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  • Tests on skull fragment cast doubt on Adolf Hitler suicide story

    10/01/2009 7:17:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 51 replies · 2,095+ views
    Bone with bullet hole found by Russians in 1946 came from an unknown woman, not the German leader Tests on skull fragment cast doubt on Adolf Hitler suicide In countless biographies of Adolf Hitler the story of his final hours is recounted in the traditional version: committing suicide with Eva Braun, he took a cyanide pill and then shot himself on 30 April 1945, as the Russians bombarded Berlin. Some historians expressed doubt that the Führer had shot himself, speculating that accounts of Hitler's death had been embellished to present his suicide in a suitably heroic light. But a fragment...
  • Hitler definitely died in 1945, according to new study of his teeth

    05/20/2018 9:08:09 AM PDT · by golux · 71 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 May 2018 | R. Mulholland
    French researchers claim to have put an end to conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Adolf Hitler, after a study of his teeth proved he definitely died after taking cyanide and shooting himself in the head in Berlin in 1945. The researchers reached their conclusion after they were given rare access to fragments of Hitler’s teeth which have been held in Moscow since the end of World War II. "The teeth are authentic, there is no possible doubt. Our study proves that Hitler died in 1945," said professor Philippe Charlier. "We can stop all the conspiracy theories about Hitler. He...
  • Extraordinary Pompeii discovery: Racehorse remains found among ancient city's ruins

    05/14/2018 2:29:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox ^ | May 14, 2018 | James Rogers
    Archaeologists have unearthed the final resting place of an ancient racehorse among the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii in Italy. The horse was discovered in Pompeii’s northern outskirts, beyond the walls of the Roman city. The stable where the horse belonged to a villa in Pompeii’s suburb of Civita Giuliana. Experts discovered the horse’s remains when they were investigating tunnels used by tomb raiders, according to a Facebook post.
  • Ancient Remains of Horse Discovered at Pompeii

    05/15/2018 9:34:17 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | May 11, 2018 | Jessica Phelan
    For the first time ever, archaeologists have been able to cast the complete figure of a horse that perished in the volcanic eruption at Pompeii. The "extraordinary" discovery was made outside the city walls, in Civita Giuliana to the north of Pompeii proper, the site's directors announced this week. Excavation in the area revealed what archaeologists identified as a stable, complete with the remains of a trough. Using the same technique that has allowed them to recreate the final poses of dozens of Pompeii's victims, whereby liquid plaster is injected into the cavities left behind when bodies encased in volcanic...
  • Mummy Tar In Ancient Egypt

    02/06/2005 2:35:27 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 749+ views
    Geo Times ^ | 2-6-2005
    Mummy tar in ancient Egypt For millennia, ancient Egyptians used oil tar to preserve bodies. New geologic research shows that the tar came from several sources, shedding light on how trade routes of old compare to those of today. New research suggests that ancient Egyptians used oil tar from Gebel Zeit in Egypt, shown here, and from the Dead Sea to preserve mummies. Image courtesy of James Harrell. All tar sands — crude oils, asphalts and bitumen — contain source-specific compounds, known as biomarkers, which have unique chemical signatures that are closely related to the biological precursors of the oil....
  • Relic claimed to be bone from St Clement rescued from the bin

    05/03/2018 3:32:33 PM PDT · by NRx · 118 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05-01-2018 | Maev Kennedy
    A small leather case containing a fragment of bone claimed to be a relic of St Clement, a pope who was martyred almost 2,000 years ago, has been found in rubbish collected from central London. The waste disposal firm is now appealing for suggestions from the public for a more suitable final resting place for a saint than a bin. The box, originally sealed with red wax and tied with crimson cords, contained a scrap of bone under a glass dome, with a faded strip of paper labelling it “Oss. S Clementis” – bone of St Clement. St Clement is...
  • Dozens of Roman graves found under York hotel swimming pool

    04/25/2018 5:59:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 35 replies ^ | 4/24/18 | Dan Bea
    MORE than 70 Roman skeletons were discovered on the site of a former hotel in York. The grade two listed building, formerly the Newington Hotel in Mount Vale Drive, overlooks Knavesmire and has been stripped back by developers to create seven new family houses. During the renovation of the Georgian building, developers were surprised to find human remains, and the York Archaeological Trust were called in to assist with the recovery. Developer John Reeves said the development had retained most of its original Georgian features, but the scheme had also involved some "interesting" elements. He said: "The refurb has not...
  • Scientists Recreate (Less Ugly) Face Of Dante

