New Flying Reptile Fossils Found
Researchers in China and the UK say they have discovered the fossils of a new type of flying reptile that lived more than 160 million years ago. The find is named Darwinopterus , after famous naturalist Charles Darwin. Experts say it provides the first clear evidence of a controversial type of evolution called modular evolution. The 20 new fossils found in north-east China show similarities to both primitive and more advanced pterosaurs, or flying reptiles. The research is published in the journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Pterosaurs, sometimes called pterodactyls, were flying reptiles that flourished between 65 and 220 million years ago. Until now, scientists had known about two distinct groups of these creatures - primitive, long-tailed pterosaurs and more advanced short-tailed ones, separated by a gap in the fossil record.
New, Horned Tyrannosaurus Discovered
Researchers have recently discovered a new type of Tyrannosaur, one that was much smaller and graceful than its fearsome cousin Rex, while still being a vicious predator. The lizard sported some unusual features for a dinosaur, including a very long snout and a horn on its head. The find shed some light on T. Rex's distant relatives. There are many dinosaurs in the species Tyrannosaurs, and researchers were aware that they had only identified a few of them. The new fossil was found in impeccable shape. The new Tyrannosaur, named Alioramus altai, was found during an American Museum of Natural History 2001 expedition to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. The investigation was led by the Museum's Chair of the Division of Paleontology, Mark Norell. More details of the new species can be found in the October 5 issue of the respected journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Roman Tombs Found In South Lebanon Cave
Japanese archaeologists discovered a cave containing frescoed Roman tombs in southern Lebanon's ancient coastal city of Tyre on Monday, an official overseeing the excavation said. The three-metre by 12-metre (10-foot by 39-foot) cave contains six tombs from a Roman family, archaeologist Nader Siqlawi of the Directorate General of Antiquities told AFP. "The walls at the entrance are decorated with frescoes of plants, animals and colourful birds, and parts of the floor are covered in mosaic," Siqlawi said. Seven Japanese archaeologists from the Nara University Department of Preservation of Cultural Properties discovered the tombs in the rocky town of Burj al-Shemali on Tyre's eastern outskirts on Monday morning. At the Beirut government's request, the Japanese university deployed teams of archaeologists and students to Tyre in 2008 to work in coordination with the Lebanese Directorate General of Antiquities.
Archeologists Find 'Joseph-Era' Coins In Egypt
Archeologists have discovered ancient Egyptian coins bearing the name and image of the biblical Joseph, Cairo's Al Ahram newspaper recently reported. Excerpts provided by MEMRI show that the coins were discovered among a multitude of unsorted artifacts stored at the Museum of Egypt. According to the report, the significance of the find is that archeologists have found scientific evidence countering the claim held by some historians that coins were not used for trade in ancient Egypt, and that this was done through barter instead. The period in which Joseph was regarded to have lived in Egypt matches the minting of the coins in the cache, researchers said. "A thorough examination revealed that the coins bore the year in which they were minted and their value, or effigies of the pharaohs [who ruled] at the time of their minting. Some of the coins are from the time when Joseph lived in Egypt, and bear his name and portrait," said the report.
Mysterious Ruins May Help Explain Mayan Collapse
Ringing two abandoned pyramids are nine palaces "frozen in time" that may help unravel the mystery of the ancient Maya, reports an archaeological team. Hidden in the hilly jungle, the ancient site of Kiuic (KIE-yuk) was one of dozens of ancient Maya centers abandoned in the Puuc region of Mexico's Yucatan about 10 centuries ago. The latest discoveries from the site may capture the moment of departure. "The people just walked away and left everything in place," says archaeologist George Bey of Millsaps College in Jackson Miss., co-director of the Labna-Kiuic Regional Archaeological Project. "Until now, we had little evidence from the actual moment of abandonment, it's a frozen moment in time."
