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Volcanic Activity Led To Demise Of Chinese Dinosaurs: Study
2014-02-05 07:45:33

[ Watch the Video: Pyroclastic Eruptions Preserved Fossil Beds In China ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The exceptional preservation and diversity of dinosaur, bird and early mammal fossils present in the fossil beds of northern China are famous. How these creatures died, and why hundreds of creatures from different habitats were buried together on ancient lake floors, has yet to be understood. A new study, published in Nature Communications, claims that the...

Pompeii Foodies Ate Giraffe
2014-01-02 15:35:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archeologists from the University of Cincinnati working in and around Pompeii will be presenting new details this week on what citizens of the ancient Roman city typically ate, which included such exotic fare like giraffe. UC researchers have been working for over a decade to uncover an area that includes 10 separate building plots and 20 shop fronts, most of which served food and beverages. By analyzing preserved food waste from the...

2013-11-08 16:23:39

OVER 150 PRICELESS ARTIFACTS INCLUDING BODY CASTS - MANY OF WHICH WILL MAKE THEIR NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE THIS WEEKEND - EXPLORE THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE THRIVING CITY OF POMPEII PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 24, 79 A.D., the Roman city of Pompeii was frozen in time by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, burying everything in its path for more than 1700 years. The same ash and debris from Vesuvius' unpredicted eruption that...

2013-01-31 20:21:51

TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Today, Toronto-based Cinespace Film Studios Inc., North America's largest owner, developer and operator of film, television and digital media production space, announces the successful signing of a major feature film in Toronto. Cinespace's 30-acre Kipling Avenue Studio facility in Toronto has signed the film "Pompeii" with Impact Pictures (Pompeii) Inc., a Germany-Canada co-production by Germany's Constantin Film and Canada's Don Carmody...

2012-05-22 06:24:11

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyages to Antiquity, the cruise industry's premier specialty enrichment provider, has published its 2013 brochure including more port calls in the Western Mediterranean; itineraries to France and Spain; a stronger emphasis on Sicily, the epicenter of Ancient Rome 3500 years ago; additional Dalmatian Coast sailings from Venice along the Adriatic and an additional Black Sea voyage. The line continues to offer a unique array of experiences in...

2012-03-06 23:02:07

Comprehensive new collection from TAU illuminates popular history from Alexander the Great to the rise of Islam History is often shaped by the stories of kings and religious and military leaders, and much of what we know about the past derives from official sources like military records and governmental decrees. Now an international project is gaining invaluable insights into the history of ancient Israel through the collection and analysis of inscriptions – pieces of common writing...

Ancient Tropical Forest Discovered, Reconstructed
2012-02-21 10:22:14

A team of researchers has discovered and reconstructed a 300-million-year-old tropical forest that was preserved by a volcanic eruption. The team reconstructed the Pompeii-like, fossilized forest, helping give scientists a better understanding about the ecology and climate during its time. The site is located near Wuda, China and was covered by ash from a large volcanic eruption nearly 300 million years ago. The team was able to get a better vantage point of the sites because nearby...

Trash And Tombs Went Hand In Hand In Ancient Pompeii
2012-01-04 11:02:03

[ Watch the Video ] Cemeteries in ancient Pompeii were “mixed-use developments” with a variety of purposes that included serving as an appropriate site to toss out the trash. That´s according to findings from University of Cincinnati research at Pompeii to be presented Jan. 7, 2012, at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America by UC doctoral student Allison Emmerson. She has worked on site as part of UC´s Pompeii Archaeological Research Project....

Image 1 - Ancient Mayan Road Buried By Volcanic Ash 1,400 Years Ago
2011-10-06 10:07:46

[ Watch the Video ] A University of Colorado Boulder-led team excavating a Maya village in El Salvador buried by a volcanic eruption 1,400 years ago has unexpectedly hit an ancient white road that appears to lead to and from the town, which was frozen in time by a blanket of ash. The road, known as a "sacbe," is roughly 6 feet across and is made from white volcanic ash from a previous eruption that was packed down and shored up along its edges by residents living there in roughly A.D....

2011-09-13 12:11:41

Its employment in Pompeii already pointed to human presence being the cause of much damage For the correct restoration of deteriorated works of cultural heritage, it helps to know what causes the degradation in the first place. There exist studies that characterise these types of damage in detail, but that rarely touch on the origin and development of the deterioration. Chemist Maite Maguregui has come up with an analytical methodology with the intention of filling this need: considering...