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Ancient Scrolls Burned By Mt. Vesuvius Deciphered By New X-Ray Technique. Ancient papyrus scrolls charred in the same volcanic eruption that wiped out the city of Pompeii are a step closer to revealing their secrets thanks to a cutting-edge application of X-rays.

Ancient Scrolls Burned By Mt. Vesuvius Deciphered By New X-Ray Technique. Ancient papyrus scrolls charred in the same volcanic eruption that wiped out the city of Pompeii are a step closer to revealing their secrets thanks to a cutting-edge application of X-rays.

Stolen skull of 14th century German pirate recovered.    On January 9th, 2010, thieves stole the alleged skull of medieval pirate Klaus Störtebeker from a display cabinet in the Hamburg Museum. The skull, still sporting the spike it was impaled on as a deterrent to any other would-be pirates, was one of the museum’s prized possessions.    Welcome back "alleged" Klaus Störtebeker  ;-)

Stolen skull of 14th century German pirate recovered. On January 9th, 2010, thieves stole the alleged skull of medieval pirate Klaus Störtebeker from a display cabinet in the Hamburg Museum. The skull, still sporting the spike it was impaled on as a deterrent to any other would-be pirates, was one of the museum’s prized possessions. Welcome back "alleged" Klaus Störtebeker ;-)

Mound of Down The Mound of Down.  Sunday, 30 November, 2008.     © Copyright John Martin and licensed for reuse un (PID:102823)

Mound of Down The Mound of Down. Sunday, 30 November, 2008. © Copyright John Martin and licensed for reuse un (PID:102823)

The legendary sword in the stone, often linked to king Arthur’s legend, does exist. Not in Avalon, of course, but in Italy. One can see it

The legendary sword in the stone, often linked to king Arthur’s legend, does exist. Not in Avalon, of course, but in Italy. One can see it

Archaic Period, 600s bce. Altar stone inscribed  to Ortheia with  an embedded sickle. Inscriptions outside Sparta begin to speak of Artemis Ortheia by the 5th century bce, as the fusion of older forms with the Olympian pantheon proceeded.

Archaic Period, 600s bce. Altar stone inscribed to Ortheia with an embedded sickle. Inscriptions outside Sparta begin to speak of Artemis Ortheia by the 5th century bce, as the fusion of older forms with the Olympian pantheon proceeded.

The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egyptin Aswan (Assuan), Egypt. (1508–1458 bc)

The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egyptin Aswan (Assuan), Egypt. (1508–1458 bc)

A brick from the ziggurat at Ur with a cuneiform inscription & accidentally impressed dog's paw-marks near one edge

A brick from the ziggurat at Ur with a cuneiform inscription & accidentally impressed dog's paw-marks near one edge

Graffiti, Pompeii. "We two dear men, friends forever, were here.  If you want to know our names, they are Gaius and Aulus." Other examples of graffiti from Pompeii: Bar of Astylus and Pardalus: "Lovers are like bees in that they live a honeyed life." House of Caecilius Iucundus: "Whoever loves, let him flourish.  Let him perish who knows not love.  Let him perish twice over whoever forbids love."

Graffiti, Pompeii. "We two dear men, friends forever, were here. If you want to know our names, they are Gaius and Aulus." Other examples of graffiti from Pompeii: Bar of Astylus and Pardalus: "Lovers are like bees in that they live a honeyed life." House of Caecilius Iucundus: "Whoever loves, let him flourish. Let him perish who knows not love. Let him perish twice over whoever forbids love."

An extraordinary discovery has been found, that appears to show an ancient electronic device, embedded in a small  mysterious stone, was unearthed during an excursion in a rural location in North America, which is far from any human settlements and indust ...

An extraordinary discovery has been found, that appears to show an ancient electronic device, embedded in a small mysterious stone, was unearthed during an excursion in a rural location in North America, which is far from any human settlements and indust ...

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