Tag - archaeology

A London Map of the Dead

This is not, in fact, a Google mashup that shows the migratory patterns of giant human skulls. No, it’s instead an interactive map that The Times and the Museum of London have put together to show Londoners just where the bodies are...

Shot Glasses of the Gods?

Dark Roasted Blend has an article regarding the huge “jars” that are scattered around Laos. There’s scads of these suckers, spread over hundreds of locations, and the largest one weighs in at six metric tons. Ancient giants...

A Viking Landscape: The Mosfell...

If any of you are interested in historical, archaeological, or forensic anthropology (yes, that’s right: sort of like CSI but much, much older and cooler), this short sixteen-minute film on a Viking landscape is interesting. It is free...

Scientists Discover Proto-Yoo-Hoos in...

Scientists have taken the date at which known chocolate drinks were being imbibed in Central America and pushed it back about 500 years. They apparently studied some pottery bits from around 1100 BCE… Residue from the pots contained...

Rameses: Wrath of God or Man? DVD

Rameses: Wrath of God or Man? (2004) –...

ScottC says, "The only featurette is supposedly a behind the scenes look at the documentary. But it's really just a rehash of the stuff covered in the show. All it shows is how much padding this documentary has in it. So your best bet is to...

Honey, You’re Never Going to Believe...

Here’s something you don’t see everyday: some freaking wild pics of a B25 that’s been sitting in 145 feet of water for a few decades. Apparently it’s going to be preserved someplace, so your idea to use it as a prop...

Update on Hadrian’s Villa

More classical goodies have been discovered at Hadrian’s villa, sited a few miles north of Rome at Tivoli and the largest and most impressive villa ever built under the Roman eagles. Archaeologists revealed last week that a giant...

China’s So Big, They Misplaced an...

“Peng” is the name of an ancient lost state that goes back over three millennia. While nothing was ever written down about Peng, which was located in north China’s province of Shanxi, they were able to figure out that it...