Ritualistic Burials in Iran
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 03:48

An archaeological team assigned to reconstruct the 5,200-year-old Burnt City, a recently listed World Heritage Site in Iran, have unearthed a series of unusual burials depicting ritualistic funerary practices, according to a report in the

Masyaf Castle, the Seat of the Assassins
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 01:41

Fans of the popular video game series Assassin’s Creed would be familiar with the castle of Masyaf in Syria.

Sunken city in Cuba
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 13:56

Just over a decade ago, a team of explorers were working on an exploration and survey mission off the western coast of Cuba when their sonar equipment picked up a perplexing series of stone structures lying some 650 metres below the surface.  The structures appeared completely analogous against the barren ‘desert’ of the ocean floor and seemed

Medieval Graffiti in England
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 04:22

A new project has been set up in England to record the plethora of medieval graffiti found in churches throughout the country, according to a news report in the BBC.  The strange etchings, which include pentagrams, crosses, geometric designs, ships, and what archaeologist

Moche sculptural stirrup spout bottle showing a man riding a shark
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 02:01

Archaeologists in Peru have discovered a 3,500-year-old temple belonging to the first fishermen of Gramalote, a village of shark hunters on the sea near Huanchaquito, according to a report in Peru This Week.

Pozzo di San Patrizio  - St Patrick’s Well
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 14:10

The Pozzo di San Patrizio is an ancient well in Orvieto, Umbria, central Italy, built between 1527 and 1537 at the behest of Pope Clement VII who had taken refuge at Orvieto during the sack of Rome.

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150,000-Year-Old Pipes in China
Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term applied to dozens of prehistoric objects found in various places around the world that seem to show a level of technological advancement ...

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Masyaf Castle, the Seat of the Assassins
Fans of the popular video game series Assassin’s Creed would be familiar with the castle of Masyaf in Syria. In the series, the castle of Masyaf was the headquarters of the notorious Assassins, and...

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Stones of Baalbek, Lebanon
Read Part 1 - Forgotten Stones: Secrets of the Megalithic Quarries ‘The Stone of the South’ at Baalbek, Lebanon is the largest worked monolith on Earth, weighing in at a staggering 1242 tons. It is...

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