World's oldest map: Spanish cave has landscape from 14,000 years ago. A stone tablet found in a cave in Abauntz in the Navarra region of northern Spain is believed to contain the earliest known representation of a landscape. Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is man's earliest map, dating from almost 14,000 years ago. by Sofia.Art
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Sofia.Art World's oldest map: Spanish cave has landscape from 14,000 years ago. A stone tablet found in a cave in Abauntz in the Navarra region of northern Spain is believed to contain the earliest known representation of a landscape. Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is man's earliest map, dating from almost 14,000 years ago.
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From the Hohle Fels cave, Germany. The avian figurine is about 30.000 years old and may be the earliest representation of a bird in the archaeological record. by Sofia.Art
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Sofia.Art From the Hohle Fels cave, Germany. The avian figurine is about 30.000 years old and may be the earliest representation of a bird in the archaeological record.
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These lions found in a cave in France in 1994 are 32,000 years old, and are believed to be the oldest paintings ever discovered by jayne
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jayne These lions found in a cave in France in 1994 are 32,000 years old, and are believed to be the oldest paintings ever discovered
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Stone age cave painting of horses from Chauvet, France. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­ The dates have been a matter of dispute but a study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000-32,000 BP. by audrey
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audrey Stone age cave painting of horses from Chauvet, France. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­ The dates have been a matter of dispute but a study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000-32,000 BP.
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Mammoth Ivory Ice-Age Flute (43,000 years ago) ~ Second world’s oldest known musical instruments has been discovered by German archaeologists. The 18.7-centimetre-long flute, which is carved from mammoth ivory, has three finger holes and would have been capable of playing relatively complex melodies. by Sofia.Art
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Sofia.Art Mammoth Ivory Ice-Age Flute (43,000 years ago) ~ Second world’s oldest known musical instruments has been discovered by German archaeologists. The 18.7-centimetre-long flute, which is carved from mammoth ivory, has three finger holes and would have been capable of playing relatively complex melodies.
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In 1900 Cave Library at Dunhuang was discovered after over 1,000 years of being hidden revealing  tens of thousands of manuscripts, the world's earliest dated printed book and hundreds of fine paintings on silk. This is the world's earliest and largest paper archive and a treasure trove of medieval art. by bethany
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bethany In 1900 Cave Library at Dunhuang was discovered after over 1,000 years of being hidden revealing tens of thousands of manuscripts, the world's earliest dated printed book and hundreds of fine paintings on silk. This is the world's earliest and largest paper archive and a treasure trove of medieval art.
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In 1900 Cave Library at Dunhuang was discovered after over 1,000 years of being hidden revealing  tens of thousands of manuscripts, the world's earliest dated printed book and hundreds of fine paintings on silk, this is the world's earliest and largest paper archive and a treasure trove of medieval art. by digitaleuphoria
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digitaleuphoria In 1900 Cave Library at Dunhuang was discovered after over 1,000 years of being hidden revealing tens of thousands of manuscripts, the world's earliest dated printed book and hundreds of fine paintings on silk, this is the world's earliest and largest paper archive and a treasure trove of medieval art.
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The remains of a bustling port and barracks for sailors or military troops have been discovered near the Giza Pyramids. They were in use while the pyramids were being built about 4,500 years ago.   Archaeologists have discovered evidence of what is believed to be ancient barracks, pictured, close to the site of a port near Giza in Egypt. The location of the barracks to this port suggests the settlement could have been home to soldiers or sailors by tidebuyreviews
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tidebuyreviews The remains of a bustling port and barracks for sailors or military troops have been discovered near the Giza Pyramids. They were in use while the pyramids were being built about 4,500 years ago. Archaeologists have discovered evidence of what is believed to be ancient barracks, pictured, close to the site of a port near Giza in Egypt. The location of the barracks to this port suggests the settlement could have been home to soldiers or sailors
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Chauvet wall. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­ The dates have been a matter of dispute but a study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000-32,000 BP by audrey
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audrey Chauvet wall. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­ The dates have been a matter of dispute but a study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000-32,000 BP
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A newly discovered fish fossil is the earliest known creature with what might be recognized as a face, a finding that challenges long-held notions of how vertebrate faces evolved. Entelognathus primordialiswas an ancient fish that lived about 419 million years ago in the Late Silurian seas of China. by abbyy
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abbyy A newly discovered fish fossil is the earliest known creature with what might be recognized as a face, a finding that challenges long-held notions of how vertebrate faces evolved. Entelognathus primordialiswas an ancient fish that lived about 419 million years ago in the Late Silurian seas of China.
