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  • Bulgaria's Largest Thracian Mound Proves to Be Tower Tomb [tr]

    01/22/2019 12:42:07 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria ^ | January 16, 2019 | Ivan Dikov
    The massive 3rd century AD Antiquity building exposed in July 2018 underneath the Maltepe Mound, Bulgaria's largest Ancient Thracian burial mound ever, has turned out to be a tower tomb like the ones in ancient Middle East cities such as Petra and Palmyra, and could contain the remains of Roman Emperor Philip I the Arab (r. 244 - 249 AD)... In 2018, archaeologists began excavating the huge Ancient Thracian burial mound from the top down, and at first exposed only the roof of the building found underneath, which they said was of a square building, nearly 7 meters wide and...
  • Seagrass Safeguards Human History

    01/22/2019 12:23:08 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Hakai Magazine ^ | January 7, 2019 | Gemma Conroy
    Ancient weapons, prehistoric fishing tools, and textiles are just some of the items scientists have discovered buried beneath the protective cover of seagrass, says Oscar Serrano, a marine ecologist at Edith Cowan University in Australia. Until now, Serrano says, no one has investigated the cultural value of seagrass meadows, which "play an important role in revealing clues about the human past." ...To highlight the link between seagrass and archaeological preservation, Serrano and his colleagues compiled evidence from the literature and from consultations with archaeologists in Denmark, Australia, the United States, and around the Mediterranean. The team's investigation revealed a clear...
  • 10 Fascinating Facts About Custer and His Last Stand – Little Big Horn

    01/21/2019 12:17:14 AM PST · by vannrox · 75 replies
    War History Online ^ | Nov 13, 2017 | Greg Jackson
    In most cases, movies based on real incidents tend to make those events more exciting. Not so in the case of Custer’s Last Stand. Of course, moviegoers wouldn’t likely want to see all of the scalping, animal killing, decapitation and other grim horrors of this battle. There would not be enough time in these movies to allow for the minor but still intriguing facts surrounding Little Big Horn. These facts and/or believed stories are well worth to read! 1. Custer Ordered Horses Killed to Build a Defensive Wall The Cavalry, armed with single shot carbines was no match against Native...
  • Notre Dame to Cover Up Christopher Columbus Murals

    01/21/2019 9:05:01 PM PST · by ppaul · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/21/2019
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. The 12 murals created in the 1880s by Luis Gregori were intended to encourage immigrants who had come to the U.S. during a period of anti-Catholic sentiment. But they conceal another side of Columbus: the exploitation and repression of Native Americans, said the Rev. John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame...
  • Letter to [Notre Dame] Campus Regarding Columbus Murals [from Jenkins]

    01/21/2019 6:50:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Office of the President of Notre Dame ^ | 1/20/19 | Fr. John Jenkins CSC
    January 20, 2019 Feast of Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the Congregation of Holy CrossDear Members of the Notre Dame Community, As we celebrate the feast of Fr. Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and as we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Walk the Walk Week at Notre Dame, I write to let you know of a recent decision. The murals by Luigi Gregori that adorn the ceremonial entrance to Notre Dame’s Main Building depict the life and exploration of Christopher Columbus. Painted in 1882-84, not long after a devastating fire and...
  • Fossil shark named after 80s video game

    01/21/2019 10:29:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/21/2019 | Staff
    A newly discovered species of ancient shark has been named after a 1980s arcade game. The shark swam in the rivers of what is now South Dakota, US, about 67 million years ago, living alongside iconic dinosaur species such as T. rex. It's been named Galagadon, after the 1981 Japanese-US game Galaga, because its teeth resemble the spaceships in the game. The specimen is described in the Journal of Paleontology. "It may seem odd today, but about 67 million years ago, what is now South Dakota was covered in forests, swamps and winding rivers," said co-author Terry Gates, from North...
  • Antony and Cleopatra's long lost tomb 'FOUND and is set to be uncovered'

