Ancient Mysteries

New species of Ichthyosaur identified

New species of Ichthyosaur identified

According to researchers, they have identified a new type of ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile that was alive during the time of dinosaurs.

The ichthyosaur has been identified from a fossil that stored in Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery in Britain for over 30 years. Ichthyosaurs have similar-shape to dolphins and sharks. Frequently, ichthyosaurs are misidentified as swimming dinosaurs and they are also referred as sea monsters.

Scientists Recover Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley after 150 years

Scientists Recover Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley after 150 years

Scientists have again raised the Confederate H. L. Hunley's hull to crack the mysteries present within it. Last time, it was raised about more than a decade ago.

They want to find out the reason behind the sinking of the famed hand-cranked submarine during the civil war. They have revealed around 70% of the outside hull.

Paul Mardikian, senior conservator on the Hunley project in North Charleston, SC, said the raising of the submarine now is just like unwrapping a Christmas gift, which was brought 15 years ago.

Researchers to unlock Secrets Hidden in Ancient Scrolls

Researchers to unlock Secrets Hidden in Ancient Scrolls

In AD 79, eruption in Mount Vesuvius was one of the most catastrophic eruptions in European history. The eruption overwhelmed residents in nearby towns. Lots of people died in the town of Pompeii.

In 18th century, some researchers discovered some ancient scrolls in the town of Herculaneum, which was buried in the same ash that had affected Pompeii town. The scrolls were fragile enough to be read. Now, researchers have found a technique to read the scrolls. The technique is named 'X-ray tomography', which has been borrowed from the medial field.

Rods and Cones well preserved in 300-million-year-old Eyeballs of Fossilized Fish

Rods and Cones well preserved in 300-million-year-old Eyeballs of Fossilized Fish

Discovery of a fossilized fish has turned out to be an intriguing affair as the fossil is among the highly preserved discovered till date. The rods and cones on the fossil’s eyeballs, estimated to be 300-million-year-old, could be seen clearly with the help of a scanning electron microscope.

Oldest stone tool discovered by scientists in Turkey

Oldest stone tool discovered by scientists in Turkey

The oldest stone tool ever discovered in Turkey suggests that early humans passed through Asia to Europe far earlier than previously thought.

Researchers discovered the stone tool, quartzite flake in ancient deposits of river Gediz, western Turkey. It dates back to approximately 1.2 million years.

More than One Million Mummified Remains found

More than One Million Mummified Remains found

A team of archeologists from Utah's Brigham Young University was baffled when the researchers found an ancient cemetery in a massive desert. More than one million mummified remains have been found that were buried around 1,500 years ago.

The excavation at Fag el-Gamous is going on for past three decades. The cemetery is Selia and is now known as Fag el-Gamous and it has received its name from a nearby road that means 'Way of the Water Buffalo'.

Paul Revere's 1795 time capsule unearthed in Boston

Paul Revere's 1795 time capsule unearthed in Boston

On Thursday, a time capsule was unearthed in Boston. It was buried here more than two centuries ago by patriots Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.

CNN affiliate WBZ reported that this box-shaped capsule was placed by the Revolutionary-era duo in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House in 1795. This hidden antique was found by current-day workers when they were repairing a water leak.

Humans may have Evolved ability to Consume Alcohol 10 Million Years ago

Humans may have Evolved ability to Consume Alcohol 10 Million Years ago

A novel research unveiled that consumption of alcohol by human race started about 10 million years ago. As per study researchers, through breaking down alcohol, human ancestors made most out of rotting, fermented fruit that fell on the forest floor.

Bible Voted as the Most Valuable Book in Folio Society survey

Bible Voted as the Most Valuable Book in Folio Society survey

The Folio Society survey conducted by YouGov revealed that the Bible has been voted as more valuable to humanity than Charles Darwin's Origin of Species.

During the survey YouGov asked members of the public to name the books that are of major importance for the modern world.

Indonesian Handprints are nearly 40,000 Years Old

Indonesian Handprints are nearly 40,000 Years Old

Scientists through a new study claim that ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe. Researchers on Wednesday said that the new study has showed that Europe was not the birthplace of art.

These Indonesian handprints are presently the oldest hand stencil known to science, said the study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.

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