Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ancient Palmyra Lion of Allat statue from the 1st century AD goes on display in Damascus

The Lion of Allat statue from the 1st century AD went on display in Damascus National Museum Sunday after the 15-ton monument, heavily damaged by the Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) militants, underwent restoration. "It was an internationally known symbol of Palmyra, it was standing in...

Egypt announces the discovery of 3,500 years ago pharaonic tomb

Egypt has announced the discovery in the southern city of Luxor of a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago during the reign of the 18th dynasty. The tomb is located on the west bank of the...

But First, Growing number of historians are questioning if Jesus ever existed at all

Christmas is a time of year where people are supposed to put aside their differences and come together to celebrate in peace, love, and understanding. Though few question the traditions of the season, many of them predate Christianity in Europe. A lot was borrowed...

Great Sphinx is about 500,000 years old

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Over the past few years, we have touched upon many of the amazing, and often extremely ancient sites, which dot our earth. Many of these spectacular achievements, indicating to the countless specialists, archaeologists, geologists and others involved, attempting unravelling of their true history, their...

Before the last ice age — 110,000 years old underground city in Turkey

The underground cities of Cappadocia, Turkey, number more than 200 and are spread across the entire region. It is highly possible that there is many more lying below the surface, just waiting to be found. https://youtu.be/38LBjegFZo8 Of all the underground cities discovered so far, the most...

110-million-year-old dinosaur mummy seen after its discovery in Canada

After more than 110 million years encased in stone, an impeccably preserved, dragon-like dinosaur has been unveiled by paleontologists in Canada and it’s unlike anything they’ve seen before. HuffPost -- The remains of an armor-plated nodosaur, a 3,000-pound plant-eating horned creature, went on display in...

Three most mysterious things the Egyptians knew

Cats and bandages was surpassed only by their thirst for knowledge. But mystery still surrounds the level of sophistication the Ancient Egyptians achieved. How technologically advanced were they? The Ancient Egyptians were notoriously brilliant at mathematics, and we also believe they were the first civilization...

Humans lived in Americas 130,000 years before it discovered — new evidence proposes

Researchers in Southern California say they've uncovered evidence that humans lived there 130,000 years ago. ______ If it's true, it would be the oldest sign of humans in the Americas ever — predating the best evidence up to now by about 115,000 years. And the claim...

Mysterious underground city found in Russia

https://youtu.be/GuOpiQSj8wI --- Description Few months back we shared with you the story of adventurous geologists who had trekked far into the cold wildernesses of Russia, in an effort to catalogue the largest megalithic site on earth. So remote, they are steeped in legends of snow yetis...

Time Machine: These incidents prove time travel existed in ancient times

Time travelling and time machines are always fascinating to talk about. We have also seen many films that have shown the concept of time travel, like Hollywood blockbusters 'Back to the Future' trilogy, 'The Butterfly Effect,' 'Star Trek' and more. Time Machine Are you sure if this...

Another pyramid just found in Egypt

An excavation team in Egypt has found what appears to be the interior of a buried pyramid dating back 3,700 years to the 13th dynasty. The antiquities ministry says that both a corridor and a block engraved with 10 lines of hieroglyphics are in good...

Remains of ancient Egyptian pyramid built 3,700 years ago, discovered near the bent pyramid of King Snefru

Part of the remains of an ancient Egyptian pyramid discovered near the bent pyramid of King Snefru in Dahshur, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of Cairo. ______ The remains of an Egyptian pyramid built around 3,700 years ago have been discovered near the well-known "bent...

Who built the Egyptian pyramids?

I can remember standing in the desert near Cairo and gazing across the Sphinx to the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the most impressive structures on Earth, and counting myself extremely fortunate to be there. The pyramid carries some impressive statistics. It stands 450...

Amazing fossilized footprints from different types of dinosaurs found in Australia

Where are there fossilized footprints from more types of dinosaurs than anyplace else in the world? ______ Well, that would be the Dampier Peninsula, in the Kimberly region of Western Australia. Nicknamed "Australia's Jurassic Park," a 25-km (15.5-mile) stretch of the coastline contains tracks from 21...

Scientists warning that there’s a “very real risk” of Jesus Christ’s tomb collapse

Few places are more holy to Christians than what's thought to be Christ's tomb in Jerusalem, but scientists are now warning that there's a "very real risk" of collapse at the site. ______ Researchers from the National Technical University of Athens say the Edicule, a shrine...

Dinosaur tracks found in northeast China’s Jilin Province

Dinosaur tracks have been found in northeast China's Jilin Province, according to an announcement by scientists from China, the Republic of Korea and the United States. ______ The tracks were found on a rural mountain road in Longjing City in the Korean Autonomous Prefecture of Yanbian,...

Another ancient palace found under site destroyed by Islamic State group

Human Rights Watch said in a report that as many as 600 people were killed in the Badush prison massacre, which took place on the same day that Islamic State militants captured Mosul in June 2014. ______ Fighting is expected to get tougher as Iraqi troops...

Ancient DNA found in dental plaque of Neanderthals show their use of medicine to treat pain and illness

Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neandertals -- our nearest extinct relative -- has provided remarkable new insights into their behavior, diet and evolutionary history, including their use of plant-based medicine to treat pain and illness. ______ Published today in the journal Nature, an...

The oldest known fossils on Earth – as old as 4.2 billion years – discovered by scientists

Scientists have discovered tiny fossils that are thinner than a human hair and are an astounding 3.7 billion years old, making them the oldest known fossils on Earth, University College London announced on Wednesday. They could even be as old as 4.2 billion years. ______ The...

Syrian troops backed by Russia retake ancient Palmyra from the Islamic State group

Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group Thursday, the Kremlin and the army said, in another blow to the jihadists. ______ Bolstered by air strikes and ground troops from their ally Moscow, Syrian...

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