Tag Archive for archaelogists

Archaeologists find traces of 2,500-year old chocolate

from The Telegraph

7:08AM BST 03 Aug 2012

Archaeologists say they have found traces of 2,500-year-old chocolate on a plate in the Yucatan peninsula, the first time they have found ancient chocolate residue on a plate rather than a cup, suggesting it may have been used as a condiment or sauce with solid food.

Experts have long thought cacao beans and pods were mainly used in pre-Hispanic cultures as a beverage, made either by crushing the beans and mixing them with liquids or fermenting the pulp that surrounds the beans in the pod. Such a drink was believed to have been reserved for the elite.

But the discovery announced this week by Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History expands the envelope of how chocolate may have been used in ancient Mexico. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

The Magic of Cocoa, from harvesting to eating’ Abracadabra, Brasil

Uploaded by  on Jun 2, 2010


A brief insight into the process of harvesting and preparing raw Cocoa for use as table chocolate. EarthCode work with Domingos as they learn the intricacies of preparing this delicate, luxury food.

Khirbet Qeiyafa Excavations Find Evidence Of Solomon’s Temple, Archaeologists Say

from Huffington Post

Posted: 05/10/2012 12:18 pm Updated: 05/10/2012 12:26 pm

By Michele Chabin
Religion News Service

JERUSALEM (RNS) Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of artifacts dating back to the time of the biblical King David that they say closely correspond to the description of Solomon’s Temple found in the Book of Kings.

Hebrew University archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel said the find “is extraordinary” first because it marks the first time that shrines from the time of the early Israelite kings were found. In addition, two small, well-preserved models discovered in the excavations closely resemble elements described in the Bible. . . . Read Complete Report

Last secret door of Great Pyramid ‘to be opened in 2012’, says British company

“The diagram [to the left] is from [Charles Piazzi] Smyth’s Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid (1877) shows some of his measurements and chronological determinations made from them.” . . .from Wikipedia


from Daily Mail UK

By Rob Waugh

Last updated at 8:27 AM on 14th December 2011

  • ‘Micro-snake’ robot to explore 8in shafts hidden in 4,500-year-old pyramid
  • ‘I am very confident we can resume our work in 2012’ – expedition leader
  • Will solve archaeological puzzle that has remained unsolved since 1872
The secret gates at the heart of the Great Pyramid may be opened for the first time in 2012, a British robot company believes – solving a mystery that has puzzled archaeologists since 1872.Scoutek UK had already begun exploring behind the gates earlier this year – and produced the first-ever images from behind the gates using a ‘micro snake’ robot. But the exploration was halted by the recent unrest in Egypt.Expedition leader Shaun Whitehead said, ‘I’m very confident we can resume work in 2012.’ . . . Read complete report
Here is the Great Pyramid diagram as envisioned by the secretive Max Fyfield. Max is the “unofficial” Hollow Earth/Subterranean Worlds Artist who drew the artwork featured in many issues of every Hollow Earth underground publication that was published in age of fanzines from the “70s until the Hollow Earth Insider quit our paper fanzine in 1997. Note the passageways outlined in red. Fyfield believes these to be undiscovered yet.  Note in particular the ones that lead to the Subterranean Worlds. Will further investigation prove him right? Would they tell us if he is? . .EDITOR