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  • Archaeologists discover possible ruins of ancient Sodom in the Holy Land

    10/03/2015 9:00:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Week ^ | September 29, 2015 | Becca Stanek
    The long-lost Biblical city of Sodom — a city that the Bible claims was destroyed by God because of its immorality — may finally have been found. Archaeologists have uncovered a slew of monumental structures and artifacts in a Jordan Valley mound known as Tall el-Hammam offering evidence of a city-state that is believed to have thrived during the Bronze Age when other Holy Land cities were being abandoned or were in decline. Based on the location, dates of occupation, and the remains of other ancient cities nearby, archaeologists think it's the best candidate yet for what was once Sodom....
  • Latest Gruber Video Ruins Administration's Supreme Court Argument To Save Obamacare

    12/04/2014 11:39:40 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12.4.2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    f all the Jonathan Gruber videos released so far, this one could be the most damaging. Revealed on Tuesday's Greta Van Susteren program on Fox News, the latest blockbuster has the Obamacare architect explaining if your state doesn't set up an exchange, its residents aren't eligible for tax credits, precisely the opposite of what the Administration is arguing before the Supreme Court. The question before the Supreme Court is whether the language of the Affordable Care Act restricts the premium subsidies (in the form of tax credits) to residents buying insurance from a state-run exchange, and prohibits the credits on...
  • Shutdown ruins American Indian protest at Alcatraz

    10/14/2013 9:52:54 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies ^ | October 14, 2013 | Carolyn Jones
    The federal government shutdown claimed another casualty Monday - the annual American Indian ceremony on Alcatraz in protest of Columbus Day. Indian activists and their supporters could not take the morning ferry to Alcatraz, as they've done since the mid-1980s, for prayers, songs, dancing and speeches because the island - part of the National Park Service - is closed. Instead, they gathered at Pier 33, from where they usually depart, and marched to Washington Square Park in North Beach, heart of the city's Italian heritage and Columbus Day festivities, then headed for Coit Tower to protest by the Christopher Columbus...
  • Modern Ruins of Abandoned Detroit (photos at site) (What Obama wants to bring to America)

    07/27/2013 7:02:47 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 36 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | July 27, 2013 | Matthew Neugeboren and Stephanie Valera
    Symbolizing the dramatic decline of Motor City, many buildings and structures in the former manufacturing mecca of Detroit, Mich. lay in crumbling and weather-beaten ruins. In his bestselling book, "The World Without Us," Alan Weisman (who has reported from abandoned cities such as Chernobyl, Ukraine and Varosha, Cyprus) wrote that structures crumble as weather does unrepaired damage and other life forms create new habitats. A common structure would begin to fall apart as water eventually leaks into the roof, erodes the wood and rusts the nail, he wrote. Without intervention, many of Detroit's abandoned structures would eventually succumb to nature's...
  • Live Out Your Walking Dead Fantasies In This Abandoned Tennessee Prison - Modern Ruins

    03/04/2012 12:08:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 3, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Live Out Your Walking Dead Fantasies In This Abandoned Tennessee Prison - Modern Ruins We're going to have to wait until season three of The Walking Dead TV show to see the zombie-filled prison. But if you're near Nashville, you can visit the Tennessee State Prison, an abandoned penitentiary. It looks like the zombies got to it first. Even before it fell into decay, this prison suffered plenty of woes at the hands of its prisoners. In 1902, a group of prisoners blew out a wing of the facility, killing one prisoner and allowing others to escape (two were never...
  • Video: Federal woodpecker regulation ruins 11-year-old humanitarian’s summer

    08/17/2011 12:05:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/17/11 | Mary Katharine Ham
    In which I complain about a federal agent dropping the hammer on an 11-year-old for having the temerity to rescue a protected species of woodpecker. The fine on the young girl has since been rescinded, not thanks to common sense, but thanks to media coverage.
  • Rising From the Ruins (Historically, Natural disasters have been engines of economic growth)

