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Showing posts with label Archaeology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Archaeology. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Does this mysterious piece of metal was the proof of the aliens ever visited Earth?

According to several scientists in Romania, the discovery of an ancient metal piece touted as proof that aliens had visited our Earth about 250,000 years ago. These ancient metal pieces were discovered in Romania in 1973, when the country was still under the Communist regimes.
A piece aluminium that looks as if it was handmade is being hailed as 250,000-year-old proof that aliens once visited the Earth. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1gBUnn)
Now, after being tested at a laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland, found that 90 percent of the ancient metal is aluminum with the age was about 250,000 years old. The object is 20 centimetres (7.8 inches) long, 12.5 centimetres (4.9 inches) wide and 7 centimetres (2.8 inches) thick.

According to records, aluminum is the metal coumpound produced by humans newly about 200 years ago. Therefore the findings of ancient aluminum was considered shocking by scientists.
In 1973, builders working on the shores of the Mures River not far from the central Romanian town of Aiud found three objects 10 metres (33 feet) under the ground. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1gBUnn)
"Laboratory test results concluded that the object is a piece of a UFO, considering that the metal content in it is not in accordance with the technology on the Earth at that time," said Gheorghe Cohal, Deputy Director of the Romanian Ufologis Association, as quoted by Daily Mail.

This mysterious ancient metal was discovered by the workers when they were building a construction on the banks of Mures River, not far from the city of Aiud. The metal was found 10 meters in the ground, side by side with the two pieces of bone.
The piece of metal was originally to be the end of an axe. And now gone on display in the History Museum of Cluj-Napoca, with a sign that reads 'origin still unknown'. But Local historian Mihai Wittenberger claims that the object is actually a metal piece from a World War II German aircraft. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1gBUnn)
And the two bones were thought to belong to a giant prehistoric mammals that died about 10,000 to 80,000 years ago. But when examined, the scientists were surprised because the metal piece is very light and apparently produced by those who already have advanced technology.

But the speculation was denied by a local historian named Mihai Wittenberger. He said the metal is one of the German aircraft parts in the World War II era. He believes that it is a piece of the landing gear from a Messerschnmitt ME 262.

The object is now on display at the History Museum of Cluj-Napoca, complete with a description that makes it even more mysterious: "origin still unknown." *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILY MAIL]
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Monday, November 28, 2016

3,000 year-old mummy found intact in Luxor

A mummy in intact condition is said to date from between 1075 BC and 664 BC near Luxor in Temple of Millions of Years, Egypt. According to head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities department of the ministry, Mahmoud Afifi, the mummy came from the 21st dynasty.
Temple of Million Years in Luxor, Egypt. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1g7vNH)
This finding is claimed by Spaniard archaeologists as one of the most historic. Tomb of mummies alleged resting place of a man is estimated possibility to come from the middle period of the third dynasty up to 21st.
Pits where a 3,000 year old mummy was found in Luxor, Egypt. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1g7vNH)
"The tomb was discovered at the southern enclosure wall of the Temple of Millions of Years," said Mahmoud Afifi head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities department of the ministry, as quoted by LiveScience, on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

The mummy, bound with linen stuck together with plaster, was in a brightly coloured wooden sarcophagus buried near a temple from the era of the warrior king Thutmose III. The tomb was likely to have belonged to a nobleman named Amenrenef, who held the title of "Servant of the King's House," the ministry said.
Sarcophagus containing the mummy that has been found near Luxor. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1gBReK)
"When the temple no longer functioned, the area was used as necropolis (the large ancient cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments)," said the head of the Spaniard archaeological team Myriam Seco Alvarez. 

Alvares and her team has been working at the temple since 2008 to record inscriptions and decorations, including a solar symbol that symbolizes the Goddess Isis and Nephthys. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LIVESCIENCE | THE GUARDIAN]
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

A 5,650 years old ancient site was discovered near the Stonehenge

The existence of the Stonehenge site in England is still mysterious. Until now no one has convinced how and for what the giant boulders monument were built in Neolitthic era. However, a latest discovery is likely able to help unravel the mysteries of Stonehenge.

