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Kolberg Art & Science Club
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"Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken a ride in a submersible to visit the remains of an newly-found sunken Byzantine galley on the Black Sea’s bed in the vicinity of the southwestern port city of Sevastopol." 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=133&v=yCUnlCa2ihE 

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/08/18/425336/Russia-Putin-Black-Sea-Crimea-submersible-Sevastopol-shipwreck 
http://www.rt.com/news/312752-putin-takes-underwater-ride/ 

+Press TV +RT  #underwater   #archaeology  
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Kolberg Art & Science Club
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wow 

"Recently published, high-resolution scans of the walls of room J (the Burial Chamber) of Valley of the Kings tomb KV 62 (Tutankhamun) reveal, beneath the plastered surfaces of the painted scenes, distinct linear traces. These are here mapped, discussed, and tentatively identified as the ghosts of two hitherto unrecognized doorways. It is argued that these doorways give access to: (1) a still unexplored storage chamber on the west of room J, seemingly contemporary with the stocking of Tutankhamun's burial; and (2) a pre-Tutankhamun continuation of KV 62 towards the north, containing the undisturbed burial of the tomb's original owner Nefertiti."
https://www.academia.edu/14406398/The_Burial_of_Nefertiti_2015_ 
http://www.highres.factum-arte.org/Tutankhamun/ 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nefertiti 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neferneferuaten 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smenkhkare
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutankhamun 

Queen Nefertiti’s tomb still intact next to Tutankhamun’s, claims leading archeologist 
https://www.rt.com/news/312313-egypt-nefertiti-tomb-tutankhamun/ @ +RT 

Has Nefertiti's tomb finally been found? 
http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/11/africa/nefertiti-tomb-tutankhamun/ 
@ +CNN 

Suche nach Pharaonengrab: Nofretetes größtes Geheimnis
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/nofretete-und-die-faszinierende-suche-nach-ihrem-grab-a-1047979.html @ +SPIEGEL ONLINE 

Tal der Könige: Forscher findet Hinweise auf Grab von Nofretete 
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/nofretete-forscher-findet-hinweise-auf-grab-neben-tutanchamun-a-1047786.html 

http://www.factumfoundation.org/ind/40/Facsimile-of-the-Tomb-of-Tutankhamun 

#archaeology   #egypt   #Tutankhamun   #Nefertiti  
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Die These ist so verwegen, dass selbst dem Archäologen mulmig ist, der sie präsentiert: Liegt hinter dem Grab des Pharaos Tutanchamun im ägyptischen Tal der Könige das Grab der geheimnisvollen Nofretete? Vieles spricht dafür. Eine Beweisführung.
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Dirk Schweitzer
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+National Geographic Education, this is the first time that I read what its text actually is. It is not surprising that it is a rule/law; which had to be known to all inhabitants of ancient Egypt, regardless of their language. The remarkable thing is that, based on its 3 languages, we can conclude that native-language Greeks must have lived in ancient Egypt, wow.  :-) 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_Stone 

via +An Gl 
 
The Rosetta Stone unlocked the mysteries of hieroglyphics, which had confounded historians for many years. However, the text wasn't a gripping tale of adventure; it was an instruction manual, outlining how to worship Pharaoh Ptolemy V.
On July 19, 1799, the Rosetta Stone was discovered in Rashid (sometimes called Rosetta), Egypt.
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Monica MacKeachan

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I am the Administrator of the original #Keach   Family Tree DNA Project at familytree.com.  After several years of no new male Keach Y-DNA volunteers I decided to take the mtDNA test. My mother was a Keach. I had my name legally changed to reflect a suspected ancestral history in #scotland . Test results came back and show that I am part of  Haplogroup K ( K1b2a1a1 ). So, now I know where my maternal line came from about 18,000 years ago. This is helpful to a point. I am missing the middle bits that would show where and how KEACH came to be. We live in a patriarchal society -- based on the male's last name and I want to reconnect with some living family. I have been looking to male Keach Y-DNA to assist with the Keach/MacKeachan puzzle.  I am not discounting my mom's side ! My mom's mom was a #Rawson and I know that they were English; Rawson can easily be found in genealogy / historical archives. I met my great grandmother and she was a Chase and a wonderful lady. The thing is that I want to move from the United States "back" to to Scotland -- not England. I am not looking for a "free ride" either. I have graduated college and have skills I would be willing to work and earn my way .... I have a legal business here in New Hampshire and continue to learn and practice leadership traits.
The primary purpose of this project is to find Keach ancestors through DNA testing. I realize that many with the Keach surname are private people. I would rather have only a few DNA samples and assure the confidential nature of living persons privacy than jeopardize a Project member's personal ...
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Abroad in the Yard

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The genetic contribution by historical waves of migration across the Anglosphere may confirm what you already suspected, or throw up a few surprises.  Here are 25 findings to think about.
DNA studies of populations in Britain, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand reflect thousands of years of Anglosphere history.
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Dirk Schweitzer
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Welcome to the "Cultural Landscape of #Maymand" as an +UNESCO #‎WorldHeritage Site  :-)  

Cultural Landscape of Maymand 
"Maymand is a self-contained, semi-arid area at the end of a valley at the southern extremity of Iran’s central mountains. The villagers are semi-nomadic agro-pastoralists. They raise their animals on mountain pastures, living in temporary settlements in spring and autumn. During the winter months they live lower down the valley in cave dwellings carved out of the soft rock (kamar), an unusual form of housing in a dry, desert environment.  This cultural landscape is an example of a system that appears to have been more widespread in the past and involves the movement of people rather than animals." 

