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Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Greek Mosaics In Pristine Condition, There’s Nothing Like It

by Jake Manning/Shareably – Imagine the thrill of unearthing three ancient greek mosaics dating back 2,220 years ago. Back in 2014, Professor Kutalmış Görkay of Ankara University and his team of archeologists discovered three ancient greek mosaics in the Turkish city of Zeugma near the border of Syria. Imagine the thrill of unearthing three ancient greek mosaics dating back 2,220 years ago. Back in 2014, Professor Kutalmış Görkay of Ankara University and his team of archeologists discovered three ancient greek mosaics in the Turkish city of Zeugma near the border of Syria. For some context, back in 2007, Zeugma was expecting a flood due to constructions of a dam. The archeologist team feared that they would lose the ancient treasures of Zeugma to this flood and immediately began their expeditions. Upon their search for ancient treasures, they stumbled upon three ancient greek mosaics belonging to the 2nd century BC. The mosaics, shockingly,...

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Archaeologists Make Major Discovery in Egypt’s Luxor

A 3,500-year-old tomb with several mummies, sarcophagi and statues was found in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis. Egyptian authorities have hailed an “important discovery” after archaeologists unearthed several mummies, 10 colourful wooden sarcophagi and more than 1,000 funerary statues in a 3,500-year-old tomb near the city of Luxor. The 18th Dynasty tomb, discovered in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near the famed Valley of the Kings, belonged to a nobleman named Userhat who worked as the city judge, Egypt’s antiquities ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. “There are 10 coffins and eight mummies. The excavation is ongoing,” Mostafa Waziri, the head of the archeological mission, told the AFP news agency. The tomb was opened to add more mummies during the 21st Dynasty, about 3,000 years ago, to protect them during a period when tomb-robbing was common, Waziri said at the site. “It was a surprise how much was...

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Brilliant Mother Goose Asks Police Officer To Help Her Baby (VIDEO)

by Amanda Froelich – Not only will this extraordinary story inspire you to respect all wildlife, it is likely to reignite your faith in the possibility of compassionate police officers With numerous stories of police brutality in the media nowadays, it’s heartening to hear some positive news that concerns law enforcement workers. This story is one of them. Last week, Officer James Givens of the Cincinnati Police Department was sitting in his patrol car when he was accosted by a very unexpected visitor. The creature in need was a goose, and she  seemed dead set on getting his attention. “This goose came up and started pecking on the side of the car,” Givens told The Dodo. “I threw some food out for her, but she didn’t take it. She just kept pecking and quacking. Then she walked away, stopped and looked back. Then came over again and pecked some more.” It...

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The Jellyfish Nebula

Wow…….. just wow !!!!

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Thank You, Hubble

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The Peak of Beauty

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Arching to the Heavens

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The Hills Are Alive

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Taking a Shine to DC

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Blue Ridge Beauty

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Try On Zion

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Revisiting Lewis & Clark

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D’oh! A Deer!

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Monument to Nature

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Animal Files – Sand Cats: The Only Cats That Live in the Desert

By Mihai Andrei, ZMEScience – I know, I know, we’ve written about sand cats before, but these are simply not animals you can just write once. Now, we’re back – with more pics, and more info about these adorable yet ferocious predators. Sand cats can be found deep in both sandy and stony deserts, far away from any source of water. Having thickly furred feet, they are well adapted to the extreme and harsh environment of the desert, and are well insulated against both cold and hot temperatures. The sand cat’s claws on the forelimbs are short and very sharp while the ones on the hind feet are small and blunt. The long hairs growing between its toes create a cushion of fur over the foot pads, helping to insulate them while moving over hot sand – just like the Fennec Fox. This feature also masks their footprints and makes them...

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Okey Dokey, Smoky

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The Treasure of Sierra Nevada

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It Doesn’t Get Much Better

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A Bird in the Hand

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Whoooo Not Disturb!

