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Discovered: 85 Egyptian Tombs, Spanning More Than 2,500 Years!

The latest excavations in Egypt’s southern province of Sohag have led to the discovery of 85 new Egyptian tombs that date back far into antiquity, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities just announced. The remains of many mummies have been found inside these tombs, which span an impressive range of …

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Moon Dirt Can Help us Travel to Mars and Into the Stars

According to a study by Chinese scientists published in the journal Joule, our Moon’s soil contains active compounds that can convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and fuels. Researchers are now testing how the materials found on the surface of the Moon can be used and turned into much-needed resources to …

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NUOVI STUDI SULLA DATA DELL’ERUZIONE DI THERA

Per leggere questo articolo occorrono 4 minuti Una studiosa di dendrocronologia esperta dell’Università dell’Arizona ha realizzato un nuovo studio cronologico per identificare la data della famigerata eruzione del vulcano di Thera, un obiettivo che persegue da decenni. Charlotte Pearson, docente presso il Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, è l’autrice principale di …

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Researchers Document Cuba’s 1960s Defenses

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK—Esteban Grau González-Quevedo of the Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Humanity and Odlanyer Hernández de Lara of Syracuse University conducted a survey of concrete bunkers and trenches dug into the bedrock along Cuba’s coastline, and documented them with 3-D photogrammetry, according to a Live Science report. …

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DNA Indicates Black Rats Colonized Europe at Least Twice

YORK, ENGLAND—According to a statement released by the University of York, a DNA study of rodent bones dated from the first through the seventeenth centuries has traced the spread of the black rat (Rattus rattus) across Europe and North Africa. A team of researchers from the University of York, the …

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3-D Photogrammetry Reveals 1,000-Year-Old Etchings in Alabama

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE—Science Magazine reports that a project to document etchings of birds, snakes, wasps, and overlapping patterns of lines on the ceiling of an underground cave in northern Alabama with 3-D photogrammetry has revealed previously undetected images of three human-like figures, a serpent with scales, and a swirling figure with …

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A Czech Castle Had a Moat of Bears… And Still Does!

Popular depictions of castle moats in film and television usually involve hungry crocodiles, flesh-eating piranhas or dangerous sharks. While most of these depictions are fanciful, one medieval castle in the Czech Republic Read more Section:  News Weird Facts Read Later  Source: Ancient Origins

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12th-Century Carving Discovered in Cambodia

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA—The Khmer Times reports that pieces of a carving dated to the twelfth century A.D. have been unearthed at Angkor Archaeological Park, which is located in northwestern Cambodia. The sculpture was found at the causeway of the Angkor Thom temple’s Takav Gate, and depicts an apsara, a type …

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