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  • Goddess of fortune found in Sussita [ Tyche, the Greek goddess of fortune ]

    09/19/2010 5:32:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | September 16, 2010 | Rachel Feldman, University of Haifa
    A wall painting (fresco) of Tyche, the Greek goddess of fortune, was exposed during the 11th season of excavation at the Sussita site, on the east shore of the Sea of Galilee, which was conducted by researchers of the University of Haifa. Another female figure was found during this season, of a maenad, one of the companions of the wine god Dionysus. "It is interesting to see that although the private residence in which two goddesses were found was in existence during the Byzantine period, when Christianity negated and eradicated idolatrous cults, one can still find clear evidence of earlier...
  • Susita Site Yields Surprises

    08/07/2012 2:19:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    The 13th year of Haifa University's archeological digs at the Susita site just east of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) has yielded several surprises, including what experts believe is a portrait of a local man from the 3rd century CE, carved into a basalt gravestone. Susita – as it is known in the Aramaic version – was originally known by the Latin name Hippos. Both names refer to horses, although the reason for this name is not known. It was destroyed by the earthquake of 749 CE. Archeologist Dr. Michael Eisenberg explained that the "Susita man" rock was found in...
  • Archaeologists make startling discovery at ancient Sussita: A beer bottlecap

    09/28/2013 7:15:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Haaretz ^ | September 24, 2013 | Ran Shapira
    An unexpected discovery awaited a team of Israeli archaeologists in a drainage canal dating from roughly 2,000 years ago: an aluminum bottlecap. From a beer bottle. No, the good people of ancient Sussita weren't producing aluminum metal. The meaning of the startling discovery is that millennia after its construction, the drainage canal was still working, centuries after the city's final destruction by earthquake. Made of aluminum and feather-light, the bottle-cap floated on rainwater that washed into the canal, says Dr. Michael Eisenberg, head of an Israeli archaeological team digging the site. This canal, or less romantically -- a sewer, passed...
  • I Stood Here for Rome [Roman soldier shoeprints, Galilee]

    06/17/2015 9:57:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | June 17, 2015 | editors
    The archaeological sites of the ancient Roman Empire constitute without rival the most prolific array of ancient architecture and artifacts that can be attributed to any single civilization or culture. Its remains pockmark the Old World landscape from North Africa and Egypt to Hadrian’s Wall in Britain. The artifacts populate museums the world over. But comparatively rarely does one find the preserved footprint of an ancient Roman citizen. That is why excavators and archaeologists got excited when, while digging at the site of Hippos-Sussita (an ancient Hellenistic-Roman site just east of the Sea of Galilee in Israel), they came across...
  • Ancient Mosaic Found in 'Burnt Church' May Depict Miracle Described in the New Testament

    09/23/2019 11:44:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Live Science ^ | September 19 [?] 2019 | Yasemin Saplakoglu
    Now referred to as the "Burnt Church," this structure was likely burned to the ground during a Sasanian conquest of Hippos in the beginning of the seventh century. (The Sasanian empire was the last Persian empire before the emergence of Islam). Its mosaic floors, however, were well preserved in the ash. The mosaic was very colorful and had two Greek inscriptions that describe the ancient church fathers, who built the church for a martyr named "Theodoros." The mosaic was also covered in geometric patterns, birds, fish, fruit and baskets. Some of the baskets were filled with loaves of bread and...
  • 1,800 Year Old Roman Inscription on Milestone East of the Kinneret Deciphered

    05/01/2019 8:57:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 24, 2019 (20 Nisan 5779) | David Israel
    The name of the Roman emperor Maximinus Thrax, who ruled from 235 to 238 CE, was deciphered for the first time on a milestone which was used to mark ancient Roman roads, according to the latest study of the area of ​​ancient Sussita (Hippos) carried out by researchers from the University of Haifa. This is the first inscription that researchers have been able identify on the milestones marking the road from Susita east of the Sea of ​​Galilee to Banias (Panias, named after the god Pan) in the southern Golan Heights. According to Dr. Michael Eisenberg of the Institute of...
  • Prehistoric art hints at lost Indian civilisation

