• Bob Dack
    “The Trier Gold Hoard is the largest Roman gold hoard ever discovered.
    It comprises more than 2650 aurei with a total weight of about 18.5 kilograms.”

  • Nat M
  • Nat M
  • godseeconomy
    Wow ! Where was it found in, which country ? Rome ? Israel ? not UK ?
  • Bob Dack
    Didn't say,Sorry Google it?
  • Nat M
  • Bob Dack
    American Airlines flight crew encountered an unidentified
    flying object over New Mexico on February 21. American Airlines
    has confirmed the strange incident.

  • Bob Dack
    Little girl finds unique fossil at Alberta lake

    Wow!! How cool is that??

  • Bob Dack
    Ancient History and Mystery

  • Bob Dack
    555.55-carat black diamond that is truly from out of this world has been unveiled by auction house Sotheby’s Dubai.
    The rare gem, which Sotheby’s has dubbed “The Enigma,” is believed to have come from outer space — either created from a meteoric impact or from a “diamond-bearing” asteroid that collided with Earth.
    A natural faceted black diamond of this size is an “extremely rare occurrence,” according to Sotheby’s, which expects it to sell for as much as £5 million ($6.8 million) when it goes under the hammer in February in London,
    after being exhibited in Dubai and Los Angeles.Black diamonds, also known as Carbonado diamonds, can be dated to between 2.6 to 3.8 billion years ago and have trace amounts of nitrogen and hydrogen — elements found in interstellar space.
    They also contain osbornite, a mineral present in meteorites.Nikita Binani, a jewelry specialist at Sotheby’s in London, called the diamond “a true natural phenomenon.””Its sale represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire one of the rarest, billion-year-old cosmic wonders known to humankind,” she said in press release Monday.
    The black diamond is thought to come from interstellar space.
  • DarylChew
    Unpacking the Statue of Liberty.

    The models used by Grant Wood for his famous painting, American Gothic

    Photo of A sex education lesson, 1929
    Bob Dack

    Nice pics
  • Bob Dack
    Argentine scientists discovered a new species of a huge flying reptile dubbed "The Dragon of Death" that lived 86 millions of years ago alongside dinosaurs, in a find shedding fresh insight on a predator whose body was as long as a yellow school bus.

    The new specimen of ancient flying reptile, or pterosaur, measured around 30 feet (9 meters) long and researchers say it predated birds as among the first creatures on Earth to use wings to hunt its prey from prehistoric skies.

    The team of paleontologists discovered the fossils of the newly coined Thanatosdrakon amaru in the Andes mountains in Argentina's western Mendoza province. They found that the rocks preserving the reptile's remains dated back 86 million years to the Cretaceous period.

    The estimated date means these fearsome flying reptiles lived at least some 20 million years before an asteroid impact on what is now Mexico's Yucatan peninsula wiped out about three-quarters of life on the planet about 66 millions years ago.
    'Dragon of Death'

    Project leader Leonardo Ortiz said in an interview over the weekend that the fossil's never-before-seen characteristics required a new genus and species name, with the latter combining ancient Greek words for death (thanatos) and dragon (drakon).
    "It seemed appropriate to name it that way," said Ortiz. "It's the dragon of death."

    The reptile would likely have been a frightening sight. Researchers, who published their study last April in the scientific journal Cretaceous Research, said the fossil's huge bones classify the new species as the largest pterosaur yet discovered in South America and one of the largest found anywhere.

    "We don't have a current record of any close relative that even has a body modification similar to these beasts," said Ortiz.

  • Bob Dack
    During archaeological excavations in the Crimea , experts made the discovery of a necropolis of the Byzantine Empire where the tomb of a giant was .


    While reconstruction work on the Mithridates staircase in Kerch continued, archaeological excavation work began in the area simultaneously.
    This revealed up to 100 square meters of a necropolis, which had burials of people who one visited the temple of John the Baptist .
    To date there are 27 burials discovered , some of children and twin burials. In addition to other elements, such as bronze pendants or bracelets.
    Even in one of the burials they managed to find felt clothes . This was very helpful as it allowed them to date the find .
    Tomb of a giant in the necropolis
    The find itself was rare and became much more bizarre when they found a burial box that was over 2.30 meters long . When they uncovered it, they found what appeared to be the skeleton of a giant.
    Considering the standard physique of the locals in the past, finding a skeleton of a man who was over six feet tall is at odds with the data.
    The average height of the population of the date was 1.60 meters high , so there is no way to explain how the remains of this giant were buried in the area.
    The remains were examined by the team’s anthropologist, who hopes to give an estimate of the age of the person buried there.


    The remains must be analyzed to discover their origin Complicated excavation
    The excavation work has been slow due to the difficult terrain, which is mixed . In ancient times, garbage was simply thrown on the ground.
    Then, in the Middle Ages , the necropolis was created over all the ancient remains. For this reason it has been difficult for archaeologists to give an exact interpretation of the origin of everything found.
    At the moment, the experts are in negotiations with the diocese of Kerch-Feodosia to be able to extract the remains found and examine them better.
    Experts continue to investigate the origin of the mysterious skeleton and the reason for its abnormal size. In addition to finding an explanation for its origins.
    The existence of giants is common in different ancient cultures, despite the fact that traditional archeology tries to keep these types of finds hidden. But discoveries like the one in Crimea show us that they existed.
  • Bob Dack
    Miners discover 170-carat pink diamond, may be largest found in 300 years

  • Bob Dack
    A lucky couple in the U.K. made an astonishing discovery
    hiding under the floorboards of their kitchen while undergoing
    a house renovation, and they could become much richer because of it.
    According to Spink & Son auction house, the unnamed couple found a
    cup of rare gold coins buried under their North Yorkshire kitchen, and
    they're aiming to sell them for almost CA$380,000.
    The cup, described to CNN as being no larger than a can of pop,
    contained more than 260 coins dating from 1610 to 1727.
    .The coins will go to auction on Oct. 7.
    It appears each coin will be auctioned off individually.
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