Ancient scrolls give up their secrets. Image copyright Other Metallic ink was used to inscribe scrolls regarded as an archaeological wonder, according to scientists.
The discovery pushes back the date for the first use of metallic ink by several centuries. The Herculaneum scrolls were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79 and are charred and fragile. Previous efforts to read them, over many centuries, has damaged or destroyed some of the scrolls. Genomes document ancient mass migration to Europe. 2 March 2015Last updated at 12:29 ET Nomadic herders moved en masse into Europe from the steppe around 4,500 years ago DNA analysis has revealed evidence for a massive migration into the heartland of Europe 4,500 years ago.
Massive migration from the steppe was a source for Indo-European languages in Europe : Nature. Massive migration from the steppe was a source for Indo-European languages in Europe : Nature. Massive migration from the steppe was a source for Indo-European languages in Europe : Nature.
Medieval History. Ancient Settlement Discovered Off Greek Island Of Delos. A Random Guy Asked This Poet A Sexist, Obscene Question; Her Response Will Give You Chills. Venessa Marco was at a bodega when the man behind the counter asked her if she could deep throat.
He said, “You look like the kind of girl who can swallow.” Refusing to shrink from the question, as degrading and presumptuous as it was, Marco responded in the best way possible — and she’s captured it all in a stirring spoken word poem entitled “Patriarchy.” “In an attempt to respond, I thought — ‘irrational of me, to be both woman and hungry; to confuse myself with the kind of person who has rights.
To be woman and house a body is to break all the floors,” Marco says, her voice rising. In her poem, presented at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam earlier this year, Marco bravely talks about the disrespect, harassment and danger that females sometimes face — and the silencing that can accompany it. “You. The response from most who’ve watched the clip, however, has been extremely positive. Sacred Texts: Legends and Sagas. Sacred-texts home Neo-Paganism Classical Mythology Lord of the RingsBuy CD-ROM Buy Books: Legends and Sagas General Northern European Arabia Baltic Basque Celtic Eastern European England Finland France Germany Greece Iceland Italy Persia Portugal Roma (Gypsy) Scandinavia Spain This section of sacred-texts archives the rich literature of Sagas and Legends.
These are mostly (but not all) from Northern Europe, and primarily based on legendary events and people from the Middle Ages. Many of these narratives are based on archetypal stories that date even further back in time. General. Real-Life Paleo Diet Included Spiral-Tusked Elephant Ancestor. There's a new mega-mammal on the menu of America's first hunters.
On a ranch in northwestern Sonora, Mexico, archaeologists have discovered 13,400-year-old weapons mingled with bones from an extinct elephant relative called the gomphothere. The animal was smaller than mastodons and mammoths, but most had four sharp tusks for defense. The new evidence puts the gomphothere in North America at the same time as a prehistoric group of paleo-Indians known as the Clovis culture, whose beautifully crafted projectile points helped bring down giant Ice Age mammals, including mammoths. Ancient Priest's Tomb Painting Discovered Near Great Pyramid at Giza. A wall painting, dating back over 4,300 years, has been discovered in a tomb located just east of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The painting shows vivid scenes of life, including boats sailing south on the Nile River, a bird hunting trip in a marsh and a man named Perseneb who's shown with his wife and dog. While Giza is famous for its pyramids, the site also contains fields of tombs that sprawl to the east and west of the Great Pyramid. These tombs were created for private individuals who held varying degrees of rank and power during the Old Kingdom (2649-2150 B.C.), the age when the Giza pyramids were built. Spain lifts blocks on file-sharing websites. Child Skulls Unearthed In Bronze Age Settlements May Have Been Gifts To The Lake Gods. This 8,000-Year-Old Skull May Contain Preserved Brain Matter, Archaeologists Say. Is that... ancient brain matter?
Archaeologists in Norway were excited enough when they unearthed what may be an 8,000-year-old Stone Age skull. But then, when they took a closer look, they were even more stunned to find what was inside -- possible traces of preserved brain matter. "Inside it is something rather gray and clay-like," dig site leader Gaute Reitan, excavation director at the University of Oslo's Museum of Cultural History, told the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). "You can just think for yourself what that may be. " The skull was discovered in Stokke, southwest of Oslo, at a site where the archaeologists believe two Stone Age camps once existed. (Story continues below) The newfound skull, discovered with what appears to be brain matter inside. The researchers plan to conduct further testing on the skull to determine whether it belonged to an animal or a human.