3,500-Year-Old Burial Chamber Discovered In Syria
A team of German and Syrian archaeologists have located an undisturbed Bronze Age crypt under the former royal palace of Qatna in Syria, the University of Tübingen announced on Monday. The crypt 3,500-year-old tomb contains a significant number of artefacts, as well as human bones. The team, led by Professor Peter Pfälzner from the University of Tübingen, and Dr. Michel al-Maqdissi, Director of Excavations at the Directorate General of Antiquities in Damascus, had already discovered a royal burial chamber undisturbed by grave robbers under the palace back in 2002. This latest crypt, discovered during excavation of the northwestern wing of the palace consists of a front chamber and a grave chamber and is 4.90 by 6.30 metres large, according to a statement from the university. Thirty skulls within suggest that a corresponding number of people were buried there, and bones stacked in groups among splinters of wood may indicate a secondary burial, the statement said.
Bible-Era Mystery Vessel Found -- Code Stumps Experts
It didn't look like much at first, just a broken, mud-caked stone mug. But when archaeologists in Jerusalem cleaned the 2,000-year-old vessel, they discovered ten lines of mysterious script. "These were common stone mugs that appear in all Jewish households" of the time, said lead excavator Shimon Gibson of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. "But this is the first time an inscription has been found on a stone vessel" of this type. Deciphering the writing could provide a window into daily life or religious ritual in Jerusalem around the time of Jesus Christ. Working on historic Mount Zion—site of King David's tomb and the Last Supper—the archaeologists found the cup near a ritual pool this summer. The dig site is in what had been an elite residential area near the palace of King Herod the Great, who ruled Israel shortly before the birth of Jesus.
Calling Steve Quayle! Giant Stone-Age Axes Or Spear-Heads Found In African Lake Basin! Sanitized Story Follows!
Oxford University researchers have unearthed new evidence from the lake basin in Botswana that suggests that the region was once much drier at certain times and wetter at other times than it is today. They have documented thousands of stone tools on the lake bed, which sheds new light on how humans in Africa adapted to several substantial climate change events during the period that coincided with the last Ice Age in Europe. Researchers from the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford are surveying the now-dry basin of Lake Makgadikgadi in the Kalahari Desert, which at 66,000 square kilometres is about the same size of present day Lake Victoria. Their research was prompted by the discovery of the first of what are believed to be the world’s largest stone tools on the bed of the lake. Although the first find was made in the 1990s, the discovery of four giant axes has not been scientifically reported until now. Four giant stone hand axes, measuring over 30 cm long and of uncertain age, were recovered from the lake basin.
Lost World Of Fanged Frogs And Giant Rats Discovered
A team of scientists from Britain, the United States and Papua New Guinea found more than 40 previously unidentified species when they climbed into the kilometre-deep crater of Mount Bosavi and explored a pristine jungle habitat teeming with life that has evolved in isolation since the volcano last erupted 200,000 years ago. In a remarkably rich haul from just five weeks of exploration, the biologists discovered 16 frogs which have never before been recorded by science, at least three new fish, a new bat and a giant rat, which may turn out to be the biggest in the world. The discoveries are being seen as fresh evidence of the richness of the world's rainforests and the explorers hope their finds will add weight to calls for international action to prevent the demise of similar ecosystems. They said Papua New Guinea's rainforest is currently being destroyed at the rate of 3.5% a year. "It was mind-blowing to be there and it is clearly time we pulled our finger out and decided these habitats are worth us saving," said Dr George McGavin who headed the expedition.
A Skull That Rewrites The History Of Man
The conventional view of human evolution and how early man colonised the world has been thrown into doubt by a series of stunning palaeontological discoveries suggesting that Africa was not the sole cradle of humankind. Scientists have found a handful of ancient human skulls at an archaeological site two hours from the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, that suggest a Eurasian chapter in the long evolutionary story of man. The skulls, jawbones and fragments of limb bones suggest that our ancient human ancestors migrated out of Africa far earlier than previously thought and spent a long evolutionary interlude in Eurasia – before moving back into Africa to complete the story of man. Experts believe fossilised bones unearthed at the medieval village of Dmanisi in the foothills of the Caucuses, and dated to about 1.8 million years ago, are the oldest indisputable remains of humans discovered outside of Africa.