    01/17/2010 7:19:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 778+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/16/2010 | Kevin Rozario
    The earth shuddered. According to an American observer, "every Building rolled and jostled like a Ship at Sea; which put in Ruins almost every House, Church, and Publick Building, with an incredible Slaughter of the Inhabitants." Fires broke out all across the city, and the river rose 20 feet, breaking its banks and engulfing the lower elevations. It was Nov. 1, 1755, and without warning, Lisbon, capital of the Portuguese empire, became a wasteland. Earthquake, fire and flood left 15,000 people dead (reports at the time mistakenly put the number at 50,000); 17,000 of the city's 20,000 homes were destroyed....
  • Searching among a Haitian cathedral's ruins (100 priests still missing)

    01/16/2010 11:15:49 AM PST · by NYer · 30 replies · 896+ views
    LA Times ^ | Januay 16, 2010 | Tracy Wilkinson
    The woman wailed outside the ruins of the Notre Dame Cathedral of Port-au-Prince, the iconic Roman Catholic church that symbolized Haiti's religious fervor. "This is what God did!" she cried Friday morning. "See what God can do!" Tuesday's earthquake brought down the roof of the enormous pink-and-cream church, filling the apse and nave with tons of rubble. The quake punched out its vivid stained glass windows, twisted its wrought-iron fencing and sliced brick walls like cake. The western steeple, which had soared more than 100 feet, toppled onto parishioners praying at an outdoor shrine to St. Emmanuel. Flies buzzed around...
  • Searching Among A Haitian Cathedral's Ruins

    01/16/2010 4:56:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 613+ views
    LATimes ^ | January 16th 2010 | Tracy Wilkinson
    Searching Among A Haitian Cathedral's Ruins The collapse of Notre Dame Cathedral in Port-au-Prince struck at the heart of a religiously fervent people. By Tracy Wilkinson January 16, 2010 Reporting from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti - The woman wailed outside the ruins of the Notre Dame Cathedral of Port-au-Prince, the iconic Roman Catholic church that symbolized Haiti's religious fervor. "This is what God did!" she cried Friday morning. "See what God can do!" Tuesday's earthquake brought down the roof of the enormous pink-and-cream church, filling the apse and nave with tons of rubble. The quake punched out its vivid stained glass windows,...
  • Han Dynasty city ruins discovered in China's Inner Mongolia

    11/13/2009 7:02:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 504+ views
    People's Daily Online ^ | November 11, 2009 | unattributed
    Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) city ruins have been discovered in Wuyuan County, Hetao Plain, China's Inner Mongolia. It's said that the scale of the city ruins is rarely seen in Hetao Plain. The city ruins are located in Taal Town of Wuyuan County, Bayannaoer City in China's Inner Mongolia and once covered with grassland. The city wall was about 2 km long and 1 km wide and is made up of compressed earth. The east wall is 2 meters high and remarkably preserved, while, the south wall has already collapsed and is now a road base 80 centimeters high...
  • Chernobyl Today[Warning-Heavy Graphics]

    03/25/2009 8:43:24 AM PDT · by BGHater · 59 replies · 3,576+ views
    Grcade ^ | 28 Sep 2008 | BLH
    So heres my trip to Chernobyl in pictures.The trip was booked with I just emailed, and got in touch with the guy who runs the whole place, Sergei. Really, really helpful guy who talked me through the whole process and answered numerous dumbass emails i sent him. You can book everything through them, from the flights (cost me about 500 euro) to hotel (160 euro for 2 nights), to a pickup at the airport and dropoff when leaving ($40 each). First off we need to give props to our guide, Yuri. Yuri has worked in the zone for...
  • Coverboy: Schwarzenegger panned by National Review ("Girly-Man Ruins State")

