White Horse Hill gets rechalked

Published on May 24th, 2009 | by Admin

The age-old tradition of “scouring” (read: rechalking) one of Britain’s most mysterious ancient monuments has been revived. For centuries locals used to clamber up White Horse hill near the village of Uffington in Oxfordshire, freshen up [&hellip... Read More


Rome to open up underground wonders to tourists

Published on May 23rd, 2009 | by Admin

Thirty previously unseen-by-the-public sites will soon be opened up for tourists in Rome. They include the Ludus Magnus, the barracks beneath the Colosseum where gladiators assembled before entering the great arena to meet their fate; the [&hellip... Read More


Dredging in Hudson River uncovers wooden boat

Published on May 23rd, 2009 | by Admin

Dredging in the Hudson river in New York has uncovered a wooden sail boat dating back to the early 1800s. “This part of the area is very rich in archeological and historical artifacts dating from the [&hellip... Read More


The first TV image of Mars was made with crayons

Published on May 22nd, 2009 | by Admin

The first broadcast image of Mars was actually made with crayons, coloured according to data breamed back from the Mariner 4. At 03:13:04 UT signal was reacquired. All systems were nominal, cruise mode was re-established, and [&hellip... Read More


Ancient footprints tell tale of war

Published on May 22nd, 2009 | by Admin

Newly discovered footprints of men, women and children, on an ancient military route in China, tell the tale of a battle scene that occurred 2,000 years ago. “We also found an arrowhead close to the footprints,” [&hellip... Read More


Inscribed pottery attests to Red Sea port activity

Published on May 22nd, 2009 | by Admin

Archaeologists working at the ancient Red Sea port of Berenike in Egypt have found shards of pottery inscribed in 12 different languages. The finds confirm that Berenike was the most active Red Sea port during Hellenistic [&hellip... Read More


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