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  • The mysterious symbols found carved in Qatar's deserts

    11/29/2021 8:30:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 22nd November 2021 | Dimitris Sideridis, •
    [A]rchaeologists have found a total of some 900 rock carvings, or "petroglyphs," at Al Jassasiya. They are mostly enigmatic cup marks arranged in various patterns, including rows and rosettes, but also eye-catching representations of sailing ships, usually seen from above but also depicted in linear profile, among other symbols and signs. Of all the documented single figures and compositions, more than a third consist of cup marks in various configurations, shapes and sizes. The most prominent pattern involves two parallel rows of seven holes, leading some to believe that these were used to play mancala, a board game popular in...
  • Whose Land Did Native Americans Steal Before Europeans Stole It From Them?

    11/27/2021 11:12:44 AM PST · by rktman · 112 replies ^ | 11/26/2021 1231 hrs et | Rick Moran
    We all know that history is not the left’s favorite subject. Many times, it’s just too inconvenient for their political narratives. Often, history has to be erased or submerged in order to achieve the “greater good” of creating a just and moral society. In truth, it’s not much better on the right, although generally, the conservative take on American history is more nuanced. Christopher Columbus was an ass — a greedy, cruel, ambitious man who didn’t let anyone stand in his way to achieving riches and power, especially native people. But he was courageous enough to cross an unknown ocean...
  • Stonehenge Plaques Hold Secret Cultural Data, Says New Study

    11/05/2021 9:27:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 5 NOVEMBER, 2021 - 00:55 | ASHLEY COWIE
    Four Neolithic “chalk plaques” were discovered near Stonehenge between 1968–2017. A new study has shown that the ancient illustrations on the Stonehenge plaques are much more than just abstract patterns. The Stonehenge plaques were buried in a pit about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from England’s most famous ancient monument. English Heritage scientists have dated the plaques to between 2900 BC and 2580 BC. The new study has called these four ancient art works “some of the most spectacular chalk designs ever discovered in Britain.” According to an article on Silent Earth , the plaque pit in which the artworks were...
  • Stonehenge under the hammer: stones sold 100 years ago for £6,600

    09/21/2021 7:44:49 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    He had been sent to the auction by his wife, so legend has it, to buy a set of dining chairs. Instead, barrister Cecil Chubb’s eye was caught by lot No 15: a few acres of Wiltshire downland – plus one ancient, crumbling, mysterious monument. Exactly 100 years ago, Stonehenge was sold to Chubb for £6,600. Three years later he gave the magnificent stones to the nation and since then it has become one of the most beloved and most visited historical sites in the world.
  • Historians discover 4,000-year-old menhirs in Yadadri

    08/15/2021 1:26:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Telangana Today ^ | July 30, 2021 | Siddharth Rao
    A team of historians and archaeologists from the Kotha Telangana Charitra Brundam (KTCB) discovered two menhirs, ancient standing stones, dating back to some 4,000 years in Yadadri-Bhongir district.These menhirs, according to archaeologist and KTCB convenor Sreeramoju Haragopal, seemed to be the kind that were installed at burial sites of some significance...Of the two menhirs found, one stood erect and intact while the other one, partially broken, was found in a field near Venkatapuram village, Turkapalli mandal. The intact menhir stands 15 feet high and four feet wide. “It is broad in the bottom and tapers towards the top,” said Haragopal....
  • Stonehenge - the rock venue! Architect's concept that the famous stones were simply the base for a vast Neolithic temple is brought to life by mesmerising models

    07/02/2021 6:47:29 PM PDT · by algore · 33 replies
    Landscape architect Sarah Ewbank believes Stonehenge once had thatched roof Sarah believes iconic Salisbury monument was an all-purpose Neolithic temple After making models, the architect believes it had a large oval hall overlooked by galleries in which the crowds might have gathered to hear the speakers below She points out that the total diameter — some 30 metres — is almost exactly the same as Shakespeare’s Globe, a similarly thatched building in which, several millennia later, the human voice could carry to every audience member. ‘It is unquestionably the right size for an enclosed public venue,’ she says, speculating that...
  • Architects of Ancient Arabia: Alula

    05/26/2021 9:12:39 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 16, 2021 | Discovery Channel (Narrator: Jeremy Irons)
    Come along with an international team of researchers as they unlock an ancient paradox in the desert oasis of Alula.Follow their journey – from legendary heritage sites such as Alula Old Town to mysterious mustatils – in the Discovery Channel Documentary Architects of Ancient Arabia.
  • N.J. man indicted for QAnon defacement of America's Stonehenge in Salem

