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  • Ancient Etruscan Prince Emerges From Tomb: Photos

    12/03/2013 9:10:36 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies ^ | Sep 20, 2013 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Italian archaeologists have unearthed a 2,600-year-old intact Etruscan tomb that promises to reveal new depths of one of the ancient world’s most fascinating and mysterious cultures.
  • Medieval plague victims unearthed in City of London square

    03/14/2013 10:10:16 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 14 March 2013 | Gwyn Topham
    Seven centuries after their demise, the skeletons of 12 plague victims have been unearthed in the City of London, a find which archaeologists believe to be just the tip of a long-lost Black Death mass burial ground. Arranged in careful rows, the bodies were discovered 2.5 metres below the ground in Charterhouse Square in works for a Crossrail tunnel shaft beside the future ticketing hall for Farringdon station. Tests are needed to confirm the skeletons' provenance, but the discovery should shed more light on life and death in 14th-century Britain and help scientists to understand how the plague mutated.
  • 2,000-Year-Old Priestly Burial Box Is Real, Archaeologists Say

    06/29/2011 11:05:58 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 10 replies ^ | June 29, 2011 |
    JERUSALEM – Israeli scholars say they have confirmed the authenticity of a 2,000-year-old burial box bearing the name of a relative of the high priest Caiaphas of the New Testament. The ossuary bears an inscription with the name "Miriam daughter of Yeshua son of Caiaphas, priest of Maaziah from Beth Imri." To confirm the authenticity of the ossuary, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), who discovered the ancient burial box turned to Dr. Boaz Zissu of the Department of the Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology of Bar Ilan University and Professor Yuval Goren of the Department of Archaeology and Ancient...
  • Mediaeval 'vampire' skull found near Venice

    03/08/2009 5:13:24 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 25 replies · 1,724+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8 Mar 2009 | Nick Squires
    The remains of a woman's skull with a rock thrust into its jaws is evidence of the mediaeval fear of vampires, Italian anthropologists have claimed. Scientists found the skull, with its mouth agape and a large slab of rock forced into its mouth, while excavating a mass grave dating from the Middle Ages on an island near Venice. Female "vampires" were often blamed for spreading the plague epidemics through Europe, said Matteo Borrini of Florence University. Wedging a rock or brick into the mouth of a suspected vampire was a way of preventing the person from feeding on the bodies...
  • New research forces U-turn in population migration theory

    05/23/2008 10:49:58 AM PDT · by decimon · 19 replies · 142+ views
    University of Leeds ^ | May 23, 2008 | Unknown
    Research led by the University of Leeds has discovered genetic evidence that overturns existing theories about human migration into Island Southeast Asia (covering the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysian Borneo) - taking the timeline back by nearly 10,000 years. Prevailing theory suggests that the present-day populations of Island Southeast Asia (ISEA) originate largely from a Neolithic expansion from Taiwan driven by rice agriculture about 4,000 years ago - the so-called "Out of Taiwan" model. However an international research team, led by the UK’s first Professor of Archaeogenetics, Martin Richards, has shown that a substantial fraction of their mitochondrial DNA lineages (inherited...
  • Mysteries of Mauvilla[Alabama][Hernando De Soto Battle]

    07/27/2007 1:26:49 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 1,799+ views
    The Press-Register ^ | 25 July 2007 | CONNIE BAGGETT
    Archaeologists continue debate, search for battle site lost for centuries in Alabama It's out there. Somewhere underneath cat claw briars or mud flats or even modern subdivision tracts, there are shards of Spanish metal, burned clay and a palisaded wall waiting to be found, answering one of the South's famous mysteries: Where is Mauvilla? Historians gleaning descriptions from written accounts of Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto's expedition across the South say the earliest and bloodiest battle between Europeans and Indians happened at Mauvilla, a fortified village that researchers spell a variety of other ways, including Mabila and Mavila. It sat...
  • Russian researchers about to unravel the mystery of Noah's Ark

    12/09/2005 10:42:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies · 1,541+ views
    Pravda (Trust but Verify) ^ | 12/09/2005 | Staff
    The men went to explore the Ahora Gorge on the north-west slope of Ararat It has become some sort of a tradition to make sensational statements about discovery of Noah's Ark every year in October - November. As a rule, the exact place is not mentioned at that for two reasons. Either these people know the exact location of Noah's Ark and try to keep it secret, or make such sensational statements having no grounds at all just to have their names made public in connection with the sacred mystery. Noah's Ark This year, legendary mountain-climber President of Russia's...
  • Vanity: New episode of "ROME" on HBO-HD tonight (Episode 9: UTICA)-GGG Ping!

