Massive 60-tonne log over 40,000 years old is found buried underneath a New Zealand swamp – and it could help explain one of Earth’s biggest mysteries

Massive 60-tonne log over 40,000 years old is found buried underneath a New Zealand swamp - and it could help explain one of Earth’s biggest mysteries

An enormous Kauri swamp log unearthed by Kaikohe is around 40,500 years old and could bring new light on a mysterious global event that might have had a dramatic impact on the climate of the planet. During excavation for a new geothermal power station near Ngāwhā Springs the log, which is 16 m long and weighs 60 tonnes, was found. […]

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Swords And Spears Of The Yotvingians – A Long-Forgotten Ancient Warrior Culture Discovered In Poland

Swords And Spears Of The Yotvingians – A Long-Forgotten Ancient Warrior Culture Discovered In Poland

Swords And Spears Of The Yotvingians – A Long-Forgotten Ancient Warrior Culture Discovered In Poland Archeologists dating back about 1,000 years have found over 500 swords, spears and knives that once belonged to an ancient Poland’s long-disappeared tribe-the Baltic Yotvingians. The Yotvingians arrived in the Suwałki region in the mid-first millennium AD with strong cultural ties to the Lithuanians and […]

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Inuit Mummies Had Clogged Arteries Despite High Omega-3s

Inuit Mummies Had Clogged Arteries Despite High Omega-3s

Inuit Mummies Had Clogged Arteries Despite High Omega-3s The mummified Inuit scans of Greenland from the 16th century show that, despite a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, the ancient hunters suffered from clogged-up arteries. Atherosclerosis — the build-up of fat, cholesterol, and calcium plaques in one’s arteries — is a leading cause of death in the wealthy countries of […]

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4,000-Year-Old Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Underworld May Be Oldest Illustrated ‘Book’

4,000-Year-Old Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Underworld May Be Oldest Illustrated ‘Book’

4,000-Year-Old Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Underworld May Be Oldest Illustrated ‘Book’ Few rides outside the subway system of New York City rival those mentioned in “The Book of Two Ways,” a mystical road map to the ancient Egyptian afterlife, when it comes to difficult travel. This user’s guide, a precursor to the corpus of Egyptian funerary texts known as […]

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Priceless Gold Coins Discovered in Ancient ‘Piggy Bank’ in Israel

Priceless Gold Coins Discovered in Ancient ‘Piggy Bank’ in Israel

Priceless Gold Coins Discovered in Ancient ‘Piggy Bank’ in Israel In an ancient harbor off Israel’s coast, a massive trove of thousand-year-old gold coins was unearthed. The hoard, discovered by members of an amateur scuba diving club for the first time, is Israel’s largest haul of gold coins ever unearthed. The finding raises the possibility that an ancient shipwreck, once […]

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