Monday, January 26, 2015

Archaeologists Analyze Medical Items from Blackbeard's Flagship

Archaeologists are analyzing medical items recovered from Blackbeard's flagship - the Queen Anne's Revenge.

http://www.livescience.com/49563-blackbeard-pirate-ship-yields-medical-supplies.html

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Mummy Mask may Reveal Oldest Known Gospel

A papyrus from a mummy mask contains a fragment of the Gospel of Mark that researchers believes was written before the year 90.

http://www.livescience.com/49489-oldest-known-gospel-mummy-mask.html

Monday, January 5, 2015

Roman Fort in Britain Aligned with Light of Solstice Sun

A physicist has discovered an alignment between the gateways of the Hardknott Roman fort in Britain and the rising and setting sun during the winter and summer solstices.

http://www.livescience.com/49315-roman-fort-solstice-sun.html


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Backwards = Forwards: 1,500 Amulet with Palindrome Inscription Discovered in Cyprus

An amulet containing a palindrome inscription has been discovered at the ancient city of Nea Paphos in Cyprus. It dates back around 1,500 years and also contains images of the gods Harpocrates and Osiris.

http://www.livescience.com/49239-ancient-amulet-palindrome-inscription.html

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Archaeologists Excavate Cemetery of a Million Mummies

Archaeologists continue to excavate the Roman era cemetery at Fag el-Gamous in Egypt. They believe it contains over one million mummies. There are a number of interesting burials including that of a child and another of a man who is over 7 feet tall.

http://www.livescience.com/49147-egyptian-cemetery-million-mummies.html

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Ancient Brain Drain: Egyptian Coffin with 'Odd' Art Revealed

An Egyptian coffin with unusual art has been radiocarbon dated to the Persian Period, 2,400 years ago.

http://www.livescience.com/49059-ancient-egyptian-coffin-odd-art.html


Monday, December 8, 2014

Finely Decorated Ming Dynasty Clothes Unearthed in China

Archaeologists in China have unearthed a husband and wife tomb containing well preserved clothes with elaborate decorations.

http://www.livescience.com/49041-clothing-unearthed-ming-dynasty-tomb.html