    03/02/2009 2:37:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 714+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/2/09 | Shane Goldmacher
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has landed himself on yet another national magazine cover. Except this one isn't so flattering: "Girly-Man Ruins State," is how the National Review headlines the piece. The full story is not available online, but Chris Reed, editorial writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune, excerpts parts of the piece. Key line: "Conservatives were cheap dates and missed the subtle signals that Arnold lacked the fierce spirit of liberty that characterized (President Ronald) Reagan's approach to governance."
  • Mystery surrounds north Ga. ruins[Fort Mountain State Park]

    12/29/2008 9:53:57 AM PST · by BGHater · 74 replies · 2,477+ views
    AP ^ | 28 Dec 2008 | WALTER PUTNAM
    The remains of the 855-foot stone wall that gives Fort Mountain its name wind like a snake around the northeast Georgia park,and its very presence begs a question:Who put them there? A Cherokee legend attributes the wall to a mysterious band of "moon-eyed people" led by a Welsh prince named Madoc who appeared in the area more than 300 years before Columbus sailed to America. A plaque at the wall says matter-of-factly it was built by Madoc and his Welsh followers,but most professional archeologists give no credence to the legend. "There has been no archaeological evidence to back up stories...
  • Terrorists Prance Around Ruins of Atzmonah

    08/06/2008 4:25:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 40+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 8-6-08 | Hillel Fendel
    ( Hamas terrorists have videoed themselves amidst the ruins of the former Jewish town of Atzmona in Gush Katif, Gaza - singing, dancing and play-acting their militaristic plans against Israel. The set for most of the act is the destroyed synagogue of Atzmona. It can be seen here in its former glory. Other former houses in Atzmona appear to be part of a training ground for urban-area fighting. The video, which also contains long sections of a woman terrorist speaking in Arabic, is being circulated by Jewish sites partly as a warning of what Hamas has in mind for additional...
  • Ancient city discovered in India

    02/22/2008 11:35:47 AM PST · by BGHater · 19 replies · 78+ views
    BBC ^ | 18 Feb 2008 | Sandeep Sahu
    Eighteen stone pillars have been excavated (Pics: Sanjib Mukherjee) Indian archaeologists say they have found remains which point to the existence of a city which flourished 2,500 years ago in eastern India.The remains have been discovered at Sisupalgarh near Bhubaneswar, capital of the eastern state of Orissa. Researchers say the items found during the excavation point to a highly developed urban settlement. The population of the city could have been in the region of 20,000 to 25,000, the archaeologists claim. The excavations include 18 stone pillars, pottery, terracotta ornaments and bangles, finger rings, ear spools and pendants made of...
  • Roman Ruins Cast New Light On A Trip To Doctor

    12/08/2007 7:55:09 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 260+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-9-2007 | Anthea Gerrie
    Roman ruins cast new light on a trip to doctor By Anthea Gerrie in Rimini Last Updated: 2:11am GMT 09/12/2007 An ancient doctor's surgery unearthed by Italian archaeologists has cast new light on what a trip to the doctor would have been like in Roman times. Far from crude, the medical implements discovered show that doctors, their surgeries and the ailments they treated have changed surprisingly little in 1,800 years. A physician on a house call kneels to tend the hero Aeneas in this fresco from Pompeii Sore joints were common, patients were often told to change their diets, and...
  • Leaders Discuss Bamyan Development, Visit Historical Ruins

    11/14/2007 11:03:32 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 201+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Senior Airman Dilia DeGrego, USAF
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Nov. 14, 2007 – For more than 1,500 years they stood watch over the people of Afghanistan’s Bamyan province. The Buddhas of Bamyan remained untouched, nestled in the heart of the Hindu Kush Mountains until they were destroyed by the Taliban in March 2001. An Afghan National Army soldier stands guard at the ruins of the Buddhas of Bamyan. The Buddhas of Bamyan were two monumental statues of standing Buddhas carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley of central Afghanistan. Photo by Senior Airman Dilia DeGrego, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...
  • 'Asian Atlantis' discovered[Japan]

