Sur le Web, ces 30 derniers jours

mardi 17 février 2015

  • Introducing ‘Soup News’
    Welcome to the new approach to archaeological news from Archaeosoup Productions. The post Introducing ‘Soup News’ appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

  • Down syndrome theory on Hobbit species doesn’t hold to scrutiny
    Claims that bones found in an Indonesian cave are not the remains of a new species of extinct hominin but more likely modern humans suffering from a chromosomal disorder have been disputed by a new look at the evidence. The post Down syndrome theory on Hobbit species doesn’t hold to scrutiny (...)

lundi 16 février 2015

dimanche 15 février 2015

  • An Italian cemetery may provide clues on cholera’s evolution
    A team of archaeologists and other researchers hope that an ancient graveyard in Italy can yield clues about the deadly bacterium that causes cholera. The post An Italian cemetery may provide clues on cholera’s evolution appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology (...)

  • Crossrail breathes life into long-dead Londoners
    A Crossrail research project has revealed the names and backgrounds of over 5,000 Londoners buried in Bedlam burial ground at Liverpool Street, in the City of London. The post Crossrail breathes life into long-dead Londoners appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology (...)

  • Review of Forbidden History S02E02 "The Real Holy Grail"
    In the fall of 2013, UKTV’s Yesterday Channel aired the first series of Forbidden History in which Top of the Pops presenter Jamie Theakston attempted to uncover the truth behind various conspiracies and legends. He went in search of the Knights Templar’s treasure, the secret bloodline of Jesus, (...)

  • Directed Panspermia in the News
    A commenter on my site informed me of this recent news […]

samedi 14 février 2015

vendredi 13 février 2015

  • New film footage reveals potential ‘killer blow’ to King Richard III
    New film footage revealing for the first time details of the potential killer blow that claimed the life of King Richard III has been released by the University of Leicester. The post New film footage reveals potential ‘killer blow’ to King Richard III appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage (...)

  • Bioarchaeologists Examine Diet Consumed by Paracas Culture
    TEMPE, ARIZONA—Hair samples taken from 14 mummies discovered in Peru’s Paracas Necropolis of Wari Kayan, and two artifacts made of human hair, have been analyzed by a team made up of Kelly Knudson of Arizona State University, Ann H. Peters of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology (...)

  • New Thoughts on the Bones from Bluefish Caves
    MONTRÉAL, CANADA—Lauriane Bourgeon of the University of Montréal used a stereomicroscope to examine more than 5,000 bone fragments from Cave 2 of the Bluefish Caves site, which is located near the Alaska-Yukon border. The bones were discovered in the late 1970s, and are covered with deep scrapes (...)

  • Today’s Europeans Rooted in Ancient Migration From Russia
    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS—According to a report in Nature News, a study of nuclear DNA from the remains of 69 individuals who lived across Europe between 8,000 and 3,000 years ago, and the genome data of another 25 ancient Europeans, has uncovered evidence of a previously unidentified migration of (...)

  • 8,000-Year-Old Cult Sites Surveyed in the Negev Desert
    HEVEL EILOT, ISRAEL—Stone structures, circles, and artifacts that may symbolize death and fertility have been found at some 100 prehistoric sites in Israel’s Eilat Mountains. The stone circles, measuring roughly five to eight feet across, have phallus-shaped installations pointing toward them. (...)

  • Researchers use isotopic analysis to explore ancient Peruvian life
    Mummies excavated nearly a century ago are yielding new information about life in the past through work conducted in Arizona State University's Archaeological Chemistry Laboratory. The ancient Paracas culture of Peru is known for its ornate textiles. This culture has been well documented by (...)

  • Iron Age urns excavated in southern India
    Archaeologists recently unearthed a small settlement belonging to the Iron Age at Auroville in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India, and which they believe the settlement dates back to 300 BC. Researchers involved in excavating the urns in Auroville on Wednesday [Credit: P. Pandiaraj]The (...)

  • Archaeologists reveal mysteries of ‘lost’ 3,000-year-old civilisation
    The work of a University of Leicester archaeologist investigating a lost civilization in southern Libya will reshape the history of early Africa. Ground shot of a Garamantian fortified site (qasr) [Credit: © Trans-SAHARA project]Professor David Mattingly, of the University's School of (...)

