M artin Kamen had worked for three days and three nights without sleep. The US chemist was finishing off a project in which he and a colleague, Sam Ruben, had bombarded a piece of graphite with subatomic particles. The aim of their work was to create new forms of carbon, ones that might have practical uses. Exhausted, Kamen staggered out of his laboratory at Berkeley in California, having finished off the project in the early hours of 27 February
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Bengaluru: Israeli archaeologists have announced the discovery of dozens of new parchments of the Dead Sea scrolls in a desert cave. The fragments of scrolls are believed to have been hidden here during a Jewish revolt, called the Bar Kochba Revolt , against the Roman Empire nearly 2, years ago. These are the first scrolls to be found in over 60 years. First discovered in the s, the Dead Sea Scrolls are thought to be the second oldest surviving manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible. They are of religious, cultural, historic, and linguistic significance. The latest scrolls discovered contain lines of Greek text from the Hebrew Bible and are dated to the 3rd century BCE to 1st century CE based on the style of writing.
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In ancient times, animals would be led to Plutonium by priests as part of a sacrificial ritual, and the crowd would look on in awe as the beasts dropped dead once inside the temple's cave-like interior. This earned the building a reputation as a passage to the underworld. These included a network of hidden tombs, and a range of sarcophagi containing mummies dating to the Late Period — BC. Archaeologists also found stone-cutting tools and funerary masks.
In an operation that would put Indiana Jones to shame, a huge anti-looting dig carried out in the Judean Desert has unearthed historical finds of great significance, including fragments of ancient biblical scrolls, a 6,year-old skeleton of a young child, coins used by Jewish rebels and the oldest woven basket known to mankind. The operation began in , when the Israel Antiquities Authority, government agencies and volunteers set to survey 50 miles of caves in the Dead Sea area using drones, rappelling and mountain climbing techniques to access the almost unreachable caves. Fragments of a Greek scroll of the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets , for example, were discovered in a cave where Jewish rebels hid almost 1, years ago. Also dating back to the times of the Bar Kochba Revolt, archaeologists found in the digs a cache of rare coins bearing Jewish symbols such as a harp and a date palm, as well as arrowheads, woven fabric, sandals and even lice combs.