Erik Scherman
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Oldest precursor to letter S found in nine-letter Canaanite text unearthed at Lachish, in central Israel; discovery ‘another piece in the puzzle’ of alphabet’s development, researcher says

An early century BCE Canaanite alphabet inscription found at Lachish in (courtesy of Yossi Garfinkel, Hebrew University)

Sediments creating illusion of unusual-underwater-waterfall-1

The Underwater Waterfall of Mauritius Island: Mauritius Island is located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar. The waterfall is an optical illusion created by sand washed into patterns that make it appear as an underwater waterfall.

Lena's Pillars National Park in Russia .  Geomorphology.  Plus palentology, both Cambrian and much more recent.  Remote.  This one is calling me...

The Pillars Of Time 60 km up the Lena river from Yakutsk, Russia The pillars’ rocks formed in Cambrian sea basins some 500 million years ago and are made up of alternating layers of limestone, marlstone, dolomite, and slate.

The “Trovants” (Growing Stones) are stones or sandstone concretions that secrete cement and appear to grow by themselves. They consist of a stone core with an outer shell of sand believed to be the result of cementation that occurred millions of years ago.

Trovants at Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve, Romania - They were formed some million years ago, in the Upper Miocene. And the stones continue to grow at rainfall…

DESERT MOUNTAINS    Deep canyons yawn in the Huns Mountains in the south of Namibia. Their layers were formed more than 600 million years ago, and today they are as flat as when they were deposited. The remains of prehistoric animals and plants dye the rock dark grey and brown. The hard limestone shelves erode more slowly than the softer intervening marlstone strata, causing the sides of the valleys to break into terraces.

patternbase: “DESERT MOUNTAINS – Deep canyons yawn in the Huns Mountains in the south of Namibia. Their layers were formed more than 600 million years ago, and today they are as flat as when they were.