  • Review of Expedition Unknown S01E06 "Viking Sunstone"
    Before we begin today, some good news: I’m mentioned in the Washington Post! And of course the writer gets a few details wrong. The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wants to build a mosque in Cuba because he wrongly believes Columbus sighted one there in 1492. The Post article by (...)

  • Major archaeological dig underway at Singapore's Empress Place
    Archaeologists have discovered around 400kg worth of artefacts at an excavation site at Empress Place, it was announced on Friday (Feb 13). The site, located in front of the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, is more than 1,000 square metres in size - making it the largest excavation site in (...)

  • European languages linked to migration from the east
    A mysterious group of humans from the east stormed western Europe 4,500 years ago — bringing with them technologies such as the wheel, as well as a language that is the forebear of many modern tongues, suggests one of the largest studies of ancient DNA yet conducted. Vestiges of these eastern (...)

jeudi 12 février 2015

  • War of the Roses Cannonball Recovered
    NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND—The Eagle Drive Cannon Ball, thought to be the oldest surviving cannonball in England, has been rediscovered at the site of the Battle of Northampton. “It is highly likely that the projectile was fired during the battle in 1460,” Glenn Foard of Huddersfield University told (...)

  • Foundations of Tudor Apartments Seen at Hampton Court
    MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND—The removal of squeaky floorboards from a room used by the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court palace revealed the foundations of the royal apartments built for Anne Boleyn when she became queen in 1533. This is the first time that the Tudor brickwork has been recorded (...)

  • “Wine of the Negev” Grape Seeds Found
    HAIFA, ISRAEL—The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced that charred grape seeds dating to the Byzantine era could help scientists learn about “the Wine of the Negev,” noted in historical sources as one of the finest wines in the Byzantine Empire. “The vines growing in the Negev today are (...)

  • Potential 'killer blow' to King Richard III revealed
    New film footage revealing for the first time details of the potential killer blow that claimed the life of King Richard III has been released by the University of Leicester. A potential 'killer blow' to King Richard III [Credit: University of Leicester]The sequence -- showing the dramatic (...)

  • Storm uncovers massive Byzantine pot on beach
    An emergency excavation was underway Thursday to save a giant earthenware pot dating back to Byzantine times uncovered on a beach, after a rainstorm that walloped Israel Wednesday revealed several historic artifacts at a dig site. Ancient pot uncovered during Wednesday's storm [Credit: Israel (...)

  • Medieval battle site yields UK’s oldest cannon ball
    A lead ball found at a medieval battle site could be the oldest surviving cannonball in England, an expert says. The lead cannon ball is believed to have bounced at least twice and possibly hit a tree [Credit: Northampton Battlefield Society]The damaged ball was found at the site of the Battle (...)

  • Conservatives Rehabilitate the Crusades While Scott Wolter Says He's Not Sure What Happened on 9/11
    In the news this week has been the disturbing reaction of Christian conservatives, particularly Republican officials, to Pres. Obama’s reference to the Crusades as an example of religious violence. Because history is a weapon in today’s world, this episode in history, which left between one and (...)

  • Rosetta-style inscription unearthed in Egypt
    A 2,200 year-old “an upright stone slab bearing a commemorative inscription” was unearthed at the Mediterranean coast, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty announced Thursday. The stele bearing hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions was discovered at Taposiris Magna [Credit: Egyptian Ministry of (...)

  • Turkey to create national institute of archaeology
    Turkey is set to finally acquire an archaeology institute after many years of waiting, with Gaziantep Mayor Fatma Sahin set to convene with archaeologists in the southeastern province in the coming days to outline details about the institute. Gaziantep Mayor Fatma Sahin will convene with (...)

  • Archaeologists and veterans to explore Waterloo Battlefield 200 years on
    An international team of battlefield experts led by Dr Tony Pollard are to excavate at Hougoumont, in order to transform our understanding of the battle that created modern Europe and ended the Napoleonic era. The post Archaeologists and veterans to explore Waterloo Battlefield 200 years on (...)

  • Embracing couple found in Neolithic Greek grave
    Archaeologists in Greece have unearthed two skeletons locked in a tight embrace, among other finds, during excavations in the Diros Caves. A rare double undisturbed burial of two young adults, a man and a woman, in an embracement position was found in the Diros Caves [Credit: Greek Ministry of (...)

  • 'Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama' at the Penn Museum, Philadelphia
    For more than a thousand years, a cemetery on the banks of the Rio Grande Coclé in Panama lay undisturbed, escaping the attention of gold seekers and looters. The river flooded in 1927, scattering beads of gold along its banks. In 1940, a Penn Museum team led by archaeologist J. Alden Mason (...)