    10/01/2018 4:59:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | Monday, October 1, 2018 | unattributed
    The rock carvings -- known as petroglyphs -- have been discovered in their thousands atop hillocks in the Konkan region of western Maharashtra. Mostly discovered in the Ratnagiri and Rajapur areas, a majority of the images etched on the rocky, flat hilltops remained unnoticed for thousands of years... animals, birds, human figures and geometrical designs are all depicted. The way the petroglyphs have been drawn, and their similarity to those found in other parts of the world, have led experts to believe that they were created in prehistoric times and are possibly among the oldest ever discovered. "Our first deduction...
  • Hippo bite kills Chinese tourist in Kenya

    08/12/2018 2:15:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    Chang Ming Chuang, 66, was tracking the animal at a wildlife resort on Lake Naivasha, 90km (56 miles) north-west of the capital, Nairobi. A second Chinese tourist was injured in the attack. Six people have been killed by hippos in the area this year. High water levels have seen hippos - the world's deadliest large land mammal - stray on to resorts for pasture. Witnesses said the two tourists had come too close to the animal near the Sopa hotel.
  • Pablo Escobar’s Hippos: A Growing Problem

    06/30/2014 10:15:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    A herd of hippopotamuses once owned by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been taking over the countryside near his former ranch - and no-one quite knows what to do with them. It was in 2007, 14 years after Escobar's death, that people in rural Antioquia, 200 miles north-west of Bogota, began phoning the Ministry of Environment to report sightings of a peculiar animal. "They found a creature in a river that they had never seen before, with small ears and a really big mouth," recalls Carlos Valderrama, from the charity Webconserva. He went to look, and found...
  • Hippo vs. Crocodile: Stunning Photos Show Beastly Showdown in the Wild

    04/16/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    An army of crocodiles took on a herd of massive hippos -- although if you ask us, this fight doesn't seem quite fair. Check out the wild photos from the beastly battle... It's nature at it's most stunning -- and also it's most brutal. A herd of hippos was no match for this throng of hungry crocodiles that descended upon the unsuspecting beasts at the South Luangwa National Park in Eastern Zambia. See how the drama unfolded...
  • An Amazingly Sweet Story Told By a Young Child (video)

    01/01/2011 6:40:09 PM PST · by Korah · 4 replies
    This is the cutest video I have seen in a long time. A little girl with huge eyes tells a story about monkeys, a witch and crocodiles. It's in French, but the subtitles makes it easy to follow. If you like little girls then you will fall in love this little darling. Here is the link to the video; Sweet Story Told By a Young Child
  • Video of An Amazingly Sweet Story Told By a Young Child

    01/01/2011 7:11:10 AM PST · by OneVike · 17 replies
    A breathtaking story by a little French girl named, Capucine. This little girl weaves a tale of baby monkeys lost in frighteningtrees, a witch, crocodiles, a tiger, a "popotamus", a lion, and even a "tremendously very bad mammoth". There are also magic powers and an orange ring, but sometimes, "something goes amiss".
  • King Tut suffered 'massive' chest injury, new research reveals

    11/12/2010 8:50:37 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Heritage Key ^ | Friday, November 5, 2010 | Owen Jarus
    One possibility that Dr. Harer ruled out is that of a chariot accident. "If he fell from a speeding chariot going at top speed you would have what we call a tumbling injury -- he'd go head over heels. He would break his neck. His back. His arms, legs. It wouldn't gouge a chunk out of his chest." Instead, at his Toronto lecture, Harer brought up another, more exotic possibility -- that Tut was killed by a hippo. It's not as far out an idea as it sounds, hippos are aggressive, quick and territorial animals, and there is an artefact...
  • Anthrax kills 30 hippos in popular Uganda park

    06/26/2010 5:53:55 AM PDT · by csvset · 20 replies · 2+ views
    GeoTV ^ | June 23, 2010 | Wire
    KAMPALA: Anthrax has killed at least 30 hippopotamuses in a popular Ugandan game park that saw a similar outbreak six years ago, officials said Wednesday. Tom Okello, conservation area manager at Queen Elizabeth National Park, a much-visited safari destination, said 10 of the hulking semi-aquatic animals were found dead over one half-day period alone. "This was something that we had seen before, so I knew immediately that we had to get the blood samples tested," he said, recalling a 2004 outbreak that claimed around 300 hippos around a small lake in the park. "When anthrax is involved, the blood doesn't...
  • Hippos destroy 40 nursery beds at Moriba rice field

