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

The use of 3D-printing in archaeology

Published on May 22nd, 2009 | by Admin

Some archaeologists are using 3D-Printing technology to create 3D models of ancient buildings. They’re excavating an ancient Roman amphitheater and surrounding structures, carefully recording locations and dimensions of the buried buildings. Back at the lab, they [&hellip... Read More

Gardener digs up ancient fortune

Published on May 22nd, 2009 | by Admin

The owner of a Herefordshire home keeps findings valuable antiques whenever she tends to her garden. Her haul includes a diamond ring, solid gold Victorian watch, Edwardian chainmail bag, brooches, medals and coins – and even [&hellip... Read More

Genes of the ‘bearded lady’ decoded

Published on May 22nd, 2009 | by Admin

In the mid-1800s, Julia Pastrana became famous in circus freakshows as the “bearded lady”. Now scientists have discovered the genetic mutations that caused her condition. The disorder, known as congenital generalized hypertrichosis terminalis (CGHT) with gingival [&hellip... Read More

Is taking treasure from shipwrecks piracy?

Published on May 21st, 2009 | by Admin

Greg Stem has made millions liberating treasure from shipwrecks, with many accusing him of bounty hunting. He claims, however, that he is just preserving history. In 2003, OME discovered the American Civil War-era SS Republic, 1,700 [&hellip... Read More

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