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Sekhmet

Sekhmet – The warrior Goddess, Statues found in Egypt

The German Egyptologist, Horig Sourouzian, discovered in West Luxor 14 statues made of black granite, depicting the lionhead goddess Sekhmet . Sekhmet, was a powerful Goddess, daughter of God Ra,...
Jesus shape shifting

Ancient text found mentioning Jesus could shape-shift

An ancient Egyptian Coptic text going back almost 1200 years has been deciphered recently by Roelof Van den Broek of Ultrecht University in the Netherlands. The text outlines parts of Jesus’ life but...
Rivers on Mars

Curiosity Rover Discovers Ancient Network of Rivers on Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover has found an ancient river system or an intermittently wet lake bed that would have had favourable conditions for living microbes. 'We have found a habitable environment that...
Mars Curiosity Drill

Possible evidence for life in ancient Mars

Last month, Curiosity did its first drill on the surface of Mars. The section of Mars that the drill took place was where there was a great possibility for that part to have been under water in the...
Ancient Chinese Tools

Old tools found in China go back earlier in time than previously believed

In a publication on the Journal of Human Evolution, Feng Li, Steven L. Kuhnm Xing Gao and Fu-you Chen have investigated the presence of large blade technology in East Eurasia. Lithic assemblages that...
Algae in meteorite

Strong Evidence for Panspermia Theory - Algae Structures Discovered in Meteorite

At the end of December 2012, a large meteorite fell in the countryside of the province Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka. The local medical research institute gathered samples of the meteorite and examined it...
Neolithic House

Archaeologists Unearth 12,000 Year Old Settlement in Berkshire

Since 2003 a team from Wessex Archaeology has been investigating a large area at Horton in Berkshire which was used as a settlement for people before the last Ice age (Approximately 12,000 years ago...
Telescope

World’s Largest Telescope May Finally Reveal the Mysteries of our Origins

The world’s most powerful telescope, which was built ‘in search of our cosmic origins’ will be switched on today and has the potential to tell us more about where life on Earth came from. The Atacama...
Arizona Canals

Ancient Canals in Arizona Show Signs of Advanced Engineering

In the foothills of Mount Graham in Arizona lies a network of mysterious canals believed to have come from an ancient civilization that existed thousands of years ago. The sophisticated irrigation...
Extra-terrestrial life

Building Blocks of Life May Have Extra-terrestrial Origin

The results of a recent study published in the Astrophysical Journal have suggested that complex molecules necessary for the formation of life may have arrived on Earth via a comet or meteorite,...
Chimpanzees

Chimps have superhuman skills

At the laboratory of Tetsuro Matsuzawa in Boston tests have been conducted on chimpanzees concluding in surprise that they could perform mental tasks that even for the best humans they would have...

Chromosome Discovered in Humans Dates Back 338,000 years

Scientists from the University of Arizona discovered that chromosome Y in humans, which is the chromosome which determines the hereditary of the male sex, goes back 338,000 years. In other words, it...
Antarctica

Unknown bacteria found in Lake Vostok, Antarctica

Lake Vostok in Antarctica is the largest known sub glacial lake. This is where a hole has been drilled down the incredible distance of 4 km from the surface and created a lot of fuss on the Internet...
Stonehenge

Archaeological Discovery brings us Closer to Unravelling Mysteries of Stonehenge

A remarkable discovery in Stonehenge may hold the key to finally understanding its original purpose. A team of archaeologists who have been working on the site for more than a decade have just...
Ganymede

Russia plans to explore Ganymede

The Jupiter Research Project of Russia includes a mission to land a space probe to Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede, by 2022. It will take approximately 10 years for the spacecraft to reach Ganymede and...
Pyramids in Sudan

35 Pyramids Uncovered in Sudan with Intriguing Links to Ancient Egypt

Archaeologists have unearthed a remarkable find in Sedeinga, Sudan, including 35 densely concentrated pyramids and a number of important artefacts. The site was originally part of the ancient Kingdom...
Angkor Wat Ironworks

Ancient Ironworks discovered in Angkor Wat – Cambodia

In 2010 ancient ironworks were discovered in the Preah Vihear province in Cambodia, from archaeologist Thuy Chanthourn of the Royal University of Fine Arts, who was looking for an old settlement...
Viking Navigation Crystal

The crystal discovery that suggested legend of Viking Sunstone is true

An ancient Norse myth describing a magical gem which could reveal the position of the sun when hidden behind clouds or even before dawn or after sunset, has been the subject of intrigue for many...
New technology in archaeology

New Technology May Help Solve Archaeological Mysteries

Many of the world’s greatest mysteries about ancient civilizations and human origins could be solved by emerging forms of technology. According to nuclear physicist , Professor Claudio Tuniz,...
Big Bang

Space Discovery Draws Big Bang into Question

A team of astronomers have observed an object in space whose existence draws into question the reality of the big bang theory. The structure is a large quasar group (LQG) composed of 73 quasars,...
Dwarf stars

White Dwarf Stars May Be Best Chance for Discovering Extra-terrestrial Life

A new study titled, "Detecting Bio-Markers In Habitable-Zone Earths Transiting White Dwarfs", published by the Royal Astronomical Society, has concluded that dying White Dwarf systems could host...
Shaman stones found in Panama

Old Shaman Stones, Panama

In December 2012, a publication came out regarding significant findings in the area of Panama where archaeologists discovered shaman stones in a cave that date back more than 4000 years. The cave is...
Horses

Desert Find Provides Evidence of Advanced Prehistoric Civilisation

A remarkable discovery in the middle of the Saudi Arabian desert in Al Magar provides evidence of a previously unknown civilisation. The archaeological find uncovered more than 300 stone objects...
Mining Asteroids

Mining Metals on Asteroids Could Begin Within 2 Years

A remarkable development in space technology involving the use of unmanned ships to intercept small asteroids and mine for useful ores and minerals could by operational as early as 2015. The...

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