AFP | 11-16-2004
German physicist disputes Atlantis discovery claim by American Tue Nov 16, 3:00 PM ET Science - AFP BERLIN (AFP) - The remains of the lost city of Atlantis which a United States researcher claims to have found off the Mediterranean island of Cyprus are in fact submarine volcanoes, according to a German physicist. US researcher Robert Sarmast claimed Sunday to have found proof that the mythical lost city of Atlantis actually existed and is located under the Mediterranean seabed between Cyprus and Syria. But German physicist Christian Huebscher said he had identified the phenomenon as 100,000 year-old volcanoes that spewed...
 

Ancient Egypt
New Likeness of King Tut on Display
  Posted by Asmodeus
On News/Activism 09/30/2002 10:03:56 PM PDT · 21 replies · 286+ views


Austin American Statesman | Austin American Statesman
LONDON (AP)--A fiberglass bust that purportedly shows the true face of ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun went on display Monday at London's Science Museum. The likeness was crafted as part of an investigation into how the teenage pharaoh died more than 3,000 years ago. The fiberglass cast of Tut's head, based on computer models generated from 1969 X-rays of his mummified corpse, shows an attractive round-headed youth with full lips. But it bears little resemblance to the golden funeral mask found in the pharaoh's tomb. The opulent tomb of Tut, who died around 1350 B.C., was found almost intact by British...
 

X-ray attempt to find out why Tutankhamen died
  Posted by F15Eagle
On News/Activism 11/13/2004 9:03:24 PM PST · 175 replies · 1,418+ views


CNN.Com - Science & Space | Saturday, November 13, 2004 Posted: 10:51 PM EST (0351 GMT) | Reuters
CAIRO, Egypt (Reuters) -- Egypt plans to X-ray the mummy of Tutankhamen to find out what killed the king who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago and died while only a teenager. Archaeologists will move Tutankhamen's body from its tomb, which was discovered packed with treasure in 1922, to Cairo for tests which should resolve the mystery over whether he died naturally or was murdered. "We will know about any diseases he had, any kind of injuries and his real age," Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass told Reuters. "We will know the answer to whether he died normally or...
 

Ancient Europe
Archaeologists Uncover A Russian "Stonehenge"
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/13/2004 4:25:38 PM PST · 30 replies · 1,092+ views


Novosti | 11-12-2004 | Olga Sobolevskaya
2004-11-12 18:08ARCHEOLOGISTS UNCOVER A RUSSIAN "STONEHENGE" MOSCOW (RIA Novosti commentator Olga Sobolevskaya)-- Russia now has a Stonehenge of its own. In the summer, a 4,000-year-old megalithic structure was uncovered at a Spasskaya Luka site, in the central Russian region of Ryazan. This structure, which, archeologists believe, was built as a sanctuary, sits on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Oka and the Pron rivers. The surrounding area has always been seen as an "archeological encyclopedia," a kaleidoscope of cultures ranging from the Upper Paleolithic to the Dark Ages. "If we look at this archeological site as represented on a...
 

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
5,000 Year-Old Artifacts (Found) Near Texas Coast
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/14/2004 2:33:59 PM PST · 38 replies · 1,316+ views


Washington Post | 11-13-2004 | lynn Brezosky
5,000-Year-Old Artifacts Near Texas Coast By LYNN BREZOSKY The Associated Press Saturday, November 13, 2004; 8:50 PM HARLINGEN, Texas - Archaeologists have discovered a cache of artifacts near South Padre Island that they say could be up to 5,000 years old, potentially providing new clues about early peoples of the Texas coast. Ricklis said the find is significant because so little is known about the ancient Rio Grande Valley. Most early manmade items would have been eroded by sand and sea air, or washed out by the ever-changing course of the waterways of the Rio Grande basin near the Mexican...
 

Archeologist finds evidence of humans in North America 50,000 years ago
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/17/2004 10:04:06 PM PST · 38 replies · 237+ views


Canoe (Canada) | November 17, 2004 | AP
University of South Carolina archeologist Al Goodyear said he has uncovered a layer of charcoal from a possible hearth or fire pit at a site near the Savannah River. Samples from the layer have been laboratory-dated to more than 50,000 years old. Yet Goodyear stopped short of declaring it proof of the continent's earliest human occupation. "It does look like a hearth," he said, "and the material that was dated has been burned." ...Goodyear, who has worked the Topper site since 1981, discovered the charcoal layer in May.
 

(South Carolina) Fire Pit Dated To Over 50,000 Years Old (More)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/19/2004 8:07:26 AM PST · 51 replies · 756+ views


AP | 11-18-2004 | Amy Geier Edgar
Fire Pit Dated to Be Over 50,000 Years Old Thu Nov 18,10:10 AM ET Top Stories - AP By AMY GEIER EDGAR, Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. - In the growing debate about when people first appeared on this continent, a leading archaeologist said Wednesday he has discovered what could be sooty evidence of human occupation in North America tens of thousands of years earlier than is commonly believed.University of South Carolina archaeologist Al Goodyear said he has uncovered a layer of charcoal from a possible hearth or fire pit at a site near the Savannah River. Samples from the...
 

LUZIA - Second Oldest Human Skeleton Ever Found In The Americas
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 3:51:27 PM PST · 26 replies · 503+ views


Andaman.org | 12-2003
The Lagoa Santa (or "Luzia") Group (Minas Gerais, Brasil) A skull belonging to a roughly 20 year old woman was unearthed in Brazil by the French archaeologist Annette Laming-Emperaire in the 1970s. She died before being able to do much work on her dicovery. Annette Laming-Emperaire at work in her Lapa Vermelha excavation. The skull was later re-discovered by Brazilian Prof. Walter Neves and analyzed. He also excavated more remains in the same cemetery-like site where the original "Luzia" had been found. Neves named the ancient lady "Luzia" in analogy to the famous and much older African "Lucy" - the...
 

Asia
The Mummies of Urumchi
  Posted by MacDorcha
On News/Activism 11/16/2004 10:35:31 AM PST · 38 replies · 654+ views


Just a point of curiosity, has anyone got any extensive information about the mummies of Urumchi? I found some 5 year old websites making a few talking points about them, but nothing detailed as to origins or anything. Comments and discussion please, keep links to a minimum.
 

Mesopotamia
Ancient Iranian Site Shows Mesopotamia-Like Civilisation
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/16/2004 4:45:22 PM PST · 16 replies · 361+ views


New Kerala | 11-16-2004
Ancient Iranian site shows Mesopotamia-like civilisation [World News]: Tehran, Nov 16 : Shellfish is not seen on most Iranians dining tables but it was part of the daily diet of the inhabitants of ancient Jiroft in southern Iran 5,000 years ago that showed the existence of an ancient civilisation. Jiroft, located in Kerman province, is one of the richest historical areas in the world, with ruins and artefacts dating back to the third millennium BC and with over 100 historical sites located along the approximately 400 km of the Halil Rood riverbank, according to Mehr news agency. Many Iranian and...
 

Susa, Favorite Residence of Persian King, Darius the Great
  Posted by freedom44
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 7:23:21 PM PST · 16 replies · 338+ views


Iranian Cultural Heritage | 11/18/04 | Iranian Cultural Heritage
Susa is one of the oldest cities in the world. Excavations have established the existence of urban structures about 4000 BCE, and it is reasonable that the town, situated between the rivers Karkheh and Dez (one of these is the ancient Eulaeus), was already the political center of Elam in the fourth millennium. A castle on a steep hilltop dates back to this period (in the center of the picture). The Assyrian king Aööurbanipal destroyed the Elamite capital between 645-640. The city was rebuilt by the Persian king Darius the Great (522-486). It was clearly his favorite residence. The Greek...
 

Origins and Prehistory
Ancient Animal Could Be Human-Ape Ancestor
  Posted by Willie Green
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 3:41:57 PM PST · 90 replies · 1,142+ views


The Centre Daily Times | Thu, Nov. 18, 2004 | DIEDTRA HENDERSON -- Associated Press
For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. WASHINGTON - A nearly 13 million-year-old ape discovered in Spain is the last probable common ancestor to all living humans and great apes, a research team says in Friday's issue of Science magazine. A husband-and-wife team of fossil sleuths unearthed an animal with a body like an ape, fingers like a chimp and the upright posture of humans. The ancient ape bridges the gap between earlier, primitive animals and later, modern creatures. This newest ape species, Pierolapithecus catalaunicus, is so significant that it adds a new page to ancient human history....
 

Fossil Ape May Be Ancestor of All Apes - Report
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 7:00:02 PM PST · 116 replies · 1,228+ views


Science - Reuters | Thu Nov 18, 2004 | Maggie Fox
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An ape that lived 13 million years ago in what is now Spain may have been the last common ancestor of all apes, including chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and humans, researchers said on Thursday. The fossil provides a missing link, not directly between humans and an apelike ancestor, but between great apes and lesser apes such as gibbons, the researchers said. The creature, named Pierolapithecus catalaunicus, had a stiff lower spine and flexible wrists that would have made it a tree-climbing specialist, the researchers write in this week's issue of the journal Science. "This probably is very close...
 

Humans Were Born to Run, Scientists Say
  Posted by ElkGroveDan
On News/Activism 11/17/2004 11:06:41 AM PST · 339 replies · 3,336+ views


Reuters | 11/17/2004 | Patricia Reaney
LONDON (Reuters) - Humans were born to run and evolved from ape-like creatures into the way they look today probably because of the need to cover long distances and compete for food, scientists said on Wednesday. From tendons and ligaments in the legs and feet that act like springs and skull features that help prevent overheating, to well-defined buttocks that stabilize the body, the human anatomy is shaped for running. "We do it because we are good at it. We enjoy it and we have all kinds of specializations that permit us to run well," said Daniel Liberman, a professor...
 

In Evolutionary Race, Humans Went the Extra Mile, Study Says
  Posted by Ernest_at_the_Beach
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 11:56:04 AM PST · 68 replies · 667+ views



Humanity was born to run. Humanity was born to run. More than by brain size or tool-making ability, the human species was set apart from its ancestors by the ability to jog mile after lung-stabbing mile with greater endurance than any other primate, according to research published today in the journal Nature. Indeed, human beings evolved as the cross-country stars of a primordial runner's world 2 million years before the advent of jogging shoes, tracksuits and arthroscopic knee surgery. Mounting a challenge to the conventional wisdom about human origins, researchers at Harvard University and the University of Utah concluded that...
 

Running 'key to human evolution'(body evolved to support long distance running)
  Posted by TigerLikesRooster
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 7:32:47 AM PST · 70 replies · 709+ views


BBC NEWS | 11/18/04 | n/a
Running 'key to human evolution' People run to keep fit today but our ancestors ran for different reasons Long-distance running may have been a driving force behind evolution of the modern human body, scientists say. American researchers said humans began endurance running about 2 million years ago to help hunt for prey, influencing the development of the human body. Previous studies have suggested running was purely a by-product of walking. But the study, published in Nature, said humans evolved big buttocks, a balanced head and longer legs to help gather food. Professor Dennis Bramble, of the University of Utah, and...
 

Stone age Julia Roberts
  Posted by Red Badger
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 12:13:18 PM PST · 49 replies · 1,636+ views


Ananova | 11/17/2004 | Staff
Archeologists have nicknamed a stone age skeleton Julia Roberts because of her perfect teeth. They were stunned by the condition of the women's teeth - still strong and straight after 9,000 years. Archaeologists now believe stone age man must have had a secret way of making toothpaste. Preserved remains of cattle bones and wheat found near her body show her diet was similar to what many people eat today in less developed areas of the world - but her teeth were far superior. Georgi Ganetsovski, who led the archaeological expedition to Ohoden in northwest Bulgaria, said the skeleton was believed...
 

Thoroughly Modern Miscellany
C.B. wreck hunters reveal treasures
  Posted by uglybiker
On News/Activism 11/15/2004 10:32:55 PM PST · 37 replies · 720+ views


Halifax Herald | Monday, November 15, 2004 | TERA CAMUS
C.B. wreck hunters reveal treasuresRiches worth hundreds of millions in waters near Sable Island By TERA CAMUS / Cape Breton Bureau MAIN-A-DIEU - A share of sunken treasure recovered off the coast of Cape Breton this summer was handed over to the province Friday. Officials with Le Chameau Explorations Ltd., a treasure hunting company based in Cape Breton, delivered dozens of precious gold, silver and copper items, including coins, sword handles, silverware, crosses and pieces of ships. The items were recovered during the summer from several wreck sites off Cape Breton and near Sable Island. "These wrecks are worth hundreds...
 

Gutenberg Printing Method Questioned
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/14/2004 4:43:31 PM PST · 36 replies · 818+ views


Discovery Channel | 11-12-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
Gutenberg Printing Method Questioned By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Nov. 12, 2004 ó Johannes Gutenberg may be wrongly credited with producing the first Western book printed in movable type, according to an Italian researcher. Presenting his findings in a mock trial of Gutenberg at the recent Festival of Science in Genoa, Bruno Fabbiani, an expert in printing who teaches at Turin Polytechnic, said the 15th-century German printer used stamps rather than the movable type he is said to have invented between 1452 and 1455.Overlapping Letters in the Gutenberg Bible Gutenberg and His Bible Gutenberg (c.1397-1468), whose real name was Johannes...
 

Missing Kabul treasures found
  Posted by Ginifer
On News/Activism 11/19/2004 7:39:37 AM PST · 16 replies · 605+ views


National Post | November 19, 2004 | Chris Lefkow
WASHINGTON - Ivory statues, Buddhist carvings, gold coins and thousands of other precious objects from the Kabul Museum feared stolen or destroyed under Soviet occupation and Taliban rule have been found, an American archeologist said yesterday. Packed in toilet paper and sawdust in iron safes and tin boxes, the treasure trove of 5,000 years of Afghan history was hidden 25 years ago by museum staff in the Kabul presidential palace and other places, said National Geographic fellow Fredrik Hiebert. "The majority of the items that were on display in the old Kabul Museum -- and that is the masterpieces --...
 

