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Cut Hill stones
Do Dartmoor's ancient stones have link to Stonehenge?
(Apr 15, 2010)

Littered across the hills of Dartmoor in Devon, southern England, around 80 rows and circles of stones stand sentinel in the wild landscape. Now, striking similarities between one of these monuments and Stonehenge, 180 kilometers to the east, suggest they may be the work of the same people.

Read more. Source: New Scientist

False door found at Karnak
Ancient false door unearthed at Karnak
(Mar 30, 2010)

An Egyptian excavation team has made a new discovery at Karnak during routine excavation works. A large red granite false door belonging to the tomb of Queen Hatshepsut’s vizier User and his wife Toy has been unearthed in front of the Karnak Temple. Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, explained that the door is 175 cm tall, 100 cm wide and 50 cm thick.

Read more. Source: The Independent

inscribed ostrich eggshells from Diepkloof Rock Shelter
Etched ostrich eggs illustrate human sophistication
(Mar 3, 2010)

Inscribed ostrich shell fragments found in South Africa are among the earliest examples of the use of symbolism by modern humans, scientists say. The etched shells from Diepkloof Rock Shelter in Western Cape have been dated to about 60,000 years ago. Details are reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Read more. Source: BBC

head of Amenhotep III
Huge head of pharaoh unearthed in Egypt
(Mar 1, 2010)

A colossal red granite head of one of Egypt's most famous pharaohs has been unearthed in the southern city of Luxor, officials said. The 3,000-year-old head of Amenhotep III – grandfather of Tutankhamun – was dug out of the ruins of the pharaoh's mortuary temple. Experts say it is the best preserved example of the king's face ever found.

Read more. Source: BBC


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