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Revealed...the face of a Maltese woman 5,600 years ago
Times of Malta ^ | Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | unattributed

Posted on 05/15/2013 7:47:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Malta's megalithic temples are slowly revealing secrets about a population that was clever, artistic, creative and talented with an eye for detail and a taste for the delicate and the exotic.

Heritage Malta this evening surprised guests at the Malta Fashion Week with an exhibition entitled Jewellery through the times showing that Malta's first residents were not the aggressive, dirty individuals with unkempt hair which most imagine them to have been.

The exhibition was followed by a fashion show of replica prehistoric jewellery, which preceded the main highlight: changing the misconception related to the image of prehistoric people by means of a unique reconstruction.

The items featured in the fashion show were replicas of objects worn by individuals who lived on the Maltese islands some 5600 years ago. The artefacts exhibited were discovered at various Prehistoric Temple sites and form part of the permanent display at Heritage Malta’s National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta.

Heritage Malta also launched a 3D virtual reconstruction of facial features based on one of the prehistoric skulls (over 5,000 years old) found at the Xagħra Stone Circle in Gozo. It revealed, for the very first time, what one of the earliest Maltese actually looked like.

It was a face which was much closer to what one would expect from a woman of our day and age rather than that of a person who lived on the islands over 5,000 years ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofmalta.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; godsgravesglyphs; gozo; malta; xaghra
Revealed...the face of a Maltese woman 5,600 years ago

1 posted on 05/15/2013 7:47:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Fashion takes a huge step back in time
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130509/local/Fashion-takes-a-huge-step-back-in-time.468952

That prehistoric Marija l-Ghawdxija
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130512/opinion/That-prehistoric-Marija-l-G-awdxija.469390

Malta’s heritage on show in New York
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130403/local/Malta-s-heritage-on-show-in-New-York.463996


2 posted on 05/15/2013 7:49:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


3 posted on 05/15/2013 7:50:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’d say something about how attractive she is, but I don’t want to be compared to Bill Clinton.


4 posted on 05/15/2013 7:51:40 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SunkenCiv

When Paul and Silas were shipwrecked on Malta, they described the local people as treating them with great kindness.


5 posted on 05/15/2013 7:51:48 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: SunkenCiv

5,000 years is just an instant in time. Why would they think she would look any different from a person alive today?


6 posted on 05/15/2013 7:51:55 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: SunkenCiv

Geeze, looks just like Juanita, from the lunch truck.


7 posted on 05/15/2013 7:53:21 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Inyo-Mono

I heard the wimmen grew beards in them days ....


8 posted on 05/15/2013 7:54:37 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: SunkenCiv
Okay....fine....

"I'd Hit IT".

...There, I feel better now.

9 posted on 05/15/2013 7:56:38 PM PDT by IrishPennant (All warfare is based on deception.)
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To: SunkenCiv
It revealed, for the very first time, what one of the earliest Maltese actually looked like.

Here's what another of the earliest Maltese actually looked like:


Charles Darwin theorized that the Maltese Dog breed could be as old as 6,000 years

10 posted on 05/15/2013 7:56:39 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: SunkenCiv

One of their genetic characteristics was as they aged the rumps got bigger. May be some FR can contribute .


11 posted on 05/15/2013 7:58:53 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: lonevoice
Charles Darwin theorized that the Maltese Dog breed could be as old as 6,000 years

Dog years or people years?

12 posted on 05/15/2013 7:59:19 PM PDT by digger48
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To: smokingfrog

13 posted on 05/15/2013 8:02:46 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Bullish
Geeze, looks just like Juanita, from the lunch truck.

First there is a lunch truck, then there is no lunch truck, then there is.
First there is a lunch truck, then there is no lunch truck.
Oh Juanita, oh Juanita, oh Juanita, I call your name.

14 posted on 05/15/2013 8:06:08 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: SunkenCiv; Lazamataz

Laz would hit it. AND not guilty.


15 posted on 05/15/2013 8:12:47 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: lonevoice
Charles Darwin theorized that the Maltese Dog breed could be as old as 6,000 years.

So, in 4,000 BC, great herds of the Maltese roamed the wind-swept steppes and rocky grags of that island. One of the lost books of Odysseus was about the time he and his sailors shipwrecked on the island of overindulged, yip-howling, ankle-beasts. It must have been them.
16 posted on 05/15/2013 8:13:20 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’d o’ hit it.


17 posted on 05/15/2013 8:13:42 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Ken522

I heard the wimmen grew beards in them days ....


And braided their legs.


18 posted on 05/15/2013 8:22:38 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: SunkenCiv

19 posted on 05/15/2013 8:35:27 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: smokingfrog

The 16 yo South American mummy. “If I wasnt married, I’d date her.” Lol.


