Tagged: ancient

Nefertiti bust (Egyptian Museum, Berlin) 0

Archaeologists Given Go-Ahead to Search for Nefertiti

Archaeologists Given Go-Ahead to Search for Nefertiti A digital art preservation group might have discovered the secret chambers of Nefertiti’s final resting place behind the walls within King Tutankhamun’s tomb. In light of this, Egyptian authorities have given British archaeologists the go-ahead to search for her potential lost remains, according to reports. A paper just released by the Amara Royal Tombs Project outlines details of the archival of Tut’s burial chambers, through scans of the chamber by an art house this year. A call for digital preservation of the ancient site comes in light of a request by Egyptian authorities, from damages...

Fallen Tree Containing Skeleton, (CTV News) 0

Skeleton Found in Roots of Old Tree

Skeleton Was Found In The Roots Of A 200 Year Old Tree Earlier this year a storm passed through the sleepy little town of Collooney in County Sligo, Ireland.  With it came rain and a particularly powerful gust of wind that knocked over an old beech tree.  Passersby spotted what looked like a spine protruding from the mud encrusted roots and upon further inspection were surprised to find a whole human skeleton had been inexplicably buried beneath the 200-year-old goliath. Archaeologists working for Sligo-Leitrim Archaeological Services (on behalf of the National Monuments Service) have identified what they believe to be an early medieval-age...

Face of the mysterious Shigir Idol 0

Scientists Confirm: Mysterious Humanoid ‘Shigir Idol’, “Oldest in World”

At a press conference on August 27th, scientists confirmed that the famous Shigir Idol, just recently radiocarbon-dated at approximately 11,000 years old, will become one of the oldest wooden sculptures of its kind, placing it at over twice the ages of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid. Extracted by archaeologists in 1894, the mysterious humanoid Shigir Idol was found in bits and pieces scattered throughout a peat bog on the eastern-slope of the Middle Ural mountains in western Russia. The idle’s reconstruction, standing 9.2 feet tall in a glass box filled with inert gas to preserve the wooden remnants, is thought to have originally towered at 17.4...