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  • Atlantis & Great Meteor Seamounts / Vertical Tectonism | Randall Carlson | Kosmographia Clips 007.5

    12/27/2022 1:22:16 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Kosmographia Clips
    Atlantis & Great Meteor Seamounts / Vertical TectonismRandall Carlson | Kosmographia Clips 007.5The Randall Carlson | 164K subscribers | 72,436 views | September 20, 2022
  • Ancient Apocalypse is the most dangerous show on Netflix

    11/26/2022 3:11:24 AM PST · by blueplum · 97 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 23 Nov 2022 | Stuart Heritage
    A show with a truly preposterous theory is one of the streaming giant’s biggest hits – and it seems to exist solely for conspiracy theorists. Why has this been allowed? At the time of writing, Ancient Apocalypse has been comfortably sitting in Netflix’s Top 10 list for several days. This presents something of a mystery.... ... if he’s right, and the history of humanity really is just the first five minutes of Prometheus, it would change everything we know about ourselves. But we certainly shouldn’t treat his hodgepodge of mysteries and coincidences as fact. That’s the danger of a show...
  • Was the Azores home to an ancient civilisation?

    10/31/2022 5:12:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | Narrator: Sam Hartford, Executive Producer: Griesham Taan | BBC Reel
    History books tell us that Portuguese navigators found the Azores islands uninhabited in the middle of the Atlantic during the early 1400s. But some intriguing constructions suggest that people occupied this area long before.So, who was this civilisation, and why did they leave?Was the Azores home to an ancient civilisation? | Next Stop Stories | BBC Reel | October 28, 2022
  • The 'yellow brick road' to Atlantis? Deep-sea researchers spot incredible rock formation while exploring the Pacific Ocean floor near Hawaii

    05/10/2022 2:15:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Tuesday, May 10th 2022 | Sam Tonkin
    They said: 'What may look like a "yellow brick road" to the mythical city of Atlantis is really an example of ancient active volcanic geology!' Deep-sea researchers have spotted a rock formation that resembles a 'yellow brick road' off coast of HawaiiThey said: 'What may look like the road to Atlantis is really an example of ancient active volcanic geology'Feature was located in Liliʻuokalani Ridge in the Papahānaumokuakea Marine National Monument in PacificThe crew of Exploration Vessel Nautilus caught sight of the formation and described it as a 'yellow brick road'
  • Mesopotamian Climate Change (8,000 Years Ago)

    02/15/2004 11:18:28 AM PST · by blam · 77 replies · 5,365+ views
    Geo Times ^ | 2-15-2004
    Mesopotamian climate change Geoscientists are increasingly exploring an interesting trend: Climate change has been affecting human society for thousands of years. At the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in December, one archaeologist presented research that suggests that climate change affected the way cultures developed and collapsed in the cradle of civilization — ancient Mesopotamia — more than 8,000 years ago. Archaeologists have found evidence for a mass migration from the more temperate northern Mesopotamia to the arid southern region around 6400 B.C. For the previous 1,000 years, people had been cultivating the arable land in northern Mesopotamia, using natural rainwater...
  • Ancient [7176 BC] ice reveals powerful solar storm during Sun's "quiet" phase

    01/28/2022 4:58:06 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | January 27, 2022 | Michael Irving
    In ice cores from both ends of the planet, scientists have discovered evidence of an extreme solar storm that struck Earth around 9,200 years ago, and strangely, it seemed to have occurred during a period when the Sun should have been rather quiet. The Sun regularly throws off solar flares and bursts of plasma called coronal mass ejections (CMEs), and if they collide with Earth they can affect our planet’s magnetosphere. Most of the time the only result is stronger aurorae, but powerful CMEs can damage satellites, disrupt communications, and even shut down electrical transmission lines. Radioactive isotopes like beryllium-10...
  • 14 biggest historical mysteries that will probably never be solved ... Will we ever find Cleopatra's tomb or the Ark of the Covenant? Some mysteries may never be resolved.

