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  • Lost in Combat? [3000 years ago]

    10/18/2019 6:35:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    University of Göttingen ^ | 15.10.2019 | Tobias Uhlig, et al
    Researchers discover belongings of a warrior on unique Bronze Age battlefield site Recent archaeological investigations in the Tollense Valley led by the University of Göttingen, the State Agency for Cultural Heritage in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the University of Greifswald have unearthed a collection of 31 unusual objects. Researchers believe this is the personal equipment of a Bronze Age warrior who died on the battlefield 3,300 years ago. This unique find was discovered by a diving team headed by Dr Joachim Krüger, from the University of Greifswald, and seems to have been protected in the river from the looting, which inevitably followed...
  • Time capsule from 1887 opened by Ogden school [UT]

    10/17/2019 7:16:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | Posted 6:37 pm, October 16, 2019, | by Hailey Higgins
    OGDEN, Utah— A time capsule buried in an Ogden school in 1887 was opened to the public for the first time. During the construction of the Ogden Academy, educators, students, and even construction workers dropped what was important to them inside a capsule and closed it 132 years ago. The capsule was uncovered when the building was demolished in 1959 but sat in storage until Wednesday. “Nobody does this unless they think what they’re doing is important,” Alan Barnett said, local government archivist for the Utah State Archive. The building was also important to early Utahns. It was built for...
  • Dismissed as fakes for a century, enigmatic Puerto Rican stones could rewrite history

    10/07/2019 6:38:58 AM PDT · by cll · 35 replies
    Miami Herlad ^ | 10/07/2019 | Jim Wyss
    Utuado, Puerto Rico - For more than a century, the fist-sized rocks etched with enigmatic patterns were ignored by academics and shunned by cultural power brokers. Discovered in Puerto Rico in the 1880s by a priest who was convinced they were a link to one of the Lost Tribes of Israel, the stones were declared forgeries in the early 1900s by researchers from the Smithsonian Institution. And so the rocks languished — literally collecting dust. When Puerto Rican archaeologist Reniel Rodríguez Ramos first stumbled onto the collection in 2001, the artifacts were so unappreciated that one was being used as...
  • Mysterious megastructures of the elusive Tripolye culture unearthed in Ukraine

    09/26/2019 12:23:24 PM PDT · by Openurmind · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep 26 2019 | Stephanie Pappas
    The excavation of a Stone Age community center in Ukraine is helping explain why large groups of tens of thousands of people flourished and then fell more than 5,000 years ago. The "megastructure" excavated in Ukraine was large compared with the houses around it, though not particularly huge by modern standards. At 2,045 square feet (190 square meters), the structure was the size of a modest American home. However, some Eastern European megastructures were up to 18,000 square feet (1,680 square m) in size. Archaeologists have puzzled over these buildings, many of which have been discovered through methods that use...
  • The Japanese Ghost Town Buried Deep in a Canadian Forest

    09/25/2019 12:49:35 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 | REINA GATTUSO
    The Japanese Ghost Town Buried Deep in a Canadian Forest Archaeologists have dug up sake bottles and delicate rice bowls. BY REINA GATTUSO SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 AT FIRST, IT DIDN’T LOOK like much: a clearing about an hour’s walk into the dense forest of British Columbia’s Seymour Valley, with some rusted cans scattered among the dank leaves and moldy tree trunks. It was 2004, and Bob Muckle, an archaeologist and anthropology instructor at Capilano University, was looking for a site to teach his students excavation. When a forester told him about the household artifacts locals had found in the clearing,...
  • Once Considered 'Simple,' the Ancient Edomites Were Actually Tech Geniuses

    09/24/2019 2:28:15 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | By David Grossman Sep 23, 2019
    The Edomites were portrayed as aggressors in biblical texts. but there's more to their story, according to a new study. With help from the nearby Egyptians, the Edomites developed technological prowess with a hot commodity at the time: copper. Studying ancient slag, archaeologists were able to uncover a complex geopolitical situation in the year 10,000 BCE. ========================================================================== The Edomites, an ancient kingdom derided in biblical texts as simple, have been underestimated for thousands of years, according to a new paper from a team of archaeologists. Far from simple tent-dwellers, the Edomites experienced a massive technological leap in the 10th...
  • Long-lost 13th-century painting found hanging in woman's kitchen

    09/24/2019 1:10:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    UPI ^ | 24 Sept 2019 | Ben Hooper
    A painting found hanging in an elderly French woman's kitchen was found to be a long-lost panel from a polyptych by 13th-century Italian artist Cimabue. The painting, titled "Mocking of Christ," is scheduled to be auctioned Oct. 27. Photo courtesy of Acteon =========================================================== Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A long-lost painting by pre-Renaissance painter Cimabue is headed to auction after being found hanging in an older French woman's kitchen. Experts said the Compiegne woman decided to have the painting hanging in her kitchen appraised and numerous tests were conducted that confirmed it to be the work of 13th-century Italian artist Cimabue,...
  • See the face of your 100,000-year-old ancestor

