Face of 5th century Athenian girl reconstructed

Published on September 23rd, 2010 | by Admin

A team of scientists and archaeologists have reconstructed the face of an 11-year-old Athenian girl who lived in the 5th century, using her skull and teeth as a guide. The 11-year-old Athenian girl died of typhoid [&hellip... Read More


The world’s horniest dinosaur

Published on September 23rd, 2010 | by Admin

Palaeontologists have discovered a bizarre-looking dinosaur with a crown of horns. Kosmoceratops richardsoni was a cousin of the famous Triceratops, but instead of just three horns it had 15. Horns sprouted from its nose, above each [&hellip... Read More


Evidence supports Biblical parting of the Red Sea

Published on September 23rd, 2010 | by Admin

A new computer modelling study suggests that a very strong wind could have divided the waters of the Red Sea. Scientists in the US studying ancient maps of the Nile Delta region pinpointed where the crossing [&hellip... Read More


Trove of animal fossils unearthed in California

Published on September 23rd, 2010 | by Admin

Archaeologists have unearthed a veritable trove of animal fossils at a construction site in California. [Thx Christine!] Excavation at the site has so far revealed what may be California’s oldest example of the saber-toothed cat Smilodon [&hellip... Read More


Halley’s comet spotted by ancient Greeks

Published on September 22nd, 2010 | by Admin

Halley’s comet may have been spotted by the ancient Greeks, more than 200 years earlier than previously thought. According to ancient writers, a large meteorite smacked into northern Greece between 466BC and 467BC. The writers also [&hellip... Read More


Bronze vessel with human remains found in Bulgaria

Published on September 22nd, 2010 | by Admin

A bronze vessel which dates back to the 4th century BC has been found intact containing human remains. Bulgarian archaeologists have found a bronze hydria in a tomb dating back to 4th century BC during excavations [&hellip... Read More


Volcanoes responsible for Neanderthal extinction

Published on September 22nd, 2010 | by Admin

Volcanic erruptions may have wiped out the Neanderthals 40,000 years ago, a new study suggests. Stumpy but strong, the Neanderthals disappear from the European fossil record by about 30,000 years ago, replaced about that time by [&hellip... Read More


Titanic sinking due to steering error?

Published on September 22nd, 2010 | by Admin

The granddaughter of the most senior officer to survive the sinking of the Titanic has revealed that the Titanic sank due to a steering error. [Thx Kristen! UPDATED LINK] More than 1500 people died when the [&hellip... Read More


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