    08/28/2007 2:18:21 PM PDT · by BGHater · 42 replies · 1,501+ views
    Reuters ^ | 28 Aug 2007 | Reuters
    A researcher investigating underwater rock formations off the coast of Japan believes they are the remnants of an Asian equivalent of Atlantis — an ancient civilisation swallowed up by the ocean. Marine geologist Masaaki Kimura says he has identified the ruins of a city off the coast of Yonaguni Island on the southwestern tip of Japan. He has worked for decades to prove the rocks found by scuba diving tourists in 1985 are from an ancient city, which he says may have sparked the fable of Mu — a Pacific equivalent of the tale of the lost city of Atlantis....
  • Underwater Stone Formation at Bimini: Ancient Harbor Evidence (Uncovering the Bimini Hoax)

    08/06/2007 5:27:45 PM PDT · by Renfield · 25 replies · 656+ views
    Mysterious America ^ | 11/2005 | Greg Little
    In 1968 a 1600-foot long J-shaped formation of stone blocks was reportedly discovered about one mile off the west coast of North Bimini, Bahamas by a Miami-based biologist, Dr. J. Manson Valentine. The formation was initially thought to resemble a collapsed wall or a road and the unfortunate name “Bimini Road” was attached to it. Media coverage speculated that the site was associated with Atlantis and sensationalized reports about the formation were widely disseminated. Shortly thereafter, four geologists asserted that the formation was nothing but natural limestone. Most archaeologists and geologists have accepted the four geologists’ claims without question. However,...
  • Ancient Roman Town Ruins Found In Bulgaria

    05/01/2007 4:09:07 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 775+ views
    Novinite ^ | 5-1-2007
    Ancient Roman Town Ruins Found in Bulgaria 1 May 2007, Tuesday Archaeologists had to dig only 30 centimeters deep to uncover the stone foundations of the houses. photo by Bulgarian National Television. Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an early Roman town near the village of Gorsko Ablanovo, 30 kilometers south of Russe, Bulgaria's national television reported on Tuesday. Initial artefact finds include a bronze duck figurine of a previously unfamiliar design and a silver fibula, only the fifth documented find of its kind in Bulgaria. The stone foundations of the houses have been preserved well despite intensive agricultural...
  • US Asks Us To Pick Up Litter While City Is In Ruins - Mayor Of Baghdad

    03/02/2007 6:42:36 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 737+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-3-2007 | Damien McElroy
    US asks us to pick up litter while city is in ruins – mayor of Baghdad By Damien McElroy in Baghdad Last Updated: 2:02am GMT 03/03/2007 Women walk past US and Iraqi soldiers on a joint patrol in a commercial district in Baghdad Baghdad's mayor lashed out at the United States yesterday – for spending huge sums on projects to collect rubbish and plant trees while his devastated war-torn city struggles without electricity. At a meeting in the city's Green Zone the mayor, Sabir al-Isawi, interrupted US officials in the middle of a presentation to key Iraqi officials, to say...
  • Pre-Columbian Ruin Discovered In Peru

    01/17/2007 5:43:55 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 589+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 1-17-2007 | Joshua Weinberg
    Contact: Joshua Weinberg 240-328-3988 Discovery Channel Pre-Columbian ruin discovered in PeruFind to be featured in Discovery Channel's new series Chasing Mummies Silver Spring, Md. -- Explorer Keith Muscutt has announced the existence of a previously unknown pre-Columbian ruin in Peru: the Huaca La Penitenciaría de la Meseta, which will be featured in Discovery Channel's new series, CHASING MUMMIES, premiering January 2008. Located in the cloud-forested eastern slope of the Andes mountains, the ruin is believed to belong to the ancient Chachapoya -- a civilization that flourished in the upper Amazon, between its Huallaga and the Marañón tributaries, from about...
  • Ancient Weapons Found In RuinsIn Syria