    09/19/2019 10:42:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 95 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman September 19, 2019 20:32
    Israeli team used DNA to design first Denosivan replica Portrait of a female Denisovan teen. (photo credit: MAAYAN HAREL) ================================================================ Meet “Denise,” the first reconstructed anatomical profile of what, until now, were considered the mysterious Denisovans, a group of archaic humans. She was revealed on Thursday by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The team who managed to recreate her profile say that long-term, their research shows possible strategies that could be taken for forensic applications. Denisovans lived in Siberia and Eastern Asia before going extinct approximately 50,000 years ago, said Hebrew University researcher Prof. Liran Carmel, who led...
  • Israeli Archaeologists Believe They’ve Found City Where Jesus Appeared After Resurrection

    09/10/2019 8:27:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CBN News ^ | September 5, 2019 | Emily Jones
    JERUSALEM, Israel – Archaeologists in Israel say they may have discovered the true location of Emmaus, the Biblical town where Jesus first appeared to two of his followers after being crucified and resurrected. Haaretz reports that researchers found the massive 2,200-year-old walls of a Hellenistic fortification believed to have been built by the Seleucid general who defeated Judah the Maccabee, the Jewish leader spoken of in the Hanukkah story. Since 2017, a Franco-Israeli team has been excavating a hill overlooking Jerusalem known as Kiriath Yearim, an area believed to be where the Ark of the Covenant was kept for 20...
  • Mass child sacrifice discovery may be largest in Peru

    08/28/2019 2:04:21 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 Aug 2019
    Archaeologists in Peru have unearthed what is believed to be the largest single mass child sacrifice in history. The bodies of 227 victims, aged between five and 14, were found near the coastal town of Huanchaco, north of Peru's capital Lima. The children were believed to have been sacrificed over 500 years ago. The discovery comes barely a year after 200 child victims of human sacrifice were found at two other sites in the country. Archaeologists told AFP news agency that some of the bodies in this latest collection still had hair and skin when they were dug up. The...
  • The Roman Ninth Legion's mysterious loss

    08/26/2019 7:32:27 AM PDT · by robowombat · 35 replies
    History Net ^ | 16 March 2011 | Dr Miles Russel
    The Roman Ninth Legion's mysterious loss 16 March 2011 The disappearance of Rome's Ninth Legion has long baffled historians, but could a brutal ambush have been the event that forged the England-Scotland border, asks archaeologist Dr Miles Russell, of Bournemouth University. One of the most enduring legends of Roman Britain concerns the disappearance of the Ninth Legion. The theory that 5,000 of Rome's finest soldiers were lost in the swirling mists of Caledonia, as they marched north to put down a rebellion, forms the basis of a new film, The Eagle, but how much of it is true? It is...
  • Metal-detecting couple find one of Britain's biggest ever treasure hoards [tr]

    08/26/2019 6:23:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2019 | James Gant
    A metal-detecting couple have found one of the biggest treasure hoards in British history which is believed to be worth around £5million. Adam Staples and partner Lisa Grace unearthed the 'once in a lifetime' find of almost 2,600 ancient coins that date back 1,000 years. Although the find is smaller than the famous Staffordshire Hoard - the biggest collection of buried coins and artefacts discovered in Britain - it is thought to be at least £1million more valuable.
  • Boy, 12, finds woolly mammoth or mastodon tooth on grounds of Ohio inn

    08/14/2019 8:42:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 14, 2019 / 11:06 AM | Ben Hooper
    Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A 12-year-old playing on the grounds of an Ohio inn made an unusual discovery -- a fossilized tooth from a woolly mammoth or a mastodon. The Inn at Honey Run in Millersburg said Jackson Hepner, 12, a relative of the inn's owner, spotted the object on the ground in a creek tributary. His family worked to identify the object, which they suspected of being a tooth from a woolly mammoth or a mastodon, elephant-like creatures from the Ice Age. The Inn said experts have looked at photos of the tooth and identified it as an upper...
  • Viking Grave Discovery In Sweden Leaves Archaeologists Stunned

    08/06/2019 10:27:06 AM PDT · by Anoop · 17 replies
    archaeology-world ^ | AUGUST 1, 2019 | ARCHAEOLOGY WORLD TEAM
    I was blessed to make a long planned all-day ride-a-long with a dear Dayton police friend from my church yesterday, just one day after the tragic mass shooting. The outpouring of love from the grateful citizens of the city of Dayton was overwhelming. Restaurants offered free food to cops, trays of cookies and donuts showed up at the station, people came up and wanted to hug officers, big waves with thank you’s were shouted our way. At traffic stops people rolled down their windows to voice their appreciation. The shooter was dropped by a hail of police bullets at the...
  • Archaeology student finds exceptionally rare fragment from Roman bottle

