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  • Jerusalem's Ancient 'City of Quarries' Reveals City-Building Rocks

    06/19/2013 8:14:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    LiveScience ^ | May 9, 2013 | Jeanna Bryner
    The first-century quarry, which fits into the Second Temple Period (538 B.C. to A.D. 70), would've held the huge stones used in the construction of the city's ancient buildings, the researchers noted. Archaeologists also uncovered pick axes and wedges among other artifacts at the site in the modern-day Ramat Shlomo Quarter, a neighborhood in northern East Jerusalem... In total, the team uncovered an area of around 11,000 square feet (1,000 square meters) where the ancient quarry would've existed. The quarry connects with other previously identified quarries, all of which seem to be situated in Jerusalem's so-called "city of quarries" dating...
  • 2 dead, six wounded in shooting at Cupertino quarry, gunman still on the loose

    10/05/2011 8:36:49 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/05/11 | Mark Gomez
    A massive manhunt is underway this morning after an employee of a Cupertino quarry walked into an early morning meeting and opened fire, killing two and wounding six, according to Santa Clara County sheriff's officials. Sheriff's Sgt. Jose Cardoza said the suspect, an employee of the Lehigh Southwest Cement Plant, then attempted to carjack a woman at Homestead Road and Tantau Avenue and shot her. She was taken to a nearby hospital and he fled into the neighborhood. The shooter has been identified as Shareef Allman, 45.
  • Message In The Stones

    11/01/2007 1:50:09 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 200+ views
    Message in the Stones Why transport 82 two-tonne megaliths across more than 250 miles of mountain, river and sea to build a stone circle at Stonehenge? This is one of the greatest mysteries of Britain’s best-known, but least understood, prehistoric monument. Now Tim Darvill thinks he has the answer: the famous bluestones had healing powers, and the builders of Stonehenge were creating a prehistoric Lourdes. The latest issue of CA tells all. Despite centuries of study, we seem no nearer to answering such basic questions as what is Stonehenge, who built it and why. The publication in 1965 of Stonehenge...
  • Canal Linking Ancient Egypt Quarry To Nile Found

    10/26/2007 11:30:23 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 102+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 10-24-2007 | Steven Stanek
    Canal Linking Ancient Egypt Quarry to Nile Found Steven Stanek in Cairo, Egypt for National Geographic NewsOctober 24, 2007 Experts have discovered a canal at an Aswan rock quarry that they believe was used to help float some of ancient Egypt's largest stone monuments to the Nile River. It has long been suspected that ancient workers moved the massive artifacts directly to their final destinations over waterways. Ancient artwork shows Egyptians using boats or barges to move large monuments like obelisks and statues, and canals have also been discovered at the Giza pyramids and the Luxor Temple. (Related: "Ancient Flowers...
  • Quarry Used For Jewish Temple Unearthed In Israel

    09/24/2007 10:23:22 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 114+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-23-2007 | Rebecca Harrison
    Quarry used for Jewish temple unearthed in Israel By Rebecca Harrison Sun Sep 23, 11:22 AM ETReuters Photo: Ultra-orthodox Jewish boys walk through a quarry in Jerusalem September 23, 2007. Israeli archaeologists have... JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Archaeologists have found an ancient quarry where King Herod's workers may have chiselled the giant stones used to rebuild the second Jewish temple in Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago. The Israel Antiquities Authority said on Sunday experts believe stones as long as 8 meters (24 feet) were extracted from the quarry and then dragged by oxen to building sites in Jerusalem for major projects...
  • 2002 Document: Chemical Material Hidden Underground (Translation)

    06/02/2006 11:13:28 AM PDT · by jveritas · 206 replies · 20,553+ views
    Document Document ISGQ-2003-00004530 dated September 15 2002 is a memo from a General in Saddam Feedayeens to the Supervisor of those Feedayeens who is not other than Uday Saddam Hussein. The memo talks about a hidden large container that contain a Chemical Material and that it was buried under the ground near Fallujah back when Hussein Kamal Hussein was in charge of the Iraqi Military Industrialization Commission. Hussein Kamal was the brother in law of Saddam who fled to Jordan in 1995 exposed to the world that Saddam still have WMD and then Saddam tricked him to come back by...
  • Roman Graveyard Found In Quarry (UK)

