Mysterious Building British archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a mysterious prehistoric structure that might be older than Egypt’s pyramids. Discovered during work at a housing development in Monmouth, Wales, the bulky feature consists of a series of trenches possibly housing the timber foundations of a massive building. NEWS: Swedish Stonehenge? Stone Structure Spurs Debate "We have what appear to be huge parallel sleeper beams set close to the edge of an ancient, dried up lake," archaeologist Steve Clarke of Monmouth Archaeology told Discovery News.
The Mayan Database Return to top of page Welcome to MED The Mayan Epigraphic Database Project (MED) is an experiment in networked scholarship with the purpose of enhancing Classic Mayan epigraphic research. Neanderthal 'Family' Possibly Victim of Cannibal Attack The remains of a possible family group of Neanderthals, including an infant, were discovered in a cave in Spain, researchers reported. The bones of the 12 individuals show signs of cannibalism, suggesting another Neanderthal group came along and chowed down on the meat. This group of Neanderthals died some 49,000 years ago, the research suggests. Dead Sea Scrolls - Qumran Library The scrolls and scroll fragments recovered in the Qumran environs represent a voluminous body of Jewish documents, a veritable "library", dating from the third century B.C.E. to 68 C.E. Unquestionably, the "library," which is the greatest manuscript find of the twentieth century, demonstrates the rich literary activity of Second Temple Period Jewry and sheds insight into centuries pivotal to both Judaism and Christianity. The library contains some books or works in a large number of copies, yet others are represented only fragmentarily by mere scraps of parchment.
Lucid Dreaming/Using Dream stabilization Once you are able to dream lucidly, you may find that it is difficult to stay in the dream; for example, you may wake instantly or the dream may start “fading” which is characterized by loss or degradation of any of the senses, especially vision. Alternatively, a new lucid dreamer could easily forget that they are in a dream, as a result of the shock of the sensation. "Emergency" Gold Treasures Found in Holy Land Photograph by Dan Balilty, AP Though separated by a thousand years, two newfound "emergency hoards" from Israel—including gold jewelry and coins—may have been hidden by ancient families fleeing unknown dangers, archaeologists say. Revealed late last month, these 3,000-year-old rings (foreground) and earrings, from the older hoard, were found in a ceramic jug among the ruins of a house. Though unearthed in 2010, the vessel concealed its cargo until late last year, when scientists began molecular analysis of the contents.
Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy: Jesus the Myth, Heavenly Christ The purpose of this web page is to explain and explore some of the theories offered up by contemporary scholars on the historical Jesus and the origins of the Christian religion. Issues include the nature of the historical Jesus, the nature of the early Christian documents, and the origins of the Christian faith in a risen Jesus Christ. Freke and Gandy argue for the Jesus Mysteries Thesis: "Could Gnosticism be the original Christianity, which developed from the Pagan Mysteries with the Jesus story as a Jewish version of the perennial myth of the dying and resurrecting Mystery godman?" Gnawed Bones Reveal Cannibal Cavemen Prehistoric humans may have gnawed on each other's bones, researchers now suggest. Scientists have long seen evidence of prehistoric cannibalism, such as butcher marks on bones. To learn whether or not cavemen also chewed on human bones, researchers first had to get a good look at what such bite marks might look like. Scientists had volunteers chew on bones — not human ones, but raw pork ribs and sheep legs as well as barbecued pork ribs and boiled mutton. The bone-gnawers included both Europeans and Koi people from Namibia.
Materials Relating to World of the Scrolls The Origin of the Scrolls and the Qumran Site In "The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Perspective," Professor Norman Golb of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago presents evidence to support his view that the Dead Sea Scrolls do not derive from a sect that copied or wrote the manuscripts that were found in the nearby caves. According to Professor Golb, there is no persuasive evidence to support the commonly held view that a sect inhabited the Qumran plateau. Dr. The Chinese Dropa Stone Conspiracy | COMMERCIAL INDIGNATION An amazing discovery, a Chinese conspiracy, Russian collaboration and a world class UFO mystery. The year was 1938 and the place was the foreboding and remote mountains of BayanKara-Ula, on the borders of China and Tibet. Chinese archaeologist, Professor Chu Pu Tei lead a team of intrepid explorers on an adventure to survey the many known interlinked caves of the area; little did he know, the caves are the least interesting part of BayanKara-Ula. The good professor, while exploring the caves, found himself in the company of some of the strangest ancient graves, possibly ever found. He and his team found a series of neatly arranged burial sites containing the skeletons of creatures with spindly bodies and enormous skulls. Originally thought to have been some heretofore unknown species of Tibetan Ape, though as pointed out by Chu Pu Tei, ‘since when do apes bury each other?’
"Incredible" hoard of 50,000 Iron Age coins, buried in escape from Caesar, found in Jersey A solid mass representing one of the largest Iron Age coin hoards ever found has been discovered in farming fields in Jersey© Jersey Heritage An “incredible” hoard of Celtic coins, weighing almost a ton and believed to have been rushed across the sea in a bid to escape the clutches of Caesar’s armies during the Late Iron Age, has been discovered by two amateur metal detectorists in a Jersey field. The solid mass, thought to contain up to 50,000 coins, was hidden by the Coriosolitae tribe of the modern-day St Malo and Dinan region. It originates from the year 50BC, when the Roman ruler’s forces drove tribes towards the French coast as they advanced, and would have been buried after arriving from the Armorican area – now known as Brittany and Normandy.
Great Circle Great circles are straight lines that go all the way around the center of the earth. The equator is a great circle. Meridians of longitude that cross over the north and south poles are also great circles. For every location on a great circle, it's antipodal location is also on the circle. Other than the equator itself, any great circle crosses the equator at two antipodal locations, 180° apart.
Neanderthals Fashioned Earliest Tool Made From Human Bone The earliest known tool made from human bone has been discovered — and it was apparently crafted by Neanderthals, scientists find. The scientists note that as of yet, they have no way to prove or disprove whether the Neanderthals who made the tool did so intentionally — for instance, for rituals or after cannibalization. Until now, the first evidence that human bones were used either symbolically or as tools were 30,000-to 34,000-year-old perforated human teeth found at excavations in southwest France. These were apparently used as ornaments.