Archaeology

Lost Ancient City Exhumed From the Ocean

Posted by on June 25, 2013 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 3 Comments
Lost Ancient City Exhumed From the Ocean

It was a legend. No trace of the city had ever been found, and it appeared only in a few rare inscriptions and ancient texts. The city of Thonis-Heracleion (known by both its Egyptian and Greek names) was not something anyone was expecting to find, because no one was looking for it.

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Scientists Have Found the Ancient Secret of Indestructible Concrete

Posted by on June 17, 2013 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Scientists Have Found the Ancient Secret of Indestructible Concrete

US and Europe, scientists have figured out that the most robust Roman concrete is a specific mixture of lime and volcanic rock, the details of which have been published in this month’s issues of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and American Mineralogist.

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Scientists Discover Oldest Known Primate Skeleton

Posted by on June 7, 2013 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
Scientists Discover Oldest Known Primate Skeleton

A team of international scientists announced Wednesday the discovery of the oldest-known fossil primate skeleton, Archicebus achilles, uncovered in an ancient lake bed near the modern Yangtze River in China’s Hubei province.

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Early Bird Beat Archaeopteryx to Worm by 10m Years

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Early Bird Beat Archaeopteryx to Worm by 10m Years

The fossilised ‘Dawn bird’, Aurornis xui, lived 160m years ago and had downy feathers but was probably unable to fly

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Lost Lands Found by Scientists

Written by on May 27, 2013 in Archaeology with 0 Comments
Lost Lands Found by Scientists

Granite boulders dredged from the seafloor off the coast of South America two years ago could be remnants of a long-vanished continent, according to Roberto Ventura Santos, the geology director of Brazil’s Geology Service.

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Massive Submerged Structure Stumps Israeli Archaeologists

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Archaeology with 2 Comments
Massive Submerged Structure Stumps Israeli Archaeologists

It’s thousands of years old — a conical, manmade behemoth weighing hundreds of tons, practically begging to be explored.

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Bahrain Digs Unveil One of the Oldest Civilizations

Written by on May 23, 2013 in Archaeology with 0 Comments
Bahrain Digs Unveil One of the Oldest Civilizations

Excavations at an archaeological site in Bahrain are shedding light on one of the oldest trading civilizations. Despite its antiquity, comparatively little is known about the advanced culture represented at Saar.

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Ancient Lost World Found in Honduran Jungle

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Ancient Lost World Found in Honduran Jungle

Archaeologists have discovered a lost civilisation deep in the jungles of Central America.

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Brazilian ‘Atlantis’ Found

Written by on May 7, 2013 in Archaeology with 0 Comments
Brazilian ‘Atlantis’ Found

Geologists have announced the discovery of what has been dubbed the ‘Brazilian Atlantis’, some 900 miles from Rio.

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Robot Finds Mysterious Spheres in Ancient Temple

Written by on May 1, 2013 in Archaeology, Technology with 0 Comments
Robot Finds Mysterious Spheres in Ancient Temple

Hundreds of mysterious spheres lie beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, an ancient six-level step pyramid just 30 miles from Mexico City.

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World’s Oldest Dinosaur Embryo Discovered in China – Along With Organic Material

Posted by on April 10, 2013 in Archaeology with 0 Comments
World’s Oldest Dinosaur Embryo Discovered in China – Along With Organic Material

The world’s oldest dinosaur embryos, some of which still feature organic material, have been found in Southwest China, researchers announced Wednesday. The 190-million-year-old lufengosaurus fossils could shed light on how the largest dinosaurs grew to their enormous sizes.

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Researchers Discover New Origin of Stonehenge

Posted by on March 10, 2013 in Archaeology with 0 Comments
Researchers Discover New Origin of Stonehenge

Centuries before the first massive stone was hauled into place at Stonehenge, the world’s most famous prehistoric monument may have begun life as a giant burial ground, according to a theory disclosed on Saturday. More than 50,000 cremated bone fragments, of 63 individuals buried at Stonehenge, have been excavated and studied for the first time by a team

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35 Ancient Pyramids Discovered in Sudan Necropolis

Written by on February 6, 2013 in Archaeology with 2 Comments
35 Ancient Pyramids Discovered in Sudan Necropolis

At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have been discovered clustered closely together at a site called Sedeinga in Sudan. Discovered between 2009 and 2012, researchers are surprised at how densely the pyramids are concentrated.

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The Origin Of The Swastika Symbol

Written by on January 29, 2013 in Archaeology with 7 Comments
The Origin Of The Swastika Symbol

A brief history of the Swastika symbol and how, because of German Nazi, its meaning became widely misunderstood.

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British Archaeologists Unearth Astonishing Collection Of Ancient Figurines In Greece

Posted by on January 8, 2013 in Archaeology with 0 Comments
British Archaeologists Unearth Astonishing Collection Of Ancient Figurines In Greece

A team of history-lovers from Britain have unearthed over 300 prehistoric clay figurines in one of the biggest archaeological finds in south-eastern Europe. The archaeologists, from Southampton University, helped make the landmark discovery at a Neolithic archaeological site in central Greece believed to be dated from between 5800 – 5300 BC.

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