  • Ancient tablets displayed in Jerusalem fuel looting debate
    At first glance, the ancient Babylonian tablets on exhibit for the first time at a Jerusalem museum look like nothing more than pockmarked lumps of clay. This undated photo provided by the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem shows cuneiform, one of the world's earliest scripts, at display in (...)

  • Oldest surviving Cannonball in England helps confirm the site of the 1460 Battle of Northampton
    A lead ball, believed to be the oldest surviving cannonball in England, has been found at Eagle Drive on the site of the Battle of Northampton. The post Oldest surviving Cannonball in England helps confirm the site of the 1460 Battle of Northampton appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage (...)

mercredi 11 février 2015

  • Shamsheer Studied With Non-Destructive Tests
    LONDON, ENGLAND—A curved single-edged sword called a shamsheer has been studied using metallography and neutron diffraction by a team led by Eliza Barzagli of the University of Florence. The sword, made in a Persian design, had been crafted in India in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth (...)

  • Excavation of the Nissia Begins Off the Coast of Cyprus
    NICOSIA, CYPRUS—A shipwreck dating to the Ottoman period is being excavated off the southeast coast of Cyprus by the Maritime Archaeological Research Laboratory of the University of Cyprus, in collaboration with the department of antiquities. Called the Nissia, “it is the only shipwreck of this (...)

  • Evidence of Nighthawking Found at Hadrian’s Wall
    NORTHUMBERLAND, ENGLAND—Evidence of illegal digging has been found at a center section of Hadrian’s Wall, constructed in the second century at the edge of the Roman frontier. The police and officials from English Heritage suspect that metal detectors were used to look for artifacts because of the (...)

  • Ancient Pueblo Indian Rock Art Damaged by Vandals
    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO—Trash, motorcycle tracks, and graffiti were discovered at Boca Negra Arroyo in the Petroglyph National Monument. The fencing was down, semi-trailer tires had been dumped in the canyon, traces of campfires were found, and an archaeologically sensitive dry cave had been (...)

  • Historic Indian sword was masterfully crafted
    The master craftsmanship behind Indian swords was highlighted when scientists and conservationists from Italy and the UK joined forces to study a curved single-edged sword called a shamsheer. The post Historic Indian sword was masterfully crafted appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage (...)

  • Cyprus' Nissia shipwreck reveals its treasures
    First underwater excavations on a rare shipwreck off Paralimni have revealed a small part of the side of the hull to be in a good state of preservation while several moveable finds included wooden rigging-elements, pistol bullets, ceramics, glass tableware and bricks, the antiquities department (...)

  • BBC's "Big Questions" Holds Debate Over Whether Jesus and the Buddha Were Space Aliens
    On Sunday the BBC hosted a debate on the ancient astronaut theory in which a panel questioned whether Jesus, Krishna, and the Buddha were space aliens. The Big Questions delivered 23 minutes of ancient astronaut speculation in the guise of probing the mysteries of religion. The Big Questions is (...)

  • Illegal 'nighthawkers' damage Hadrian's Wall
    Hadrian’s Wall is being put under threat by rogue amateur metal detectorists searching for buried treasure, English Heritage and the National Trust have warned. Excavations have been found by National Trust staff at Steel Rigg, above, and Peel Crags [Credit: Telegraph]The fortification, a World (...)

  • More human remains uncovered at Batavia burial site
    More human remains believed to be linked to a 17th century shipwreck have been found on an island off Western Australia's Mid West. A skeleton unearthed by archaeologists at Beacon Island [Credit: WA Museum/Jeremy Green]Two adult skeletons have been found on Beacon Island in a burial site just (...)

  • Picts offer historians a picture of non-Roman Briton culture
    History has never been too kind to a group of early British Isle inhabitants referred to as the Picts, but the often mischaracterized, always mysterious people may serve as a historical laboratory to explore how the island's culture might have developed without Roman intervention, according to (...)

mardi 10 février 2015

  • 1300 Edition of the Magna Carta Found in Kent
    SANDWICH, KENT—An edition of the Magna Carta produced in 1300 has been discovered in an archive in eastern England. The original Magna Carta, issued by King John, was signed in 1215 and established the rule of law and equality before the law. The 1300 version was issued by King Edward I and was (...)

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Bêtisier 14

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...

Bêtisier 13

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."