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Snowy landscape reveals Wales' forgotten ancient remains
Wales Online ^ | Thursday, March 28, 2013 | unattributed

Posted on 03/29/2013 9:43:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Archaeologists have discovered ancient remains after they were "brought back to life" by the snow covering the landscape.

Settlements dating back 4,000 years were only found because just the right amount of snow fell on the countryside.

Experts were flying over the landscape in a light aircraft when they spotted the Bronze Age remains below.

A combination of the snow and the low sun in the sky at this time of year provided ideal conditions to plot the sites for the first time.

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


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; wales
Snowy conditions have revealed ancient Welsh settlements

Snowy landscape reveals Wales forgotten ancient remains

1 posted on 03/29/2013 9:43:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Suddenly I get the sinking feeling that something about this had already been posted.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


2 posted on 03/29/2013 9:44:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I guess it’s hard to understand how the snow revealed it. The guy who built the fence didn’t notice?


3 posted on 03/29/2013 9:47:29 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I went and looked at the slide show. Pretty darn neat, especially the one with the farm built around it. How could they not know?


4 posted on 03/29/2013 9:47:35 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Call me skeptical.


5 posted on 03/29/2013 9:54:02 AM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: Pan_Yan
From the ground things often look different than from altitude. My favorite example is one of the barracks at the navy base on Coronado Island in San Diego.
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6 posted on 03/29/2013 9:59:00 AM PDT by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: MeganC

Yep. Remind of an article a while back about some Iranian government buildings built in the 1970’s by Israelies. They had Stars of David built into their roof architecture.


7 posted on 03/29/2013 10:03:29 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Bookmark


8 posted on 03/29/2013 10:33:04 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’ve seen something like this in the Potters Field in one of the large NY cemeteries. Just an empty, seemingly flat, unbroken markerless field I walked across or passed by many times. Then one day the late-day sun is in some certain spot and...ranks and ranks of shadow rectangles over the whole spooky thing.


9 posted on 03/29/2013 11:28:00 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like a mott and bailey.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 11:49:52 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

It does. While that method of fort construction is attributed to the Normans (and that site shown above might be of that date, guess they’ll find out and tell us), an earthen wall called Wat’s Dyke was thought to have been in response to the Offa’s Dyke, constructed along the border of Mercia and Wales. When someone actually did the work and got good dates, it was found to be at least three hundred years earlier, iow, may have inspired Offa’s Dyke. For that matter, given that the Wansdyke is of unknown post-Roman origin, perhaps Offa’s Dyke (or good-sized chunks of it) is older and not Offa’s work at all. :’)


11 posted on 03/29/2013 4:29:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("I'm half Jewish, half Japanese. I was circumcised at Benihana." -- Rodney Dangerfield)
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To: demshateGod; MeganC; Pan_Yan; TalBlack

Thanks!


12 posted on 03/29/2013 4:30:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Interesting.


13 posted on 03/29/2013 7:02:40 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Intersting stuff. I started by looking of Offa’s wall on wikipedia and kept followoing fascinating refrences one after the other. The death of King Penda, the birth of Northumbria, the Venerable Bede etc, etc.

Great post!


14 posted on 03/30/2013 1:19:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

That was the problem with encyclopedias when I was a lad — go to look something up, flip open to find it, see something else, read it, look up the related articles, forget the original question. ;’)


15 posted on 03/31/2013 6:23:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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