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  1. Lost Norse of Greenland Fueled the Medieval Ivory Trade, Ancient Walrus DNA Suggests

    ... Rewrite Start of Viking Age Was it treasured Walrus Ivory that drove Vikings to sail thousands of kilometers to Greenland? ... crucifixes and chess pieces were fashioned from walrus ivory by craftsmen of the age. However, the source of this ivory has never been ...

    ancient-origins - 08/08/2018 - 19:02

  2. Was it treasured Walrus Ivory that drove Vikings to sail thousands of kilometers to Greenland?

    ... and bone from Greenland are identifying potential sources of ivory during the early Middle Ages. Some 1,000 years ago walrus tusks were an ... ancient routes. Featured Image: Summer in the Greenland coast circa year 1000 ( Public Domain ) By Liz Leafloor ...

    lizleafloor - 29/09/2015 - 00:48

  3. Elmina Castle and its Dark History of Enslavement, Torture, and Death

    ... Elmina Castle is a white-washed Medieval Castle on the coast of Ghana. It was the first – and for many centuries – the largest, ... from the city of Cape Coast. A region rich in gold and ivory resources, the area was home to 30 or so “slave forts” concentrated ...

    Bryan Hill - 23/07/2018 - 21:43

  4. Remote Sensing Satellite Uncovers Astonishing New Evidence of Viking Presence in Newfoundland, Canada

    ... the two immediately opposing landmasses, the West African coast and Uruguay. In this current case, my hypothetical geodetic ran from a ... meaning remains unknown. Was it treasured Walrus Ivory that drove Vikings to sail thousands of kilometers to Greenland? ...

    William James Veall - 05/06/2016 - 14:56

  5. Gold, silver, jewels - Spanish galleon with $1 billion in treasure located off Colombian coast

    ... port of Cartagena, a city on the Caribbean Sea on the north coast of South America. The loot on board the ship was being shipped to Spain ... pounds of silver, 10,000 pounds of gold and 20 tons of ivory and jewels. More than 200,000 artifacts have been pulled from the ship. ...

    Mark Miller - 06/12/2015 - 01:10

  6. Where a Mosaic May Mean A Lot More: Byzantine City Could Soon Return to Light in Israel

    ... church or monastery has been discovered on the Israeli coast.” Byzantine shipwrecks reveal advanced shipbuilding techniques Revealing Discoveries of Rare Ivory and Unique Gold Coin from Byzantine Bulgarian Fortress An ...

    Alicia McDermott - 25/11/2017 - 13:44

  7. The Peculiar Narrative of the Red Lady of Paviland, A Man from Paleolithic Wales

    ... Davies and Rev. John Davies at Port Eynon on the south coast of Gower, in Wales. When they searched the cave they found animal bones. ... found mounds of decorative shells with bones, two ivory rods, and the remains of an ivory mammoth ring. They also discovered a ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 09/02/2016 - 22:11

  8. The Mythical Dilmun and The Island of the Dead

    ... Positioned between Mesopotamia, India, and the East African Coast, Bahrain became the host of influential middlemen trafficking copper ore, diordite, gold, tin, ivory, and semi-precious stones into Sumer, Babylon and Assyria until the ...

    jason and sarah - 11/10/2016 - 21:57

  9. ‘Made in China’ Mark Names the Source of Java Shipwreck Cargo

    ... is from an unknown ship that sank in the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia. While the identity of the ship remains unidentified, it has ... the cargo was Chinese ceramics but also included also some ivory and resin. It is speculated that the cargo was intended to be traded with ...

