Sunday, April 4, 2010

Isis Interregnum

Some articles of interest from Isis:

Ancient Door of Hatshepsut Vizier User Discovered at Karnak
An Egyptian excavation team has made a new discovery at Karnak during routine excavation works. A large red granite false door belonging to the tomb of Queen Hatshepsut�s vizier User and his wife Toy has been unearthed in front of the Karnak Temple.

Mycenean Tombs Discovered Might be Proof of Classless Society
A team of archaeologists has unearthed five chamber tombs in the Nemea Valley, just a few hours walk from the ancient city of Mycenae. The tombs date from ca. 1350 � 1200 BC, roughly the same time that Mycenae was thriving.The people buried in the tombs were likely not from the city itself, but rather from Tsoungiza, an agricultural settlement that lies next to it. The cemetery has been named Ayia Sotira. But despite a wealth of human remains, there have been no discoveries of elite burials. Are the archaeologists yet to discover the prize tombs, or could this be evidence of ancient egalitarian society?

Tribal crime scene investigators get hands on training
Just a few months ago, two members of the Choctaw Nation were certified as Crime Scene Investigators, in order to look into archeological crimes involving sacred tribal artifacts.

Study: A small dose of chocolate could cut heart attack or stroke risk by almost 40 percent
AP Medical Writer
March 30 2010, 2:59 PM CDT

LONDON (AP) — The Easter Bunny might lower your chances of having a heart problem. According to a new study, small doses of chocolate every day could decrease your risk of having a heart attack or stroke by nearly 40 percent.

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