Archaeology, Pyramids, Science

Ancient Egyptian weather report describes result of massive volcanic eruption

6 Apr , 2014  

“An inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt may be one of the world’s oldest weather reports—and could provide new evidence about the chronology of events in the ancient Middle East. A new translation of a 40-line inscription on the 6-foot-tall calcite block called the Tempest Stela describes rain, darkness and “the sky being […]

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Archaeology, Earth Sciences, Paradigms, Science

‘Tusk suggests greener, wetter Arabian Desert in the past’

4 Apr , 2014  

“A joint international research team led by the University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), has discovered a giant tusk in the Arabian Desert. The two pieces of tusk, which together measure six feet (2.25m) in length, are thought to have belonged to a now extinct genus known […]

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Archaeology, Earth Sciences, Science

How globalization and climate change destroyed ancient civilization

1 Apr , 2014  

“A global economy held together by interdependence — possibly to a fault. A changing climate causing worldwide disaster. And a warlike people seeking to wreak havoc throughout civilization. It sounds like modern times, but the description above applies to the period known as the Late Bronze Age, around 3,200 years ago. In his new book, […]

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Archaeology, Cosmology, Earth Sciences

New finding shows climate change can happen in a geological instant

7 Oct , 2013  

“( —”Rapid” and “instantaneous” are words geologists don’t use very often. But Rutgers geologists use these exact terms to describe a climate shift that occurred 55 million years ago.  In a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Morgan Schaller and James Wright contend that following a doubling in carbon dioxide levels, the surface […]

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