Archive for August, 2012

Ancient Sacrifice of an Army of Men

From  ScienceDaily — A fractured skull and a thighbone hacked in half. Finds of damaged human bones along with axes, spears, clubs and shields confirm that the bog at Alken Enge was the site of violent conflict.




Macabre Finds in the Bog at Alken Enge, Denmark: Skeletal Remains of Hundreds of Warriors Unearthed


“It’s clear that this must have been a quite far-reaching and dramatic event that must have had profound effect on the society of the time,” explains Project Manager Mads Kähler Holst, professor of archaeology at Aarhus University.


For almost two months now, Dr Holst and a team of fifteen archaeologists and geologists have been working to excavate the remains of a large army that was sacrificed at the site around the time of the birth of Christ. The skeletal remains of hundreds of warriors lie buried in the Alken Enge wetlands near Lake Mossø in East Jutland, Denmark…


For the complete article click here.


More “bog men” stories here.


Curiouser and curiouser…The rover embarks on its wonderful science adventure.


We recently landed on Mars. The science involved to pull off this massive endeavor is mind bending. Here’s a video of where all the bits and pieces of the craft and skycrane landed, and a self portrait the Curiosity took of itself once it was  marsbound…



(Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)


The earth lodge at the Ocmulgee Mounds


…an ancient Indian mound has a secret hidden chamber inside…


Ancient astronomical observatory unearthed in Georgia was doomsday clock?




“About two hours south of Atlanta, archaeologists unearthed an ancient Indian mound which had a secret hidden chamber inside. Inside this secret chamber was a circle of fifty seats and an altar in the shape of a hawk or eagle. Known as the Ocmulgee Earthlodge, new evidence proves this earth-covered building was a sophisticated piece of engineering with precise astronomical alignments that likely served as an astronomical observatory. It also appears to have served as a type of doomsday clock forewarning its designers as to the next severe meteor storm…”


For the complete article click here. Fore in-depth background on the origins of the lodge, click here. For a video click here.


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