600 Years of Ancient Alien Sightings

600 Years of Ancient Alien Sightings

600 Years of Ancient Alien Sightings Alien sighting over Stonehenge 1271 Ancient : During a scheduled execution in Tasunokuchi, Kamakura, Japan, a UFO appeared and scared off the populace. According to reports, “There appeared in the sky an object like a full moon, shiny and bright.” The intended victim who was to be beheaded, a well-known priest named Nichiren, was spared. 1290 William of Newburgh’s Chronicle in Yorkshire, England contains this description: “The abbot and monks were at a meal, when a flat, round, shining, silvery object flew over the…

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Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis Scientists have located an impact crater linked to powerful tsunamis that swept across part of ancient Mars. The team believe an asteroid triggered 150m-high waves when it plunged into an ocean thought to have existed on northern Mars three billion years ago. Lomonosov crater in the planet’s northern plains fits the bill as the source of tsunami deposits identified on the surface. Details were outlined at the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Although the idea has lost some of its currency in recent…

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Researchers Stumble Upon A Treasure Trove Of Ancient Shipwrecks in The Black Sea

Researchers Stumble Upon A Treasure Trove Of Ancient Shipwrecks in The Black Sea

Researchers Stumble Upon A Treasure Trove Of Ancient Shipwrecks in The Black Sea   Ship wreck from Mediveal Period discovered below the surface of the Black Sea (Photo Credit: EEF, Black Sea MAP) When the international team of sailors and researchers led by Professor Jon Adams from the University of Southampton established the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project, their primary goal was to map the sea floor and study the prehistoric landscapes flooded during the last Ice Age. So you can only imagine their delight, when they stumbled upon an…

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Were Egyptian ‘pot burials’ a symbol of rebirth?

Egyptian 'pot burials' a symbol of rebirth

Were Egyptian ‘pot burials’ a symbol of rebirth? Ancient Egyptians who buried their deceased kin in pots may have chosen the burial vessels as symbols of the womb and rebirth, scientists argue in a new paper. Pot burials in ancient Egypt have long been considered the domain of the very poor. In a paper published in the journal Antiquity, however, archaeologists Ronika Power of the University of Cambridge and Yann Tristant of Macquarie University in Australia assert that pots weren’t just a last-ditch choice for the desperate. Instead, they wrote,…

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Mysterious fossils find place on the tree of life

Mysterious fossils find place on the tree of life

Mysterious* fossils find place on the tree of life A strange animal that lived on the ocean floor 500 million years ago has been assigned to the tree of life, solving a long-held mystery. The creature has eluded scientific classification since the first fossil was discovered 175 years ago. The extinct hyolith has a cone-shaped shell, tentacles for feeding and appendages that acted as “feet”. It belongs to an invertebrate group that includes animals such as the horseshoe worm, say scientists. Joseph Moysiuk, of the University of Toronto, made the…

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