Large 2,000-year-old cat discovered in Peru’s Nazca lines

The figure of a relaxing cat has been discovered in the Nazca desert in Peru, the Nazca lines, a Unesco World Heritage site, is home to designs on the ground known as geoglyphs, created some 2,000 years ago. Scientists believe the cat, as with other Nazca animal figures, was created by making depressions in the desert floor, leaving coloured earth exposed, the cat then went unnoticed until plans were recently drawn up for a new path leading to an observation platform. The platform would have provided a vantage point for visitors to see many of the other geoglyphs. In a … Continue reading Large 2,000-year-old cat discovered in Peru’s Nazca lines

A 12 year old boy discovers rare dinosaur skeleton in Canada

A 12-year-old boy made the discovery of his lifetime when he found a dinosaur skeleton dating back 69 million years, the amateur palaeontologist was out hiking with his father in a fossil-rich part of Alberta, Canada this July, when he saw bones protruding from a rock, on Thursday, the skeleton’s excavation was completed. The boy, Nathan Hrushkin, says when he first laid eyes on the bones, he was “literally speechless”. “I wasn’t even excited, even though I know I should have been,” he told reporters, I was in so much shock that I had actually found a dinosaur discovery. Nathan, … Continue reading A 12 year old boy discovers rare dinosaur skeleton in Canada

Egypt unveils 59 ancient coffins in major archaeological find

Archaeologists in Egypt have announced the discovery of 59 well-preserved and sealed wooden coffins that were buried more than 2,500 years ago. Opening one of the ornately decorated sarcophagi before assembled media on Saturday, the team revealed mummified remains wrapped in burial cloth that bore hieroglyphic inscriptions in bright colours. The dramatic find was unearthed south of Cairo in the sprawling burial ground of Saqqara, the necropolis of the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We are very happy about this discovery, said Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. Since the find of … Continue reading Egypt unveils 59 ancient coffins in major archaeological find