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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.

Colossal Stone discovered in Northern Israel

Colossal Stone discovered in Northern Israel

A colossal stone has been discovered in Northern Israel near the Sea of Galilee. It is believed that stone dates back to Biblical times.

Israeli researchers say if the dating is correct, the colossal structure is older than the Egyptian Pyramids or Stonehenge.

The newly found stone is 492 feet long, 66 feet wide and 23 feet tall and the new stone building is situated about 8 miles from the Galilee Sea. The stone building is believed to be from period between 3050 B.C. and 2650 B.C. based on pottery found in the structure, according to the Business Times UK.

UFO over California leaves witnesses, experts totally bewildered

UFO over California leaves witnesses, experts totally bewildered

A recently spotted unidentified flying object (UFO) in the skies above northern California has left witnesses as well as experts totally bewildered.

The UFO was spotted early in the morning (at around 6:00 a. m.) on Friday, September 12. Some of the witnesses described the object as a ball of white light, while some other witnesses said it appeared orange. However, almost all of the witnesses said the light was accompanies by "fog or smoke" that was billowing out behind it the flying object.

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