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9.7-million-year-old teeth discovery in Germany could re-write human history

Oct. 21, 2017      Gabriel Borrud - Deutsche Welle

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The tooth is no longer white. Instead it has an amber shine.  Photo: Deutsche Welle

 

"The great ape teeth found in Eppelsheim last year could topple the understanding of our earliest history. Herbert Lutz, head of the excavation team, tells Deutsche Welle what the find means to him — and how it almost didn’t happen.

A little over a year ago, a team of archaeologists in southwestern Germany uncovered two teeth where the Rhine River used to flow, in the town of Eppelsheim near Mainz. 

The news of the discovery was announced this week, because the team that performed the excavation wanted to make sure that what they had found was as significant as they initially thought.

Herbert Lutz heads that team at the Natural History Museum in Mainz.

Herbert Lutz: It's completely new to science, and it is a big surprise because nobody had expected such a tremendous, extremely rare discovery. To find a completely new species? Nobody expected that.

Deutsche Welle (DW): Why were you looking at this precise location?

HL: We were excavating riverbed sediments of the proto-Rhine River near Eppelsheim. These sediments are approximately 10 million years old and are well known in science, ever since the first fossils were excavated here in the early 19th century."

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/10/21/9-7-million-year-old-teeth-discovery-germany-could-re-write-human-history/787140001/

The tooth is no longer white. Instead it has an amber shine.

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An ancient city has been discovered in the middle of the ocean

Gregg Evans  Oct.30, 2017

 

"Ancient ruins in the middle of the Pacific ocean could be the remnants of a legendary race or dare we say....Atlantis. 

Clips from the Science Channel series What on Earth? reveal images of a mysterious location just off the coast of the tiny nation of Micronesia.

The remote island of Pohnpei is home to the archaeological site of Nan Madol, yet very little is known about the area and the ruins that reside there.

The city appears to be sit on top of a lagoon and consists of a series of canals and large stone walls. 

Studies published by Research Gate show that the complex could date back to the first or second century AD but little has still yet to be verified about Nan Madol.

Images of the site can still clearly be seen via Google Earth."

https://www.indy100.com/article/ancient-city-pacific-ocean-micronesia-nan-madol-atlantis-video-science-channel-mystery-legend-8027081

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/10/19/mysterious-pacific-island-burial-site-is-older-than-thought-study-says.html

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Federated+States+of+Micronesia/@6.8434842,158.3352277,830m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x65d9b5c5ac58c813:0x547a8dcdfaa46525!8m2!3d7.425554!4d150.550812

Images From Above Reveal An Ancient City In The Middle Of The Ocean

 

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Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered two 3,500-year-old ancient tombs in the southern city of Luxor

Dec. 9, 2017      Bradley Jolly

Archaeologists say the tombs date back some 3,500 years to the famous Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt

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"Two tombs dating back 3,500 years to the famous Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt have been discovered in the country's south.

Archaeologists found one tomb with five entrances leading to a rectangular hall, and another with a six-metre burial shaft leading to four side chambers.
Two tombs dating back 3,500 years to the famous Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt have been discovered in the country's south.

Archaeologists found one tomb with five entrances leading to a rectangular hall, and another with a six-metre burial shaft leading to four side chambers.

Work is now being done to restore items found in each tomb, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said.

Items found in the tombs are currently being restored

Items found in the tombs are currently being restored (Image: REX/Shutterstock)

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities has announced the discovery of the tombs

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities has announced the discovery of the tombs (Image: REX/Shutterstock)

 

Wall inscriptions suggest the tombs date to the 18th dynasty, pharaohs who ruled some 3,500 years ago.

A mummy wrapped in linen was discovered in the larger tomb with the rectangular hall.

However, the identity of those buried are yet to be identified."

