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  • Anger over failure to pay compensation for violin “seized by Nazis”

    01/26/2021 3:35:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The current holders of a valuable violin are under growing pressure to pay compensation to the heirs of its Jewish former owner, whose family music shop was seized by the Nazis. The rare instrument, built in 1706 by the celebrated Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri, is worth approximately 150,000 euros, or around £133,200. But if it was repaired to its full glory, experts say it would be with at least $1 million. It came into Felix Hildesheimer’s possession in 1938. The music shop owner took over his father’s business in 1898 and bought the rare instrument from a Stuttgart-based music dealer...
  • Ancient ‘Christ, born of Mary’ inscription unearthed in northern Israel

    01/21/2021 11:19:47 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    jpost ^ | 1/20/21 | Rossella Tercatin
    A 1,500-year-old Greek inscription bearing the name “Christ, born of Mary” was unearthed in northern Israel, the Antiquities Authority announced on Wednesday. The archaeologists discovered the inscription engraved at the entrance of an impressive building from the Byzantine or early Islamic period, featuring mosaic pavements decorated with a geometric design. The finding was unveiled in a salvage excavation directed by Tzachi Lang and Kojan Haku ahead of the construction of a road inside the village of Taiba in the Jezreel Valley. “We did not know what to expect ahead of the work, but we knew that this was an area...
  • The Truth Revealed About the Deadly 1918 Spanish Flu: It Was Actually Bacterial Pneumonia

    01/23/2021 12:04:35 PM PST · by NachOsten · 67 replies
    winter watch ^ | May 28, 2019 | Russ Winter
    When the United States entered WWI in April 1917, the fledgling pharmaceutical industry had something they had never had before: a large supply of human test subjects. During the war years of 1918 to 1919, the U.S. Army ballooned to 6 million men, of which 2 million were sent overseas. The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research took advantage of this new pool of human guinea pigs to conduct vaccine experiments. In January 1918, vaccines were administered to soldiers at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Shortly afterward, the vaccine was offered by the Division Surgeon to the camp at large. The vaccine used...
  • DINOSAURS and the Gravity Problem

    10/19/2007 1:56:26 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies · 1,391+ views
    The Anomolist ^ | Summer 1994 | by Ted Holden
    Scientists delight in devising explanations for the great dinosaur extinctions. But there are several questions which they have failed to even ask, much less tried to answer. Why, for instance, in all of the time claimed to have passed since the dinosaur extinctions, has nothing ever re-evolved to the sizes of the large dinosaurs? If such sizes worked for creatures which ruled the Earth for tens of millions of years, then why would not some species of elephant or rhinoceros have evolved to such a size again? What kinds of problems, if any, would sauropod sizes entail in our world...
  • The Impossible Dinosaurs - Megafauna and Attenuated Gravity

    03/21/2008 2:01:20 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 305 replies · 21,544+ views
    Kronia.com ^ | Ted Holden
    It is a fairly easy demonstration that nothing any larger than the largest elephants could live in our world today, and that the largest dinosaurs survived ONLY because the nature of the world and of the solar system was then such that they did not experience gravity as we do at all; they'd be crushed by their own weight, collapse in a heap, and suffocate within minutes were they to. A look at sauropod dinosaurs as we know them today requires that we relegate the brontosaur, once thought to be one of the largest sauropods, to welterweight or at most...
  • Paleontologists Say Gigantic Dinosaur Bones Could Be From Largest Land Animal Ever To Walk The Earth

    01/25/2021 11:17:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    https://www.dailywire.com ^ | By Joseph Curl • Jan 25, 2021
    "It's obviously still inside the rock, so we have a few more years of digging ahead of us." Paleontologists in Argentina have discovered the fossilized remains of a 98 million-year-old titanosaur that they say may be from the largest animal ever to walk the earth. A team of researchers with Naturales y Museo, Universidad de Zaragoza, and Universidad Nacional del Comahue actually found the remains in 2012, but excavation work only began in 2015, according to paleontologist Jose Luis Carballido of the Museo Egidio Feruglio. In a new report published in the journal Cretaceous Research, the group lays out what...
  • “Spectacular” New Species of Bat Discovered in African “Sky Island”

    01/22/2021 11:15:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    https://scitechdaily.com ^ | By AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY | JANUARY 20, 2021
    Myotis nimbaensis, shown here, is a new species of bat named for the mountain range in which it is found, the Nimba Mountains in West Africa. Credit: © Bat Conservation International ====================================================== A group of scientists led by the American Museum of Natural History and Bat Conservation International have discovered a new species of a striking orange and black bat in a mountain range in West Africa. The species, which the researchers expect is likely critically endangered, underscores the importance of sub-Saharan “sky islands” to bat diversity. The species is described today in the journal American Museum Novitates. “In an...
  • The media are lying about the 1776 Report