Yes, a prehistoric complex has been found in a city called Larkhill in Wilshire, England in about 2.4 km from the Stonehenge site. The complexes have been built around 5,650 years ago or 1,000 years earlier than the Stonehenge.
A new discovery could help shed light on why the mysterious Stonehenge was built. The large complex, found in a city around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the famous stone circle, is thought to date back more than 1,000 years before Stonehenge. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1g4olk)
The archaeologists estimate that these complexes are a sacred place where people in the Neolithic era performing ritual activities and party. The objects found include cattle bone, ceramic plates, as well as the remains of human bones. From these findings explained that long before Stonehenge was built, the region is often used as the place in which an ancient ritual activity took place.
The researchers, led by Wessex Archaeology, found evidence of ceramic vessels (left) and arrowheads (right). (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1g4pI0)
This discovery will certainly help solve the mystery of Stonehenge site that had been thought by scientists as the tombs or temples. Even some researchers who argue as a giant observatory in ancient times to observe the stars.

The archaeologists discovered the site accidentally, when the UK MoD is preparing for the construction of military housing complex in the region.
The Larkhill enclosure has produced freshly broken pottery, dumps of worked flint and even a large stone saddle quern (shown right) used to turn grain into flour. Antlers are shown left. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1g4pI0)
"Sites that have recently been found is one of the most exciting findings. The present finding is changing the way we think about activities of the Neolithic community around the Stonehenge," said Martin Brown, the archaeologist leader of the WYG consulting firm as quoted by the Daily Mail on Monday, November 21, 2016.

The MoD currently is funding the areas that will be fully explored to find out more is what happening under the site. So far the archaeologists have dug about 17 percent of the area and conduct further research on these findings. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILY MAIL]
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Revealing the largest ancient sea monster in Antarctica

Approximately 66 million years ago, an ancient sea monster that has a very large size roughly the size of a five-story building once dominated the dark Antarctic marine life. Those sea creature called the mosasaur, an aquatic reptiles that lived during the Cretaceous period. One of its characteristics is the use of its limbs like tail for paddling.

Unfortunately, there is not plenty of evidence that can be used to uncover these sea monsters. Until the end of an expedition was held to find evidence of the continuation of the specimen.
Kaikaifilu hervei was as long as a five-story building is tall. See the human for scale. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fq3Fj)
For days the researchers who are members of the Chilean Paleontology Expedition try their luck to get a mosasaur fossil. But before the days of their trip, in the middle of a storm and bad weather the researchers did not find any. Had felt desperate and consider their journey in vain, until finally they managed to find a mosasaur skull on Seymour Island in January 2011.

This discovery became the long-awaited given this specimen was the second fossils found in Antarctica. But unlike before, this time the mosasaur fossils have very large size. It is based on the size of the anatomy of the skull found with a width of 4 feet or 1.2 meters. While the entire body of reptiles stretches about 33 feet (10 m), making it the largest marine predators in the region.

Researchers also gave the name 'Kaikaifilu hervei.' In which Kai-Kai-filu is the myth of the culture of the Mapuche in Southern Chile and Argentina, which means the giant reptiles were in charge of the oceans. While the hervei word derives from the name Francisco Herve, a Chilean geologist and also an Antarctica adventurer.
Researchers found the mosasaur Kaikaifilu hervei in Cretaceous-age rocks on Seymour Island in Antarctica (upper left). Kaikaifilu was quite large. See the human for scale (upper right). Paleontologists struggled through Antarctica's extreme climate when they excavated the specimen (lower right). The muddy site where experts found Kaikaifilu (bottom left). (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fq3Fj)
"Previously, evidence of the existence of such gigantic size mosasaur like Kaikafilu hervei was unknown. Yet Antarctica has an abundant amount of plesiosaur," said Rodrigo Otero, a palaeontologist from the University of Chile as quoted by LiveScience on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Plesiosaurs was a long-necked marine reptiles that became the main prey of Kaikafilu hervei. Although now Antarctica is a cold continent, but when the dinosaur age the conditions are much warmer. A group of swimming animals in the region to make a food haven for Kaikafilu hervei.

