Archive for the 'Archeology' Category

30 Mummies Found in 2,600-Year-Old Tomb

• February, 2009

30 Mummies Found in 2,600-Year-Old Tomb By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press Writer Feb. 9, 2009 A storeroom housing about two dozen ancient Egyptian mummies has been unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb during the latest round of excavations at the vast necropolis of Saqqara south of Cairo, archaeologists said Monday. The tomb was located at the bottom of a 36-foot deep shaft, said Egypt’s top archaeologist, Zahi Hawass . Twenty-two mummies were found in niches along the tomb’s walls, he said. Eight sarcophagi were also found

Antarctica’s 15-Million Year-Old Lake -A Living Bio Lab?

• February, 2009

Antarctica’s 15-Million Year-Old Lake -A Living Bio Lab? Casey Kazan. Researchers have thawed ice estimated to be perhaps a million years old or more from above Lake Vostok, an ancient lake that lies hidden more than two miles beneath the frozen surface of Antarctica using novel genomic techniques to determine how tiny, living “time capsules” survived the ages in total darkness, in freezing cold, and without food and energy from the sun.

2000-year-old computer recreated

• January, 2009

2000-year-old computer recreated .::. <<video>> <<Editors notE>> Interesting indeed. Would even find this device useful during these days, just for home-use ;) Archimedes and the 2000-year-old computer MARCELLUS and his men blockaded Syracuse, in Sicily, for two years. The Roman general expected to conquer the Greek city state easily, but the ingenious siege towers and catapults designed by Archimedes helped to keep his troops at bay. Then, in 212 BC, the Syracusans neglected their defences during a festival to the goddess Artemis, and the Romans

China finds “largest dinosaur fossil site” in world

• January, 2009

China finds “largest dinosaur fossil site” in world Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Nick Macfie Tue Dec 30, 2008 BEIJING (Reuters) Scientists in China say they have discovered the world’s largest dinosaur fossil site in the eastern province of Shandong, state media reported on Tuesday. Scientists had recovered some 7,600 fossils from a 300 meter (980 ft) long pit near Zhucheng city over the past seven months, Xinhua news agency said. The finds included remains of a 20-meter hadrosaurus, which could be a record size for

2,700-year-old marijuana found in Chinese tomb

• December, 2008

2,700-year-old marijuana found in Chinese tomb Dean Beeby THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA Stash seems to have been intended for buried shaman to use in the afterlife Researchers say they have located the world’s oldest stash of marijuana, in a tomb in a remote part of China. The cache of cannabis is about 2,700 years old and was clearly “cultivated for psychoactive purposes,” rather than as fibre for clothing or as food, says a research paper in the Journal of Experimental Botany. The 789 grams of

The Cave of Crystals

• November, 2008

The Cave of Crystals discovered 1,000ft below a Mexican desert By Victoria Moore Created 10:15 PM on 27th October 2008 Until you notice the orange-suited men clambering around, it’s hard to grasp the extraordinary scale of this underground crystal forest. Nearly 1,000ft below the Chihuahua Desert in Mexico, this cave was discovered by two brothers drilling in the Naica lead and silver mine. It is an eerie sight. Up to 170 giant, luminous obelisks – the biggest is 37.4ft long and the equivalent height of