Underwater Museum, Supernova Bones and more Unearthed Secrets for August

A roundup of Secrets in the News for August 2020.


This Ancient Greek Shipwreck Is Now an Underwater Museum

Smithsonian: A 2,000-year-old Greek shipwreck will open to the public next month as an underwater museum, reports Huw Oliver for Time Out. The maritime attraction, scheduled to welcome visitors from August 3 to October 2, is centered around the Peristera shipwreck, which lies at the bottom of the Aegean Sea off the coast of the island of Alonissos… [read more]

Your Bones are Made from a Supernova

Inverse: A supernova first detected in 2005 changed humanity’s perception of the Universe, and one of the minerals needed to support life — calcium. Researchers eventually determined that the explosion, and ones like it, were responsible for the high abundance of calcium in the Universe, including all calcium on Earth, which includes your bones… [read more]

Archaeologists May Have Discovered the Birthplace of King Arthur: Legends Come to Life?

Ancient Origins: The discovery of 1500-year-old ruins at Tintagel in south-west England made headlines around the world. What appear to the be the walls of a Dark Age palace have been found in the exact place, and dating to the very time, King Arthur is said to have been born… [read more]

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Archaeologists Have Found the Source of Stonehenge’s Boulders

Wired: The huge slabs of stone that make up the most iconic structures at Stonehenge came from about 25 kilometers away, according to chemical analysis. Since the 1500s, most Stonehenge scholars have assumed the 6- to 7-meter-tall, 20-metric-ton sarsen stones came from nearby Marlborough Downs, and a recent study by University of Brighton archaeologist David Nash and his colleagues has now confirmed that… [read more]