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Episode 770 – Brien Foerster

Thursday July 6th 2017 In this edition we welcome back Brien Foerster to catch up with him regarding his work in Peru, Bolivia, Egypt, and Easter Island; telling about the DNA testing that is taking place, and the elongated skulls that have been found. Guest Media Brien Foerster Tracks Robotique Majestique – Ghostland Observatory Related […]

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Ancient Sunken Cities and Artifacts to be revealed with Ambitious Underwater Museum in Egypt

By Ancient sunken treasures hidden for thousands of years will be revealed in an underwater antiquity museum, the first of its kind, set for the history-rich Bay of Alexandria in Egypt. The ambitious project put forth by the Ministry of Antiquities is set to allow visitors to experience the submerged ruins of ancient Alexandria, […]

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ScienceNordic Was on the Scene When Archaeologists Excavated a Sacred Bog from the Iron Age

By: [youtube] When Finn Jørgensen, a farmer from North-western Denmark, was repairing the drainage system in his field, he had not expected to discover a 2,000-year-old human skull. Jørgensen immediately called the local archaeologists at Vendsyssel Historical Museum. They found four additional skulls, which they believe were sacrificed at some point during the […]

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A Year On, No Answers to Amphipolis Tomb Mystery

By: A year after being hailed as one of Greece’s greatest archaeological finds and a possible resting place of Alexander the Great, the largest tomb ever discovered in the country lies almost forgotten in the blazing summer sun. “No one works here any more. The project is frozen, like everything else in Greece,” says […]

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New York’s Original Seaport

By: Over the past 250 years, perhaps no stretch of land in America has undergone greater transformation than Lower Manhattan. Today, its shoreline barely resembles what the earliest Dutch immigrants encountered in the 1600s. The labyrinthine canyons formed by block after block of modern skyscraper construction were once an idyllic setting of small hills, […]

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America’s Stonehenge: New Hampshire Rocks History or Hoax?

By: Using the astronomical chart on a table in the covered tower, visitors aim their gaze along worn arrows to huge, upright stones hundreds of feet away. Beyond each slab of granite, clearings stretch the eye to the horizon on a dazzling day in late summer New Hampshire. On Wednesday’s autumnal equinox, people will […]

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Archaeologists Discover the Ancient Tombs of the Maccabees, and on the Tombs They Find Ancient Christian Crosses

By: Israeli archaeologists may be one step closer to solving a riddle that has vexed explorers for more than a century: the location of the tomb of the biblical Maccabees which they recognized by finding the signature of the Cross. A worker for the Israel Antiquities Authority shows The Holy Cross designed on a […]

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Second Dahlgren Rifled Cannon Surprises CSS Georgia Archaeologists

By: As the mechanized stage of recovery began in earnest this week, marine archaeologists working on the CSS Georgia had just started to dig in for the long haul – anticipating tedious, 12-hour days of sifting through concretion-covered objects from the dregs of the Savannah River. However, consider their surprise when the “five-finger” grapple […]

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The Man Who Bought Stonehenge – and Then Gave It Away

By: Today Stonehenge is England’s most important monument, but 100 years ago it was up for sale. The man who bought it helped seal its fate. Standing on Salisbury Plain, its stones visible from afar, Stonehenge has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1986 and attracts a million visitors a year. So it’s […]

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16 Pyramids Discovered in Ancient Cemetery

By: The remains of 16 pyramids with tombs underneath have been discovered in a cemetery near the ancient town of Gematon in Sudan. They date back around 2,000 years, to a time when a kingdom called “Kush” flourished in Sudan. Pyramid building was popular among the Kushites. They built them until their kingdom collapsed […]

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Bird Mummy’s Secret: Why Raptor Was Force-Fed by Ancient Egyptians

By: Its last meal wasn’t pleasant. A mouse tail was lodged in its throat when it died. Semi-digested flesh and fur still remained in its stomach when it was wrapped in mummy bandages. A new autopsy reveals that overeating choked and killed this unfortunate raptor from ancient Egypt. Scientists suspect that Egyptians force-fed the […]

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Golden House of an Emperor

By: In no other matter did he act more wasteful than in building a house that stretched from the Palatine to the Esquiline Hill, which he originally named “Transitoria” [House of Passages], but when soon afterwards it was destroyed by fire and rebuilt he called it “Aurea” [Golden House]. A house whose size and […]

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The Fascinating Afterlife of Peru’s Mummies

By: In 1533 the first Spaniards to reach Cusco, capital of the sprawling Inca Empire, discovered temples covered with gold plates, altars and fountains similarly glimmering and architecture whose stonework rivaled or surpassed anything comparable in Europe. But the greatest surprise came when two soldiers entered one well-constructed palace of a dead emperor and […]

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The Tomb of Queen Esther in Persia

By: “How much is the taxi to Khomeini Square?” “Gheymati nadore, it does not cost anything”, the old taxi driver spreads his arms. “Taʿarof nakonid, don’t play etiquette with me”, I tell him, but he just laughs, and repeatedly tells that he’d take me for free. But I know well that on such occasions […]

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