Stairs probably led to a ten-foot-tall, defended tower entrance.
“In the event of a siege,” he said, “even if the city and the castle are taken over, the last defenders and the local aristocrat with their family can hold out for a long time until outside aid arrives or supplies finish.” To read about another recent find at Rusokastro, go to "Iconic Discovery." , which sank in the high Arctic during an expedition launched in 1845 by Sir John Franklin to find the Northwest Passage.
To read about Aztec display of human heads as a show of power, go to "A Circle of Skulls".The children are thought to have been sacrificed by the Chimú culture some 500 years ago, during a period when the El Niño weather pattern caused torrential rains and flooding.Muddy footprints suggest the children marched one mile from the adobe city of Chan Chan to the burial site, and lesions on their breastbones indicate they were killed with ceremonial knives before they were buried facing the sea.Some of the well-preserved remains still have skin and hair, and some of the children were wearing silver earrings at the time of death.To read about funerary idols found in an elite Chimú tomb, go to "Artifact." report, researchers led by Loren Davis of Oregon State University have unearthed stone tools, the butchered remains of an extinct horse, and a hearth or fire pit at the Cooper’s Ferry site, which is situated at the junction of Rock Creek and the lower Salmon River in western Idaho.