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148 posted on 11/20/2004 12:21:09 AM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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149 posted on 11/20/2004 12:22:26 AM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Gods, Graves, Glyphs
Weekly Digest #19

Anatolia
Arzawa
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/26/2004 7:32:25 PM PST · 7 replies · 77+ views


The House of David (not the vanished religious sect by that name) ^ | circa 2002 | David R Ross
The language of the southwestern littoral of Anatolia - which includes Arzawa - was Luwiyan, which, like Kneshian, was a member of the Anatolian branch of the Indo-European family. For diplomatic correspondence, however, Arzawa used Kneshian - even when writing to the Egyptian king! It appears that this diplomatic faux pas was a result of Arzawa's provincial character; Kneshian was the language required to deal with the other states of Asia Minor, and especially with Hattusas.
 

Ancient Egypt
Italy Returns Stolen Oblisk To Ethiopia
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/27/2004 3:30:15 PM PST · 48 replies · 481+ views


Discovery News ^ | 11-27-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
Italy Returns Stolen Obelisk to Ethiopia By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Nov. 23, 2004 ó A cyclopean task will put to an end a decades-long diplomatic dispute between Italy and Ethiopia over a looted obelisk, according to a bilateral agreement signed last week in Rome. Signed by Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin and Italian Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Alfredo Mantica, the deal set up the final details over the transport of a 160-ton granite stele from Rome to the city of Axum. ì This is a symbol of national identity to Ethiopians. î The monument is one of a group of...
 

Tomb May Shed Light On 10th Plague
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/23/2004 6:11:43 PM PST · 76 replies · 2,238+ views


Boston Globe ^ | 11-23-2004 | Charles M. Sennott
Tomb may shed light on 10th plague By Charles M. Sennott, Globe Staff | November 23, 2004 LUXOR, Egypt ó Out of the blinding light of a fall morning here in the Valley of the Kings, American archeologist Kent Weeks led the way down a narrow, stone passageway and into the entrance of a tomb. Weeks peered his flashlight into the enveloping darkness of ëëthe hidden tomb,íí as he calls it, and pressed on through the damp, winding passages toward what may be his archeological teamís most significant find after years of methodical digging, scraping, and brushing. At the end...
 

Ancient Rome

Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Claudius
  Posted by A.J.Armitage
On News/Activism 09/05/2001 12:10:40 PM PDT · 72 replies · 291+ views


Ancient History Sourcebook ^ | Suetonius
Translated by J. C. Rolfe. [Arkenberg Introduction]. Rolfe's annotations appear in brackets with no attribution; mine are noted. I have also replaced modern place names, as used by Rolfe, with those in use by the Romans and Hellenes; thus, for example, Rolfe's "Italy" is now "Italia". I. THE father of Claudius Caesar, Drusus, who at first had the forename Decimus and later that of Nero, was born of Livia within three months after her marriage to Augustus [38 B.C.] (for she was with child at the time) and there was a suspicion that he was begotten by his stepfather ...
 

Quality of Life in the Desert? High Living in Rome's Distant Quarries
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/26/2004 6:09:01 PM PST · 8 replies · 85+ views


Univ of Leicester ^ | September 9, 2002 | Dr Marijke van der Veen
The distance and remote location of the quarry complexes did not affect the food supply. The workers had access not to a meagre diet of a few staples, but instead had access to a wide range of foods... Ancient texts suggest that the Romans used slaves and conscripts in the mines, and it was assumed that this was also the case at these quarry sites. Furthermore, the remote and desert location of the quarry complexes and consequent long supply routes were expected to have had a detrimental effect on the quality of the diet at these sites. The excavations revealed...
 

Remains Of Food Shed Light On Ancient Ways
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/20/2004 3:16:00 PM PST · 19 replies · 589+ views


The Bath Chronicle ^ | 11-20-2004 | Ben Murch
REMAINS OF FOOD SHED LIGHT ON ANCIENT WAYS BY BEN MURCH 11:00 - 20 November 2004 Exotic spices unearthed beneath the Bath Spa show military administrators lived in the lap of luxury in the city's early days. Food and architectural remains found preserved beneath the remains of Roman buildings provide new evidence of the high living enjoyed by the military rulers of what was then Aquae Sulis in the first century AD. The remains were discovered in 1999, but have only just finished being analysed. The ancient grapes, figs, coriander and a peppercorn - along with highly decorative architectural fragments...
 

Ancient Seas and Thereunder
Archaeologist Roots Out Historical Hooey
  Posted by forsnax5
On News/Activism 11/27/2004 10:16:34 AM PST · 4 replies · 365+ views


The Day, New London, CT ^ | 11/26/2004 | JOHN JURGENSEN
CCSU researcher says lost city of Atlantis a myth Dr. Kenneth Feder, a professor of anthropology at Central Connecticut State University, is an expert in archaeological hoaxes and has written a book about the myth of Atlantis. He rejected a recent Atlantis discovery claim and the countless others that have come before it with the same simple argument ó namely, that Atlantis' only location was in the imagination of Plato, the man who first described it. The lost land of Atlantis has been discovered. Again. In a press conference last week, a U.S. researcher named Robert Sarmast announced that his...
 

Asia
Has Genghis' Tomb Been Found?
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/26/2004 12:11:59 PM PST · 50 replies · 1,422+ views


China.Org ^ | 11-26-2004 | Shao Da
Has Genghis' Tomb Been Found? After four years' work, a joint team of Japanese and Mongolian archaeologists announced on October 4 that they had found what they believe to be the true mausoleum of Genghis Khan (1162-1227). The ruins, dated to between the 13th and 15th century, were found at Avraga, around 250 kilometers east of Ulan Bator, the capital of the People's Republic of Mongolia. Team members said that they expect the discovery to provide clues to the whereabouts of the khan's actual burial site, which they believe may be within 12 kilometers of the mausoleum. There is a...
 

British Isles
Bronze Age Site Discovered At Gas Company (UK)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/24/2004 12:25:07 PM PST · 11 replies · 275+ views


Scotsman ^ | 11-24-2004 | Louise Hosie
Bronze Age Site Discovered at Gas Company Dig By Louise Hosie, Scottish Press Association Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the most comprehensively-dated Bronze Age site in Britain, it emerged today. The 29 cremations pits and a number of artefacts were uncovered by chance during the installation of a gas pipeline in Aberdeenshire. The pits include 10 pottery urns containing ashes of children and adults and two golden eagle talons. The talons are of particular archaeological importance as they have never been excavated from this period before. Archaeologists were called to the site near Maud by gas maintenance company...
 

Catastrophism and Astronomy
Evidence Of Tunguska-Type Impacts Over The Pacific Basin Around The Year 1178 AD
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 01/26/2003 9:36:14 AM PST · 47 replies · 290+ views


SIS Conference ^ | Emilio Spedicato
Evidence Of Tunguska-type Impacts Over The Pacific Basin Around The Year 1178 A.D. Emilio Spedicato University of Bergamo, Piazza Rosate 2, 24129 Bergamo, Italy, email: emilio@ibguniv.unibg.it In year 1178 A.D., as related by Clube and Napier in their book The Cosmic Serpent, a strange event was observed to affect the Moon, which may be explained by a large impact on the hidden face, originating the Giordano Bruno crater. A number of observations suggest that catastrophic cometary or meteoritic impacts around the same time also affected the Pacific basin: Maori legends of great fires destroying forests and the moa bird, to...
 

It Came from Outer Space?
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/25/2004 5:13:07 PM PST · 7 replies · 155+ views


American Scientist ^ | November-December 2004 | David Schneider
Speranza points out another difficulty with the impact-origins theory. Large blocks of limestone sit within the boundaries of the Sirente "crater." Such limestone would not have survived an impact. So if Ormˆ's theory is correct, one must surmise that somebody set these giant chunks of rock in place since the crater formed. To Speranza, that just didn't make sense. Speranza and colleagues further argue that Ormˆ's radiocarbon dating gave one age for the main feature (placing it in the 4th or 5th century a.d.) and a completely different age for a nearby "crater" called C9, a date in the 3rd...
 

What Caused Argentina's Craters?
  Posted by blam
On General/Chat 05/09/2002 3:17:12 PM PDT · 19 replies · 130+ views


National Geographic ^ | 5-9-2002 | Ben Harder
What Caused Argentina's Mystery Craters? By Ben Harder for National Geographic News May 9, 2002 For more than a decade, planetary scientists have been puzzling over a mixed bag of meteorite evidence scarring Argentina's plains. They gradually pieced together clues to reconstruct what seemed to be a rough-hewn but generally accurate account of a prehistoric meteorite impact. A mere 10,000 years ago, scientists deduced in the original theory, a sizable meteorite came hurtling through the atmosphere at a bizarrely low angle, smacked the ground with a glancing blow, and broke into numerous pieces that gouged separate, miles-long scars in the...
 

Origins and Prehistory
Did Humans And Neanderthals Battle For Control Of The Middle East?
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 03/08/2002 3:33:16 PM PST · 68 replies · 427+ views


National Geographic ^ | 3-8-2002 | Ben Harder
Did Humans and Neandertals Battle for Control of the Middle East? By Ben Harder for National Geographic News March 8, 2002 Thousands of years before Christians, Muslims, and Jews became locked in dispute over the Middle East, humans wrested control of the region from its true original inhabitants, the Neandertals, in what one scientist compares to a prolonged game of football. The Neandertals, stocky and intelligent humanoids, lived in Europe and Western Asia for thousands of years before the first humans settled in the area. Then true humans moved into the region from Africa. Face-to-Face Fight The new arrivals settled ...
 

Ode to the Code
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/26/2004 5:37:52 PM PST · 1 reply · 41+ views


American Scientist ^ | November-December 2004 | Brian Hayes
What's so special about the one code that -- with a few minor variations -- rules all life on Planet Earth? The canonical nonanswer to this question came from Francis Crick, who argued that the code need not be special at all; it could be nothing more than a "frozen accident." The assignment of codons to amino acids might have been subject to reshuffling and refinement in the earliest era of evolution, but further change became impossible because the code was embedded so deeply in the core machinery of life... There has always been resistance to the frozen-accident theory. Who...
 

Ural Farmers Got Milk Gene First?
  Posted by Lessismore
On News/Activism 11/20/2004 6:42:15 AM PST · 57 replies · 803+ views


Science Magazine ^ | 2004-11-19 | Jocelyn Kaiser
TORONTO, CANADA--More than 5000 experts met here from 26 to 30 October for the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Longevity, milk digestion, and cancer were among the topics. By some estimates, less than half of all adults can easily digest milk, a trait believed to have first appeared in people who kept dairy animals. Now scientists have traced the genetic roots of milk tolerance to the Ural mountains of western Russia, well north of where pastoralism is thought to have begun. The surprising result may support a theory that nomads from the Urals were one of...
 

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
Ancient bison done in by climate, not hunters. Conclusion of study already drawing fire. (update)
  Posted by FairOpinion
On News/Activism 11/26/2004 9:42:16 PM PST · 18 replies · 331+ views


San Francsico Chronicle ^ | Nov. 26, 2004 | David Perlman
Thousands of years before white and Indian hunters drove the buffalo of America's Great Plains to virtual extinction, the ancestors of those lordly animals suffered a similar fate -- but it was major climate change, not hunting, that did them in, says an international research team. Now researchers from five nations say the decline of the ancestral bison -- which lived in a region that now comprises northeastern Siberia, Alaska and Canada's Northwest Territories, a region scientists call Beringia -- began more than 23,000 years before the first wave of humans is believed to have migrated from Siberia to Alaska.
 

The Politics of Dead 'Native Americans'
  Posted by farmfriend
On News/Activism 11/22/2004 11:48:40 PM PST · 6 replies · 291+ views


Tech Central Station ^ | 11/23/2004 | Jackson Kuhl
The Politics of Dead 'Native Americans' By Jackson Kuhl On September 23, Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado), head of the Committee on Indian Affairs, introduced bill S.2843, a laundry list of editorial fixes to various laws affecting Native American tribes around the country. Tacked on at the very end of S.2843, however, is a one-sentence "Amendment of Definition" to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act NAGPRA), the same law that was the fulcrum in the Kennewick Man case. Campbell's amendment seeks to add the words "or was" to the definition of "Native American" (Section 2(9)) so that it...
 

Easter Island, Fools' Paradise
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/21/2004 12:48:29 PM PST · 84 replies · 1,864+ views


TLS ^ | 11-18-2004 | Roland Wright
Easter island, fools' paradise Ronald Wright 18 November 2004 The greatest wonder of the ancient world is how recent it all is. No city or monument is much more than 5,000 years old. Only about seventy lifetimes, of seventy years, have been lived end to end since civilization began. Its entire run occupies a mere 0.002 per cent of the nearly 3 million years since our first ancestor sharpened a stone. The progress of ìman the hunterî during the Old Stone Age, or Palaeolithic ñ his perfection of weapons and techniques ñ led directly to the end of hunting as...
 

False Bay Cave Shows Signs Of Prehistoric Man
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/22/2004 12:08:43 PM PST · 22 replies · 586+ views


Cape Argus ^ | 11-22-2004 | Daniel Ashby
False Bay cave shows signs of prehistoric man November 22, 2004 By Daniel Ashby A team of international scuba divers have located an underwater cave which reveals "promising signs" of prehistoric human activity. Maritime archaeologist Dr Bruno Werz described the site in False Bay as "worthy of international exploration and excavation". He said: "The cave has the correct overhang and orientation for prehistoric cave dwellers. It would have been raised above the landscape allowing the inhabitants to spot game and command a strategic view. "There is evidence around the cave of the type of vegetation that prehistoric man would have...
 

