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Ancient seal from Jerusalem's second temple

Ancient seal from Jerusalem's second temple | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A rare clay seal found under Jerusalem’s Old City is the first ever find linked to religious rituals practiced at the Jewish Temple 2,000 years ago, said archaeologists.
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A year of online media by and for Indigenous Peoples

A year of online media by and for Indigenous Peoples | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Even though Indigenous voices are regularly marginalized and twisted around by governments, corporations, think tanks and various others, it's not somethin (RT @ernestolivo: Arriba!
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WHY DOES THE U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINT ANCIENT MASONIC ...

WHY DOES THE U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINT ANCIENT MASONIC ... | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The current design of the Great Seal was approved by Congress on 20 June 1782, and the seal was introduced to the dollar bill in 1935. The continued official use of Masonic symbols today indicates that these beliefs remain ...
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Times Past: Seed for New Year's resolutions found in early farming practices - San Luis Obispo Tribune

Times Past: Seed for New Year's resolutions found in early farming practices - San Luis Obispo Tribune | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it

San Luis Obispo TribuneTimes Past: Seed for New Year's resolutions found in early farming practices - The custom of making New Year's resolutions may have begun with the Akitu festivals of early Mesopotamia, which...

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Twins Data Reshaping Nature Versus Nurture Debate

Twins Data Reshaping Nature Versus Nurture Debate | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Scientists have long pointed to identical twins to show that genes reign supreme in the battle of nature versus nurture. But a growing body of research suggests another factor, called epigenetics, may change how those genes are expressed.
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Egypt's iconic sites prepare for 2nd phase of restoration

Egypt's iconic sites prepare for 2nd phase of restoration | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Earlier today the Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim led a tour around the Giza plateau to monitor work being done on the Sphinx’s Valley Temple and Mit-Rahina archaeological site, as part of the lead up to the second phase of the...
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A Maya culpa on end of world

A Maya culpa on end of world | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The last New Year's Day in human history has come. You may not believe it, but millions do. They are convinced that ancient Maya priests calculated December 21, 2012, as the end of the world.
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Agha Khan Trust to restore Qutb Shahi Tombs

Agha Khan Trust to restore Qutb Shahi Tombs | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The Qutb Shahi kings can rest in peace. Their final abode is in for restoration at last. The Agha Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has come forward to take up conservation and landscape restoration of the Qutb Shahi Tombs complex.
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Medieval artifacts found at Estonian Art Academy site

Medieval artifacts found at Estonian Art Academy site | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Archaeologists digging at the site of the future Academy of the Arts have uncovered a trove of medieval artifacts, including several boxes of ceramic pottery, as well as silver coins, wooden dice, bone jewelry and a piece from a board game.  Work...
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Thoughts on 2012 by Antot Masuka » Chromographics Institute

Thoughts on 2012 by Antot Masuka » Chromographics Institute | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Body, Mind & Spirit: Thoughts on 2012 by Antot Masuka http://t.co/WeCNF5nI #2012 #MayanCalendar #Shamanism...
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Here Comes the Sun (Signs) - Romance, Astrology and You (part one) :: Space

"Your sun sign can tell a lot about you as a lover. It can help you explore how you approach your romantic love interests." Heidi RichardsIs it easy for you to get close to someone or do you take your time in developing meaningful relationships?
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New Year? How About A New Calendar?

New Year? How About A New Calendar? | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have devised a different way to count our days — with a leap week every few years to keep the calendar on track.

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Messages from a Hawk

Messages from a Hawk | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
There is a difficult message brought by birds of prey.   They seem to carry the energy of a need for awareness of correct action; an awareness of some mistake made due to an action uncarefully made, something for which I, myself, am responsible. ...
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Anthropology of the Due Date | The Women's Health Doctors

Ever wonder how your due date is calculated? Using some simple math, doctors and midwives are able to calculate your EDC (estimated date of confinement), but how accurate is the ...
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Citibank turns rewards into 'social currency'

Citibank turns rewards into 'social currency' | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Credit card rewards are the new social currency. Citibank customers can now use Facebook to pool their rewards points online.
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Freedom From Possessiveness

Freedom From Possessiveness | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A mind which is possessive will be possessed. To possess anything is to be possessed by it. The more you possess, the more slavery you create around yourself. The freedom comes when you unlearn possessiveness.
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'A Big Relief': NASA Probe Enters Lunar Orbit

'A Big Relief': NASA Probe Enters Lunar Orbit | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it

A NASA spacecraft fired its engine and slipped into orbit around the moon Saturday in the first of two planned back-to-back arrivals over the New Year's weekend.

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A Brief Introduction to Astrology: the Planets - Astrodienst

A Brief Introduction to Astrology: the Planets - Astrodienst | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The planets are regarded as basic life-forces, the tools we live by as well as the basis of our very substance.
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Looters laying waste to thousands of years of Chinese history

Looters laying waste to thousands of years of Chinese history | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
China's extraordinary historical treasures are under threat from increasingly aggressive and sophisticated tomb raiders, who destroy precious archaeological evidence as they swipe irreplaceable relics.  Workers excavate a 1,700-year old brick tomb...
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Orkney temple predates Stonehenge by 500 years

Orkney temple predates Stonehenge by 500 years | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The discovery of a Stone Age temple on Orkney looks set to rewrite the archaeological records of ancient Britain with evidence emerging it was built centuries before Stonehenge.  The Orkney temple site [Credit: BBC] Archaeologists have so far found...
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Archaeologists hunt for Viking heritage in Sherwood Forest

Archaeologists hunt for Viking heritage in Sherwood Forest | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The land surrounding a mysterious ancient monument in Sherwood Forest is to be researched after a local history group received a £50,000 lottery grant.  Archaeologists survey the area of Thynghowe in Sherwood Forest [Credit: Sherwood Forest Info] A...
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Archaeologists discover Apollonia's Eastern Gate

Archaeologists discover Apollonia's Eastern Gate | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Bulgarian archaeologists made a breakthrough discovery in the ancient Black Sea town of Sozopol – they found the long-sought East Gate of Apollonia Pontica.  Excavations at Apollonia Pontica have revealed the town's eastern gate [Credit: Web] The...
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How Beer Saved The World

How Beer Saved The World | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Did you know that Beer was critical to the birth of civilization? That's right -- beer. Scientists and historians line up to tell the amazing, untold story of how beer helped create maths, poetry, Pyramids, modern medicine, labor laws and America.
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Brave new world: Pioneering electronic publication of new plant species

Brave new world: Pioneering electronic publication of new plant species | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The changes to the publication requirements of new names for algae, fungi and plants accepted at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne in July 2011 initiated several important challenges to scientists, publishers and information...
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E-Waste Recycling To Rise, But Not Fast Enough

E-Waste Recycling To Rise, But Not Fast Enough | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
While great strides are being made to recycle obsolete electronics, often called e-waste, the amount expected to be thrown away is still expected to double in the next 15 years.
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