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Archaeologists in Jerusalem Unearth Rare Biblical-Era Seal Impression

Archaeologists in Jerusalem Unearth Rare Biblical-Era Seal Impression

A team of archaeologists has revealed that they successfully excavated a rare seal belonging to biblical-era. The seal discovered in Jerusalem has an impression bearing the name of King Hezekiah.

A team of experts from the Institute of Archaeology in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, led by Dr. Eilat Mazar, said they have found an oval seal impression. The seal’s impression measures about 9.7 by 8.6 mm (0.4 inches by 0.3 inches) and was inscribed on a 3 mm (0.1 inch) thick soft bulla, or piece of clay.

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‘The Good Dinosaur’ Shows a World Where Humans and Dinos Coexist

‘The Good Dinosaur’ Shows a World Where Humans and Dinos Coexist

A new video proposes a world which nobody ever imagined. The video shows a world where the asteroid that is blamed to have vanished dinosaurs has missed to hit and the dinos and humans coexist at a same time.

Pixar’s video named ‘The Good Dinosaur’ will be released in theaters on November 25, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The film showcases the adventures of a lost baby dino Arlo, who meets up with a Neanderthal boy named Spot. The two become friends and go ahead on a journey to help Arlo meet his dino-parents.

Possibility of Hidden tomb inside Egypt's Great Pyramid of Khufu

Possibility of Hidden tomb inside Egypt's Great Pyramid of Khufu

While scanning Egypt's Great Pyramid of Khufu, a team of researchers has found thermal anomalies giving birth to hopes that there could be a hidden tomb inside and may be the pharaoh himself sealed inside for thousands of years.

Since the 19th century, scientists and explorers have been finding an undiscovered tomb with the Great Pyramid, but all the efforts have gone waste. But a new initiative called the Scan Pyramids project has been started in which experts from different universities, companies and the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities are involved.

Newly discovered Dakotaraptor was one of Hell Creek’s most lethal ancient predators

Newly discovered Dakotaraptor was one of Hell Creek’s most lethal ancient predators

An analysis of a newly discovered species of an ancient raptor that roamed nearby the Hell Creek Formation 66 million years ago suggested that it was one of the region's most lethal predators.

Fossils of Dakotaraptor suggested that raptors of this species were 6 feet tall at the hips and 17 feet overall, but they were able to move like a springy, agile sprinter, with speeds reaching 30-40 miles per hour.

Oldest known art in Britain discovered

Oldest known art in Britain discovered

Hunter artifacts dating back towards the end of the Ice Age have been discovered in Jersey. A group of archaeologists have discovered the oldest known art in England that includes stone pieces carved with crisscrossed lines.

Though similar artifacts were found belonging to the same era in continental Europe, it is the first time that such a thing has been found in the British Isles. As per archaeologists, artifacts collection is at least 14,000 years old.

DNA Analysis of Two Infants Buried 11,500 Years Back in Alaska Throws Light of History of First Americans

DNA Analysis of Two Infants Buried 11,500 Years Back in Alaska Throws Light of History of First Americans

On analyzing the mitochondrial DNA of two infants buried at the campsite nearly 11,500 years ago, researchers at the University of Alaska suggested that early humans travelled up to Alaska and stayed there for a while before moving to America. Till now, it is widely believed that people migrated from Asia to America during the last Ice Age.

Beachgoer finds Rare Spearhead that could reveal Prehistoric Life in New Jersey

Beachgoer finds Rare Spearhead that could reveal Prehistoric Life in New Jersey

Earlier, a beachgoer discovered something that could hold clues to prehistoric life in New Jersey and Americas. The thing that was discovered by a woman is a rare spearhead that, according to experts, could be more than 10,000 years old.

The ancient projectile point was discovered by a 58-year-old Lanoka Harbor resident, Audrey Stanick, on October 6 when she was walking along the Jersey Shore with her sister. According to Stanick, they were searching for sea glass on the beach. On Tuesday, the spearhead was examined by the New Jersey State Museum.

Study shows 3.2 billion-year-old Iron-bearing rocks carry unmistakable evidence of oxygen

Study shows 3.2 billion-year-old Iron-bearing rocks carry unmistakable evidence of oxygen

According to a new study, iron-bearing rocks that formed at the ocean floor 3.2 billion years ago carry unmistakable evidence of oxygen. University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscientists said that the only logical source for that oxygen is the earliest known example of photosynthesis by living organisms.

Clark Johnson, a professor of geoscience at UW-Madison and a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, said that the rocks from 3.4 billion years ago have shown that the ocean contained basically no free oxygen.

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Homo Naledi Used to have Tool-Friendly Hand Anatomy

Homo Naledi Used to have Tool-Friendly Hand Anatomy

After examining the fossil remains of Homo Naledi found in a South African cave, scientists said that they may have been handy with tools and walked much like a person. On studying the well-preserved foot and hand bones they said that they used to have many similar characteristics with our species along with some primitive traits useful for tree climbing.

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Researchers plan to revive ‘giant’ virus

Researchers plan to revive ‘giant’ virus

Researchers have unearthed a ‘giant’ virus in the frozen wastelands of Siberia. Now, researchers are planning to reanimate a 30,000-year-old giant virus, but the condition is that the virus should not pose any threat to living forms.

Researchers said that they will try to revive the newly discovered virus in safe laboratory conditions. In order to reanimate, which means to restore life consciousness, the researchers will place the virus with single-cell amoeba, which will acts its host.

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