Posts Tagged 'archaeology'

‘Elixir of Immortality’ Found In 2,000-Year-Old Chinese Tomb

According to Gizmodo –

A yellowish liquid found in a bronze pot dating back some 2,000 years is not wine, as Chinese archaeologists initially thought. It’s actually an “elixir of immortality” concocted during ancient times.

Continue reading HERE.

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3000 Year Old Castle Found Underwater In Lake In Turkey

According to Inhabitat.com –

Lake Van is largest lake in Turkey – but that isn’t its only claim to fame. Van Yüzüncü Yil University archaeologists and a team of divers recently discovered an underwater fortress there. The ancient nation of Urartu could have built the castle roughly around 3,000 years ago during the Iron Age.

Read more and watch short video HERE.

2,000-Year-Old Pompeii Home Digitally Reconstructed

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According to LiveScience –

Since 2000, the Swedish Pompeii Project has been working to document an entire city block, or “insula,” in close detail. This block included three big estates, a tavern, a laundry, a bakery and several gardens. Led by Anne-Marie Leander Touati, an archaeologist at Lund University, the Swedish team has used traditional excavation methods as well as more advanced techniques like laser scanning and drone imaging to digitally reconstruct that block. The researchers have now completed their first 3D models showing this section of the city as it stands today.

Continue reading HERE.

Explore Petra On StreetView

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Petra – Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.

Explore Petra On StreetView HERE

Time To Clean Out The Refrigerator – 7 of the World’s Oldest Food Finds

moldyA post from Mental_floss presented some of the most unappealing food ever; edible archaeology would be more accurate. Now I don’t feel so bad about that cheese in the back of my fridge.

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Ancient Roman Graffiti

romangraffitiMental_floss reports

When the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were suddenly consumed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E., many of their buildings were so intimately preserved that modern archaeologists can even read the graffiti scribbled onto their ancient walls. See if any of these remind you of a twenty-first century bathroom.

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