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October 18th, 2017

SLM Solutions secures largest ever order as Asian customer requests 70 metal 3D printers

German 3D printer manufacturer SLM Solutions, named after the Selective Laser Melting 3D printing technique of which it has been a pioneer in recent years, has just announced a huge order of 70 3D printers from a major customer in Asia. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xOKwE8

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3D Printing News Roundup: 3D printed sternum, Ultimaker Cura 3.0, Safilo 3D printed sunglasses, 3D Lab

To mark the halfway point of the 3D printing week, here’s a roundup of some more additive tidbits: Ultimaker launches its Cura 3.0 slicing software, an Anatomics 3D printed sternum implant is successfully implanted into a patient, and more. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2gkWDlR

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Head of wooden statue depicting Sixth Dynasty queen discovered in Giza’s Saqqara

A wooden head, probably of the Sixth Dynasty Queen Ankhnespepy II, has been unearthed in the area located to the east of her Pyramid in Saqqara necropolis during excavation work carried out by a French-Swiss team from Geneva University. The wooden head, probably depicting the Sixth Dynasty Queen Ankhnespepy II,  was found near her pyramid [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]Dr. Mostafa …Continue reading →

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New finds from the Cycladic settlement of Therasia

Excavations at the Koimesis site of the southeastern end of Therasia island in the volcanic island group of Santorini in the Greek Cyclades have been continued this year. A prehistoric settlement has been revealed on the hill, where the monastery Koimesis reigns, built almost adjacent to the settlement. View of the excavation at the Koimesis site of Therasia [Credit: Ministry …Continue reading →

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Three Kingdoms Period Gilt-Bronze Buddha Triad Found In South Korea

A standing gilt-bronze Buddha triad that is believed to be of the Three Kingdoms Period (57 B.C.-A.D. 668) was excavated around Jinjeon Temple’s Three-story Stone Pagoda in Yangyang, Gangwon, according to the Cultural Heritage Administration on Monday. The recently unearthed standing gilt-bronze Buddha triad of the Three Kingdoms Period in Yangyang’s Jinjeon Temple  was preserved in good condition, according to …Continue reading →

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Study reshapes understanding of climate change’s impact on early societies

A new study linking paleoclimatology — the reconstruction of past global climates — with historical analysis by researchers at Yale and other institutions shows a link between environmental stress and its impact on the economy, political stability, and war-fighting capacity of ancient Egypt. This piece of papyrus from the mid-third century BCE describes a period of famine in Egypt that …Continue reading →

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Mantis Hacks latest make is a giant 3D printed LEGO Forklift

Matt Denton, a maker known on Youtube for his Mantis Hacks videos, has wowed us once again with his latest project: a giant 3D printed LEGO forklift. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2kWsXkd

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Ancient city of Teion sheds light on Greek settlement history of Black Sea

The ancient city of Teion, in the Çaycuma district of the northern Turkish province of Zonguldak (Greek Sandràke), believed to be the first settlement area in the entire Black Sea region dating back to the 6th century BC, has been uncovered during ongoing excavations at the shore town of Filyos. AA PhotoŞahin Yıldırım, the head of the excavations from Bartın …Continue reading →

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2,000 year old mummified corpse discovered in Mongolia

A Korea-Mongolia joint archaeological dig has uncovered the mummified remains of a Chinese man in the Altai Mountains, seemingly indicating ample cultural exchange between the East and West some 2,000 years ago. The mummified corpse of a man wearing Chinese clothes found by a team of South Korean  researchers in a tomb believed to date back about 2,000 years in …Continue reading →

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Jug with 870 silver coins from the 17th and 18th centuries found in Slovakia

Archaeologists in Lucivna, a village under the Tatras, dug out a small earthenware jug with 870 pieces of silver coins. Credit: Marian Sojak, AU SAV Nitra“We cleaned two thirds of the coins, so far the oldest one is from 1665 and the youngest from 1733. Hungarian mintage dominates but there are also Silesian, Tyrolean, Moravian, Lower-Austrian and mintage from the …Continue reading →

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