Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Evidence that Incas Fattened up their Children Before Sacrificing Them

From October 2, 2007 Grim evidence of how the Incas “fattened up” children before sacrificing them to their gods has emerged from a new analysis of hair from two 500-year-old … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Alepotrypa: Incredible cave which experts believe inspired the Greek legend of Hades

An ancient Greek cave nearly the size of four football pitches and with its own underground lake may be responsible for sparking the age-old myth about the Greek underworld god … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Did Neanderthals Sail to Mediterranean?

Neanderthals and other extinct human lineages might have been ancient mariners, venturing to the Mediterranean islands thousands of years earlier than previously thought. This prehistoric seafaring could shed light on … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

New “Sauron” Dinosaur Found, Was Big as T. Rex

Named after the demonic Eye of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings films, a new species of flesh-ripping dinosaur terrorized North Africa some 95 million years ago, a new … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

‘Oldest Maya tomb’ found in Guatemala’s Retalhuleu

One of the oldest Maya tombs ever found has been uncovered in western Guatemala, say archaeologists. Located at a temple site in Retalhuleu province, the grave is thought to be … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

World’s oldest undeciphered writing

Proto-Elamite is the last remaining undeciphered writing from the ancient world The world’s oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

New, Bizarre Species of Small Dinosaur Identified

N ot every dinosaur grew up to be a mighty predator like Tyrannosaurus rex or a hulking vegan like Apatosaurus. A few stayed small, and some of the smallest dinosaurs … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · Leave a comment
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