    12/16/2021 10:59:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 104 replies ^ | DECEMBER 08, 2021 | By Owen Jarus
    There are some historical mysteries that may never be solved, from the date that Jesus was born to the identity of Jack the Ripper to the location of Cleopatra's tomb. Sometimes, that's because the relevant excavated material has been lost or an archaeological site has been destroyed. Other times, it's because new evidence is unlikely to come forward or the surviving evidence is too vague to lead scholars to a consensus. The lack of answers only makes these enigmas more intriguing. Here, Live Science takes a look at 14 of these historical questions that may never have definitive explanations. WAS...
  • Archaeologists find ancient Egyptian shipwreck that sank 2,200 years ago when it was hit by falling blocks as temple of Amun was destroyed by a massive earthquake

    07/27/2021 1:16:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 26 Jul 2021 | Chris Ciaccia
    Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,200 year-old shipwreck in the Mediterranean sea that sank after it was hit by falling blocks as the temple of Amun was destroyed in an earthquake. The wreck was discovered - along with the remains of a funerary area - underneath the ancient city of Heracleion, which fell into the water after it was destroyed by earthquakes nearly 1,200 years ago. Experts have noted that the ship, known as a fast galley, is 25 meters (82ft) long and its body was built with a flat keel, something that was common for navigating the Nile River and...
  • Giant, Now Sunken Islands Could Explain Ancient Migration in The Americas

    05/25/2021 12:21:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 21 MAY 2021 | DAVID NIELD
    The emergence and disappearance of these archipelagos and "mega-islands" would also have been affected by the rise and fall of the sea level, controlled by glacial melt – something else the scientists modeled across a period of 1.5 million years. Researchers factored seismic data collected from the region over the last 40 years into the calculations, as well as the current geography of the islands. The team was able to work backwards to the late Eocene period, matching island shorelines with the era when they would have emerged from the ocean. "These periods of emergence may have favored the existence...
  • Ancient Deep-sea Coral Reefs Off Southeastern US Serve As Underwater 'Islands' In The Gulf Stream

    05/19/2008 10:34:47 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 156+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-20-2008 | NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
    Ancient Deep-sea Coral Reefs Off Southeastern US Serve As Underwater 'Islands' In The Gulf StreamThe brisingid sea-star (Novodinia antillensis) perches high in the coral branches of Lophelia pertusa to filter feed. This photo was taken off the North Carolina coast in about 370 meters (roughly 1,200 feet) of water, far north of the normal range of this species. (Credit: Ross et al, NOAA, HBOI) ScienceDaily (May 20, 2008) — Largely unexplored deep-sea coral reefs, some perhaps hundreds of thousands of years old, off the coast of the southeastern U.S. are not only larger than expected but also home to commercially...
  • Pigs Can Learn to Play Video Games When Tempted by Treats

    03/08/2021 2:10:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2021 | Theresa Machemer
    The four swine in the study always wanted to be the first at the computer each dayThere are three bright blue walls displayed on a black screen. Move the cursor to a wall, the computer goes bloop! and a treat pops out. After some success, one wall disappears. With only two walls, it’s a little bit harder. Then, after more bloops and treats, the screen drops down to one blue wall. For a pig moving the joystick with its snout, it takes serious skills to get the cursor to that one blue wall. Read More But four pigs, named Omelet,...
  • Pyramids Discovered Under Water Off Coast of Cuba, Might be Atlantis.

    01/05/2021 10:30:32 AM PST · by Rakhi Sarkar · 72 replies
    Archaeology World ^ | JUNE 4, 2020 | ARCHAEOLOGY WORLD TEAM
    The remains of what may be a 6000-year-old city immersed in deep waters off the west coast of Cuba was discovered by a team of Canadian and Cuban researchers. Offshore engineer Paulina Zelitsky and her husband, Paul Weinzweig and her son Ernesto Tapanes used sophisticated sonar and video videotape devices to find “some kind of megaliths you ‘d find on Stonehenge or Easter Island,” Weinzweig said in an interview.
  • Researchers Embark to Explore Mysterious 'Blue Hole' Hidden Off The Coast of Florida

    07/21/2020 9:38:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | PETER DOCKRILL 21 JULY 2020
    The view up from inside Amberjack Hole. (Mote Marine Laboratory) ===================================================================================== When sinkholes open up on land, it's terrifying. In an instant, they can swallow whatever's on top of them, whether that's a road, a landscape, or an ancient creature destined to not see the light of day again for millennia. Sinkholes aren't just confined to land, though. A similar phenomenon also takes place in the ocean, creating mysterious 'blue holes' that plummet into dark, watery nothingness. Distinct from the underwater caverns of cenotes, which exist under land, blue holes only open up in the sea, making them much more...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Joe Biden's brother wriggles out of $1M he owes to car crash victim's family by having just $29 in his bank account - despite life of luxury as a law firm's frontman

