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  • Mystery of Tut's Father: New Clues on Unidentified Mummy

    07/10/2007 4:52:43 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 852+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 7-10-2007 | Brian Handwerk
    Mystery of Tut's Father: New Clues on Unidentified Mummy Brian Handwerk for National Geographic News July 10, 2007 Egyptologists have uncovered new evidence that bolsters the controversial theory that a mysterious mummy is the corpse of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten, husband of Nefertiti and, some experts believe, the father of King Tut. (Photos: Who Was Tut's Father?) The mummy's identity has generated fierce debate ever since its discovery in 1907 in tomb KV 55, located less than 100 feet (30 meters) from King Tutankhamun's then hidden burial chamber. So an international team of researchers led by Zahi Hawass, head of...
  • Ancient gold unearthed in Sudan

    06/19/2007 2:11:54 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 57 replies · 1,339+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, June 19, 2007
    The Kush kingdom was conquered by the Egyptians A team of archaeologists has discovered a huge ancient gold processing centre and a graveyard along the River Nile in northern Sudan.They were part of the 4,000-year-old Kush, or Nubian, kingdom. The scholars say the finds show the empire was much bigger than previously thought and rivalled ancient Egypt. The archaeologists are racing to dig up the Hosh el-Geruf area, some 225 miles from the capital, Khartoum, before the Merowe dam floods the area next year. The dam is due to create a lake 100 miles long and two miles wide,...
  • 300 - FRANK MILLER'S STORY

    01/16/2007 5:11:53 AM PST · by 7thson · 83 replies · 3,465+ views
    I just watched a trailer of the new movie coming out - 300. It looks fairly decent. Anyone have anything to say about the movie? There are scenes where the talk about freedom and being free. I do not know the history of back then, but watching the trailer, I seemed to get a connection with what is going on in the world right now concerning the WOT and the storyline of the movie. They go against Persia - modern day Iran. 300 against one million - the United States against the world. Am I reading too much into this?...
  • These Pictures tell it all!

    08/20/2006 8:04:05 PM PDT · by Exton1 · 134 replies · 7,613+ views
    These Pictures tell it all! Muslims have stated that England will be the first country they take over! These are pictures not shown on American TV or in American Newspapers (as they might help Bush's war on terror), but were forwarded to me by a Canadian Friend who thought Americans ought to know! These pictures are of Muslims marching through the streets of London during their recent "Religion of Peace Demonstration." & Why would anyone think that we should be at war with such nice, peaceful Moslems?! Americans need to Know - You need to forward this one to everyone...
  • The Incredible Shrinking Credibility of RFK, Jr.

    06/06/2006 10:01:47 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 70 replies · 2,325+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 7, 2006 | Tom Bevan
    If the current trend continues, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is going to end up being involved in the journalistic equivalent of the Bay of Pigs. His article in the latest issue of Rolling Stone Republicans stole the 2004 election in Ohio is coming under a massive assault - and from the unlikeliest of places. Monday in Salon, Farhad Manjoo reduced RFK, Jr.'s seemingly authoritative argument to rubble. Democratic pollster Mark Blumenthal followed suit later the same day by taking down Kennedy's claim that exit polling is an "exact science" and highlighting how he either misinterpreted or willfully distorted numerous aspects...
  • 90 years later, Peru battles Yale over Incan artifacts

    01/10/2006 4:59:41 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 54 replies · 865+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 1/10/06 | Danna Harman
    MACHU PICCHU, PERU – The Incas built this mysterious city here, it is told, to be closer to the gods. It was placed so high in the clouds, at 7,700 feet, that the empire- raiding Spaniards never found, or destroyed, it. Today, visitors to Machu Picchu see well-preserved ruins hidden among the majestic Andes: complete with palaces, baths, temples, tombs, sundials, and agricultural terraces, and also llamas roaming among hundreds of gray granite houses. But they won't find too many bowls, tools, ritual objects, or other artifacts used by the Incas of the late 1400s. To see those, they have...
  • The complete and utter history of the universe parts 1 & 2.

