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News from ancient Egypt…

Archaeological news from Egypt:  3,500 year old statue stolen.  Now suspects finally arrested.


Egypt statue

Genetics. 17% of what we think we know about disease genes is wrong…

For those of you who have decided to have genetic testing done to determine your likelihood of certain diseases, please read this article.  The study of genetics is amazing, but the truth is that no one really knows what most of those genes do.  There are still way too many ‘holes in our knowledge’ that need to be filled in.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2015/05/31/17-of-our-genetic-knowledge-is-wrong/Genetic eye color 

Archaeologists help restore the mummy of a village chief.

Most people think archaeologists spend all their time hip-deep in pits excavating, but much of what archaeologists do is modern preservation work.  In this case, the archaeologists travelled to Papua New Guinea to help local villagers patch up the mummy.  For example, crushed Suca shell has the pH of bleach and helped keep lichen from growing on the mummy.  The Anga people consult with their mummified ancestors to ask advice.  Hopefully, archaeologists can help them protect their ancestors so this ancient practice may continue.  READ MORE:mummies-oiwa--Papua New Guinea


This #Viking ship sank off the coast of #Norway in 1696 @HistoryVikings

The Viking ship, The Grey Eagle, sank off the coast of central Norway in 1696.  It was not seen again until 1982 when a sand dredging operation accidentally destroyed parts of the ship.  Now archaeologists are working hard to “see” it and document where it lies beneath the water.   http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-vikings-grave-and-sunken-ship.html#.VWXbQ2AbCt-

Viking ship archaeology


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