Tag Archive for tombs

Archaeologists Suspect Vampire Burial; An Undead Primer

Featured Image: Cover of Weird Tales, date unknown. (Vampire clip art5). SOURCE: fantasyartworkshop.com (Public Domain).

From National Geographic Daily News  By Heather Pringle Published July 15, 2013

When archaeologists opened an ancient grave at a highway construction site near Gliwice, Poland, they came across a scene from a horror movie: a suspected vampire burial.

Interred in the ground were skeletal remains of humans whose severed heads rested upon their legs—an ancient Slavic burial practice for disposing of suspected vampires, in hopes that decapitated individuals wouldn’t be able to rise from their tombs. . . . Read Complete Report


Philippine archaeologists uncover 1,000-year-old village with unique tombs (W/Video)

from The Washington Post

By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, September 20, 8:08 AM

MANILA, Philippines — Archaeologists have unearthed remnants of what they believe is a 1,000-year-old village on a jungle-covered mountaintop in the Philippines with limestone coffins of a type never before found in this Southeast Asian nation, officials said Thursday.

National Museum official Eusebio Dizon said the village on Mount Kamhantik, near Mulanay town in Quezon province, could be at least 1,000 years old based on U.S. carbon dating tests done on a human tooth found in one of 15 limestone graves he and other archaeologists have dug out since last year. . . . Read Complete Report

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Quezon Road trip (Video)

from youtube

The open road to Infanta, Quezon Province,in Philippines

Published on Apr 17, 2012 by 

If you don’t ride then you don’t know
Where I’ve been and where I’m going
Its all about the freedom of the open road. . . . Text posted with video on youtube

Mysterious Structures Found in Syrian Desert

Photo: The monastery of Deir Mar Musa (Saint Moses the Abyssinian) some 50 miles north of Damascus. Source Wikipedia (Public Domain)

from Discovery News

Analysis by Rossella Lorenzi
Tue Jun 26, 2012 02:22 PM ET

An ancient landscape of stone circles, alignments and possible tombs lies out in the Syrian Desert, according to a Royal Ontario Museum archaeologist who has dubbed the mysterious structures “Syria’s Stonehenge.”

“These enigmatic arrangements are not especially imposing, they are not megaliths or anything like that, but they are very intriguing and clearly deliberately aligned,” Robert Mason of Canada’s Royal Ontario Museum told Discovery News.

Uncovered in 2009 near the monastery of Deir Mar Musa (Saint Moses the Abyssinian) some 50 miles north of Damascus, the strange features are likely to remain a desert mystery since the conflict tearing apart the Middle Eastern nation is preventing archaeologists from investigating the site.

Analysis of fragments of stone tools scattered in the area may date the formations to the Neolithic Period or early Bronze Age– 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. . . . Read Complete Report