The Green Children of Woolpit
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:41

The Children of Woolpit is an ancient account dating back to the 12th century, which tells of two children that appeared on the edge of a field in the village of Woolpit in England.  The young girl and boy had green-hued skin and spoke an unknown language.

Three enormous statue heads unearthed at Banteay Chhmar temple, Cambodia
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 01:43

A renovation of Banteay Chhmar temple in Cambodia left workers astounded after three enormous Angkorian-era statue heads were found under half a metre of soil – two intact and one broken.  The heads were part of a causeway depicting an ancient Hindu legend in which gods (devas) and demons (asuras) worked together to churn the ocean and release

Ancient Egyptian codex deciphered, revealing 1,300-year-old spells and invocations
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 23:05

An ancient Egyptian codex written in Coptic and dating back 1,300 years had been deciphered for the first time, revealing that the 20-page book made of parchment contains a series of spells and invocations, including spells to counter evil possession.

A carving of Draco in the US Supreme Court Library
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:58

Athens is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of democracy. One of the cornerstones for the establishment of Athenian democracy was the introduction of a written law code that could only be enforced by a court.

High status Anglo-Saxon burials in Suffolk
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 00:29

In a surprise find in the village of Exning in Suffolk, England, 20 graves have been unexpectedly uncovered on land slated for development. The skeletons and other artifacts are considered to be of high status, and are in excellent condition.

Chinese Terracotta Warriors Were Likely Replicas of Real Soldiers
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 21:54

When Chinese farmers uncovered an ancient site while digging a well in 1974, they had no idea they were to encounter a giant army of warriors. The Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang had lain in wait for 2,000 years, guarding the emperor’s tomb – the largest in Chinese history - at the base of Lishan Mountain in Shaanxi Province.

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Ancient Places

1,300-year-old fortress-like structure on Siberian lake
It is one of the most mysterious archaeological sites in Russia – an ancient complex engulfing a small island in the center of a remote lake in the mountains of southern Siberia. At first glance, it...

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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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