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Stone bracelet oldest ever found in the world

A stone age bracelet found in the Altai region of Siberia has now been confirmed as being an incredible 40,000 years old, making it the oldest piece of jewelry ever recovered. What’s more, scientists have concluded it was made by our prehistoric human ancestors, the Denisovans, demonstrating that they were not only far more advanced than ever realized, but they were actually more advanced than Homo sapiens of the time.

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The Celtic Ogham: An Ancient Tree Alphabet that May Disappear Before Showing its Roots

In secluded fields, on the walls of churches, and beneath construction sites, stones have been found with strange and intricate markings. This is the ancient Celtic Tree Alphabet known as Ogham. Will the secrets of this mysterious language come to light? Or will the hidden roots be washed away in the sands of time?

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Stoney Surroundings

Within the Fafe mountains of northern Portugal, lives a house made of boulders. Construction of the House of Stone started on the remote hillside in 1972 and took about two years to complete. Four very large boulders make up most of the exterior while the windows and doors are made from wood. Logs are used for the furniture, stairs and railings. There is a swimming pool carved into stone, a cozy fireplace and the couch is made from concrete and a large Eucalyptus tree that weighs about 350kg (more than 770 lbs.)

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