Front view of the Cup of the Ptolemies
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 03:14

The Cup of the Ptolemies is one of the most spectacular ancient cups to have survived the ages. This attractive artifact has also gained a fascinating story over the years of its existence.

Carvings depicting the Chinese Zodiac on the ceiling of the gate to Kushida Shrine in Fukuoka, Japan.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 00:35

According to Chinese culture, each year is related to an animal or 生肖 (‘Sheng Xiao’, which literally means ‘birth likeness’). There are 12 animals, and together, they make up the Chinese zodiac.

Examples of Egyptian animal mummies in the British museum. The experts don’t know if the mummified animal found in Turkey is a cat, other animal, or a hoax.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 21:37

Some people may not be aware, but animals have been mummified throughout history in various places, including Turkey in the Middle Ages. Niğde, Turkey is a site were researchers have recently found mummified remains of an apparent carnivore - that has defied classification so far.

Artist’s representation of Atlantis.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 14:31

They realized that the men had rebelled and decided to exterminate them. Thousands of pumas left the cave and devoured the man who begged the devil for help. But the devil remained unmoved by their pleas. Seeing this, Inti, the god of the sun cried. Her tears were so abundant that in forty days the valley was flooded.”—Inca legend of Lake Titicaca

An Illustration of Lao-Tzu.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 03:40

Lao Tzu is traditionally regarded as the founder of Taoism, a school of thought that developed in ancient China. Taoism is seen as one of the three main pillars of traditional Chinese thought.

The characteristic monumental stone blocks trimmed in the shape of the letters H at Puma Punku
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 00:48

Puma Punku in Bolivia is one of the world’s most mysterious ancient sites. This remains true for both academic archaeologists and historians as well as rogue historians who investigate the hypothesis of advanced prehistoric civilizations or ancient assistance from extraterrestrials. 

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The characteristic monumental stone blocks trimmed in the shape of the letters H at Puma Punku
Puma Punku in Bolivia is one of the world’s most mysterious ancient sites. This remains true for both academic archaeologists and historians as well as rogue historians who investigate the hypothesis of advanced prehistoric civilizations or ancient assistance from extraterrestrials.

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Ciudad Perdida (Photo by Ancient-Origins.net)
Funerary Mask - Museum of Gold, Bogota, Colombia
Tayos Caves unknown entrance