    01/11/2007 6:56:50 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 473+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-12-2007 | Malcom Moore
    Scientists recreate (less ugly) face of Dante By Malcolm Moore in Florence Last Updated: 2:26am GMT 12/01/2007 Dante Alighieri did not, after all, have bulging eyes or a pointed chin — but his enormous nose was true to life, according to scientists who have created a replica of the poet's face by measuring the remains of his skull. The 3D reconstruction, based on skull measurements, alongside Botticelli's portrait of Dante Alighieri The researchers at the University of Bologna have pieced together the "true face" of Florence's favourite son and discovered that it was very different from the portraits of him...
  • Corpses on the Moors: A Vampire Graveyard in Northern Europe?

    07/02/2005 9:30:13 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 17 replies · 1,281+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 27, 2005 | Matthias Schulz
    A 2,600-year-old corpse has been discovered in the moors of northern Germany. It's not the only one. Such finds are frequent, but have posed an increasingly large riddle: Why were so many of the bodies victims of violence and dismemberment? Its blade plunging into the earth, the peat-cutting machine crept slowly through the Grosses Uchter Moor (Great Uchte Moor) in the northern German state of Lower Saxony. A worker stacked the sections of turf sliced free by the guillotine-like blade. Suddenly he paused, something having caught his eye. "What's this? An old leather jacket?" It wasn't. In fact, what the...
  • Bog Mummy Mistaken For Murder Victim (Germany)

    06/28/2005 10:10:18 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 1,191+ views
    The Discovery Channel ^ | 6-27-2005 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Bog Mummy Mistaken for Murder Victim By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News June 27, 2005— The body of a teenage girl thought to be the victim of foul play has turned out to be one of Germany's oldest and best-preserved mummies, German archaeologists announced at a press conference last week.Bog Mummy's Hand Found in September 2000 in a peat bog in the town of Uchte, in Lower Saxony, the corpse was first examined by the police homicide unit. Though it had been fragmented by the peat machine, the body appeared to belong to a teenage girl. Investigators thought it could be...
  • Faces of Civil War sailors from sunken USS Monitor reconstructed in hopes of identifying them

    03/04/2012 3:58:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Saturday Mar 3, 2012 | Steve Szkotak
    Faces of Civil War sailors from sunken USS Monitor reconstructed in hopes of identifying them Faces of 2 USS Monitor crewmembers reconstructed Recovery: The turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor is lifted out of the ocean off the coast of Hatteras, N.C. on August 5, 2002 RICHMOND, Va. — When the turret of the Civil War ironclad Monitor was raised from the ocean bottom, two skeletons and the tattered remnants of their uniforms were discovered in the rusted hulk of the Union Civil War ironclad, mute and nameless witnesses to the cost of war. A rubber comb was...
  • Who's buried in John Paul Jones' crypt at the Naval Academy? This isn't a trick question.

    04/18/2006 6:06:09 AM PDT · by robowombat · 58 replies · 1,578+ views
    Home Town Annapolis ^ | April 16, 2006 | EARL KELLY
    Historian wants DNA test for academy's John Paul Jones By EARL KELLY, Staff Writer Who's buried in John Paul Jones' crypt at the Naval Academy? This isn't a trick question. Some say the grand state funeral at the Naval Academy on April 24, 1906, for the father of the United States Navy may have been held over the wrong body. According to Washington College history professor Adam Goodheart, who wrote about Jones in the April issue of Smithsonian magazine, Jones' body may have been dumped in a landfill, used to fertilize vegetables or simply lost forever. He said modern-day science...
  • DNA suggests 10,000-year-old Brit had dark skin, blue eyes

    02/07/2018 8:30:05 AM PST · by bgill · 42 replies
    AP cbs ^ | Feb. 7, 2018 | Jill Lawless
    DNA from a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in an English cave suggests the oldest-known Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, researchers said Wednesday. Scientists from Britain's Natural History Museum and University College London analyzed the genome of "Cheddar Man," who was found in Cheddar Gorge in southwest England in 1903. Scientists led by museum DNA expert Ian Barnes drilled into the skull to extract DNA from bone powder. They say analysis indicates he had blue eyes, dark curly hair and "dark to black" skin pigmentation. The researchers say the evidence suggests that Europeans' pale skin tones developed much later than...
  • First Modern Britons Had 'Dark To Black' Skin, Cheddar Man DNA Analysis Reveals

