Evidence of 2,800-year-old biblical earthquake found in Jerusalem

Evidence of 2,800-year-old biblical earthquake found in Jerusalem

Evidence of 2,800-year-old biblical earthquake found in Jerusalem Books of Amos and Zechariah in the Old Testament describe an earthquake that rocked the city of Jerusalem about 2,800 years ago and archaeologists have now found the first evidence of the biblical event. The Israel Antiquities Authority’s (IAA) excavations in the City of David National Park uncovered a layer of destruction during excavations, […]

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The architect believes Stonehenge once had a thatched roof to form the temple

The architect believes Stonehenge once had a thatched roof to form the temple One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Stonehenge is how any of it is still standing, given the predations of souvenir-hunters and vandals including the great 17th-century architect Sir Christopher Wren. He paid many visits to the ancient monument on Salisbury Plain and his surname can still be seen […]

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Genetic Analysis Reveals Cannabis First Grown in China

Cannabis originated in China, genetic analysis reveals

Cannabis originated in China, genetic analysis reveals People feeling the effects of marijuana are prone to what scientists call “divergent thinking,” the process of searching for solutions to a loosely defined question. Here is one to ponder: Where did the weed come from? No, not where it was bought, but where and when was the plant first domesticated. Many botanists […]

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Cryptic 2,700-year-old pig skeleton found in Jerusalem’s City of David

Cryptic 2,700-year-old pig skeleton found in Jerusalem’s City of David

Cryptic 2,700-year-old pig skeleton found in Jerusalem’s City of David Israeli archaeologists have unearthed the complete skeleton of a piglet in a place and time where you wouldn’t expect to find pork remains: a Jerusalem home dating to the First Temple period. The 2,700-year-old porcine remains were found crushed by large pottery vessels and a collapsed walls during excavations in […]

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Ancient Greek helmet found buried next to ‘elite warrior’ who died 2,400 years ago

Ancient Greek helmet found buried next to ‘elite warrior’ who died 2,400 years ago

Ancient Greek helmet found buried next to ‘elite warrior’ who died 2,400 years ago A very rare bronze Greek-Illyrian war helmet, used in Greece during the time of the Greco-Persian Wars, has just been discovered in a rock-cut tomb in Dalmatia, Croatia. The form of the iconic open-faced helmet, which archaeologists consider an especially rare find, originated in the Peloponnese during […]

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These 10,000-Year-Old Sunken Ancient Ruins in Japan Remain a Huge Mystery

These 10,000-Year-Old Sunken Ancient Ruins in Japan Remain a Huge Mystery

These 10,000-Year-Old Sunken Ancient Ruins in Japan Remain a Huge Mystery On the southern coast of Yonaguni, Japan, lie submerged ruins estimated to be around 10,000 years old. The origin of the site is hotly debated – many experts argue that is man-made, while more conservative scientists insist it was carved by natural phenomena. The unique and awe-inspiring site was […]

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At Monte Testaccio, An Entire Mountain is Made Up of Roman Trash

At Monte Testaccio, An Entire Mountain is Made Up of Roman Trash

At Monte Testaccio, An Entire Mountain is Made Up of Roman Trash Our brains are wired to see ancient pottery behind glass, stored safe and sound in museums cases, piece by piece meticulously restored by archaeologists. But Monte Testaccio is the opposite–a mountain of archaeological garbage, the waste hill where millions of ancient Roman pottery shards, broken jars, and amphorae […]

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