    07/24/2019 11:38:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | July 23, 2019 | by Shelley Hughes, University of York
    The fragment above an artist’s impression of how the fish bottle would have looked. Credit: National Trust/Rod Kirkpatrick/F Stop Press ============================================================ Peter Moore discovered a fragment from a 1,800 year-old glass fish at the National Trust's Chedworth Roman Villa in Gloucestershire. The shard of intricately decorated glass is so rare it took experts from around the world two years to identify it. Wealth and influence Peter discovered the fragment while part of a team carrying out a dig to understand more about the north wing of the villa. The glass fish may have been used to hold exotic perfume and...
  • Lost Church of the Apostles where Jesus’ disciples once lived ‘finally found’

    07/24/2019 8:42:38 AM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Keep the Faith ^ | Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | Tom Fish
    Lost Church of the Apostles where Jesus’ disciples once lived ‘finally found’ The legendary Church of the Apostles, believed by Christians to be the site of some of Jesus’ disciples’s homes, has likely been discovered. The incredible discovery was made in an area believed to be the ancient village of Bethsaida by the Sea of Galilee. This is where some religious scholars believe Jesus’ disciples Peter and Andrew lived. Kinneret Academic College and Nyack College of New York archaeologists believe the ancient Jewish village of Bethsaida, which is mentioned in the Bible’s New Testament, was far larger than previously thought....
  • Recently Discovered: 1700-Year-Old Letter Unveiling How Christians Lived Centuries Ago

    07/23/2019 9:37:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 203 replies
    GODTV ^ | 07/22/2019 | Rhoda Gayle
    A 1700-year-old letter that was recently discovered is said to reveal the way Christians actually lived centuries ago.230 AD The Papyrus P.Bas. 2.43 was written by a man named Arrianus to his brother Paulus, who was believed to be named after the apostle Paul. The letter has been dated to 230s AD and is thus older than all previously known Christian documentary evidence from Roman Egypt.It describes day-to-day family matters and provides insight into the world of the first Christians in the Roman Empire.“The earliest Christians in the Roman Empire are usually portrayed as eccentrics who withdrew from the world...
  • Teenage history fanatic, 18, discovers a First World War bomb near his home in France...

    07/10/2019 8:10:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 5 July 2019
    Full TITLE: "Teenage history fanatic, 18, discovers a First World War bomb near his home in France - only for it to blow up, leaving him without a finger and riddled with 50 pieces of shrapnel" Treasure hunter Paul Aiden was hunting for coins in a forest near his home in Metz, France, earlier this month when his metal detector started going off. Thinking he had struck gold, the 18-year-old began digging through the dense undergrowth before a massive explosion sent him flying backwards. Woodworker Mr Aiden admitted that by the time he realised he had struck on a WWI...
  • Team successfully replicates imagined ancient sea migration from Taiwan to Okinawa

    07/10/2019 2:22:51 AM PDT · by csvset · 14 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 9 July 2019 | Staff
    YONAGUNI, OKINAWA PREF. - A team of Japanese and Taiwanese paddlers in a dugout canoe on Tuesday successfully replicated a hypothetical human migration between Taiwan and Okinawa about 30,000 years ago. During the two-day, 200-kilometer voyage from Taitung County, southeastern Taiwan, to Yonaguni Island, Okinawa Prefecture, the team of five paddlers — one Taiwanese, three Japanese men and one Japanese woman — relied solely on the stars, sun and wind for their bearings. They departed Taiwan on Sunday afternoon in their 7.6-meter-long, 70-centimeter-wide wooden canoe, crossing the Black Stream, which begins off the Philippines and flows northeastward past Japan. The...
  • Scholars say Philistine genes help solve biblical mystery

    07/03/2019 1:16:54 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 108 replies ^ | Posted: Jul 3, 2019 / 02:13 PM EDT / Updated: Jul 3, 2019 / 02:21 PM EDT | by: ILAN BEN ZION
    JERUSALEM — Goliath the Greek? Human remains from an ancient cemetery in southern Israel have yielded precious bits of DNA that a new study says help prove the European origin of the Philistines — the enigmatic nemeses of the biblical Israelites. The Philistines mostly resided in five cities along the southern coast of what is today Israel and the Gaza Strip during the early Iron Age, around 3,000 years ago. In the Bible, David fought the Philistine giant Goliath in a duel, and Samson slew a thousand of their warriors with the jawbone of an ass. Many archaeologists have proposed...