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  • Ancient Skulls That Mirror Ours, Rewrite Human History

    08/09/2017 11:04:13 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    BI ^ | 8-9-2017 | Erin Brodwin
    Most people don't spend their free time imagining what it would be like to get on the subway and sit across from a 300,000-year-old person. But anthropologist Jean-Jacques Hublin isn't most people. In June, Hublin published two papers in the highly-respected journal Nature suggesting that the first Homo sapiens — that is, the first members of our species — lived 100,000 years earlier than previously thought in a place that no one would have expected. They also had faces that looked surprisingly like ours. ”I’m not sure these people would stand out from a crowd today," said Hublin on a...
  • Rabbit hole leads to incredible 700-year-old Knights Templar cave complex

    06/07/2017 1:32:15 AM PDT · by ETL · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar 2017
    A rabbit hole in the UK conceals the entrance to an incredible cave complex linked to the mysterious Knights Templar. New photos show the remarkable Caynton Caves network, which looks like something out of the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” The shadowy Knights Templar order is said to have used the caves. The Sun reports that the caves are hidden beneath a farmer’s field in Shropshire. The site was visited by photographer Michael Scott after he saw a video of the caves online. “I traipsed over a field to find it, but if you didn’t know it was...
  • THE TRIUMPH OF FAKE HISTORY

    04/21/2017 6:42:54 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 21, 2017 | Deborah Lambert
    Here's a fun fact: Not surprisingly, after being trashed and trampled by the Left for several generations, there has been a downward spiral in the study of history on American campuses from 18 percent in 1971 to 9 percent today, according to historian Daniel Pipes. And, according to the American Historical Association, the reason appears to coincide with the percentage of historians who specialize in women and gender, which has risen from 1% to nearly 10%.during the past 40 years. Not surprisingly, the study of gender is the most important subfield in the academy, followed by cultural history and environmental...
  • 2,000-year-old clay doll dug up in one piece at Osaka ruins site

    01/30/2017 9:54:24 AM PST · by fishtank · 24 replies
    Asahi ^ | January 27, 2017 at 17:00 JST | By TAKASHI YOSHIKAWA
    2,000-year-old clay doll dug up in one piece at Osaka ruins site IBARAKI, Osaka Prefecture--A moon-faced clay doll from the mid-Yayoi Pottery Culture period (300 B.C.-A.D. 300) has been unearthed in near perfect condition at an archaeological site here, the first discovery of its kind in the prefecture. The charming doll, of a kind very rarely found intact, was unearthed at the Kori ruins, the Osaka Center for Culture Heritage announced Jan. 26.
  • New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in Judean Desert

    12/23/2016 8:15:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.haaretz.com ^ | 12-21-2016 | Philippe Bohstrom
    New fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been found in the Cave of the Skulls by the Dead Sea in Israel, in a salvage excavation by Israeli authorities. The pieces are small and the writing on them is too faded to make out without advanced analysis. At this stage the archaeologists aren't even sure if they're written in ancient Hebrew, Aramaic or another language. “The most important thing that can come out of these fragments is if we can connect them with other documents that were looted from the Judean Desert, and that have no known provenance," says Dr....
  • Ship wrecked off Florida might have changed history (Jean Ribault's Fleet)

    12/14/2016 6:27:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 04:41 EST, 14 December 2016 | Staff
    Treasure hunters have apparently found the 500-year-old remains of a naval expedition led by a colonizer who could have changed Florida's history, making it French-speaking at least for a while. The big question is if the shipwreck is that of "La Trinite," the 32-gun flagship of a fleet led by Jean Ribault, a French navigator who tried to establish a Protestant colony in the southeast US under orders from King Charles IX. They probably are, say authorities in Florida, the French government and independent archeologists. And if they in fact are, this is an unparalleled find, said John de Bry,...
  • HITLER'S GHOST ISLAND: Secret Nazi ‘Treasure Hunter’ base in Arctic found by Russian scientists