    01/16/2007 3:46:37 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 830+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1-16-2007 | Tara Burghart
    Ancient weapons found in ruins in Syria By TARA BURGHART, Associated Press Writer Tue Jan 16, 12:29 PM ET CHICAGO - It was the ancient version of a last stand: Twelve clay bullets lined up and ready to be shot from slings in a desperate attempt to stop fierce invaders who soon would reduce much of the city to rubble. The discovery was made in the ruins of Hamoukar, an ancient settlement in northeastern Syria located just miles from the border with Iraq. Thought to be one of the world's earliest cities and located in northern Mesopotamia between the Tigris...
  • Mayan Ruins Said Center Of Mysterious Civilization

    09/09/2006 10:42:41 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 721+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-8-2006 | Science News
    Mayan ruins said center of mysterious civilization Fri Sep 8, 2006 11:43pm ET TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Experts are examining the ruins of a pre-Columbian culture in an area of Honduras where there had been no previous evidence of major indigenous civilization. The site, discovered earlier this year, consists of 14 mounds that form part of what are believed to be ceremonial grounds, the Honduran Institute of Anthropology said. "They are part of a very important site, a governing center of a pre-Columbian civilization," Oscar Neils, the institute's head of research, told Reuters. "We had no idea that there was...
  • Bush Visits Mayan Ruins in Mexico

    03/30/2006 9:50:31 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 92 replies · 1,500+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/30/06 | Jennifer Loven - ap
    CANCUN, Mexico - On a neighborly sightseeing jaunt Thursday with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, President Bush said the three were working to improve vital relationships that can better the lives of all their people. Mexican President Vicente Fox treated Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to an hour-long tour of the ancient Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza before they began two days of talks amid spring breakers in this Caribbean resort city. "This is a good start to a very important series of discussions," Bush said, standing alongside the other two with the massive pyramid called "El...
  • NASA, UNH Scientists Uncover Lost Maya Ruins - From Space

    02/15/2006 10:53:23 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 1,277+ views
    Newswise - UNH ^ | 2-15-2006 | UNH
    Source: University of New Hampshire Released: Wed 15-Feb-2006, 09:15 ET NASA, UNH Scientists Uncover Lost Maya Ruins – from Space NASA and University of New Hampshire scientists are using space- and aircraft-based "remote-sensing" technology to uncover remains of the ancient Maya culture using the chemical signature of the civilization's ancient building materials. Newswise — Remains of the ancient Maya culture, mysteriously destroyed at the height of its reign in the ninth century, have been hidden in the rainforests of Central America for more than 1,000 years. Now, NASA and University of New Hampshire scientists are using space- and aircraft-based "remote-sensing"...
  • Tourists Queue For Disaster Trips In The Ruins Of New Orleans

    01/06/2006 6:23:30 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 363+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-7-2006 | Alec Russell
    Tourists queue for disaster trips in the ruins of New Orleans By Alec Russell (Filed: 07/01/2006) Every morning Isabelle Cossart sets off in her white minibus to pick up tourists from their hotels to take them on a tour of the Big Easy and its swampy surroundings. She has followed the same routine for 27 years. But in recent weeks her guests have headed into more controversial territory as they bump around an area that is not mentioned on any of the city's tourist maps: the Lower 9th Ward, the mainly black and poor neighbourhood that was all but levelled...
  • Giant Crabs Colonize Rome's Ancient Ruins

    10/28/2005 3:29:13 PM PDT · by blam · 73 replies · 3,888+ views
    Giant crabs colonise Rome’s ancient ruins By Web Editor. Filed under Generalon October 28th, 2005 (ANSA) - A rare species of crab has taken up residence in one of the city’s most important archaeological sites and is not only thriving but also growing to abnormal proportions. The freshwater crab ‘Potamon fluviatile’ was already known to survive in small numbers in rivers and waterways from Sicily to Tuscany, where it generally grows to a length of about 4 cm. But according to three zoologists at the Roma 3 university, an isolated colony of the crabs is also doing very well in...