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Such a lifestyle seems to resemble the start of the Neolithic Revolution = The introduction of agriculture: farming of domesticated crops and animals, living in permanent villages, and the usage of pottery. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neolithic_Revolution 

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1423/
http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&l=en&id_site=1423&gallery=1&&maxrows=21 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meymand,_Kerman 

http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1314/ 

+Press TV  #NeolithicRevolution   #archaeology  
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Annette Kapple
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23andMe Discussion  - 
 
I'm happy with 23andMe. I don't see it being as useful if my first cousins hadn't tested.
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Annette Kapple
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The 23andMe ethnicity results were pretty good. They did underestimate my Eastern European admix.
  Roberta Estes featured her Y DNA line in her Father's Day tribute post "Father’s Day – Tracking the Y DNA Line." These men represent my Y DNA lines. My Father Robert John Kapple born in Chicago   My father Robert John Ka...
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Annette Kapple
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Just Genealogy in Second Life (an Official site for Global Family Reunion) had presentations in support of Global Family Reunion, and raised money for Alzheimer's I listened to the Livestream from SCGS's Jamboree, and the Glo...
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Dirk Schweitzer
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"New high precision radiocarbon dates of mollusk shells show that modern humans occupied the Near East at least 45,900 years ago and colonized Europe from there".
New high precision radiocarbon dates of mollusk shells show that modern humans occupied the Near East at least 45,900 years ago and colonized Europe from there.
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Welcome to the Genetic Genealogy Community at Google+. Reconnect with lost close relatives. Learn about the migration paths your ancestors took. Make new friends worldwide by testing your own DNA, and those of your parents, and comparing the test results to those of others. Everybody is welcome to post constructive entries, for example: what have you learned so far? Want to discuss the history of a specific haplogroup? Have technical questions? Share a relevant news story? Please feel free to promote the group, invite your G+ & (still at) FB friends to join it.
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Natkritta Panprasert
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New specimen of Archaeopteryx reveals previously unknown features of the plumage | #Geology #GeologyPage

Paleontologists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich are currently studying a new specimen of Archaeopteryx, which reveals previously unknown features of the plumage. The initial findings shed light on the original function of feathers and their recruitment for flight.

A century and a half after its discovery and a mere 150 million years or so since it took to the air, Archaeopteryx still has surprises in store: ......

Read more : http://www.geologypage.com/2014/07/new-specimen-of-archaeopteryx-reveals.html

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The new (eleventh) specimen of Archaeopteryx. Credit: H. Tischlinger Paleontologists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich are currently studying a new specimen of Archaeopteryx, which reveals previously unknown ...
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Natkritta Panprasert
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Archaeologists on a two-decade-long mission have discovered the gate and the fortifications of one of the most coveted ancient Biblical cities – Philistine Gath, located in the Judean foothills. The city was also home to Goliath.
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Dirk Schweitzer
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ancient DNA Discussion  - 
 
The Greeks in the West: genetic signatures of the Hellenic colonisation in southern Italy and Sicily 

http://www.nature.com/ejhg/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/ejhg2015124a.html 
 
A new DNA study purports to trace the origin of Greek settlers in Italy back to a few thousand men and women who arrived in the 8th century BC.
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Kolberg Art & Science Club
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23andMe Discussion  - 
 
An unfortunate, but valuable, experiment about the effect of nature versus nuture. 

Fortunately, thanks to the availability of +23andMe testing to everyone, such mix-ups can be clarified right away. 

+The New York Times  #evolution   #twins  
 
Truly an amazing story about identical twins accidentally separated at birth.  It shows the power of of your DNA vs. the environment to control your preferences and talents.
After a hospital error, two pairs of Colombian identical twins were raised as two pairs of fraternal twins. This is the story of how they found one another — and of what happened next.
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Annette Kapple
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Comparing cM totals between the companies I prefer the matching system they have at 23andMe. If anyone compares results between Ancestry and the another companies, or GEDmatch, and the total shared cMs is 1 or 2 cM's away from Ancestry please leave a comment. The closest totals I've found are 8 cM's off.
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Natkritta Panprasert
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The vast reserve of coins stored in the Parthenon, one of the most famous structures from the ancient world, may have been used by Athenians to erect buildings and fund battles against their rival Sparta.
The vast reserve of coins stored in the Parthenon, one of the most famous structures from the ancient world, may have been used by Athenians to erect buildings and fund battles against their rival Sparta.
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Natkritta Panprasert
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Modern humans and Neanderthals interbred in Europe, an analysis of 40,000-year-old DNA suggests http://bbc.in/1SDH5Fr
Modern humans and Neanderthals interbred in Europe, according to an analysis of 40,000-year-old DNA.
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Ana Oquendo Pabón
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A new analysis, published in Nature, refutes the theory that the 8,500-year-old skeleton was a European. Instead, he was related to contemporary Native Americans.
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Natkritta Panprasert
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A team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge has described for the first time in humans how the epigenome – the suite of molecules attached to our DNA that switch our genes on and off – is comprehensively erased in early primordial germ cells prior to the generation of egg and sperm. However, the study, published today in the journal Cell, shows some regions of our DNA – including those associated with conditions such as obesity and s...
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