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  • Ghostly ships filled with dead bodies arrive on Japan’s shores

    12/01/2015 1:18:16 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    CNN Wire ^ | November 30, 2015 | CNN
    An unsettling mystery has washed up on Japan’s shores. Over the past two months, at least eight wooden boats have been found in the Sea of Japan on or near the coast, carrying a chilling cargo — the decaying bodies of 20 people, Japan’s coast guard told CNN. ll of the bodies were badly decomposed and “partially skeletonized” — two were found without heads — and one boat contained six skulls, the coast guard said. The first boat was found in October, then a series of boats in late November. Coast guard officials are now trying to unravel the riddle...
  • Dear Media that Trolls this site, Do you know about the Alamogirl?

    06/12/2015 6:39:30 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 45 replies
    Back in the early days Freerepublic.com was about the only place I could find where people were talking about the shenanigans of the Clinton's, were it not for them this site would likely not exist. I don't know all the history of how it all came to be but www.alamo-girl.com is a great place to reference all the criminal activity in one spot, it is probably the best opposition research any campaign could have, maybe even some in the press could reference their horrible scandalous past!
  • Remote controlled, flying skeleton scares the Helloween out of the unsuspecting

    10/28/2013 12:20:59 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/28/13 | Doug Book
    Though the left have been working to kill the Halloween spirit for years, this 2 1/2 minute video is a tribute to those who still enjoy witches, vampires and ghouls.
  • An Incredible New Skull Is Forcing Us To Rethink The Evolution Of Early Humans

    10/17/2013 3:20:40 PM PDT · by blam · 76 replies
    BI ^ | 10-17-2013 | Dina Spector
    An Incredible New Skull Is Forcing Us To Rethink The Evolution Of Early Humans Dina Spector Oct. 17, 2013, 2:01 PM Photo courtesy of Georgian National Museum A 1.8-million-year-old skull combines a small braincase with a long face and large teeth, which is unlike any other Homo fossils on record. Researchers have traditionally used differences among fossilized remains of ancient humans to define separate species among the earliest members of our Homo genus Homo erectus, Homo habilis, and Homo rudolfensis, for example. But an amazing new skull found in a republic of Georgia suggests that the specimens previously representing...
  • Ancient Skeletons Reveal Genetic History Of Central Europe

    10/12/2013 5:23:02 PM PDT · by Dysart · 11 replies
    In genetics, its not just the living who advance the field: DNA preserved in the brittle bones of our ancestors can provide significant insight into our genetic history. Such is the case with a new genetic history of Europe, traced by an international team of researchers and published today in Science. By creating a seamless genetic map from 7,500 to 3,500 years ago in one geographic region, scientists discovered that the genetic diversity of modern day Europe cant be explained by a single migration, as previously thought, but by multiple migrations coming from a range of areas in modern day...
  • Police Find 5 Skeletons, 2 Cars Missing For Decades On Oklahoma Lake Bottom

    09/18/2013 6:26:33 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 18, 2013 | Dan Riehl
    Police testing new sonar equipment during a training exercise at Foss Lake in Oklahoma discovered five skeletons inside a blue 1969 Chevy Camaro and a 1950s-era vehicle perhaps linked to the early 1960's disappearance of a couple.
  • Ancient DNA reveals Europe's dynamic genetic history

    04/23/2013 5:49:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 71 replies
    phys.org ^ | 6 hours ago
    Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe. The study, published today in Nature Communications, reveals a dramatic series of events including major migrations from both Western Europe and Eurasia, and signs of an unexplained genetic turnover about 4000-5000 years ago. The research was performed at the University of Adelaide's Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD). Researchers used DNA extracted from bone and teeth samples from prehistoric human skeletons to sequence a group of maternal genetic lineages that are...
  • 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.
  • Ancient Baby Graveyard Not for Child Sacrifice, Scientists Say

    09/20/2012 1:09:45 PM PDT · by Renfield · 25 replies
    Live Science ^ | 9-19-2012 | Tia Ghose
    A Carthaginian burial site was not for child sacrifice but was instead a graveyard for babies and fetuses, researchers now say. A new study of the ancient North African site offers the latest volley in a debate over the primary purpose of the graveyard, long thought to be a place of sacred sacrifice. "It's all very great, cinematic stuff, but whether that was a constant daily activity ― I think our analysis contradicts that," said study co-author Jeffrey Schwartz of the University of Pittsburgh....
  • Ancient Skeletons Unearthed At Reepham (UK)