    12/12/2016 6:43:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 21st October 2016, 10:22 am | BY TOM MICHAEL
    HITLER'S GHOST ISLAND Secret Nazi ‘Treasure Hunter’ base in Arctic found by Russian scientists after being abandoned over 70 years ago when crew was poisoned by polar bear meat Ruined bunkers, rusted bullets and even documents among 500 objects found on remote island that may have been used as an outpost to search for mythical treasure trove The mysterious site is located on a remote island in Russian territory – more than 600 miles from the North Pole. Set up in 1942, a year after Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, the military outpost on Alexandra land was christened “Schatzgraber” or...
  • 'Godzilla Platypus' Fossil Discovered in Australia

    11/06/2013 5:47:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 5, 2013 | DANIELLE ELLIOT
    Paleontologists have long believed that the platypus is one of the few species that can trace a direct line back to the beginning of time. Now, a new study is changing that image. Researchers say a tooth discovered in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area in Queensland, Australia, belongs to a different, extinct platypus species. "Discovery of this new species was a shock to us because prior to this, the fossil record suggested that the evolutionary tree of platypuses was relatively linear one," Dr. Michael Archer of the University of New South Wales, a co-author of the study, said in a...
  • Scans give 3D look at Coughton Court’s priest hole

    12/01/2016 2:00:42 PM PST · by fishtank · 22 replies
    Stratford-upon-Avon Herald ^ | 30th November 2016 | Chris Smith
    Scans give 3D look at Coughton Court’s priest hole By Chris Smith - 30th November 2016 1 1694 One of the 3D images of the priest hole at Coughton Court which have been produced by researchers at the University of Nottingham. THE first 3D images of a hiding-hole at Coughton Court that was used by 17th-century Catholic priests escaping religious persecution have been created by university researchers. The priest hole was first discovered in the 1850s in Coughton – a key building in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 – hidden in a turret of the main gatehouse, concealed between the...
  • Archaeological excavation unearths evidence of turkey domestication 1,500 years ago

    11/23/2016 10:15:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    phys.org ^ | November 21, 2016 | Provided by: Field Museum
    Turkey eggshells and bones from an offering 1,500 years ago in Oaxaca, Mexico. Credit: © Linda Nicholas, The Field Museum. ================================================================================================================================ The turkeys we'll be sitting down to eat on Thursday have a history that goes way back. Archaeologists have unearthed a clutch of domesticated turkey eggs used as a ritual offering 1,500 years ago in Oaxaca, Mexico—some of the earliest evidence of turkey domestication. "Our research tells us that turkeys had been domesticated by 400-500 AD," explains Field Museum archaeologist Gary Feinman, one of the paper's authors. "People have made guesses about turkey domestication based on the presence or...
  • Extremely rare and ancient 'thinking man' jug discovered in Israel

    11/23/2016 7:00:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.ibtimes.co.uk ^ | November 23, 2016 13:54 GMT | By Hannah Osborne
    Excavators unearth the ancient 'thinking man' jug at at an archaeological site in Yehud, Israel (Israel Antiquities Authority) ================================================================================================================================== An ancient jug bearing the image of a "reflective" person has been discovered in Israel. The vessel dates back to the Middle Bronze Age and is believed to be approximately 3,800 years old. Archaeologists at the site in Yehud said similar pottery jugs have never before been found in the country. The jug is believed to have been a funeral offering to a "respected member of the ancient settlement," a statement from Israel Antiquities Authority said. It was found alongside daggers,...
  • SunkenCiv ?

    08/04/2016 5:08:02 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 56 replies
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  • Earliest known stone version of Ten Commandments up for auction

    11/16/2016 10:34:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 9:36 PM ET, Tue November 15, 2016 | By Georgia McCafferty
    The earliest known stone inscription of the Ten Commandments is being auctioned in Beverly Hills on November 16, with an opening bid of $250,000 -- and a stipulation that any owner must put the tablet on public display. Described as a "national treasure" of Israel, the stone was first uncovered in 1913 during excavations for a railroad station near Yavneh in Israel and is the only intact tablet version of the Commandments thought to exist.
  • NEW BLOG: Top ten Battles in history (EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY)

