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Old November 25th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #311

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Secrets of 12,000-year-old remains
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The unique way of decorating the dead (putting sea snails into the eye sockets) that were discovered by archaeologists of the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology in Phia Vai cave in Na Hang, Tuyen Quang province, has revealed the burial secrets of primitive people.

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Surveys show that this is the remains of a woman with a high position in the primitive community, at the age of 45-50. She is about 1.56 m tall. Notably, two sea snails are put into the eye sockets of the dead
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Old November 26th, 2012, 08:31 AM   #312

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Need your opinions on this, what could this be:
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Note, i can not realy remember where i found it, i re found it just recently and was somewhat intrigued, wonder what i thought of it when i first found it.

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I got nothing. It just looks like scrap to me, sorry.
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BBC News - Anglo-Saxon treasure reveals west Norfolk cremation
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Fragments of an early Anglo-Saxon silver brooch found in Norfolk has given archaeologists new evidence of a cremation burial in the area.
Experts say the 6th Century brooch, found near West Acre, could possibly have originated in mainland Europe.
The brooch, along with a Medieval copper coin-like medal known as a jetton and a Middle Anglo-Saxon sword belt mount, has been declared treasure.
An expert from the British Museum said the 13th Century jetton was "unusual".
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More on the discoveries in the Swat Valley:

Italian archaeologists discover ancient tombs revealing complex funeral rites in Pakistan
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A skeleton in an ancient grave discovered this fall in Udegram, in northwestern Pakistan's Swat Valley. A team of Italian archaeologists have discovered a cemetery dating back more than 3,000 years uncovering highly complex funeral rites in Pakistan's northwestern Swat valley that was recently controlled by the Taliban, an official said. AFP PHOTO/ HO/ ITALIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MISSION.
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Ancient Necropolis Pops on Bulgaria - Romania Gas Connection Path: Ancient Necropolis Pops on Path of Bulgaria-Romania Gas Link - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency
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The site includes tombs from the Thracian times to the times of the First Bulgarian Kingdom The oldest ones date from the 5th � 4th centuries B C Some reveal very interesting rites such as the tomb of a decapitated soldier whose head was laid on his lap while others have been buried with gold and silver jewelry or with their dogs.
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Skeletons in cave reveal Mediterranean secrets
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Skeletal remains in an island cave in Favignana, Italy, reveal that modern humans first settled in Sicily around the time of the last ice age and despite living on Mediterranean islands, ate little seafood.
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Location of Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites on the Ègadi Islands and in NW Sicily. These cave sites include: Grotta d’Oriente (1) and Grotta dell’Ucceria (2) on the island of Favignana; Grotta di Punta Capperi (3), Grotta di Cala dei Genovesi (3), Grotta Schiacciata (4) and Grotta di Cala Calcara (5) on the island of Levanzo; Grotta Maiorana (6), Riparo San Francesco (7), Grotta Martogna (8), Grotta Emiliana (9) and Grotta Maltese (9) on the mainland of Sicily. (Credit: Mannino et al. Origin and Diet of the Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers on the Mediterranean Island of Favignana (Ègadi Islands, Sicily). PLoS ONE, 2012; 7 (11): e49802 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049802)
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400-Year-Old Playing Cards Reveal Royal Secret - Yahoo! News
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Call it a card player's dream. A complete set of 52 silver playing cards gilded in gold and dating back 400 years has been discovered.
Created in Germany around 1616, the cards were engraved by a man named Michael Frömmer, who created at least one other set of silver cards.
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Among a set of playing cards from 400 years ago was this king of swords, with the ruler dressed as a Holy Roman Emperor
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Extensive New First Temple Period Remains Unearthed in Jerusalem
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Archaeologists, students and volunteers have unearthed archaeological remains that will shed additional light on the occupation of ancient Jerusalem's royal precinct of the time of the Israelite and Judahite kings, going back to the 10th century BCE.
Under the direction of Eilat Mazar of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, painstaking excavation by a team of archaeologists, including a group from the Herbert W. Armstrong College in the U.S., has revealed extensive architectural elements, including floor layers and walls, that suggest at least one very large structure of yet-to-be-determined function. This, after weeks of excavating through layers containing artifacts, architectural elements and other features representing later periods of occupation, including those of the Byzantine and Second Temple (Herodian) periods.
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Pictures: Mysterious Maya Tomb Explored for First Time
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An entrance to a Maya burial chamber is decorated with vibrant red wall murals—the first look scientists have gotten of a mysterious tomb discovered in 1999.
For the first time, a team of researchers from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) recently entered the tomb, which also contains 11 vessels as well as pieces of jade, according to an INAH statement.
A commonly used color often chosen for royal tomb adornment, red signified blood to the Maya and was considered a sacred life force, said David Stuart, a Maya scholar at the University of Texas, Austin.
The tomb is located in southern Mexico in a jungle-shrouded area called Palenque, a powerful Maya political center from A.D. 500 to 700 and now a famous archaeological site.
So who is buried within? It's too soon to tell, as no human bones have been studied at this point. But further excavation will likely unravel the mystery of who was laid to rest here and why.
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