This research has been published online on November 4, 2016 in the journal Cretaceous Research. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LIVESCIENCE]
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Here she is the face of ancient Egyptian woman might look

A 2,300 year-old mummified head has reconstructed by the researchers from the University of Melbourne in collaboration with Monash University. The result is not only useful, but also reveals how beauty the face of woman of ancient Egyptian.

To reconstruct, firstly the forensic researcher from Monash University conducted a CT Scan procedures. Technique was performed to identify the sex of the mummy, help to estimate its age, and obtain the detail to create the replica of mummy by 3D printer.
Researchers have just reconstructed a 2,300-year-old Egyptian mummy's face. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fvpGW)
Of the CT scan revealed that the mummy was about 2,300 years old or estimated lived in year of 300 BC. Then the mummy was identified as a woman. The researchers called the woman who had been mummified known as Meritamun.

Armed with the results of CT scans, the researchers asked for help a forensic sculptor named Jennifer Mann. And then, she was accurately reconstructs the face of the woman by using the clay material. The results were very surprising, really a woman who has a beautiful face.
A skull replica made by using 3D printer. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fvpGW)
However Warsha Pilbrow, a member of the research team from the University of Melbourne, revealed that the most important of these reconstruction is not a pretty face of the ancient Egyptian woman. "The main idea of ​​this project is to use heritage and turn it back by using new technologies," she said.

"In this way, the mummy could be an interesting object to be exhibited. And also through the mummy, the students can learn about the signs deadly diseases specific on the anatomy of the human body as well as learn how the population is affected by the environment," she added as quoted by Science Alert on Saturday, September 3, 2016.
How the University of Melbourne could have the mummified head. The skull was allegedly brought to Australia in early 1900 by an archaeologist who studied anatomy named Frederich Wood Jones. Mann who was reconstructs the face of the ancient Egyptian woman also amazed because these mummy still was preserved in well condition after two millennia. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SCIENCE ALERT]
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Friday, November 11, 2016

The fossil of birdlike dinosaurs found in China

More than 66 million years ago, a feathered dinosaurs have thin legs and a bony above his head, stuck in the mud. The poor beast struggling to be free from puddles of wet soil, until finally it gave up and died. Carcass then petrified. As fossils.

Dinosaur that has the size of a donkey, known as oviraptorosaurus (ancient bird-like creature), its preservation is almost intact. It was found to be lying, chest stuck on the ground, while the neck and wings stretched taut. As with other oviraptorosaurus (a close cousin to modern birds) can not fly, but it has a toothless sharp beaks that can devour shells, plants, nuts, also eggs.
The bird-like dinosaur Tongtianlong limosus likely died after getting stuck in the mud. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fYZiC)
"The creature posture, with a head stand, wings outstretched on each side so the show as if it was trying to escape," said one paleontologist from the University of Edinburgh, Steve Brusatte as quoted by LiveScience on Friday, November 11, 2016.

"The signs that make us think, it got stuck in the mud and trying to get out." The fossil was discovered by Chinese construction workers a few years ago in Jiangxi Province. The workers almost blew the fossils to pieces by using dynamite. At that time, they were installing explosives in the process of making the foundation for a high school building.
The posture of Tongtianlong limosus suggests it was stuck in the mud, and an analysis of the bones shows it was neither attacked nor scavenged by other animals. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fYZiC)
"Dynamite destroys a bit the back of the fossil, but fortunately the other parts survived," added Brusatte. "We almost never know the existence of these dinosaurs." The construction workers then notify their findings to the museum. Then Chinese paleontologists examined. The findings were then published in the scientific journal Nature Scientific.

Because of its death in the middle of the mud, the researchers named it 'Tongtianlong limosus' which could be interpreted as 'muddy dragon on the road to heaven'. Brusatte added, Tongtianlong limosus similarly sized cow or donkey.
A conservator works alongside the Tongtianlong limosus skeleton. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fYZiC)
"Basically they are the last group of dinosaurs that evolved before the asteroid hits the Earth," he said further. The researchers from China and the United Kingdom argues, the fossil has important meaning to provides insight into the evolutionary transition from dinosaurs to birds.

Because, "modern birds descended from dinosaurs," Brusatte said as quoted by the BBC. "Dinosaurs like Tongtianlong limosus provide the clues related to the ancestors of modern birds," he added. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LIVESCIENCE]
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