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Mongolia - Mongolian Deer Stone. Deer stones (also known as reindeer stones) are ancient megaliths carved with symbols that can be found all over the world but are concentrated largely in Siberia and Mongolia. The name comes from their carved depictions of flying deer.

Mongolia - Mongolian Deer Stone. Deer stones (also known as reindeer stones) are ancient megaliths carved with symbols that can be found all over the world but are concentrated largely in Siberia and Mongolia. The name comes from their carved depictions of flying deer.

This Iron Age, 3000 year old oak barrel was found in Ireland with exceptionally well-preserved butter inside. The butter has turned to white wax.

This Iron Age, 3000 year old oak barrel was found in Ireland with exceptionally well-preserved butter inside. The butter has turned to white wax.

Hieroglyphics found as part of discovery of "world's oldest port" in Egypt. They include details of the arrangements for getting bread and beer to the workers heading out from the port. One tells of an official named Merrer, who was involved in building the Great Pyramid of Giza

Hieroglyphics found as part of discovery of "world's oldest port" in Egypt. They include details of the arrangements for getting bread and beer to the workers heading out from the port. One tells of an official named Merrer, who was involved in building the Great Pyramid of Giza

Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway. Visited this city after my junior year in high school. Felt like the streets were empty...after living in Asia.

Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway. Visited this city after my junior year in high school. Felt like the streets were empty...after living in Asia.

What we thought we knew is wrong. The Black Death arrived in Britain from central Asia in the autumn of 1348 and by late spring the following year it had killed six out of every 10 people in London. Such a rate of destruction would kill five million now. Researchers extracted plague DNA from 14th century skulls found in east London and evidence suggests a different cause: only an airborne infection could have spread so fast and killed so quickly. A pneumonic rather than a bubonic plague.

What we thought we knew is wrong. The Black Death arrived in Britain from central Asia in the autumn of 1348 and by late spring the following year it had killed six out of every 10 people in London. Such a rate of destruction would kill five million now. Researchers extracted plague DNA from 14th century skulls found in east London and evidence suggests a different cause: only an airborne infection could have spread so fast and killed so quickly. A pneumonic rather than a bubonic plague.

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