    06/11/2020 6:36:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 11, 2020 | Ryan Parry
    Joe Biden's brother wriggled out of paying some of the $1 million in compensation he owes the family of a young father killed in a horrific car crash more than 20 years ago - after creditors found just $29.16 in his bank account, can reveal. Frank Biden has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from a series of executive positions he's held at firms that appear to trade heavily on his family name - and is currently the pitchman for a large Florida law firm. He also lives with partner Mindy in a smart $600,000 four-bed, four bath house...
  • Tree rings could pin down Thera volcano eruption date

    03/30/2020 8:12:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies ^ | 03/30/2020 | University of Arizona
    "The longest chronology in the world stretches back 12,000 years. But in the Mediterranean, the problem is that we don't have a full, continuous record going back to the time of Thera," Pearson said. "We have recorded the last 2,000 years very well, but then there's a gap. We have tree rings from earlier periods, but we don't know exactly which dates the rings correspond to. This is what's called a 'floating chronology.'" Filling this gap could help pin down the Thera eruption date and paint a climatic backdrop for the various civilizations that rose and fell during the Bronze...
  • Scientists Put a Human Intelligence Gene Into a Monkey. Other Scientists are Concerned

    01/03/2020 10:48:29 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 56 replies
    Discover Mag ^ | 12/29/19 | Teal Burrell
    Scientists adding human brain genes to monkeys — it’s the kind of thing you’d see in a movie like Rise of the Planet of the Apes. But Chinese researchers have done just that, improving the short-term memories of the monkeys in a study published in March in the Chinese journal National Science Review. While some experts downplayed the effects as minor, concerns linger over where the research may lead. The goal of the work, led by geneticist Bing Su of Kunming Institute of Zoology, was to investigate how a gene linked to brain size, MCPH1, might contribute to the evolution...
  • Lost "Atlantean": Treasures Found in Crete

    11/12/2019 7:36:50 PM PST · by wildbill · 18 replies
    Ancient Origens ^ | 9/11/19 | Alan Cowie
    Archaeologists have discovered large quantities of treasure, which may be called ‘Atlantean treasures,’ in ancient Minoan-era buildings in Crete. Excavations conducted this year by Lasithi Antiquities Ephorate on the western part of the islet Chryssi, a municipality of Ierapetra, eastern Crete, have unearthed an ancient Minoan settlement, which according to the Greek Ministry of Culture , supported a “flourishing economy” so advanced it had built stone tanks in which marine species were cultivated.
  • Sundaland (GGG)

    03/31/2005 8:48:54 PM PST · by blam · 82 replies · 8,355+ views
    Personal Pages ^ | 3-31-2005
    Sundaland The cradle of human civilization may well have been the prehistoric lowlands of the Southeast Asian peninsula, rather than the Middle East. Since those lowlands ‘sank’ beneath the seas thousands of years ago (actually drowned by rising sea levels), humanity has remained unaware of their possible significance up through the early 21st century. Unaware except, that is, for a so-called myth perpetuated by a respected Greek philosopher named Plato, before 347 BC. Plato spoke of an advanced civilization named Atlantis, which sank below the seas perhaps around 9,000 BC. It may well be he wasn’t so far off after...
  • High-tech search company claims to have found Atlantis

    12/01/2018 6:37:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    nypost ^ | November 29, 2018 | 4:24pm | Updated | Mike Wehner, BGR
    Now, with a suite of high-tech hardware at its disposal, a company called Merlin Burrows believes it might have finally pinpointed the location where the city once stood.... Bruce Blackburn says his company used satellite data to comb an area that the group believed may have been the location of the thriving city. Their work began years ago and, according to Blackburn, the location was chosen based on Plato’s writings as well as other texts. The spot, which is located near the coast in Spain’s Doñana National Park, was subsequently searched for clues. Merlin Burrows says it was then that...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Earth's Richat Structure

    05/19/2013 6:05:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    NASA ^ | May 19, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What on Earth is that? The Richat Structure in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania is easily visible from space because it is nearly 50 kilometers across. Once thought to be an impact crater, the Richat Structure's flat middle and lack of shock-altered rock indicates otherwise. The possibility that the Richat Structure was formed by a volcanic eruption also seems improbable because of the lack of a dome of igneous or volcanic rock. Rather, the layered sedimentary rock of the Richat structure is now thought by many to have been caused by uplifted rock sculpted by erosion. The above image...