    04/29/2010 3:38:40 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies · 1,174+ views
    today ^ | 29 April, 2010 | MUSTAPHA MBENGA
    Marauding hippopotamus on Thursday April 22 destroyed over forty nursery beds at Moriba rice field in Janjangbureh, CRR. The nurseries which were due for transplanting were seriously damaged thus causing another setback for farmers in the Central River Region, the farming community of which has double season annually. A delegation comprising of agricultural officers from Sapu Agricultural Office, together with the National Assembly member for the area Hon.Foday Jibani Manka, Alh Omar Mambureh and the press visited the scene. Speaking shortly after the visit, the National Assembly member for the area Hon. Foday Jibani Manka explained that the rice farm...
  • Caught On Camera: Hippos Kill Crocodile In Rare Clash

    11/16/2009 9:49:20 PM PST · by Steelfish · 31 replies · 3,138+ views
    London Times ^ | November 16th, 2009
    November 17, 2009 Caught On Camera: Hippos Kill Crocodile In Rare Clash [Pics in URL: 4 Images] Faced with the angry hippos, the crocodile decides to run across their backs Jonathan Clayton, Africa Correspondent Bathing hippos usually have a tolerant attitude towards their fellow creatures — until something snaps. And then, as this crocodile discovered the hard way, they are the most dangerous wild animals in Africa Vaclav Silha, a Czech wildlife photographer, had set up his camera on the banks of the Grumeti in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, to take pictures of a group of 50 placid hippos...
  • Baby Hippo at Swiss Zoo Won't Become Tiger Food (Farasi)

    03/16/2009 3:50:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 406+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Saturday, March 14, 2009
    Farasi the baby hippo won't be euthanized and fed to the big cats after all. The Basel Zoo said media reports that Farasi will be euthanized and put in the nearby tiger cage because of a lack of space are misleading. Yes, animals are euthanized from time to time, the zoo said, but that is unlikely to be an option in the case of Farasi, who was born in November and has become one of the zoo's star attractions.
  • Teens Allegedly Taunt Hippos and Survive

    07/19/2007 10:41:50 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies · 456+ views
    Townhall ^ | 07/19/2007
    The Kansas City Zoo plans to press charges against two teenage boys who allegedly climbed into the hippo exhibit and threw rocks at the two-ton mammals, zoo officials said. A 14-year-old witness spotted the boys Monday as the hippos were becoming angry and charging. The boys, whose identities were not released, survived the encounter without injuries. Randy Wisthoff, the zoo director, said the boys, both 14, are from St. Louis and were apparently trying to impress a girl. The massive hippos, which spend much of their days submerged in water, are often considered one of the most dangerous animals in...
  • Dead drug lord's hippos on the loose in Colombia

    12/25/2006 8:57:30 AM PST · by Rodney King · 29 replies · 2,318+ views
    Pittsburgh post gazette ^ | today | Chris Kraul
    PUERTO TRIUNFO, Colombia -- Hacienda Napoles was Pablo Escobar's pleasure palace, a 5,500-acre estate where the notorious drug lord held court over million-dollar cocaine deals, parties with underage girls and visits by shadowy men of power. Escobar lived large here in his lush fiefdom 100 miles east of Medellin, far from the teeming slums where he began his life of crime. He built a bullring, an airstrip, an ersatz Jurassic Park with half a dozen immense concrete dinosaurs. He stocked a private wild animal park with hundreds of elephants, camels, giraffes, ostriches, zebras and other animals. He installed four hippos...
  • Hippo Kills Tourist In Kenya

    03/02/2005 4:56:46 AM PST · by kingattax · 45 replies · 1,034+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 1, 2005
    NAIVASHA, Kenya -- A hippopotamus flipped and trampled an Australian tourist to death at a popular resort in central Kenya, police said Tuesday. Vicky Elizabeth Bartlett, 50, was with a group of 12 tourists at Lake Naivasha on Monday night when the hippo attacked, said Simon Kiragu, the regional police chief. "The hippo attacked the woman, flipping her into the air before tossing her on the ground and trampling her," he said. Bartlett was rushed to a hospital but died while undergoing treatment. No one else was injured in the attack. Wilflife experts say hippos can pose extreme danger to...