    05/11/2006 2:29:30 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 713+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-11-2006
    Roman graveyard found in quarry The cemetery contains the remains of more than 100 people Archaeologists have unearthed a large Roman cemetery in a Gloucestershire gravel quarry. More than 100 people are believed to have been buried at the site, near Fairford, which dates back 1,600 years. It is thought the dead were interred according to their age, as children's bodies have been found in one area with adults in another section. Experts said the find is unusual because no big settlements are known to have existed nearby in the Roman era. Dr Alex Smith, Oxford Archaeology's project manager said:...
  • Quarry victim's son wants body removed politely told to go home

    01/28/2005 8:36:41 AM PST · by robowombat · 56 replies · 2,137+ views
    Bangor News ^ | January 22, 2005
    Quarry victim's son wants body removed Saturday, January 22, 2005 - Bangor Daily News ROCKLAND - Justin Dennison walked into City Hall early Friday, plunked a wad of cash onto the counter and implored authorities to remove his mother's body from the quarry where her SUV sank the day before. He was politely told to go home. Authorities believe Dennison's mother, Llynne Haskins, 46, of Rockland, died Thursday morning when her Chevrolet S-10 Blazer skidded out of control on the snow-covered Old County Road and rolled into the quarry. The car plummeted 100 feet to the ice-covered surface, broke through...
  • Archaeologists Excited By 500,000-Year-Old Axe Find In Quarry

    12/17/2004 11:37:14 AM PST · by blam · 150 replies · 3,199+ views
    24hourmuseum.org.uk ^ | 12-16-2004 | David Prudames
    ARCHAEOLOGISTS EXCITED BY 500,000-YEAR-OLD AXE FIND IN QUARRY By David Prudames 16/12/2004 This image shows the axe head from different angles. Photo: Graham Norrie, University of Birmingham Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity. A Stone Age hand axe dating back 500,000 years has been discovered at a quarry in Warwickshire. The tool was found at the Smiths Concrete Bubbenhall Quarry at Waverley Wood Farm, near Coventry, which has already produced evidence of some of the earliest known human occupants of the UK. It was uncovered in gravel by quarry manager John Green who took it to be identified by archaeologists at...
  • Pakistani Warplanes Go After Al-Qaeda Quarry

    06/12/2004 8:46:42 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 162+ views
    IOL ^ | 6-12-2004 | Hafiz Wazir
    Pakistani warplanes go after al-Qaeda quarry June 12 2004 at 10:12AM By Hafiz Wazir Wana, Pakistan - Pakistani warplanes and helicopter gunships roared over hideouts of al-Qaeda-linked militants on Saturday in barren mountains bordering Afghanistan where 53 people have been killed in four days of fighting. A bomb exploded in Dera Ismail Khan town, 130 kilometres east of the heart of the battles between the army and militants around Wana, killing one man and wounded four at a house of a senior official in Pakistan's paramilitary border force. After fighting had raged through the night, the dawn rose with jets...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, November 9-15, 2003: A tough WhereIsIt? challenge

    11/12/2003 12:57:35 PM PST · by cogitator · 41 replies · 263+ views
    Link (and image) post: I made an error with the link on the chat section page, so I'm providing the picture that should be there below (it's also found in a reply to myself). As per usual, please direct all discussion to the link below. This WhereIsIt? challenge is first to determine where this is, and second to determine why it's geologically significant. Link: Geology Picture of the Week, November 9-15, 2003: A tough WhereIsIt? challenge Image:
  • Geology Picture of the Week, November 9-15, 2003: A tough WhereIsIt? challenge

    11/12/2003 12:46:20 PM PST · by cogitator · 20 replies · 342+ views
    I had to hunt around a bit to find this small picture of this particular place, and hunt some more to make sure it was the place I wanted. If this isn't a stumper, I don't know what is. Question 1: Where is it? Question 2: Why is it geologically significant? Good luck!