A famous silk scroll, The Emperor Approach, showing the luxury in which the Chinese emperor travelled during the Ming Dynasty, more than a thousand years after Fu Sheng short and brutal rule
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 23:33

According to Chinese historical records, the history of Chinese kingship can be traced all the way back to the Xia Dynasty at the end of the 2nd millennium B.C. Over the course of almost 4,000 years, the Chinese civilization produced numerous rulers.

Siberian Ice Maiden
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 22:11

The Siberian Ice Maiden, also known as the Princess of Ukok and the Altai Princess of Ochi-Bala, is a 2,500-year-old mummy of a woman found in 1993 in a kurgan (mound) of the Pazyryk culture in the Republic of Altai, Russia.

Mark Laplume’s reconstructions
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 12:36

Mark Laplume is an artist and independent researcher who has been engaged in making reconstruction drawings of ancient people with elongated skulls.

The Racton Dagger, the earliest dated bronze object ever found in Britain
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 00:41

Now dubbed by the media as the ‘Bronze Age superman,’ the remains of a prominent member of prehistoric society were excavated from fields in the hamlet of Racton in 1989, after resting under farmland for 4,200 years. The remains stayed in storage until 2012, awaiting the post-excavation examinations unavailable in previous decades.

Roman concrete was used to construct the magnificent pantheon, which has endured for two millennia.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 22:21

Ancient Rome’s concrete recipe is an impressive feat in architectural history. Some Roman buildings are so spectacular in their construction and beauty that modern builders would never attempt something similar, even with today’s technology. Now engineers are beginning to understand why ancient Roman concrete was so revolutionary.

Reconstruction of what the monument in the Siwa Oasis would have once looked like
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:33

The discovery of the Tomb of Alexander the Great, cannot be considered a chance event but it was the result of many years of study and research into a remote area, where no one had previously searched for his tomb. It took around twenty years of study to find the magic key that would resolve the great mystery of the location of the site of the tomb.

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Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

The twin seated Colossi of Memnon, statues of Amenhotep III, on the west back of Luxor, Egypt

Colossal standing Pharaoh Amenhotep III returned to splendor in Luxor, Egypt after toppled by ancient earthquake

An ancient Pharaoh is back on his feet after 3,000 years at Egypt’s famous temple city of Luxor. On Sunday archaeologists unveiled the restored, 12.9-meter (43ft) standing statue of Amenhotep III at...

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Piri Reis Map
On October 9, 1929, a German theologian named Gustav Adolf Deissmann was cataloguing items in the Topkapi Palace library in Istanbul when he happened across a curious parchment located among some...

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Mosaic depicting Alexander the Great fighting Darius III of Persia
Interpreted by many historians as proof of a vision for the unison of man, much of Alexander’s dealings in Persia have come to be attributed with a policy of racial fusion. Accordingly, echoed in...

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