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  • Has The Lost City Of Atlantis Been Discovered Off The Coast Of Chipiona In Cádiz?

    10/02/2023 12:05:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Euroweekly News ^ | 01 Oct 2023 | Chris King
    A team of divers and archaeologists have made a discovery deep in the sea off the Gulf of Cadiz that they hope could possibly solve an enigma that is thousands of years old. They uncovered large concentric circular structures that look like artificial walls which are said to bear similarities to Plato’s descriptions of the mysterious lost city of Atlantis. At a press conference held in the Cádiz municipality of Chipiona this Saturday, September 30, the divers and technicians who carried out a scan of the area, spoke of their findings. Spain's Supreme Court Prevents La Línea De La Concepción...
  • Forgotten Ancient Structure Uncovered by Devastating Libyan Floods

    10/01/2023 9:12:08 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    ARTnews ^ | September 28, 2023 | Tessa Solomon
    Recent floods in Libya have uncovered long-buried archaeological structures in an ancient Greek settlement outside the devastated city of Derna. The magnitude of the catastrophe, however, is impeding preservation efforts.Local authorities discovered the structure while surveying the damage to Cyrene, a Greek city founded in 631 BCE. Cyrene thrived in the fourth century BCE as a center for agricultural and commercial activity, and holds several ancient landmarks such as a temples dedicated to Zeus and Apollo, respectively.But Cyrene is now in dire need of aid after an aging dam burst earlier this month near Derna, unleashing a torrent of water...
  • Electoral inscriptions found in Pompeii house

    09/30/2023 10:31:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | September 28, 2023 | Markus Milligan
    In a press announcement by the Pompeii Archaeological Park, archaeologists have found electoral inscriptions in a house located in Insula 10 of Regio IX in Pompeii...Following the recent discovery of a still life fresco, the team have found electoral inscriptions in support of a candidate named Aulus Rustius Verus who is running for the role of an aedile. Aediles were responsible for maintenance of public buildings (aedēs) and regulation of public festivals. The office of the aedilis was generally held by young men intending to follow the cursus honorum to high political office, traditionally after their quaestorship but before their...
  • New rooms discovered in Sahura's pyramid

    09/30/2023 8:39:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    University of Wurzburg ^ | September 27, 2023 | Phys dot org
    ...The exploration has unearthed a number of storage rooms that had not been documented before. This discovery sheds new light on the architecture of the pyramid of Sahura, the second king of the Fifth Dynasty (2400 BC) and the first king to be buried at Abusir.The conservation and restoration project inside Sahura's pyramid, initiated in 2019 and supported by the Antiquities Endowment Fund (AEF) of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), aimed to safeguard the substructure of Sahura's pyramid. The team's efforts focused on cleaning the interior rooms, stabilizing the pyramid from inside, and preventing further collapse. In the...
  • Earth can regulate its own temperature over millennia, new study finds Scientists have confirmed that a “stabilizing feedback” on 100,000-year timescales keeps global temperatures in check.

    09/29/2023 3:03:43 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 42 replies
    MIT News Office ^ | : November 16, 2022 | Jennifer Chu
    The Earth’s climate has undergone some big changes, from global volcanism to planet-cooling ice ages and dramatic shifts in solar radiation. And yet life, for the last 3.7 billion years, has kept on beating. Now, a study by MIT researchers in Science Advances confirms that the planet harbors a “stabilizing feedback” mechanism that acts over hundreds of thousands of years to pull the climate back from the brink, keeping global temperatures within a steady, habitable range. Just how does it accomplish this? A likely mechanism is “silicate weathering” — a geological process by which the slow and steady weathering of...
  • New Salem Witch Trials exhibit focuses on victims' stories

    09/29/2023 7:57:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    WGBH ^ | September 29, 2023 | Diego Lopez, Arun Rath
    Witches are a big deal in Salem's modern culture. The city's association with witchcraft has been capitalized on from films like 1993's "Hocus Pocus" to the annual Halloween festivities that draw in nearly a million visitors throughout the month of October. But something often left out of conversations about the 17th century Salem Witch Trials is that the victims were real people who, along with their families, suffered a great injustice at the hands of their community. A new exhibition at Salem's Peabody Essex Museum is recontextualizing the witch trials from a human perspective: "The Salem Witch Trials: Restoring Justice"....
  • Murdered Cartel Boss ‘El Fatal’ Buried With Hundreds of Guns to Protect Him ‘In The Afterlife’

