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Forum: Archaeology 01-31-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,032
Posted By Archaeologist
It's almost unbelievable that one week ago today...

It's almost unbelievable that one week ago today he was "officially" asking for Nefertiti back. It will be interesting to see these reports of artifacts damaged, because it is a good example of how...
Forum: Archaeology 01-26-2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,575
Posted By Archaeologist
According to Der Spiegel, the minute records that...

According to Der Spiegel, the minute records that Borchardt deceived Lefébvre by claiming the Nefertiti head was made of gypsum, rather than limestone. The Deutschen Orientgesellschaft confirmed the...
Forum: Archaeology 12-30-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,600
Posted By Archaeologist
I think it is safe to say that he is 'just' an...

I think it is safe to say that he is 'just' an archaeologist. As mentioned before, archaeology is a sub-discipline of anthropology. Broadly speaking anthropology is the holistic study of mankind,...
Forum: Archaeology 10-05-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 95,827
Posted By Archaeologist
"Unfortunately, our science is based almost...

"Unfortunately, our science is based almost exclusively on the material world, and we're dealing with immaterial things at times. Our science says if it can't be reproduced in the lab or have a...
Forum: Archaeology 09-27-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,472
Posted By Archaeologist
I highly recommend listening to the radio...

I highly recommend listening to the radio program! It is worth it. Also, it is worth noting that the newspapers covering the event the next day and the day after, at least the major publications,...
Forum: Archaeology 09-27-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,472
Posted By Archaeologist
I don't know who has heard the program, but there...

I don't know who has heard the program, but there are no commercials and the martians are referred to as invaders from Mars. Nazi invasion? C'mon...
Forum: Archaeology 02-17-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,820
Posted By Archaeologist
Some details from the JAMA: "To our...

Some details from the JAMA:
"To our knowledge, this is the oldest genetic proof for malaria in precisely dated mummies. When the infection occurred, its severity, and whether it could have caused the...
Forum: Archaeology 02-17-2010, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,820
Posted By Archaeologist
I would have to agree with Sanjeev Krishna,...

I would have to agree with Sanjeev Krishna, Professor of Molecular Parasitology and Medicine at St George’s, University of London about having an immunity at that point in life. Although malaria can...
Forum: Archaeology 02-12-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,136
Posted By Archaeologist
Clarifications: Cave paintings, I was referring...

Clarifications:
Cave paintings, I was referring to the one of the various hands, not the animals. Prehistoric cognitive archaeology is changing its theories all the time over their interpretations...
Forum: Archaeology 02-12-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,136
Posted By Archaeologist
Plenty of cultures have art without those...

Plenty of cultures have art without those requirements from the caves in France, the Venus cult in Africa, to insular southeast Asia.

Nonetheless, the Nazca lines were made. That cannot be...
Forum: Archaeology 02-12-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,136
Posted By Archaeologist
My opinion of the Nazca lines... Well, they are...

My opinion of the Nazca lines... Well, they are not "etched" into the ground as Indy said, I believe, but made from pushing the rocks and sand out of the way. But none the less amazing! They can be...
Forum: Archaeology 02-11-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 27,974
Posted By Archaeologist
Whoa... OK. Anyway, just commenting on the...

Whoa... OK.

Anyway, just commenting on the Nefertiti, about it being covered in mud or something along those lines to be smuggled out. I am fairly certain that the allegation is false for two...
Forum: Archaeology 01-29-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,650
Posted By Archaeologist
Crazy...

Crazy Coincidence...
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/12/11/russia.hitler.remains/
Although the remains are questionable as to who they belonged to since they were multiple people being...
Forum: Archaeology 01-25-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,650
Posted By Archaeologist
Here are some quotes from Hitler ca. 1923...

Here are some quotes from Hitler ca. 1923 regarding politics, propaganda, and "race". I think his Mein Kampf is ignored too much regarding his policies and points of view. It leaves no doubt, at...
Forum: Archaeology 01-25-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,650
Posted By Archaeologist
Ravencroft really upsets me, as does all pseudo-...

Ravencroft really upsets me, as does all pseudo- science or reports.
But Himmler's interest into the occult is well documented. It is so well documented that it is strange by comparison that some...
Forum: Archaeology 01-19-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,650
Posted By Archaeologist
Hope this clears things up (see above); sorry it...

Hope this clears things up (see above); sorry it is a bit long, but original sources are the best to quote!
Forum: Archaeology 01-19-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,650
Posted By Archaeologist
Cool, thought everyone forgot about this thread! ...

Cool, thought everyone forgot about this thread! Here are some original sources, translated of course, that should clear some details up and add some fun facts.

From Thietmar, Chronicon 4.66:
...
Forum: Archaeology 01-16-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,007
Posted By Archaeologist
Dig Of course, the corners are possible. The seat is...

Of course, the corners are possible. The seat is a variable (literal or figuratively). Add two more to my list of variables! Personally, I think a seat would be no more than a cushion. i.e. no...
Forum: Archaeology 01-15-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,007
Posted By Archaeologist
Thanks for the site, this is a great source!:up:

Thanks for the site, this is a great source!:up:
Forum: Archaeology 01-15-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,007
Posted By Archaeologist
Hmmm, it seems the alternative names have been...

Hmmm, it seems the alternative names have been blocked for vernacular reasons. It is S, H, I, T, T, I, M, where blocked.
Forum: Archaeology 01-15-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,007
Posted By Archaeologist
Indy Acacias, also called "Abel-****tim"...

Acacias, also called "Abel-****tim" (Num 33:49), a plain or valley in the land of Moab where the Israelites were encamped after their two victories over Sihon and Og, at the close of their desert...
Forum: Archaeology 01-15-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,007
Posted By Archaeologist
That is very true. Personally I would use ebony...

That is very true. Personally I would use ebony for the Ark. But I suppose a survey of the land should be taken to determine which woods are currently available in the area and, more importantly,...
Forum: Archaeology 01-15-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,007
Posted By Archaeologist
Sorry, this was a reply to Pale Horse in regards...

Sorry, this was a reply to Pale Horse in regards to why I say gold overlay wouldn't be able to support it. (see above)
Forum: Archaeology 01-15-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,007
Posted By Archaeologist
Dig I say that for two reasons: 1) gold is one of the...

I say that for two reasons: 1) gold is one of the softest metals (I believe it is the softest, but I am not sure at the moment).
2) We have examples of wood overlay with gold from approximately those...
Forum: Archaeology 01-14-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,007
Posted By Archaeologist
Hmmm... if the body of it is wooden overlay with...

Hmmm... if the body of it is wooden overlay with gold, the lid and figure atop are solid gold and there is the mercy seat on top. Well, if it is still around, even if just sitting in one place, it...
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