Alabama Shipwreck Uncovered By Hurricane Isaac Appears On Beach (VIDEO, PHOTOS) A mysterious shipwreck, recently uncovered by Hurricane Isaac, has appeared on an Alabama beach six miles from Fort Morgan. Meyer Vacation Rentals, a local real estate company catering to the Gulf Shores area, posted photos of the ship to its Facebook page following the storm. Scroll For Photos According to the Birmingham News, this isn't the first time that the wreckage has shown up. The wrecked ship was partially uncovered by Hurricane Camille in 1969 and reappeared following Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and then again after Hurricane Ike in 2008. There has been debate over the ship's identity. The wreck is now thought to be the Rachael, a three-mast schooner that ran aground during a 1933 storm. People have been drawn to the wreck since it was uncovered, fostering concern for several reasons. “I’ve always thought it would be kind of cool for them to excavate this thing and move it… preserve what they can and take it to the museum,” Bill Berrey, a longtime resident, told WALA.
12 Most Breathtaking Vaulted Ceilings Sainte-Chappelle in Paris, France. Photographer David Stephenson. The Église Saint-Nizier (St. Nizier Church) is a Flamboyant Gothic church built during the 14th and 15th centuries. Located at the heart of the Presqu'île, this church was originally erected in memory of the early Christian martyrs of Lyon. The building of St. The beautiful fan vaulting in the Cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral, England. The magnificent Perpendicular great cloister( begun in 1360, completed in the early fifteenth century)with its stone fan vaulting, is considered by many to be the most beautiful in England. Chester Cathedral Vaulted Ceiling, UK The beautiful painted ceiling of the staircase leading to the Great Hall in Manchester Town Hall. Fan vaulted ceiling in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, UK.King's college is home to the largest fan-vaulted ceiling in the world as well as the largest collection of original stained glass windows. Vaulted ceiling of the Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire.
Century of Progress: Haunted Houses in the Midwest Gardenista Older Century of Progress: Haunted Houses in the Midwest by Ron Reason Issue 44 · Miss Havisham · October 31, 2012 Newer Issue 44 · Miss Havisham · October 31, 2012 Share on email A haunted house sighting, from a trusted source: What good fortune, I think! Photographs by Ron Reason. Above: A 1949 Jacob Lustron house built years after the Chicago World's Fair. Above: I have a bog for a neighbor. Above: In the middle of the woods I come upon a decrepit circus wagon, waiting for Hansel and Gretel to approach. Above: Having been raised among the farmlands of nearby La Porte, Indiana, I grew up fascinated by milkweed. Above: Is it a playhouse? Above: The back of the lonely circus wagon. Above: The view from the dunes. EXPLORE MORE: Issue 44: Miss Havisham, Outdoor Gardens, Garden Visit, Halloween, Holidays Design Sleuth: Dried Bouquets for the Winter Months By Michelle Slatalla 5 Favorites: Bat Houses
8 Amazing Separation Walls Hadrian's Wall Hadrian was born on January 24, 76 A.D. He died on July 10, 138, having been emperor since 117. Mementos of Hadrian's reign persist in the form of coins and the many building projects he undertook. The most famous is the wall across Britain that was named Hadrian's Wall. The wall, stretching from the North Sea to the Irish Sea (from the Tyne to the Solway), was 80 Roman miles (about 73 modern miles) long, 8-10 feet wide, and 15 feet high. The Great Wall of Croatia The town of Ston, Croatia, is protected by a wall three and a half miles long. The Great Wall of India Kumbhalgarh, the second longest wall on earth, can be found in the state of Rajasthan in Western India. Situated in the state of Rajasthan in the Northwest of India, work was begun by the local Maharana, Rana Kumbha. Israeli West Bank barrier The Israeli West Bank barrier is a separation barrier under construction by the State of Israel along and within the West Bank. The Great Wall of China The Berlin Wall
Drones Reveal Hidden Ancient Village Buried In New Mexico Thermal images captured by a small drone allowed archaeologists to peer under the surface of the New Mexican desert floor, revealing never-before-seen structures in an ancient Native American settlement. Called Blue J, this 1,000-year-old village was first identified by archaeologists in the 1970s. It sits about 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of the famed Chaco Canyon site in northwestern New Mexico and contains nearly 60 ancestral Puebloan houses around what was once a large spring. Now, the ruins of Blue J are obscured by vegetation and buried in eroded sandstone blown in from nearby cliffs. "I was really pleased with the results," said Jesse Casana, an archaeologist from the University of Arkansas. Casana said his co-author, John Kantner of the University of North Florida, had previously excavated at the site and the drone images showed stone compounds Kantner had already identified and ones that he didn't know about. How it works The uncertain future of drones for science
Stonehenge Begins to Yield Its Secrets Photo AMESBURY, England — About 6,300 years ago, a tree here toppled over. For the ancients in this part of southern England, it created a prime real estate opportunity — next to a spring and near attractive hunting grounds. According to David Jacques, an archaeologist at the University of Buckingham, mud was pressed into the pulled-up roots, turning them into a wall. It was, he said, a house, one of the earliest in England. Last month, in the latest excavation at a site known as Blick Mead, Mr. “There’s noise here,” Mr. About a mile away is Stonehenge. For Mr. But Blick Mead, he said, helps fill in the sweep of hunter-gatherers who became farmers and then built Stonehenge and other prehistoric monuments dotting the English countryside. “This is the first unknown chapter of Stonehenge,” Mr. Stonehenge has captivated generation after generation. Continue reading the main story The Cursus A two-mile-long avenue surrounded by a ditch, c. 3500 B.C. The Avenue A two-mile-long avenue, c. 3500 B.C. Dr.
