Using computers to translate ancient texts

Published on July 20th, 2010 | by Admin

A computer program has been been developed with can quickly decipher an ancient written language used in Biblical times, opening up the possibility to translate other ancient texts which humans have been unable to translate. Created [&hellip... Read More


Nazis had a secret alchemy unit

Published on July 20th, 2010 | by Admin

According to a new book, the Nazis tried to turn sand and soil into gold at a secret alchemy unit in Dachau. Heinrich Himmler, head of Hitler’s SS police force, was tricked into thinking that precious [&hellip... Read More


The world’s oldest drinkable champagne

Published on July 19th, 2010 | by Admin

Divers have discovered what may be the world’s oldest drinkable champagne in a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea. Diving instructor Christian Ekstrom said the bottles are believed to be from the 1780s and likely were part [&hellip... Read More


Unearthing the ruins of Tel Tayinat

Published on July 19th, 2010 | by Admin

The Ottawa Citizen has posted an interesting article about how archaeologists are trying to unravel the mystery of what happen to the empire that rose and fell on Turkey’s Amuq Plain. The Ottawa archeologist is working [&hellip... Read More


80-million-year-old fish fossil found in Manitoba

Published on July 19th, 2010 | by Admin

The fossilized remains of an 80-million-year-old predatory fish are being dug out of an ancient seabed in Manitoba, Canada. Paleontologists cleaning the specimens gathered from one of the sites found a set of massive xiphactinus jawbones [&hellip... Read More


Italian police show off recovered artifacts

Published on July 19th, 2010 | by Admin

Hundreds of looted ancient artifacts recovered by Italian police were displayed in the Colosseum on Friday. The 337 pieces displayed in the ancient Roman arena include vases, bronze tools and marble statues of Venus, some dating [&hellip... Read More


Venus figurine found at Scottish site

Published on July 19th, 2010 | by Admin

A second Venus figurine has been found at Orkney in Scotland, at the same site where a 5,000-year-old Venus was found last summer. The Orkney Venus, a 5,000-year-old female carving which was found last summer, was [&hellip... Read More


How Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa

Published on July 19th, 2010 | by Admin

X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy has been used on the Mona Lisa, revealing the secret behind how Leonardo da Vinci, using rudimentary pigments in 1503, created such subtle shadows and light on the painting. Da Vinci used a [&hellip... Read More


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