    10/30/2005 5:31:07 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 24 replies · 1,326+ views
    HBO ^ | 30 OCT 05 | dcbryan1
    Episode 9: Utica With Scipio and Cato defeated, Caesar returns home to a hero's welcome. Vorenus and Pullo's showdown with local thug Erastes gets an unexpected reprieve from Caesar. Servilia's plan to use Octavia to unearth a secret about Caesar backfires. Don't miss the all new episode "Utica", Sunday, October 30th at 9PM ET.
  • 'Ancient' boat expedition hits trouble

    09/09/2005 8:28:22 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 26 replies · 1,179+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | September 8, 2005 - 5:25PM | SMH
    A bid by an Australian archaeologist and other sailors to recreate an ancient voyage in a traditional reed boat has struck trouble in the Arabian Sea. Nautical archaeologist Dr Tom Vosmer and seven other sailors had set off from Oman for a two-week voyage in the Magan, a 12-metre-long sailing boat made of reeds, rope and wood, but capsized within hours. "Water leaked into the Magan causing it to capsize, but a support ship from the Omani royal navy accompanying the boat intervened and rescued the sailors," a source from Oman's culture and national heritage ministry which organised the trip...
  • Remains of Roman Bathhouse Unearthed

    04/28/2005 9:47:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 950+ views
    East Anglian Daily Times ^ | April 27, 2005 | Ted Jeory
    THE rich Roman heritage of Britain's oldest recorded town has been enhanced by the discovery of a “beautifully preserved” room from a bathhouse. A single 2,000-year-old room was discovered beneath Colchester Sixth Form College during work to build a fire access road near the college's information technology block. A leading archaeologist said yesterday it was one of the finest finds of its kind. The room from the bathhouse may now be preserved as an attraction. Philip Crummy, of the Colchester Archaeological Trust, said he and colleagues had been on a “watching brief” as work at the college was carried out....
  • Devastating if True (to Dan) E-mail #3 at Hugh Hewitt Site (Technology not there until 1989)

    09/12/2004 1:45:38 PM PDT · by litany_of_lies · 55 replies · 4,403+ views
    Hugh Hewitt site (scroll down to e-mail 3) ^ | Sept. 12, 2004 1:00 PM PT | Hugh Hewitt/Paul Snively
    E-mail Number Three (of which I have only thetiniest bit of understanding, but which I suspect is even more bad news for Dan and the CBS crowd): "-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----Hash: SHA1 Hi, Hugh. My name is Paul Snively. I'm a software engineer and former Apple Computer employee. Specifically, I was employed by Apple Computer from 1989-1991, the years in which Apple invented TrueType font technology, shipped the first implementation of TrueType in Macintosh System Software 7.0, and licensed the TrueType technology to Microsoft. My personal involvement with TrueType, however, was limited to participating in a code review of the...
  • Iron age settlement poses sinister mystery

    07/27/2002 4:28:29 PM PDT · by vannrox · 12 replies · 495+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Friday July 26, 2002 | Martin Wainwright
    Iron age settlement poses sinister mystery Martin Wainwright Friday July 26, 2002 The Guardian The most baffling settlement ever unearthed from iron age Britain was revealed by English Heritage archaeologists yesterday, inside a prehistoric fort on former marshes by the Humber estuary. Eerily spick and span, the rows of rectangular wooden buildings have yielded an almost complete lack of artefacts, remains or even litter, apart from one macabre find - fragments of crushed human skulls. Guarded by stone and wooden pallisade defences, the complex also had a ceremonial gateway, vast by the standards of 600-400BC when it was built by...
  • Did Asteroids And Comets Turn The Tides Of Civilization?

    07/11/2002 1:56:44 PM PDT · by blam · 90 replies · 12,100+ views
    Discovering Archaeology ^ | July/August 1999 | Mike Baillie
    Did Asteroids and Comets Turn the Tides of Civilization? By Mike Baillie The heart of humanity seems at times to have lost its cadence, the rhythmic beat of history collapsing into impotent chaos. Wars raged. Pestilence spread. Famine reigned. Death came early and hard. Dynasties died, and civilization flickered. Such a time came in the sixth century A.D. The Dark Ages settled heavily over Europe. Rome had been beaten back from its empire. Art and science stagnated. Even the sun turned its back. "We marvel to see no shadows of our bodies at noon, to feel the mighty vigor of...