Discussion in 'Ancient History and Mythology' started by juantoo3, Sep 7, 2008.
Thank you Phyllis, and the kitty brigade!
Eighth-century church unearthed in Syria - International Herald Tribune
Back to my favorite hangout (ie., the Mope Corner) with :kitty:.
Not sure if you're interested. . .
Rare 1,800-year-old figurine found in Jerusalem - Yahoo! News
I'll be over there. *points to the Mope Corner where several :kitty:s wait*
Another find that might be of interested (especially for Naval history buffs): Wreck of renowned British warship found in Channel - Yahoo! News
I guess nobody's interested. *heads for the Mope Corner where :kitty:s await*
My sincere apologies, I did not notice the previous posting. Thank you as always Phyllis! You are a treat!
*blinks*…. This isn’t the thread I was looking for.
I see the zombie thread is working its magic...that's a good boy, this is not the thread you're looking for...move along.
*a lone :kitty: carefully drags a new article onto the thread*
Cache of Ice Age fossils found in Los Angeles - Yahoo! News
Sorry about the fact it doesn't have anything to do with anthropology or archeology.
Thank you very much for the fond reminder of "home."
Another reminder of "home" for you jt3: Mammoth skeleton found nearly intact in Los Angeles
Hope you don't mind.
Of course I don't mind...thank you as always!
Another "excavation" by the :kitty:s: Anthropology & Archaeology - Yahoo! News Photos
Sorry about the slideshow.
Thank you, as ever! Pressed for time just now, but I'll look soon...promise.
Wow, some pretty awesome stuff...even got sidetracked into some of the fossil dinosaur finds. I really liked the cache of Clovis points in Colorado, and the Tonga glyphs. Some really cool stuff, thanks!
:kitty:s dug this story up: Hurricane may have uncovered Civil War shipwreck
I don't know if there are any photos.
Cool! The Civil war era wreck that would be the treasure hunters grail is a Federal ship that sank with something like a quarter million dollars in gold coin...accounting for inflation and the price of gold, that should be considerably more now. I forgot the name offhand, I know there have been a couple of false reports of those thinking they found it, but as far as I know its still out there on the bottom of the Gulf somewhere between Florida's Big Bend and Mobile Alabama.
Thanks as always!
BTW, have you ever looked into the story of the Ironclads? Particularly, the Monitor and the Merrimac (properly C.S.S. Virginia)? Was a favorite subject in school when we had to cover the Civil War, and I had the fortune of living for a time on the south shore of the Cheasapeake Bay. Many times I have looked out over the waters of Hampton Roads where that infamous battle occurred.
Last I heard the Navy had teamed with some others (NOAA?) to retrieve what they could from the ocean floor off North Carolina of the wreck of the Monitor, and created a museum for it. The Virginia suffered a less magnanamous (sp?) fate, run aground on Craney Island near modern US Navy base at Norfolk, VA; scuttled and burned. The "cheesebox on a raft" marked the beginning in earnest of modern naval warfare with iron ships and pivoting guns, not to mention screw propellors. I believe the fellow's name was Ericsson that was responsible for the design, and many more were built and put to service in the Civil War and served long after until around 1900 when the last of the first design were retired.
Here are a couple more you might be interested in (one's from Italy, the other from Guatemala):
Rare Maya panels found in Guatemala
Italy dig unearths female 'vampire' in Venice
I know. Nobody's interested. *heads for Mope Corner, this time :kitty: leading the way*
Ya know Phyllis, your self-imposed exile isn't mandatory...thank you very much, as always!
Egypt to open inner chambers of 'bent' pyramid
Another self-imposed exile on the way. *heads for Mope Corner*
Thank you as always, Phyllis.
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