Sunday, October 16, 2016

Greek and Chinese Trade: "This is far earlier than we formerly thought."

Here is an interesting link

The DNA evidence comes from remains from sites in the Xinjian province dating to the time period of the first emperor. They show that Chinese and Europeans were likely encountering each other at that early date. “We now have evidence that close contact existed between the first emperor’s China and the west before the formal opening of the Silk Road. This is far earlier than we formerly thought,” says Li Xiuzhen, Senior Archaeologist at the museum that houses the terra cotta warriors. “We now think the Terra cotta Army, the acrobats and the bronze sculptures found on site, have been inspired by ancient Greek sculptures and art.”
... though the Silk Road between China and Europe was formally established in the 3rd century A.D., Chinese accounts claim Roman traders arrived well before that. As she points out, during the rule of the First Emperor of Rome, Romans were already wearing Chinese silk.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Features on the Moon are Younger TPT

From this article:

Impact! New Moon Craters Are Appearing Faster Than Thought

These new findings also suggest that a number of young features on the moon's surface, such as recent volcanic deposits, "may in fact be even a bit younger than previously thought," Speyerer said.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Iinsects (bees) have more complex brains TPT

Bees like Sugar and can figure out how to get it.

[They]... are incredibly intelligent, despite having brains the size of a sesame seed.