World's Largest Pterosaur Footprint Discovered In Korea
The world's largest footprint of a pterosaur was discovered in southeastern Gunwi County, North Gyeongsang Province, authorities said Monday. Upon international approval, Korea will hold the record of having the two largest footprints of the ancient reptile, according to the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage. The footprint was discovered in geological stratum dating back 100 million years and is 35.4 centimeters in length and 17.3 centimeters wide. There is a trace of three asymmetrical spurs, the typical appearance of a pterosaur. Before the discovery, the largest pterosaur footprint was that of the Haenamichnus, which was found in the southwestern city of Haenam, South Jeolla Province.
Spectacular Ancient Roman Discovery In Germany
The discovery was made at a site near the town of Waldgirmes in the central German state of Hesse. Archaeologists have been digging at a former Roman town there since 1993 and also recently found the foot of the rider of the horse to which this head likely belongs. But this recent find is particularly significant. "This bronze sculpture counts among the best pieces to have ever been found from the area of the former Roman empire," said Eva Kuehne-Hoermann, Hesse's minister for science, at the unveiling of the head in Frankfurt on Thursday. "Nowhere else is there a finding of this form or quality." According to experts, the statue dates from about 3 or 4 BC and probably depicted the Roman Emperor Augustus. Around that time a Roman settlement was established in the area, but several years later at the Battle of Teutoberg, German warriors wiped out a Roman legion. At that time, they probably ritually decapitated the emperor's gilded horse and sunk it in a well.
Ancient Map Offers Key to Mesoamerican History
A map painted by Mexican Indians in the mid-16th century has become a key document for understanding the migration of Mesoamerican peoples from their land of origin in what is now the U.S. Southwest, according to a scholar at Harvard University Divinity School. “Five years of research and writing (2002-2007) by 15 scholars of Mesoamerican history show that this document, the Map of Cuauhtinchan 2, with more than 700 pictures in color, is something like a Mesoamerican Iliad and Odyssey,” Dr. David Carrasco told Efe in a telephone interview. “The map tells sacred stories and speaks of pilgrimages, wars, medicine, plants, marriages, rituals and heroes of the Cuauhtinchan community, which means Place of the Eagle’s Nest (in the present-day Mexican state of Puebla),” he said. The map, known as MC2, was painted on amate paper made from tree bark probably around 1540, just two decades after the Spanish conquest of Mexico.
The Real History Of The Holy Grail
So glorious, so mysterious, the Holy Grail symbolizes an elusive object of desire. Although now usually identified as the chalice of the Last Supper sought by Arthurian heroes, the Grail has been pictured as a dish, a ciborium, and even a white stone. Indeed, for a long time, its name had a rather mundane meaning. The word "grail" is derived through Old French from the Latin gradale (by degrees) and refers to a type of deep platter from which foods were served -- course by course -- at a medieval banquet. "Grail" is first recorded in English in 1330 with alternative spellings: greal, graal, and graile. Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur (1470) renders "Holy Grail" as both "Sankgreal" and "Holy Grayle." He sometimes gives "Sankgreal" a false etymology (from "sang real") as "the blessed bloode of our Lorde Jhesu Crist" instead of the vessel containing it (Sank greal).
Largest Dinosaur Footprints In Europe Found In Swiss Alps
Palaeontologists have discovered what they claim are the largest dinosaur footprints ever to be found in Europe -- half way up a Swiss mountain. A team at the Natural History Museum in Basel found the footprints at 3,300 metres on a mountain in the Ela Nature Reserve, Switzerland's largest park. According to the palaeontologists, the three-toed animal, which probably measured between 15 and 20 feet long, walked through what is now the Swiss Alps more than 210 million years ago. The 15-inch-long prints belonged to a carnivore from the Triassic period that would have been the biggest predator on the planet at the time.
