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  • Originally posted by JCR View Post

    That pretty much sounds like any drunken old Austrian.
    the article mentioned his voice sounded like a chain smoker's voice. go me to wondering if he may have inhaled a whole lot of wood fire smoke over the decades he was alive, due to the climate, altitude etc being cold and cooking over open fires, and possibly using smoke lodges for healing etc. just random thoughts....anyway his recreated /guessed voice is interesting at minimum.

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    • Originally posted by commanding View Post

      the article mentioned his voice sounded like a chain smoker's voice. go me to wondering if he may have inhaled a whole lot of wood fire smoke over the decades he was alive, due to the climate, altitude etc being cold and cooking over open fires, and possibly using smoke lodges for healing etc. just random thoughts....anyway his recreated /guessed voice is interesting at minimum.
      Definitely. Inhaling so much smoke in confined spaces is almost a guarantee for complications to the air ways. Pneumonia for example was one of the main causes of death for millennia of recorded history, one of the main reasons why "old age" was considered 40-ish until quite recently. Still is a big factor in many parts of Africa and Asia for child mortality.

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      • Due to some idiot messing up the equipment that controls the water level in the river Meuse by ploughing his boat right into it the remains of a Roman pier have been exposed in Cuijk, the Netherlands. Cuijk is close to Nijmegen, a city called Noviomagus during Roman times and for some time housed a Roman legion, Legio X Gemina. Whether this pier was used to supply Roman troops or used for commerce isn't known.

        http://www.omroepbrabant.nl/?news/25...+in+Cuijk.aspx

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        • A ceramic sculpture, which is said to be the biggest one in the history of Turkish underwater history, has been discovered off the coast of the Bozburun neighborhood in the western province of Muğla’s Marmaris district.
          http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/god...&NewsCatID=375

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          • A team of Spanish archeologists has discovered an Ancient Roman ship that sank off the tiny island of Cabrera, near the southern coast of Mallorca, around 1,800 years ago.

            http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/01/30/...9.html?rel=lom

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            • Archaeological discovery in Thessaloniki, Greece

              Archaeologists declare (2/21/2017) discovery of a large 6th c. AD Byzantine square during the construction of the new Metropolitan Railway in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, Greece.



              According to them, the square seems to be oval shaped, paved with marble, and is a few blocks away from the Thessaloniki's Decumanus Maximus (the name of the main road in a Roman city that was E-W oriented).



              The only comparable in size and shape Roman/Byzantine square worldwide, is the one in Jerash, Jordan.

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              • Originally posted by Valtrex View Post
                Archaeological discovery in Thessaloniki, Greece

                Archaeologists declare (2/21/2017) discovery of a large 6th c. AD Byzantine square during the construction of the new Metropolitan Railway in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, Greece.



                According to them, the square seems to be oval shaped, paved with marble, and is a few blocks away from the Thessaloniki's Decumanus Maximus (the name of the main road in a Roman city that was E-W oriented).



                The only comparable in size and shape Roman/Byzantine square worldwide, is the one in Jerash, Jordan.
                any links to this story in English you can find? I searched and could not find a link.

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                • well heck....Saturday our numbskull politicians and law makers, Corps of Engineers of the Army, allowed (after 20 years of study) the "first peoples" or Amerindians, to rebury a 9,5000 year old almost complete skeleton of KENNEWICK MAN who was found about 20 years ago in Kennewick Washington, USA. I have read almost every book on Kennewick man and studied the case in detail for years.

                  Now with the skeleton returned to the earth to decay at some unknown location, any future scientific methods of testing (similar to DNA testing we have today, or Radiocarbon dating, etc) will be unable to test this skeleton as it will return to dust. For a 9,500 year old skeleton with a flint spear point embedded in it's hip, the skeleton was SO UNIQUE that it deserved to be preserved for the future....now it is gone.

                  very sad. http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/l...133780309.html

                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennewick_Man

                  btw, most of the Indian groups refuse to let photogaphs of the actual skeleton be published.....also they claim their "tribal memory" extends back to 9,500 years ago when K.Man walked the earth! LOL.....

                  before you jump on me for the age number discrepancy there are several numbers given depending on if one uses he actual age or the non calibrated age.

                  nice article on scientist Jim Chatters who first handled the K.M. bones 20 years ago and was involved in all the court battles over the remains:
                  http://www.opb.org/news/article/kenn...st-to-science/

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                  • 1,800-year-old Hebrew stone inscriptions found in ancient Galilee synagogue

                    Preliminary analysis concludes words are dedicatory inscriptions honoring donors who contributed to synagogue.

                    http://m.jpost.com/#article=6017QzlC...k3MzI3RkQ2NEI=

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                    • Originally posted by commanding View Post

                      any links to this story in English you can find? I searched and could not find a link.
                      Nope, no link in English (yet) it's my own translation of an article in a Greek newspaper

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                      • Excavations on the site of a future industrial estate in Tiel, the Netherlands archaeologists have found remarkable objects from the Roman era. It includes 2.500 bronze artefacts including a very unusual richly decorated "balsarium" (ointment jar). Also found was an approx. three feet tall statue of Jupiter. The excavation of around 36 football fields is the largest archaeological dig in the last twenty years.

                        An ancient riverbed has yielded sculptures but also cloak pins, rings, dagger, an oil lamp and a wine sieve. All luxury articles that would indicate that the site was the location of a villa or shrine. The items were possibly offerings. Around 80 individual remains of cremation were found.

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                        • The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities says that it has found the remains of a 4000 year old pyramid 30km south of Cairo. The remnants appear to be in good condition, but the excavation has only just begun so the size of the complex isn't known yet. Also found was a stone with hierogliphs on it.

                          ​Should be taken with a pinch of salt imo, the ministry has been known to exagerate things when the start of the holiday season draws closer.

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                          • Originally posted by Mike1976 View Post
                            The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities says that it has found the remains of a 4000 year old pyramid 30km south of Cairo. The remnants appear to be in good condition, but the excavation has only just begun so the size of the complex isn't known yet. Also found was a stone with hierogliphs on it.

                            ​Should be taken with a pinch of salt imo, the ministry has been known to exagerate things when the start of the holiday season draws closer.
                            It's a 13th Dynasty Pyramid, probably incomplete and rather small compared to the Giza ones.
                            Still it was a Pyramid once.

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                            • At least 8 mummies discovered in a 3,500 year old tomb near Luxor, Egypt.

                              http://media.nu.nl/m/3v7xrx2aibrn_wd1280.jpg

                              ​Not a huge expert on Egyptian archeology, but the beard on that sarcophagus was reserved for members of the royal family I think.

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                              • Originally posted by Mike1976 View Post
                                At least 8 mummies discovered in a 3,500 year old tomb near Luxor, Egypt.

                                http://media.nu.nl/m/3v7xrx2aibrn_wd1280.jpg

                                ​Not a huge expert on Egyptian archeology, but the beard on that sarcophagus was reserved for members of the royal family I think.
                                There's a video in this link
                                http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-1...bleman/8452084

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