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/archaeologists-egypt-discovered-two-3500-11664827

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Giant penguin the size of a fully grown MAN baffles experts after being dug up in New Zealand

Guy Birchall   Dec. 13, 2017

"Standing 5ft 8ins and weighing 16 stone, the massive bird could give experts a new insight into the evolution of the lovable black and white creatures

A GIGANTIC penguin the size of a man that lived up to 60 million years ago has amazed scientists

Standing 5ft 8ins and weighing 16 stone, it was the same height as an average male - and much heavier than his 13st 3lb.

 A giant penguin the size of a grown man has been discovered in New Zealand

A giant penguin the size of a grown man has been discovered in New Zealand

It was almost twice as tall and more than triple the weight of the Emperor - the largest modern penguin which can grow to 3ft 3ins and tip the scales at 66lbs.

Lead author Dr Gerald Mayr, of the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, said the discovery sheds fresh light on the evolution of the iconic flightless seabird.

This latest discovery was made at Hampden Beach in Otago, New Zealand.

Its large size would have allowed it to swim further and dive deeper than today's penguins.

 The bones of the big bird were dug up on a beach in New Zealand

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The bones of the big bird were dug up on a beach in New Zealand

 The hope is the new find could help boffins piece together the evolution of the flightless birds

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The hope is the new find could help boffins piece together the evolution of the flightless birds

But the big avian beast would still waddled about when it was on the land.

Named Kumimanu biceae, it lived during the late Palaeocene. Its partial skeleton included a thigh-bone - or femur - measuring more than 6 inches in length."

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5120753/giant-penguin-dug-up-new-zealand-size-of-man/

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5,000-year-old eyeliner and scarabs inscribed with the titles of the elite reveal the rise of ancient Jericho

Cheyenne MacDonald              Dec. 21, 2017

"Archaeologists have discovered the remarkable remains of 5,000-year-old makeup at one of the world’s oldest cities.
A decades-long dig at Tell es-Sultan, led by researchers from Italy and Palestine, has uncovered traces of manganese oxide inside ancient mother of pearl shells – and, they say this was once the basis of a substance used as eyeliner.
The team has also found countless other artifacts that stand as testament to the growth of Jericho and its interactions with neighboring cities spanning centuries, including the remains of a child buried with jewelry and ancient perfume jugs.

The researchers discovered a burial from 1,800 BC positioned beneath a palace floor. Inside the burial changer, the archaeologists discovered the remains of a nine- or 10-year-old girl buried with jewelry and other artifacts 

The researchers discovered a burial from 1,800 BC positioned beneath a palace floor. Inside the burial changer, the archaeologists discovered the remains of a nine- or 10-year-old girl buried with jewelry and other artifacts.

The dark substance later determined to be ancient eyeliner was found inside two mother of pearl shells, which made up part of a stack of five, according to National Geographic.
This powder, thought to have originated in the Sinai Peninsula, would have been used in a type of makeup known as kohl.
Archaeologists with the Italian-Palestinian Expedition began research at the site in 1997.
Tell es-Sultan is part of what the team calls the Jericho Oasis, which has a history that dates back thousands of years.
Of all the archaeological sites in the Palestinian Territories, Tell es-Sultan is the most heavily visited, according to the researchers."

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5203963/Archaeologists-unearth-5-000-year-old-eyeliner-Jericho.html

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Australia: The Gympie Ape Statue and Polygonal Wall - Megalithomania Australia Exploration

I had a moment of laugh in the middle of the vid at 4:03. I think many of you would kinda crack up laughing, too.

 

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Megaliths: Did the Rocks Baked/Chemically Treated To EXPAND To Fit To One Another?

There was a person in another forum talking about this possibility and I got blown away....

IT DOES MAKE SENSE for SOME places, if that could be achieved.

Like adding the pull apart bread in a big round tin, and seeing how smaller rolls expand and sticks to the sides of other smaller rolls while getting cooked, and by the time the cooking has finished, all smaller components of doughs filled up opened space, and walla....you have a nice big chunky bread that everyone can pull apart easily.

We grow crystals.

Why not rocks?

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