8000-Year-Old Artifacts Discovered In Southern Iran
A great number of stone tools and animal bones dating back to the sixth millennium BC have recently been discovered during the second season of excavations at the Rahmatabad Tepe in Fars Province. An archaeological team led by Mohammad-Hossein Azizi has identified the strata of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A and the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B eras at this site which is located near the Bolaghi Valley. The team found layers of burned earth, ashes, and compact earth in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A stratum, which is two meters thick, Azizi told the Persian service of CHN on Sunday. A number of stone tools and a compact mass of chippings were discovered in the strata, he added. Samples taken from the layers have been removed for precise dating and further analysis.
Ancient Stone Artwork Discovered
The ancient carvings were discovered by rock art enthusiast George Currie at Ben Lawers, near Loch Tay. Mr Currie discovered a piece of rock which has more than 90 cup marks, which are circular depressions in the stone. Some of the cups have rings around them and a number of linear grooves can also be seen, with some still showing the individual blows of craftsmens' tools. Similar discoveries have been made in the area, but it is unusual to find so many markings on the one stone. The purpose of the artworks are still unknown. Derek Alexander, archaeologist for the National Trust for Scotland, said: "This is an exciting find as it shows that there remains undiscovered prehistoric rock art to be found in the Scottish hills.
Lost Underworld Of The Pharaohs Found?
An enormous system of caves, chambers and tunnels lies hidden beneath the Pyramids of Giza, according to a British explorer who claims to have found the lost underworld of the pharaohs. Populated by bats and venomous spiders, the underground complex was found in the limestone bedrock beneath the pyramid field at Giza. "There is untouched archaeology down there, as well as a delicate ecosystem that includes colonies of bats and a species of spider which we have tentatively identified as the white widow," British explorer Andrew Collins said. Collins, who will detail his findings in the book "Beneath the Pyramids" to be published in September, tracked down the entrance to the mysterious underworld after reading the forgotten memoirs of a 19th century diplomat and explorer. "In his memoirs, British consul general Henry Salt recounts how he investigated an underground system of 'catacombs' at Giza in 1817 in the company of Italian explorer Giovanni Caviglia," Collins said.
Ancient Royal Tomb Found In Scotland: Archaeologists Stunned As Dig Unearths 4,000-Year-Old Buried Treasures
Hidden beneath a four-ton slab of rock and surrounded by ancient carved symbols of prehistoric power, a spectacular high-status potentially royal tomb, dating back 4,000 years, has been discovered by archaeologists in Scotland. The find – of international importance – is unique in Britain. The excavations at Forteviot, near Perth, have yielded the remains of an early Bronze Age ruler buried on a bed of white quartz pebbles and birch bark with at least a dozen personal possessions – including a bronze and gold dagger, a bronze knife, a wooden bowl and a leather bag. The discovery has huge implications for Scottish history. Forteviot has long been known to have been a great royal centre in the early medieval period. It was a "capital" of a Pictish Kingdom in the 8/9th century AD – and one of Scotland's earliest kings, Kenneth MacAlpin, is said to have had a palace there.
More proof man and dinos co-exhisted
Tests 'seem to confirm' remains of St Paul are genuine in second major discovery of saint in days <- FEATURE!!!
The first scientific test on, what are believed to be, the remains of the Apostle Paul 'seems to confirm' that they do indeed belong to the saint, the Pope said yesterday.
Ethiopian church speaks out on Ark of the Covenant
Statement says Ten Commandments box won't be displayed
Newly uncovered artwork has experts 'identifying' biblical hero <- FEATURE!!!
A newly uncovered artwork in the catacombs of Rome has some experts believing it's the oldest image of the Christian apostle Paul.
Sodom found? The quest for the lost city of destruction - Part 1
Sodom found? The quest for the lost city of destruction - Part 2
Sodom found? The quest for the lost city Of destruction - Part 3
Artifacts may identify biblical Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah
An Albuquerque archeologist and his team have returned with artifacts from a dig site near the Dead Sea which they believe reveals the lost city of Sodom.
