23,000-year-old statuette found in France adds to mysterious collection of ‘Venus figurines’
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 11:49

Archaeologists in France made a rare and important discovery when they unearthed a statuette of a woman dating back some 23,000 years during excavations in Amiens.

Amenhotep III and Royal Priest Limestone Heads Discovered in Ruins in Egypt
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 23:12

Giant limestone heads have been unearthed in Egypt, including those of royal priests and 18th dynasty king Amenhotep III. The discovery of the stone head depicting Amenhotep III was a surprise find during restoration work being done at the foundations of the Armant Temple.

The subterranean wonder of the Celtic Hypogeum
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 21:54

In Northern Italy’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia you can find the town and commune of Cividale del Friuli, where there is a fascinating and mysterious site – the Celtic Hypogeum. This subterranean wonder contains several branches, and is known for its impressive acoustic capabilities and sound effects.

Roman dodecahedra
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 12:28

The Roman dodecahedron is a small, hollow object made of bronze or (more rarely) stone, with a geometrical shape that has twelve flat faces. Each face is a pentagon, a five-sided shape.

Antikythera Mechanism
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 00:59

A new study of the world famous Antikythera mechanism has revealed fascinating new information about the puzzling artifact, including that the maths used for its eclipse prediction appears to be based on Babylonian arithmetic rather than Greek trigonometry.  A detailed analysis of the eclipse predictor has also enabled scientists to determine t

Imperial office at the ruins of Daming Palace in China
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 21:48

Excavations at the ruins of Daming, the “Palace of Great Brilliance”, have unearthed ancient offices which are thought to have been responsible for issuing imperial edicts, official communications of the Chinese Empire that had the force of law.

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The subterranean wonder of the Celtic Hypogeum
In Northern Italy’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia you can find the town and commune of Cividale del Friuli, where there is a fascinating and mysterious site – the Celtic Hypogeum. This subterranean wonder...

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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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