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Maori stones hold magnetic clues

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Scientists in New Zealand are studying the past behaviour of Earth's magnetic field using the stones that line Maori steam ovens.

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linguaggio macchina: Roman jewellery found in a Japan tomb. Interview with Tomomi Tamura

linguaggio macchina: Roman jewellery found in a Japan tomb. Interview with Tomomi Tamura | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it

Interview with Tomomi Tamura, researcher from Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. Three glass beads discovered in the 5th century “Utsukushi” tumulus in Nagaoka (Kyoto) were probably made some time between the first and the fourth century by Roman craftsmen.


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Spot Where Julius Caesar Was Stabbed Discovered

Spot Where Julius Caesar Was Stabbed Discovered | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it

Archaeologists believe they have found the first physical evidence of the spot where Julius Caesar died, according to a new Spanish National Research Council report.

 

Caesar, the head of the Roman Republic, was stabbed to death by a group of rival Roman senators on March 14, 44 B.C, the Ides of March. The assassination is well-covered in classical texts, but until now, researchers had no archaeological evidence of the place where it happened. . . .


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New Theory Says Easter Island Statues 'Walked'

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For most, the mention of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, the small, isolated island more than 2,000 miles off the coast of South America, conjures images of giant statues known as moai.

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