    04/21/2021 6:48:46 AM PDT · by billorites · 44 replies
    Union Leader ^ | April 20, 2021 | Jason Schreiber
    A New Jersey man has been indicted on felony charges following his arrest last month in connection with the 2019 vandalism at the America’s Stonehenge site in Salem. Mark L. Russo, 51, of 1108 Kings Highway in Swedesboro, N.J., faces two counts of burglary and one count of criminal mischief for his alleged role in the carving damage that led to a 15-month investigation involving social media sleuthing to find him. The indictments allege that Russo entered a secured section of the archaeological site on Sept. 28, 2019, with the intention of committing criminal mischief and criminal threatening by “carving...
  • Ancient 'untouched' tomb discovered on Dingle Peninsula [Bronze Age, County Kerry, Ireland]

    04/20/2021 4:14:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Raidio Teilifís Eireann ^ | April 16, 2021 | Sean Mac an tSíthigh, Iriseoir Fise
    An ancient tomb, described by archaeologists as "untouched" and "highly unusual" has been discovered on the Dingle Peninsula in Co Kerry...The tomb was uncovered by a digger during land reclamation work when a large stone slab was upturned, revealing a slab-lined chamber beneath.On closer inspection an adjoining sub-chamber was found at what appears to be the front of the tomb.The tomb contained an unusual smooth oval-shaped stone and what is believed to be human bone.It is believed the tomb may date to the Bronze Age (2000BC-500BC), but it could be even earlier as it displays a number of highly unusual...
  • We Finally Know The True Age of The Huge, Mysterious Objects in Laos' Plain of Jars

    04/12/2021 12:08:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Science Alert ^ | March 9, 2021 | Peter Dockrill
    According to their analysis – using a technique called Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) to date the ancient stone – the jars were positioned potentially as early as the late second millennium BCE.Evidence discovered of varied mortuary practices at some of the sites – including primary burial of human skeletons, and also bundled or jarred collections of bones – was also dated by radiocarbon dating, suggesting activity between 9-13th century CE.On the face of the most recent evidence, this means the Plain of Jars pre-dates the most recent and confirmed discoveries of mortuary practices, by potentially thousands of years. As for...
  • The original Stonehenge? A dismantled stone circle in the Preseli Hills of west Wales

    02/12/2021 3:11:06 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 15 replies
    The discovery of a dismantled stone circle—close to Stonehenge's bluestone quarries in west Wales—raises the possibility that a 900-year-old legend about Stonehenge being built from an earlier stone circle contains a grain of truth. Radiocarbon and OSL dating of Waun Mawn indicate construction c. 3000 BC, shortly before the initial construction of Stonehenge. The identical diameters of Waun Mawn and the enclosing ditch of Stonehenge, and their orientations on the midsummer solstice sunrise, suggest that at least part of the Waun Mawn circle was brought from west Wales to Salisbury Plain. This interpretation complements recent isotope work that supports a...
  • Ancient graves and mysterious enclosure discovered at Stonehenge ahead of tunnel construction

    02/11/2021 8:40:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 10 February 2021 | Tom Metcalfe
    The latest finds were made during preliminary studies of the area, before 18 months of full archaeological excavations are expected to begin later this year, Leivers said. Foremost among the latest finds are several graves, unearthed just to the southwest of the Stonehenge circle, that are thought to be from the Beaker culture, which is named after their practice of burying the dead with bell-shaped pottery drinking vessels. The Beaker people lived in Western Europe between 4,800 and 3,800 years ago, beginning in the Chalcolithic period when the first copper tools came into use. In one of the graves., the...
  • Drought Reveals “Spanish Stonehenge” Older Than the Pyramids

    12/23/2020 9:08:37 AM PST · by Paul Mahesh · 31 replies
    most-interestingthings ^ | 23-12-2020 | Gavin
    After 50 years of submerged at the bottom of a reservoir, a 5,000-year-old monument has reappeared in Spain. The megalithic site has 144 granite blocks, which are stand over six feet tall and are known as ‘Spanish Stonehenge.’ Its similarity to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Wiltshire is striking, but the Iberian version is made of smaller rocks. In the 1960s, it was thought to be condemned to the history books when a Spanish general ordered the construction of a hydroelectric dam in Peraleda de la Mata, near Cáceres in Extremadura.
  • Mysterious Mustatils- Giant 7,000-Year-Old Stone Monuments In Saudi Arabia Baffle Scientists

