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Liquid Mercury Found Under Mexican Pyramid Could Lead to King's Tomb
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 6 hours ago - theguardian.com
An archaeologist has discovered liquid mercury at the end of a tunnel beneath a Mexican pyramid, a finding that could suggest the existence of a kingâEUR(TM)s tomb or a ritual chamber far below one of the most ancient cities of the Americas.
The Shabaka Stone: Ancient Relic Tells of God Ptah and His Creation of the Universe
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 23 hours ago - ancient-origins.net
The 26th Dynasty of Egypt was the last dynasty of the Third Intermediate Period, and was known also as the Nubian Dynasty or the Kushite Empire. The pharaohs of this dynasty hailed from EgyptâEUR(TM)s southern neighbour, the Nubian Kingdom of Kush
The Mystery of a Deeply Gouged Viking Shield
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 1 day ago - sciencenordic.com
This gouge may be the result of a successful parry. The viking who owned the shield was on a journey, probably to Eastern Europe
Discovery of Reindeer Antlers in Denmark May Rewrite Start of Viking Age
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 1 day ago - ancient-origins.net
A team of scholars says their new research is rewriting when and where the Viking age began. The official date for the start of Viking voyages was a 793 AD raid in England. But researchers say people from Norway sailed to Ribe, Denmark, on peaceful
Hunt for Ancient Royal Tomb in Mexico Takes Mercurial Twist
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 1 day ago - news.yahoo.com
A Mexican archeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury.
Sacrifice of Maya Boy and Man May Have Reenacted Birth of Sun and Moon
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - ancient-origins.net
About 1,600 years ago in the Maya site of Tikal, a boy and a man were sacrificed in an elaborate ritual. A new study suggests they were sacrificed and burned to re-enact the legend of the twin heroes who immolated themselves to be reborn as the
Diring Yuriakh (Siberia)
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - archaeology.about.com
Diring Yuriakh is a somewhat controversial early hominid site located at the confluence of Diring Yuriakh creek and river Lena, about 140 km south of Yakutsk in Siberia
4,000-Year-Old Ancient Babylonian Tablet Is Oldest Customer Service Complaint Ever Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - ancient-origins.net
A clay tablet from ancient Babylon reveals that no matter where (or when) you go, good customer service can be hard find. So it was revealed by the irate copper merchant, Nanni, in 1750 B.C. The merchantâEUR(TM)s aggravation is evident, spelled out in
Prehistoric Lines Across Malta Defy Explanation: The Cart Ruts of Misrah Ghar Il-Kbir
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - ancient-origins.net
he islands of Malta and Gozo in the Maltese archipelago are scarred with hundreds, if not thousands, of parallel lines seemingly cut deep into the stone. These ancient grooves have puzzled experts for centuries. Some of the strange tracks deliberately
Ten Powerful and Fearsome Women of the Ancient World
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - ancient-origins.net
In most civilizations of the past, it was the men who were engaged in the bloody business of warâEUR¦ but not always. Throughout history there have been many powerful women who have led nations or guided armies into war, renowned not only as fearsome
Eight Impressive But Terrifying Cases of Ancient Surgery
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - ancient-origins.net
It is hard to fathom the way in which invasive surgery was carried out prior to the development of modern anaesthesia, but ancient people around the world have been cutting and drilling into the human body for thousands of years. Here we look at eight
Divers at HMS Erebus Fight Ocean Currents to Journey Back in Time
Offbeat  (tags: Canada, Queen Maud Gulf, Nunavut, HMS Erebus, Franklin Expedition, John Franklin, North West Passage, archaeology, environment, ethics, interesting, Parks Canada )

Lynn
- 3 days ago - thestar.com
The thought never leaves the diversâEUR(TM) minds: They may be working at a gravesite. Inuit oral history tells of frightened visitors to Erebus, before she sank, seeing a heavy-set corpse with a big smile, perhaps the death grin of a man who died with scurvy.
Neanderthal Child Remains Found in Catalonia Cave
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Archaeologists in Catalonia have discovered the skeletal remains of a 5-year-old Neanderthal child in the Cova del Gegant (Cove of the Giant) in Sitges, Barcelona. The discovery represents the first Neanderthal remains from Catalonia found in modern
Rock Art in Russian Far East and in Siberia
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - rupestre.net
Rock Art in Russian Far East and in Siberia. A birdâEUR(TM)s eye view over a continent. There are about half a million of petroglyphs known in Siberia and the Far East of Russia. Mobody knows up to now how many are still to be discovered
Dinosaur Egg Fossils Found During Road Works in Southern China
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, archaeology, discovery, history )

Glenn
- 4 days ago - scmp.com
Chalk up another important find discovered by accident.
 

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