Friday, 12 January 2018

3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upends What We Thought We Knew About the Roots of Western Civilization

quote [ The recent discovery of the grave of an ancient soldier is challenging accepted wisdom among archaeologists ]

I love this stuff. There's so much we still don't know about the early days of human civilization, and so much we can never know. It's exciting when we discover new evidence that changes what we think we know and gives us a surprising glimpse into people who lived and died thousands of years ago, so alike us and so different.

Warning, rabbit hole ahead:

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[by hellboy@1:00amGMT]


hellboy said[2] @ 1:02am GMT on 12th Jan
I can't edit, again. --> Figured it out - my timezone was still set to GMT, so SE was thinking I posted eight hours ago. I try every day to be a time traveler but it never fucking works.
HoZay said @ 4:40am GMT on 12th Jan [Score:1 laz0r]
We're all time travelers.
lilmookieesquire said @ 7:50am GMT on 12th Jan
*Dr Who Music*
HoZay said @ 7:54am GMT on 12th Jan
I've seen things...
cb361 said @ 10:00am GMT on 12th Jan
Come with me if you want to live.
Jack Blue said @ 1:18pm GMT on 12th Jan
Great Scott!
ScoobySnacks said @ 1:32pm GMT on 12th Jan
Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.
eggboy said @ 2:06pm GMT on 12th Jan
I can tell you with certainty what I did that night, when it was my turn, but I think it would do little good. Because what the world remembers, the actuality, the last revision, is what counts, apparently. So, how many times did it take Aaron, as he cycled through the same conversations, lip-synching trivia over and over? How many times would it take, before he got it right? Three? Four? Twenty? I've decided to believe that only one more would have done it. I can almost sleep at night, if there's only one more. Slowly and methodically, he reverse-engineered a perfect moment. He took from his surroundings what was needed, and made of it something more. And once the details had been successfully navigated, there was nothing more. Maybe the last minute moral debate... until the noise of the room escalates into panic and background screams, as the gunman walks in.
hellboy said @ 8:02pm GMT on 12th Jan
Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.
eggboy said @ 2:12pm GMT on 12th Jan
Mate this brings me back. Finding out about the Minoans playing Age of Empires back in the day and just going down the rabbit hole. That game came with a whole bunch of interesting information.
hellboy said @ 6:58pm GMT on 12th Jan
I've done that. I got really into Romance of the Three Kingdoms because of an old Sega Genesis (I think?) game.

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