    06/03/2008 4:11:38 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 103+ views
    Ancient skeletons unearthed at Reepham 02 June 2008 A glimpse of mediaeval life - and death - in the heart of Norfolk has been revealed after more than 60 skeletons were found under a town centre street. Contractors charged with laying pipelines in part of Reepham, in north Norfolk, made the grim discovery as they opened a trench in the town's Church Street. But the road's name gave some clue to the fate of the bodies. Archaeology work carried out since the discovery last year has found that underneath Church Street there was part of an old graveyard. Just 70cm...
  • Gloucester's Roman Mass Grave Skeletons Were Plague Victims (Smallpox?)

    04/30/2008 6:04:50 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 167+ views
    24 Hour Museum ^ | 4-29-2008 | Oxford Archaeology
    GLOUCESTER'S ROMAN MASS GRAVE SKELETONS WERE PLAGUE VICTIMS By 24 Hour Museum Staff 29/04/2008 Archaeologists work to uncover the Roman mass grave in Gloucester during 2005. Oxfod Archaeology A mass Roman grave, discovered in Gloucester in 2005, may have contained the victims of an acute disease of epidemic proportions, possibly plague. This is the startling conclusion to a new report by Oxford Archaeology and archaelogical consultancy CgMs, who have been conducting an 18-month programme of scientific study on the grave, which contained around 91 skeletons. The discovery of a mass grave of Roman date is almost unparalleled in British...
  • Dig At Homes Site Uncovers Skeletons Of Eight Monks (UK)

    01/28/2008 11:01:43 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 62+ views
    The Northern Echo ^ | 1-28-2008 | Nicola Fenwick
    Dig at homes site uncovers skeletons of eight monks By Nicola Fenwick BURIAL SITE: Mark Randerson, of Durham University's archaeology department, with two of the monks uncovered at the site in Northallerton ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered the complete skeletons of eight Carmelite monks. The excavation in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, also revealed that the town's priory is unique, because its layout differs from all other known Carmelite priories and monasteries in Europe. Housing developer Castle Homes owns the site and will be building a residential development there. But it has given assurances that the design of the building will ensure the preservation...
  • Finding 2,500-Year-Old Bones (Ohio)

    12/01/2007 6:09:49 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 56+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 12-012007 | Theodore Decker
    Finding 2,500-year-old bonesOn land for pumping station, investigators get a surprise Saturday, December 1, 2007 3:08 AM By Theodore DeckerTHE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Justin Zink works at the site where a prehistoric skeleton was uncovered on the grounds of the Columbus Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant. On the site beside the Scioto River, the archaeologists had found fire pits dating to about 550 B.C., shards of pottery, even traces of an ancient building. This week, Ryan Weller and his team found something more: a human skeleton, buried on the riverbank by his or her loved ones as long as 2,500 years ago....
  • Ancient Headless Skeletons Found In Island Grave

    10/30/2007 8:14:22 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 75+ views
    Live Science ^ | 10-29-2007 | Jeanna Bryner
    Ancient Headless Skeletons Found in Island Grave By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Staff Writerposted: 29 October 2007 11:36 am ET More than fifty headless skeletons have been unearthed in one of the oldest Pacific Islander cemeteries in the world. The individuals were members of a socially complex society, traveling between islands hundreds of miles away, a new study suggests. The finding could solve a long-held debate over whether the Lapita people, thought to be ancestors of the Polynesians, were isolated on individual islands or interacted with other distant Lapita tribes to find marriage partners, exchange information and maintain social ties. Results,...
  • President Thompson, I'm Ready for My Close-Up

    04/16/2007 6:39:22 AM PDT · by veronica · 233 replies · 3,874+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 2, 2007 | Holly Bailey
    If voters on the right think Rudy Giuliani's love life is too racy, what will they think about Fred Thompson? The former Tennessee senator, who is considering his own run for the GOP nomination, was a swinging single during most of his eight-year tenure in the Senate, making him a favorite of gossip columnists, who often referred to him as the "Tennessee Stud." Just weeks after winning his first campaign for the Senate in 1994, Thompson was spotted waltzing with country singer Lorrie Morgan, who dated him for more than a year. "He's a wonderful man. He's very special to...
  • Skeletons Of Bloodiest Day (Towton - 1461AD)

