Xunantunich, where archaeologists found a tomb and hieroglyphic panels depicting the history of the ‘snake dynasty’. Photograph: Jaime Awe
Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the largest royal tomb found in more than a century of work on Maya ruins in Belize, along with a puzzling set of hieroglyphic panels that provide clues to a “snake dynasty” that conquered many of its neighbors some 1,300 years ago. The tomb was unearthed at the ruins of Xunantunich, a city on the Mopan river in western Belize that served as a ceremonial center in the final centuries of Maya dominance around 600 to 800AD. Archaeologists found the chamber 16ft to 26ft below ground, where it had been hidden under more than a millennium of dirt and debris. Read more
Giant Snake Heads carved from Rocks near Bulgaria’ s Sarnitsa. Photo: Ivan Manuilov / Mineralni Bani Municipality
A prehistoric rock shrine with giant snake heads shaped out of the rocks has been discovered near the town of Sarnitsa, Mineralni Bani Municipality, Haskovo District, in Southern Bulgaria, an archaeologist has confirmed.
The rock complex featuring what appear to be giant rock snake heads was first discovered a few weeks ago based on aerial photos of the area known as Dikilitash near Sarnitsa. The initial reports talked of the discovery of a rock city but it has now been established that the place was a prehistoric rock shrine. Read more
Tourists deliberately destroying El Candelabro in Paracas.
Over the weekend, Sernanp reported a group of people operating motor vehicles inside the protected reserve of Paracas! Read more
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Emperor Yu, the Founder of the Chinese Civilisation who also tamed the Flood, according to Legend.
Legend has it that a great flood engulfed China 4000 years ago. Lasting for more than 20 years, it was finally tamed by the heroic efforts of Emperor Yu, whose Xia dynasty marked the birth of Chinese civilisation and its transition into the Bronze Age.
Lack of Evidence for such a Flood had prompted some to challenge the Truth of the Story. But we now have the first compelling evidence that the flood did actually happen at the time and place chronicled in the legend. Read more
Cassini on its fly through the icy Plumes of Saturn’ s Moon Enceladus.
As NASA’ s Orbiter Cassini flew through Enceladus’s plumes
a handful of times in the past 11 years, its instruments were flooded with hydrogen molecules, which are a possible smoking gun for hydrothermal vents
in the oceans. If confirmed, those vents would have major implications for life beneath the ice. But it’s unclear whether the hydrogen molecules came from Enceladus or from Cassini itself. That’s because when ice grains in the plumes smack into Cassini’s instruments they break apart, like insects on a car windshield. “They are smashing so fast that they can actually chip the windshield and form tiny craters,” says Bouquet. This releases titanium into Cassini’s instruments, which steals oxygen from the icy water to release hydrogen molecules. Read more
Artist Impression of the Area in our Galaxy where no young Stars could have been found.
A major revision is required in our understanding of our Milky Way Galaxy according to an international team led by Prof Noriyuki Matsunaga of the University of Tokyo. The Japanese, South African and Italian astronomers find that there is a huge region around the centre of our own Galaxy, which is devoid of young stars. The team publish their work in a paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
. Read more
Asteroid “Bennu” may cause great Damage, Nasa is preparing a Space Probe to analyse this Asteroid.
An asteroid named Bennu which can be seen from Earth as it crosses our orbit every six years could potentially cause ‘Immense Suffering And Death’, and NASA is planning to build a space probe in order to collect rock samples from the Asteroid in fears it may collide with our planet.
The asteroid which is around 500 meters in diameters and traveling around the sun at 63,000 miles-per-hor will pass between the Earth and the moon in the year 2135. Read more
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