Oldest Seahorses Found; Help Solve Mystery

Published on May 5th, 2009 | by Admin

The oldest seahorse fossils discovered to date have been uncovered in Slovenia, shedding light on how the naturally weak swimmers managed to disperse around the world. This 13-million-year-old baby seahorse, with a head measuring just 5 [&hellip... Read More

Famed Nefertiti bust a fake

Published on May 5th, 2009 | by Admin

The famous bust of Queen Nefertiti in Berlin’s Altes Museum that was believed to be 3,400 years old is, in fact, a copy dating from 1912 that was made to test pigments used by the ancient [&hellip... Read More

eBay Has Chilling Effect On Looting Of Antiquities

Published on May 5th, 2009 | by Admin

According to UCLA archaeologist Charles Stanish, eBay has drastically altered the transporting and selling of illegal artifacts. He estimates that about 30 percent of “antiquities” currently for sale on eBay are obvious fakes, in so much [&hellip... Read More

10 Methods Scientists Use to Date Things

Published on May 4th, 2009 | by Admin

Mental_Floss has compiled a lit of ten interesting methods scientists use to date things, from extracting DNA from the pages of medieval manuscripts to studying what the climate must have been like in the past through [&hellip... Read More

Treasure hunters buying up land close to ancient settlement

Published on May 4th, 2009 | by Admin

Treasure hunters are snatching up the land around the ancient settlement of Novae in the hopes of digging up precious artifacts. Evgenia Gencheva notes scientists have managed to save the military camp Novae from the treasure [&hellip... Read More

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