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10 Ancient Ceremonial Caves & Settlements - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

<b>1 – Mesa Verde Cliff Palace – USA</b><p>Image Credit : WikiPedia<p>Mesa Verde is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United …

Archaeology

Archaeology

More than a million mummies found in ancient Roman cemetery

A team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University have nearly completed their excavation of an ancient Egyptian cemetery boasting more than a …

Archaeology

Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2014 - Biblical Archaeology Society

The so-called Ark Tablet, an Old Babylonian (1900-1700 B.C.E.) account of the flood, was translated by British Museum scholar Irving Finkel.<p>From the …

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Richard's Picks: The 6 Best Places for 2015 -- Can You Guess?

So, once again we raked the globe, dug into the sands, felt the heartbeats, swayed the stages, and lazed in the marvels. Over the months of Sundays we've surveyed over 190 countries, but we do not choose a "best" because "it is a super place," and certainly not because it has fabulous resorts or …

Lifestyle

Earth From Space: 15 Amazing Things In 15 Years

The view of Earth from orbit is never the same – from minute to minute, day to day, year to year. To celebrate 15 successful years of the Earth Observing System, we’ve collected 15 impressive, awe-inducing or simply just plain interesting images gathered by NASA’s three flagship Earth orbiters.<p>In …

Watch the New Year's Skies for a Green Comet

Comet Lovejoy is brightening faster than expected, putting on a show you can see for yourself this holiday season.<p>Just in time for the holidays, the skies are serving up a special cosmic gift: a brightening comet that may not have been in our part of the solar system for nearly 12,000 …

NASA's Mars Opportunity rover faces increasing memory loss

But the agency has a potential fix in the works<p>After more than a decade of traversing the red planet, NASA's Mars Opportunity rover is facing some problems in its old age — namely, ones with memory. According to <i>Discovery News</i>, the rover has been going through bouts of "amnesia" thanks to failures …

22 Tips for Creating Better Photographs When You Don’t Have a Clue

We've all been through this situation. You are in a place with so much going on, with a lot of people and activity. Your camera is in your hand, and …

Landscape Photography

The Moon Communion Of Buzz Aldrin That NASA Didn't Want To Broadcast

45 years ago, man landed on the moon.<p>As Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin prepared to take "one small step for man," Aldrin wanted to commemorate the moment in a way he found most personally meaningful -- by taking communion.<p>Aldrin, a church elder at Webster Presbyterian Church in Webster, Texas, at …

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Pictures: 45 Amazing Photos, 45 Years On

Apollo 11 landed on the Moon 45 years ago this weekend - but it's sometimes all to easy to forget that this amazing thing actually happened.<p>And yes, …

July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind

At 10:56 p.m. EDT Neil Armstrong is ready to plant the first human foot on another world. With more than half a billion people watching on …

People Watching

Apollo 11 Plus 45: How Neil Armstrong Saved the Day on the Moon

Thirteen hundred feet above the moon's surface, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin began their final descent in the Eagle lunar module. It was 4:15 p.m. Eastern time, 45 years ago today.<p>Transparent flames gushed downward as the Eagle slowed. Neil had flown his mission right along the edge of the razor. …

Space Exploration

Stunning Time-Lapse Reveals Auroras and Earth From Space

Astronaut Alexander Gerst made the video from International Space Station.<p>As if Santa attached a GoPro camera to his sleigh, a new video reveals the Earth as few have seen it.<p>Published this week, the time-lapse shows stunning views of the Earth, sunrises, clouds, lightning, auroras, stars, and the …

2015 Travel Must Dos

2015 can't come quick enough, I am ready to go!<p>Every year around this time, many of us avid travelers start looking at destinations for the coming year. For us, this started decades ago when their Bucket Lists were just being formed; and the current process has me personally surveying a dozen or so …

Travel