    11/01/2016 7:22:18 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Kyle Weissman
    MAINESTATEGOP AND THE NEW ENGLAND ALLIANCE FOR LIBERTY AND FREE MARKETS PRESENTS A NEW BLOG Ā EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY BY KYLE WEISSMAN Ā We've had many history articles on our blog, The story of The Battle Of Lepanto being our best one, we've had many requests for more history related articles. So, we're presenting a new blog, EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY by our very own Kyle Weissman.Ā  Kyle Weissman is one of our original founders of the New England Alliance For Liberty and Free Markets, He has been very very active in the free state movement in New Hampshire and...
  • Don't Diss the Dark Ages

    10/28/2016 8:01:09 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 25 October 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Once dissed as The Dark Ages, the Medieval Era is more properly viewed as a successful adaptation to the challenges of the post-Western Roman Empire era. The decline of the Western Roman Empire was the result of a constellation of challenges, including (but not limited to) massive new incursions of powerful Germanic tribes, a widening chasm between the Western and the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium), plague, an onerous tax burden on the non-elite classes, weak leadership, the dominance of a self-serving elite (sound familiar?) and last but not least, the expansion of an unproductive rabble in Rome that had to...
  • Earliest Ten Commandments Tablet On Auction in Beverly Hills

    10/25/2016 5:18:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 72 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 25th, 2016
    Three views of the Ten Commandments marble slab on auction Three views of the Ten Commandments marble slab on auction Photo Credit: Heritage Auctions The earliest-known stone inscription of the Ten Commandments will be offered Nov. 16, 2016 by Heritage Auctions in the Living Torah Museum Auction in Beverly Hills, California, Art Daily reported Tuesday. The tablet is the centerpiece of an offering of Bible-related historical artifacts, researched and authenticated, property of the Living Torah Museum in Brooklyn, NY. The opening bid on the Ten Commandments is $250,000. David Michaels, Director of Antiquities for Heritage Auctions, suggested “there is nothing...
  • Roman coins ID'd in Japanese ruins, but their origin baffles

    10/18/2016 7:08:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2016 9:18 PM EDT | Mari Yamaguchi
    The eyes of a visiting archaeologist lit up when he was shown the 10 tiny, tarnished discs that had sat unnoticed in storage for two and a half years at a dig on a southern Japan island. He had been to archaeological sites in Italy and Egypt, and recognized the “little round things” as old coins, including a few likely dating to the Roman Empire. “I was so excited I almost forgot what I was there for, and the coins were all we talked about,” said Toshio Tsukamoto of the Gangoji Institute for Research of Cultural Property in Nara, an...
  • 'It just got much more complicated': Why the discovery of HMS Terror only raises more questions

    10/11/2016 9:07:48 AM PDT · by jerod · 12 replies
    Mystery still surrounds what happened after the Franklin Expedition ships were abandoned in 1848 Even though HMS Terror has been found, the wreck's discovery in no way marks the end of the mystery surrounding how the Franklin Expedition met its grim demise in the mid-19th century in the icy waters of what is now Nunavut. As much as its location had been long sought, the wreck's revelation last month only serves up more questions about the ill-fated British polar mission led by John Franklin in search of the elusive Northwest Passage. "It's not like it's a solution," says Russell Potter,...
  • Roman bullets tell story of 1,800-year-old attack on Scottish fort

    10/07/2016 10:27:03 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 07, 2016 | Tom Metcalfe
    Several different types of sling bullets have been found at the site, from small lead bullets drilled with holes that the researchers think were designed to make a whistling noise in flight and terrorize their targets, to the largest lemon-shaped sling bullets, which weigh up to 2 ounces. "The interesting thing is that all the whistling sling bullets are from the Roman camp on the south face of the hill fort, so clearly they are using different sling bullets for different purposes," Nicholson told Live Science.
  • Roman coins discovered in ruins of Japanese castle

    09/28/2016 11:56:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    fox news ^ | 09/28/2016
    The coins were excavated from the ruins of Katsuren Castle in Okinawa Prefecture, according to the Japan Times, noting that this is the country’s first discovery of its kind. Citing the Board of Education in the city of Uruma, the Japan Times reports that the four copper coins are believed to be from the third to fourth centuries. ... X-ray analysis of the coins has apparently revealed the image of Emperor Constantine I and a soldier carrying a spear. Each coin measures 0.6 inches to 0.8 inches in diameter, according to the report.