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Swiss unearth 5,000-year-old door
Guardian UK ^ | Oct 20, 2010 | AP

Posted on 10/22/2010 7:10:25 PM PDT by Islander7

Archaeologists in Zurich have unearthed a 5,000-year-old door that may be one of the oldest ever found in Europe.

The ancient poplar wood door is "solid and elegant" with well-preserved hinges and a "remarkable" design for holding the boards together, archaeologist Niels Bleicher said today.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Education; History; Science
KEYWORDS: archeology; godsgravesglyphs; neolithic; switzerland
AP article, photo at link
1 posted on 10/22/2010 7:10:33 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: SunkenCiv

What’s behind the green door? Ping


2 posted on 10/22/2010 7:11:33 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

On the next episode of pickers!!!


3 posted on 10/22/2010 7:12:38 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: Islander7

And a short time later....

The first “knock-knock” joke was born!


4 posted on 10/22/2010 7:13:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: al baby

I’d go about 20 bucks for that, what do you say?


5 posted on 10/22/2010 7:14:00 PM PDT by cryptical (The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: Islander7

Did they knock first?


6 posted on 10/22/2010 7:16:35 PM PDT by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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To: potlatch

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KNOCK KNOCK

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7 posted on 10/22/2010 7:17:03 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . I CAME FOR THE WATERS . . I WAS MISINFORMED . . . .)
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To: cryptical

“You can’t flip this 5,000-year-old house!” Now, on HGTV.


8 posted on 10/22/2010 7:22:54 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: devolve
No details about what's such a "remarkable" design for holding the boards together?
Thumbtacks? Gorilla glue? Dovetail? We're waiting...
9 posted on 10/22/2010 7:24:21 PM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

Just be sure and save the doorknob for Aunt Clara. I’m sure she’s been waiting 5,000 years for it.

(For those of you under 50, Aunt Clara was a regular character on the 60s sitcom “Bewitched.” She was a bumbling, lovable eccentric who collected doorknobs.)


10 posted on 10/22/2010 7:29:45 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: Islander7

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11 posted on 10/22/2010 7:32:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Islander7

Looks like firewood to me


12 posted on 10/22/2010 7:34:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

Duct Tape


13 posted on 10/22/2010 7:39:37 PM PDT by TYVets
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To: Islander7

Charlie the Unicorn 3

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Pink: To get to the snowman we need to first pass-(camera zooms out to reveal a door standing alone in front of the trio) the Dooooor!

Blue: The Dooooor!

Charlie: The Door?

Pink: Th-the Door!

Charlie: What is the Door?

Blue: The Door is everything!

Pink: All that once was and all that will be!

(The door begins to float and multicolored light begin to flash)

Blue: The Door controls Time and Space!

Pink: Life and Death!

Blue: The Door can see into your mind!

Pink: (Pink’s pupil contracts) The Door can see into your SOUL!

Charlie: Really, th-the Door can do all that?

Pink: Heh, no.


14 posted on 10/22/2010 7:40:19 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: devolve

Who’s there?

Little old lady.


15 posted on 10/22/2010 7:45:48 PM PDT by tumblindice ("Been there, done that, Juan." Salman Rushdie)
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To: devolve
Always interesting to discover ancient artifacts. I either read this on line or saw it in my newspaper last evening. I, too, would like to know the method they used for holding it together. Recall, some old furniture uses notches, kinda like a jigsaw puzzle?
16 posted on 10/22/2010 7:49:29 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: tumblindice
10 yards and a down for puns and unlicensed yodelling.

/johnny

17 posted on 10/22/2010 7:55:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Islander7

Was there a skeleton of a Hoover salesman outside of it, too?


18 posted on 10/22/2010 7:58:28 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Islander7

But was it the door to perception?


19 posted on 10/22/2010 8:36:17 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: potlatch

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5000 years old!

They must have been excellent craftsmen!


20 posted on 10/22/2010 8:43:04 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . I CAME FOR THE WATERS . . I WAS MISINFORMED . . . .)
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To: devolve

As old as Stonehenge! I read the article but it doesn’t explain how the wood managed to be preserved that long, it isn’t like it was in dry sand!

They found a dagger and long bow too. Someone else mentioned ‘dovetail’, which is what I tried to describe above.


21 posted on 10/22/2010 8:51:35 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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Dry clay can preserve wood - or - bodies

I wondered if they had used preservative salts - the alleged “experts” of today cannot even raise or build small 8”-12” replicas of Egyptian stone objects
Watching them try with a bunch of modern scientists and builders is hillarious

They never can explain the fine very narrow straight deep cuts in stone

The ancients are laughing at us


22 posted on 10/22/2010 8:59:17 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . I CAME FOR THE WATERS . . I WAS MISINFORMED . . . .)
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To: devolve

They just haven’t explained how it was preserved. Lots of clay soil down in this area of Texas. People have to get good topsoil and get it dug in to grow good gardens in some places.

There is a lot they can’t explain about the ancients.
Aliens from outer space? LOL, who knows about the pyramids?


23 posted on 10/22/2010 9:04:37 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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The Egyptians, Africans, and Muslims don’t seem to be able to live up to the alleged achievements in architecture, construction, agriculture, socializing peaceably, education, science, surviving, self-sufficiency, prosperity, etc, that they all brag of from thousands - much less only hundreds - of years ago -

It must kill them that Cleo was not actually an Egyptian.....


24 posted on 10/22/2010 9:16:55 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . I CAME FOR THE WATERS . . I WAS MISINFORMED . . . .)
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To: devolve
A lot of cultures have gone downhill it seems, down and remained static. And - right now I believe England and France are degenerating.

So are we if it continues much longer.
Hey, we all know Cleo was Elizabeth Taylor!

Forgot to reply today about Howard Hughes. Wow, think he managed to ‘almost marry’ every big star but he went on the the next one before the previous woman ever committed, lol

I didn't recall about him and Hepburn but know he designed Jane Russel's ‘bullet bra’. Thank goodness THAT didn't last long.

25 posted on 10/22/2010 9:27:59 PM PDT by potlatch
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Some doors are just better left closed.
26 posted on 10/22/2010 9:43:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Unfortunately they can’t find the 5000 year old key.


27 posted on 10/22/2010 9:48:35 PM PDT by Know et al (Spill chock want ketch awl yore miss takes.)
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To: potlatch
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Hughes took of in a new 2-engine aircraft before making sure the gas tanks were topped off

Bad crash accident - torn up badly - painkillers in hospital

His simple idea of filling empty wing space with ping pong balls was typical of him

Those communication and surveillance satellites are the reason why TV and the internet are in use today

28 posted on 10/22/2010 10:04:52 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . I CAME FOR THE WATERS . . I WAS MISINFORMED . . . .)
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To: devolve

I used to know a lot about him and the other stars of that time. I’ve forgotten a lot but it’s amazing how much I do remember. I don’t know a thing about the ‘stars’ of today and don’t care to.

I don’t care for their morals or way of life. The women all look alike, like Barbie dolls, with plastic surgery, lol.


29 posted on 10/23/2010 2:50:08 PM PDT by potlatch
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