Sur le Web, ces 30 derniers jours

jeudi 11 février 2016

mercredi 10 février 2016

  • Colchester’s Monumental Roman Arcade Uncovered
    COLCHESTER, ENGLAND—Archaeologists have known about the arcade that had been built at the Temple of Claudius in Colchester for some 60 years, but the demolition of a modern office block has uncovered evidence that the covered walkway was the largest in Roman Britain. The arcade was built in the (...)

  • Hoard of Medieval Coins Discovered in Denmark
    FOULUM, DENMARK—Three members of the Central Jutland Detector Society discovered a cache of 700-year-old coins in a field near the excavation of an Iron Age building. The poor quality and low silver content of the coins are thought to reflect the civil war in Denmark at the time. “The treasure (...)

  • Tests Reveal Sources of Rome’s White Marble
    MADRID, SPAIN—Mónica Alvarez de Buergo of Madrid’s Geosciences Institute and scientists from the University of Calabria collected 50 samples of white marble from the now-submerged luxury villas in the Underwater Archaeological Park of Baia, located near Naples. The Roman emperors Augustus and Nero (...)

  • Greece’s Ancient Silver-Mining Infrastructure Studied
    GHENT, BELGIUM—A team of mining archaeologists has investigated a 5,000-year-old silver mine in Thorikos, Greece. The cramped mines were likely to have been worked by slaves, who endured the lack of light, fresh air, and temperatures that hovered around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. “The progress of the (...)

  • Light and manganese to discover the source of submerged Roman marble
    The Roman Emperors used to spend their summers in the city of Baia, near Naples. With the passage of time, however, the majority of their luxury villas became immersed under water.

  • Old Post About My Being Censored by the History Channel
    I just discovered that this very old web page (2003) doesn’t live anywhere in my new website ecosystem. It’s an orphan of my old website. Consequently, I’m posting it here so it does. Sorry that this appeared on Twitter, but that’s automated.  Anyway, I’ve been asked four times now to be on Ancient (...)

  • What's the Harm? Hoaxes, Lies, and Open Minds Grab Bag
    A story making the rounds on the internet alleges that an Ohio teenager said that her out of wedlock pregnancy occurred because one of the Nephilim came to her in July and impregnated her with Jesus Christ’s baby. “He told me that he was a Nephilim, like those described in the Bible,” the girl (...)

  • Archaeologists discover a network of galleries, shafts and chambers at the foot of the Mycenaean Acropolis of Thorikos
    At the foot of the Mycenaean Acropolis of Thorikos, dominating the natural harbor of Lavrio, in Greece, a French team of mining archaeologists has just discovered an inextricable network of...

  • TURSKI GENERAL COLAK: NADAM SE DA ĆE BOSANSKA VLADA PROMOVIRATI OVO OTKRIĆE U SVIJETU
    U petak 5. februara 2016. Bosansku dolinu piramida posjetio je visoki vojni dužnosnik Republike Turske, komandant kopnene vojske, general Salih Zeki Colak.  U njegovoj pratnji prilikom obilaska prahstorijskog labirinta Ravne, osim njegove supruge, bili su i  Nj. E. Cihad Erginay, veleposlanik (...)

mardi 9 février 2016

  • Unknown Trajan Statue Housed in Bulgaria’s National Museum
    SOFIA, BULGARIA—Pieces of a bronze statue of Emperor Trajan, discovered in the 1980s, could be restored by conservators at Bulgaria’s National Museum of History. Archaeology in Bulgaria reports that the second-century statue, decorated with images of gods and heroes from ancient mythology, has (...)

  • Badger Discovers 4,000-Year-Old Archer’s Burial
    WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND—A Bronze Age burial was discovered near Stonehenge after a badger dug up a cremation urn and other pieces of pottery and left them on the surface of the ground. Senior archaeologist Richard Osgood of the Ministry of Defense told BBC News that the burial, which included a (...)

  • Tree-Ring Data Reveals Little Ice Age 1,500 Years Ago
    BIRMENSDORF, SWITZERLAND—Tree-ring data collected in the Altai Mountains of Russia have helped scientists reconstruct summer temperatures in central Asia for the past 2,000 years. “The course temperatures we took in the Altai Mountains correspond remarkably well to what we found in the Alps,” Ulf (...)

