Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:20
Divers and archaeologists have discovered a cargo from the wreck of an ancient Greek ship in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy.
The research team went some 410ft down into dark Mediterranean waters in a submarine. They found a pile of amphorae from the ancient world. There are basically large urns used to move olives, wine and other cargo. Along with this, they also found a sacrificial altar that had Greek lettering inscribed on it.
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:02
An international team of scientists has studied that today's Ashkenazi Jews are descendants of a small group of 350 people who lived about 600 to 800 years ago.
Ashkenazi Jews are a Jewish ethnic division which has arisen around the turn of the first millennium. Hebrew word 'Ashkenaz' refer to Germany. On the other side, Sephardic Jews have established their communities throughout Spain and northern Africa.
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:49
A step pyramid dating back to 4,600 years has been discovered near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt. Archaeologists said that it predates the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades.
The step pyramid is among seven provincial pyramids built by either the pharaoh Huni (reign ca. 2635-2610 B.C.) or Snefru (reign ca. 2610-2590 B.C.). Originally, it was 43 feet long, but stone blocks as the step pyramid were pillaged, leading the monument to stay exposed to weather. As a result, the pyramid has remained only about 16 feet tall today.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:09
A non-elite district in the Roman city of Pompeii was buried under a volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. According to a new report, archaeologists have found out that the food scraps in the drains of Pompeii, Italy and Roman city wiped out by a volcano.
They reported that some ancient elites in the famed Roman city of Pompeii preferred to eat delicacies dined on giraffe. But, the middle and the lower class residents dined on cheap but healthy foods.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:59
Well-known British biochemist, Frederick Sanger has passed away at a Cambridge hospital. He was of 95 years. He had won Nobel Prize twice and was best known for his advanced research on the proteins that form DNA and the arrangement of genomes.
Genomes are genetic information encoded in DNA of an organism.
He was born in the year 1918. He decided to follow his father in medical and went to university at Cambridge where he studied medicine, particularly biochemistry. Earlier Sanger told that he was not an outstanding student, but was above average.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:49
Since royal Egyptians always deserved more, they were buried with poultry and beef to satiate their hunger event after death. A mummy of meat, a part of animal, was prepared for burial and was covered with bandage and placed in a tomb by ancient Egyptians.
Tutankhamun died in 1323 B. C. Along with him, 48 carved wooden cases consisting of joints from poultry and beef were also buried. The meat was prepared in a special way by the ancient Egyptian `meat-packers' so that meat could last possibly for a longer time.
Submitted by Safar Haddad on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:56
Many of you must have long desired to go, see and experience the outer space. While your dream might come true very soon, how would it be if you are taken to space sans rockets?
Surprising! But that's what World View Solutions, situated in Tucson, has been planning for you, for all. In fact, varied firms have been thinking of taking such a step of proposing manned commercial space flight.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:58
Men had always taken over women in the history of art. However, it can be concluded that the pioneers of painting were probably women. The great names include Leonardo, Rembrandt, and Picasso.
The pictures developed by the blowing pigment over a hand can be considered as the earliest forms of the pre-historic art. Sources have witnessed the stencils for the same from almost every corner of the world.
However, it is said that the best known instances for the same can be obtained from the caves in southwest France and northern Spain.