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Why Was Stonehenge Built? The Eight Most Popular Theories
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, humor, archaeology, ancient )

- 706 days ago -
Was it a spiritual temple, burial ground or even built by aliens? There are many theories about Stonehenge's purpose but here are the most popular ones.
Message Decoded: 3,000-Year-Old Text Sheds Light on Biblical History   video
Offbeat  (tags: Ancient Hebrew Writing, Israel, Archaeology, Jerusalem, Earlier Dating )

- 822 days ago -
A few characters on the side of a 3,000-year-old earthenware jug dating back to the time of King David have stumped archaeologists until now. - and a fresh translation may have profound ramifications for our understanding of the Bible.
Fish Disguised as Copycat Octopus
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- 1421 days ago -
First there was the octopus that mimicked fish; now researchers say a fish is copying the octopus. The mimic octopus is known to impersonate lionfish and sea snakes by adapting their movement and colour.
China: Claim of Coexisting Humans and Dinosaurs
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- 1505 days ago -
No statement is made by the researchers that dinosaurs and humans lived together at the same time.
Man-Eating Giants Discovered in Nevada Cave
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- 1804 days ago -
The Paiutes, a Native-American tribe indigenous to parts of Nevada, Utah and Arizona, told early white settlers about their ancestors' battles with a ferocious race of white, red-haired giants. According to the Paiutes, the giants were already living in t
Ancient Nubians Drank Antibiotic-Laced Beer : Discovery News
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- 1912 days ago -
People have been using antibiotics for nearly 2,000 years, suggests a new study, which found large doses of tetracycline embedded in the bones of ancient African mummies.
Dry Weather Reveals Archaeological 'Cropmarks' in Fields
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- 1917 days ago -
Hundreds of ancient sites have been discovered by aerial surveys, thanks to a dry start to the summer, English Heritage has said. The surveys show marks made when crops growing over buried features develop at different rate from those nearby
Expert Digs Up Dirt on Ancient Toilets
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- 2167 days ago -
Flush toilets are less a modern convenience than many people think , having been around since ancient times and research on those old privies can tell a lot about people's lives, according to a book published Monday by an archaeologist who specializes
Castle Ghost Part of 25-Year Study
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- 2251 days ago -
The ghostly figure of a woman who leaped to her death from the tower of a Shropshire castle is featured in a major new study of paranormal sightings in the UK released today.
Horse Domestication Traced to Ancient Central Asian Culture
Offbeat  (tags: Botai people, northern Kazakhstan, horse origins, archaeology )

- 2456 days ago -
Bone and chemical analyzes indicate horses were harnessed and even milked more than 5,000 years ago in central Asia.
DNA Links Bones Near Plane Crash Site to Fossett
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- 2581 days ago -
MADERA, Calif. - Authorities say they've positively identified some of Steve Fossett's remains: two large bones found a half-mile from where the adventurer's plane crashed in California's Sierra Nevada.
Possible Druid Grave Enchants Archaeologists
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- 2740 days ago -
By Angelika Franz Druids belong to the realm of myth -- archaeologists have never been able to prove their existence. But now researchers in England have uncovered the grave of a powerful, ancient healer. Was he a druid? More...
Flint Knapping: The Skills of Prehistoric Man, Red House Museum, 31 May 2008
Offbeat  (tags: ancient, archaeology, education, interesting )

- 2742 days ago -
Flint Knapping: the skills of Prehistoric Man. At the Red House Museum (New Forest and Christchurch ) 10:00am Saturday 31 May 2008. To celebrate Museums & Galleries Month, Will Lord of Beyond 2000 BC, will be demonstrating how early communities
Summer Solstice 2008 at Stonehenge
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- 2743 days ago -
Summer Solstice free opening at Stonehenge Stonehenge will close its normal visitor operation at 1500 hrs (3pm) on Friday, 20th June 2008 and re-open again at 0900 hrs (9am) on Sunday, 22nd June 2008.
Archaeologists Find Stunning Crystal Skull Under Stonehenge
Offbeat  (tags: funny, humor, off-beat, archaeology )

- 2779 days ago -
Salisbury Plain - (Paleolithic Mess): Archaeologists excavating Stonehenge have stumbled on what has been described as a stunning human life-sized amethyst crystal skull believed to date from circa 5,000 BC. <smile>

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