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"Stratigraphy study reveals vestiges of Iron, Bronze, Copper, and Neolithic ages in northern Iran"
Tehran Times (Iran)

"Archaeologists Have Found the Source of Stonehenge's Boulders"
Wired (USA)

"Hawass: Archaeological evidence proves builders of the Great Pyramids are the ancient Egyptians"
Egypt Today (Egypt)

"Tuyeres found near Malampuzha throw more light on iron-age"
The Hindu (India)

"First North Americans May Have Settled 17,000 Years Earlier Than Thought"
The Great Courses Daily (USA)


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July 2020 News Headlines



"Earth’s Magnetic Field is Changing Surprisingly Quickly"
Universe Today (USA)

"The end of the Cretaceous Period was bad for the dinosaurs, but good for flowering plants"
ABC Science News (Australia)

"Ocher mine in Quintana Roo is at least 10,000 years old"
Mexico Daily News (Mexico)

"Nan Madol – Capital of the Saudeleur Dynasty"
Heritage Daily (UK)

"People were living near Pieštany in the Neolithic age"
The Slovak Spectator (Slovakia)

"‘Astonishing discovery’ of massive prehistoric circle near Stonehenge"
EarthSky (USA)

"Family cemetery of ancient official excavated in China" (China)

"Archaeological survey identifies 205 relics, ancient sites in Kerman"
Tehran Times (Iran)

"Changing diets in Pictish Portmahomack"
Current Archaeology (UK)

"Ruins of ancient fort ‘accidentally’ discovered in Thatta after two decades of research "
Dawn (Pakistan)

"Natural Cave Helps Explain Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Moon"
Ancient Origins (Australia)

"It Was Almost Certainly an Asteroid Impact that Wiped Out the Dinosaurs"
Universe Today (USA)

"Paris show relives Pompeii's final horrifying hours"
The Jakarta Post (Indonesia)

"Australian Scientists Discover Ancient Underwater Aboriginal Sites"
The Epoch Times (China)

"Archaeologists Find Toxic Chemicals in Water Reservoirs of Ancient Maya City of Tikal"
Sci-News (USA)

"Ancient horse remains discovered in central Iran"
The Tehran Times (Iran)

"Archaeologists Suggest Stonehenge's Huge Blocks Arrived by Land, Debunk Raft Theory"
Sputnik International (Russia)

"Forgotten fossil in US museum drawer turns out to be giant extinct wombat cousin"
ABC Science News (Australia)

"Tintagel – Castle of the Dumnonians"
Heritage Daily (UK)

"The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project"
Cardiff/Athens Universites (Cymru/Greece)
[In October 1900, Captain Dimitrious Kondos was leading a team of sponge divers near the the island of Antikythera off the coast of Greece. They noticed a shipwreck about 180 feet below the surface and began to investigate. Amongst the artifacts that they brought up was a coral-encrusted piece of metal that later archaeologists found was some sort of gear wheel.

The rest of the artifacts, along with the shape of the boat, suggested a date around 2000 years ago, which made the find one of the most anomalous that had ever been recovered from the Greek seas. It became known as The Antikythera Mechanism.

In 2006 the journal "Nature" published a
letter, and another paper about the mechanism was published in 2008, detailing the findings of Prof. Mike G. Edmunds of Cardiff University. Using high-resolution X-ray tomography to study the fragments of the anomalous Antikythera Mechanism, they found that it was in fact a bronze mechanical analog computer that could be used to calculate the astronomical positions and various cycles of the Moon - as seen from the Earth: - Ed]

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More Antikythera Mechanism Information & Commentary:

"Human Skeleton Found on Famed Antikythera Shipwreck"
Scientific American (USA)

"Scientists decipher purpose of mysterious astronomy tool made by ancient Greeks"
CBC News (Canada)

"Beyond the Antikythera mechanism"
Nature Blogs (UK)

"Archimedes’ legendary sphere brought to life"
Nature News (UK)

"Discovery about the Antikythera Mechanism reveals surprising advances in early Greek science"
University of Puget Sound (USA)

"World's oldest computer is more ancient than first thought... "
The Daily Mail Online (UK)

"New international mission ready to explore Antikythera shipwreck"
eKathimerini (Greece)

"Return to Antikythera: Divers revisit wreck where ancient computer found"
The Guardian Science Blog (UK)

"In search of lost time"
Nature (UK)

"World’s First Computer Displayed Olympic Calendar"
Wired Gadget Lab (USA)

"Antikythera Mechanism - World's earliest existing analogue computer"
HotnHit News (India)

"In search of lost time"
Nature (UK)

"Imaging the Antikythera Computer"
Wired Gadget Lab (USA)

"Decoding an Ancient Computer: Greek Technology Tracked the Heavens"
Scientific American (USA)

"2,000 Year Old Computer Yields Her Secrets"
Wired Gadget Lab (USA)

"Watch a video explaining the Antikythera mechanism"
Nature (UK)

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Wikipedia (USA)

"World's First Computer Rebuilt, Rebooted After 2,000 Years"
Wired Gadget Lab (USA)

"Antikythera: A 2,000-year-old Greek computer comes back to life"
The Guardian Science Blog (UK)

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