Florida scuba divers discover 50-pound Ice Age mammoth bone in river

Good News Notes: “Two Florida scuba divers uncovered a mammoth bone possibly dating back to the Ice Age while diving in a local river, according to reports. Derek Demeter and Henry Sadler found the four-foot, 50-pound bone in the Peace River near Acadia last Sunday, calling it an “amazing” discovery. “Henry is my dive buddy,” Demeter, Seminole State Planetarium’s director, told FOX…

3,200-year-old gold mask, leaves unearthed in China’s Sanxingdui

Good News Notes: “Chinese archaeologists have made major discoveries at the legendary Sanxingdui Ruins site in southwest China’s Sichuan province that could help shed light on the cultural origins of the Chinese nation. Among those discovered are six new sacrificial pits and more than 500 items dating back about 3,000 years, with a golden face…

Medieval bishop’s palace unearthed in England

Good News Notes: “In a small town in southwestern England, a construction crew hired to build a run-of-the-mill bungalow unexpectedly discovered a medieval bishop’s palace. The crew uncovered ‘substantial’ medieval wall foundations, floor deposits and a fireplace in the town of Wiveliscombe, said a spokesperson for the South West Heritage Trust, a charity that works…

The human right that benefits nature

Good News Notes: “The history behind one of Costa Rica’s most important environmental commitments reads something like a legal fairytale. It started nearly 30 years ago, with a young boy who wanted to stop the pollution in his neighborhood and ended with a constitutional reform. The impacts of the boy’s efforts are still causing ripples…

Dead Sea Scrolls unearthed by Israeli archaeologists in desert cave

Good News Notes: “For the first time in more than 60 years, Israeli archaeologists have unveiled a new collection of Dead Sea Scrolls, adding to the treasure trove of rare Jewish texts uncovered in the Judean desert.  The Israel Antiquities Authority revealed on Tuesday that a four-year-long national excavation project, which was launched to prevent…

Power technicians discover secret medieval tunnel under footpath in Wales

Good News Notes: “A secret medieval tunnel has been discovered near the site of a soaring 12th-century Abbey in Wales. Electrical workers from Western Power Distribution (WPD) in Wales accidentally discovered the tunnels while digging a hole for a new powerline pole in a customer’s backyard in Monmouthshire, near the English border.  The human-made tunnel…

kengo kuma-designed hans christian andersen museum set to open

Good News Notes: “in the summer of 2021, a kengo kuma-designed museum dedicated to the life and work of hans christian andersen will open in odense, denmark. offering a new perspective on the much-loved author, the institution seeks to provide a unique artistic encounter, which combines landscape, architecture, and modern exhibition design. the vision for the museum is to spatialize…