    09/12/2006 2:45:57 PM PDT · by blam · 71 replies · 2,073+ views
    The Press ^ | 9-12-2006 | Nadia Jefferson-Brown
    Skeletons of bloodiest day By Nadia Jefferson-Brown SKELETONS bearing marks of horrendous sword injuries have been unearthed beneath a North Yorkshire hall. The victims of a medieval battle were discovered beneath the floor of the dining room of Towton Hall, between Tadcaster and Sherburn-in- Elmet, dating from the Battle of Towton in 1461. The discovery was made as part of a ten-year investigation into the archaeological evidence of the longest and bloodiest battle ever fought in England. Taking place on Palm Sunday, March 29, 1461, the Lancastrian army was handed an enormous blow with its leader, King Henry VI, forced...
  • Boiled bones show Aztecs butchered, ate invaders

    08/23/2006 9:54:02 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 86 replies · 2,463+ views
    Reuters ^ | 23 Aug 2006 | Catherine Bremer
    CALPULALPAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Skeletons found at an unearthed site in Mexico show Aztecs captured, ritually sacrificed and partially ate several hundred people travelling with invading Spanish forces in 1520. Skulls and bones from the Tecuaque archaeological site near Mexico City show about 550 victims had their hearts ripped out by Aztec priests in ritual offerings, and were dismembered or had their bones boiled or scraped clean, experts say. The findings support accounts of Aztecs capturing and killing a caravan of Spanish conquistadors and local men, women and children travelling with them in revenge for the murder of Cacamatzin, king...
  • 1,000 Skeletons Found In Rome Catacombs

    06/23/2006 2:18:46 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,251+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 6-23-2006 | Nick Pisa
    1,000 skeletons found in Rome catacombs NICK PISA IN ROME ARCHAELOGISTS exploring one of Rome's oldest catacombs have discovered more than 1,000 skeletons dressed in elegant togas. Experts are thrilled by the find - which dates from about the first century - as it is the first "mass burial" of its kind identified. Mystery surrounds why so many bodies were neatly piled together in the complex network of underground burial chambers, which stretch for miles under the city. It was the custom then for Rome's upper classes to be burnt not buried, so it is thought the skeletons may be...
  • Beheaded Skeletons Replay War History (China - 221BC)

    04/19/2006 2:51:20 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 524+ views
    People's Daily ^ | 4-19-2006
    Beheaded skeletons replay war history Chinese archaeologists have unearthed some 30 beheaded skeletons dating back more than 2,000 years in central China's Henan Province, a cradle of the Chinese civilization. The skeletons were obviously warriors, the tallest of whom was at least 1.85 meters, said Sun Xinmin, head of the Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archeology. The human remains were found scattered in a pit in the city of Xinzheng, adjacent to a major battlefield where State Qin overthrew State Han toward the end of the Warring States Period (475 to 221 BC), said Sun. He and his...
  • CA: Former Feinstein staffer edited Wikipedia entries (cut references to Feinstein's net worth)

    02/09/2006 11:57:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,171+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 2/9/06 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Washington -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office acknowledged today that a former staff member had removed references to the California Democrat's net worth on the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia, as well as altered entries about her husband Richard Blum's Chinese investments in 1997. A former staff member "independently went on to Wikipedia to correct some material he felt was not appropriate," said Feinstein spokesman Howard Gantman. "The senator was not even aware of it." The changes to the biographies of members of Congress, allegedly by their staffs, have again raised questions about the credibility of the online encyclopedia that has become an...
  • Archaeologists Suprised To Discover Ancient Horse Skeletons In Jaffa Dig

    11/27/2005 2:32:02 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 648+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 11-23-2005 | Yuval Azoulay
    Archaeologists uncovering the horse skeletons found recently during a salvage dig beneath the Armenian monastery in Jaffa. (Nir Kafri) Last update - 02:21 23/11/2005 Archaeologists surprised to discover ancient horse skeletons in Jaffa dig By Yuval Azoulay Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists conducting a salvage dig in the Armenian monastery in Jaffa expected to find artifacts connected to the ancient fortifications of the city. However, a few days ago they were surprised to discover, some 60 centimeters below the monastery floor, no fewer than 10 horse skeletons. Excavation directors Amit Re'em and Martin Peilstoker said yesterday the horses may have...
  • Scientists To Start DNA Analysis Of Ancient Horse Skeletons

