4 Years After Discovery, the First Viking Ship Burial Found in Over 100 Years Reveals its Lost Secrets
Reprinted with permission from World at Large,Â an independent news outlet covering conflict, travel, science, conservation, and health and fitness. When news broke in 2018 that another Viking-Age ship burial had been found on the shores of the Oslo Fjord, it quickly became one of the finds of the century. Compared to its truly legendary predecessors […]
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Biden urged not to approve oil terminals that could create ‘carbon bombs’
Joe Biden’s administration has been urged not to sink its own climate goals by approving an unprecedented ramp-up of oil export infrastructure off the Texas coast that could result in planet-heating emissions equivalent to three years of the US’s entire…
5,000 Year-Old Tavern Found in Iraq
It doesn’t get much older than Sumeria, but even the modern concept of going out to eat was already established 1,000 years before the Great Pyramids were built. In the ancient Near Eastern city-state of Lagash, the foundations of a tavern were recently found by archaeologists that included an open-air sitting area, and a kitchen […]
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Japanese Archaeologists Find Beautiful Bronze Mirror Buried With a 7-Foot-Long Sword
The Japanese penchant for wielding large curved swords goes back much further in time than previously thought, the new excavation of a 4th-century tomb revealed. In the western city of Nara, a tomb inside a funerary mound uncovered a 7.5-foot-long sword and a large bronze mirror, which amount to first-of-their-kind-finds on the islands. The tomb […]
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2 Viking Swords Buried Upright May Have Been a Guide to Odin and Valhalla – Discovered By Road Crew
Swedish archeologists have unearthed two Viking swords from a burial mound in which they had been buried vertically, as if resting on their points. As well as marking the rare discovery of a sword, the vertical placement reflects a deliberate symbolism that has the archeologists ruminating over what it means, and suggestions include honoring the […]
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Giant Bronze Mythical Beast Found at Famous Chinese Archeological Site—LOOK
In one of China’s richest and grandest archeological sites, a very large statue of a mythical beast cast in bronze has been found. The site at Sanxingdui, or Three Star Mound, has yielded hundred of bronze statues which some archeologists have described as more impressive than the Terracotta Army, and this latest find contributes aspects […]
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See Marsâ Grand Canyon in stunning new photos
ESA’s Mars Express orbiter has taken some stunning new images of Mars’ Grand Canyon, Valles Marineris. It is the largest canyon system in the solar system.
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Archeological Dig Starts at 5,000-Year-Old Tomb Linked to King Arthur
Archeologists from the University of Manchester have started a dig at a 5,000-year-old tomb linked in legend to King Arthur, hoping to answer some of the mysteries surrounding the enigmatic site in the process. Arthur’s Stone, as it’s called, is a Neolithic chambered tomb which has never previously been excavated, but experts at English Heritage, […]
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Can Phoenix, the hottest city in America, survive climate change? – Yahoo News
PHOENIX — On the downtown streets in America’s hottest city the temperature has hit 109 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s 1 o’clock in the afternoon in late June and the sidewalks are mostly empty, but an elderly woman carrying an umbrella passes…
Better ice tower reservoirs for farming
Automation can build bigger and better ice tower reservoirs that use less water and last longer for farming use in dry, high-altitude locations.
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