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The world’s oldest granaries found in Jordan

Published on October 28th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Excavations in Jordan have turned up the world’s oldest known granaries. …In a paper appearing in the June 23 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, Kuijt and Bill Finlayson, director, Council for ... Read More


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Evidence found of prior settlement at Alexandria

Published on October 27th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Alexander the Great was supposedely the first to settle an area along Egypt’s coast that became the great port city of Alexandria. However, new evidence suggests that other people were living there first. …In the past ... Read More


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7,000-year-old settlement found in Trinidad

Published on October 27th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

7,000-year-old evidence of people living in Trinidad has been found at a site in South Oropouche. The pestle, he said, was probably used to pulverise edible roots, palm starch and seeds and may also have been ... Read More


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Prehistoric rock art found in Indonesia

Published on October 27th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Prehistoric rock art, including scratchings of a half-man/half-lizard, has been found in the province of Papua Barat, Indonesia. The other pre-historic paintings which were scratched at the niche surfaces are in the motifs of lizard, fish, ... Read More


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Giant 150-million-year-old sea monter found

Published on October 27th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The giant 2.4m long skull of a pliosaur has been found along the UK’s Jurassic Coast. Palaeontologist Richard Forrest told the BBC: “I had heard rumours that something big was turning up. But seeing this thing ... Read More


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Top 10 ghost ships

Published on October 27th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Toptenz has posted an fascinating list showcasing ten ghost ships and their strange stories. 8. The Ourang Medan The story of the Ourang Medan begins in 1947, when two American ships received a distress call while ... Read More


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