Patch of Israel Desert Is Oldest Place on Earth <- FEATURE!!! Take note of the Enoch verse below! Anyone know where Dudael was/is?
But a new study of ancient "desert pavement" in Israel's Negev Desert finds a vast region that's been sitting there exposed, pretty much as-is, for about 1.8 million years, according to Ari Matmon and colleagues at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
And again the Lord spoke to Rufael [Raphael]: ‘Bind Azâzêl hand and foot, and put him in the darkness; make an opening in the desert, which is in Dudâêl, and put him there. (Enoch 10:4)
Workers find message hidden in Auschwitz wall <- FEATURE!!!
Hand-written in pencil, the note bears the names and camp ID numbers of seven camp prisoners including four Poles and one Frenchman from Lyon, Mr Mensfelt confirmed. All were aged 18 to 20.
4 new temples discovered in Egyptian Sinai
Iraqi archaeologists discover Babylonian treasures
Guatemala: UFO experts amazed by Mayan panels just unearthed <- FEATURE!!!
Ufologists are now marvelling at the latest image of Mayan mythology carved in stone. Many have already noted that the image shown on Reuters clearly depicts a UFO surrounded by two non-human beings covered in some form of technological equipment. Interestingly the date range given for the carvings puts their creation not long after Ezekiel's...
Do these mysterious stones mark the site of the Garden of Eden? <- FEATURE!!!
Researchers may have found King Solomon's mines
Archaeologists believe a desert site in Jordan may contain the ruins of the elusive King Solomon's mines.
Three 9,000-Year-Old Skulls Found in Galilee
"The skulls were found plastered – that is to say sculpted – which is a phenomenon that is identified with the New Stone Age," said site director Dr. Hamoudi Khalaily. "The practice included the reconstruction of all of the facial features of the deceased by means of sculpting the skull with a variety of materials such as plaster that was specifically intended for this. On the skulls that were found in the excavation the nose was entirely reconstructed."
Giant Statue of Roman Emperor Hadrian unearthed
Among ruins, new plausibility for a biblical tale
(Excavators have found a large copper-processing center and fortress at Khirbat en-Nahas in modern Jordan. The site is thought to have once been the home of the Edomites, who were rivals of the ancient Israelites. Some archaeologists now think that the Edomites had a complex state much earlier than previously thought.)
Ancient city found under Jerusalem suburb
The newly discovered settlement dates back to the period of the second Jewish temple.
Archaeologists discover rare Roman ruins
Greek archaeologists discovered a Roman tomb filled with glass, copper and gold artefacts and an amphitheatre on the island of Cephalonia, which they say must have been an important link between ancient Greece and Italy.
Ark of the Covenant
Ron Wyatt's newsletters on the Ark of the Covenant (10 parts) and other info.
Augustus' birthplace believed found
A team of archaeologists announced Wednesday they have uncovered part of what they believe is the birthplace of Rome's first emperor Augustus.
The Blackened Peak of the REAL Mount Sinai found by Ron Wyatt
Bible Texts Locate the Real Mount Sinai
Bosnia "Pyramid" Is Not Human-Made, U.K. Expert Says
(Speaking at a press conference in Sarajevo, Anthony Harding told reporters the pyramid-shaped hill was a natural phenomenon.)
Discoveries in Israel
Egyptian Temple Yields 17 Statues of Lion-Headed Goddess
Giant Ancient Egyptian Sun Temple Discovered in Cairo
Greek archaeologists discover ancient theater in Athens
Greek Archaeologists Find Goddess Hera Statue
Insignia of Roman Emperor Maxentius Unearthed
Irish Worker Finds Ancient Psalms in Bog
The approximately 20-page book has been dated to the years 800-1000. Trinity College manuscripts expert Bernard Meehan said it was the first discovery of an Irish early medieval document in two centuries.