    12/24/2005 3:38:49 AM PST · by vimto · 4 replies · 391+ views
    2005/12/23 | Vimto
  • Google the word "failure"

    09/26/2005 7:37:04 AM PDT · by ElRushbo · 52 replies · 3,595+ views
    has anyone seen this before? How does this happen?
  • 2 Illegal Immigrants Win Arizona Ranch in Court

    08/24/2005 1:42:12 PM PDT · by One Proud Dad · 42 replies · 1,354+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 8/19/05 | Andrew Pollack
    Check this out.
  • To All members:This is a true virus warning and not a hoax.

    07/19/2005 9:45:17 AM PDT · by dvan · 43 replies · 1,924+ views
    NA | 7/19/2005 | AFCSA
    To All members: This is a true virus warning and not a hoax. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Warning Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it!!! This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe, but mainly in the US and Israel. Don't be inconsiderate; send this warning to whomever you know. Confirmed at: http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/osama.asp Origins: There are few headlines that would grab the attention of more computer users around the world than "Osama bin Laden Captured," and that's...
  • Carthage Tries To Live Down Image As Site Of Infanticide

    05/27/2005 12:20:44 PM PDT · by blam · 100 replies · 1,902+ views
    Post-Gazette/Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-26-2004 | Andrew Higgins
    Carthage tries to live down image as site of infanticide Thursday, May 26, 2005 By Andrew Higgins, The Wall Street Journal CARTHAGE, Tunisia -- Mhamed Hassine Fantar has a bone to pick with the Roman Empire, French writer Gustave Flaubert and a group of Americans who specialize in digging up old graves. An expert on ancient Carthage -- a city obliterated by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago -- Mr. Fantar is campaigning to clear his forefathers of a nasty stigma: a reputation for infanticide. "We didn't do it," says the 69-year-old archaeologist, rejecting accusations that the ancient citizens...
  • Searching For The Queen Of Sheba

    05/19/2005 7:03:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,547+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2005-05-18
    The queen of Sheba was once one of the most powerful leaders in the world but there are few clues left anywhere about this woman who ruled a rich and powerful nation somewhere in Africa -- perhaps, as some archeologists maintain, in what is now southwest Nigeria. Now, in what may be the site of her last home and gravesite, a University of Toronto professor is trying to unearth the queen's story -- partially told in the Old Testament -- as well as honouring her in the form of a new Nigerian museum and interpretive centre. "Each year both Muslim...
  • Ancient Beer, Wine Jars Found in Egypt

    05/18/2005 7:01:35 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 54 replies · 1,232+ views
    AP/SF Chronicle ^ | 5/18/05 | AP
    (05-18) 18:18 PDT CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Archaeologists digging in a 5,000-year-old site in southern Egypt have unearthed 200 rough ceramic beer and wine jars and a second mud-brick mortuary enclosure of King Hur-Aha the founder of the First Dynasty, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities said Wednesday. A joint American excavation mission from Yale University, Institute of Fine Arts, the Pennsylvania University Museum and New York Universities found the treasure Wednesday at Shunet El-Zebib, north of Abydos in the Upper Egyptian city of Sohag.
  • US Soldiers Just Miss Taking Iraq's Al-Qa'eda Leader (Al-Zarqawi)

    04/26/2005 5:30:33 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 747+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-27-2005 | Oliver Poole
    US soldiers just miss taking Iraq's al-Qa'eda leader By Oliver Poole in Baghdad (Filed: 27/04/2005) American troops seized the computer of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qa'eda's leader in Iraq, when they came tantalisingly close to capturing the terrorist after chasing a truck in which he was travelling, it was disclosed yesterday. A senior military official described finding the laptop as "a seminal event" which would help to run to ground the Jordanian-born militant and unravel his network, responsible for many of Iraq's worst outrages, including the beheading of the British contractor, Ken Bigley. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Details of the computer's discovery...
  • Google e-mail (g-mail) Up and Running