atlasobscura Las Cueva de las Manos is tucked in the valley of the Pinturas River, in an isolated spot of the Argentine Patagonia, accessible via long gravel dirt roads. The trip can be rough, but is undoubtably worth it: It leads you to some of the earliest known forms of human art, dating back roughly 10,000 years. The prehistoric artwork painted on the walls of this desert cave is not only ancient, but beautiful. There are three distinct styles to be seen, believed to have been created by different peoples at different time periods. But the highlight is what gives Las Cueva de las Manos, or “Cave of Hands,” its name: the hundreds of colorful handprints stencilled along the cave’s walls. The hand paintings are dated to around 5,000 BC. There are also hunting scenes and representations of animals and human life found in the cave, dating back even further than the stencilled hands, to around 7300 BC.
Stonehenge and the Scope of Uncertainty Skeptoid Podcast #655 December 25, 2018 Podcast transcript | Download | Subscribe Today we're headed back in time, to the green sloping plains of southern Great Britain, where a great circle of ancient standing stones has fascinated us since before recorded history. Stonehenge is not only one of the most recognized landmarks in the entire world, it is also the focus of pseudoscience, pseudohistory, and New Age mysticism. Today we're going to look at Stonehenge myths — not in the context of debunking them, but from the perspective of characterizing the scope of what remains unknown about this most iconic of all monuments. Questions about Stonehenge that we often hear are who built it, when, and why. When pondering this, a rational question to ask is why don't we know? Although prehistoric humans have occupied Great Britain for much longer, evidence of farming on the Salisbury Plain goes back to around 3500 BCE, in the form of trees having been cleared for agricultural use.
14 Lesser-Known Ancient Sites Worth Building a Trip Around The ruins of an ancient city, temple, or necropolis are often the centerpieces of an adventurous trip: Stonehenge, Chichen Itza, the Great Pyramids. And there are other, perhaps lesser-known (depending on who you ask, of course) sites that are every bit as spectacular and worth planning an itinerary around. These places can let you walk in the footsteps of ancient people—sometimes without the crowds—to get a sense of the depth and richness of human history that you can’t get from any book or film. We recently asked readers in the Atlas Obscura Community forums to tell us about their favorite ruins and archaeological sites. Check out some of the submissions below, and if you have a favorite ruin or archaeological site that more people should know about, head over to the forums and keep the conversation going! Göbekli Tepe Şanlıurfa, Turkey “I’ve seen quite a few ruins around the world. Moray Ruins Maras, Peru Valley of the Temples Agrigento, Italy “Feels like being in Greece!” Acrocorinth Malta
massive 3,000-year-old mayan monument discovered in southern mexico the oldest and largest ancient maya monument has been discovered at the previously unknown site of aguada fénix near tabasco, mexico. following a guatemalan megalopolis found in 2018, it highlights another recent finding that challenges the traditional understanding of how the civilizations developed. archaeologists had previously believed the great mayan cities grew gradually from small villages during the middle preclassic period (1,000 – 350 BC), but the introduction of LiDAR technology has unearthed new theories. the 3D image map of the huge monument and surrounding area all images courtesy of takeshi inomata an aerial view of aguada fénix without LiDAR project info: journal: nature site: aguada fénix location: tabasco, mexico