Monthly Archives: November 2017

Archaeologists discovered fossil teeth in Germany that could re-write human history

© picture-alliance/dpa/Naturhistorisches Museum Mainz

On Wednesday, the Museum of Natural History in Mainz announced that a team of German archaeologists discovered a puzzling set of teeth in the former riverbed of the Rhine. The teeth don’ t appear to belong to any species discovered in Europe or Asia. They most closely resemble those belonging to the early hominin skeletons of Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis) and Ardi (Ardipithecus ramidus), famously discovered in Ethiopia. But these new teeth, found in the western German town of Eppelsheim near Mainz, are at least 4 million years older than the African skeletons, which has scientists so puzzled they held off publishing for a year. In the press conference announcing the find, Mainz Mayor Michael Ebling claimed the find would force scientists to reconsider the history of early mankind. “I don’t want to over-dramatize it, but I would hypothesize that we shall have to start rewriting the history of mankind after today,” Ebling was quoted as saying. A specialist team will be carrying out further tests on the teeth. More Infos on dw.com. RAMAR-NOTE: This find may be another “Missing Link” in the history of humankind.

PHANTASTIC: Scientists discover mysterious 30-meter-long hidden space inside the great pyramid of Giza!

Foto Credit: Nature.com

According to an article, published in the Nature-journal this tuesday, an international group of scientists has used modern technology to visualize the inside of the pyramid. For the first Time since the 19th century, scientists discovered a large, previously unidentified chamber inside the Great Pyramid in Giza by using muon-detectors. This newly discovered large space is around 30 meters in length and could be horizontal or sloped like the Grand Gallery. The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has prohibited any intrusive techniques, such as drilling holes through the stone and inserting a camera, to prevent damage to the pyramid. The Nature-Journal has published some very interesting pictures and graphics about the newly discovered chamber which you can find and see here on nature.com. A short 360-degrees video about the discovery can be watched here on cnn.com.