    01/20/2021 7:33:56 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 36 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 19 Jan, 2021 | Kaylee McGhee White
    President Trump created the 1776 Commission by executive order last year as part of an effort to counter the leftist narrative taking over our public schools. Unsurprisingly, the commission’s first report has been met with nothing but hostility. Spurred in part by the New York Times’s ahistorical 1619 Project, the 1776 Report seeks to correct some of the central claims made by the 1619 Project’s authors and provide an answer to the Left’s overly negative interpretation of American history. Contrary to what the 1619 Project might suggest, the American Revolution was not fought to preserve the institution of slavery, the...
  • Roman shipwreck filled with ancient treasures discovered off Greek island of Kassos

    01/21/2021 7:24:41 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Tornos News ^ | Thursday, January 21, 2021 | TornosNews.gr
    The most significant find is the Roman-era shipwreck, which carried amphorae (Dressel 20) containing oil constructed in Spain in the area of Guadalquivir (1st to 3rd century AD), as well as Africana I amphorae made at the ceramic workshops of Africa Proconsularis and specifically in the region of present-day Tunisia, dating between the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.The underwater discovery also found another three shipwrecks:one carrying amphorae made in the North Aegean in the Hellenistic era (1st century B.C.)another carrying amphorae made in ancient Mendi during the Classical era (5th century B.C.)a third that dates to more modern times
  • Egyptian archaeological mission discovers Roman fort remains in Aswan

    01/21/2021 7:14:24 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | January 20, 2021 | Al-Masry Al-Youm
    An archaeological mission from Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities has discovered the remains of a Roman fort at the Shiha archaeological site in Aswan.A press release from the council stated that the remains include a church from the early Coptic era, and the remains of a temple from the Ptolemaic period.Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the council, explained that the mission discovered inside the fort a group of architectural elements from the temple of Ptolemy, and an incomplete sandstone panel, on which was depicted a model of the entrance to the temple and a man who appears to be a Roman...
  • Oldest city in the Americas under threat from squatters

    01/21/2021 7:00:59 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | January 19, 2021 | AFP
    ...archeologist Ruth Shady, who discovered the Caral site in Peru, has been threatened with death if she doesn't abandon investigating its treasures..."There are people who come and invade this site, which is state property, and they use it to plant," archeologist Daniel Mayta told AFP."It's hugely harmful because they're destroying 5,000-year-old cultural evidence." ...Developed between 3,000 and 1,800 BC in an arid desert, Caral is the cradle of civilization in the Americas.Its people were contemporaries of Pharaonic Egypt and the great Mesopotamian civilizations.It pre-dates the far better known Inca empire by 45 centuries.None of that mattered to the squatters, though,...
  • Israeli Archaeologists Find ‘Christ, Born of Mary’ Inscribed in Ancient Valley

    01/21/2021 6:21:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    CBN ^ | 01-20-2021 | Emily Jones
    The inscription, “Christ born of Mary.” Photo: Tzachi Lang, Israel Antiquities Authority ======================================================= JERUSALEM, Israel – Israeli authorities excavating in the Jezreel Valley have unearthed a 1,500-year-old inscription dedicated to Jesus. Excavators found the Greek inscription while digging in the village of et-Taiyiba. The inscription was engraved in stone in what is believed by researchers to be the remains of a Byzantine-era church. The inscription reads: “Christ, born of Mary. This work of the most God-fearing and pious bishop [Theodo]sius and the miserable Th[omas] was built from the foundation...Whoever enters should pray for them.” According to Dr. Leah Di-Segni, a...
  • Faces of ‘Siberian Tutankhamun’ and his ‘Queen’ buried 2,600 years ago reconstructed by science

    01/19/2021 10:21:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    the Siberian Times ^ | 08 January 2021 | By Olga Gertcyk, Svetlana Skarbo
    The Arzhan-2 burial of the Scythian ‘King’ and the ‘Queen’, found in 1997 and studied between 2001-2003 by Russian-German expedition is one the most extraordinary discoveries ever made by archeologists. Now for the first time the features of the powerful couple buried in their gold-encrusted, awe-inspiring clothing can be seen in life-like sculptures thanks to work of Moscow Miklukho-Maklai Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, and Novosibirsk Institute of Archeology and Ethnography. Two teams of anthropologists spent months meticulously building 3d models of the skulls, using laser scanning and photogrammetry to then re-create the faces of the people that ruled vast...
  • Giant 'Book of The Dead' Scroll Discovered in Ancient Egyptian Burial Shaft

