Researchers Evaluate Costa Rica’s Mysterious Stone Spheres

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John Hoopes and his colleagues recently evaluated ancient stone spheres of Costa Rica for UNESCO

The ancient stone spheres of Costa Rica were made world-famous by the opening sequence of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” when a mockup of one of the mysterious relics nearly crushed Indiana Jones.  So perhaps John Hoopes is the closest thing at the University of Kansas to the movie action hero.

 

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Is the Ark of the Covenant Real?

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Replica of the Ark of the Covenant in the Royal Arch Room of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

When you hear the words “Ark of the Covenant” what comes to mind? For some, Steven Spielberg’s film “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” provides the most vivid pop-culture reference to this mysterious sacred object.  The quest to find the real Ark has inspired generations of adventurers and Hollywood directors, but the trail has always gone cold.
Is the Ark of the Covenant real?

 

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Canada To Lead A Search For Arctic Explorer’s Ships

Canada To Lead A Search For Arctic Explorer’s Ships 

 Skulls of members of the Franklin Expedition, discovered and buried by William Skinner and Paddy Gibson in 1945, at King William Island.

For more than 160 years, the fate of British explorer Sir John Franklin and his men has remained locked in the frozen Arctic, but warming temperatures are threatening to change that.

 

 

 

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5 Million-Piece LEGO Boulder

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Ah LEGO, how much do we love you? Let me count the ways: five million. The same amount of million multicolored pieces needed to create this solid boulder, as big as the one in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Then get a fake Professor Henry Jones (You call this archaeology?), fake Sallah (Asps. Very dangerous. You go first) and some other dudes to push it to chase a fake Indy down the streets of San Francisco.

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