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A 3,500 Year Old Waterlogged Desert Tomb In Egypt

   22 Dec 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

The Egyptian team of archaeologists announced the discovery of the mass grave on December 13 but made the initial discovery “almost two years ago ” according to an announcement made in an Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities Facebook Post about the discovery. Gebel el-Silsila is situated in a narrow part of the Nile about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Aswan and the site was a major quarry site about 3,550 years ago during the 18th Dynasty of Egypt.

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11,000 Years Old Ancient Pyramid in Indonesian Discovered

   22 Dec 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

The American Geological Union the researchers said, “We believed that in the past this hill was some kind of building. It turns out, it extends far down, consisting of several layers and is actually the entire volume of the hill.” The researchers conducted excavations on “the slopes of the mountain” and said that they “filled it with radars and other devices” to detect “hidden voids and traces of ancient artifacts by changes in the electric or the magnetic resistance of the soil.

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50,000-Years-Old Colored Pencil Found in Siberia

   19 Dec 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

The pre-historic artists were not Homo sapiens but Denisovans - a long-extinct branch of ancient man - or possibly Neanderthals, another vanished sub-species, believe scientists. The crayon was used to make reddish brown marks. It was found in a layer of the world famous Denisova Cave this summer.

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Miltos - The Wonder Dust of the Ancient World

   19 Dec 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

What pigment could be used for ship maintenance, art, agriculture, medicine, and cosmetics? In the Greco-Roman world, the multi-use ocher pigment called Miltos filled all these roles. The powerful fiery hue of the pigment livened up classical wall paintings. And it was also used mark sheep…and stain tardy Assembly attendants in ancient Athens.

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Ruins of Loropeni Shed Light on Ancient Gold Trade

   19 Dec 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

The ruins of Loropeni are part of the larger Lobi Ruins, a cultural landscape covering an area of 193 km by 97 km (120 miles by 60 miles). About 100 stone enclosures have been identified in the Lobi Ruins, with the ruins of Loropeni considered to be the best-preserved example of this type of fortified settlement.

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Henrietta of England and Her Tragic Life of Calamities and Heartbreak

   16 Dec 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

Henrietta of England was an English princess who lived during the 17 th century. She belonged to the House of Stuart and after her marriage to Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, became the Duchess of Orléans. Despite being an English princess, Henrietta spent the majority of her life in France and was a prominent figure in the court of her brother-in-law, the French king, Louis XIV.

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Striking at the Heart of the Pharaoh

   15 Dec 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

A couple of years before he celebrated his jubilee, Ramesses III was beset by internal problems. A great king who had combated vicious enemies from all corners and was deified by his subjects for his decisiveness; he was cast into a cauldron of unpopularity for a brief while, when a seemingly innocuous protest about delayed wages by elite artisans from Deir el-Medina turned into a commentary on corruption and social injustice which led to the world’s first recorded strike.

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Ivan the Terrible: How Did He Become the First Tsar of Russia?

   15 Dec 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

The Tsar of Russia was the title used by the ruler of the Tsardom of Russia, a state that existed from 1547 to 1721. The Tsardom of Russia was preceded by the Grand Principality of Moscow, and was succeeded by the Russian Empire. The first tsar of Russia was Ivan IV (commonly known in English as Ivan the Terrible, from the Russian Ivan Grozny ), the last Grand Prince of Moscow, and the founder of the Tsardom of Russia.

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The Astonishing Discovery of Lchashen Settlement

   15 Dec 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

The story of the discovery of this settlement is as amazing as the site itself. For centuries it was sunk beneath Lake Sevan, the largest lake in the Caucasus, and one of the highest Alpine lakes in Eurasia. During the Soviet-era, the lake was drained to help to irrigate the vast plain of Arat which gradually led to the level of the lake dropping. In the 1950s the retreating waters allowed for the re-discovery of an ancient necropolis which contained some 800 tombs.

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The Amorites: Bronze Age Invaders Who United an Empire

   14 Dec 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

The Amorites are among the peoples ‘of great stature’ encountered by the Israelite spies. The Amorite chief Og is described in Deuteronomy 3:11 as ‘of the remnant of giants’. In Akkadian, both the Amorites and Syria itself were named after Amurru, a deity of the Amorites. Amurru is also known as Belu Sadi, or ‘Lord of the Mountains’, while his divine consort, Belit-Seri was ‘Lady of the Desert’.

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