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A piece of the Viking silver treasure hoardbeing cleaned by a conservator.      Source: Acta Konserveringscentrum AB
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 17:57

A hoard of Viking silver has been discovered in an ancient building in Sweden, and the discovery is being described as “highly unusual.” The trove of silver necklaces, bracelets and coins was unearthed in Viggbyholm, Greater Stockholm at an ancient farm discovered in 2019.

Intelligent Life Is EXTREMELY UNLIKELY To Be Out There!
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 04:18

The search for intelligent life may be over! A team of Oxford University researchers claims life on earth is probably a unique universal phenomena, and that it´s “extremely unlikely” that any other intelligent life exists anywhere else in the universe.

Vardzia, Georgia’s Incredible Cave City Built By Their Fierce Queen
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 00:56

The Republic of Georgia has a dramatic history stretching back centuries, partly because of its strategic position in the Caucuses, midway between Europe and Asia. Among the many attractions of this ecologically diverse country

Mass Murder, Megalithic Music, and Misconduct in Prehistoric Malta
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 21:41

Despite claims by experts and historians, not all of human history can be easily explained and many mysteries still remain. Just south of Sicily, surrounded by sapphire waters and sun-soaked shores, the islands of Malta hold many secrets. 

Detail of ‘Ashkenazi Jews praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur. (1878 painting by Maurycy Gottlieb)
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 21:28

Ashkenazi Jews are a Jewish ethnic group who have their earliest ancestors from the indigenous tribes of Israel…at least on one side of the family tree. A study published in 2013 in Nature Communications has shown their maternal lineage comes from a different, and possibly unexpected, source.

 

Ice Age Figurines and the Sanctity of Prehistoric Obesity
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 17:47

While we all know too much icing can lead to obesity, a new study now says too much “Ice Age” can too, linking the famous Ice Age Venus figurines with a widespread prehistoric desire for “female obesity.”

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