  • A City Beneath a City
    Under the streets of Guatemala’s bustling capital lies another, much older city: the Maya metropolis of Kaminaljuyú. A small sample of the ancient city’s mounds and plazas can be seen today in an “archaeological park” on Guatemala City’s north side. Since the 1930s, archaeologists have excavated (...)

  • L. A. Marzulli Claims Super Bowl Halftime Show Is an Illuminati-Occult Conspiracy
    When my Facebook feed started featuring stories from white nationalist David Duke’s website arguing that the Super Bowl halftime show proved that “the United States has come under the control of a Jewish elite that is hostile to the white population in this country” by “promoting promiscuity, (...)

  • Recreating medieval towns – an example of why Minecraft is a great learning tool
    I recently told a room full of academics interested in using videogames as a teaching tool that “to play is the biggest freedom we can have as a child, or as an adult”.

lundi 8 février 2016

  • Spain and Argentina Return Artifacts to Ecuador
    QUITO, ECUADOR—Guillaume Long, Ecuador’s Minister of Culture and Heritage, announced that the governments of Spain and Argentina returned a total of more than 500 artifacts between December and January. The objects include artworks from the colonial era, maps, and archaeological artifacts. “The (...)

  • Archaeologists Say Security a Concern in Egypt’s Giza Plateau
    CAIRO, EGYPT—Hussein Bassir, director of the Giza Plateau, responded to world-wide concern about videos that show pieces of the Menkaure Pyramid for sale. “The blocks shown in the video are authentic, but have fallen from the pyramid complex across the span of time and have not been broken off by (...)

  • What is Archaeoastronomy?
    This is a topic that’s been bothering me since I started watching America Unearthed. Though to be fair, it’s not the first time I’ve seen the term misused, it’s just the point that drove the issue home for me. What I want to do here is give people a working idea of what the concept of Archaeoastronomy (...)

  • Scientists Simulate Biting Ability of Australopithecus sediba
    ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI—An international team of scientists has used biomedical methods and engineering tools to analyze the facial skeleton of Australopithecus sediba. “Most australopiths had amazing adaptations in their jaws, teeth and faces that allowed them to process foods that were difficult to (...)

  • Tons of Preserved Fish Found at Prehistoric Site in Sweden
    LUND, SWEDEN—The excavation of a settlement in southern Sweden has uncovered evidence of the large-scale preservation of fish more than 9,000 years ago. Osteologist Adam Boethius of Lund University found tens of thousands of fragile fish bones, bark, and an oblong pit surrounded by pole holes (...)

  • Christians Who Believe the Earth is Really Flat — Does It Get Any Dumber Than This?
    I’m almost afraid to ask the question. It seems whenever I do, something comes along to produce an affirmative answer. Lately I’ve been seeing things on Facebook (or have had those who follow my work sending me items) that ask if I believe the earth is flat. That’s a question I never thought I’d (...)

  • They're Back! "White" Giants of North America Get Recycled Again from Nineteenth Century Texts
    The copy and paste problem in fringe history has been with us mostly since the inception of low-quality popular history. Nineteenth century texts were rife with verbatim copying, often uncredited. People like Harold T. Wilkins and David Childress raised copying to an art form, but the internet (...)

  • New ‘Little Ice Age’ coincides with fall of Eastern Roman Empire and growth of Arab Empire
    Researchers from the international Past Global Changes (PAGES) project write in the journal Nature Geoscience that they have identified an unprecedented, long-lasting cooling in the northern...

  • Signs of early settlement in the Nordic region date back to the cradle of civiliation
    The discovery of the world's oldest storage of fermented fish in southern Sweden could rewrite the Nordic prehistory with findings indicating a far more complex society than previously thought.

  • Early human ancestor didn’t have the jaws of a nutcracker, study finds
    Research published in 2012 garnered international attention by suggesting that a possible early human ancestor had lived on a diverse woodland diet including hard foods mixed in with tree bark,...

  • TURISTIČKA DESTINACIJA CESAREA, IZRAEL: ENERGIJA ZABORAVLJENOG VAŽNOG GRADA
    Piše: dr. Semir Osmanagić Januar 2016. Cezareja (lat. Cesarea, arap. Qisarya) je jedan od onih gradova koji su bili važni i prevažni za svoje vrijeme i odakle se određivala sudbina civilizacija, carstava i religija. Danas je prekriven velom zaborava. Iz Haife nam je trebalo gotovo sat vožnje do (...)

