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Mummy in Peru

Mummy Peru

n exquisitely preserved and elaborately tattooed mummy of a young woman has been discovered deep inside a mud-brick pyramid in northern Peru, archaeologists from Peru and the U.S. announced today. The 1,500-year-old mummy may shed new light on the mysterious Moche culture, which occupied Peru’s northern coastal valleys from about A.D. 100 to 800. In addition to the heavily tattooed body, the tomb yielded a rich array of funeral objects, from gold sewing needles and weaving tools to masterfully worked metal jewelry. Such a complete array has never been seen before in a Moche tomb. Surprisingly, the grave also contained numerous weapons, including two massive war clubs and 23 spear throwers. The unusual mix of ornamental and military artifacts has experts speculating about the woman’s identity and her role in Moche society. “The war clubs are clear symbols not only of combat but of power,” said John Verano, an anthropologist at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, who is part of the research team. Peruvian archaeologists, under the direction of lead scientist Régulo Franco, made the discovery last year at an ancient ceremonial site known as El Brujo. The tomb lay near the top of a crumbling pyramid called Huaca Cao Viejo, a ruin near the town of Trujillo that has been well known since colonial times. Verano said the finding is the first of its kind in Peru, and he likens it to the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in Egypt. “We have an entire repertoire of a very high status tomb, preserved perfectly,” Verano said.


Mummy in Peru
Mummy in Peru
Mummy in Peru
Mummy in Peru


From : New York Times.

Nikon D – 200

Nikon D-200

ikon’s new prestigious D200 is ideal for those looking for a camera to bridge the gap between the professional and the entry level Digital SLRs. The D200 delivers the incomparable quality of professional pictures whilst offering exceptional versatility, creative responsiveness, accuracy and full manual control. The D200 is the perfect camera for the semi-professional and freelancer who want an affordable SLR that integrates the right portion of diversity, quality and reliability of Nikon’s professional high-end models. The D200 Kit includes the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED lens optically designed for use with Nikon digital SLR sensors. 135 equivalent of 27-105mm zoom range. This is the first picture made with a brand new Nikon D-200 with the following shooting data:

Nikon D200
2006/05/28 14:20:39.5
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Color
Lens: VR 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 24mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/180 sec – F/7.1
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV

Harley
 

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Vosonic VP8360

am very happy with my new gadget, the image-tank Vosonic VP-8360 a multimedia viewer and storage device. The Vosonic VP8360 has infinite memory & storage expansion configuration with internal 2.5” Hard Disk (40~120GB). You can save all the data: music, photo, video and documents into it as supper portable storage device. The Vosonic VP8360 is compatible with standard Fujifilm rechargeable battery model: NP-100 which can be easily got an extra one on the digital shop. It is also very convenient to replace it due to the battery compartment design. The Vosonic multimedia viewer VP8360 comes with Magix Media Suite which can help you to convert the files which can’t be played directly to the supported formats. This program has a simple interface to convert, edit and archive.

Vosonic VP8360 Memory card support
he VP8360 supports all memory cards such as Compactflash, IBM Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard and 4 other formats, Mini-SD, RS-MMC, MS Duo and MS Pro Duo with a adapter (not supplied). It uses fast USB 2.0 interface for file transfer to your PC. Connecting the VP8360 to your PC, it works as hard drive enclosure and multi card reader/writer. The Vosonic VP8360 supports to copy files from memory cards to the internal hard drive (No need PC). The backup function allows you to transfer the data from your cards to the HDD anytime, anywhere during your trip. No need to carry a notebook or several cards any more.

Vosonic Video Player
he VP-8360 is your personal move theater and you can view the movies anytime and anywhere. TV out function even let you connect the device to TV and share the movie and photo on TV with your friends. Play Motion-JPEG in AVI and MOV, MPEG-1, MPEG-4 and Xvid file format. Quickly fast forward, rewind and pause when watching your video.

Vosonic Audio Player
he VP8360 let you access your music library on the go. The shuffle, repeat and EQ functions are available. Set Music as “play in background”, you can view the picture and enjoy music at the same time. The Vosonic supports MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC music files.

Vosonic Photo Viewer
P8360 works as photo album with huge memory. The zoom in/out, rotate and slide show functions make the photo display more interesting. Exif information support is useful for professional photographer. The Vosonic VP8360 multimedia viewer supports JPEG, TIFF, BMP, GIF and RAW file format .

How to make Japanese bread

Punish Bread Dough Through Massive Beatings
This is how you make bread. By delivering unto it shots of furious anger. With mallets a strong hand. On TV. In Japan…..!

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