March 24, 2011

Come To My New Blog And Web Site!

I have a new blog and web site, and I'm inviting everyone to it. This blog/web site focuses on my erotic writing. I will continue to post sex toys reviews on this blog. So, if you want to keep up with me, visit me at my new digs.

Elizabeth Black - Blog and Web site

See you there!

Lizzie

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May 20, 2010

The World's Oldest Sex Toy Also Lit Fires

And you thought sex toys were only about one-hundred years old.

A siltstone phallus found in a cave in Germany is 30,000 years old. According to an article on the subject, examples of masculinity are hard to find while the same of femininity are fairly common. This phallus has strike marks where it was used to start fires against flint and a smooth side had carved rings. So this phallus had texture for sexual pleasure? Cool. It was broken when found and reassembled by archeologists.

I can't see using a cold stone dildo, even though I'm into sensation play. It would just feel too uncomfortable. It's also rigid, if you're into that sort of thing. I like glass dildos and they're rigid. I suppose using a stone dildo would be like using one made of glass. This finding made the news back in 2005 so this is nothing new.

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August 16, 2005

Archaelogists On Trail Of Ancient Warships

Rome - Italian archaeologists believe they are on the verge of finding the ancient ships downed in the battle of the Aegates Islands more than 2,000 years ago thanks to modern technology and a police tip-off.

"This project has an enormous historical value, but perhaps more important is the relevance for archaeology," Sebastiano Tusa, Sicily's chief of marine culture, said on Friday.

"What we find will help us understand how wars were waged at that time and how battleships were built."

Team of Italy's famed art police busted a collectorAfter two years of underwater searches around the islands, which lie west of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, experts last year found a bronze helmet and some amphorae from about 241 BC, the date of the decisive Roman victory over the Carthage fleet.

At around the same time, a team of Italy's famed art police busted a collector who had a ship's bronze battering ram from the same period on display in his home. It turned out the relic had been illegally looted using nets from the same area.

Unfortunately for Sicily's archaeologists, that area lies 70 metres below sea level.

[There's more at the link. Go to the link to this article to read the rest of the story.]

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August 03, 2005

Ancient Iraqi Harp Reconstructed

The five-thousand year old Iraqi Lyre of Ur, which was destroyed during the war, is being reconstructed by engineers. The lyre is made of gold, cedar wood, lapis lazuli and pink limestone.

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July 26, 2005

Ancient Stone Dick Dildo Found In Cave

I thought that headline would catch your attention. Smiley1

I found the news in several locations, including the BBC.

"A sculpted and polished phallus found in a German cave is among the earliest representations of male sexuality ever uncovered, researchers say. The 20 cm-long, 3 cm-wide stone object, which is dated to be about 28,000 years old, was buried in the famous Hohle Fels Cave near Ulm in the Swabian Jura. The prehistoric "tool" was reassembled from 14 fragments of siltstone."

Heh heh. He said "tool". He said "Hohle".

"Its life size suggests it may well have been used as a sex aid by its Ice Age makers, scientists report."

Brings new meaning to the phrase "getting your rocks off", doesn't it?

I can't imagine a woman wanting to stick this thing inside of her. First off, it's bound to be cold. After all, it's a rock. Second, it isn't exactly pliable. Did these scientists come up with the brilliant idea that this must be a prehistoric sex toy because men think women would get off by sticking a cold chunk of rock inside of her? How phallocentric.

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April 28, 2005

Gee, The Only Things In My Backyard Are My Bird Girl Statue, Two Dead Pinball Machines, And A Smoker

London - A man landscaping his garden in eastern England has unearthed a major hoard of tools and weapons dating back nearly 3 000 years, an archaeologist revealed on Tuesday.

The hoard is among the largest finds in Britain from the late Bronze Age, consisting of 145 items including spear and axe heads, swords and metal working tools.

"This is one of the biggest late Bronze Age hoards ever found in Norfolk and is up there among the major finds in Britain," said Alan West, curator of archaeology at Norwich Museum about 100 miles north-east of London.

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April 15, 2005

No Word If The Rabbits Had Pointy Little Teeth

LONDON (AFP) - Archaeologists in the east of England believe they have unearthed the remains of a 2,000-year-old rabbit dinner.

Remains of Roman rabbit dinner unearthed in England

Norfolk county council's archaeological unit said the bones -- found at an early Roman settlement in Lynford, Norfolk -- probably belonged a Spanish rabbit common in Roman times.

"The bones themselves had been butchered. Possibly the rabbit was to be eaten by a Roman, and then buried on the site," said unit manager Jane Bowen on Wednesday.

"We believe we have convincing evidence that these rabbit remains could be the earliest known in Britain."

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April 11, 2005

The House Of The Rising Sun

Remember the song "The House Of The Rising Sun"? Archeologists in New Orleans are looking for the house in the French Quarter right now. Check this out:

There was a house in New Orleans where women wore rouge by the ton. When it burned to ruins in 1822, it was called the Rising Sun.

Until this year, most people speculating about the origins of the old song "House of the Rising Sun" didn't even mention the Rising Sun Hotel.

But archaeologists digging in the French Quarter say that whether or not the Rising Sun was the debauched establishment described in the song, it was definitely debauched.

The key clues were at least seven rouge pots - with openings wide enough to allow an easy two-fingered scoop - dating from the 1820s.

"Respectable women were using rouge very surreptitiously, if at all," said Jill-Karen Yakubiak, president of Earth Search Inc., contracted to help with the archaeology.

There is also evidence that prehistoric Indians lived in what is now the French Quarter.

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March 12, 2005

Bronze Age Treasure Found Off U. K. Coast

"Archeologists have discovered a treasure of Bronze Age objects during a diving expedition off the southwest coast of England, a spokesperson for the British Museum said on Tuesday.

The objects, dating from the 13th century BC include; swords, rapiers, an adze, a gold bracelet, the head of an axe and the handle of a cauldron.

They were found last summer off the coast of Salcombe, in the county of Devon, by the members of the Maritime Archeology group, which has made a number of important discoveries during the last 15 years."

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March 06, 2005

The Summit At Mount Everest

This picture has been reproduced many times, but it is today's "Astronomy Picture of the Day" at NASA.gov. I've chosen the "Astronomy Picture of the Day" as my home page on Explorer. I can't let this one go unmentioned. Scroll from right to left to see the summit at Mount Everest. It's absolutely beautiful.

Posted on March 6, 2005 at 07:17 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)