A runestone was discovered in Norway recently that jumps back the origin date of runic writing by hundreds of years to a time before the fall of Rome. Based on carbon-dated organic remains, the reddish-brown sandstone block may have been carved as far back as 250 to 1 CE—making it the oldest ever found. Most […]
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Near the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Egyptologists working on an ancient cemetery uncovered what has been called “the oldest and most complete mummy found in Egypt to date.” Located at the bottom of a 45-foot (15-meter) shaft, a limestone sarcophagus contained the remains of a very rich man whom hieroglyphics named Heka-shepas, who was probably […]
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In a major archaeological discovery, a team of Peruvian and Japanese researchers have discovered 168 new geoglyphs in the ancient Nazca Plain in Peru, near to the enormous glyphs that remain as mysterious as they are famous. Found during 2 years of aerial surveys, their discovery led to the creation of a new archaeological park […]
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Hundreds of Mayan Cities and Towns with Ball Courts and Roads Discovered in LiDAR Survey in Guatemala
Researchers studying the Mayan Empire have discovered that hidden under the rainforests of Guatemala were more than 900 habitations including at least 4 large cities and thousands of yards of raised causeways connecting them. Together the research reveals the true scope of territorial reach and technological sophistication of the Maya like never before. The revolutionary […]
Climate change a harsh reality for emergency minister after year of record floods – Sydney Morning Herald
At the time, Watt wrote on Twitter that Stone should be sacked, claiming he had “failed to build a single flood mitigation project”. By mid-November, Watt had similar feelings to Stone after floods hit rural Victoria, Melbourne and northern NSW….
Recent excavations in Israel will soon open to the public a tomb that’s venerated as the resting place of Jesus’s midwife, Salome. Found in 1982 by antiquities robbers, excavations have always been ongoing, but recent breakthroughs have proved the site to be far more grandiose than previously expected, and much of the tomb will soon […]
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government had a rough year in 2022 on the climate change file. Let’s review the events and help him make a resolution for 2023. 2021 ended with the 26th annual Conference of the Parties (COP) in…
Archaeologists have uncovered weapon points that are thousands of years older than any others previously found in the Americas. Researchers from Oregon State University have dated the âprojectile pointsâ discovered in Idaho to around 16,000 years ago. Rather than outfitting arrows or spears, they were likely attached to darts, which were âdeadlyâ hunting weapons, despite […]
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In a gangland part of London, youth are being recruited into the revitalization of historic stone buildings to keep them from getting into trouble. Queen Mary’s Hospital for the East End was built to serve some of the most deprived London boroughs, and saw its fair share of history before being demolished in 1983. What […]
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