Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Royal Tombs Dating Back 3,500 Years : NPR


An aerial view of a 3,500-year-old tomb discovered near the southwestern Greek town of Pylos. Recovered grave goods included a golden seal ring and a golden Egyptian amulet.

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An aerial view of a 3,500-year-old tomb discovered near the southwestern Greek town of Pylos. Recovered grave goods included a golden seal ring and a golden Egyptian amulet.

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A team of American archaeologists has discovered two large ancient Greek royal tombs dating back some 3,500 years near the site of the ancient city of Pylos in southern Greece. The findings cast a new light on the role of the ancient city — mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey — in Mediterranean trade patterns of the Late Bronze Age.

Each of the two tombs — one about 39 feet in diameter and the other about 28 feet — was built in a dome-shape structure known as a tholos.

This golden pendant of the Egyptian goddess Hathor was found in one of two 3,500-year-old tombs.

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Among the findings inside the tombs were evidence of gold-lined floors, a golden seal ring and a gold pendant with the image of the ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor. The amulet suggests that Pylos traded with Egypt during Greece’s Mycenaean civilization, which lasted roughly between 1650 and 1100 B.C. Homer’s epics are set in the latter stages of this period.

The discovery was made by Jack L. Davis and Sharon R. Stocker, an archaeological team from the University of Cincinnati. They had previously uncovered another burial site nearby in 2015 known as the Griffin Warrior grave. That site yielded significant findings including gold and silver treasure, jewelry and a long bronze sword believed to have possibly belonged to one of the early kings of Pylos.



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I’m A Celeb’s Jacqueline Jossa gets royal welcome as Dan Osborne throws surprise party


Jacqueline Jossa’s husband Dan Osborne threw her a surprise party (Picture: Instagram)

Jacqueline Jossa was given the royal treatment as she returned home after winning I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

Well, she is the reigning jungle queen after all.

The 27-year-old revealed husband Dan Osborne thrown her a surprise party, with all of her nearest and dearest waiting to welcome her back to reality.

She was greeted with a wall of prosecco and a personalisation station, as well as all of the balloons, cakes and even some Christmas decorations.

There was even a giant sign which read: ‘Queen of the jungle,’ alongside a little trophy.

Basically the dream homecoming.

Jac had a royal welcome home  (Picture: Instagram)
She was blessed with an entire WALL of prosecco (Picture: Instagram)

The EastEnders actress later revealed she was struggling to settle back into her daily life, with jet lag meaning she was wide awake at 2am.

Taking to Instagram, she shared a video of her daughters, Ella and Mia, watching The Lion King and running around their living room.

As you do.

‘Morning guys! So things have been a bit crazy since jungle life,’ she began. ‘I’m still fully overwhelmed and haven’t processed anything, and also I thought it was yesterday and it wasn’t because now it’s Thursday. I’m just confused.

‘It’s been a very long 72 hours, it felt like one big long day. I’ve been up since 2am because jet lag is a real thing. My kids have been up too and they’re just mental. They’re eating cake at 5am, it’s happening.

Jacqueline was greeted by her nearest and dearest (Picture: Instagram)
She got back to reality with a bump (Picture: Instagram)
Jac was thrilled to be reunited with her family (Picture: Instagram)

‘We’ve got jungle cake, we had a bit of a celebration, a surprise that Daniel done for me. Now there’s four-year-olds eating cupcakes at 5am, which is great, it’s good news. We’re just enjoying it while it lasts.

‘Just wanted to say a massive thanks to absolutely everyone for voting, and whoever you voted for,’ she continued. ‘Whether it was me or Andy or Roman or anybody else in the whole of the camp. If you voted for any of them I would’ve been happy, I honestly loved all of them.

‘I’m really overwhelmed but at the same time, I would’ve been fine with anyone winning. Andy smashed it, he was amazing. He was so funny to live with. There was so much you didn’t see.

She ended her message by explaining that she would be taking some time out of the limelight to enjoy being back with her family – and far, far away from those bugs.

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‘I will keep you updated but I’m going to lay low a little bit and enjoy this time with my family, but I wanted to let you know I’m not abandoning Instagram,’ she added. ‘I’m just taking it all in.’

Jac’s party comes after it was revealed she only just got the jungle crown, winning I’m A Celeb by a tiny 1.2% margin.

Official voting figures from ITV show she received a total of 50.61% from the public, with runner-up Andy Whyment landing 49.39%.

Basically the Brexit of the jungle.

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Coming Out Show airs tonight, at 9pm, on ITV.



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Princess Eugenie row: How Prince Andrew’s daughter could be FORCED to move out of home | Royal | News


Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank has lived together in the grounds of Kensington Palace since their wedding in October 2018. However, reports now claim the couple could have to move out of the lavish home.

Following Prince Andrew’s resignation, questions have been raised about how his daughters will continue to be funded as their father has long-subsidised their lifestyles.

The Duke of York withdrew from his official duties following a scandalous interview with BBC Newsnight, where he was questioned on his ties with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Speculation has especially mounted on whether Eugenie and her older sister Beatrice will continue to live in their current residence.

Beatrice lives in an apartment at St James’s Palace, believed to be at the expense of taxpayers, Mail Online reports.

READ MORE: Prince Andrew: Could Eugenie and Beatrice be forced to move home?

But Eugenie and her husband live in Ivy Cottage, a three-bedroom house in the grounds of Kensington Palace.

