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Humans recycled stone artefacts 13,000 years ago!


September 21st, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) Humans recycled their stone artefacts even as early as 13,000 years ago, according to a finding based on the discovery of burnt artefacts in the Moli ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Vatican loans Cuba historic artefact


January 28th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) The Vatican has loaned to Cuba "as a great exception" and for one year an artefact considered the most ancient example of indigenous Christian art in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Swiss museum to return 4,000-year-old relic to Egypt


May 13th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 13 (IANS/AKI) Switzerland's Museum of Basel would return to Egypt an upright limestone slab dating back over 4,000 years.The 51 cm slab depicts a hunting scene and is ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

X-ray technique peers beneath surfaces of artefacts


March 26th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Researchers say that striking discoveries in archaeology are being made possible by strong beams of X-rays.A report showed how X-ray sources known as synchrotrons could unravel an artefact's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

John Milton’s 160-year-old poetry book covered in skin of hanged murderer


February 26th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): To the naked eye, it appears to be like any other book from the 19th century - but a closer inspection of the 1852 edition of The Poetical ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Egyptians used world’s earliest prosthetics


February 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Two artificial big toes, one found attached to the foot of an ancient Egyptian mummy, may have been the world's earliest prosthetic body parts, says the scientist who ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mummies’ toes may be world’s earliest prosthetic body parts


February 14th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Scientists say they have found the world's earliest prosthetic body parts.According to the experts, who tested replicas on volunteers, two artificial big toes - one found attached to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Library of Congress to display 1st US map sold for record $1.8mn


February 1st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Visitors to the Library of Congress will soon be able to view the first map of the United States, thanks to a philanthropist who snapped it for a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Classic beauties grab eyeballs at Autojumble


January 30th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Cindrella Thawani New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) They were colourful, they were classic and they were the cynosure of all eyes. Around 10 vintage and classic cars of varying shapes and sizes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

William Wallace: The man who ’sparked Robin Hood myth’


January 2nd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): It was Scottish arch-Anglophobe William Wallace who brought the belief of the mythical hero Robin Hood to life, claims a best-selling writer.Jack Whyte, who specialises in historical fiction, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Almost half of Britons believe in aliens


November 30th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Existence of aliens may sound like an odd concept, but not for the Brits-almost half of them think that little green men exist.In a poll of more than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Winners deserve the real Ashes urn: Ponting


November 25th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov.25 (ANI): Ricky Ponting has reopened the age-old debate about where the Ashes urn is held by declaring Australia should be rewarded with the real item if they defeat England this ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Could red wine treat diabetes?


November 20th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that red wine is packed with anti-diabetic compounds - so does that mean it could be a potential source of treatment?Alois Jungbauer and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Zealand man puts extinct bird’s skull on sale via internet


November 11th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Nov 11 (IANS) A rare skull of Moa, a species of bird which became extinct thousands of years ago, has been put on sale on the internet by a New Zealand ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

HGTV Offers Dream Home In The Urban Oasis Giveway


September 7th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) HGTV's latest home giveaway will fulfill one lucky winner's dream of a dream home. Considering that a plush pad in New York City is something that ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

17th century slipper found on the island of Canna


July 1st, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 01 (ANI): A slipper dating back to the 17th century, found under a bed on the island of Canna, has been preserved carefully in a storage box.The National Trust for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tipu’s sword fetches 500,000 pounds in auction


April 15th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Seven years after Indian liqour baron Vijay Mallya bought a sword of Tipu Sultan, a majestic sabre of the Mysore king fetched 505,250 pounds at a Sotheby's auction ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gold coin ‘worn by Caesar’s assassin’ to go on display at British Museum


March 15th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London15 (ANI): A gold coin emblematic of Julius Caesar's assassination is to be showcased at the British Museum to mark the 2054th anniversary of the Roman emperor's death.It shows the head of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nail from ‘Christ’s crucifixion time’ found


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered a four-inch long nail dating from the time of Christ's crucifixion at a fort believed to have once been a stronghold of the Knights Templar.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Theft of George Cross: Britain approaches Himachal police


January 31st, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 31 (IANS) Britain has asked Himachal Pradesh police to provide more details about the theft of its highest civil decoration medal George Cross awarded posthumously to Naik Kirpa Ram. With this, ... Read more...

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Manuscript detailing Newton’s apple moment made public


January 18th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): A manuscript revealing the original story of how Sir Isaac Newton was inspired by a falling apple to discover the law of gravity has now been made available ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Noah’s ark was circular’


January 3rd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 3 (ANI): Noah's ark, the vessel that is believed to have sailed one virtuous man, his family and the animals to safety, did not have a pointed stem as is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Archaeologists find ancient shrine at Indonesian site


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, December 23 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has found an ancient shrine at a site discovered at the Indonesian Islamic University (UII) in Yogyakarta.Budhy Sancoyo, the leader of the excavation team ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Egypt to formally request Britain to return the ancient Rosetta Stone


December 6th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 6 (ANI): Egypt is planning to formally request Britain to return the ancient Rosetta Stone, which helped to unlock the secrets of the pharaohs.Zahi Hawass, the head of Egypt's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oldest American artefact unearthed dates back to 14,230 years


November 6th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 6 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has claimed to have found the oldest known artefact in the Americas, a scraper-like tool in an Oregon cave that dates back 14,230 years.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Battle of Trafalgar flag sells for 384,000 pounds


October 22nd, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22(ANI): The only surviving Union Jack from the Battle of Trafalgar has been sold at an auction for 384,000 pounds at the Trafalgar Day Sale in London.The flag was part ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Satyajit Ray’s famous private eye enters world of comics (With Images)


August 25th, 2009 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Detective Feluda is here, Tintin-style. The iconic private eye - a character created by legendary filmmaker-writer Satyajit Ray in his Bengali whodunits - has entered ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Doctor Who’s David Tennant turned into cartoon for new BBC series


August 22nd, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 22 (ANI): A cartoon version of the outgoing Doctor Who, David Tennant, will soon be seen in a new BBC series.Entitled Dreamland, the series will see Tennant's cartoon character visit ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Archaeologists discover oldest map in Western Europe


August 6th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Zaragoza have unearthed what they believe is man's earliest map, dating from almost 14,000 years ago.The research team, led by archaeologist Pilar Utrilla, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gold, silver and pottery - treasure hunting in Indonesia (Feature)


July 25th, 2009 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
By Christiane Oelrich Jakarta, July 25 (DPA) For years, treasure hunter Klaus Keppler, the owner of a salvage company, has been looking for the wrecks of ships that had been carrying gold, silver ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jacko buys white face replica of himself


April 11th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Michael Jackson recently bought an artefact, which had a white countenance resembling his own face.The 50-year-old purchased the piece of art from the Lladro shop - famous ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UK workmen find `Staff of Moses’


April 2nd, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.2 (ANI): A group of builders have reportedly discovered what experts believe is the fabled Staff of Moses.The workmen thought the historic artefact, which dates back to hundreds of years ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Staff of Moses may have been found in London


April 2nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 2 (ANI): A group of builders, digging at a site in London, have unearthed what they believe is the fabled Staff of Moses.According to a report in The Sun, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Archaeological dig uncovers rare 13th century ceramic face-mask jug in Scotland


February 12th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): An archaeological dig has uncovered a rare ceramic face-mask jug dating back to the 13th century at a building site in Rothesay in Argyll, Scotland.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stolen ”Adolf Hitler’’s gold bookmark” recovered in US


November 27th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): US police officers have arrested a man who tried to sell a stolen gold bookmark that reportedly belonged to Adolf Hitler.The 18-carat artefact, which had been missing ... Read more...

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