Also in Iran was the discovery of a unique bas-relief of four winged-goddesses at the 3,000-year-old site of Rabat in West Azarbaijan. Graham Hancock will be interested to know that the goddesses are part human, part deer or cow.
Did Jimmie Mellaart, the celebrated digger who helped find what many consider the world’s oldest urban civilization at Catalhoyuk, fake the Dorak treasures? Suzan Mazur thinks so.
An 82-year-old Austrian man nicknamed Mozart has been arrested for stealing and smuggling Italian antiquities.
Reports in the Egyptian press suggest that a statue of Khafre (2576-2551 B.C.) was damaged in the basement of the Egyptian Museum. Secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Zahi Hawass denies the claims, but culture minister Farouk Hosni has ordered an investigation. We all know Zahi Hawass knocked it over in his rush to be photographed at the latest discovery.
In going high-tech, do archaeologists need to stop thinking like jacks-of-all-trades, and trust the specialists? I emailed this link to Zahi.
Here’s a fantastic site analysing the Vinland Map. We’ve got to get one of those little “your conclusion” counters, Greg.
NASA exobiology researchers have revealed organic chemicals that play a crucial role in the chemistry of life are common in space.
Susan Clancy thinks that interviewing people who answered a newspaper ad asking for alien abductees represents everyone who claims to have had otherworldly encounters. Someone should tell Clancy that John Mack didn’t just advertise in the local paper. Here’s another condescending article with Susan Clancy debunking people’s experiences.
An opinion piece for Times Online by Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, pondering the existence or not of extraterrestrials.
Researcher Robert Hastings claims there is a government cover-up of evidence proving extraterrestrials are visiting our planet.
What do kids think about aliens? I like Rey from Australia’s comment. And who said this Science of Aliens exhibition in London is just for kids?