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  • 1979: Bill Stewart, ABC News reporter

    06/20/2021 11:53:01 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 26 replies
    ExecutedToday.com ^ | June 20, 2014 | Headsman
    On this date in 1979, the American Broadcasting Company journalist Bill Stewart was executed at a somocista checkpoint during Nicaragua’s bloody civil war. And what is more, the deed was caught on film — pre-emptively balking the crumbling Nicaraguan dictatorship of the ability to, say, blame the killing on the Sandinista rebels. Stewart was stopped in a marked press vehicle in Managua, ordered to lie down, and then kicked and shot through the head while colleagues looked on. Though his summary execution by national guardsmen was taped by fellow journos in the convoy, the reasons for it are well into...
  • MCCONNELL: " ... increased military assistance to Israel"

    05/25/2021 8:37:21 AM PDT · by RandFan · 81 replies
    Chad Pergram ^ | May 24 | Chad Pergram
    @ChadPergram McConnell: I am encouraged that the President has committed to refilling Israel's Iron Dome stockpiles. I hope his budget proposal, coming Friday, will make room for increased military assistance to Israel
  • McConnell Says ‘100 Percent’ of His Focus Is on Blocking Biden’s Agenda

    05/06/2021 7:58:07 PM PDT · by Yong · 40 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 6, 2001 | Jack Phillips
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that the entirety of his focus is stopping President Joe Biden’s agenda, which threatens the already small chance of bipartisanship ahead of more negotiations on a potential infrastructure deal.
  • 6,000-Year-Old Skeletons Found Locked in Embrace Near Greek Cave

    03/29/2021 9:53:38 AM PDT · by Gilt23 · 39 replies
    6,000-Year-Old Skeletons Found Locked in Embrace Near Greek Cave ROME — They died young and, by the looks of it, in love. Two skeletons of the age of 6,000 found locked in an embrace near the city of Shakespeare set the star-crossed tale “Romeo and Juliet” have sparked theories the remains of a far more ancient love story have been found. Archaeologists unearthed the skeletons dating back to the late Neolithic period outside Mantua, 25 miles south of Verona, the city of Shakespeare’s story of doomed love. Buried between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago, the prehistoric pair are believed to...
  • A New geological study shows that the great sphinx of Giza is 800,000 Years old

    03/28/2021 9:08:58 AM PDT · by PAUL09 · 100 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 28-03-2021 | chris
    A New geological study shows that the great sphinx of Giza is 800,000 Years old The Great Sphinx on the Giza plateau in Egypt is one of the most mysterious and enigmatic monuments on the planet’s surface. It is an ancient structure that has baffled investigators since its discovery, and no one has been able to accurately date the Sphinx because there are no written records or reports of it in the past. Now, two Ukrainian researchers have suggested a new controversial theory, claiming that the Great Sphinx of Egypt is about 800,000 years old. A scientifically based revolutionary theory....
  • Human-Sized Maya Mask Found in Mexico

    03/27/2021 9:39:10 AM PDT · by PAUL09 · 21 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 27-03-2021 | chris
    Human-Sized Maya Mask Found in Mexico The stucco sculpture—dated to between 300 B.C. and 250 A.D.—probably depicts a deity or elite member of society A giant Mayan mask as tall as a person has been revealed at an archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán. The stucco mask of Ucanha being worked on by archaeologists The mask, which depicts the face of an unknown deity or elite person, was sculpted from the building material stucco and dates back to a period in Maya history known as the Late Preclassic (about 300 B.C. — A.D. 250), according to the news...
  • Neanderthals could talk, and it wasn’t the “Ooga Booga” you were expecting

    03/27/2021 4:28:09 AM PDT · by PAUL09 · 37 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 27-03-2021 | chris
    Neanderthals could talk, and it wasn’t the “Ooga Booga” you were expecting Homo sapiens have a preconceived notion of our Neanderthal ancestors as being so primitive that the only way they could communicate was by beating their chests and grunting now that we don’t live in caves and beat things with clubs. Neanderthal skull. According to scientists who recently discovered some shocking facts about how Neanderthals communicated, this couldn’t be further from the truth. They most certainly had some sort of a language. The ear structures in Neanderthal skulls showed that they were capable of picking up on the wavelengths...
  • Scientists Find 500-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Brain

