65 million years ago, the dinosaurs vanished from the world forever. Did they meet a quick and catastrophic end, or did they fade away gradually? In the search for answers to what killed the dinosaurs, scientists have looked beyond fossils. Geological evidence also holds clues and has contributed to many hypotheses, working explanations of how dinosaurs may have become extinct.
Macedonian excavations with the great archeologist Manolis Andronikos in Macedonia, northern Greece. A very interesting footage about the graves of the royal house of the Ancient Macedonians! Indisputable evidences about the Hellenicity of ancient Macedonians!
Over the years, millions of dollars have been spent to find the mystery at the bottom of the pit. 6 men have died trying to get to a treasure that may or not be there. They dug down 30 feet before stopping. Every 10 feet they found a wood slat platform. They continued the journey to no avail. Still in 2010, no one has been able to get to the bottom, but it is said the owners of the island are waiting for a permit to start digging again.
The Black Sea became a vast fresh-water lake. The Earth warmed, the oceans rose again and smashed through the Bosphorus Straits with the force of a hundred Niagara Falls, filling the Black Sea basin to its present level with the salt water of the oceans. The implications are enormous. Who lived by the Black Sea before the deluge? What may it tell us about the spread of Neolithic farming, culture and technology into Europe and beyond? Did this extraordinary event become the stuff of ancient storytelling, so that Noah and his Ark became a symbol for real people who were driven from their lands by a real flood?
Meet Ida, the small missing link found in Germany that’s created a big media splash and will likely continue to make waves among those who study human origins. This fossil, bridges the evolutionary split between higher primates such as monkeys, apes, and humans and their more distant relatives such as lemurs. This is the first link to all humans. Ida, properly known as Darwinius masillae, has a unique anatomy. The lemur-like skeleton features primate-like characteristics, including grasping hands, opposable thumbs, clawless digits with nails, and relatively short limbs.