    01/10/2005 3:07:32 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 1,002+ views
    Scientists to start DNA analysis of ancient horse skeletons www.chinaview.cn 2005-01-10 15:19:28 XI'AN, Jan. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese and British scientists are planning for the DNA analysis of 12 horse skeletons unearthed from the burial ground of a prominent duke who lived more than 2,500 years ago in northwestern Shaanxi Province. Archeologists with Beijing University and Cambridge University have used a professional database to process data collected from the skeletons, including the size and weight of the skulls, spinalcolumns and limbs. A Cambridge laboratory will be entrusted to carry out the DNA analysis, after the State Administration of Cultural Heritage...
  • Hillary's Former Fund-Raising Director Indicted (UPDATED INFO)

    01/07/2005 1:58:31 PM PST · by fidelio · 250 replies · 10,188+ views
    San Luis Obispo (Ca.) ^ | 07 Jan 05 | Associated Press Wire
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's former finance director has been indicted on charges of causing false campaign finance reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission, the Justice Department said Friday.</p> <p>The indictment of David Rosen, unsealed in Los Angeles, focuses on his fund-raising for an Aug. 12, 2000, gala for Clinton in Los Angeles. The New York Democrat was still first lady at the time.</p>
  • Skeletons, Script Found At Ancient Burial Site In Tamil Nadu

    05/30/2004 3:02:52 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 413+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 5-25-2004 | T.S. Subramanian
    Skeletons, script found at ancient burial site in Tamil Nadu By T.S. Subramanian An urn containing a human skull and bones unearthed by the Archaeological Survey of India at Adhichanallur, near Tirunelveli town in Tamil Nadu. Twelve of these urns (below) contain human skeletons. Three of them, which may be 2,800 years old, bear inscriptions that resemble the early Tamil Brahmi script. -- Photos: A. Shaikmohideen CHENNAI, MAY 25. In spectacular finds, the Archaeological Survey of India, Chennai Circle, has unearthed a dozen 2,800-year-old human skeletons intact in urns at Adichanallur, 24 km from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. Three of...
  • Dutch Garden May Hold The (Three) Musketeers' Skeletons

    05/06/2004 4:06:59 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 192+ views
    CNN ^ | 5-5-2004
    Dutch garden may hold Musketeers' skeletons Wednesday, May 5, 2004 Posted: 2:18 PM EDT (1818 GMT) AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) -- Are the three musketeers and four swashbuckling chums buried under an unassuming Dutch garden in the town where legendary swordsman D'Artagnan was killed? Police plan to turn over an investigation into the discovery of the seven skeletons to archaeologists in the southern Dutch town of Maastricht, which has a history of battles going back to Roman times.
  • Italian Skeletons Reveal Old World Diseases

    04/13/2004 5:22:18 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 719+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 4-13-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Italian Skeletons Reveal Old World Diseases By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Columbus: Syphilis Spreader? April 12, 2004 Researchers investigating Italian cemeteries have found further evidence to confirm that syphilis and rheumatoid arthritis plagued the Americas long before the arrival of Columbus. Involving various sites throughout Italy, the study examined 688 skeletons dating from the Bronze Age to the Black Plague epidemic of 1485-1486. The remains were investigated for the presence of bony alterations characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis, gout, spondyloarthropathy and syphilis-causing organisms, called treponemes. Indeed, syphilis is known to scar and deform bones. Legend holds that Columbus and his...
  • John Kerry has his own Watergate, it's called Lowellgate

    02/13/2004 8:23:21 AM PST · by wolicy_ponk · 12 replies · 422+ views
    Insight ^ | Sept. 2, 2003 | John Pike
    Heard of Watergate? Get ready for Lowellgate. On Sept. 18, 1972, the evening before the primary election during his second attempt for Congress, Kerry's brother Cameron and one Thomas Vallely, both part of his current campaign team, were arrested by Lowell police at 1:40 a.m. and charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit larceny. The two were apprehended in the basement of a building whose door had been forced open, police said. It housed the headquarters of candidate DiFruscia. The Watergate scandal was making headlines at this time, and it was called the Lowell Watergate. "They wanted...