    03/26/2021 5:12:51 AM PDT · by PAUL09 · 33 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 26-03-2021 | chris
    Scientists Find 500-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Brain The discovery of new evidence supports the previous speculation on 520 million-year-old human-old brain systems, provoking thoughts about the nature of brains, life, and intelligence in the cosmos. Soft, squishy, and delicate; brain and nervous system tissues maybe some of the worst candidates for preservation in the fossil record. In past years the best examples of the ancient brain and nerve structures have come from creatures trapped and preserved in amber that was a couple of hundred million years old. But a few years ago paleontologists claimed to have found evidence of brain structures in...
  • A California Couple Found $10 Million In Gold Coins In Their Backyard

    03/25/2021 9:00:16 AM PDT · by PAUL09 · 83 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 25-03-2021 | chris
    A California Couple Found $10 Million In Gold Coins In Their Backyard A California couple who discovered a $10 million cache of hidden gold coins might not be so lucky after all. According to a published article, the coins may have been stolen from the United States Mint in 1900 and are thus government property. This image provided by the Saddle Ridge Hoard discoverers via Kagin’s, Inc., shows one of the six decaying metal canisters filled with 1800s-era U.S. gold coins unearthed in California by two people who want to remain anonymous. According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s website–a search...
  • Humans understood astronomy 40000 years ago, European caves provide proof

    03/24/2021 11:37:34 PM PDT · by PAUL09 · 57 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 25-03-2021 | chris
    Humans understood astronomy 40000 years ago, European caves provide proof According to a scientific study, 40,000-year-old cave paintings indicate the use of complex astronomy. According to experts, the ancient paintings that were believed to be symbols of prehistoric animals are actually ancient star maps. Early cave art reveals that people in the last ice age had a detailed knowledge of the night sky. They were hardly different from us today in terms of intellect. Animal symbols represent star constellations in the night sky. A new scientific study revealed that humans had a sophisticated knowledge of stars and constellations more than...
  • Functioning ‘mechanical gears’ discovered in nature for the first time

    03/24/2021 8:20:48 AM PDT · by PAUL09 · 22 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 24-03-2021 | chris
    Functioning ‘mechanical gears’ discovered in nature for the first time To the best of our knowledge, the mechanical gear (equally sized teeth cut into two rotating surfaces to lock them together as they turn) was invented by Greek mechanics in Alexandria around 300 B.C.E. Functioning ‘mechanical gears’ discovered in nature for the first time Since then, the simple concept has become a foundation of modern technology, allowing a wide range of machinery and vehicles, including automobiles and bicycles. However, As it turns out, a three-millimeter-long hopping insect known as Issus coleopterous beat us to this invention. Malcolm Burrows and Gregory...
  • Israeli experts uncover Dead Sea Scrolls for first time in 60 years: The significance of the find, explained

    03/23/2021 8:46:07 AM PDT · by PAUL09 · 23 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 23-03-2021 | chris
    Israeli experts uncover Dead Sea Scrolls for first time in 60 years: The significance of the find, explained Around 80 new fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in excavations in the Judean Desert, according to Israeli archaeologists. About 132 and 136 A.D., they were most likely hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome. Israeli archaeologists reported the discovery of dozens of Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing a biblical text in a desert cave, thought to have been hidden nearly 1,900 years ago during a Jewish revolt against Rome. According to the Israel Antiquities Authority, the fragments of parchment...
  • Nazi Operated Enigma Machine Retrieved In Baltic Sea

    03/22/2021 10:36:24 AM PDT · by PAUL09 · 46 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 12-12-2020 | paul
    Nazi Operated Enigma Machine Retrieved In Baltic Sea Century’s long lost-quintessential mechanical encryption machine-the Enigma code machine was recovered in the cold Baltic Sea in Europe nearly 75 years after its drastic beneficial purpose had been served during the second world war. Having been said that during the ending period of World War II, the machine was abandoned deep into the sea by German to keep it out of reach of the allies. WHAT IS AN ENIGMA CODE? The Enigma code machine. ( image source ) Enigma machines also used a form of substitution encryption. Substitution encryption is a simple...
  • Greek Farmer Stumbles Upon Ancient Minoan Tomb Revealing Concealed Chamber