    08/24/2020 11:06:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    Ancient Pages ^ | 08/19/2020 | Jan Bartek
    The mustatils are giant stone monuments that are about 7,000-year- old. The Arabic name ‘mustatils,’ means rectangle. These vast structures made of stone piled into rectangles, are some of the oldest large-scale structures in the world. Mustalis were previously recognized from satellite imagery and as they were often covered by younger structures, it had been speculated that they might be ancient, perhaps extending back to the Neolithic. Recent studies reveal new, interesting information that may shed light on the purpose of these massive stone monuments. Dr. Huw Groucutt from the Max Planck Institutes for Chemical Ecology, the Science of Human...
  • About 30 previously unknown stones discovered at Carahunge (the Armenian Stonehenge)

    08/11/2020 1:00:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Public Radio of Armenia ^ | August 10, 2020 | Siranush Ghazanchyan
    About 30 previously unknown stones with holes have been discovered at Carahunge or Zorats Karer (the Armenian Stonehenge). Other stones of astronomical importance have also been found during the measurement works carried out jointly by the Byurakan Observatory and the Armenian National University of Architecture and Construction. The team carried out computer scanning of the monument and the adjacent area, aerial photo-scanning of the area. All stones with holes were photographed and measured. After the measurement results are summed up, astronomical calculations will begin based on new, highly accurate data. Carahunge is a prehistoric archaeological site near the town of...
  • "Woodhenge" discovered in prehistoric complex of Perdigies

    08/06/2020 9:41:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    The Portugal News ^ | August 4, 2020 | editors
    Archaeological excavations in the Perdig&otildees complex, in the Évora district, have identified "a unique structure in the Prehistory of the iberian Peninsula", Era -Arqueologia announced. Speaking to the Lusa agency, the archaeologist in charge, António Valera, said that it was "a monumental wooden construction, of which the foundations remain, with a circular plan and more than 20 metres in diameter". it is "a ceremonial construction", a type of structure only known in Central Europe and the British isles, according to the archaeologist, with the designations as 'Woodhenge', "wooden versions of Stonehenge", or 'Timber Circles' (wooden circles). The structure now identified...
  • HS2 uncovers Iron Age murder victim and timber Stonehenge-style formation during excavations near Wendover

    07/15/2020 9:31:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Bucks Herald ^ | Saturday, July 11th 2020 | Thomas Bamford
    During the excavation work at Wellwick Farm near Wendover, archaeologists discovered a skeleton of an adult male buried face down in a ditch with hands bound together under his pelvis. The unusual burial position suggests the iron age man may have been a victim of a murder or execution. Osteologists are currently examining the skeleton for further evidence of foul play. Dr. Rachel Wood, Project Archaeologist said: "We already knew that Buckinghamshire is rich in archaeology but discovering a site showing human activity spanning 4,000 years came as a bit of a surprise to us. "The death of the Wellwick...
  • Archaeologists Suggest Stonehenge's Huge Blocks Arrived by Land, Debunk Raft Theory

    07/07/2020 9:51:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | July 2, 2020 | maybe Chris J Ratcliffe
    Last year, scientists from Newcastle University in the UK suggested that pig fat could have been used to move the stones to create Stonehenge. Archaeologists may have debunked the theory that stones for the world famous Stonehenge were sent via rafts from Wales to Salisbury Plain, a study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science says. The recent study using chemical analysis showed that the six-tonne sandstone from Stonehenge matches rocks in Abergavenny, just a few miles from the English border. Thus the study shows that the stones could have been carried overland, debunking the theory that they were taken...
  • Vast neolithic circle of deep shafts found near Stonehenge

    06/23/2020 12:15:56 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 22, 2020 | Dalya Alberge
    A circle of deep shafts has been discovered near the world heritage site of Stonehenge, to the astonishment of archaeologists, who have described it as the largest prehistoric structure ever found in Britain. Four thousand five hundred years ago, the Neolithic peoples who constructed Stonehenge, a masterpiece of engineering, also dug a series of shafts aligned to form a circle spanning 1.2 miles (2km) in diameter. The structure appears to have been a boundary guiding people to a sacred area because Durrington Walls, one of Britain’s largest henge monuments, is located precisely at its centre. The site is 1.9 miles...
  • Scientists find huge ring of ancient shafts near Stonehenge

    06/22/2020 8:08:02 AM PDT · by gnarledmaw · 38 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 22JUN20 | AP
    Synopsis: A 4500yo ring (1.2miles across) of 20+ pits (32'wide x 16'deep) of unknown purpose found at Durrington Walls, the Neolithic village associated with Stonehenge.