Wanna know about the unknown? New discovered things about the past, about the old civilizations, about the ancestors, about who we really are. Where do we come from?

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Attack of the killer asteroid

When a 10-kilometre-wide asteroid struck Earth 65 million years ago, a huge searing cloud of vapourized rock and other materials fanned out across the Earth and into the atmosphere, setting North and South America on fire. Dust from the impact…
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A dinosaur slice-of-life

Fossils are great for reconstructing what dinosaurs looked like. Sometimes they can even tell us more - for instance, their teeth can show whether they were herbivorous or carnivorous. But to understand a typical day-in-the-life of a dinosaur,…
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Ancient Egypt - Abu Simbel Temple of Rameses II

The famous rock cut of Rameses II towers over the edge of the Nile in another postcard Egypt moment. Rameses II ruled in the New Kingdom from 1279 BC- 1213 BC. A spectacular edifice, it had to be relocated in the 1960s because…
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Ancient Egypt - Kom Ombo - the Double Temple

Kom Ombo is the only 'double temple' from ancient Egypt. So named because it combines two architectural styles: modern by ancient Egypt's standards, as well as representing two different gods simultaneously. It combines the…
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Ancient Egypt - Luxor

The modern town of Luxor is home to 170,000 people in Egypt today. Luxor is the site of the ancient city of Thebes, which was the capital of Egypt from the 12th dynasty (1991 BC) and achieved…
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Ancient Egypt - What To Know about Dendera Temple

The temple at Dendera is less popular for tourists than many of the other places in Egypt but holds a strong historical significance. At the waning of the Egyptian civilization, the Greeks and Romans were in…
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Ancient Egypt - The Nile - The Longest River in the World

The Nile is the longest river in the world, running in at 6,738 km in length. The Nile has played a pivotal role in the development of the vast and incredible ancient Egyptian civilization. Some experts say that its historical…
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Cairo the capital of modern day Egypt

Now the capital of modern day Egypt, Cairo is a hub in the junction of three major continents - Asia, Africa and Europe. The largest city in Africa, Cairo is home to 8 million people (about one-tenth of the Egyptian population), most of which…
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The origins of writing

As you read this, you are taking advantage of an invaluable communications tool that has its roots in ancient Mesopotamia 3000 years ago: the written word. But accepted therories on the origin of writing are in question since a 1998 discovery.…
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When and how our early ancestors migrated out of Africa

One of the key questions in human evolution is when and how our early ancestors migrated out of Africa. Now, a remarkable discovery of stone tools embedded in an ancient coral reef points to an answer. "Call it the world's first oyster bar,"…
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Pleistocene Park

A million years ago, Dandero was a very different place. Instead of the dry, dusty badlands that characterize the area, there were flowing rivers, lakes and lush forests. Animals thrived in the much wetter climate. The proof is in the more…
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This is the view that awaited Bob Walter and his team of geologists, paleontologists, archeologists and biologists on the afternoon of February 12, 1999. About 50 kilometres inland from the Red Sea, Dandero is made up of badlands - ancient…