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What Lies Beneath Stonehenge?

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-lies-beneath-Stonehenge-180952437/?no-ist=&no-cache=&page=1

What Lies Beneath Stonehenge? A groundbreaking survey of the site has turned up tantalizing new clues to what really went on there By
We walked the Avenue, the ancient route along which the stones were first dragged from the River Avon. For centuries, this was the formal path to the great henge, but now the only hint of its existence was an indentation or two in the tall grass. It was a fine English summer’s day, with thin, fast clouds above, and as we passed through fields dotted with buttercups and daisies, cows and sheep, we could have been hikers anywhere, were it not for the ghostly monument in the near distance.
Faint as the Avenue was, Vince Gaffney hustled along as if it were illuminated by runway lights. A short, sprightly archaeologist of 56, from Newcastl…

CANARIAS Tenerife se revoluciona con el supuesto hallazgo de la Cueva de las Mil Momias guanches

Una mujer asegura haber encontrado una gruta con más de 700 momias que reaviva la leyenda de la mítica cueva y la Guardia Civil resta crédito a su presunto descubrimiento
El presunto hallazgo de una enorme cámara mortuoria de origen guanche con más de 700 momias ha revolucionado en los últimos días a media isla de Tenerife y ha hecho renacer en muchos canarios una idea que, mitad leyenda, mitad investigación científica, estimula desde hace años la imaginación y el estudio de los aborígenes: la Cueva de las Mil Momias. El detonante del revuelo ha sido el supuesto descubrimiento realizado por un equipo de investigadores encabezados por una mujer que ya acumula más de 1.300 seguidores en su cuenta de la red social Facebook. Allí describe la que podría ser esta mítica cueva, cuya ubicación no revela, y aprovecha para arremeter contra quienes la han calificado de «mentirosa» y han lanzado otros improperios menos suaves. Su testimonio no es baladí ni ha pasado desapercibido para la Guardia…

Krauka - Sigurdkvaden

Sigurd or Siegfried, the legendary dragon-slayer hero in Nibelungenlied and subject of the opera. 

This song is an danish version from the song : Regin Smiður

Lyrics : 
Ormen gled af guldet frem,
det skal hver mand vide.
Sigurd sad på Granes ryg
dristig mon han ride

Grane bar guld af hede,
Grane bar guld af hede,
Sigurd svinger sværdet i vrede.
Sigurd over ormen vandt,
Grane bar guldet af heden.

Tredive alen dybt var vandet,
hvorved ormen lå,
brystet raged' op deraf,
på fjeldet halen lå.

Grane bar guld af hede,
Grane bar guld af hede,
Sigurd svinger sværdet i vrede.
Sigurd over ormen vandt,
Grane bar guldet af heden.

Rask da var unge Sigurd,
han med sværdet slog,
kløvede den blanke orm
sønder i stykker to.

Grane bar guld af hede,
Grane bar guld af hede,
Sigurd svinger sværdet i vrede.
Sigurd over ormen vandt,
Grane bar guldet af heden.

Ormens hjerte stegte han,
det gik nok så trangt:
spiddet af det hårde træ
var tredive alen langt. 

Grane bar guld af hede,
Grane bar guld af hede,
Sigurd svinger sværdet i vrede.
Sigur…

The Germani: Germanic Peoples Origins and History

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The GermaniWho were they?Germanic genetic markersProto-GermanicBranches of the treeFranks and Anglo-SaxonsRegional variationGoths and Vandals Who were they? The Germani entered Roman consciousness as unknown enemies, suddenly looming from the misty distance. Not that the Romans had a collective ethnic name for the tribes who swooped upon them in 113 BC, driven by the flooding of their own lands to look for a new homeland. Only as the frontiers of the Roman Empire expanded up to the North Sea in the next century were the Cimbri securely located by Roman geographers in Jutland and the Teutones within Germania1Plutarch, The Lives, The Life of Marius, 11; Lucius Annaeus Florus, The Epitome of Roman History, book 1, chapter 38; Strabo, Geography, book 7, chapter 2, sections 1-2; Claudius Ptolemy, The Geography, book 2, chapter 10; Res Gestae Divi Augusti, chapter 26; Tacitus, Germania, 37; Pliny, …

Neolithic 'Stonehenge' Monument and Burial Barrows Discovered in Kent

The Swale and Thames Archaeological Survey Company (SWAT Archaeology) has discovered a Neolithic henge and archaeological remains from several periods on housing development grounds in Sittingbourne, Kent. By 
The structure, which is 30m in diameter, is over 6,000 years old and was found at Iwade Meadows, just east of the industrial town. It is just one of several prehistoric monuments to have been discovered on a north-west slope above the Ridham fleet stream, which runs through the centre of the excavation site.

According to SWAT Archaeology's Dr Paul Wilkinson, the monument consists of a pair of ring ditches. The outer ring is believed to be Neolithic, a ceremonial henge-type gathering place, while the inner ring, an unbroken circuit, was added during the Bronze Age, when the structure was likely turned into a funerary monument, also known as a "barrow".
Near the structure, a second smaller monument was found by the archaeologists, which is believed to …