Scientists say they may have discovered the lost city of Atlantis buried deep under the marshlands of southern Spain. The legendary city is believed to have been "swallowed up by the sea," as the Greek philosopher Plato so famously put it 2,400 years ago. He wrote of a great city destroyed by floodwaters following an earthquake deep under the sea — an image that resonates at a time when Japan is struggling to recover from a devastating earthquake and tsunami off its northeast coast. A National Geographic television special that aired on Sunday details the work of American, Canadian and Spanish scientists as they attempt to prove Atlantis existed by following up on space satellite images showing unusual features in an area just north of Cadiz.
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There were certainly things that I expected to see and experience while traveling in Portugal ---- seafood, beaches, old churches -- but, for every expectation fulfilled, a surprise cropped up. I started my trip in Oporto in the North. Oporto is the home of Port wine, which is sweet, potent, and highly alcoholic. White Port, Red Port and Rawny Port, a personal favorite, are all made in the Douro region. I learned on my many tours of the Port caves across the Douro River in the Vila Nova de Gaia suburb that it was the English that brought the process to the region.
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The HYPOGEUM which I was able to visit in 1989 is now closed for conservation since 1992 - and is still closed. Just beneath the southern tip of Italy, in the extreme western part of the Mediterranean sea, lies the island of Malta. In the past Malta has been the possession of many nationalities, and has been considered to be one of the most strategic areas on earth, being a port and an intersecting point between Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, etc. This 9-mile-long island was an ancient center of civilization at the time when the Phoenicians from Carthage invaded and began to rule it.
Forms of Time N ilsson’s 1920 Primitive Time-Reckoning detailed the long human process of arriving at the concept of a year: it may have first concerned only a period from sowing to harvest, and then measured from “a season to its recurrence”: a challenge amid fluctuations that was aided by the daily utility of the moon, “the first chronometer” (354, 359, 148). Cohen’s 1993 study of ancient Near Eastern “cultic calendars” found their origins also in seasons and lunar cycles beginning with a First Crescent (3-4). Crete lives a round of three distinct and reliable seasons: After 90-95 days of cool rainy Winter, about 140 days of Spring lead into Summer and the grain harvest; and about 130 days from thence bring Winter again.
You are here: Home / Bizarre / Top 10 Civilizations That Mysteriously Disappeared Throughout our history, most civilizations have either met a slow demise or were wiped out by natural disasters or invasion. But there are a few societies whose disappearance has scholars truly stumped: 10.
(Speleology: The scientific study of caves) In 1982, members of the Speleological Exploring Hellenic Group (SPELEO) visited the Labyrinth of Messara twice, each visit lasting for several days, during which the cave was explored, photographed and cartographed in detail. The group published its photographical material and text in various newspapers and magazines. Then, two years later, the unforgettable Anna Petrohilou, known as the Lady of Greek Speleology, led a team from the Hellenic Speleological Society on a visit to the cave.
Sector of erupting anomalies. Disturbing news has been leaking out from the giant continent at the bottom of the world. Some scientists manning lonely outposts under the drifting and shifting aurora are nearly paralyzed with fear.
By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 13:58 GMT, 31 August 2009 People in England may have only developed pale skin within the last 5,500 years, according to new research. Scientists believe that a sudden change in the diet around that time from hunter-gathering to farming may have led to a dramatic change in skin tone to make up for a lack of vitamin D. Farmed food is lacking in vitamin D and while humans can produce it when exposed to the ultraviolet light in sunlight darker skin is far less efficient at it. People with pale skin may be descended from Europeans who dramatically changed their diets after switching from hunter-gathering to farming
Acupuncture 5,200 Years Ago? The Tyrolean Iceman died in the Alps about 5,200 years ago, but his mummified body is exceptionally well-preserved -- so well-preserved that 15 groups of tattoo marks on his body stand out vividly. These punctures do not seem to be ornamental, like those on a sailor's biceps, nor are they on parts of the body usually displayed. What is most interesting are their locations; some groups are placed at traditional Chinese acupuncture points. Bolstering this suspicion is the determination from computer tomography (noninvasive imaging) that the Iceman suffered from arthrosis of the lumbar spine.
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