Archaeology

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Although its economy has hit the wall, Greece still has magnificent views (from the Temple of Poseidon)

Although its economy has hit the wall, Greece still has magnificent views (from the Temple of Poseidon)

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Alexandros Maragos Although it may look like a lighthouse, the rays of light near the horizon actually emanate from the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, Greece. … Although meant to be a monument to the sea, in this image, the temple’s lights seem to be pointing out locations […]

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2,400-year-old pot containing soup found

2,400-year-old pot containing soup found

Archaeologist Liu Daiyun picks up what experts believe to be a piece of animal bone from soup that dates back 2,400 years contained in a three-legged bronze cauldron in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province Friday. Photo: CFP A 2,400-year-old three-legged bronze cauldron containing soup and bones has been discovered in a tomb under excavation in Xi’an, Shaanxi […]

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The Antikythera Mechanism… built with Lego

The Antikythera Mechanism… built with Lego

The device — which sounds like something that belongs in a Dan Brown novel — is an ancient celestial computer, driven by gears to carry out the calculations and dials to accurately predict heavenly events, such as solar eclipses. The technology used to construct the device wasn’t thought to be available for another 1,000 years. […]