Category: history

The largest area of ​​silk residue found in Sanxingdui

Archaeological excavations at the Sanxingdui site have brought a large number of precious cultural relics to the world again. A few days ago, there were new discoveries in Pit 8. According to media reports, one of the unearthed bronze fragments has real silk residues, and the warp and weft structure is very obvious. There is a layer of adhesion similar to the coating on the surface. The size is 1.8×0.8 cm, which is the most obvious and largest area found in Sanxingdui. Silk residue. According to experts, the main reason why the real silk remains so far is that the bronze ware provides a living condition for it, that is, the rust of the bronze ware has antibacterial effect, which increases the possibility of being retained. Previously, nearly 60 gold leaves of various sizes and shapes were unearthed in Pit 8. Some experts speculate that these gold leaves may be [...]

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The study says there are about 50 billion birds in the world

There are about 50 billion birds in the world, according to a new study that uses citizen science observations to try to estimate the population of nearly 10,000 species. The study, led by scientists at the University of New South Wales in Australia, suggests there are about six times as many birds as humans on the planet - but many species are very rare. Four species belong to what the researchers call the "billion club," with a total bird population estimated at more than one billion, the report said. They are sparrows, European starlings, ring-billed gulls and house swallows found in many parts of the world. Researchers estimated 9,700 species, including penguins, emus and kookaburra, using hundreds of millions of bird observations recorded by birders on eBird, one of the world's largest citizen science projects on biodiversity. They combined their records with professional scientific observations to form an algorithm that [...]

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Archaeologists find pregnant mummy: seven months of fetus

In a new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, Polish archaeologists say they have found a mummy that is unique because it was pregnant. The ancient Egyptian mummy and its sarcophagus, named Hor-Djehuty, were donated to the University of Warsaw, Poland, in 1826 and have been held in the National Museum of Art in Warsaw, Poland, since 1917. At first, archaeologists thought it was a female mummy because of the elaborate sarcophagus. But it was not until around 1920, when archaeologists translated the sarcophagus and related materials, that the mummy, named Hor-Djehuty, was a male and held a prominent position at the time. In 2016, a CT scan revealed that the mummy in the sarcophagus was not Hor-Djehuty herself, as the mummy had no male genitalia, and a 3D reconstruction of the auty model revealed features of a female breast. First in the world! Archaeologists have found a [...]

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South Korea is to revise the concept of "family" to recognize cohabiting families that give birth out of wedlock

The South Korean government has also begun formal discussions on the issue, deciding to change a law that currently only recognizes "families" by marriage, blood and adoption. Reports say the South Korean government is discussing a plan to remove the definition of "family" from the civil law. The government has also pushed to change the law so that a child's surname can be negotiated by the parents. The 4th Basic Healthy Family Plan (2021-2025), released by the Ministry of Women and Family on Thursday, includes a plan to formalize the discussion on illegitimate births. "The fact that 55 percent of people in their 20s and 56 percent of people in their 30s said yes shows that society is becoming more tolerant of out-of-wedlock births," Chung Young-ae, minister for women and families, said at a news conference. "We will further discuss with the Ministry of Justice how to include non-marital cohabitation [...]

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China has discovered the world's first fossil of a "hatched-egg" dinosaur, which may have been a male, with seven eggs that had developed into embryos

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History reports that an international team of scientists in Ganzhou, Jiangxi province, has found the world's first "hatched egg" fossil, which is at least 70 million years old. "It's one of the rarest dinosaur fossils ever found," paleontologist Matt Lamanna said. The world's first fossil of "hatched dinosaur eggs" has been found in Ganzhou, Jiangxi province. The hatched dinosaur may have been a male, with seven eggs already developing embryos Since the 1980s, paleontologists have reportedly unearthed fossilized nests containing dinosaur eggs, but have never seen a specimen of a dinosaur hatching an egg. Fossils from Ganzhou show that the nest contained more than 20 eggs, seven of which had embryos and were about to hatch, and one had developed most of the skeleton. After analyzing the oxygen isotopes of the embryos, the researchers found that the temperature of the eggs matched that of the [...]

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