    09/29/2023 11:02:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 19, 2023 | Isabel Keane
    A murdered Ecuadorian cartel boss known as “El Fatal” was buried with hundreds of pistols, shotguns and rifles in his coffin so he could be “armed to the teeth in the afterlife.” Julian Sevillano, the 39-year-old reputed leader of “Los Fatales,” was with his 20-year-old daughter getting a regular car wash in Moroche last Wednesday when they were suddenly ambushed by gunmen, according to La Nacion. Both were killed in a hail of more than a dozen shots blamed on members of a rival gang, the outlet said. Sevillano’s relatives refused to leave the bodies for local police, however, instead...
  • Earliest European Cannon Found Off Coast of Sweden

    09/29/2023 4:54:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | September 25, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    The earliest known example of a European cannon was found off the coast of Sweden, near Marstrand, in 2001. The discovery and the age of the artifact have been recently revealed. Handheld guns, known as hand cannon, have been discovered from about the same era.Gunpowder started being mentioned in European documents about 1300. The Chinese had been experimenting with precursors of gunpowder and had some primitive firearms a bit before 1300, as documented in the book “Gunpowder” by Jack Kelly.Military technology has high incentives and travels fast. While mentions of European uses of gunpowder and guns have been found in...
  • New Study Sheds Light on Origins and Domestication of Grapevines

    09/28/2023 11:43:59 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 12 replies
    Humans have extensively shaped animals and plants through domestication. Although wine and table grapes have been important culturally for thousands of years, their origin has been difficult to pinpoint because of uneven sampling of modern cultivars. In new research, geneticists from Yunnan Agricultural University and elsewhere analyzed genetic data from 3,525 cultivated and wild grape varieties from around the world.
  • Boy arrested after world famous Robin Hood tree on Hadrian’s Wall felled

    09/28/2023 12:23:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 82 replies ^ | 28 September 2023 • 4:07pm | By Sarah Knapton, SCIENCE EDITOR
    A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage in connection with the felling of the world-famous Sycamore Gap tree on Hadrian’s Wall. The boy remains in custody and is assisting officers with their inquiries, Northumbria Police said on Thursday afternoon. Superintendent Kevin Waring, of Northumbria Police, said: “This is a world-renowned landmark and the events of today have caused significant shock, sadness and anger throughout the local community and beyond. “An investigation was immediately launched following this vandalism, and this afternoon we have arrested one suspect in connection with our inquiries. “Given our investigation remains at...
  • The most bizarre whodunnit gripping Britain: Theories swirl over just why world famous Sycamore Gap tree was chopped down in the middle of the boy, 16, is quizzed by police

    09/28/2023 10:55:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 28, 2023 | Mark Duell
    Bizzare theories are swirling tonight over why the world famous Sycamore Gap tree, which appeared in Kevin Costner's 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, was chopped down in the middle of the night, as a 16-year-old boy is quizzed by police. The much-loved landmark at Sycamore Gap, next to Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland. Mystery surrounds how the damage could have been done, with some theorising that 'a professional who knew where they were going to cut' was responsible, perhaps requiring a torch to complete the job at night. It is possible the perpetrator would have required an accomplice to...
  • Gangster Dutch Schultz’s $150 million treasure is supposedly buried in New York

    11/14/2020 6:07:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 1 | Michael Kaplan
    Yes, legend has it that the Catskills town of Phoenicia conceals a trove of money, bonds and jewels that once belonged to a New York City bootlegger named Dutch Schultz. The criminal’s riches have been hunted for nearly 90 years, but after a recent breakthrough, two intrepid men believe they’re about to hit the jackpot. Colorfully known as the Beer Baron of the Bronx, Schultz made a fortune in the 1920s selling suds during Prohibition, when alcoholic beverages were illegal across the US. Born Arthur Simon Flegenheimer in 1902, and raised in a slummy Bronx neighborhood, Schultz, along with his...
  • Ancient Man Who Died Of Constipation Had Been Eating Grasshoppers For Months

    09/27/2023 7:53:17 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 65 replies
    IFLScience (change your ****in' name!) ^ | September 26, 2023 | James Felton
    The Skiles mummy was found in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of South Texas. Up to 150 mummified bodies have been found in the area, but one adult male from around 1,200 years ago attracted particular attention for study due to how well-preserved his naturally mummified remains were. As well as having a full head of hair – rarely found in the other mummified remains – he had "a very large desiccated fecal mass, which encompasses the majority of what would have been the gastrointestinal tract", according to the authors of one study.Given the size of the backup, the fecal matter...
  • Melting ice near Norway's highest mountain reveals horse bridle that could stem from the Viking Age

