Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Love" & "Rome" - Brooch with Palindrome Discovered on Isle of Wight

Read left to right the monogram means "Roma" the name of Rome and its deity. Read right to left it means "Amor" the Latin name for Cupid the god of love. It has additional meaning if you attach a second brooch with another monogram beside it.

http://www.livescience.com/53663-ancient-roman-brooch-contains-lovely-palindrome.html

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Samurai Train Police in 19th century Martial Arts Book

Samurai train police in a newly translated 19th century martial arts book. In the intro to the book a samurai named Ohara Shigeya wrote that.

"Life is precious. One should walk the road of charity and benevolence. The crime should be hated, not the person. Everything should be based on the law."

http://www.livescience.com/53582-samurai-martial-arts-manual-for-cops-revealed.html


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

5,000 Year-Old Drawings & Hieroglyphs Discovered in Sinai Desert

About 60 drawings and hieroglyphic inscriptions have been discovered at the site of Wadi Ameyra in the Sinai Desert. 

http://www.livescience.com/53406-early-egyptian-queen-revealed-in-hieroglyphs.html

Monday, January 11, 2016

2,200 Year-Old Prosthetic Leg Discovered in China

A prosthetic leg dating back 2,200 years has been discovered in a tomb in China. It was used by a man who had a left knee that was fused at an 80 degree angle.

http://www.livescience.com/53321-ancient-prosthetic-leg-with-hoofed-foot-discovered.html

Monday, January 4, 2016

Archaeologists Return to Northern Iraq

As ISIL is pushed back from Northern Iraq archaeologists have resumed work in the region. At Shanidar Cave several discoveries have been made include new Neanderthal skeletal remains.

http://www.livescience.com/53248-archaeologists-return-to-iraq.html


Monday, December 28, 2015

Altar Showing Mythical Battle Discovered in Turkey

An ancient marble altar showing a nude warrior battling a serpent monster has been discovered near the Akcay River in Turkey. Archaeologists believe that the warrior may be Bargasos, a son of Hercules.

http://www.livescience.com/53211-altar-showing-mythical-battle-discovered.html

Monday, December 21, 2015

Tiny Figurines Discovered in Prehistoric Infant's Burial

Eight tiny figurines, carved out of deer antler, have been found in the burial of an infant who died 4,500 years ago. The infant was buried in a Kurgan (mound) near Lake Itkul in Russia.

http://www.livescience.com/53167-rattles-found-in-prehistoric-infant-grave.html