    04/26/2005 4:20:32 PM PDT · by Roland5 · 46 replies · 4,234+ views
    Once considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Havana is today a city in ruins. This is the Havana that the tourists don't see, because the tourists stay in compounds where Cubans are not allowed to enter, but this is the Havana where the real Cubans live! And in addition to destroying Havana, Castro's stupidity, cruelty and mismanagement has destroyed the entire Cuban nation! Thousands of deaths, over 2,000,000 exiles, 46 years without the most elemental freedoms, 46 years without being able to choose their leaders in a free election, 46 years of suffering and sacrifices to...
  • Ruins Of Manichean Center Discovered In West Azerbaijan

    11/08/2004 11:52:36 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 711+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 11-8-2004
    Ruins of Manichean center discovered in West Azerbaijan Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN (MNA) –- The ruins of what is believed to be the center of Mani (216-276 C.E.), the founder of Manicheanism, was discovered during the seventh stage of excavations at the ancient site of Qalaychi Hill in West Azerbaijan Province which began last month. Experts used to believe that Hasanlu Mound was the major early Manichean center, but the recent excavation seems to prove otherwise. An inscription found at Qalaychi Hill last year showed that Qalaychi Hill, not Hasanlu Mound, was probably Mani’s early center. After the most...
  • Neolithic ruins (6000 yrs old) found in Romania while building highway

    10/19/2004 11:21:59 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 13 replies · 649+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct. 14, 2004 | AFP
    BUCHAREST (AFP) - Construction workers for the US firm Bechtel found neolithic ruins which are more than 6,000 years old while building a highway in Romania, archeologists said. "It is a surprising discovery of great importance for the region," Ion Stanciu, who heads a team of archeologists, told AFP. He said the ruins consisted of a funeral stone, the remains of several houses from the bronze age, and pieces of pottery. "We are going to suggest to officials from Bechtel to consider building a museum to house these exceptional discoveries," Stanciu said. "We expect to find more ruins, perhaps the...
  • Pre-Inca Ruins Emerrging From Peru's Cloud Forests (Chapapoyas)

    09/23/2004 8:09:38 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 8,770+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 9-16-2004 | John Roach
    Pre-Inca Ruins Emerging From Peru's Cloud Forests John Roach for National Geographic News September 16, 2004 On the eastern slope of the Andes mountains in northern Peru, forests cloak the ruins of a pre-Inca civilization, the size and scope of which explorers and archaeologists are only now beginning to understand. Known as the Chachapoya, the civilization covered an estimated 25,000 square miles (65,000 square kilometers). The Chachapoya, distinguished by fair skin and great height, lived primarily on ridges and mountaintops in circular stone houses. Sean Savoy, leader of the Gran Saposoa-El Dorado IV Expedition (July-August 2004), points out a stone...
  • Archaeoligists: Iraqi Dam Threatens City

    02/05/2003 6:34:50 AM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies · 593+ views
    ABC News via AP ^ | Feb. 3 2003 | AP Editorial Staff
    Feb. 3 — An Iraqi dam under construction on the Tigris River threatens to submerge the remains of the spiritual capital of the ancient Assyrian empire in an act archaeologists liken to flooding the Vatican.Much of the city of Ashur, which thrived for more than 1,000 years until the Babylonians razed it in 614 B.C., could vanish under a lake to be created by the Makhoul dam, U.S. and European archaeologists said.More than 60 outlying historical sites are also threatened.Ashur, or Assur, was of such importance that it lent its name to the Assyrian civilization itself."Losing it would be...
  • China Publishes Research Results On Korguryo Kingdom Ruins

    07/02/2004 8:21:13 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 2,711+ views
    China publishes research results on Koguryo Kingdom ruins 2004-07-01 22:53:01 CHANGCHUN, July 1 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese specialists have published four academic papers to report their latest achievements in research on the site of capital cities and tombs of the ancient Koguryo Kingdom of China. The academic papers are the first complete documents on Koguryo issue ever written by Chinese. Before this, the only archaeological report about the Koguryo Kingdom ruins in the world was published in Japan in the 1930s, according to Jin Xudong, head of the Jilin Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology. The four academic papers,...
  • Unmasking Sanxingdui Ruins

