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Egyptian Tempest Stela Believed To Be World's Oldest Weather Report
2014-04-03 07:09:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Tempest Stela is a 6-foot-tall, 3,500 year old calcite block from ancient Egypt that may just be the world's oldest surviving weather report. A new study from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute suggests it might also hold the key to understanding the chronology of events in the ancient Middle East. The Stela has a 40 line inscription, which according to a new translation, describes rain, darkness and “the sky being...

Ancient Megacities Were Displaced Due To A Changing Climate: Study
2014-02-26 13:52:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Bronze Age Indus civilization, which spanned across northwest India and Pakistan, flourished for thousands of years and mysteriously declined as some type of development forced these ancient people to abandon the mega-cities they had constructed. A newly published paper in the journal Geology has asserted that climate change may be behind this abrupt change in the Indus way of life. "We think that we now have a really strong...

2013-09-24 23:00:51

Exotic cars, exotic chariots, exotic horses; support D.A.R.E. and Harness Racing. Upper Saddle River, NJ (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 The future of harness racing came alive on Sunday September 22nd 2013 when Celebrity Farms Racing Stable, the World Chariot Racing Federation and Driven By Purpose co-hosted an event to support D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and the New World Series of Harness Racing. This was the biggest and most successful World Chariot Racing Federation and...

Evidence Of Luxury Textile Production And Extraction Of Copper From Unknown Part Of Cypriote Bronze Age City
2013-09-04 07:21:55

University of Gothenburg A Swedish archaeological expedition from the University of Gothenburg has excavated a previously unknown part of the Bronze Age city Hala Sultan Tekke (around 1600–1100 BC). The finds include a facility for extraction of copper and production of bronze objects, evidence of production of luxurious textiles, as well as ceramics and other objects imported from all over the Mediterranean but also from central Europe. ‘One of our conclusions is that the Bronze...

2013-08-15 11:54:02

13th c. Eastern Mediterranean cultures suffered wars, famine fueled by climate change Climate change may have driven the collapse of once-flourishing Eastern Mediterranean civilizations towards the end of the 13th century BC, according to research published August 14 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by David Kaniewski from the University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France and colleagues from other institutions. Ancient civilizations flourished in regions of the Eastern Mediterranean...

Stone Ships Give Clues To Bronze Age At Baltic Sea
2013-03-21 19:23:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Towns that revolved around their shipping industry in the Bronze Age immortalized their backbone to survival by creating stone ship monuments along the Baltic Sea region. A new study suggests Bronze Age stone monuments in the form of ships were built by maritime groups as a symbol of their practices at sea. Archaeologists have long thought these stone ships served as graves for one or several individuals, and have even been...

Crowd-Sourcing To Crack Oldest Un-deciphered Writing System
2012-11-28 12:13:24

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The oldest un-deciphered writing system in the world has eluded academics for years, but a researcher from the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford has begun an undertaking that will attempt to harness the power of ℠crowd-sourcing´ to solve this ancient riddle. Dr. Jacob Dahl announced the project this week, which will take high-quality images of 5,000-year-old Proto-Elamite clay tablets and publish...

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2012-09-05 20:36:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Ancient sites and cultural heritage are under threat in Syria due to the current conflict. An interdisciplinary team of social and earth science researchers hope that this new discovery, which has major implications for understanding the world's first empire, will help to highlight the importance of protecting Syria's heritage. The conflict that has them worried is the Syrian Civil War, also known as the Syrian Uprising. This...

Scientists Model Language On Ancient And Contemporary Vocabularies
2012-08-24 15:54:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Turkey sits at the cultural crossroads of the Western and Eastern worlds, so it should come as no surprise that the region gave birth to a host of modern languages, including English, French, German, Hindu, and Persian. According to a new report published in the journal Science, a team of international researchers modeled a language family tree based on the vocabularies of 103 ancient and contemporary languages. Along with a...

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2012-05-29 21:59:26

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com The age-old struggle between classes may be even older than we thought, according to a new study carried out by archaeologists from the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Oxford. According to their research, hereditary inequality may have begun as early as 7,000 years ago in the Neolithic era. The archeologists found evidence showing farmers who were buried with tools were also buried in better land than those farmers without. The research was...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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