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The oldest submerged city: A 5,000 old sunken perfectly designed city in Southern Greece In the Peloponnesus region of southern Greece there is a small village called Pavlopetri, where a nearby ancient city dating back 5,000 years resides. However, this is not an ordinary archaeological site – the city can be found about 4 meters underwater and is the oldest known submerged city in the world. by Sofia.Art
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Sofia.Art The oldest submerged city: A 5,000 old sunken perfectly designed city in Southern Greece In the Peloponnesus region of southern Greece there is a small village called Pavlopetri, where a nearby ancient city dating back 5,000 years resides. However, this is not an ordinary archaeological site – the city can be found about 4 meters underwater and is the oldest known submerged city in the world.
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Abiogenesis or biopoiesis is the natural process by which life arises from inorganic matter. A scientific study from 2002 shows that geological formations of stromatolites 3.45 billion years old contain fossilized cyanobacteria. It is now widely agreed that stromatolites are oldest known life on earth which have left a record of their existence...Image: from Bolivia, from the Proterozoic (2.3 bilion years ago. Vertical polished section. by eddie
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eddie Abiogenesis or biopoiesis is the natural process by which life arises from inorganic matter. A scientific study from 2002 shows that geological formations of stromatolites 3.45 billion years old contain fossilized cyanobacteria. It is now widely agreed that stromatolites are oldest known life on earth which have left a record of their existence...Image: from Bolivia, from the Proterozoic (2.3 bilion years ago. Vertical polished section.
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In 1934, a Swedish archeologist discovered hundreds of ancient mummies buried under boats in a mysterious cemetery in a remote desert in the Xinjang region of China. The location, which is featured rivers and lakes thousands of years ago, was lost until 2000, and researchers began to excavate the area in 2003. They found the body of a woman thought to have died almost 4,000 years ago, who has become known as the most beautiful mummy in the by maria.t.rogers
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maria.t.rogers In 1934, a Swedish archeologist discovered hundreds of ancient mummies buried under boats in a mysterious cemetery in a remote desert in the Xinjang region of China. The location, which is featured rivers and lakes thousands of years ago, was lost until 2000, and researchers began to excavate the area in 2003. They found the body of a woman thought to have died almost 4,000 years ago, who has become known as the most beautiful mummy in the
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The earliest known map of New Amsterdam (NYC) and the only one dating from the Dutch period. The barricaded street with the giant wall is, Wall Street! by therese
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therese The earliest known map of New Amsterdam (NYC) and the only one dating from the Dutch period. The barricaded street with the giant wall is, Wall Street!
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Anthropomorphic Stele 4th millennium BCE This haunting anthropomorphic stele is among the earliest known works of art from the Arabian Peninsula and dates back to some six thousand years ago. Found near Ha’il in the north, it was probably associated with religious or burial practices. The figure's distinctive belted robe and double-bladed sword may have been unique to this region. El-Maakir-Qaryat al-Kaafa, near Ha'il, Saudi Arabia Sandstone H x W: 92 x 21 cm National Museum, Riyadh, 997 by kathrine
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kathrine Anthropomorphic Stele 4th millennium BCE This haunting anthropomorphic stele is among the earliest known works of art from the Arabian Peninsula and dates back to some six thousand years ago. Found near Ha’il in the north, it was probably associated with religious or burial practices. The figure's distinctive belted robe and double-bladed sword may have been unique to this region. El-Maakir-Qaryat al-Kaafa, near Ha'il, Saudi Arabia Sandstone H x W: 92 x 21 cm National Museum, Riyadh, 997
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Cueva del Fantasma (Cave of the ghost), discovered 6 years ago in a jungle of southern Venezuela. by tamera
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tamera Cueva del Fantasma (Cave of the ghost), discovered 6 years ago in a jungle of southern Venezuela.
