Ancient Canaanite fortifications found in Jerusalem

Published on September 2nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The oldest example of massive fortifications ever found in Jerusalem, a 3,700-year-old wall, has been uncovered. The 26-foot-high wall is believed to have been part of a protected passage built by ancient Canaanites from a hilltop ... Read More


3,000-year-old hill fort found in Wales

Published on September 2nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A hill fort has been found in Denbighshire that may date back 3,000 years. Experts excavated Moel y Gaer in the Clwydian Range after tests suggested the Iron Age settlement (700 BC to 34 AD) might ... Read More


5,000-year-old artifact links ancient Egypt and Jordan Valley

Published on September 1st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A stone fragment found in the Jordan River suggests that ties between the ancient Egyptians and the people of the Jordan Valley were stronger than previously thought. [Updated with photo, thx to Stephen] Although Egyptian-Israeli relations ... Read More


Decoding the ancient script of the Indus Valley

Published on September 1st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Time has an interesting article about deciphering the ancient writing of the Indus Valley. A code-busting artifact with bilingual text, like the Rosetta Stone, has yet to be found. By some counts, over 100 decipherments of ... Read More


Angola: Final frontier for fossils

Published on September 1st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Palaeontologists are describing Angola as a “museum in the ground”. “Angola is the final frontier for palaeontology. Due to the war, there has been little research carried out… but now we are getting in finally and ... Read More


Pakistan’s ancient monuments threatened by quarrying and blasting

Published on September 1st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Ancient monuments in Pakistan’s Taxila valley are being severly damaged by nearby quarrying and blasting. Blasting causes vibrations just like earthquakes and create P-waves (Primary waves) that push and pull the earth. S-waves (Secondary waves) shake ... Read More


Revolutionary-era soldier’s skull found

Published on August 31st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The skull of an American soldier who died on a British prison ship will be reburied after undergoing forensic study. A 1907 catalog of the New Haven County Historical Society listed several rare and odd items, ... Read More

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