    02/19/2005 4:30:58 AM PST · by infocats · 13 replies · 720+ views
    Google.com | February 19th., 2005 | Google
    ALERT...ALERT...ALERT...ALERT The long awaited and highly anticipated Google e-mail (g-mail) has arrived; I believe it is still in Beta testing as the one time link I was sent for account activation disabled itself after signup...but perhaps by some creative poking around on their website, you too can find a sign up link. About G-mail
  • Poor Ships Saved Japan From Mongolian Army

    01/21/2005 10:20:18 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 1,198+ views
    The Star ^ | 1-20-2005
    Poor ships saved Japan from Mongolian army PARIS: Science has dealt a blow to a Japanese legend which says the country was twice saved from a Mongolian fleet thanks to a “divine wind,” or kamikaze, that destroyed the invaders' ships. A 900-ship fleet, sent by the Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan in 1274, met resistance from Japanese samurai before being forced into retreat by bad weather and was then ripped to pieces by the kamikaze. Kublai Khan tried again years later, amassing a vast fleet of 4,400 ships from China and Korea, most of which were sunk by strong winds off...
  • Human Sacrifice Was Common In Burnt City (Iran)

    12/28/2004 3:15:07 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 998+ views
    Payvand ^ | 12-27-2004
    12/27/04Human Sacrifice Was Common in Burnt City Tehran (Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency) -- According to archeological research in the 5000-year-old burnt city, in eastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, sacrificing human beings was a common practice in ancient times. After excavating a number of graves in the cemetery of the burnt city, the Iranian archeological team came across signs of murder and generally beheaded bodies.“During excavations in the burnt city cemetery, we came across a grave with only one skull buried along with gifts and personal items needed for the afterlife. There was also another grave in the form of a...
  • 5,000 Years Ago, Women Held Power In Burnt City, Iran

    12/24/2004 11:47:31 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 1,103+ views
    Iranian WS ^ | 12-23-2004
    5000 Years Ago, Women Held Power In Burnt City, Iran Dec 23, 2004, 11:34 CHN According to the research by an archeological team in the burnt city, women comprised the most powerful group in this 5000-year-old city. The archeological team has found a great number of seals in the women's graves. In ancient societies, holding a seal was a sign of power, and was of 2 kinds: personal and governmental. The burnt city ancient site located in Sistan-Baluchistan province, southeastern Iran, dates back to between 2000 and 3000 BC. "In the ancient world, there were tools used as a means...
  • Mystery Of 'Chirping' Pyramid Decoded

    12/17/2004 2:43:44 PM PST · by blam · 78 replies · 2,116+ views
    Nature ^ | 12-14-2004 | Philip Ball
    Mystery of 'chirping' pyramid decoded Philip BallAcoustic analysis shows how temple transforms echoes into sounds of nature El Castillo's strange echoes have fascinated visitors for generations © Punchstock A theory that the ancient Mayans built their pyramids to act as giant resonators to produce strange and evocative echoes has been supported by a team of Belgian scientists. Nico Declercq of Ghent University and his colleagues have shown how sound waves ricocheting around the tiered steps of the El Castillo pyramid, at the Mayan ruin of Chichén Itzá near Cancún in Mexico, create sounds that mimic the chirp of a bird...
  • Mel Gibson and the Maccabees

    12/08/2004 11:31:33 AM PST · by missyme · 70 replies · 3,470+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | Dec 8th, 2004
    Anyone who took offense at Mel Gibson’s "The Passion of the Christ", with its depiction of Jewish leaders condemning Jesus, should get ready soon to be offended all over again. Gibson, it is reported, has his heart set on doing a movie version of the story commemorated by Hanukkah. His text will be the novel "My Glorious Brothers" by Howard Fast. Ironically, this book is a sentimental favorite with the older-generation Jewish audience that also tends to be the main financial supporter of Gibson’s primary antagonist, the Anti-Defamation League, which led the drive to condemn "The Passion" as anti-Semitic. The...