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  • Coolest Archaeological Discoveries of 2014 [CHEESE!]

    12/30/2014 1:54:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | December 25, 2014 06:10am ET | by Megan Gannon, News Editor
    Thanks to the careful work of archaeologists, we learned more in the past year about Stonehenge's hidden monuments, Richard III's gruesome death and King Tut's mummified erection. From the discovery of an ancient tomb in Greece to the first evidence of Neanderthal art, here are 10 of Live Science's favorite archaeology stories of 2014. 1. An Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis [snip] 2. Stonehenge's secret monuments [snip] 3. A shipwreck under the World Trade Center [snip] 4. Richard III's twisted spine, kingly diet and family tree [snip] 5. A teenager in a "black hole" [snip] 6. Syria by satellite...
  • Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed

    07/29/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 27 replies
    Yahoo UK News ^ | 29th July 2014 | Megan Gannon
    'In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood. At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today's street level, in a pit that would become an underground security and parking complex, excavators found the mangled skeleton of a long-forgotten wooden ship. Now, a new report finds that tree rings in those waterlogged ribs show the vessel was likely built in 1773, or soon after, in a small shipyard near Philadelphia. What's more,...
  • Second Piece of Historic Ship Discovered at WTC Site

    08/06/2011 5:14:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    DNAinfo, Digital Network Associates ^ | August 4, 2011 | Olivia Scheck
    Archaeologists helping to excavate the World Trade Center site have uncovered a second piece of the more than 200-year-old ship that was discovered there last summer. The find, made last Friday, came as workers began digging up the east side of the construction area, which once housed the World Trade Center complex... Archaeologists first noticed remnants of the ship -- curved pieces of wood buried 25 feet below street level -- last July and spent two weeks excavating the artifact, which turned out to be a 32-foot-long section of the boat's hull. The piece that was found last Friday belongs...
  • WTC Ship Gives Up Lucky Coin

    09/10/2010 7:06:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Friday, September 10, 2010 | James William
    Lucky coin? Ever since the 2nd century B.C. -- not long after Romans began minting coins -- shipbuilders have been slipping a coin into the structure of their ships. It's a tradition that continues today. In fact, the USS New York -- made partially from steel recovered from the World Trade Center towers -- did it as well (see "What is Stepping the Mast?"). For the ancient Romans it was likely a continuation of religious customs. Now it's just a tradition and done for good luck. So we didn't find it during the five days we were actually excavating it....
  • Ancient Buried Ship Found at Ground Zero Site

    07/15/2010 10:07:56 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 12 replies · 1+ views
    AOLNews ^ | 7/15/2010 | AP
    The ship was buried as junk two centuries ago - landfill to expand a bustling little island of commerce called Manhattan. When it re-emerged this week, surrounded by skyscrapers, it was an instant treasure that popped up from the mud near ground zero. A 32-foot piece of the vessel was found in soil 20 feet under street level, amid noisy bulldozers excavating a parking garage for the future World Trade Center. Near the site of so many grim finds - Sept. 11 victims' remains, twisted steel - this discovery was as unexpected as it was thrilling. Historians say the ship,...
  • Experts work to free buried ship hull at WTC site

    07/15/2010 2:38:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies
    hosted ^ | Jul 15
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Workers at the World Trade Center site are excavating a 32-foot-long ship hull that apparently was used in the 18th century as part of the fill that extended lower Manhattan into the Hudson River.....
  • Boat From 1700s Found At World Trade Centre

    07/15/2010 12:31:59 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Sky News ^ | 15th July 2010 | Sky News
    'Archaeologists working at the World Trade Centre site in New York have found the remains of a wooden ship apparently buried there more than 200 years ago. The remains of the 30ft length of a wood-hulled vessel were found when workers excavating the site, where a new World Trade Centre is being built, hit a row of wood timbers, The New York Times reported.'
  • KOS History Quiz (iowahawkblog)

    10/20/2010 4:00:07 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 5 replies
    twitter ^ | 10.20.10 | iowahawk
    #KosHistoryQuiz "1773" is (a) teabagger racist code (b) Chicago area code (c) L33t H4x0r code about 10 hours ago via web #KosHistoryQuiz how many lefty bloggers does it take to screw up a Palin-is-Stupid meme? (a) 1 (b) 1773 (c) how many do you got? about 10 hours ago via web (many more)
  • Liberals Don't Know Why The Tea Party Would Celebrate Like It's 1773

    10/19/2010 7:31:04 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-19-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Sarah Palin wisely warned Tea Party activists to keep working hard right up until Election Day — and not to “party like it’s 1773″ yet.Intellectually superior leftists from Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas to PBS “moderator”/Obama cheerleader Gwen Ifill took to Twitter to snicker about Palin’s historical illiteracy.But it’s the Palin-bashers who humiliated themselves, via Cuffy Meigs. From Michelle Malkin (via Memeorandum) -------------------------------------------------- Check out more at PerfunctionI think these morons party like its 1973...thats why they think like their brains have VD. ----------------------------------------------------The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit to see more posts and art
  • Two Examples Showing Liberals Don't Know ANYTHING About U.S. History

    10/19/2010 3:33:12 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 24 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/19/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    This week we have two prominent examples proving that liberals are ignoramuses about the Constitution and U.S. history. One incident wholly misunderstood by the left was uttered by the redoubtable Sarah Palin and the other by Christine O'Donnell. First up Sarah. In Nevada Sarah Palin kicked off a new tour to spur conservatives and Republicans to the polls just ahead of the midterm elections. During one of her speeches Palin said that conservatives shouldn't "party like it's 1773" just yet. We need to keep our shoulder to the wheel and get to the polls first, she warned. The idiots of...
  • The significance of 1773: Moron leftists mock Palin, embarrass themselves (Gwen Ifill is dumb!)

    10/19/2010 1:15:18 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 36 replies · 2+ views ^ | Tuesday October 19, 2010 | michellemalkin
    Sarah Palin wisely warned Tea Party activists to keep working hard right up until Election Day — and not to “party like it’s 1773″ yet. Intellectually superior leftists from Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas to PBS “moderator”/Obama cheerleader Gwen Ifill took to Twitter to snicker about Palin’s historical illiteracy. But it’s the Palin-bashers who humiliated themselves, “Ummm” yourself, nitwit. Of course they wouldn’t know when the Tea Party occurred. They’re too busy wallowing in teabagging jokes and hate smears.
  • Protesters Stage Greenville Tea Party Thousands Protest Government Spending

    02/27/2009 9:08:01 PM PST · by neal1960 · 58 replies · 2,145+ views
    WYFF ^ | 02/27/2009 | WYFF
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A massive rally in downtown Greenville on Friday to protest government spending was started by the rant of a reporter in Chicago. Several thousand people flocked to the banks of the Reedy River to re-enact a uniquely American form of political speech. The crowds dumped tea into the river, evoking memories of the Boston Tea Party of 1773. "They're not like putty in our hands," said CNBC on-air personality Rick Santelli. "This is America! How many of you people want to pay for your neighbors' mortgages, that has an extra bathroom and can't pay their bills? We're...
  • Philadelphia's Christmas Tea Party Of 1773

    12/24/2004 10:46:13 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 6 replies · 442+ views
    County Press ^ | By Ron Pritsch
    Philadelphia has always had a tradition of celebrating the holiday season with style and gusto and celebrations during the Colonial Era were no exception. One Christmas Season was especially unique! The days following Christmas 1773 and preceding New Year 5 Day 1774, were different from previous Christmas seasons. Believe it or not, but the holiday excitement and political tension that existed during then was due to tea, but it wasn't the tea's caffeine that caused the social stimulation.