Leif Ericson discovers Vinland, by Christian Krohg.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 00:36

The lure of the [Viking] raid was… more than booty; it was about winning and preserving power through the enchantment of travel and the doing of deeds.

The tooth before it was removed. Credit: Musee Homme de Tautavel
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 21:29

A volunteer archaeologist by the name of Valentin Loescher, aged 20, has found an ancient tooth at the Arago Cave, near Tautavel, south western France. He was working as part of an archaeological dig at the site alongside Camille Jacquey, 16, when he discovered it.

Excavation, Cosma, Peru
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 15:05

A giant and well-rounded discovery has been unearthed in Cosma, Peru. They look like the remains of  giant dinosaur eggs, but archaeologists believe the newly found structures are either giant pots or ossuaries for housing human remains.  Excavation will continue at the site to bring more information and hopefully more artifacts to light.

Yeh-Shen
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 03:15

Before there was Cinderella, there was Ye Xian. Undeniably one of the most well-read fairy tales, Cinderella describes the life of a young woman forced into servitude by her stepmother until she is freed by her fairy godmother and a charming prince.

The Ruins Lagoon located in the Royal Towers, home to over 20,000 deep reef and pelagic fish.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 23:59

It is not known who first braved cold, dark waters and held their breath to explore, or gather rare treasures or food, but divers have been retrieving items from beneath the water’s surface since the dawn of man.

Elongated skull being unearthed, Arkaim, Russia
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 22:06

A skeleton with an elongated skull has been uncovered at Arkaim, known as the Stonehenge of Russia. Dating to the second or third century AD, the elongated skull has created a stir for alien enthusiasts and archaeologists alike.

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