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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
more. Source: New Scientist
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.
more. Source: The Independent
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.
more. Source: BBC
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
more. Source: BBC
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