Stunning cave paintings restored in Petra

Published on August 23rd, 2010 | by Admin

Artworks hidden under 2,000 years of soot and grime in Petra, Jordan, have been restored. Spectacular 2,000-year-old Hellenistic-style wall paintings have been revealed at the world heritage site of Petra through the expertise of British conservation [&hellip... Read More

Member of Shackleton’s crew snuck sips of whisky

Published on August 23rd, 2010 | by Admin

Remember the story last week about the crate of hundred-year-old whiskey uncovered in the Antarctic ice at Ernest Shackleton’s base camp?¬†Apparently¬†one of his crew was sneaking sips! The Mackinlay’s whisky crate was frozen solid but the [&hellip... Read More

Shark bites found in ancient poop

Published on August 20th, 2010 | by Admin

A series of coprolites (fossilized poop) have been found showing bite marks from an ancient species of shark. But why were they biting poop? I thought this was an interesting article to read and I enjoyed [&hellip... Read More

100-year-old colour photographs of Russia

Published on August 20th, 2010 | by Admin

The Big Picture, The Boston Globe’s photography blog, has posted a beautiful set of colour photographs showing what life was like in Russia a century ago. [Thx Sebastian] With images from southern and central Russia in [&hellip... Read More

5,000 ancient stone statues found in China

Published on August 20th, 2010 | by Admin

5,000 stone statues which are older than the Terracotta warriors, have been discovered in Hunan province, China. They are statues of civil officials, military officers, pregnant women and all kinds of common soldiers and their height [&hellip... Read More

Aztec remains found during subway construction

Published on August 20th, 2010 | by Admin

Archaeologists in Mexico have uncovered the remains of 50 Aztec children found during excavations for a new subway line in Mexico City. The team from Mexico’s National Institute for Anthropology and History also found the foundations [&hellip... Read More

Diseased victims from seige of York found in mass grave

Published on August 19th, 2010 | by Admin

The skeletons of men from Oliver Cromwell’s forces who succumbed to disease have been found in a mass grave in York. Archaeologists uncovered the remains on the site of what, even during the Civil War, was [&hellip... Read More

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