    03/08/2021 8:14:27 PM PST · by PAUL09 · 12 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 23-12-2020 | paul
    Sometimes you stumble upon remarkable pieces of long-forgotten history when you live in an area that was home to ancient civilizations. According to Smithsonianmag, that is what happened to one Greek farmer living in Crete, not far from the town of Ierapetra. The farmer was parking his truck on his property under some olive trees when the ground underneath him began to give way. He saw that a four-foot-wide hole had opened up in the ground after the farmer moved his vehicle to a safer location. He realised this was no ordinary hole when he peered inside. The farmer informed...
  • Melting glacier sheds light upon hidden Viking era artifacts in Norway dated back to 300 AD

    12/17/2020 12:51:50 PM PST · by PAUL09 · 49 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 15-12-2020 | Joyce Williams
    Melting glacier sheds light upon hidden Viking era artifacts in Norway dated back to 300 AD The tremendous melting of the glaciers resulted in some recent archaeological discoveries revealing several well preserved historical objects, and one of these remarkable finds is the discoveries of artifacts from the Viking era on the hills that were once used for transportation purposes dated back to 300 A.D. as per the study. More glacial melt, although a disturbing factor of a much larger global warming effect, has provided ample shreds of evidence and remains of the age-old objects for today’s generation advantageously. Artifacts from...
  • Nazi Operated Enigma Machine Retrieved In Baltic Sea

    12/15/2020 8:40:27 AM PST · by PAUL09 · 75 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 12-12-2020 | Joyce Williams
    Nazi Operated Enigma Machine Retrieved In Baltic Sea Recovery of the century’s long lost-quintessential mechanical encryption machine: The Enigma code machine was made in the cold Baltic Sea in Europe nearly three centuries after its drastic beneficial purpose had been served during the second world war. Having been said that during the ending period of World War II, the machine was abandoned deep into the sea by German to keep it out of reach of the allies. WHAT IS AN ENIGMA CODE? The Enigma code machine. ( image source ) Enigma machines also used a form of substitution encryption. Substitution...
  • Discovery of the ruined temple in the ancient sunken city of Heracleion, Egypt

    12/14/2020 8:21:19 AM PST · by PAUL09 · 14 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 14-12-2020 | PAUL
    Archaeologists researching on an underwater diving project, stumbled over an ancient underwater temple claimed as Heracleion’s ‘Egyptian Atlantis’ and probably have found a destroyed ancient Greek temple and treasure-laden vessels which might have sunken into the sea due to floods and tsunami 1,200 years back.
  • Melting glacier sheds light upon hidden Viking era artifacts in Norway dated back to 300 AD

    03/15/2021 8:54:51 AM PDT · by PAUL09 · 54 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 15-12-2020 | paul
    The tremendous melting of the glaciers resulted in some recent archaeological discoveries revealing several well preserved historical objects, and one of these remarkable finds is the discoveries of artifacts from the Viking era on the hills that were once used for transportation purposes dated back to 300 A.D. as per the study. More glacial melt, although a disturbing factor of a much larger global warming effect, has provided ample shreds of evidence and remains of the age-old objects for today’s generation advantageously. Artifacts from ancient time have been uncovered by ice patches which melted off the slopes of a rugged...
  • Kailash Temple, a 1200 years old Hindu temple, carved from a single rock in Ellora

    03/10/2021 3:51:48 AM PST · by PAUL09 · 15 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 19-12-2020 | paul
    Kailash Temple is the world’s largest monolithic masterpiece in Ellora, Maharashtra, India. The magnificent structure was carved by skilled craftsmen from a single piece of solid rock in a cave on a mountainside. It took more than two decades to construct the entire building. Table of Contents ABOUT THE TEMPLE ORIGIN ARCHITECTURE Kailash TempleThe Kailasa Temple in Ellora, India( image source ) ABOUT THE TEMPLE Generation after generation of people is always fascinated by the architecture of the Ancient world. Whether it’s the Pyramids of Egypt, the magnificent examples of Roman architecture, or the splendor of the Oriental Temples, these...
  • 600 million-year-old fossils of tiny humanoids found in Antarctica.

    01/04/2021 7:31:01 AM PST · by Rakhi Sarkar · 64 replies
    archaeology-world ^ | MAY 29, 2020 | ARCHAEOLOGY WORLD TEAM
    In the rocky terrain of the Whitmore mountain range in Antarctica, there have been found fossilized skeletal remains of what seems to be extremely small humans. Interestingly enough, this discovery was made while yours truly was in Antarctica on assignment for The National Reporter to debunk a ridiculous tabloid story about a UFO base in the area.