Archive for April, 2012

The Truth About Fairies…

From the gloriously odd website Tales of Curiosity, comes a short film about fairies.


Click the image below and enjoy!



A Brief History of the Apocalypse

It begins here, but where does it end? (Click here for the complete “history”) –



ca. 2800 BC According to Isaac Asimov’s Book of Facts (1979), an Assyrian clay tablet dating to approximately 2800 BC was unearthed bearing the words “Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption are common.” This is one of the earliest examples of the perception of moral decay in society being interpreted as a sign of the imminent end.
634 BC Apocalyptic thinking gripped many ancient cultures, including the Romans. Early in Rome’s history, many Romans feared that the city would be destroyed in the 120th year of its founding. There was a myth that 12 eagles had revealed to Romulus a mystical number representing the lifetime of Rome, and some early Romans hypothesized that each eagle represented 10 years. The Roman calendar was counted from the founding of Rome, 1 AUC (ab urbe condita) being 753 BC. Thus 120 AUC is 634 BC. (Thompson p.19)

8,000 years of civilization, exposed

What if our ancient ancestors left behind more than just megalithic pyramids and temples? Using high technology, a group of archaeologists has found evidence of our past that has nothing to do with structures left behind – think footprints. A recent article in Nature reports on the finding…



Satellites expose 8,000 years of civilization

Archaeologists develop large-scale method to identify ancient human settlements.


by Virginia Gewin


Mounds of earth covering ancient human settlements, such as Tell Brak in northeastern Syria, can now be analysed remotely using satellite imagery.


Hidden in the landscape of the fertile crescent of the Middle East, scientists say, lurk overlooked networks of small settlements that hold vital clues to ancient civilizations.


Beyond the impressive mounds of earth, known as tells in Arabic, that mark lost cities, researchers have found a way to give archaeologists a broader perspective of the ancient landscape. By combining spy-satellite photos obtained in the 1960s with modern multispectral images and digital maps of Earth’s surface, the researchers have created a new method for mapping large-scale patterns of human settlement…


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