Roman Findings: Metro House, Amasra Sea Ruins

Credit: MiBACT.TV   The ever exciting digging under Roman soil to expand their metro system has this time yielded an amazing house. They believe the house belonged to a Roman commander due to its proximity to a nearby barracks. It has plenty of mosaics and decorated walls, 14 rooms, a bathhouse and under floor heating…

Restaurant Dog

This little guy likes to hang around a restaurant and is a great little dog.  For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com   For all your random articles go to Trovian Square and check out my other pages for excellent content on science, technology, history and more!       The best way to support…

Roman Findings: Beit Shemesh Monastery, 1,000 Doliche Seals

Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority Official Channel   A Byzantine monastery was discovered during construction in Ramat Beit Shemesh outside Jerusalem. Among the findings were mosaic floors decorated with birds and pomegranates, stone walls, bases of marble pillars decorated with crosses, a bronze cross and ceramic oil lamps. The finds from the next excavation were much…

Historic Findings: Seljuk Tablets

nejron / 123RF Stock Photo   This has been a great month or so for finding Seljuk tablets. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, the Seljuks or Seljuqs were a Turkish Persianate (they thought Persia was cool so they adopted some of their culture) society which emerged from Central Asia to conquer a large amount…

Roman Findings: Caesarea Mosaic, Roman Boxing

Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority Official Channel In the Caesarea National Park in northern Israel a large mosaic was discovered which dated to the 2nd – 3rd century CE. Caesarea is an old Roman city which has been the site for amazing discovery after discovery for years. The mosaic was Roman but also had Greek inscriptions…

Zero Waste #1: Britvic

The soft drink company Britvic is aiming for its own zero waste goal by 2020. To do this they’ve taken several steps. While one part of the company focuses on improving the nutritional content the other side is more concerned with recycling. First they’ve diverted nearly all their trash from landfills which they hope to…

Alternative Afterlives #3: Capsula Mundi

Credit: Capsula Mundi   Capsula Mundi (Life Capsule) is an Italian service similar to previous examples I have found which want to create forest cemeteries. They will take bodies or ash and encase them in a dirt pod, plant them and then plant a tree on top so that it can absorb the nutrient. The…

Sustainability #7: Lego Going Green

Lego, everyone’s favorite toy for building as a kid (unless you’re me and preferred K’Nex, the superior brand) is going to begin the start of its green era. They have been designing and creating Lego parts that are derived from a plant-based plastic, reducing their dependency on petroleum sources to generate their plastic play lands….

The Next Film #4: Silver & Black

Colombia Pictures, the original owner of Spider-Man, has decided to push their Spider-Man agenda forward by turning the characters Silver Sable & Black Cat into a film called Silver & Black. Sable is a mercenary who runs a mercenary company and is the leader of the fictional Eastern European country Symkaria. Interestingly enough, her nation…

Zero Waste #1-20

Zero Waste #1: Britvic Britvic: soda manufacturer pursuing a zero waste policy  

The Next Film #3: Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is a superhero very similar to Superman who used to be a fighter pilot. Through an exposure of her genetics to Kree genetics she became a hybrid called Ms. Marvel after the name of the Kree warrior she had been exposed to, Captain Mar-Vell. The Kree were the race that appeared in the…

2000: Airport Kiosks

Here is a forum post talking about how US Airways has installed kiosks at the Ronald Reagan National Airport and Logan International Airport. Created by IBM they used touch screens which at the time was a novelty since we were still in the age of buttons. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/us-airways-dividend-miles-pre-2005-america-west-merger/114822-us-airways-introduces-self-service-kiosks-airport-ticket-purchase-check.html   For more articles related to technology go…