The oldest submerged city: A 5,000 old sunken perfectly designed city in Southern Greece In the Peloponnesus region of southern Greece there is a small village called Pavlopetri, where a nearby ancient city dating back 5,000 years resides. However, this is not an ordinary archaeological site – the city can be found about 4 meters underwater and is the oldest known submerged city in the world.
The circular clay tablet shown above was discovered 150 years ago at Nineveh the capital of ancient Assyria, in what is now Iraq. The tablet shows drawings of constellations and pictogram-based text known as cuneiform which was used by the Sumerians, the earliest known civilization in the world. For decades scientists have failed to decipher the tablet. In 2008 two scientists, Alan Bond and Mark Hempsell from Bristol University finally cracked the cuneiform code. See Blog - No. 3.
Great creatures such as mammoths walked the icy plains of North America. After 10,000 years of climate change, of all the animals that went extinct, three quarters of them were large mammal species. Now, experts predict that more than a million modern species face extinction as the world starts to heat up again Read more: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/naked-science/3491/Photos#tab-Photos/8#ixzz1TRZg52A2
“Created in 1815, the world’s first geologic map measures 10 by 16 feet (3 by 5 meters) and illustrates the individual rock layers that underlie Great Britain. One of only two U.S. copies is now on public display for the first time at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library in New York State.”
The Ardre image #stones are a collection of ten rune and image stones, dated to the 8th to 11th centuries, that were discovered at a church in Ardre, which is about four kilometers north of Stånga, Gotland County, Sweden.
Apothecary Jar - Dragon's Blood, circa 1900. Clear glass jar containing Dragon's Blood used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900. Dragon's blood is a red resin prepared from fruits of climbing palms (Daemonorops draco). Used medicinally for the treatment of diarrhoea and severe syphilis. Collection: Museum Victoria (Many people institutionalized in prior centuries had dementia or psychosis caused by untreated syphilis.)
Neolithic Quern Stone - Quern-stones are stone tools for hand grinding a wide variety of materials. They were used in pairs. The lower, stationary, stone is called a quern, while the upper, mobile, stone is called a handstone. They were first used in the Neolithic to grind cereals into flour