The First Americans May Have Come By Water
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/10/2001 7:30:51 PM PST · 66 replies · 498+ views


Discovering Archaeology Magazine ^ | E. James Dixon
The First Americans May Have Come by Water by E. James Dixon If the foragers who created Clovis culture walked into North America, they had to pass through the long-described ìice-free corridor.î But a growing body of evidence indicates that pathway between the great glaciers of the last Ice Age was closed ó in fact, the way south may have been blocked until centuries after the dawn of Clovis. If the first Americans could not walk into the New World, how did they get there? Coastal or ocean routes navigated by watercraft are the most likely explanation. No reliably dated ...
 

The Hidden History Of Men (Anthropology)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/21/2004 3:13:58 PM PST · 33 replies · 703+ views


Discover Magazine ^ | 12-2004 | Robert Kunzig
The Hidden History of MenA research team braves Central Asia to capture a surprising genetic record of human migration and military conquest By Robert Kunzig DISCOVER Vol. 25 No. 12 | December 2004 | Anthropology One day last fall, in the home freezer of Spencer Wells, there were these things: a large leg of lamb, a few quarts of milk, and underneath, DNA samples from 2,500 people in Central Asia. Wells is an anthropological geneticist and an energetic collector of DNA, especially Y chromosomes. He lived then in an old stone house outside Geneva, but he was raised in Lubbock,...
 

The Hidden History of Men
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/21/2004 12:00:12 PM PST · 5 replies · 101+ views


Discover ^ | December 2004 | Robert Kunzig
Before long, the record of that ancient migration will begin to vanish. Our ancestors took tens of thousands of years to spread around the planet; people today move from Lubbock to Geneva or from Tamil Nadu to Texas in hours. In the process they wipe out genetic clues to the past. Think of our genes as the vestiges of an ancient library in which geneticists are trying to piece together and decipher the books; now think of that ruin being paved over for a new airport... When Wells arrived at Stanford in 1994, Cavalli-Sforza's lab was just plunging into studies...
 

New World Newcomers: Men's DNA supports recent settlement of the Americas
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/25/2004 7:39:06 PM PST · 2 replies · 75+ views


Science News ^ | Week of Aug. 9, 2003; Vol. 163, No. 6 , p. 84 | Ben Harder
Scientists generally agree that the first people to reach the New World crossed from Siberia into North America, but just how and when this immigration unfolded remains controversial. Archaeological data indicate the presence of people in the Americas by about 14,000 years ago... and some studies of DNA from cellular structures called mitochondria have suggested that an immigration occurred perhaps 30,000 years ago. To address this disagreement, anthropologists have turned to variations in DNA on the Y chromosome, which passes from father to son. One such polymorphism, called M3, turns up among most Native American men but is absent in...
 

Viking Map May Rewrite US History
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/26/2004 12:01:26 PM PST · 115 replies · 2,886+ views


ABC/AFP ^ | 11-26-2004 | AFP
Viking map may rewrite US history AgenÁe France-Presse Friday, 26 November 2004 Experts are testing the map to see if it is really evidence for Vikings landing in the New World first, not Columbus (Image: Climate Monitoring & Diagnostics Lab) Danish experts will travel to the U.S. to study evidence that the Vikings landed in the New World five centuries before Columbus. A controversial parchment said to be the oldest map of America could, if authentic, support the theory that the Vikings arrived first. The map is said to date from 1434 and was found in 1957. Some people believe...
 

Thoroughly Modern Miscellany
Hendrick Hamel
  Posted by Ptarmigan
On General/Chat 09/13/2004 8:37:16 PM PDT · 5 replies · 102+ views


Hendrick Hamel is a Dutch sailor that ended up in Korea in 1653. Hamel and sixty-four crew members left on the Sperwer from Batavia. The Sperwer encounters a storm and the ship is gone. 28 of the 64 died. They wash ashore on Cheju Island. From their, it starts Hamel's adventure in Korea. He was like the Marco Polo of Korea. It could be possible that I could have non-Korean ancestry in me, perhaps a Dutch ancestry in me. The Journal of HamelKorea Through Western Cartographic Eyes
 

Stone Defends Alexander
  Posted by Racehorse
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 11:03:39 AM PST · 65 replies · 1,405+ views


Megastar.com ^ | 18 November 2004 | Sid Billington
"Alexander lived in a more honest time," Stone told Playboy magazine. As you do. "We go into his bisexuality. It may offend some people, but sexuality in those days was a different thing. Pre-Christian morality. Young boys were with boys when they wanted to be."But Stone said he had no interest in showing gay sex scenes. "You only need five words. Alexander says, 'Stay with me tonight, Hephaistion,' and you get it. If you don't get it, f*** you, it's your problem."
 


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150 posted on 11/27/2004 8:35:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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151 posted on 11/27/2004 8:37:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Blam's links page, with non-GGG stuff and duplicate links removed:
152 posted on 11/28/2004 11:14:46 AM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: SunkenCiv; blam

"Blam's links page, with non-GGG stuff and duplicate links removed: "

Great set of links.

I guess I should look at people's home pages... (I usually don't)


153 posted on 11/28/2004 11:47:45 AM PST by FairOpinion
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I found I missed one that was not GGG-related; found a bunch that were old-style URLs and have no facility for keyword adding (or for posting new replies); and found three or four which had been removed due to copyright complaint. But now, I must eat, shower, dress, and go shopping. Really. I mean it this time.


154 posted on 11/28/2004 11:56:33 AM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Here's a early, supplemental digest for this week. It has some older topics (mostly from Blam's link list) which got added to the GGG catalog today, but aren't getting an individual ping.

Gods, Graves, Glyphs
Supplemental Digest #19a

Ancient Middle East
The Kurdish People: A Background and History
  Posted by xzins
On News/Activism 04/07/2004 7:54:38 PM PDT · 35 replies · 87+ views


The Kurdish Partnership | Matthew Hand and Mark Brockman
"No Friends but the Mountains" The Kurdish people comprise a large ethnic group of about 25 million that have always lived in the same place, and trace their roots back to the Medes of ancient Persia more than 2,500 years ago. In fact, the Magi, or "wise men" who traveled from the east to deliver their gold, frankincense and myrrh to the newborn Jesus at Bethlehem were most likely Zoroastrian priests, forbears of the modern Kurds. The Kurds are tribal people, many of them lived, until recently, a nomadic lifestyle in the mountainous regions of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and...
 

Zoroastrians Fight Extinction
  Posted by freedom44
On News/Activism 12/23/2003 10:01:12 PM PST · 122 replies · 202+ views


VOANews | 12/23/03 | VOANews
The opening bars of Richard Strauss' composition "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" became famous as the theme for Stanle Kubrick's 1968 movie "2001: A Space Odyssey." But apart from academics and some 300-thosuand believers, few people know much about ancient Iranian prophet Zarathustra and his teaching. "Yet only one thousand years ago, millions, millions espoused Zarathustra's monotheistic percepts in nations which stretched from (the ancient Chinese city of) Sian (western China) to the Eastern China across central Asia, northern India, Iran, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia up Greece in the west and Arabia, north Africa and Ethiopia in the south," says Adi Davar, a...
 

Ancient Seas and Thereunder
Satellite Images 'Show Atlantis'
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 06/06/2004 10:00:25 AM PDT · 102 replies · 194+ views


BBC | 6-6-2004 | Paul Rincon
Satellite images 'show Atlantis' By Paul Rincon BBC News Online science staff The imagery may show the former locations of major buildings and rings A scientist says he may have found remains of the lost city of Atlantis. Satellite photos of southern Spain reveal features on the ground appearing to match descriptions made by Greek scholar Plato of the fabled utopia. Dr Rainer Kuehne thinks the "island" of Atlantis simply referred to a region of the southern Spanish coast destroyed by a flood between 800 BC and 500 BC. The research has been reported as an ongoing project in the...
 

Something You Didn't Know About Cajuns (Ilenos, Canary Islands)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/06/2002 6:10:13 PM PDT · 39 replies · 404+ views


Intersurf.com | unknown | Gilbert C. Din/Sidney Villere
ISLENOS, CANARY ISLANDS The archipelago of the Canaries consists of seven main islands, having a total area of less than 6 percent of the size of Louisiana, lying about sixty-five miles west of Morocco in Northern Africa. They were formed as a result of volcanic activity. It is a rugged, mountainous terrain, and plains are almost nonexistent. Lack of water is a serious problem. The westernmost islands receive the most rain, while the two islands closest to the Sahara Desert and lower in elevation have some deserts. The higher elevations on some of the western islands have pleasant temperatures, and...
 

A 2nd July 2002 Update of the Undersea City off Cuba! - Involves National Geographic!
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 08/12/2002 7:55:09 PM PDT · 32 replies · 319+ views


The Earth Files | JULY 2002 | Paulina Zelitsky and Paul Weinzweig
† † Update About Cuba Underwater Megalithic Research 2002 by Linda Moulton Howe A half mile down in the waters of Cabo de San Antoniooff the western tip of Cuba's Guanahacabibes marked by red X is a 20-kilometersquare area of clean, white sand punctuated by tall, megalithic stones or structures first reported in May 2001 by Paulina Zelitsky, Ocean Engineer, Havana, Cuba. "They (megalithic stones) are very unique structures. They really are not easy to understand and I do not have any easy explanation for them in a natural geological process." != Manuel Iturralde-Vinent, Ph.D., Geologist, National Museum of...
 

Where Was Atlantis? Sundaland Fits The Bill, Surely!
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/29/2004 5:18:02 PM PDT · 35 replies · 576+ views


Graham Hancock | unknown | Dr Sunil Prasannan
Where was Atlantis? Sundaland fits the bill, surely! by Dr. Sunil Prasannan Dr. Sunil Prasannan takes a brief time-out from his NMR spectroscopic studies to suggest a Southeast Asian location for Atlantis as described in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias. OK, so I'm an orthodox scientist, but don't let that bother you - I'm really an OK guy! As I have already explained on the Mysteries message board, I don't intend this to be an exhaustive essay, but as I have been asked for more detail, I will gladly provide it. Neither do I wish to pretend I am the...
 

Asia
Farming Origins Gain 10,000 Years
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 06/23/2004 4:42:34 PM PDT · 63 replies · 299+ views


BBC | 6-23-2004
Farming origins gain 10,000 years Wild types of emmer wheat like those found at Ohalo were forerunners of today's varieties Humans made their first tentative steps towards farming 23,000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought. Stone Age people in Israel collected the seeds of wild grasses some 10,000 years earlier than previously recognised, experts say. These grasses included wild emmer wheat and barley, which were forerunners of the varieties grown today. A US-Israeli team report their findings in the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The evidence comes from a collection of 90,000 prehistoric plant remains dug...
 

British Isles
Unearthed, The Prince Of Stonehenge
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/25/2002 5:04:48 PM PDT · 62 replies · 242+ views


The Telegraph (UK) | 8-26-2002 | Roger Highfield
Unearthed, the prince of Stonehenge By Roger Highfield (Filed: 21/08/2002) A prehistoric prince with gold ear-rings has been found near Stonehenge a few yards away from the richest early Bronze Age burial in Britain. Earlier this year, archaeologists found an aristocratic warrior, also with gold ear-rings, on Salisbury Plain and speculated that he may have been an ancient king of Stonehenge. The body was laid to rest 4,300 years ago during the construction of the monument, along with stone arrow heads and slate wristguards that protected the arm from the recoil of the bow. Archaeologists named him the Amesbury Archer....
 

Catastrophism and Astronomy
see "Star of the East / Star of Bethlehem" heading
 

Origins and Prehistory
Y Chromosomes Sketch New Outline of British History
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism 05/27/2003 3:49:55 PM PDT · 28 replies · 103+ views


NY Times | May 27, 2003 | NICHOLAS WADE
History books favor stories of conquest, not of continuity, so it is perhaps not surprising that many Englishmen grow up believing they are a fighting mixture of the Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Danes, Vikings and Normans who invaded Britain. The defeated Celts, by this reckoning, left their legacy only in the hinterlands of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. A new genetic survey of Y chromosomes throughout the British Isles has revealed a very different story. The Celtic inhabitants of Britain were real survivors. Nowhere were they entirely replaced by the invaders and they survive in high proportions, often 50 percent or more, throughout...
 

Y Chromosomes Rewrite British History
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 06/24/2003 10:33:30 AM PDT · 78 replies · 406+ views


Nature | 6-19-2003 | Hannah Hoag
Y chromosomes rewrite British historyAnglo-Saxons' genetic stamp weaker than historians suspected 19 June 2003 HANNAH HOAG Some Scottish men's Y's are remarkably similar to those of southern England. © GettyImages A new survey of Y chromosomes in the British Isles suggests that the Anglo-Saxons failed to leave as much of a genetic stamp on the UK as history books imply1. Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Danes, Vikings and Normans invaded Britain repeatedly between 50 BC and AD 1050. Many historians ascribe much of the British ancestry to the Anglo-Saxons because their written legacy overshadows that of the Celts. But the Y chromosomes of...
 

