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Posted on Wednesday, April 27 - 2005

Archaeologists have found a vast new network of royal tombs in Ethiopia, near the site where the 1,700-year-old Axum obelisk is to be re-erected. Experts using sophisticated imaging equipment discovered the burial chambers, even older than the obelisk, under a 1963 car park, said the UN. The stone monoliths were originally erected to mark burial sites for deceased members of the aristocracy. The final piece of the Axum obelisk was flown homefrom Italy on Monday.

The whole structure - seen as a national religious treasure - is to be re-erected in September following the Ethiopian rainy season. The obelisk was stolen by fascist Italian troops in 1937. The archaeological team which discovered the new burial sites was sent to Axum to prepare for the re-erection of the obelisk. Unesco Director-General Koichiro Matsuura said it was likely that some of the tombs were still intact. "The site is a royal necropolis used by several dynasties before the Christianera," Unesco said, adding that the network stretches far beyond the perimeter of the present World Heritage site. "The opening of these new tombs to the public would represent, moreover, an additional asset for the site, which, by boosting cultural tourism, would contribute to the economic development of the country," Mr Matsuura said.

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Posted on Wednesday, June 26 - 2013

The Sahara was home to sizable communities up to 10,000 years ago, but what happened to them ?Paleolithic rock art discovered in regions of the Sahara desert are now all that"s left of what were once sophisticated human settlements which over the centuries developed clay pottery, rode horses and eked out a living in what is now the world"s largest desert. But who were these ancient people, howdid they survive there and where did they go ?Archaeologist Stefan Kröpelin ventured in to the Sahara in the hopes of finding the answers.

What he discovered was that the Sahara was not always as it is today - thousands of years ago it was a lush savannah covered in grassland and lakes, the perfect place for early humans to settle. As time went on however the region dried up, forcing its ancient inhabitants back towards the Nile. "TheSahara in central Africa is the largest hot desert on Earth, its blistering sands practically lifeless."  

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Posted on Sunday, June 02 - 2013

A rocky hilltop discovered in South Africa is believed to be an ancient shaman rainmaking ritual site.At an elevation of 1000ft, the hilltop site of Ratho Kroonkop near the borders of Botswana and Zimbabwe is believed to have been used by shaman hundreds of years ago to perform rituals intended to make it rain. Scientists working at the site have discovered the remains of up to 30,000 different animals there includingthose of a zebra, a rhinoceros and a giraffe."What makes RKK special is that every piece of faunal material found at RKK can in some way be linked to rain control," said researcher Simone Brunton.

"The shaman or ritual specialist was usually the only one directly involved with the actual doing of the rituals. It would have been strictly forbidden for normal folks to go near the site." "Located in a semiarid area of the country, near Botswana and Zimbabwe, the siteof Ratho Kroonkop (RKK) sits atop a 1,000-foot-tall (300 meters) hill and contains two naturally formed "rock tanks."  

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Posted on Wednesday, May 29 - 2013

Two elderly women were poisoned after being accused of using goblins to harm local children.The bizarre series of events took place in the village of Mangisi where 83-year-old Jersey Mutero and 73-year-old Erita Bhebhe were blamed for a child falling ill. Shaman Maxwell Pira was called upon to perform a cleansing ceremony because it was believed the women had been summoning goblins to inflict harm on the child.During the ceremony the two women were given "holy water" to drink which turned out to be lethal poison."The two elderly women drank the liquid but collapsed almost immediately," said Midlands police chief, Inspector Emmanuel Mahako.

"They were put on a scotch cart but died on the way to hospital." Pira is now on the run from the authorities who want him in connection with the women"s deaths. "Two elderly women have been killed with poison because neighboursin their African village thought they were using goblins to harm local children."  

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