20 posted on 05/15/2013 8:51:50 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: llevrok

"Now, sir. We'll talk, if you like. I'll tell you right out, I am a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk."
21 posted on 05/15/2013 8:55:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Ken522

Dunno about beard, but $10 says she had a uni-brow and a mustache.


22 posted on 05/15/2013 8:56:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Ken522
"I heard the wimmen grew beards in them days ..."

Wach yer damm grammr. Yew supossed tu saay "Ah heered..."

23 posted on 05/15/2013 9:38:33 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: SunkenCiv

How can they determine her eye color

it stands to reason Med folks were more fair then than now

so we hear Ramses the Big Dude as a reddish blonde

or blonde blue eyed Alexander or Carthaginians as fair

before the Arab expansion


24 posted on 05/15/2013 9:42:04 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Bingo....


25 posted on 05/15/2013 9:42:30 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: BenLurkin

The ultimate of all hard boiled detective films, IMHO.

“I never met a dame who didn’t like a good smack in the mouth” (Bogie slapping Mary Astor)


26 posted on 05/15/2013 10:02:31 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: llevrok
"We didn't exactly believe your story, Miss O'Shaughnessy. We believed your 200 dollars. I mean, you paid us more than if you had been telling us the truth, and enough more to make it all right."
27 posted on 05/15/2013 10:24:01 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: wardaddy; SunkenCiv; All

This was almost 4,000 years before Alexander or Carthage, and almost 3,000 years before Ramases. It was almost 1,000 year before the unification of Egypt and the 1st Dynasty. I’m not sure why you think it “stands to reason Med folks were more fair” then. Alexander was from north of Greece. Besides, she looks like Ziva’s sister.


28 posted on 05/16/2013 12:36:03 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

I guess I just wanted to piss you off by claiming Med folks in ancient times were more fair than now since it was prior to the Arab incursion

But OK

I think really they were all Negro raced and the whites who came later stole it all from them

Hell we are all Negroes....gleeakin....I mean who am I fooling looking in the mirror?

That better son.....your panties unknotted dear?

Oh yes but war daddy.....there is only one race...the human one....all is relative

Blah blah blah


29 posted on 05/16/2013 12:51:23 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: SunkenCiv
The one on the left: Guilty

The one on the right: Not Guilty

30 posted on 05/16/2013 3:08:25 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("God bless Planned Parenthood"- B.H.Obama, 2013)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Good question. It reminds me of those shocked by the discovery a man in Britain was demonstrably related to a man who lived 9000 years ago in the same little area, after investigating DNA salvaged from the latter. I guess it could be considered cute that many journalists think Europeans must have come down on sunbeams rather than having lived and died and left descendants like people everywhere else on earth.


31 posted on 05/16/2013 3:26:23 AM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: smokingfrog

That sounds like something Bill Clinton would say!


32 posted on 05/16/2013 5:02:33 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Bullish

Can you introduce me?


33 posted on 05/16/2013 7:29:06 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: AD from SpringBay
It must have been them.

It very well might have been, except for the yip-howling part. They're notable for their calm, quiet demeanor. So they may have snuck up on Odysseus and his crew, all crafty and stealth-like. The better to disarm them. :)

34 posted on 05/16/2013 10:02:32 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: smokingfrog; IrishPennant; Pharmboy; Grimmy; eCSMaster; 1010RD; Mr. K

I don’t think they even *had* cigars or blue dresses on prehistoric Malta.


35 posted on 05/16/2013 6:12:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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Rare Cuneiform Script Found on Island of Malta
Popular Archaeology | Thursday, December 22, 2011 | Vol. 5 December 2011
Posted on 12/24/2011 9:27:13 AM PST by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2824673/posts


36 posted on 05/16/2013 7:59:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: wardaddy

you forgot about grey eyed Athena...


37 posted on 05/17/2013 8:04:50 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: LadyDoc

An egregious error considering where I live in particular


38 posted on 05/18/2013 1:03:37 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: SunkenCiv

Not bad looking. Probably was a handsome woman.

“It was a face which was much closer to what one would expect from a woman of our day and age rather than that of a person who lived on the islands over 5,000 years ago.”

What did they expect, a monkey?? We were totally human at that point.


39 posted on 05/18/2013 7:32:04 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: Ken522

Nahh.

They grow them today. It goes with the tattoos and body piercings.


40 posted on 05/18/2013 7:33:09 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: wardaddy

Hair color and eye color is an educated guess. We have painted pictures of the ancient Minoans and it looked like they had white fair skin and dark hair and eyes and they lived about the same time as this woman did and near Malta.

Libyans and the ancient people of the Canary Islands had fair hair and skin. As for the Egyptian Pharoahs, a lot of that hair color reported is the effect of age on the mummies. Its anybody’s guess.


41 posted on 05/18/2013 7:36:20 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: LadyDoc

Or Hera of the white arms.


42 posted on 05/18/2013 7:37:47 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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