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
Cave Skeleton Is European, 1,300 Years Old (Wyoming)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/30/2002 3:47:50 PM PDT · 61 replies · 170+ views


Sunday Gazette Mail | 9-29-2002 | Rick Steelhammer
Cave skeleton is European, 1,300 years old, man says Archaeologist group wants a look at evidence Sunday September 29, 2002 By Rick Steelhammer STAFF WRITER MORGANTOWN -- The man who first advanced the theory that markings carved on in a Wyoming County cave are actually characters from an ancient Irish alphabet has found human remains at the site, which tests indicate are European in origin and date back to A.D. 710, he maintains. Robert Pyle of Morgantown says that a DNA analysis of material from the skeleton's teeth roots was conducted by Brigham Young University. That analysis, he says, shows...
 

Star of the East / Star of Bethlehem
Early Christians Hid The Origins Of The Bethlehem Star
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/21/2001 5:11:00 AM PST · 150 replies · 392+ views


New Scientist | 12-21-2001 | Marcus Chown
Early Christians hid the origins of the Bethlehem star 13:15 21 December 01 Marcus Chown A US astronomer claims he has found the first mention of the star of Bethlehem outside the Bible. The reference is in a 4th-century manuscript written by a Roman astrologer and Christian convert called Firmicus Maternus. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library Michael Molnar, formerly of Rutgers University in New Jersey, is the originator of the idea that the star of Bethlehem was not a spectacular astronomical event such as a supernova or a comet but an obscure astrological one. The event would nevertheless have been ...
 

Legacy of Bethlehem: Amazing intrigue surrounding birth of Jesus, connections to Islam
  Posted by JohnHuang2
On News/Activism 12/25/2003 7:09:28 AM PST · 11 replies · 30+ views


WorldNetDaily.com | Thursday, Christmas Day, 2003 | Hal Lindsey
Bethlehem's legacy Posted: December 25, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern ©†2003†WorldNetDaily.com Bethlehem is a sacred city to both Jews and Christians. It is sacred to the Jews because its greatest King, David, was born there. It is sacred to Christians because Jesus, the Messiah, was born there, as was predicted some 700 years before: But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be numbered among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity.ñ Micah 5:2, NASB Ironically, the real legacy...
 

Police On Meteor Alert After Huge Balls Of Fire Light Up Spanish Sky
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 01/05/2004 6:45:55 PM PST · 7 replies · 22+ views


The Guardian (UK) | 1-6-2004 | Giles Tremlett
Police on meteor alert after huge balls of fire light up Spanish sky Giles Tremlett in Madrid Tuesday January 6, 2004 The Guardian (UK) Was it a brightly shining star leading the present-laden three kings to the homes of millions of children at today's Epiphany, Spain's biggest gift-giving day of Christmas? As police scoured a remote mountainous district of the northern LeÛn province yesterday for remnants of a large, brilliant, burning object that fell to earth on Sunday, the most likely explanation was that it was part of a meteor. The search concentrated near Renedo de Valderaduey after neighbours saw...
 

Researcher has theory on the 'Star of Bethlehem' -
  Posted by UnklGene
On News/Activism 12/14/2003 4:14:42 PM PST · 19 replies · 18+ views


San Antonio Express-News | December 13, 2003 | Rachel L. Toalson
Researcher has theory on the 'Star of Bethlehem' - By Rachel L. Toalson San Antonio Express-News 12/13/2003 All she did was ask him to hang a star above the three wise men adorning their lawn that Christmas in 1998. But Marion Larson's request launched her father into a project that, after hours of research, would carry him across the world. "I was tricked into it," said Rick Larson, a former law professor at Texas A&M University in College Station. "I'm not an astronomer, I'm a lawyer. But when you tell a lawyer he has to have a star, he's got...
 

Thoroughly Modern Miscellany
Doctors link polio to West Nile virus
  Posted by sarcasm
On News/Activism 09/24/2002 2:17:21 AM PDT · 59 replies · 157+ views


Boston Globe | September 24, 2002 | Stephen Smith
<p>In case reports released yesterday, stunned neurologists in Mississippi and Georgia describe the conditions of four patients suffering from the hobbled limbs, impaired breathing, and fevers that are the hallmark of polio, a disease essentially eradicated in the United States.</p>
 

Dumbing down: the proof [a copy of a test for 11-year-olds from 1898]
  Posted by snarks_when_bored
On General/Chat 11/28/2004 5:50:10 AM PST · 27 replies · 212+ views


The Spectator (U.K.) | November 27, 2004 | No author
Dumbing down: the proof As a service to Spectator readers who still have any doubts about the decline in educational standards, we are printing these exam papers taken by 11-year-olds applying for places to King Edward's School in Birmingham in 1898. ENGLISH GRAMMAR1. Write out in your best handwriting: -- ëO Mary, go and call the cattle home,And call the cattle home,And call the cattle home,Across the sands o' Dee.'The western wind was wild and dank with foam,And all alone went she. The western tide crept up along the sand,And o'er and o'er the sand,And round and round the sand,As...
 

end of supplemental digest #19a

155 posted on 11/28/2004 5:09:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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156 posted on 11/28/2004 5:13:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for your yeoman service. It must be a big time commitment, but it is appreciated.


157 posted on 11/28/2004 5:23:06 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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Gods, Graves, Glyphs
Weekly Digest #20

Anatolia
King Midas' Modern Mourners
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/28/2004 6:23:26 PM PST · 8 replies · 87+ views


Science News | Nov. 4, 2000; Vol. 158, No. 19 , p. 296 | Jessica Gorman
The modern diners sitting before Sams were about to eat the first reconstruction of that feastóa celebration that had remained undiscovered for decades after archaeologist Rodney S. Young first excavated Midas' tomb in 1957. Ancient Roman, Greek, or even Maya banquets had been re-created previously, but generally from texts and ancient recipes. Not so with the Midas feast. "It's the first time that somebody tried to do it working just from the chemical evidence," says Patrick E. McGovern, the museum's molecular archaeologist who led the analyses. In other words, from the pan scrapings.
 

Troy the Movie
  Posted by JFC
On General/Chat 05/25/2004 7:00:32 AM PDT · 40 replies · 172+ views


Vanity | JFC
I went to see the movie Troy, reluctantly, last night with my husband. We both turned to each other at the end and said... the left who said the Passion was bloody and so harsh for all eyes, just have no leg to stand on. I do think Brad Pitt is trying and will be taking the place of Mel Gibson in these type of roles, since Hollywood has left Mel out to dry. I would not recommend seeing it. Unless your into blood, and lots of naked bodies.
 

Ancient Egypt
Ancient Pyramids Discovered in Italy
  Posted by green team 1999
On News/Activism 05/02/2003 10:57:36 PM PDT · 107 replies · 787+ views


whitley strieber unknowncountry.com | may-2-2003 | whitley strieber unknowncountry
Ancient Pyramids Discovered in Italy 02-May-2003 On the Farshores website, Marco V. of Varese, Italy writes, "You may be interested in a discovery which has been recently made: three pyramids were discovered thanks to satellite and aerial imagery in northern Italy, in the town of MontevecchiaÖ They are the first pyramids ever discovered in Italy and the dimensions are quite impressive; the highest pyramid is [500 feet] tall. They are stone buildings, as recent excavations have proved. However, they are now completely covered by ground and vegetation, so that they now look like hills. "The inclination degree of all the...
 

Dynasty 0 (Egyptian colonies in Canaan)
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/27/2004 9:48:47 PM PST · 9 replies · 83+ views


xoomer.virgilio.it | Francesco Raffaele
Most of the occurrences of Narmer's name are on jars and jar fragments; an astonishing number of serekhs has emerged in the last 25 years from excavations in Israel and Palestine (Tel Erani, En Besor, Arad, Halif Terrace/Nahal Tillah, Small Tel Malhata, Tel Maahaz, Tel Lod and some more) signifying an apex of commercial contacts between Egypt and Canaan which lasted all through [Early Bronze I] ...These data and the excavation of many Southern Palestine sites, are proof of a very complex series of interrelations between Egypt and peoples centred beyond North Sinai lasting more than two (or three) centuries....
 

Pharoahs and Kings - A Test of Time
  Posted by Scythian
On News/Activism 07/31/2002 7:35:06 PM PDT · 9 replies · 107+ views


debate.org.uk | David M. Rohl
A New Chronology Synopsis of David Rohl's book "A Test of Time" by John Fulton The concept of time for us today is taken to be an absolute unchangeable system. We measure time from the fixed point of Christ's birth so that this is the one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-seventh year since he was born. The ancients, however, could not look forward to Christ's birth; instead, they worked on a regnal dating system where events happened in the Nth year of the reign of a particular king. For most of the Old Testament, we can find a good...
 

What Made Alexander So Great?
  Posted by Destro
On General/Chat 12/01/2004 9:12:17 AM PST · 4 replies · 109+ views


slate.msn.com | Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at 10:30 AM PT | Christopher Hitchens
Recent studies have also raised the question of whether he was a hopeless alcoholic (or perhaps an almost sacrificial votary of a cult devoted to Dionysus, the god of wine) and of whether he was just another bloodthirsty conqueror. But note this first: This man really did exist, and these events really did occur. Our sources may be fragmentary and inconsistent and contradictory, but they involve us in disputes about real people and events. For the next four weeks, you won't be able to go into a supermarket without hearing pseudo-devotional music concerning an episode 2,000 years ago that may...
 

Ancient Greece
Archaeological Discovery in Bulgaria Clue to Ancient Mystery
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 02/14/2003 1:30:45 PM PST · 19 replies · 146+ views


www.novinite.com | 2003-02-13 | Novinite editorial Staff
†Subscribe for free at www.novinite.com Archaeological Discovery in Bulgaria Clue to Ancient Mystery2003-02-13Bulgarian archaeologists discovered an oval ritual hall fitting the description that ancient historians gave to the Dionysus Temple in the Rhodope range famous for its splendor and mysteriousness in antique times and for the many failed attempts to determine its exact location in modernity. During an expedition in 2002, the team of archeologist Nikolay Ovcharov unearthed the hall inside of an ancient Thracian palace, some 250km southeast of Bulgaria's capital Sofia. The temple-palace is part of the dead city of Perpericon in Bulgaria's Eastern Rhodope Mountain that...
 

The Linear B Tablets and Mycenaean Social, Political, and Economic Organization
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/28/2004 7:29:26 PM PST · 4 replies · 43+ views


Dartmouth College | 1996 | faculty
DO-E-RO, DO-E-RA [doeros, doera] -- Such personnel are common at both Pylos and Knossos. Although the later Greek cognates doulos and doule mean "male slave" and "female slave" respectively, the Mycenaean Greek forms may have had a significance closer to "servant, bondsman/bondswoman". Some DO-E-RO are clearly the property of living individuals, while others are described as being "of (= belonging to) a god/goddess". There is some evidence that the children of parents of whom only one was a slave were also slaves, a situation unlike that prevailing in Classical Greece. Slaves of a divinity are the most common form at...
 

Ancient Rome and Italy

Discovering Dante's Damsel In Distress
  Posted by blam
On General/Chat 12/01/2003 1:16:10 PM PST · 4 replies · 25+ views


Discovery.com | 12-1-2003 | Rossella Lorenzi
Discovering Dante's Damsel in Distress Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News A Majolica Jug: Missing Link? Dec. 1, 2003 ó A 14th century jug unearthed in a Tuscan castle might shed new light on one of the most touching and mysterious female figures in Dante's Divine Comedy, according to Italian archaeologists. Legend has always linked Castel di Pietra, a castle near the village of Gavorrano in the Tuscan Maremma, with the sad fate of Pia dei Tolomei, a lady supposedly imprisoned there and then murdered by her jealous husband. "Do thou remember me who am the Pia/ Siena made me, unmade me...
 

Etruscan Ruins Show How Ancients Lived
  Posted by blam
On General/Chat 04/08/2002 5:05:24 AM PDT · 5 replies · 36+ views


IOL | 4-7-2002 | Shasta Darlington
Etruscan ruins show how ancients lived April 07 2002 at 11:34AM By Shasta Darlington Rome - The ruins of an Etruscan mining city abandoned almost 3 000 years ago are giving archaeologists an unprecedented look at one of Italy's first and most mysterious civilisations. Since stumbling across the ruins of a single stone dwelling in the early 1980s, archaeologists have found the region, on the shores of a lake in central Italy, was once the site of an Etruscan city in 700 BC and 600 BC. "It's an extraordinary find because almost all Etruscan ruins are necropoli," said Giovannangelo Camporeale,...
 

USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Julius Caesar: The Gallic Wars ~ September 16, 2003
  Posted by LaDivaLoca
On News/Activism 09/16/2003 2:53:23 AM PDT · 303 replies · 215+ views


Heraklia.fws1.com | September 16, 2003 | LaDivaLoca
† † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ANCIENT WARFARE ANCIENT ROMAN MILITARY(continuation) † Julius Caesar: The Gallic Wars "I am bound to suspect, Caesar, that your friendship is a sham and that your army here in Gaul is for no other purpose than to crush me. So if you do not get out of this area and take your army with you, I shall treat you not as a friend but...
 

Gallic war treasure discovered in southern France
  Posted by FairOpinion
On News/Activism 11/27/2004 9:49:43 PM PST · 58 replies · 1,413+ views


Yahoo News | Nov. 27, 2004 | AFP
BORDEAUX, France (AFP) - French archaeologists said this week they had discovered an exceptional Gallic war treasure in the south of the country, including rare war trumpets and ornate helmets. The some 470 objects, or fragments of objects, were found at the end of September during a dig at Naves, in the department of Correze in southern France, in a ditch hollowed out of a Gallic-Roman temple, they said. "The exceptional character of this discovery lies mainly in the presence of five almost complete carnyx," Christophe Maniquet, an archeologist at Inrap, France's national institute for Archeological studies, said. "They are...
 

