The final resting place of Queen Nefertiti, the legendary beauty who ruled Egypt with her husband, the Pharaoh Akhenaten may have been found, says a British archaeologist. Nicholas Reeves, the University of Arizona, made the statement after a study by high resolution scanning of the walls of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the kings, near Luxor. Known for its exquisite beauty, the tomb of Nefertiti has been lost over the centuries since her sudden death in 1340 BC. A new theory emerged after extensive analysis of high resolution images, published on the website last year, Factum Arte, the Madrid-based specialist in art restoration who helped to create the facsimile of the burial chamber of Tutankhamen in Luxor.
During the scan, Reeves noticed cracks in the walls, which could indicate two previously unrecognized “Ghost” of the door opening that are behind. “The significance is extraordinary, for if a digital form to translate into physical reality, it seems that we currently face not only the prospect of a new. Tutankhamun — era storeroom on the West; on the North, appeared to signal the continuation of the tomb KV 62 (Tutankhamun’s tomb),and the uncharted depths of the early Royal burials – and even Nefertiti”. In their work about possible finding, Continue reading
An international group of scientists described a new species, Machimosaurus rex . from the family of teleosaurus, fossil marine crocodiles of the Jurassic period. The paper was published in Cretaceous Research . Briefly about it it is spoken in the press release of the University of Alberta.
In 2014 a group of scientists discovered in the South of Tunis the well-preserved remains of a giant prehistoric reptile that lived 130 million years ago. The fossils were discovered near the town of Tataouine.
The researchers found almost completely preserved skull of reptiles, a few teeth, dorsal vertebrae, ribs, fragments of gastralia, the humerus. In addition, in the excavations, perhaps, are the fossils of four other adults Machimosaurus rex .
The length of the preserved part of the skull of the reptile was 134 cm. Scientists reconstructed the skull on the basis of known data about other members of the genus Machimosaurus and estimated the total length of the skull as rex M. 155 — 160 cm. The length of the skull, you can judge the size of the entire specimen. According to scientists, the length of the reptile was about ten meters, it was the largest representative of crocodylomorphs that time and the largest known representative of the suborder saltwater crocodiles thalattosuchia. Continue reading
A group of archaeologists from Vanderbilt University (USA) and several Chilean universities found in the vicinity of the oldest known primitive people of the Clovis culture in South America earlier traces of the temporary camps belonging, probably, to people of other cultures. Radiocarbon Dating showed that the found artifacts are aged from 14 000 to 19 000 years, whereas the oldest known traces of representatives of the Clovis appeared not later than 14 thousand years ago. The paper was published in the journal PLoS ONE .
Scientists examined several locations in the area of the oldest known to date Parking representatives of culture Clovis Chilean Monte Verde. Archaeologists have found stone tools 39 and 12 small camp-fires, around which were scattered animal bones with traces of processing (they were broken and fragmented) and fire, as well as nut shells and remains of other edible plants. This bone belonged as rather large animals — ancient llamas, mastodons, and small prehistoric horses and deer. However, neither they nor drugite could be in Monte Verde at the time because of the rather cold climate and lack of vegetation, hence, their killed and skinned in a different place, and only then delivered to the Parking lot. Continue reading