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Maya Carving Repatriated to Guatemala

PARIS, FRANCE—BBC News reports that a French collector handed over a fragment of an eighth-century A.D. Maya stela to Guatemala during a ceremony in Paris. The stone sculpture, which depicts a ruler wearing a bird of prey mask, disappeared from the site of Piedras Negras in the 1960s and reappeared …

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Scientists Decipher Alien Signal From Proxima Centauri

Astronomers from the Breakthrough Listen project have determined that the BLC1 artificial radio candidate discovered two years ago, which was believed to have come from an area near Proxima Centauri, is in fact anthropogenic. This conclusion was made after careful analysis of the signal’s characteristics.  The mysterious signal from Proxima …

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DAL SATELLITE, ALTERAZIONI AMBIENTALI NELLE SOCIETA’ ANTICHE

Per leggere questo articolo occorrono 3 minuti Per le società antiche, che non sempre hanno costruito le tracce della propria presenza sulla base del paesaggio circostante, è sempre stato difficile adattarsi all’ambiente vissuto e identificarlo alla propria società. I ricercatori della Penn State hanno utilizzato i dati satellitari per identificare …

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The Republic of Venice, The Greatest Jewel of the Mediterranean?

To visit Venice is a dream of every passionate traveler. The city, crisscrossed with channels and marvelous relics of art and culture, is one of Italy’s most sought-after tourist destinations. But how much does the average visitor know of the thousand-year history behind this jewel of the Mediterranean? The modern-day …

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YAVNE, ISRAELE, SCOPERTA ENORME AREA DI PRODUZIONE DI VINO

Per leggere questo articolo occorrono 3 minuti Un’enorme area “industriale” adibita alla produzione del vino, ascrivibile a circa 1.500 anni fa, è stata scoperta negli scavi archeologici condotti dall’Israel Antiquities Authority come parte dello sviluppo della città di Yavne, su iniziativa dell’Israel Land Authority. Yavne era una potenza vinicola di …

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Marble Source for Greek Archaic Sculpture Identified

PORTLAND, OREGON—According to a statement released by the Geological Society of America, a 33-foot-tall statue of Apollo found on the Greek island of Delos was carved from marble quarried on the nearby island of Naxos sometime between 800 and 480 B.C. Scott Pike of Willamette University said that an inscription …

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1,500-Year-Old Winemaking Facility Unearthed in Israel

An ancient wine production complex — the largest known in the world from the Byzantine period — has been discovered by a team of archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). The ancient winemaking facility in Yavne, Israel. Image credit: Israel Antiquities Authority. The 1,500-year-old winemaking facility was unearthed at …

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Unusual Radio Signals Spotted Coming From Our Galaxy’s Center

An international team of scientists was able to register unusual radio signals emanating from the center of our galaxy.  According to the lead author of the study, the outgoing energy signal turns on and off, and the brightness of the object itself is constantly changing. The object does not correspond …

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Byzantine Winery Discovered in Central Israel

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL—BBC News reports that a 1,500-year-old complex where wine was produced for export has been discovered in Yavne. The large-scale winery had five presses, and is estimated to have produced more than 500,000 gallons of wine per year for export throughout the Mediterranean region. Kilns for firing wine …

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