Post Your Favorite Latin Quotes
  Posted by Mad Dawgg
On General/Chat 11/03/2003 2:40:42 PM PST · 90 replies · 374+ views


Today of course | All the gang at FR
Hey this is just a little break from the Election madness we will all be a part of tomorrow. Post any Latin quotes you like whether they be serious or funny. If you don't know any just do a google search on Latin Quotes there are some really great ones.
 
Pompeii's Burial Not Its First Disaster
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/02/2004 4:17:13 PM PST · 10 replies · 289+ views


Science News | 11-27-2004 | Sid Perkins
Pompeii's burial not its first disaster Sid Perkins From Denver, at a meeting of the Geological Society of America Recent excavations reveal that the ancient city of Pompeii, famed for its burial by an eruption of Italy's Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, suffered through several devastating landslides in the centuries preceding its volcanic demise. About three-fourths of Pompeii has been excavated, says Jean-Daniel Stanley of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. However, most of the digs in the city have extended down only to the ground level of dwellings that were standing in the 1st century. In...
 

Romans went to war on diet of pizza, dig shows.
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 08/26/2002 2:20:42 PM PDT · 72 replies · 520+ views


The Scotsman | Mon 26 Aug 2002 | John Innes
Romans went to war on diet of pizza, dig shows John Innes ROMAN soldiers went to war on egg and pizza according to archaeological analysis of Roman army toilets in Scotland. Scientists also have discovered that the soldiers also appear to have gone to the lavatory in pairs. Further analysis of the 2,000-year old remains of the legionnairesí breakfasts may produce more clues to the diet and eating habits of the troops led by Gnaeus Agricola. They forced their way to the north of Scotland and victory over Caledonian tribesmen at the battle of Mons Graupius in 84 AD. But...
 

Ancient Seas and Thereunder
A 2nd July 2002 Update of the Undersea City off Cuba! - Involves National Geographic!
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 08/12/2002 7:55:09 PM PDT · 32 replies · 343+ views


The Earth Files | JULY 2002 | Paulina Zelitsky and Paul Weinzweig
† † Update About Cuba Underwater Megalithic Research 2002 by Linda Moulton Howe A half mile down in the waters of Cabo de San Antoniooff the western tip of Cuba's Guanahacabibes marked by red X is a 20-kilometersquare area of clean, white sand punctuated by tall, megalithic stones or structures first reported in May 2001 by Paulina Zelitsky, Ocean Engineer, Havana, Cuba. "They (megalithic stones) are very unique structures. They really are not easy to understand and I do not have any easy explanation for them in a natural geological process." != Manuel Iturralde-Vinent, Ph.D., Geologist, National Museum of...
 

Satellite Images 'Show Atlantis'
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On News/Activism 06/06/2004 10:00:25 AM PDT · 102 replies · 224+ views


BBC | 6-6-2004 | Paul Rincon
Satellite images 'show Atlantis' By Paul Rincon BBC News Online science staff The imagery may show the former locations of major buildings and rings A scientist says he may have found remains of the lost city of Atlantis. Satellite photos of southern Spain reveal features on the ground appearing to match descriptions made by Greek scholar Plato of the fabled utopia. Dr Rainer Kuehne thinks the "island" of Atlantis simply referred to a region of the southern Spanish coast destroyed by a flood between 800 BC and 500 BC. The research has been reported as an ongoing project in the...
 

Something You Didn't Know About Cajuns (Ilenos, Canary Islands)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/06/2002 6:10:13 PM PDT · 39 replies · 422+ views


Intersurf.com | unknown | Gilbert C. Din/Sidney Villere
ISLENOS, CANARY ISLANDS The archipelago of the Canaries consists of seven main islands, having a total area of less than 6 percent of the size of Louisiana, lying about sixty-five miles west of Morocco in Northern Africa. They were formed as a result of volcanic activity. It is a rugged, mountainous terrain, and plains are almost nonexistent. Lack of water is a serious problem. The westernmost islands receive the most rain, while the two islands closest to the Sahara Desert and lower in elevation have some deserts. The higher elevations on some of the western islands have pleasant temperatures, and...
 

Where Was Atlantis? Sundaland Fits The Bill, Surely!
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/29/2004 5:18:02 PM PDT · 35 replies · 586+ views


Graham Hancock | unknown | Dr Sunil Prasannan
Where was Atlantis? Sundaland fits the bill, surely! by Dr. Sunil Prasannan Dr. Sunil Prasannan takes a brief time-out from his NMR spectroscopic studies to suggest a Southeast Asian location for Atlantis as described in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias. OK, so I'm an orthodox scientist, but don't let that bother you - I'm really an OK guy! As I have already explained on the Mysteries message board, I don't intend this to be an exhaustive essay, but as I have been asked for more detail, I will gladly provide it. Neither do I wish to pretend I am the...
 

Asia
Inscribed Bricks Unearthed South Of Iran (1100BC)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/29/2004 12:26:38 PM PST · 56 replies · 1,113+ views


Net Iran | 11-23-2004
Date Added:Nov 24 2004Inscribed Bricks Unearthed South of Iran Iran-11/23/2004 In the latest round of archeological excavations at the historical site of Enshan, Fars province, Iranian and American archeologists have unearthed several inscribed bricks and a seal dating back to the mid-Elamite era (1100 BC).Enshan is regarded as one of the capitals of the Elamites and is rich in cultural heritage artifacts ranging from the Elamite to the Achamenid era (3500 BC to 500 AD). Dr. Kamyar Abdi, an instructor of Dartmouth College in the United States told Cultural Heritage News (CHN) agency that in the course of excavations in...
 

1421 (Chinese discovery of America)
  Posted by SteveH
On General/Chat 01/01/2004 4:48:30 PM PST · 16 replies · 104+ views


(vanity concerning the book 1421)
Hello, I am wondering if anyone out there has read "1421" yet. I read it over the holidays and found it about 80% believable. In reading some of the other reviews on Amazon, it seemed that some skeptical readers blew it off due to a small set of fanciful conjectures that appeared relatively early in the book. Any other reviews?
 

Unearthed Painting Fragments Point To Ancient Fire In Nara
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On News/Activism 12/01/2004 4:26:06 PM PST · 13 replies · 258+ views


Mainichi | 12-01-2004 | Manichi Shimbun
Unearthed painting fragments point to ancient fire in Nara IKARUGA, Nara -- Numerous fragments of burned wall paintings have been unearthed at Nara Prefecture's Horyuji Temple, underscoring descriptions in ancient literature of a fire that broke out in 670. Mainichi ShimbunHoryuji Temple Officials of the Ikaruga Municipal Board of Education said they believed wall-painting fragments found near the famous Minami Daimon gate of Horyuji Temple were those from a hall in the temple, which was built in the early 7th century. Horyuji holds another set of paintings created at the end of the 7th century that are believed to be...
 

British Isles
New Theory On Stonehenge Mystery
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On News/Activism 12/03/2004 4:00:41 PM PST · 43 replies · 1,181+ views


BBC | 12-3-2004
New theory on Stonehenge mystery Experts believe the stones may have been levered into place A fresh theory on how Stonehenge was built has been tested out by a group of experts and enthusiasts. Gordon Pipes, of the Stonehengineers group of scientists and archaeologists, has suggested that levers may have been used to move the giant stones. They have tested his "stone-rowing" theory which involves a 45-tonne stone being levered on a track of logs. "It's akin to rowing a boat, weights can be picked up with levers using body mass and balance," said Mr Pipes. Mr Pipes, from Derby,...
 

Unearthed, The Prince Of Stonehenge
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/25/2002 5:04:48 PM PDT · 63 replies · 278+ views


The Telegraph (UK) | 8-26-2002 | Roger Highfield
Unearthed, the prince of Stonehenge By Roger Highfield (Filed: 21/08/2002) A prehistoric prince with gold ear-rings has been found near Stonehenge a few yards away from the richest early Bronze Age burial in Britain. Earlier this year, archaeologists found an aristocratic warrior, also with gold ear-rings, on Salisbury Plain and speculated that he may have been an ancient king of Stonehenge. The body was laid to rest 4,300 years ago during the construction of the monument, along with stone arrow heads and slate wristguards that protected the arm from the recoil of the bow. Archaeologists named him the Amesbury Archer....
 

History Unearthed (Viking Hoard)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/03/2004 3:53:30 PM PST · 64 replies · 920+ views


Chester Chronicle | 12-3-2004
History unearthed Dec 3 2004 Chester Chronicle A HOARD of Viking jewellery has been found by a metal detector enthusiast in the Cheshire countryside. The finder, Steve Reynoldson from Keighley in West Yorkshire, made the discovery near Huxley on Sunday during a metal detecting rally which attracted almost 100 enthusiasts. Archaeologist Dan Garner, who works for Chester Archaeology, went to the site where he confirmed the booty of 20 silver arm bands was likely to date from the Viking period in the 10th century. Mr Garner said: 'Of the treasure-detected finds in the area, it has to be one of...
 

How We Loved The Romans (Scotland Celts)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/27/2002 4:36:00 PM PST · 45 replies · 200+ views


Sunday Herald | 10-28-2002 | Juliette Garside
How we really loved the Romans New research explodes myth that Scots were untameable barbarians By Juliette Garside The enduring myth that the Romans left the 'barbarians' of Scotland untouched during their conquest of the rest of the British Isles has been shattered by a new archaeological find. Not only did they settle in Scotland for around 15 years in the first century AD ... they even got our ancestors to swap their beer and lard for wine and olive oil. For hundreds of years, historians who based their theories on the classical writer Tacitus have always assumed the first...
 

Y Chromosomes Rewrite British History
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 06/24/2003 10:33:30 AM PDT · 78 replies · 467+ views


Nature | 6-19-2003 | Hannah Hoag
Y chromosomes rewrite British historyAnglo-Saxons' genetic stamp weaker than historians suspected 19 June 2003 HANNAH HOAG Some Scottish men's Y's are remarkably similar to those of southern England. © GettyImages A new survey of Y chromosomes in the British Isles suggests that the Anglo-Saxons failed to leave as much of a genetic stamp on the UK as history books imply1. Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Danes, Vikings and Normans invaded Britain repeatedly between 50 BC and AD 1050. Many historians ascribe much of the British ancestry to the Anglo-Saxons because their written legacy overshadows that of the Celts. But the Y chromosomes of...
 

Y Chromosomes Sketch New Outline of British History
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism 05/27/2003 3:49:55 PM PDT · 67 replies · 552+ views


NY Times | May 27, 2003 | NICHOLAS WADE
History books favor stories of conquest, not of continuity, so it is perhaps not surprising that many Englishmen grow up believing they are a fighting mixture of the Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Danes, Vikings and Normans who invaded Britain. The defeated Celts, by this reckoning, left their legacy only in the hinterlands of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. A new genetic survey of Y chromosomes throughout the British Isles has revealed a very different story. The Celtic inhabitants of Britain were real survivors. Nowhere were they entirely replaced by the invaders and they survive in high proportions, often 50 percent or more, throughout...
 

Catastrophism and Astronomy
The Hazard of Near-Earth Asteroid Impacts on Earth
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 12/02/2004 10:51:16 AM PST · 14 replies · 128+ views


Frontiers | 4 March 2004 | Clark R. Chapman
The actual damage that a NEA impact might cause on Earth was concretely described by Baldwin, a leading advocate for the impact origin of lunar craters. Later, Opik... proposed that NEA impacts might account for mass extinctions in the Earth's paleontological record. Around the same time, Shoemaker firmly established the impact origin of Meteor Crater in Arizona... [I]t was not only a cultural but a scientific shock when Mariner 4's first photographs of the Martian surface revealed it to be covered by craters; a decade later, Mariner 10 found the same on Mercury... In 1979 and 1980, the Voyagers first...
 

Legacy of Bethlehem: Amazing intrigue surrounding birth of Jesus, connections to Islam
  Posted by JohnHuang2
On News/Activism 12/25/2003 7:09:28 AM PST · 11 replies · 45+ views


WorldNetDaily.com | Thursday, Christmas Day, 2003 | Hal Lindsey
Bethlehem's legacy Posted: December 25, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern ©†2003†WorldNetDaily.com Bethlehem is a sacred city to both Jews and Christians. It is sacred to the Jews because its greatest King, David, was born there. It is sacred to Christians because Jesus, the Messiah, was born there, as was predicted some 700 years before: But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be numbered among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity.ñ Micah 5:2, NASB Ironically, the real legacy...
 

Police On Meteor Alert After Huge Balls Of Fire Light Up Spanish Sky
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 01/05/2004 6:45:55 PM PST · 7 replies · 25+ views


The Guardian (UK) | 1-6-2004 | Giles Tremlett
Police on meteor alert after huge balls of fire light up Spanish sky Giles Tremlett in Madrid Tuesday January 6, 2004 The Guardian (UK) Was it a brightly shining star leading the present-laden three kings to the homes of millions of children at today's Epiphany, Spain's biggest gift-giving day of Christmas? As police scoured a remote mountainous district of the northern LeÛn province yesterday for remnants of a large, brilliant, burning object that fell to earth on Sunday, the most likely explanation was that it was part of a meteor. The search concentrated near Renedo de Valderaduey after neighbours saw...
 

Researcher has theory on the 'Star of Bethlehem' -
  Posted by UnklGene
On News/Activism 12/14/2003 4:14:42 PM PST · 19 replies · 42+ views


San Antonio Express-News | December 13, 2003 | Rachel L. Toalson
Researcher has theory on the 'Star of Bethlehem' - By Rachel L. Toalson San Antonio Express-News 12/13/2003 All she did was ask him to hang a star above the three wise men adorning their lawn that Christmas in 1998. But Marion Larson's request launched her father into a project that, after hours of research, would carry him across the world. "I was tricked into it," said Rick Larson, a former law professor at Texas A&M University in College Station. "I'm not an astronomer, I'm a lawyer. But when you tell a lawyer he has to have a star, he's got...
 