    01/21/2019 8:23:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 81 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated15:40, 21 JAN 2019 | ByBradley Jolly
    Archaeologists in Egypt have identified an area in Taposiris Magna, around 18 miles from Alexandria, where they believe Mark Antony and Cleopatra (VII)'s bodies are. ================================================================= The long-lost tomb of Mark Antony and Cleopatra will be "uncovered soon," historians in Egypt say. Archaeologists believe they have identified the hidden location of the crypt in which they say the leaders are buried together. "The long-lost tomb of Antony and Cleopatra will be eventually uncovered. "The burial site has been finally estimated to be in the region of Taposiris Magna, 30km (18 miles) away from Alexandria," Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said. The...
  • France seizes Corsica's Lava Treasure coins

    01/20/2019 8:07:32 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    TANN (The Archaeology News Network) ^ | December 14, 2010 | Richard Giedroyc | Source: Numismaster
    France recently seized an unannounced number of third century A.D. Roman gold coins as well as an ancient gold plate allegedly with a pedigree linking the material to the Lava Treasure... first encountered about 25 years ago when three Corsicans diving for sea urchins spotted gold in the shallow waters there... the official French national police statement released Oct. 27 in which it says, "This submerged treasure, identified as a maritime cultural asset, belongs to the state." ...As Ancient Coin Collectors Guild spokesman Wayne G. Sayles commented in the October 2010 issue of The Celator magazine, "[coins are] utilitarian objects...
  • 50,000 year old tiara made of woolly mammoth ivory found in world famous Denisova Cave

    01/20/2019 5:53:42 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 73 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | Wednesday, December 12 2018 | reporter
    ...and it was worn by a man! The suspicion is that the tiara - or diadem - was made by Denisovans who are already known to have had the technology 50,000 or so years ago to make elegant needles out of ivory and a sophisticated and beautiful stone bracelet. The tiara maybe the oldest of its type in the world. It appears to have had a practical use: to keep hair out of the eyes; it's size indicates it was for male, not female, use. Another theory, although related to tiaras made 20,000 years later by people living around river...
  • Flooding of ancient Salton Sea linked to San Andreas earthquakes

    06/27/2011 8:31:32 PM PDT · by decimon · 27 replies
    University of California - San Diego ^ | June 26, 2011 | Unknown
    Study finds that faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods and may have triggered large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas FaultSouthern California's Salton Sea, once a large natural lake fed by the Colorado River, may play an important role in the earthquake cycle of the southern San Andreas Fault and may have triggered large earthquakes in the past. Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Nevada, Reno, discovered new faults in the Salton Sea near the southern end of the San Andreas Fault. By examining...
  • A Mysterious Cluster of Neatly Decapitated Skeletons Have Been Unearthed in England

    01/19/2019 3:07:07 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    Science Alert ^ | January 8, 2019 | Michelle Starr
    An archaeological dig in Suffolk, England has yielded up a Roman-era cemetery treasure: 52 beautifully preserved skeletons dating back to the 4th century. And of those skeletons, many had been decapitated, their disembodied heads placed neatly at their sides or feet for burial, or buried without bodies altogether. Only 17 skeletons had been buried normally... It's known that Great Whelnetham was a Roman settlement, starting around the mid- to late- first century CE, and occupied for nearly 2,000 years; but, because the ground is fine sand, it was expected that any skeletons would have long disintegrated. So when the team...
  • Scientists find...carcasses...in mysterious Antarctic lake...buried under 3,500 feet of ice

    01/18/2019 9:23:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 18 January 2019 | Mark Prigg
    Full Title: "Scientists find preserved animal carcasses in mysterious Antarctic lake 'twice the size of Manhattan' buried under 3,500 feet of ice" Scientists in Antarctica have found preserved carcasses of tiny animals in a mysterious lake buried under more than 3,500 feet of ice. Mercer Subglacial Lake is a hydraulically active lake that lies more 1000m beneath the Whillans Ice Plain, a fast moving section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Researchers managed to drill into the lake for the first time earlier this year, and have now revealed they found signs of life. According to Nature, researchers found the...
  • The 11 Best History Podcasts That Will Take You Back in Time

    01/17/2019 9:38:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | January 17, 2019 | Eleanor Hildebrandt
    Whether you're a history buff or just want a break from the present, there's a fascinating podcast out there for you. They say that those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it—or maybe they're just missing out on some really great stories. These 11 podcasts take a look at the weird, complex, fascinating people and events that have shaped the world in ways big and small.
  • Money Doesn’t Stink-Don’t blame the market for the wages of secularism.

