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Μινωικό πλοίο περ. 1500 πΧ

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Ενα σπουδαίο αντίγραφο μινωικού πλοίου του 1500 πΧ περίπου, βρίσκεται στο Μουσείο Ναυτικής Ιστορίας των Χανίων από όπου και η εικόνα.

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Canaanites: New insight from 73 ancient genomes

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Republication from phys.org/

A general view of the Tel Megiddo site. Credit: Megiddo Expedition

The people who lived in the area known as the Southern Levant—which is now recognized as Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Lebanon, and parts of Syria—during the Bronze Age (circa 3500-1150 BCE) are referred to in ancient biblical texts as the Canaanites. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Cell on May 28 have new insight into the Canaanites’ history based on a new genome-wide analysis of ancient DNA collected from 73 individuals.

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5000 year-old sword discovered in Venetian monastery

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Republication from livescience.com

The sword was mistakenly thought to be medieval. It is now thought to come from eastern Anatolia and to be about 5000 years-old – one of the oldest swords ever found.
(Image: © Ca’ Foscari University of Venice/Andrea Avezzù)
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A keen-eyed archaeology student made the find of a lifetime when she spotted one of the oldest swords on record, mistakenly grouped with medieval artifacts in a secluded Italian museum.

The ancient sword was thought to be medieval in origin and maybe a few hundred years old at most — but studies have shown that it dates back about 5,000 years, to what is now eastern Turkey, where swords are thought to have been invented, in the early Bronze Age.

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On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn CO2 into new products

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[Note by P. Deligiannis: The possible colonization of Mars (and the possibility of future political independence of the colonists from Earth) is one of my favorite topics.]

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Republication from UC Berkeley

Mars (Image credit: NASA)

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If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to manufacture on-planet a huge range of organic compounds, from fuels to drugs, that are too expensive to ship from Earth.

University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) chemists have a plan for that.

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Single-Edged Sword, Spears & Relics discovered in ancient cemetery

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Republication from  heritagedaily.com

 

Przeworsk culture spearhead and some artifacts from the period of Roman influence, found near Bielsko-Biała (Wikimedia commons)

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Archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Kraków have made several discoveries of spearheads, clasps for fastening clothes, a richly ornamented spindle, iron needles, and a single-edged sword whilst conducting excavations of a graveyard site in Bejsce, Poland.

Researchers believe the site may be associated with the Przeworsk culture, an Iron Age society that dates from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD from central and southern Poland.

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Ο «πειρατικός» βίος του Μαγγελάνου

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Αναδημοσίευση από το ιστολόγιο Χείλων

 

Η δημοσίευση βασίστηκε σε άρθρο της Lorraine Boissoneault που δημοσιεύθηκε στο   στις 7 Αυγ. 2019.

μετάφραση – επιμέλεια Χείλων

Το ταξίδι του Μαγγελάνου σε αναζήτηση των «Νήσων των Μπαχαρικών» ήταν γεμάτο καταιγίδες, καρχαρίες, σκορβούτο και απόπειρες ανταρσίας.

Ο Φερδινάνδος Μαγγελάνος (Fernão de Magalhães, 1480 – 27 Απριλίου 1521) ήταν Πορτογάλος θαλασσοπόρος, επικεφαλής Ισπανικής αποστολής που πραγματοποίησε τον πρώτο περίπλου της Γης κατά το διάστημα 1519-1522.

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