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It’s Hard to Believe These Long-Exposure Photos of Glowing Worms are Real

  By Mihai Andrei, ZMEScience – Arachnocampa luminosa, commonly known as a glowworm is a bioluminiscent gnat larva found mostly throughout New Zealand’s caves. The species is generally widespread, although populations are isolated due to the lack of suitable habitat in areas where farming is intense and forests were cut down. The species glows both in its larval and in its adult stages. Both males and females glow, but not as bright as larvae; males grow stronger than females, presumably to attract mates. As for the larva, they glow to attract prey into their threads, perhaps luring them into believing they are outdoors. Hungry larvae glow stronger than larvae that have just eaten. Even cannibalism can occur when population densities are really high. The glowing itself is the result of a complex chemical reaction that involves luciferin, the enzyme that acts upon luciferin, adenosine triphosphate, an energy molecule and oxygen. It occurs...

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It is Grand

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The Quiet of the Desert

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Greece Rejects European Bailout Terms in Decisive Vote

Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected creditors’ demands for more economic austerity in return for rescue loans in a critical referendum Sunday, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would give him a stronger hand to reach a better deal. Thousands of government supporters gathered in central Athens in celebration, waving Greek flags and chanting “No, No, No.” “We don’t want austerity measures anymore. This has been happening for the last five years and it has driven so many into poverty. We simply can’t take any more austerity,” said Athens resident Yiannis Gkovesis, 26, holding a large Greek flag in the city’s main square. Tsipras gambled the future of his five-month-old left-wing government on the vote. The opposition accused him of jeopardizing the country’s membership in the 19-nation club that uses the euro, and said that a “yes” vote was about keeping the common currency. Results showed 61 percent...

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Purple Mountains’ Majesty

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Rising Over Rainier

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Breathtaking Beauty

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Lost in Thought at the Lost Coast

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Sundown at the Swamp

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Flying Over an Aurora

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To Air is … Human?

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The Start of Summer

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The Colors of Nature

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Black Canyon, Bright Stars

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Another Day Ends

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Happy World Oceans Day

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Rainier on My Parade!

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That’s ‘Whoooooo,’ Not ‘Whom’

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Trona Pinnacles,

Managing America

Garnet Ghost Town, BLM Montana, by Bob Wick Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Paria Canyon, BLM Arizona, by Bob Wick Burning Man, BLM Nevada, by Bob Wick Trona Pinnacles, BLM California, by Bob Wick Burning Man, BLM Nevada, by Bob Wick Valley of the Gods, BLM Utah, by BLM Utah Fort Stanton-Snowy River National Monument, BLM New Mexico, by Bob Wick BLM Maricopa Stars by Bob Wick Bisti-De-Na-Zin Wilderness, BLM New Mexico, by Bob Wick Cadiz Dunes, BLM California, by Bob Wick

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Strike Two!

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Golden Gate – Old and Great

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Dawn Unfolds

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A Walk into the Past

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Fog at the Falls

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Ice on the Move

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One Grand Morning

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Hello Sun!

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Fond of Fjords?

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Peace and Tranquility

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Duck, Duck, Moose

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One Volcanic Sunset

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Great Basin, Great View

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Needles and Pines

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Yellowstone, Yellow Stars

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Spring at Yosemite

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Truly Dreamy

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One Serious Climber

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Foxy Lady

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Dance of the Solar Plum Fairies

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A Drive-By Photo Shoot

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Bridging the Night Sky

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It’s a Beautiful Day, Let’s Play Two

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Granite Mountain Sunset

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The Ghost of Mr. Muir

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Mind Bog–ling

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Starry, Starry Night

 

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Sleepy Baby

 

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Heading South

 

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Monumental View

 

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It’s Not Just the Idiots That Bloom in DC

 

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Grand Sanding

 

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Cascading Beauty

 

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Where Desert Meets Lakes

 

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Rise and Shine

 

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Arching to the Heavens

 

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