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May 4th, 2018

New evidence pertaining to expansion of the kingdom of David and Solomon uncovered

Over the last 25 years many scholars have questioned the existence of the kingdom of David and Solomon, which was supposed to have existed in the 10th century BCE. This was based to a large extent on the lack of evidence of royal construction at the heart of the region in which the kingdom supposedly existed. As a result, it …Continue reading →

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Archaeologists find ancient mass child sacrifice in Peru

Archaeologists in northern Peru say they have found evidence of what could be the world’s largest single case of child sacrifice. Remains of sacrificial children and llamas [Credit: Gabriel Prieto]The pre-Columbian burial site, known as Las Llamas, contains the skeletons of 140 children who were between the ages of five and 14 when they were ritually sacrificed during a ceremony …Continue reading →

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Remains of early Byzantine church, mosaic floors discovered in Syria

A large early Byzantine mosaic was uncovered in the northern part of Syria during the course of the excavation works carried out in Uqeirbat archaeological site located at about 65 kilometers north of the central province of Hama. Credit: SANAAccording to the Directorate-General for Antiquities and Museums (DGAM), the gigantic mosaic measures some 450 square metres making it the second …Continue reading →

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Study challenges the European origin of Neanderthals

The Dental Anthropology Group of the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), led by José Mª Bermúdez de Castro, has published a paper in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews in which dental samples from two of the most important Middle Pleistocene archaeological sites in Europe, the Arago Cave, in southern France, and Sima de los Huesos (Atapuerca), …Continue reading →

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Coating 3D printed scaffolds with turmeric ingredient improves bone growth by up to 45 percent

A recent WSU research project has shown that turmeric could be useful for stimulating bone growth. The team coated a 3D printed bone scaffold in the spice's main ingredient, curcumin compounds, and this improved bone growth by up to 45 percent. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180504-coating-3d-printed-scaffolds-with-turmeric-ingredient-improves-bone-growth-by-up-to-45-percent.html

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Ancient defensive wall section surfaces during salvage excavation on Greek island of Lesvos

A section of the ancient defensive wall in Mytilini that extended out to the sea was discovered recently during a salvage excavation. Section of the ancient seaside fortification wall in Mytilene town on Lesvos discovered during a rescue excavation on a plot of land in the northern ancient harbour as Epano Skala [Credit: Ministry of Culture and Sports]The excavation was carried …Continue reading →

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Child’s skeleton uncovered in Pompeii

Archaeologists have unearthed the skeleton of a young child among the ruins of Pompeii, the first such find in decades. The skeleton of a child found in the Central Baths at Pompeii [Credit: Parco Archeologico di Pompei]The child, aged around seven or eight when she or he died, was found in the city’s central bathhouse, where researchers believe the youngster …Continue reading →

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Synchrotron imaging reveals inside laser 3D printing process to reduce defects

Researchers at the UK's Diamond Light Source facility have used its synchrotron imaging system to examine the mechanics of the laser 3D printing process. They built the LAMPR machine, which replicated the LAM process, and studied it in detail to see how printing defects can form. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180504-synchrotron-imaging-reveals-inside-laser-3d-printing-process-to-reduce-defects.html

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