    09/27/2023 7:44:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies ^ | Wednesday, September 20, 2023 | Eldrid Borgan, tr by Alette Bjordal Gjellesvik
    Archaeologists have discovered an ancient bridle and other artifacts from a mountain pass almost 2,000 meters above sea level.Near a mountain pass, not far from Norway's highest mountain Galdhøpiggen, archaeologists have found traces of horse travel.A metal bit and parts of the leather straps that fasten around the horse's head have emerged from under the ice...Traffic through a mountain pass on Lomseggen was at its peak during the Viking Age.Snow and ice melting in the area has previously uncovered hundreds of ancient artifacts. They have revealed that Norwegians used this mountain pass for more than 1,200 years (link in Norwegian)...The...
  • New images of 5,000-year-old Highland burial site

    09/27/2023 7:30:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 26, 2023 | Steven McKenzie
    Carn Glas, near Inverness, is thought to date to the Neolithic period and be about 5,000 years old.It is Scotland's longest chambered cairn, measuring 116m (380ft) in length.Bones were removed from the site on Essich Moor by antiquarians in 1918, according to Historic Environment Scotland (HES).The new photographs include images in false colours that clearly show the shape of Carn Glas...HES describes Carn Glas as having significant archaeological importance due to its potential for improving understanding of Neolithic rituals and funeral practices.It comprises three interlinked cairns.Other sites from the same period in history are close by, and include a stone...
  • Extraordinary discovery in France: An unlooted 1800-year-old Roman Sarcophagus discovered

    09/27/2023 7:23:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Arkeonews ^ | September 26, 2023 | Leman Altuntaş
    Archaeologists from France's National Institute of Preventive Archeology (INRAP) have unearthed an unlooted ancient stone sarcophagus in the vast ancient necropolis on Rue Soussillon in northeastern France...The ancient Durocortorum was the capital of the province of Gaul Belgium and was one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire. The city extended over 600 hectares and was delimited by a powerful wall. It was in the second half of the 19th century, during extension work in Reims, that the contours of this so-called "Augustan" enclosure were highlighted as well as the extra muros necropolises, located around the seven main access...
  • Kamala Harris is 'incompetent', 'unqualified' and the worst Vice President in 40 years, according to voters in brutal Daily Mail poll

    09/26/2023 10:27:41 AM PDT · by bitt · 77 replies ^ | 9/26/2023 | By ROB CRILLY
    Kamala Harris is viewed as the worst vice president in decades, according to an exclusive poll for, as pressure grows on Joe Biden to pick a new running mate for the 2024 election. Some 40 percent of respondents placed her ahead of Republicans Mike Pence and Dick Cheney as the worst recent holder of the office. When asked to pick a word to summarize the vice president, respondents picked 'incompetent' far ahead of complimentary words such as 'smart' and 'strong.'
  • Scientists Discover A “Cryptic” New Species in Central Africa

    09/26/2023 9:40:37 AM PDT · by allen592 · 24 replies
    The Pet Zealot ^ | September 26, 2023 | James Alain L.
    Nestled within the lush woodlands of Uganda, a peculiar creature resembling a "dwarf" caught the attention of passing scientists. This pregnant animal sought refuge on a tree trunk, though its attempts were not entirely successful. To the astonishment of the researchers, this encounter led to the discovery of a previously unknown species, shrouded in mystery.
  • Why are archaeologists afraid of opening the tomb of China's first emperor?

    09/25/2023 7:53:44 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/18/23 | Walla
    Death traps and mercury poisoning are just some of the concerns facing archaeologists contemplating excavating Qin Shi Huang's tomb, China's first emperor. In 1974, farmers stumbled upon one of the most meaningful archaeological finds in Shaanxi Province, China. While tilling the land, they unearthed a clay figure, only scratching the surface of what lay beneath. Qin Shi Huang's Tomb Subsequent excavations unveiled an array of pits housing thousands of life-sized terracotta army statues depicting soldiers and warhorses. This Terracotta Army seemingly served as protectors of the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, who reigned from 210...
  • Has the Yom Kippur Mystery of Azazel Finally Been Solved?

    09/25/2023 7:50:55 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 57 replies
    Israel 365 News ^ | 9/24/23 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Since the destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE, the holy day of Yom Kippur has been observed with intense prayer and fasting. But the Bible mandates 15 specific sacrifices and many other rituals for Yom Kippur outlined in Leviticus chapter 16. This included the Kohen Gadol (high priest) wearing five different sets of garments, immersion in the mikvah (ritual bath) five times, and washing his hands and feet ten times. The temple service on Yom Kippur was the only time the Kohen Gadol entered the Kodesh Kedoshim (holy of holies) three times, the only day of...