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Day: November 18, 2018

The Megafauna of the Ice Age

When you think of large, extinct animals, dinosaurs are the first to spring to mind. But these were not the only large creatures to have roamed the Earth. In fact, there have been some giants around at the same time as us humans. We call these animals Pleistocene mega-fauna. The Pleistocene is more commonly known […]

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The Tzolkin Calender

The Tzolkin, meaning “the distribution of the days,” is also called the Divine Calendar and the Sacred Round. It is a 260-day calendar with 20 periods of 13 days, and it is used to determine the time of religious and ceremonial events. The days in each period are numbered from one to 13. Each day […]

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Ancient Amnesia Podcast : Subterranean Caves of China

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The Sumerian King List

The Sumerian King List is an ancient manuscript originally recorded in the Sumerian language, listing kings of Sumer (ancient southern Iraq) from Sumerian and neighboring dynasties, their supposed reign lengths, and the locations of “official” kingship. Kingship was believed to have been handed down by the gods, and could be transferred from one city to […]

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Snails Sleep for Years at a Time

The reason snails rest are they alike lots of various other pets hibernate. Hibernation implies that snails sleep when weather condition comes to be excessively chilly; it is a required for the survival of snails. New research study out of the University of Toronto has disclosed the very first evidence that straightforward microorganisms like gastropods […]

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The Milky Ways Galactic Structure

It’s a fairly typical large spiral system. This structure can be viewed as consisting of six separate parts: a nucleus, a central bulge, a disk (both a thin and a thick disk), spiral arms, a spherical component, and a massive halo. Some of these components blend into each other. The Fermi Large Area Telescope first […]

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Ancient World Maps

Cartography is an integral part of human history since more than 8000 years. From cave paintings to ancient maps of the Old World, through the Age of Exploration, and on into the 21st century, people have made and used maps. This is a collection of historical world maps describing the known world in their time […]

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The Four Earthly Elements

Fire, Air, Earth, Water, These are the elements that make up our Earthly realm. The total surface angles of the first four of the (phi)ve Platonic solids, our four Elements as associated by the Ancients, equals Earth’s mean diameter in statute miles to 99.97% accuracy. Our Moon also resonates with the Platonic solids, the cube […]

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The Mysterious Sarcophagus of Sekhemkhet

Sekhemkhet’s previously unknown structure was excavated in the 1950s by Zakaria Goneim, an Egyptian archaeologist who had become interested in the mysterious rectangular shape in the desert while he was excavating at the Unas complex Goneim found a great number and variety of objects during clearance of the debris, including animal bones, demotic papyri (from […]

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