    01/20/2021 6:11:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 19 JANUARY 2021 | OWEN JARUS
    (Egyptian Antiquities Ministry) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A funerary temple belonging to Queen Nearit has been discovered in the ancient Egyptian burial ground Saqqara next to the pyramid of her husband, pharaoh Teti, who ruled Egypt from around 2323 BCE to 2291 BCE, the Egyptian antiquities ministry said in a statement. Made of stone, the temple has three mud-brick warehouses on its southeastern side that held offerings made to the queen and her husband. Near the pyramid, the team of Egyptian archaeologists also found a series of burial shafts containing the remains of people who lived during the 18th and 19th dynasties of...
  • Red-Heads Welcomed At Ginger Festival

    08/11/2007 1:20:33 PM PDT · by blam · 91 replies · 16,092+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-10-2007 | Bonnie Malkin
    Red-heads welcomed at ginger festival By Bonnie Malkin and agencies Last Updated: 2:15am BST 10/08/2007 They are a frequent target for comedians and playground bullies, but red-heads have finally been offered some consolation. Model Lily Cole would get free entry to the event The National Botanic Garden of Wales has offered red-heads free entry to a festival celebrating the ginger plant. Organisers claims the event on August 26 will be the country's first ever "Ginger Family Festival". The day will celebrate the opening of the new Tropical House at the tourist attraction in Carmarthenshire, west Wales, which features many exotic...
  • Caligula’s Garden of Delights, Unearthed and Restored

    01/16/2021 4:05:22 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 1/12/2021 | Franz Lidz
    The fourth of the 12 Caesars, Caligula — officially, Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus — was a capricious, combustible first-century populist remembered, perhaps unfairly, as the empire’s most tyrannical ruler. As reported by Suetonius, the Michael Wolff of ancient Rome, he never forgot a slight, slept only a few hours a night and married several times, lastly to a woman named Milonia. During the four years that Caligula occupied the Roman throne, his favorite hideaway was an imperial pleasure garden called Horti Lamiani, the [fake news edited out] of its day. The vast residential compound spread out on the Esquiline Hill,...
  • Dire Wolves Weren’t Actually Wolves, DNA Analysis Reveals

    01/15/2021 5:09:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    smithsonianmag.com ^ | January 15, 2021 8:00AM | Alex Fox
    When researchers sequenced the extinct predator’s genome, they found it wasn’t a wolf at all but instead a distinct lineage that split off from the rest of the canines some 5.7 million years ago, reports James Gorman for the New York Times. To reveal the dire wolf’s true evolutionary identity, researchers extracted DNA from five fossils between 13,000 and 50,000 years old and sequenced their genomes. The team ultimately recovered around a quarter of the nuclear genome and a full complement of mitochondrial DNA from the samples... Though the bones of the dire wolf are so similar to today’s gray...
  • Hidden secrets revealed in microscopic images of ancient artifacts

    01/16/2021 7:44:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    livescience.com ^ | 16 January 2021 | By Mindy Weisberger
    For example, a 17th-century Persian textile contains fibers of silk thread that were individually wrapped with thin strips of metal. And the microstructure of a needle from Cyprus retains the touch of the person who shaped it, in traces of dark corrosion that emerged as the needle was rotated and hammered. In another striking image, a bit of basalt glitters in a ceramic roof tile from Gordion, a site in Turkey that was inhabited from at least 2300 B.C., during the early Bronze Age (the tile dates to the first half of the sixth century B.C.). Basalt, a volcanic rock,...
  • The Mythical Snow Monster that Roams the Mountains: The Yeti

    01/16/2021 11:01:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Gazette ^ | Mon, January 11, 2021
    In Asia, a huge, hairy ape-man stomps through the snowy Himalayan mountain range, hunting for prey and terrorizing local people. Or so the legend goes. For generations, stories of the yeti, aka the abominable snowman, have been told. Does he live in an icy cave? Is he related to Bigfoot, the ape-man said to roam the forests of the northwestern United States? Is the monster real? According to the BBC, the mythical monster is rooted in the folklore of the Sherpa, the communities that live in the mountains of eastern Nepal. The yeti or a group of yetis always are...
  • Scientists Identify Contents of Ancient Maya Drug Containers

    01/15/2021 8:59:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    https://scitechdaily.com ^ | By WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY | JANUARY 15, 2021
    Frontal and lateral view of a Muna-type (AD 750-900) paneled flask with distinctive serrated-edge decoration. Credit: WSU ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scientists have identified the presence of a non-tobacco plant in ancient Maya drug containers for the first time. The Washington State University researchers detected Mexican marigold (Tagetes lucida) in residues taken from 14 miniature Maya ceramic vessels. Originally buried more than 1,000 years ago on Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, the vessels also contain chemical traces present in two types of dried and cured tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum and N. rustica. The research team, led by anthropology postdoc Mario Zimmermann, thinks the Mexican marigold was...