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Fossils Reveal Giant Lions As Tall As A Human Roamed Kenya 200,000 Years Ago

A gigantic lion that stood as tall as a human has been uncovered for the first time by experts hunting for fossils in Kenya.

Scientists say the beast is believed to have lived on a diet of giant plant-eating mammals that roamed east Africa around 200,000 years ago.

Researchers say it is most likely from an extinct species that was substantially larger than any modern population or subspecies of lion.

A gigantic lion that stood as tall as a human has been uncovered for the first time by experts hunting for fossils in Kenya. Skull remains (pictured) hint at a creature much larger than any previously known African lion, living or fossil, which has since gone extinct
To calculate its size, which was far larger than modern lions, they looked at the remains of the creature’s teeth and skull. Male lions are, on average, around 4ft (1.2 metres) in length, but the newly uncovered species was closer to a human’s 5.6 ft (1.7 metres) average height

An international team of researchers – including experts from the National Museums of Kenya and the universities of Utah and Arkansas – found the fossil at Natodomeri in northwest Kenya.

To calculate its size, which was far larger than modern lions, they looked at the remains of the creature’s teeth and skull.

Male lions are, on average, around 4ft (1.2 metres) in length, but the newly uncovered species was closer to a human’s 5.6 ft (1.7 metres) average height.

Writing in a paper published on the finds, its authors said: ‘The image of the lion is pervasive in human culture from its earliest preserved expression in Palaeolithic art to more modern cultural references like Disney’s the Lion King.

‘In the scientific world lions are also a focus for attention.

‘This skull is the first indication of the existence of a population of giant lions in the late Middle and Late Pleistocene of eastern Africa, perhaps occasioned by the presence of greater megafaunal biomass than today.

‘The skull is remarkable for its very great size, equivalent to the largest cave lions of Pleistocene Eurasia and much larger than any previously known lion from Africa, living or fossil.’

Modern lions first appeared in south and east Africa, before evolving into two groups.

Scientists say the beast is believed to have lived on a diet of giant plant eating mammals that roamed east Africa around 200,000 years ago. This image shows a Right hand side view of an average lion skull

One now lives in eastern and southern Africa, while the other includes lions in west Africa and India.

Diminishing numbers of lions worldwide have become an escalating cause for concern.

However, in recent weeks it was announced that India’s endangered lion population, which lives in one single forest, is fighting back from the brink of extinction.

The endangered Asiatic lion – whose numbers plummeted to just 180 individuals in the 1960s – has now increased to more than 600, it was reported on March 6.

The full findings of the study were published in the Journal of Paleontology.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

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Archaeologists amazed to find a 2100 years old phone like object

A group of archaeologists has found a strange black rectangular object next to the skeleton of a woman in a grave at the excavation site of Ala-Tey, in the mountainous Republic of Tuvá (Russia). The 2100 years old phone like device amazed the Archaeologists.

2100 years old phone

The researchers nicknamed “Natasha” to the ancestral woman, while the mysterious object that accompanied her was called “iPhone” because of her resemblance to Apple’s product. The 2100 years old phone like device has holes in the top and bottom just like the modern device.

However, and far from being an oopart, the object is actually a belt buckle more than 2,100 years old, unearthed in a tomb in the so-called «Russian Atlantis», the name given to a mountainous region in Siberia, already It is covered with water and only appears for a few weeks a year.

Pavel Leus, one of the archaeologists who participate in the excavations, explained that the team has been carrying out expeditions to the Ala-Tey burial site for several years. Leus added that the finding of that interesting 2100 years old phone like device was made in 2016, but the results have been made public only now.

“The burial of” Natasha “with an” iPhone “of the Xiongnu era remains one of the most interesting in this burial site,” said the expert.

The buckle, 18 by 9 centimeters, is made of precious stones inlaid with turquoise, carnelian, and mother of pearl, and is decorated with Chinese Wu Zhu coins. These coins have helped scientists date the object 2,137 years ago when they were minted.

Source: The Siberian Times

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Just Myths? | Enoch, Great Pyramid of Egypt, and the Anunnaki Civilization Saga?

Since the dawn of man, the time has been his ruthless enemy. There was nothing man could do to escape his earthly demise.

But the pyramids towering over man and his creations fear no time.

Much has been said about the origins of these mysterious structures, so much that the truth has been concealed within piles of false assumptions.

But an archaic figure has cracked the riddle of both time and pyramid.

His name is Enoch – the man who cheated death to go rule over the otherworldly kingdom of a higher force.

Before departing for these higher beings, Enoch had left a luxuriant cultural heritage for the generations to come.

He wished for them to solve the riddle of time, just like him, so he concealed the answers within his teachings, and within the greatest architectural mystery of present-day – The Great Pyramid of Egypt.

Sumerian and Mayan accounts remind of Enoch as the one who conquered time and who encoded this secret within the time-defying pyramids – his masterpiece.

It is now up to YOU to decipher this timeworn knowledge and garner its unimaginable benefits.

Anunnaki is believed to be a group of deities in several ancient Mesopotamian cultures such as the Babylonian, Sumerian, Assyrian, and Akkadian.

The name Anunnaki is a derivative of the names heaven “Anu”, and earth “Ki”. However, some groups translate them as “princely offspring” or “Those of Royal Blood”.

The Sumerian legends and the ancient texts use the word Annunaki to refer to a group of gods who came from heaven.

They were considered as the main gods of the Sumerian pantheon. The Sumerians worshipped these gods long before the great pantheon of ancient Greece and before the ancient Egyptian gods.

The Anunnaki descended from An, the supreme being that reigned over all the Sumerian gods.

The Babylonian myths of creation say there were 300 Anunnaki who kept the heavens and 300 others who guarded the underworld.

These deities were so important that they were also mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh.

The development of Sumerian civilization occurred in the Persian Gulf while growing to strength over time.

The “Plain of the Land of Shinar” is the territory that was renamed to Babylon after 2000 B.C.

These people lived in the Middle East on the territory we know as Iran and Iraq today.

Source: Matrix World Disclosure

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Revealed Photos Show Something Huge May be Hidden in Ancient Egypt

A recent discovery at a notable ancient Egyptian site, which for some reason, is yet to be shared with the public or reported in the headlines. It’s from the ancient Egyptians.

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