    02/06/2018 11:31:05 PM PST · by blam · 183 replies
    The first modern Britons, who lived about 10,000 years ago, had “dark to black” skin, a groundbreaking DNA analysis of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton has revealed. The fossil, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset. Intense speculation has built up around Cheddar Man’s origins and appearance because he lived shortly after the first settlers crossed from continental Europe to Britain at the end of the last ice age. People of white British ancestry alive today are descendants of this population. It was initially assumed that Cheddar Man had pale skin and...
  • Ancient DNA (Cheddar Man, Otzi, Etc)

    01/07/2007 5:11:17 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies · 4,697+ views
    To see the DNA results of some of the ancient people click here. You'll have to scan around to find this exact page but it contains many links of interest. A compilation of DNA haplotypes extracted from ancient remains Cheddar ManIn 1903, skeletal remains were found in a cave in Cheddar, England. The remains of a 23 year-old man, who was killed by a blow to the face, were discovered to be at least 9,000 years old. Ninety-four years after the discovery of "Cheddar Man", scientists were able to extract mitochondrial DNA from his tooth cavity. Name Haplo Haplotype Cheddar...
  • 3D scanning and 3D printing play pivotal role in facial reconstruction of the Cheddar Man

    02/18/2018 8:24:16 PM PST · by null and void · 42 replies
    TCT Magazine ^ | 13 February 2018 | Sam Davies
    © Channel 4/Plimsoll Productions The Cheddar Man after Kennis & Kennis' reconstruction. On Sunday, Channel 4 will broadcast a documentary unveiling the face of what is believed to be the oldest complete British skeleton to be discovered. The Cheddar Man has warranted such comprehensive coverage because of his surprising complexion. Unlike the white skin and fair hair researchers had expected to belong to the first modern Briton, the man who lived 10,000 years ago and died in his twenties is believed to be black, with dark, curly hair and blue eyes. In his heyday, he was a 5ft 5”...
  • Ancient Egyptian mummy's face reconstructed with 3D printing

    08/31/2016 10:54:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | August 31, 2016 13:38 BST | By Léa Surugue
    The face of an ancient female Egyptian mummy has been reconstructed with the help of 3D printing and forensic science techniques, an important step to better understand who she was. Other crucial details about her health have also been gathered, completing the picture. This reconstruction was only made possible due to the work of a multi-disciplinary team led by scientists at Melbourne University, combining medical research, forensic science, computerised tomographic (CT) scanning, 3D printing, Egyptology and art. It all started when Dr Ryan Jefferies, curator at the University's Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, stumbled across the skull...
  • Forensic experts attempt to reconstruct face of St. Anthony

    06/13/2014 5:26:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    cna ^ | June 13, 2014
    Anthony of Padua. Credit: Veneranda Arca Di San Antonio. Rome, Italy, Jun 13, 2014 / 02:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The University of St. Anthony of Padua’s Anthropology Museum, together with a team of international forensic researchers, have attempted to reconstruct the face of St. Anthony using only a digital copy of his skull. Using the latest 3D technology, the researchers worked to recreate the saint’s face, which they say is “one of the most faithful reconstructions of the face of St. Anthony.” The face was presented on June 10 at a congress in Padua with archeologist Luca Bezzi, who created...
  • Shakespeare Died of Rare Cancer? (British Gallery Unveils Shakespeare Image)

    03/01/2006 1:39:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies · 1,856+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | March 1, 2006 | Rossella Lorenzi
    William Shakespeare died in pain of a rare form of cancer that deformed his left eye, according to a German academic who claims to have discovered the disease in four genuine portraits of the world's most famous playwright. As London's National Portrait Gallery prepares to reveal in a show next week that only one out of six portraits of the Bard may be his exact likeness, Hildegard Hammerschmidt-Hummel, from the University of Mainz, provided forensic evidence that there are at least four contemporary portraits of Shakespeare. Hammerschmidt-Hummel, who will publish in April the results of her 10-year research in "The...
  • Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge's body is rediscovered in 17th century wine cellar which is [tr]

    04/12/2018 10:11:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | APril 12, 2018 | Laura Forsyth
    Remains belonging to one of one of the most famed poets of the Romantic Movement have been rediscovered in a wine cellar, following a recent excavation. The coffin of literacy genius Samuel Taylor Coleridge was uncovered in a hidden vault that had been long forgotten about. This space was integrated into the crypt of St Michael's when the church was built in 1831, which is located near the top of Highgate Hill in north London.