Origins and Prehistory
Doctors link polio to West Nile virus
  Posted by sarcasm
On News/Activism 09/24/2002 2:17:21 AM PDT · 59 replies · 168+ views


Boston Globe | September 24, 2002 | Stephen Smith
<p>In case reports released yesterday, stunned neurologists in Mississippi and Georgia describe the conditions of four patients suffering from the hobbled limbs, impaired breathing, and fevers that are the hallmark of polio, a disease essentially eradicated in the United States.</p>
 

Farming Origins Gain 10,000 Years
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 06/23/2004 4:42:34 PM PDT · 73 replies · 468+ views


BBC | 6-23-2004
Farming origins gain 10,000 years Wild types of emmer wheat like those found at Ohalo were forerunners of today's varieties Humans made their first tentative steps towards farming 23,000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought. Stone Age people in Israel collected the seeds of wild grasses some 10,000 years earlier than previously recognised, experts say. These grasses included wild emmer wheat and barley, which were forerunners of the varieties grown today. A US-Israeli team report their findings in the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The evidence comes from a collection of 90,000 prehistoric plant remains dug...
 


Let's Have Jerusalem
A.D., B.C. - not P.C.
  Posted by .cnI redruM
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 10:39:06 AM PST · 176 replies · 2,350+ views


The American Thinker | November 18th, 2004 | Selwyn Duke
Our civilization is suffering what could be called a cultural death by a thousand cuts. The open sores are ubiquitous, but what happens to irk me at this moment is that quite some time ago I learned that my birth date is not what my parents always told me it was. Moreover, no one elseís is either. You see, those who are contemptuous of tradition have decided to take it upon themselves to change our calendar and replace B.C. [Before Christ] and A.D. [Anno Domini] with B.C.E. [Before the Common Era] and C.E. [The Common Era]. The latter two designations...
 

Are the Arabs, Arab?
  Posted by SJackson
On News/Activism 02/02/2004 5:07:04 AM PST · 51 replies · 106+ views


Fontpagemagazine | 22-04 | David Yeagley
The people of the Middle East have forgotten their legitimate ethnic heritage. . . and it's not "Arab." Are the Arabs, Arab?By David YeagleyFrontPageMagazine.com | February 2, 2004 People in the Arabic world have forgotten who they are. The people of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and even some "Palestinians," are not Arabs at all. Instead, they are descendents of very ancient peoples, with different cultural and ethnic origins. Militant Arabs invaded these lands in the 7th century A.D. and forced "Arabic" culture on their ancestors. Mohammadís new religion of Islam sought world dominion through coerced unity, crushing cultural diversity. But...
 

Assyrians in Turkey: Disappearance of a Culture? (July, 2000)
  Posted by miltonim
On News/Activism 01/02/2004 1:04:19 PM PST · 2 replies · 67+ views


Assyrian Education Network | Friday, August 25, 2000 at 02:32 PM CT | Dr. Racho Donef
Last year, as some of you may know, a conference entitled "Portraits of Christian Asia Minor" was held at Macquarie University. The Conference was attended by the Turkish Consul who, reportedly, after the conference requested a meeting with Senator John Nimrod, from the U.S., who is also, President of the Assyrian Universal Alliance. The Consul expressed his regret for what had happened in the past, explaining that the Turks are trying to turn a new page with the Assyrians. He advised that he is personally working to establish contact and good relations with the Assyrians.[1] I am reporting this here...
 

Destination Kabul for Turkish forces
  Posted by a_Turk
On News/Activism 06/24/2002 8:05:53 PM PDT · 27 replies · 45+ views


BBC | 6/21/2002 | Jonny Dymond
It was six in the morning local time. The aeroplane's in-flight monitor read "Welcome to Ashkhabad". But something was wrong. Because on either side of the airbus as it had taxied to a halt had been burnt out fighter jets and bombed buildings, the wreckage of a relatively low-level but long-term conflict. If this was Ashkhabad, capital of Turkmenistan, we'd all be missing a big story. Kabul remains a city of destroyed buildings. In fact it was Kabul, the Afghan capital. The brass band of the Turkish Army reached up into overhead lockers, fretting over their creased uniforms. And...
 

Did Israel's Lost Tribes end up in Afghanistan?
  Posted by CommiesOut
On News/Activism 02/02/2002 9:22:59 PM PST · 92 replies · 164+ views


Reuters | 03 FEB 2002 | Tom Heneghan
Did Israel's Lost Tribes end up in Afghanistan? By Tom Heneghan KABUL, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Considering all they shunned and shattered in their quest for pure Islam, Afghanistan's now vanquished Taliban seem to have overlooked the awkward legend that they were descended from the Lost Tribes of Israel. The Pashtun tribes that produced the Taliban, one of the most zealous sects the Muslim world has ever seen, have traditionally traced their roots to the Jews who disappeared after the Babylonian Captivity in the sixth century B.C. The legend, which seems bizarre in light of Jewish-Muslim tensions since the creation ...
 

Early Christians Hid The Origins Of The Bethlehem Star
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/21/2001 5:11:00 AM PST · 155 replies · 568+ views


New Scientist | 12-21-2001 | Marcus Chown
Early Christians hid the origins of the Bethlehem star 13:15 21 December 01 Marcus Chown A US astronomer claims he has found the first mention of the star of Bethlehem outside the Bible. The reference is in a 4th-century manuscript written by a Roman astrologer and Christian convert called Firmicus Maternus. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library Michael Molnar, formerly of Rutgers University in New Jersey, is the originator of the idea that the star of Bethlehem was not a spectacular astronomical event such as a supernova or a comet but an obscure astrological one. The event would nevertheless have been ...
 

The Kurdish People: A Background and History
  Posted by xzins
On News/Activism 04/07/2004 7:54:38 PM PDT · 35 replies · 98+ views


The Kurdish Partnership | Matthew Hand and Mark Brockman
"No Friends but the Mountains" The Kurdish people comprise a large ethnic group of about 25 million that have always lived in the same place, and trace their roots back to the Medes of ancient Persia more than 2,500 years ago. In fact, the Magi, or "wise men" who traveled from the east to deliver their gold, frankincense and myrrh to the newborn Jesus at Bethlehem were most likely Zoroastrian priests, forbears of the modern Kurds. The Kurds are tribal people, many of them lived, until recently, a nomadic lifestyle in the mountainous regions of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and...
 

Zoroastrians Fight Extinction
  Posted by freedom44
On News/Activism 12/23/2003 10:01:12 PM PST · 122 replies · 212+ views


VOANews | 12/23/03 | VOANews
The opening bars of Richard Straussí composition ìThus Spoke Zarathustraî became famous as the theme for Stanle Kubrickís 1968 movie ì2001: A Space Odyssey.î But apart from academics and some 300-thosuand believers, few people know much about ancient Iranian prophet Zarathustra and his teaching. ìYet only one thousand years ago, millions, millions espoused Zarathustraís monotheistic percepts in nations which stretched from (the ancient Chinese city of) Sian (western China) to the Eastern China across central Asia, northern India, Iran, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia up Greece in the west and Arabia, north Africa and Ethiopia in the south,î says Adi Davar, a...
 

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
Cave Skeleton Is European, 1,300 Years Old (Wyoming)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/30/2002 3:47:50 PM PDT · 61 replies · 196+ views


Sunday Gazette Mail | 9-29-2002 | Rick Steelhammer
Cave skeleton is European, 1,300 years old, man says Archaeologist group wants a look at evidence Sunday September 29, 2002 By Rick Steelhammer STAFF WRITER MORGANTOWN ó The man who first advanced the theory that markings carved on in a Wyoming County cave are actually characters from an ancient Irish alphabet has found human remains at the site, which tests indicate are European in origin and date back to A.D. 710, he maintains. Robert Pyle of Morgantown says that a DNA analysis of material from the skeletonís teeth roots was conducted by Brigham Young University. That analysis, he says, shows...
 

A Complex Agricultural Society In Uruguay's La Plata Basin, 4,800 - 4,200 Years Ago
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/02/2004 11:26:39 AM PST · 19 replies · 229+ views


Eureka Alert/Smithsonian | 12-2-2004 | Jose Iriarte
Contact: JosÈ Iriarte iriartej@si.edu 202-786-2094 x8350 Smithsonian Institution A complex agricultural society in Uruguay's La Plata basin, 4,800-4,200 years ago A complex farming society developed in Uruguay around 4,800 to 4,200 years ago, much earlier that previously thought, Iriarte and his colleagues report in this week's Nature (December 2). Researchers had assumed that the large rivers system called the La Plata Basin was inhabited by simple groups of hunters and gatherers for much of the pre-Hispanic era. Iriarte and coauthors excavated an extensive mound complex, called Los Ajos, in the wetlands of southeastern Uruguay. They found evidence of a circular...
 

Maize Reveals Traces Of Old Breeding Project
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/02/2004 11:37:33 AM PST · 20 replies · 425+ views


Nature | 12-1-2004 | Emma Harris
Maize reveals traces of old breeding project Emma Marris Gene suggests ancient culture selected patterns in its corn. Teosinte grass (left) compared to "reconstructed" primitive maize, created by crossing teosinte with Argentine pop corn. © The Doebley Lab The people of Mesoamerica are largely responsible for the golden corn we grow today, having domesticated tough teosinte grass thousands of years ago and bred it into modern maize. Researchers have now located the gene responsible for some of the traits that the Mesoamericans were selecting. The discovery should help scientists understand how plants develop, and reveals just how strict the ancient...
 

Headless Bodies Found at Mysterious Mexico Pyramid
  Posted by Betis70
On News/Activism 12/02/2004 5:58:20 PM PST · 112 replies · 1,900+ views


Yahoo Reuters | 12/2/2004 | Brian Winter
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The discovery of a tomb filled with decapitated bodies suggests Mexico's 2,000 year-old "Pyramid of the Moon" may have been the site of horrifically gory sacrifices, archeologists said on Thursday. The tomb at Teotihuacan, the first major city built in the Americas, whose origins are one of history's great mysteries, also held the bound carcasses of eagles, dogs and other animals. "It is hard to believe that the ritual consisted of clean, symbolic performances -- it is most likely that the ceremony created a horrible scene of bloodshed with sacrificed people and animals," said Saburo Sugiyama,...
 

Mexican tomb reveals gruesome human sacrifice
  Posted by snarks_when_bored
On General/Chat 12/03/2004 4:14:00 PM PST · 15 replies · 79+ views


New Scientist | December 4, 2004 | Will Knight
Mexican tomb reveals gruesome human sacrifice 18:46†03†December†04 NewScientist.com news service † Evidence of a grisly human sacrifice and a complex military infrastructure has emerged from an excavation of the ruins of a pyramid in the 2000-year-old city of Teotihuacan in Mexico. A vault containing 12 bodies, ten of which had been decapitated, along with the remains of pumas, wolves and eagles were discovered at the city's central structure, the Pyramid of the Moon. "What we have found in this excavation suggests that a certain kind of mortuary ritual took place inside the tomb before it was filled in," says...
 

A Noble Find Reveals Life In The Past (Ancient China)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/03/2004 3:39:10 PM PST · 4 replies · 228+ views


Xinhuanet/China View | 12-3-2004
A noble find reveals the life in the past www.chinaview.cn 2004-12-03 11:02:53 BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- Chicken fighting, women dancing with long silk sleeves and other colourful mural portrayals of the ancient Chinese captivated archaeologists when they entered an ancient tomb in Shaanxi Province. The hostess and her female guests constitute a part of the murals found in an ancient tomb in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province. [file photo] The murals have been considered a rare find, according to Cheng Linquan, deputy director of the Xi'an Research Institute of Archaeology. They provide visual evidence for the study...
 

Sacrificial Burial Deepens Mystery At Teotihuacan, But Confirms The City's Militarism (More)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/03/2004 3:31:14 PM PST · 9 replies · 268+ views


Innovations Report | 12-3-2004
Sacrificial burial deepens mystery at Teotihuacan, but confirms the cityís militarism Partially uncovered figurine, carved in jade, found in connection with three unbound, seated bodies and other objects at the top of the pyramidís fifth stage (the offering was presumably made in the construction of the sixth stage), circa 350 AD. This object is notable in that it is carved from jade that originated in Guatemala, and appears to be Mayan in style. Other jade objects on top of the figurine are beads and earspools. A spectacular new discovery from an ongoing excavation at the Teotihuacanís Pyramid of the Moon...
 

Thoroughly Modern Miscellany

Church's taxation enrages Italians [bishop reinstates medieval church property tax]
  Posted by Polycarp
On News/Activism 01/13/2003 12:26:46 PM PST · 20 replies · 40+ views


LONDON SUNDAY TELEGRAPH | Bruce Johnston
Church's taxation enrages Italians By Bruce Johnston LONDON SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ROME - The people and politicians of a Tuscan village are in revolt against their bishop after he reinstated a medieval church property tax at heavy new levels. In protest, many devout Roman Catholics are boycotting Mass and withholding collection payments. The bills began arriving over Christmas at the homes of hundreds of property owners in Terricciola, a picturesque village of 4,000 people that sits in rolling, vine-covered hills near Pisa. Many are for large sums, some as high as $2,000. The diocese of Volterra insists that the money is...
 