Eugenie’s home is being rented to her and Mr Brooksbank at a “commercial rate”, said to be around £182,000 a year.

The cost has always been assumed to have been covered by Prince Andrew.

On the Duke of York’s official website, under frequently asked questions, it states the Prince “supports both of his daughters financially from his private income”.

“Even though you may feel that they made such a mess of their own lives, they have been loving co-parents.

“The Queen will continue to invite Beatrice and Eugenie to Balmoral over the summer and she sees quite a lot of them at Windsor.

“They, in turn, are fond of ‘Super Gran’, as they call her.

“The feeling is that everyone wants to protect them from this hurt and from further hurt, rather than dance on their father’s ‘grave’.”

A royal aide has also confirmed that Beatrice and Eugenie will continue with a limited number of royal duties as before.

Buckingham Palace: “The Princesses do undertake a small number of royal engagements each year, as and when asked, and that will continue.”



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Real-life rocket man in a jet pack launches from Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth


Real-life ‘rocket man’ wearing a jet pack launches from Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth before flying past stunned passengers aboard a private yacht

  • Jet pack inventor Richard Browning made a demo flight from the giant warship
  • His firm Gravity Industries has been working with the Royal Navy on the device
  • HMS Queen Elizabeth is presently moored off of the coast of Maryland in the US
  • The aircraft is playing host to a defence expo and tech-themed conference

A real-life rocket man wearing a jet pack launched from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on a demonstration flight today.

Richard Browning — the inventor and pilot of the device — carved a graceful arc through the air from the warship, stunning a private yacht with a close fly-by.

The flight occurred while the naval vessel was moored off of the coast of Annapolis, in Maryland, in the middle of a three-month war-games exercise involving US allies.

WHAT ARE THE JET PACK’S SPECS?

Turbines: 5

Fuel: Jet A1 Kerosene, Premium Diesel

Fight Time: Up to 8 minutes 

Speed: over 60km/h

Pilot weight: Under 13 stone (85kg) wearing current Jet Suit 

The Twitter account of the HMS Queen Elizabeth shared footage of the flight as seen from the warship itself.

‘Someone needed to leave the ship in a hurry!’ they joked.

‘We do have seaboats you know.’ 

Mr Browning — who was a Royal Marine Reservist and ultra-marathon runner before launching his Gravity Industries firm — has reportedly been working closely with the Royal Navy on the development of his jet pack.

This latest exhibition came as the HMS Queen Elizabeth played host to the 2019 Atlantic Future Forum, which was focusing on issues surrounding artificial intelligence, cyber technology, robotics and big data.

The aircraft-carrying warship saw its hold converted into a conference venue for the event — complete with two of the vessel’s ‘F-35 Lightning’ stealth jets on display.

The forum was preceded by a Defence Trade Expo, opened by the HMS Queen Elizabeth’s commanding officer, Commodore Steve Moorhouse.

A real-life rocket man wearing a jet pack launched from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on a demonstration flight today

A real-life rocket man wearing a jet pack launched from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on a demonstration flight today

Richard Browning — the inventor and pilot of the device — carved a graceful arc through the air from the warship, stunning a private yacht with a close fly-by

Richard Browning — the inventor and pilot of the device — carved a graceful arc through the air from the warship, stunning a private yacht with a close fly-by

The Jet Suit uses five gas turbines which collectively produce over 1,000 brake horsepower to gain flight, and can reach speeds of over 55 mph. Company founder Richard Browning has previously demonstrated the suit in more than 20 countries around the world

The Jet Suit uses five gas turbines which collectively produce over 1,000 brake horsepower to gain flight, and can reach speeds of over 55 mph. Company founder Richard Browning has previously demonstrated the suit in more than 20 countries around the world

Richard Browning — the inventor and pilot of the device — carved a graceful arc through the air from the warship, stunning a private yacht, pictured, with a close fly-by

Richard Browning — the inventor and pilot of the device — carved a graceful arc through the air from the warship, stunning a private yacht, pictured, with a close fly-by

The jet pack uses five gas turbines that produce over 1,000 brake horsepower to gain flight and can reach speeds of over 55 miles per hour (89 kph).  

Gravity Industries was awarded a patent earlier this year in what its British creators are saying is the world’s first for a ‘jet suit’. 

In September, Mr Browning made his longest flight yet in the futuristic gear, crossing the Solent from Hurst Castle in Lymington to Fort Albert in Freshwater.

Mr Browning — who was a Royal Marine Reservist before launching his Gravity Industries firm — has reportedly been working closely with the Royal Navy on the development of his jet pack

Mr Browning — who was a Royal Marine Reservist before launching his Gravity Industries firm — has reportedly been working closely with the Royal Navy on the development of his jet pack

The flight occurred while the HMS Queen Elizabeth was moored off of the coast of Annapolis, in Maryland, in the middle of a three-month war-games exercise involving US allies

The flight occurred while the HMS Queen Elizabeth was moored off of the coast of Annapolis, in Maryland, in the middle of a three-month war-games exercise involving US allies

This latest exhibition came as the HMS Queen Elizabeth, pictured, played host to the 2019 Atlantic Future Forum, which was focusing on issues surrounding artificial intelligence, cyber technology, robotics and big data

This latest exhibition came as the HMS Queen Elizabeth, pictured, played host to the 2019 Atlantic Future Forum, which was focusing on issues surrounding artificial intelligence, cyber technology, robotics and big data





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