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History Protected With Satellites
2013-04-03 14:18:32

ESA [ Watch The Video Hidden Treasures ] Looking down from orbit is an attractive way of monitoring historical sites in remote or politically unstable regions — and can even help archaeologists to make new discoveries. The ancient city of Samarra was a powerful Islamic capital during the ninth century, located in what is today Iraq. It is the only surviving Islamic capital that retains its original plan, architecture and arts, although only about 20% of the site has been...

2012-07-23 02:23:50

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chosen By God: The Great Pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty sets out to reinstate the powerful black leaders of the Old Testament to Biblical history, scholarship and cultural discourse. This groundbreaking documentary, based on archeological evidence and historical authentication, tells the story of Egypt's dynamic black Pharaohs. Although an integral part of the Biblical Books of Isaiah and 2 Kings, these figures remain among the most...

Ancient Egyptians May Have Domesticated Native Cotton
2012-04-03 13:25:12

Scientists have studied 1,600 year old cotton from the banks of the Nile and have found what they believe to be evidence of early crop evolution. These findings are the first to find this kind of evolution in a major crop group, especially since plant domestication has a relatively short history. The findings offer an insight into how crop evolution works as a part of general agriculture. They might also help scientists and researchers better equip today´s crops as they face major...

2011-12-01 13:01:14

A series of new archaeological discoveries in the Sultanate of Oman, nestled in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, reveals the timing and identity of one of the first modern human groups to migrate out of Africa, according to a research article published in the open-access journal PLoS ONE. An international team of archaeologists and geologists working in the Dhofar Mountains of southern Oman, led by Dr. Jeffrey Rose of the University of Birmingham, report finding over 100...

2011-08-25 16:00:00

ABBOTSFORD, BC, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Nubian Resources Ltd (TSX.V:NBR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Larry Treadgold as CEO of Nubian Resources Ltd., following the resignation of Graham Chisholm. Mr. Treadgold joined the Board of Nubian in September 2010 as Non Executive Director and was appointed Chairman of the Technical Committee. His contribution towards the re structuring of the company and in particular his metallurgical and mining expertise has been...

2009-11-20 07:45:00

SONOMA, Calif., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoma, California resident and chair of the Sonoma, California-Aswan, Egypt Sister City Committee, Sherri Ferris, recently returned from Aswan, Egypt, where she led delegation members of the San Francisco Bay Area "Sacramento Seminar" as they met with the Aswan-Sonoma Sister City Chair, Dr. Ossama A. W Abdel Meguid, Director of the Nubian Museum in Aswan. The group met with many high-level officials, exploring current affairs and political systems,...

2009-07-21 14:21:14

Researchers at the University of Warwick have recovered significant DNA information from a lost form of ancient barley that triumphed for over 3000 years seeing off: 5 changes in civilisation, water shortages and a much more popular form of barley that produces more grains. This discovery offers a real insight into the couture of ancient farming and could assist the development of new varieties of crops to face today's climate change challenges.The researchers, led by Dr Robin Allaby from the...

2008-09-14 15:00:14

The Steering Committee for Egyptian cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Environment has agreed on 12/9/2008 to fund a project implemented by the Egyptian Regional Center and Water Studies in Iraq to maintain the inland water areas in Iraq which areconsidered to be the source of living for many people working in fishing and animal husbandry. The Head of the Regional Center and Water Studies said that the project aims to create water areas which is a key stations settled by migratory birds...

2008-09-08 15:00:43

Hollywood actor Will Smith reportedly plans to star in the film "The Last Pharaoh," which is being written by "Braveheart" author Randall Wallace. Variety.com said Smith took Wallace the story of Taharqa, the pharaoh who battled Assyrian invaders starting around 677 B.C. Wallace is writing the screenplay for Columbia Pictures with Smith planning to headline the film, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Smith has starred in "Hancock,""Pursuit of Happyness,""Ali,""Men in...

2008-09-08 09:05:00

Hollywood actor Will Smith reportedly plans to star in the film "The Last Pharaoh," which is being written by "Braveheart" author Randall Wallace. Variety.com said Smith took Wallace the story of Taharqa, the pharaoh who battled Assyrian invaders starting around 677 B.C. Wallace is writing the screenplay for Columbia Pictures with Smith planning to headline the film, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Smith has starred in "Hancock,""Pursuit of Happyness,""Ali,""Men in Black"...


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Nubian Ibex, Capra nubiana
2012-06-25 17:01:54

The Nubian ibex (Capra nubiana) is a species of goat that can be found in the deserts of Oman, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, among other places. It prefers a habitat within rocky mountainous areas of its range. Typically, it is classified as a subspecies of the alpine ibex, but it has been classified as its own species occasionally. Groups of Nubian ibex, either all males or all females, are active during the day and can be seen feeding on leaves and grasses. Common predators...

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