    Ed Whelan - 17/05/2018 - 22:55

  10. In Search of the Origins of the Philistines – Part 2

    ... clues linking the Philistines to Cyprus were the Enkomi ivory made game box, their dress (i.e. the short panelled kilts with wide hem ... from Pylos, number An 654 speaks of a “Klumenos, a senior coast guard officer, of Pe-ri-te ,” however, in this case, it would seem ...

    pkoutoupis - 19/05/2014 - 22:30

  11. Will We Ever Discover the Elusive Land of Punt?

    ... they sought gold, aromatic resins, African blackwood, ebony, ivory, wild animals, and slaves. The temple of Athribis contains a relief ... Zoologists have explained some of these fish live along the coast of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. For roughly the past century, ...

    aprilholloway - 28/06/2018 - 11:15

  12. The Ghosts of Knysna Forest: Footsteps of the Once Great Elephant Herds Gone with the Wind

    Before man invaded, a vast stretch along the southern coast of Africa, was once a lush green forest.  A seagull’s view coming in ... Relentlessly the elephants were hunted by guns for their ivory.  Elephants tend to stick to their own paths and soon the hunters would ...

    micki pistorius - 24/04/2018 - 19:05

  13. Samuel Bellamy and the Treasure of Whydah

    ... married, but he left his wife with a child and sailed to the coast of Florida to look for sunken Spanish treasure . While traveling, ... ship was on the way to Jamaica, packed with gold, silver, ivory and indigo. It was the greatest treasure Bellamy could imagine, so he ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 11/01/2016 - 00:43

  14. Wonder of the Ancient World: The Grand and Powerful Statue of Zeus

    ... in a sacred grove between two rivers at Olympia on the west coast of Greece.  The city of Olympia housed not only the Temple of Zeus, but ... frame of cedar wood covered with expensive materials such as ivory, ebony, bronze, gold leaf and precious stones.  Zeus’s eyes were set ...

    Bryan Hill - 30/05/2015 - 21:45

  15. Hippalos: Early Navigation of Deep Sea Routes Between India and Egypt – Part I

    On the south-east or Coromandel Coast of India, about two miles (3.2km) south of the former French enclave of ... cargo of diamonds, pearls, sapphires, agate, onyx, rubies, ivory and textiles. Chinese silk was also available, together with India ...

    Chris Morgan - 08/05/2016 - 15:31

  16. Ancient Bronze Artifacts in Alaska Reveals Trade with Asia Before Columbus Arrival

    ... when the Thule people and their descendants occupied the coast and adjacent interior regions of northwestern Alaska” report Darwent et ... Mongolia.” Plate armor made of overlapping plates of ivory and bones began appearing in Alaska around 1,000 years ago.  A similar ...

    aprilholloway - 17/04/2015 - 22:03

  17. Native American Art: Thousands of Artists But Only a Fraction of Their Masterpieces Have Survived

    ... divided geographically. To cite two examples, the Northwest Coast is known for large sculptures such as totem poles and decorations on ... were done on materials other than stone, pottery, bone or ivory. The works of artists of 2,000 or more years ago, who worked in textiles, ...

    Mark Miller - 22/09/2018 - 14:07

  18. Three Boat Burials of Viking-era Chiefs Found in as Many Days at Icelandic Site

    ... in quick succession on a fjord along Iceland’s northern coast this week. They believe they may find more Viking burials in the vicinity ... Experts Challenge Establishment Dogma to Reveal History of Ivory Vikings The Viking Discovery of Iceland The Sagas of the ...

    Mark Miller - 17/06/2017 - 13:56

  19. Jewelry to Die For: 14th-Century Bulgarian Ring with a Killer Dose

    ... near the town of Kavarna on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, they were surprised to discover that it was not a simply a decorative ... of Human Habitation Revealing Discoveries of Rare Ivory and Unique Gold Coin from Byzantine Bulgarian Fortress The use of ...

    aprilholloway - 03/08/2017 - 02:02

  20. Ancient African Coins Found in Australia Pose Interesting Questions About the Nation’s History

    ... the strategically important Wessel Islands off the north coast of Australia stumbled upon a handful of old coins. Too war-focused to pay ... powerful settlements along the Swahili Coast. Trade in gold, ivory and slaves with the Arabian Peninsula, as well as India and China, ...

    aprilholloway - 26/07/2017 - 02:00

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