Dumbing down: the proof [a copy of a test for 11-year-olds from 1898]
  Posted by snarks_when_bored
On General/Chat 11/28/2004 5:50:10 AM PST · 30 replies · 341+ views


The Spectator (U.K.) | November 27, 2004 | No author
Dumbing down: the proof As a service to Spectator readers who still have any doubts about the decline in educational standards, we are printing these exam papers taken by 11-year-olds applying for places to King Edwardís School in Birmingham in 1898. ENGLISH GRAMMAR1. Write out in your best handwriting:ó ëO Mary, go and call the cattle home,And call the cattle home,And call the cattle home,Across the sands oí Dee.íThe western wind was wild and dank with foam,And all alone went she. The western tide crept up along the sand,And oíer and oíer the sand,And round and round the sand,As...
 

Study: Scurvy Hit Early N. American French Colony
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/30/2004 7:08:36 PM PST · 20 replies · 298+ views


Reuters/Yahoo | 11-29-2004
Study: Scurvy Hit Early N. American French Colony Mon Nov 29,12:40 PM ET Science - Reuters CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scurvy wiped out nearly half of the colonists who established one of the first French settlements in North America 400 years ago, scientists confirmed on Monday. Picture Perfect How to choose the right digital camera, plus the best printers and online photo services. The colony existed in 1604 and 1605 on St. Croix Island off present-day Calais, Maine, and St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Nearly half of the 79 settlers died during the harsh winter, prompting survivors to move to what is...
 

The History and Meaning of "Palestine" and "Palestinians" - The Israel Report July 2001
  Posted by doug from upland
On News/Activism 03/30/2002 2:40:34 PM PST · 23 replies · 213+ views


The Israel Report | July 2001 | various authors
July 2001††††††††† The History and Meaning of "Palestine" and "Palestinians" "There is no such thing as a Palestinian Arab nation . . . Palestine is a name the Romans gave to Eretz Yisrael with the express purpose of infuriating the Jews . . . . Why should we use the spiteful name meant to humiliate us? "The British chose to call the land they mandated Palestine, and the Arabs picked it up as their nation's supposed ancient name, though they couldn't even pronounce it correctly and turned it into Falastin a fictional entity." ---- Golda Meir quoted by Sarah...
 

Not Just Anti-Semitic Lies!-The essence of the message no possibility of peace with the Jews
  Posted by SJackson
On News/Activism 12/06/2002 1:35:58 PM PST · 3 replies · 13+ views


Jerusalem Report | 12-05-02 | Ehud Ya'ari
The essence of the message is that there is no possibility of making peace with the Jews "Horseman without a horse," the Egyptian TV hit series being broadcast by 14 Arab TV networks, is not the only anti-Semitic production to be galloping across the screens each evening this Ramadan. For viewers looking for more than the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" can offer, thereís no shortage of alternatives. Anti-Semitism has become the last word in the Arab entertainment industry. Al-Manar, the Hizballah TV station broadcast from Lebanon, features Dr. Ghazi Hussein, a veteran salaried PLO lackey and a...
 

Safed: Chief rabbi questioned for incitement
  Posted by Alouette
On News/Activism 11/28/2004 12:38:54 PM PST · 10 replies · 169+ views


Jerusalem Post | Nov. 28, 2004 | David Rudge
Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu was questioned by Galilee district police on Sunday apparently over comments made in August in which he reportedly called on Jews not to rent or sell homes to Arabs. The Mosawa advocacy center for Arab citizens of Israel at the time submitted a complaint to Attorney-General Menny Mazuz and called on him to initiate a criminal investigation against Eliyahu on the grounds that his reported comments constituted incitement to racism. No further details about the questioning of Eliyahu were available from police on Sunday evening.
 

The Last Crusade Of The Templars
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/29/2004 2:57:11 PM PST · 150 replies · 2,840+ views


Times Of London | 11-29-2004 | Ruth Gledhill
The last crusade of the Templars By Ruth Gledhill The knights want a Papal apology nearly 700 years after they were disbanded and hounded into exile THE VATICAN is giving ìserious considerationî to apologising for the persecution that led to the suppression of the Knights Templar. The suppression, which began on Friday , October 13, 1307, gave Friday the Thirteenth its superstitious legacy.A Templar Order in Britain that claims to be descended from the original Knights Templar has asked that the Pope should make the apology. The Templars, based in Hertford, are hoping for an apology by 2007, the 700th...
 

end of digest #20 20041204

158 posted on 12/03/2004 10:58:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Here's the weekly Gods Graves Glyphs ping list digest link. This week's has a very large number (56) of topics, some of which were also seen in the 19a supplement (which I hope will be the last "extra"):
Gods Graves Glyphs Digest 20041204
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on, off, or alter the "Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list --
Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.
The GGG Digest
-- Gods, Graves, Glyphs (alpha order)

159 posted on 12/03/2004 11:00:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Gods, Graves, Glyphs
Weekly Digest #21

Ancient Egypt
Excavators Discover 20 Mummies in Egypt
  Posted by FairOpinion
On News/Activism 12/08/2004 10:46:36 PM PST · 21 replies · 467+ views


Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 7, 2004 | AP
CAIRO, Egypt - Excavators discovered 20 gilded mummies in the Bahariya oasis in western Egypt, the government's council of antiquities said Tuesday. The find brings the total number of gilded mummies recovered in the 2,000-year-old cemetery to 234. The site, known as the Valley of the Golden Mummies, was discovered in 1996. Zahi Hawass, head of antiquities council, said excavators also discovered the tomb of Badiherkhib, the grandson of former Bahariya Gov. Jed-Khunsu. Jed-Khunsu's tomb already has been found. Fifty bronze coins were found with the mummies, the statement said. Survivors were believed to leave the money for the deceased...
 

King Tut Exhibit Could Prove to Be Gold Mine
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 12/03/2004 11:09:30 PM PST · 33 replies · 168+ views


Reuters ^ | Fri, Dec 03, 2004 | Jill Serjeant
The exhibit is twice the size of the late-1970s King Tut global tour which launched an era of "blockbuster" museum exhibitions. This year's version will charge up to $30 per ticket and give corporate backers a share in the profits, heralding a new trend in partnerships between private companies, museums and the antiquities' home countries.
 

King Tut, Part 2
  Posted by Tumbleweed_Connection
On News/Activism 12/06/2004 7:26:13 PM PST · 10 replies · 230+ views


NY Times ^ | Dec 7, 2004
Do you remember the first time around? Tutankhamun and his hoard came to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1978 and forever changed the way museums did business, not necessarily for the better. There had been major special exhibitions before, but the frenzy over Tut was something extraordinary. Sold-out tickets, long lines, overcrowded galleries - if the objects on display had been any less luminous, any less golden, than they were, they would have been invisible. For the Met, Tutankhamun meant new demographics, new revenues and, in some sense, a new idea of itself. Suddenly it seemed possible to capture...
 

The Lake's Progress (Greeks, Roman, Persians And Arabs)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/10/2004 1:34:11 PM PST · 6 replies · 147+ views


Al-Ahram ^ | 12-10-2004
The lake's progress In ancient times Lake Mareotis was a pleasure resort and watering spot surrounded by market gardens. Jenny Jobbins considers the fertile past of an area that is now desert Western Alexandria was once heavily populated in the Greek and Roman eras. Leucaspis, a residential seaport, is among the few surviving remains. Note Lake Mareotis in the background. When the Greek colonisers and Roman cohorts -- and, later, the Persians and Arabs -- marched to and from Cyrenaica along Egypt's northern coast they all had one aim in mind -- to hold and control North Africa. The...
 

Ancient Greece
Cretan Excavation Sheds New Light On Dark Ages Of Greek History
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/07/2004 1:44:53 PM PST · 8 replies · 471+ views


Kathimerini (English Edition) ^ | 12-7-2004 | Nicholas Paphitis
Cretan excavation sheds light on Dark Ages of Greek historyFinds from ancient Eleutherna at Cycladic Museum A marble statue of Aphrodite, from a second- to first-century-BC bathhouse in Eleutherna. By Nicholas Paphitis - Kathimerini English Edition On a narrow spur under the shadow of Mount Ida in central Crete, archaeologists for the past 20 years have been excavating a town that flourished from the Dark Ages of Greece's early history until Medieval times. The Eleutherna project, a systematic dig carried out by a three-pronged team of top archaeologists from the University of Crete, is in itself unusual in a country...
 

'Cyclops' - Like Remains Found On Crete
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 02/01/2003 4:13:57 PM PST · 5 replies · 83+ views


CNN.Com ^ | 2-1-2003
<p>Skull of an elephant. The animal's European ancestors had similar anatomies.</p> <p>IRAKLIO, Greece (AP) -- Researchers on the southern Greek island of Crete have unearthed the fossilized tusk, teeth and bones of a Deinotherium Gigantisimum, a fearsome elephant-like creature that might have given rise to ancient legends of one-eyed cyclops monsters.</p>
 

Cyclops Myth Spurred by One-Eyed Fossils?
  Posted by TigerLikesRooster
On News/Activism 02/08/2003 8:01:23 PM PST · 16 replies · 98+ views


National Geographic NEWS ^ | 02/05/03 | Hillary Mayell
Cyclops Myth Spurred by One-Eyed Fossils? Hillary Mayell for National Geographic News February 5, 2003 Ever wonder where our worst nightmares come from? For the ancient Greeks, it may have been the fossils of giant prehistoric animals. The tusk, several teeth, and some bones of a Deinotherium giganteum, which, loosely translated means really huge terrible beast, have been found on the Greek island Crete. A distant relative to today's elephants, the giant mammal stood 15 feet (4.6 meters) tall at the shoulder, and had tusks that were 4.5 feet (1.3 meters) long. It was one of the largest mammals ever...
 

Greek Farmer Finds 2,000-Year-Old Monument
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 12/11/2004 10:21:21 PM PST · 2 replies · 104+ views


Associated Press ^ | 9 December 2004 | Derek Gatopoulos
"Sulla's forces of 15,000 -- I think it is not an exaggeration -- faced the massive armies of the King of Pontus Mithridates, whose forces exceeded 100,000," Aravantinos said. "It's one of these rare times when the ancient texts meet archaeology. For Rome, this battle meant salvation, and for Greece the effect was great because Sulla brutally punished the Greek towns that sided with his enemy."
 

Ancient Rome and Italy
Cat's gravestone fetches £200,000 at Sotheby's
  Posted by wagglebee
On News/Activism 12/12/2004 1:33:43 PM PST · 28 replies · 567+ views


UK Telegraph ^ | 12/12/04 | Will Bennett
A stone marking a pet cat's grave fetched more than £200,000 at Sotheby's yesterday after experts said it was a 1,100-year-old Anglo-Saxon carving. The relief depicting St Peter was found in a salvage yard 20 years ago by a stonemason, Johnny Beeston, who took it back to his home in Dowlish Wake, Somerset, where he and his wife Ruth decided it would make a headstone for their cat Winkle. After Chris Brewchorne, an amateur archaeologist from the town, realised its significance as he walked past, experts identified it as probably part of a Christian cross from 900AD. Yesterday an anonymous...
 

What Is a Dead Language Doing in the 21st Century?
  Posted by nickcarraway
On News/Activism 12/05/2004 7:12:01 PM PST · 207 replies · 3,232+ views


e3mil.com ^ | 12/04/2004 | Sue Reilly
Across the nation, schools are re-introducing Latin into their curricula. While Latin's visibility is highest in private and homeschool settings, it is mounting a comeback in the public school system as well. This remarkable phenomenon brings to mind our often-ignored connection to the Roman and Greek civilizations of the ancient world. What Is Old Is New Again Latin's stability makes it unique among languages still in use. Although centuries ago its grammar and vocabulary became essentially frozen (thus earning the designation 'dead'), this language of the Roman Empire did not disappear ó thanks largely to its status as the Roman...
 

Ancient Warfare
Bees, snakes, germs - any weapon in a pinch
  Posted by TrebleRebel
On News/Activism 11/30/2003 7:12:18 AM PST · 22 replies · 56+ views


The Vancouver Sun | 11/29/2003 | Jay Currie
If you are under Roman siege in the middle of a desert, a scorpion bomb seems like a very good idea. Collect a bunch of lethal scorpions and, very carefully, seal them in clay pots. Hurl the pots at the attackers as needed. That's exactly what the defenders of Hatra, just south of Mosul in today's Iraq, did in 198 AD. The siege was lifted in 20 days. As Adrienne Mayor writes in her intriguing book Greek Fire, Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs, scorpions weren't the only stinging animals pressed into service in the ancient world. A clay pot full...
 

Bio Warfare Rears Its Head- The Ancient world USED IT!!!(MUST READ!)
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 01/30/2004 7:18:50 AM PST · 20 replies · 70+ views


Newsday ^ | January 13, 2004 | By Bryn Nelson
The following ARE exerpts... "...From Hercules' poisoned arrows to early germ warfare and attacks with scorpion bombs and red-hot sand, she contends, cultures around the world have grappled with the revulsion and justification of using these unconventional weapons ever since they began creating their own myths and recording their histories. Mayor has compiled a slew of examples in her new book, "Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World" (Overlook Press)..." "...The early dilemmas posed in mythic form would be recorded eventually in the annals of historians as combatants put their growing knowledge...
 

Asia
China Was Drinking Wine 9,000 Years Ago
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/06/2004 5:20:45 PM PST · 46 replies · 565+ views


The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-7-2004 | Roger Highfield
China was drinking wine 9,000 years ago By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 07/12/2004) A mixed fermented wine of rice, honey and fruit was being drunk in northern China 9,000 years ago, more than a thousand years before the previously oldest known fermented drinks, brewed in the Middle East. In the past scientists relied on the stylistic similarities of early pottery and bronze vessels to argue for the existence of a prehistoric fermented beverage in China. Today's findings provide the first direct chemical evidence from ancient China for such beverages, which were of cultural, religious, and medical significance. Dr Patrick...
 

