4,000-Year-Old Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Underworld May Be Oldest Illustrated ‘Book’ | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

Book of Two Ways

Archaeologists recovered the remnants of an ancient “Book of Two Ways” from a sarcophagus

Source: 4,000-Year-Old Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Underworld May Be Oldest Illustrated ‘Book’ | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

In Upstate New York, Ancient Arthropods Can Get Turned Into (Fool’s) Gold – Atlas Obscura

Pyritized trilobites aren’t just flashy—they preserve incredible detail.

Source: In Upstate New York, Ancient Arthropods Can Get Turned Into (Fool’s) Gold – Atlas Obscura

World’s oldest cave art: Half-animal, half-human hybrids depicted on oldest discovered cave art – CNN

Caves of Lesotho hold thousands of years of southern Africa history

Cave art depicting a hunting scene has been found in Indonesia dated to 44,000 years old, making it the oldest rock art created by humans.

Source: World’s oldest cave art: Half-animal, half-human hybrids depicted on oldest discovered cave art – CNN

U.S. ends survey foot use, requires ‘international foot’ measurements – Washington Times

In this April 18, 1958 file photo, Philip N. Brooks, right, a New York State surveyor, takes a look through his transit on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation near Niagara Falls, N.Y., while Tuscarora Chief Elton Black Cloud Greene watches. The tribe is resisting state seizure of their land for a power project. In 1959, the U.S. government started the switch from the U.S. survey foot to the international foot, and it will finish the job in 2022. (AP Photo)

Change is afoot for the official measuring stick used to size up big places in America.

Source: U.S. ends survey foot use, requires ‘international foot’ measurements – Washington Times