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High on a hill on the island of Gozo, is the Stone Age Ggantija prehistoric temple complex. Constructed from 3,600-3,000 BC, the Ggantija temples are the earliest of a series of megalithic temples in Malta, pre-dating Egypt’s pyramids and Britain’s Stonehenge by over a 1,000 years. This megalithic monument is in fact two temples, built side by side and enclosed within a boundary wall. The temples on Malta are the oldest temples in Europe. by Nestar
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Nestar High on a hill on the island of Gozo, is the Stone Age Ggantija prehistoric temple complex. Constructed from 3,600-3,000 BC, the Ggantija temples are the earliest of a series of megalithic temples in Malta, pre-dating Egypt’s pyramids and Britain’s Stonehenge by over a 1,000 years. This megalithic monument is in fact two temples, built side by side and enclosed within a boundary wall. The temples on Malta are the oldest temples in Europe.
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Ice Age Cave Paintings Altamira Spain The Altamira paintings found in Northern Spain is presumed to be about 11,000-19,000 years old. It is supposed to have been painted by Magdalenian people between 16,000 and 9,000 BC. These paintings were first discovered by a Spanish archeologist named Don Marcelino. by Sofia.Art
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Sofia.Art Ice Age Cave Paintings Altamira Spain The Altamira paintings found in Northern Spain is presumed to be about 11,000-19,000 years old. It is supposed to have been painted by Magdalenian people between 16,000 and 9,000 BC. These paintings were first discovered by a Spanish archeologist named Don Marcelino.
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Mungo Man, discovered in 1974, was an early human inhabitant of the continent of Australia, who is believed to have lived between 68,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the Pleistocene epoch. The remains are the oldest anatomically modern human remains found in Australia to date. by proteamundi
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proteamundi Mungo Man, discovered in 1974, was an early human inhabitant of the continent of Australia, who is believed to have lived between 68,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the Pleistocene epoch. The remains are the oldest anatomically modern human remains found in Australia to date.
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A masterpiece of late Stone Age art, this terracotta sculpture, known as The Thinker (“Ganditorul”), was unearthed in 1956 during archeological excavations  of Neolithic settlement and burial debris in the lower Danube region, near Cernavoda in Romania.  Created during the Hamangia culture, it is believed to be the oldest known prehistoric sculpture that reflects human introspection. by NGL
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NGL A masterpiece of late Stone Age art, this terracotta sculpture, known as The Thinker (“Ganditorul”), was unearthed in 1956 during archeological excavations of Neolithic settlement and burial debris in the lower Danube region, near Cernavoda in Romania. Created during the Hamangia culture, it is believed to be the oldest known prehistoric sculpture that reflects human introspection.
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Divers in the Baltic Sea have discovered Stone Age artifacts. The discovery is possibly the oldest settlement from the first more-permanent sites in Scania and in Sweden. “Around 11,000 years ago there was a lagoon, and all the tree and bone pieces are preserved in it. If the settlement was on dry land we would only have the stone-based things, nothing organic.” His team has also discovered wood pieces, flint tools, animal horns, and bones of by tonia
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tonia Divers in the Baltic Sea have discovered Stone Age artifacts. The discovery is possibly the oldest settlement from the first more-permanent sites in Scania and in Sweden. “Around 11,000 years ago there was a lagoon, and all the tree and bone pieces are preserved in it. If the settlement was on dry land we would only have the stone-based things, nothing organic.” His team has also discovered wood pieces, flint tools, animal horns, and bones of
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A Viking sword dating back over 1,000 years ago was discovered by reindeer hunters at an elevation of 5,400 feet, atop a mountain in Souther by echkbet
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echkbet A Viking sword dating back over 1,000 years ago was discovered by reindeer hunters at an elevation of 5,400 feet, atop a mountain in Souther
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Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December 18, 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000–32,000 years ago. by audrey
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audrey Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December 18, 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000–32,000 years ago.