Find Stirs Sleeping Buddha Talk
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/04/2004 11:41:00 AM PST · 12 replies · 286+ views


Washington Times ^ | 12-4-2004 | Maseeh Rahman
Find stirs Sleeping Buddha talk By Maseeh Rahman THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAMIYAN, Afghanistan ó French archeologists searching for the colossal Sleeping Buddha in Bamiyan province have uncovered what could be the long-missing statue's foot, raising hopes of a major new discovery from Afghanistan's ancient Buddhist past. Ever since the fundamentalist Taliban destroyed Bamiyan's 1,500-year-old Standing Buddhas in 2001 because they were "un-Islamic," attention has been focused on the hunt for the much larger Sleeping Buddha, described in the travel diary of the seventh-century Chinese monk Xuan Zang and depicted in cave paintings at the historic site in the Hindu Kush...
 

History Haunts The Plain Of Jars
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/09/2004 3:10:21 PM PST · 20 replies · 451+ views


The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-9-2004 | Sebastien Berger
History haunts the Plain of Jars By Sebastien Berger in Laos (Filed: 09/12/2004) Deep in the mountains of northern Laos is one of the most dangerous archaeological sites ever. The last remnants of an ancient civilisation are next to 30-year-old craters and unexploded US ordnance left by the greatest aerial bombardment of all time. Little is known of the people who carved the huge sandstone containers that give the Plain of Jars its name. The purpose of the artefacts is not known though they are believed to be connected to burial rituals. Archaeologists are mystified by the ancient stoneware containers...
 

British Isles
Saxon Find Brings Clues To History
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/11/2004 4:17:08 PM PST · 10 replies · 471+ views


Evening Star ^ | 12-11-2004
Saxon find brings clues to history December 11, 2004 00:01 A NUMBER of ancient artefacts discovered by a metal detecting enthusiast have given vital clues to Suffolk's history. Six gold and silver fragments discovered in a Witnesham field have given historians the chance to confirm details about life in Suffolk around 1,500 years ago. At a treasure trove inquest on Wednesday, Great Suffolk Coronor Dr Peter Dean confirmed the artefacts met the criteria for treasure. A treasure trove inquest is held when an object of at least 300 years old containing a substantial amount of silver or gold is found...
 

Let's Have Jerusalem
British archaeologist discovers 'John the Baptist' cave near Jerusalem
  Posted by F15Eagle
On News/Activism 12/06/2004 8:37:42 AM PST · 72 replies · 1,954+ views


Yahoo! News Science - AFP ^ | Mon, Dec 06, 2004 | AFP
KIBBUTZ TSUBA, Israel (AFP) - A British archaeologist has uncovered a cave in the mountains near Jerusalem which he believes conclusively proves that the Biblical figure of John the Baptist existed. "The first concrete evidence of the existence of John the Baptist has been found on site," 46-year-old Shimon Gibson told AFP. Gibson, who holds a degree from University College London and has written several works on Biblical archaeology, believes the discovery to be "the first archaeological proof of the historical veracity of the Gospels". Other archaeologists, however, believe Gibson's conclusions go too far, and that the discovery of an...
 

FOLLOWING THE WISE MEN
  Posted by presidio9
On News/Activism 12/24/2003 7:16:30 AM PST · 2 replies · 21+ views


NY Post ^ | December 23, 2003 | JOHN J. MILLER
<p>FOR a few minutes on Christmas, children may set down their new toys from the man in the red suit and listen to transmissions from a machine on the red planet. On Thursday, the European Space Agency is scheduled to guide a British probe called the Beagle II onto the surface of Mars in what should become the first successful landing there since NASA's Mars Pathfinder in 1997. But while Mars grabs all the extraterrestrial attention this holiday ("The Beagle has landed!"), normally Christmas is the season of Jupiter, because there's a very good chance that the biggest planet in our solar system was the Star of Bethlehem.</p>
 

The Mother Of All Palestinian Modern-Day Curses (Archaeology)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/12/2004 11:45:13 AM PST · 29 replies · 757+ views


Haaretz ^ | 12-12-2004 | Yoav Stern
The mother of all Palestinian modern-day curses By Yoav SternThe parchment on which the curse was written and the package in which it was found." During a Dead Sea-area dig in 2002, Prof. Yizhar Hirschfeld discovered two small packages wrapped in cloth. The contents of one of them, just recently made public, was a scathing curse aimed at Israeli leaders. "Oh God almighty, I beg you God to destroy Ariel Sharon, son of Devorah, son of Eve." Thus opens a unique text, written in eloquent Arabic, on parchment found more than two years ago at the bottom of the Dead...
 

Persia, Elam, etc
Bones Suggest Women Went to War in Ancient Iran
  Posted by freedom44
On News/Activism 12/04/2004 10:57:12 AM PST · 21 replies · 418+ views


ABC ^ | 12/04/04 | ABC
Dec 4, 2004 ó TEHRAN (Reuters) - These days Iranian women are not even allowed to watch men compete on the football field, but 2,000 years ago they could have been carving the boys to pieces on the battlefield. DNA tests on the 2,000-year-old bones of a sword-wielding Iranian warrior have revealed the broad-framed skeleton belonged to woman, an archaeologist working in the northwestern city of Tabriz said on Saturday. "Despite earlier comments that the warrior was a man because of the metal sword, DNA tests showed the skeleton inside the tomb belonged to a female warrior," Alireza Hojabri-Nobari told...
 

Jewelry From 3rd Millennium BC Discovered In Southwest Iran
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/06/2004 4:37:16 PM PST · 20 replies · 404+ views


Tehran Times ^ | 12-6-2004
Jewelry from 3rd millennium B.C. discovered in southwest Iran Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN (MNA) ñ- Ancient Iranians were fond of jewelry almost 4300 years ago and were highly skilled in producing jewelry and ornaments, Iranian archaeologists have concluded based on discoveries they made during their recent excavations at the ancient site of Shahdad in Kerman Province. According to the head of the archaeological team, Mir-Abedin Kaboli, archaeologists discovered the ruins of a developed city with industrial and residential areas and a graveyard after fourteen stages of excavations. 'Many artifacts including rare stones, jewelry, engraved stones, and jeweler's tools were...
 

Phoenicians
Sacred Precincts: A Tartessian Sanctuary in Ancient Spain
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 12/11/2004 9:20:39 PM PST · 6 replies · 62+ views


Archaeology Odyssey (via Web Archive) ^ | December 2003 | by Sebasti·n Celestino and Carolina LÛpez-Ruiz
When the Phoenicians arrived on the Iberian peninsula, probably at the end of the ninth century B.C., they came into contact with an indigenous people called the Tartessians... The structure at Cancho Roano... was not a palace at all; it was simply a Tartessian sanctuary, which over time became influenced by Phoenician culture. Scholars have only recently begun to separate Tartessian history from myth. When the Greeks reached the Iberian peninsula a few centuries after the Phoenicians, they called the land Tartessos... According to the fifth-century B.C. historian Herodotus, Tartessian civilization was discovered accidentally by a Greek named Kolaios, who...
 

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
Ancient Gold Mask to Be Returned to Peru
  Posted by FairOpinion
On News/Activism 12/11/2004 10:12:06 PM PST · 17 replies · 369+ views


Reuters ^ | Dec. 10, 2004 | Reuters
LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - A gold mask dating back more than 1,000 years to a pre-Inca civilization in northern Peru will be returned home next year after being turned in to police by a collector in Italy, a museum official said on Friday. The well-preserved mask, measuring 14 inches (35 cm) long by 8.7 inches (22 cm) wide, represents the sea god Naylamp from the Sican culture, Carlos Elera, director of the National Sican Museum in Peru told Reuters by telephone. "It's authentic. It's classic Sican, gold with deep red mercury sulfide which had religious importance in the beliefs of...
 

Following The Trail Of Ancient Louisianians
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/10/2004 1:00:11 PM PST · 12 replies · 388+ views


Archaeology Magazine ^ | 12-9-2004 | Amelie A Walker
Following the Trail of Ancient Louisianians December 9, 2004 by Amelie A. Walker A mound at Marksville, one of the state-owned sites on the Louisiana Ancient Mounds Trail. (Mark J. Sindler/LA Office of Tourism) Known for Mardi Gras, jazz, and Cajun culture, Louisiana also has a wealth of Native American sites dating to as early as 4000 B.C. The most obvious remains of ancient peoples are the many mounds that can be seen throughout the state, in cotton and soybean fields, hidden in woods, or even under houses. In all, there are more than 700 mound complexes or individual mounds...
 

Science Is Eating His Dust(Adventurer exploring Chachapoya civilization of Peru)
  Posted by FairOpinion
On News/Activism 12/08/2004 10:31:09 PM PST · 33 replies · 506+ views


LA Times via Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 7, 2004 | Thomas H. Maugh
Gene Savoy plunged into the Peruvian jungle half a century ago in search of the fabled El Dorado, a lost Incan city so wealthy that its king reputedly walked coated in gold dust. Now semiretired, Savoy never found El Dorado. But along the way, he became the world's foremost chronicler of a forgotten civilization known as the Chachapoya ó and a blight to traditional archeologists. Savoy, 79, is among the last of a dying breed ó the swashbuckling adventurer whose expeditions plow through the world's rain forests in search of lost history. The tension between Savoy and the archeological establishment...
 

Threads of old
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 12/09/2004 7:11:09 AM PST · 9 replies · 136+ views


San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004 | Leigh Fenly
Fabric remains are exceedingly rare in archaeological sites, but here was a young woman beautifully preserved in finely sewn clothes. The ice maiden's thigh-high riding boots were still supple. Her dress, woven 2,400 years ago of sheep's wool and camel hair, was held at the waist by a braided cord banded in colors and hung with tassels. She wore a 3-foot black felt headdress adorned with griffins and birds.
 

Origins and Prehistory
Human ancestors started eating meat, evolution served up a healthy bonus.< eata this Peta >
  Posted by Helms
On News/Activism 12/09/2004 10:44:58 AM PST · 83 replies · 1,269+ views


Medical News Today ^ | 03-22-2004, 07:40 PM | By Gilien Silsby and Gia Scafidi
- 03-22-2004, 07:40 PM By Gilien Silsby and Gia Scafidi When our human ancestors started eating meat, evolution served up a healthy bonus - the development of genes that offset high cholesterol and chronic diseases associated with a meat-rich diet, according to a new USC study. Those ancestors also started living longer than ever before - an unexpected evolutionary twist. The research by USC professors Caleb Finch and Craig Stanford appeared in the Quarterly Review of Biology. "At some point - probably about 2 1/2 million years ago - meat eating became important to humans," said Stanford, chair of the...
 

Ice-Age Ivory Flute Found in German Cave (35K years old]
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism 12/10/2004 12:57:32 PM PST · 55 replies · 1,234+ views


Reuters Science ^ | Dec. 10, 2004 | Anon EuroWeenie
BERLIN (Reuters) - A 35,000-year-old flute made from a woolly mammoth's ivory tusk has been unearthed in a German cave by archaeologists, the University of Tuebingen said on Friday. The flute, one of the oldest musical instruments discovered, was pieced together from 31 fragments found in a cave in the Swabian mountains in southwestern Germany, the university said. The mountains have yielded rich pickings in recent years, including ivory figurines, ornaments and other musical instruments. Archaeologists believe humans camped in the area in winter and spring. Mammoths, now extinct, were large elephant-like creatures with hairy coats and long, upcurved tusks....
 

Thoroughly Modern Miscellany
American troops launch 'Exorcist' tour at ancient temple
  Posted by Pokey78
On News/Activism 01/03/2004 3:12:38 PM PST · 8 replies · 57+ views


The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 01/04/04 | Colin Freeman
For a country recently purged of its chief tormentor, it is perhaps a grimly appropriate theme for its first new tourist attraction. American troops in Iraq have launched what has been dubbed "The Exorcist Experience", after discovering that the ancient ruins they were guarding provided the location for the 1973 horror classic's opening sequence. They now plan to help locals put the 2,000-year-old city of Hatra back on the international tourist map by marketing it as a future holiday destination to fans of the cult film. Using a modest $5,000 (£2,800) grant, the soldiers have recruited local guides and guards...
 

The Peoples Of The Red Book (Anthropology)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/12/2004 4:45:07 PM PST · 2 replies · 94+ views


Internet ^ | 9-30-1993 | Ants Viires Ph.D
INTRODUCTION In the cliche-ridden propaganda of the Soviet era tsarist Russia was frequently dubbed the 'prison of nations'. When the Soviets came into power this 'prison', by virtue of new national policies, transformed into a family of friendly and brotherly nations in whose bosom all the national cultures flourished. To boast of the achievements under the Communist Party leadership, grandiose cultural festivals were arranged in the Soviet republics, folkloristic dance, song and instrumental groups were established and the revival of old peasant culture was encouraged. The slogan 'socialist in content, nationalist in form' came to be applied to the new...
 

The Real Esselen (Archaeology)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/09/2004 1:59:11 PM PST · 13 replies · 241+ views


Monterrey County Weekly ^ | 12-9-2004 | Ryan Masters
The Real EsselenA new book delivers the overlooked story of Big Sur's early inhabitants. Dec 09, 2004 By Ryan Masters Life Work: Gary Breshchini and Trudy Haversat correct errors and misconceptions as they shed new light on the Esselen Nation. Four different expedition logs from the late 18th century recount an Esselen 'hunting technique' involving the hunters' custom of donning deer hides, heads and antlers to sneak up on their prey. Only the fourth log, that of English captain George Vancouver, points out that this was actually more of a 'floor show' to entertain the padre and his guests after dinner...
 

end of digest #21 20041211

160 posted on 12/12/2004 6:41:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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