    05/07/2004 1:16:15 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 534+ views
    Xinhuanet/China News ^ | 5-7-2004 | China View
    Unmasking Sanxingdui Ruins 2004-05-07 00:15:40 CHENGDU, May 6 (Xinhuanet) -- In an out-of-the-way area of southwest China not on the beaten path of most foreign tourists visiting the picturesque home of the giant panda, giant Buddha and Tibetan people lies a little-known site that holds its own unique mystique. Some 100 years ago, Sanxingdui in today's Sichuan Province hadn't seemed to anyone anything more than a typical rural area, and just 20 years ago its significance was not fully known. But when a farmer hollowing out a just-dug ditch in 1929 found some jade he unwittingly opened the door...
  • Medieval Ruins Found Off Atami (Underwater - Japan)

    02/04/2004 10:38:41 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 700+ views
    Medieval ruins found off Atami? The Asahi Shimbun These steps, archaeologists believe, may be signs of a city from the Kamakura Period. ATAMI, Shizuoka Prefecture-Archaeologists say they may have found ruins of a submerged city from the Kamakura Period (1192-1333) off the coast of Shizuoka Prefecture. They say numerous stone structures at depths of 20 to 50 meters unlikely occurred naturally and appear to have been made deliberately. Archaeologists pinpointed about 20 sites of interest covering a 1-square-kilometer area. While no one is certain, historical evidence points to an ancient city having existed in this part of Sagami Bay. Hyakurensho,...
  • The Atlantis between Spain and Morocco. The Expedition Revealing discoveries.

    10/30/2003 12:36:28 PM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 20 replies · 16,570+ views
    The Atlantis between Spain and Morocco Revealing discoveries  Expedition: "The Ibero-Marroqui Atlantis '"   By Maria Fdez-Valmayor  A Scientific Expedition has started off at the end of this summer for the area of the Straits of Gibraltar in search of possible ruins of the well-known civilization like Atlantis by Plato. According to the project? Atlantis Ibero-Moroccan, between the coasts of southwest of the Iberian Peninsula and the northwest of Africa evidences of cities or submerged coastal villages of the Age of the Bronze would have to be, that could belong to the Island or Peninsula of Atlantis. The expedition...
  • Very Detailed Update on the Undersea Discoveries off Cuba (Includes Photos!).

    08/19/2002 6:52:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies · 9,652+ views
    The Morien Institute ^ | May 28 2002 | Dr Paul Weinzweig
    Exclusive Morien Institute interview with - Dr Paul Weinzweig - Advanced Digital Communications Havana, Cuba On May 28 2002 National Geographic News reported on the many recent discoveries underwater on the coastal shelves around the world. The story focussed on the recent discovery of megalithic ruins some 2,200 ft below sea level off the coast of Cuba, interviewing geologist, Manuel Iturralde, the Director of Research at Cuba's Natural History Museum. He is the Consulting Geologist for the Canadian exploration company, Advanced Digital Communications (ADC), based in Havana, Cuba, which discovered the megalithic formations It has been suggested that what...
  • Underground ancient city found in Afghanistan

    07/20/2002 6:20:13 PM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies · 636+ views
    Frontier Post ^ | Updated on 7/19/2002 12:02:39 PM | PPI
    Underground ancient city found in Afghanistan Updated on 7/19/2002 12:02:39 PM Kabul (PPI): An underground ancient city, dating back to about 1,700 years ago, has recently been found in Lowgar Province in east of Afghanistan. The city belongs to the age of Kushan empire. Covering an area of 30 square kilometers, it is buried under a great heap of earth and stones. Lots of ruins of buildings can be found in the city which is located in the mountain areas of the province. The towers, walls and irrigation system of the city show its grandeur in the ancient time, said...