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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The Egyptian pyramids may align with an ancient North Star. NASA scientists found that star undergoes never-before-seen eclipses.

The Egyptian pyramids may align with an ancient North Star. NASA scientists found that star undergoes never-before-seen eclipses.

According to NASA scientists, the star used by ancient Egyptians as their North Star has just been discovered to be a part of a pair of binary stars that periodically eclipse each other. The astronomical observations of the team were published in the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Research Notes on 31 Oct 2019. Using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), […]

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How Scientists Resolved the Mystery of the Devil’s Corkscrews

How Scientists Resolved the Mystery of the Devil’s Corkscrews

How Scientists Resolved the Mystery of the Devil’s Corkscrews Devil’s corkscrew is one of America’s strangest and most mysterious land formations. Fossils come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  Sometimes it’s fairly simple to figure out what sort of organism a fossil is from, other times, it’s less clear.  The weathering of the native sandstone reveals so often fossiled […]

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During the 18th century, you could pay your admission to the zoo in London by bringing a cat or a dog to feed the lions.

During the 18th century, you could pay your admission to the zoo in London by bringing a cat or a dog to feed the lions.

During the 18th century, you could pay your admission to the zoo in London by bringing a cat or a dog to feed the lions. Several European sovereigns maintained menageries at their royal courts during the Middle Ages. An early example was that of the 8th century, Emperor Charlemagne. His three menageries, situated in today’s Netherlands and Germany in Aachen, Nijmegen […]

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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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Archaeologists Reveal Rare Mummified Lion Cubs Unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists Reveal Rare Mummified Lion Cubs Unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists Reveal Rare Mummified Lion Cubs Unearthed in Egypt The authorities in Egypt have announced that the necropolis of Saqqara was a rare discovery of mummified lion cubs, big cats, cobras and Crocodiles that date from around 2,600 years ago. The collection for ancient mummified animals contains dozens of mummified cats and birds; An enormous mummified beetle reported being “three to four times” the normal size and 75 wooden and bronze cat statues. The big mummified cats were found near the remains of an adult mummified lion discovered under the necropolis of […]

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A “high status” medieval building has been discovered under public toilets in Cardiff.

A "high status" medieval building has been discovered under public toilets in Cardiff.

A “high status” medieval building has been discovered under public toilets in Cardiff. Under a derelict public restroom, an archaeological dig in Wales, United Kingdom, has made an amazing find. The site of a large and significant medieval building was discovered. Clearly, the discovery is important, but the building’s nature and original use is a mystery and is disconcerting to […]

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