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  • Originally posted by Stonecutter View Post
    Scientists discover new hidden chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/scien...amid-1.3660211
    read this earlier - need to get a camera up there and have a look

    however
    SCIENTISTS have said a huge chamber discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza should help reveal the 4,500-year-old secrets of the ancients and how it was built.

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    • Remnants of very old wine was found in Georgia.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/s...dest-wine.html

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      • Pic related:

        "I'm helping!"


        Small anecdote from my father:

        In the town he lived in as a young man stood an old church. Some day the remains of plague victims from hundreds of years ago were found buried in a mass grave next to it. Digging started around the church to unearth all the bones and he or one of his friends went there and found a human skull which he took with him. They had a basement location for partying in one of their homes and for many years the skull sat there on the bar with a candle stuck on top as a decorative item until someone drunkenly bumped against it and it shattered on the floor.

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        • We came out of China..........
          The Dali skull is so old that archaeologists initially didn’t believe it could share features with modern Homo sapiens.

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          • https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.809751

            Pompeii Hero Pliny the Elder May Have Been Found 2,000 Years Later

            Pliny's work inspired later encyclopedias: most of us at some point have unknowingly cited him. Perhaps, looking at these experiments on his possible remains, he would be skeptical of any conclusions, telling us to take them "with a grain of salt" and reminding us that "the only certainty is that nothing is certain." Or perhaps he would encourage scientists to forge on, repeating what, according to his nephew, he said when his helmsman suggested they return to port as scalding ash and fiery stones began raining on the fleet headed for Vesuvius. His response was: "Fortune favors the bold.
            Also

            "Ceterum censeo Carthaginem delendam esse", or "Ceterum autem censeo Carthaginem delendam esse" (English: "Furthermore, (moreover) I consider that Carthage must be destroyed"),
            He would rise in the senate and after every interjection finish with.. I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

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            • Incredible 1,500-year-old Christian mosaic uncovered in Israel

              Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered a stunning 1,500-year-old Christian mosaic that was once the floor of a church or monastery.

              http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/...in-israel.html

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              • Ancient glue offers new insight into what may be Jesus' tomb

                https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbc...-jesus-n824421

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                • Ancient tomb door with stunning menorah carving revealed in Israel

                  http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/...in-israel.html

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                  • Cross posted from the 2017 Hanukkiah thread:

                    Originally posted by GB_FXST View Post
                    MOTHER AND DAUGHTER DISCOVER CLAY LAMP FROM HELLENISTIC PERIOD

                    Second century BCE relic dates to Judah Maccabee’s battles against ruler of Antiochus.

                    http://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Mothe...-period-517808

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                    • Crossed posted in the Jerusalem thread:

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                      Israeli archaeologists find 2,700-year-old 'governor of Jerusalem' seal impression

                      http://mobile.reuters.com/article/am...mpression=true

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                      • Ice Age Woolly Mammoth bones found along Loop 88 route in south Lubbock County

                        http://www.newswest9.com/story/37195...ampaign=buffer

                        LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) -

                        While analysis is ongoing, TxDOT officials Thursday tentatively identified bones discovered along the future route of Loop 88 as those of the now extinct Woolly Mammoth.

                        The discovery was made at the end of November in a field just east of the FM 179 and 130th Street or the FM 1585 intersection. Crews were conducting an environmental impact study for the future Loop. Officials say the crews target areas such as old playa lakes because animal and people of the past would gather in those areas.

                        Francis said it's common to find Mammoth remains across Texas, even in Lubbock at Lubbock Lake Landmark.

                        For more information on the bone discovery, click here. Final results from testing to determine the exact date of the bones is expected in a few weeks, according to Francis.

                        https://txdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/M...38069cce7daf54

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                        • Originally posted by Cowboy's daughter View Post
                          Ice Age Woolly Mammoth bones found along Loop 88 route in south Lubbock County

                          http://www.newswest9.com/story/37195...ampaign=buffer

                          LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) -

                          While analysis is ongoing, TxDOT officials Thursday tentatively identified bones discovered along the future route of Loop 88 as those of the now extinct Woolly Mammoth.

                          The discovery was made at the end of November in a field just east of the FM 179 and 130th Street or the FM 1585 intersection. Crews were conducting an environmental impact study for the future Loop. Officials say the crews target areas such as old playa lakes because animal and people of the past would gather in those areas.

                          Francis said it's common to find Mammoth remains across Texas, even in Lubbock at Lubbock Lake Landmark.

                          For more information on the bone discovery, click here. Final results from testing to determine the exact date of the bones is expected in a few weeks, according to Francis.

                          https://txdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/M...38069cce7daf54
                          I read about the discovery a day or two ago but at that time they had not determined if the bones were mammoth or bison bones.....oddly they gave the street intersection, which isn't too smart.


                          but when I attended Tech, I had a prof named W.C. Holden, Ph.D for a history class of some type, and he lectured on his VAST experience at the Lubbock Lake Site where they found Clovis points and Folsom points associated with extinct bison in Yellowhouse Canyon. Holden has since passed on as he taught at Tech since the 1930s IIRC, and he was and is still a legend there. He lived in an Adobe home he and his family built on 34th street, and wrote books on adobe building, as well as many other books on Indians, archeology, etc. I was very interested in all this and had joined the south plains archeology society there a while. went on "digs" with them.

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                          • New Petroglyphs ( rock carvings) discovered in Galicia after a fire (in Spanish):

                            http://www.eldiario.es/galicia/movim...725827882.html

                            More about Galician Petroglyphs (in english):

                            http://www.turismo.gal/que-visitar/d...s?langId=en_US

                            Saludos

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                            • My ancient DNA matches his. My Mother's haplogroup is from the Iberian Peninsula, my Dad's from Nordic countries.


                              Was this the first blue-eyed man? 7,000-year-old DNA reveals European and African traits

                              http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...an-traits.html

                              His piercing blue eyes are in striking contrast to his dark complexion and hair.

                              It means this 7,000-year-old caveman holds the clue to man’s genetic evolution.

                              His remains were discovered 5,000ft up in the mountains of north-west Spain in 2006.

                              Experts were astonished to find the ancient hunter-gatherer, given the name La Brana 1, had a combination of African and European genes.

                              Results from an analysis of DNA taken from a tooth show he had dark – possibly black – hair and skin with deep blue eyes, the online edition of the journal Nature reports.

                              The mixture of African and European traits implies that the racial transformation of modern humans was still in progress long after they left Africa, with changes in eye colour coming before alterations in skin tone.

                              Study leader Professor Carles Lalueza-Fox, of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona, said: ‘The biggest surprise was to discover that this individual possessed African versions in the genes that determine the light pigmentation of the current Europeans.

                              'Even more surprising was to find that he possessed the genetic variations that produce blue eyes.’

                              La Brana 1 shows genetic similarities to Scandinavians and also shared a common ancestor with people who lived in Siberia more than 20,000 years ago.


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                              • This morning I was visiting a medieval necropolis ner the village where I live. This necropolis was already known, but in past December a group of archeologist have discovered new tombs .

                                I wanted to make some photos, but I forgot recharge my camera batteries (if I come back again, I will make some photos and i will post them in the "Random photos you took" thread).

                                But I found a lot of photos in a local magazine made the past December: http://www.revistaberberana.com/2017...ulalia-de.html

                                This necropolis is dated between IX adn XI centuries (waiting for future laboratory analysis), and was made close to a dissapeared hermitage called Santa Eulalia.

                                Saludos

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