    01/15/2019 4:38:06 PM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 15, 2019 | Bruce Thornton
    In his biographies of the Roman emperors, Suetonius describes a conversation between Vespasian and his son Titus, who disapproved of his father taxing the urine that tanners and other industries collected from public restrooms: “When Titus found fault with him for contriving a tax upon public conveniences, [Vespasian] held a piece of money from the first payment to his son’s nose, asking whether its odor was offensive to him. When Titus said ‘No,’ he replied, ‘Yet it comes from urine.’” This sentiment has been summarized in the proverb, “Money doesn’t stink.” Currency, in other words, is morally neutral. Its buying...
  • Flecks of Blue on Old Teeth Reveal a Medieval Surprise

    01/15/2019 4:54:41 PM PST · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Newser ^ | 1*10*19 | John Johnson
    Discovery suggests women worked as top artists in Middle Ages more often than thought They couldn't figure out the blue. Scientists studying tartar from the teeth of medieval skeletons hoped to learn a thing or two of about diets of the Middle Ages. But when they put the teeth and jaw of one woman under a microscope, they were surprised to see hundreds of tiny flecks of blue, reports the BBC. After much sleuthing, they figured out that the blue came from lapis lazuli, a rare and expensive stone ground into powder to make dye for sacred manuscripts. Typically, male...
  • SJWs Outraged White Actress Will Play African Queen Cleopatra (RUH ROH!)

    01/15/2019 10:47:13 AM PST · by rktman · 175 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/15/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Sunday, Britain's Daily Star reported that Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie — two white actresses — are competing for the role of Cleopatra, sparking outrage across social media. Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) demanded that the African queen should be played by a woman of color, even though the historical Cleopatra was Greek, not black. "Stop whitewashing Cleopatra!!!" tweeted Kendra James, a writer and editor at Shondaland.com. "Film the story of literally any other queen on the vast African continent."
  • Biblical site tied to Ark of the Covenant unearthed at convent in central Israel [long]

    01/14/2019 5:17:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10 January 2019 | Amanda Borschel-Dan
    Excavation uncovers a unique, monumental structure previously unknown in the region. Was it a shrine — or the site of David’s triumphant parade of the legendary ark? Facebook Twitter linkedin email 4,229 shares Amanda Borschel-Dan is The Times of Israel's Jewish World and Archaeology editor. In the upper terrace at Kiriath-jearim, a massive wall was unearthed some 15 cm below topsoil. The well-preserved wall is circa 3 m broad and preserved to 2.15 m on its outer face. (Shmunis Family Excavations at Kiriath-jearim) Illustration from the 13th century Morgan Bible of David bringing the Ark into Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6)....
  • Stalin’s NKVD and Hitler’s Gestapo Cooperated Closely Even Before Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

    01/13/2019 1:57:56 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 23 replies
    Eurasia - New Series ^ | Jan 12, 2019
    Perhaps the only thing that outrages Russian defenders of Stalin more than the obvious parallels between his regime and Hitler’s is any reference to the alliance the two dictators formed in 1939 with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, one that opened the way to war in Europe and lasted until Hitler turned on his former ally in June 1941. But now there may be something even more offensive to such defenders of Stalin and his system: the discovery of documents which confirm that the NKVD cooperated closely with the Gestapo well before the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was signed and that may have paved...
  • Oldest Egyptian writing on papyrus displayed for first time

    07/14/2016 3:35:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/14/16 | AFP
    Cairo (AFP) - The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is showcasing for the first time the earliest writing from ancient Egypt found on papyrus, detailing work on the Great Pyramid of Giza, antiquities officials said Thursday. The papyri were discovered near Wadi el-Jarf port, 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of the Gulf of Suez town of Zafarana, the antiquities ministry said. The find by a French-Egyptian team unearths papers telling of the daily lives of port workers who transported huge limestone blocks to Cairo during King Khufu's rule to build the Great Pyramid, intended to be his burial structure. One document...
  • Flat Earther & Sovereign Citizen Meets Veteran Cop

    01/12/2019 8:10:17 PM PST · by NRx · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-13-2018 | Inside The Badge Channel
    If stupidity were a virtue this guy would become the first man to be declared a saint while still alive.