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Archaeologists from Yale and the Royal Museums of Art and History in Belgium have discovered an ancient Egyptian "billboard" that might turn back the clock on when the hieroglyphic writing system was thought to be introduced to the general population. The huge inscriptions date back to about 3,250 BCE, and show a form of writing that was thought to only be used by the ruling class at that tim
opening on october 3, the structure will provide space for public debate, design workshops, and music and arts events. The post MPavilion 2017: OMA puts a twist on ancient amphitheaters with rotating grandstand design appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
after weeks of research across a range of historical sources, sasha trubetskoy designed a subway-style graphic of the major roman routes based on the empire of CA. 125 AD. The post statistics student turns the ancient roman roads into a subway map appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the masterplan seeks to revitalize the community for both residents and tourists, with new events space, leisure facilities, and information kiosks.The post nendo’s first public space features stepped saucers that reference ancient japanese tombs appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Prolific Japanese design studio Nendo has now moved into urban design, unveiling its massive CoFuFun plaza near Kyoto. Read more
In 2008, researchers analyzed samples of protein found preserved for 68 million years inside a T-rex leg bone, and came to the conclusion that the dinosaurs were closely related to modern chickens and ostriches. Now, palaeontologists from the University of Manchester have taken another look at the tissue, and found that it's an even closer match to ostriches than previously thought – because
A long time ago, on a planet not too far away, there was a lake – and not just any lake, but one that could finally shed some light on that $64 million question: Was there ever life on Mars? New findings based on data from NASA's Curiosity rover mission reveal that the Gale Crater lake not only had properties similar to lakes on Earth, but that it also had all the trappings that would have ma
prior to its renovation, the 'five dragons' temple was relatively unknown and had few visitors despite its historic significance. The post URBANUS revitalizes and reorganizes ancient taoist temple in northern china appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Neri Oxman and her Mediated Matter group at MIT Media Lab have created a series of colourful death masks that explore the transition between life and death. Read more
We won't be running into Marvin or any Biker Mice, but life on Mars may still be found in the form of microbes. As the search moves further underground with projects like ExoLance, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have found another promising place to look: a strange formation that could be the remains of an ancient "ice cauldron" that would have provided a warm, chemical-rich


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