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Real amber is technically not a gemstone or mineral, but instead is fossilized sap from prehistoric trees that grew as far back as almost fifty million years ago, primarily in Scandinavia and elsewhere around the Baltic Sea. It is generally accepted that the amber from the Baltic region is the world’s finest. by AislingH
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AislingH Real amber is technically not a gemstone or mineral, but instead is fossilized sap from prehistoric trees that grew as far back as almost fifty million years ago, primarily in Scandinavia and elsewhere around the Baltic Sea. It is generally accepted that the amber from the Baltic region is the world’s finest.
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Chauvet Cave in southern France where the world's oldest cave paintings, hundreds in number, were discovered in 1994. (Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog) by jayne
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jayne Chauvet Cave in southern France where the world's oldest cave paintings, hundreds in number, were discovered in 1994. (Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog)
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Human footprints found in Britain are oldest ever seen outside of Africa. Extraordinary new evidence of Britain's first human inhabitants has been discovered in Norfolk. Around 50 footprints, made by members by an early species of prehistoric humans almost a million years ago, have been revealed by coastal erosion near the village of Happisburgh, in Norfolk, 17 miles north-east of Norwich. 1/6 by lea
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lea Human footprints found in Britain are oldest ever seen outside of Africa. Extraordinary new evidence of Britain's first human inhabitants has been discovered in Norfolk. Around 50 footprints, made by members by an early species of prehistoric humans almost a million years ago, have been revealed by coastal erosion near the village of Happisburgh, in Norfolk, 17 miles north-east of Norwich. 1/6
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In 1929 a  map was found. The document was drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, an admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century.  It shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The Antarctic coastline is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that by meagan
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meagan In 1929 a map was found. The document was drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, an admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century. It shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The Antarctic coastline is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that
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"Half-Million-Year-Old Human Jawbone Found: ...in a cave in Serbia...The jawbone, which may have come from an ancient Homo erectus or a primitive-looking Neanderthal precursor, is more than 397,000 years old  possibly more than 525,000 years old. The fossil, described today (Feb. 6) in the journal PLOS ONE, is the oldest hominin fossil found in this region of Europe, and may change the view that Neanderthals, our closest extinct human relatives, evolved throughout Europe around that time." by leigh
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leigh "Half-Million-Year-Old Human Jawbone Found: ...in a cave in Serbia...The jawbone, which may have come from an ancient Homo erectus or a primitive-looking Neanderthal precursor, is more than 397,000 years old possibly more than 525,000 years old. The fossil, described today (Feb. 6) in the journal PLOS ONE, is the oldest hominin fossil found in this region of Europe, and may change the view that Neanderthals, our closest extinct human relatives, evolved throughout Europe around that time."
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Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December 18, 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000–32,000 years ago. by audrey
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audrey Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December 18, 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000–32,000 years ago.
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The Treaty Oak is a field live oak (quercus virginiana) that is the oldest living thing in Jacksonville. It’s called “Treaty Oak” because way back in the 1930’s a journalist wrote a story claiming that a treaty between the native Floridians and the Spanish had been singed beneath it. This “journalist” made up the story to save the tree from a developers axe. It worked, for many years the story was believed. by flora
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flora The Treaty Oak is a field live oak (quercus virginiana) that is the oldest living thing in Jacksonville. It’s called “Treaty Oak” because way back in the 1930’s a journalist wrote a story claiming that a treaty between the native Floridians and the Spanish had been singed beneath it. This “journalist” made up the story to save the tree from a developers axe. It worked, for many years the story was believed.
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Edmontosaurus is a genusof hadrosaurid (duck-billed) dinosaur. It contains two known species: Edmontosaurus regalis and Edmontosaurus annectens. Fossils of E. regalis have been found in rocks of western North America that date from the late Campanian stage of the Cretaceous Period 73 million years ago, while those of E. annectenswere found in the same geographic region but in rocks dated to the end of the Maastrichtian stage of the Cretaceous, 66 million years ago by janna
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janna Edmontosaurus is a genusof hadrosaurid (duck-billed) dinosaur. It contains two known species: Edmontosaurus regalis and Edmontosaurus annectens. Fossils of E. regalis have been found in rocks of western North America that date from the late Campanian stage of the Cretaceous Period 73 million years ago, while those of E. annectenswere found in the same geographic region but in rocks dated to the end of the Maastrichtian stage of the Cretaceous, 66 million years ago
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