Oldest European human footprints in Romanian cave
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 03:18

A new study published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology has revealed that ancient human footprints found in a Romanian cave and initially believed to be 10,000 to 15,000 years old, are actually more than 35,000 years old.

Secret underground tunnels of ancient Mesopotamian cult - Ani ruins
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:00

For the first time in history, the academic world is paying attention to the spectacular underground world of Ani, a 5,000-year-old Armenian city located on the Turkish-Armenian border.  Hurriyet

Ancient beehive tombs of Oman
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 14:20

Lined up dramatically atop a rocky ridge, the beehive ‘tombs’ of Bat and Al Ayn are two of Oman’s most celebrated prehistoric sites. Little is known about the stone structures, or the culture that constructed them.

Nubian King leads his queens through a crowd during a festival
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 03:20

King Piankhi, otherwise known as Piye, was the first of the great Nubian kings who reigned over Egypt for three-quarters of a century in the 25th Dynasty.

Ancient Phoenician Shipwreck in Malta
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 23:59

A group of divers have discovered a Phoenician shipwreck dating back to 700 BC off the coast of Gozo island in Malta, according to a news report in the Times of Malta.  It is a unique and immense

Ancient underground city in Anatolia
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 02:35

A home owner living in the Melikgazi district of Kayseri province in Anatolia made a surprising discovery while clearing out an area under his house – a subterranean city, of which 4,000 square metres have been excavated so far, according to a report in

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