  • 5 Ancient archaeological sites in Orkney
    Orkney is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland that have been inhabited for at least 8,500 years. Originally occupied by Mesolithic and Neolithic tribes and then by the Picts, Orkney was...

dimanche 7 février 2016

samedi 6 février 2016

vendredi 5 février 2016

  • Excavations at the Lower Paleolithic site of Schöningen change our views on human evolution
    Excavations at the Lower Paleolithic site of Schöningen change our views on human evolution. A special volume of the Journal of Human Evolution presents the state of research.

  • Argentina Returns Artifacts to Peru
    LIMA, PERU—Andina, Peru’s news agency, reports that more than 4,000 artifacts recovered in Argentina were returned to Peru last week, when the two countries signed an Agreement for the Protection, Conservation, Recovery and Return of Stolen or Illegally Exported or Transferred Cultural, (...)

  • Researchers Help Capture Lifecycle of Roman Pottery
    Why are University of Arkansas researchers studying ancient Roman ceramics at the University of Missouri?

  • Britain’s “Lost” Roman Roads Found With Lidar
    LONDON, ENGLAND—Archaeologists have used Lidar images produced by Britain’s Environment Agency for flood modeling and monitoring coastlines to look for roads that the Romans built in the first century during the conquest of northern England. David Ratledge has been looking for Roman roads in (...)

  • Roman Pottery Examined With High-Tech Tools
    FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS—Rachel Opitz of the University of Arkansas’ Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) is working with Rome’s Capitoline Museum and the University of Missouri to study ancient ceramics of unknown provenance. The objects, which range in age from 2,000 to 2,400 years old, (...)

  • Dining on Frozen Mammoth Steaks: The Evolution of a Strange Rumor
    One of the claims we see thrown around fringe literature from time to time, especially among the catastrophists, is that mammoths and mastodons were “flash frozen” in some unspeakable apocalypse that kept them carefully preserved and locked in their freshness. Although surviving wooly mammoth (...)

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samedi 12 juillet 2014

De Dominique Jongbloed, à propos des analyses pour lesquelles il réclame 10 000 euros à ses fans :

La présidente de NORDSUD INSTITUTE propose de soumettre également les frais de laboratoires au gouvernement de Bosnie-Herzégovine ... Comme un fan avisé l’a dit quelque part dans les pages :" après tout c’est surtout eux qui bénéficieront des retombées économiques"...

Oui, bien sûr... Coût estimé des inondations et glissements de terrain en Bosnie : 2 milliards d’euros (http://balkans.courriers.info/article25149.html). Ils n’auront sûrement rien de plus pressé que de payer des analyses de cailloux dont tous les géologues locaux ont déjà confirmé qu’il s’agissait de grès ou de conglomérat...

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mercredi 11 décembre 2013

De Dominique Jongbloed, "l’Aventurier", sur sa page Facebook, à propos des "fréquences" décelées autour des "pyramides" de Bosnie :

"On ne sait pas si la fréquence électromagnétique est [...] une sorte d’amplification de la partie électromagnétique de l’onde ultrasonore !!"

Bêtisier 12 : la preuve par l’absence

mardi 26 mars 2013

De Jacques Grimault, auteur du film "La Révélation des Pyramides", parlant de "l’écriture des chiffres" léguée selon lui aux hommes par les mystérieux "bâtisseurs" des pyramides :

C’est parce que ces prêtres écrivaient uniquement dans le sable, l’argile ou sur des tablettes de cire lorsqu’ils s’entretenaient de choses sacrées et secrètes, qu’elle n’a pas pu être observée d’un point de vue documentaire dans les fouilles éthno-archéologiques

C’est vrai après tout, on n’a jamais retrouvé qu’à peine plus de 500 000 tablettes d’argile ou de cire antiques...

Bêtisier 11

lundi 2 mai 2011

De Mensur Omerbashich, roi de Bosnie et autres terres :

"Il est ici démontré que la gravité est une vibration mécanique répulsive de l’éther, ce qui signifie que les expériences de détection de l’éther ne sont pas encore assez sensibles."

"Pour tester ma théorie je propose qu’une mission spatiale aille collecter sur place des mesures des periodes propres du Soleil, de ses planètes et de leurs satellites."