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Modern masons recreate medieval castle

Published on July 5th, 2010 | by Admin

A group of masons are participating in an unusual architectual experiment in central France, creating an entire medieval castle in painstaking detail. [Thx Daniel] The Chateau de Guedelon was started in 1998, after local landowner Michel [&hellip... Read More


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Remains of muscular female gladiator found

Published on July 2nd, 2010 | by Admin

Archaeologists believe they have uncovered the remains of a muscular female who may have been a gladiator. Archaeological Project Manager Robin Jackson said: ‘When we first looked at the leg and arm bones, the muscle attachments [&hellip... Read More


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Who was the Pied Piper of Hamelin?

Published on July 2nd, 2010 | by Admin

The Fortean Times has posted an interesting article investigating who the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. In the year of 1284, on the day of Saints John and Paul, the 26th of June, 130 [&hellip... Read More


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Was Tutankhamun’s penis stolen because he was not well-endowed?

Published on July 2nd, 2010 | by Admin

Scientists are speculating that King Tut’s penis was stolen because they were under-developed. …new evidence suggests that Tut may have had a genetic mutation that causes weird physical effects like elongated skulls and under developed genitals. [&hellip... Read More


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Fossil record pushed back 1.5 billion years

Published on July 2nd, 2010 | by Admin

Newly discovered fossils in west Africa are pushing back the dawn of multicellular life on earth by 1.5 billion years. Up to now, conventional scientific wisdom held that the planet was populated only by single-celled microbes [&hellip... Read More


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Fossil of giant whale-eating whale discovered

Published on July 2nd, 2010 | by Admin

The remains of 13-million-year-old giant whale-eating whale, named Leviathan melvillei, has been discovered. By comparing those fossils, which were found in southern Peru in November 2008, with more complete remains of other species, the researchers estimate [&hellip... Read More


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Maintenance worker finds 3,000-year-old carving

Published on June 30th, 2010 | by Admin

A council worker carrying out maintenance work in the Ecclesall Woods in Yorkshire has stumbled across a 3,000-year-old carving. He discovered a boulder with a series of markings, lines and cuts – which, after being examined [&hellip... Read More


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Traces of Neolitich civilization found in India

Published on June 30th, 2010 | by Admin

Archaeologists in India have found trace elements of a Neolithic civilization near the Kondaveedu fortress. Mr. Rao says that cup marks, pieces of pottery and hard rock stones found near two caves on the way to [&hellip... Read More


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