Israeli students discover Byzantine-era mosaic
JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Just as they were preparing for the end of the school year, students from the Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam Jewish-Arab school taking part in a yearlong archaeological educational enrichment project uncovered a Byzantine-era mosaic covered with crosses.
Jordan site may be biblical city of Sodom
Material engineers at the site said it looks like Trinitite, the substance materials such as sand turn into when subjected to a nuclear blast.
"Lost Kingdom" Discovered on Volcanic Island in Indonesia
New discoveries point to 'cave of John the Baptist' as important site in the time of Isaiah
Pyramid's Secret Doors Will Finally Be Opened To Reveal What's Behind
"Finally, people all over the world will know what is behind the second door in the southern shaft and the third door in the northern shaft," Hawass said.
Pyramids Older Than Egyptian Allegedly Found in Ukraine
It is thought they were laid about five millennia ago during the early Bronze Age by animists who worshipped a sun god. The “pyramid” is in fact a complex of temples and sacrificial altars topping a sculpted hillside with steps on its sides.
The Red Sea Crossing
There is a traditional route of the Exodus which has the children of Israel wading in shallow water through an area north of the Gulf of Suez while the tide was out. This area cannot be the crossing site as it does not match the biblical account. A shallow area of water could not drown all of the Egyptian army...
Relevance of Dead Sea Scrolls heightens
As a Hebrew scholar and teacher, Cooper offered an overview of Qumran and the Messianic hope, noting the relevance of the later Essenes' commitment to the Word of God. "The scrolls (that the Essenes preserved) have confirmed the accuracy of the Word of God," Cooper said, giving particular attention to their text of the Book of Isaiah dated 125 B.C. "It is providential that this, the most Messianic book in the Old Testament, has been preserved in its entirety and delivered to us today intact. The care and commitment the Essenes gave to the task of copying and preserving the text indicates a high view of Scripture that is the underpinning of the Bible as God's infallible and inerrant Word."
Roman Gladiators' graveyard discovered
Roman Sarcophogus Found at London Site
Roman settlement found next to 'devil's hill'
Rome museum to 'rival the Louvre'
THE city of Rome has approved plans to create a museum sector encompassing the Colosseum, the Imperial Forums and the Campidoglio to rival Paris's Louvre.
Rome's Palatine Hill Shows New Roman Treasures
Ruins in Athens May Be an Ancient Market
Satellite Sleuth Closes in on Noah's Ark Mystery
Sodom and Gomorrah - Ash & Brimstone Remain
The five cities of the plain have been located and the evidence is staggering. For the first time in modern history we have found round balls of brimstone, or nearly pure sulfur, embedded in an ashen area near the Dead Sea, which show clear signs of having once been ancient building structures!
Team believes it found Noah's Ark
Returns from Iranian mountain with petrified wood, marine fossils
This Is Noah's Ark!
Friends, please prayerfully consider the evidence you will see on Noah's Ark. It may not be important or necessary for you to learn of this discovery, but there are millions of people who need confirmation of biblical artifacts in order to strengthen their faith in God and the Bible. Satan is strongly attacking this and other discoveries in order to deceive men of God's truth. All the false stories about finding Noah's ark were created by Satan to "muddy the water," and cause disbelief in the genuine.
This Is The Ark”—Noah’s Ark Expedition Team Member
The expedition team led by Christian explorer Bob Cornuke found Noah’s Ark, according to team member Arch Bonnema, who said five of the nine samples taken from the vessel were confirmed as petrified wood, some of which had sea fossils contained within at 13,100 feet in the Ararat mountain range in Northern Iran.
Tombs unearthed near Egyptian pyramid
Vatican archaeologists unearth St. Paul's tomb
ROME: Vatican archaeologists have unearthed a sarcophagus believed to contain the remains of the Apostle Paul that had been buried beneath Rome's second largest basilica.
Video: Stonehenge Builders' Village -- An Inside Look
World's Oldest Ocean Vessels Discovered in Egypt