5,500-year-old ceremonial center and circular pyramid in Peru
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 13:38

Archaeologists in Peru have discovered an ancient ceremonial center and a circular-shaped pyramid in Miravalles, in the region of Cajamarca in northern Peru.

Reconstruction of the Sumerian city of Ur
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 02:26

Graham Hancock, in his famous work “The Fingerprints of The Gods” argues that certain civilizations around the globe showed these signs of unusual intelligence in their architecture, science and writing systems. Intelligent human civilization extends much farther than we originally believed.

12,800-year-old campsite found at extreme altitude in Peruvian Andes
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 23:11

A new report published in the journal Science has revealed the discovery of an ancient shelter, rock art, and a tool workshop at an altitude of nearly 14,700 feet (4,500 meters) above sea level.

Moses
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 14:09

In the early days of biblical archaeology there was a lot of optimism that the new science could verify the existence of Moses by proving that there was indeed a great migration of people from Egypt who eventually conquered and settled Canaan. This premature optimism was dashed by the stark reality of subsequent excavations.

Hannibal of Carthage
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 01:48

Throughout time there have been great military leaders, whose leadership skills have shaped and defined the path of human civilization. One such military leader was Hannibal Barca. Hannibal was a Carthaginian general who fought against Rome during the second Punic war.

Hobbit - Homo floresiensis
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 23:32

A controversial new theory published in the journal Nature suggests that the remains of Homo floresiensis, nicknamed the Hobbit for its small stature, do not belong to the Homo lineage at all, but rather are descended from a more ancient pre-human group called Australopithecus.

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The prehistoric White Horse of Uffington is one of the oldest hill figures in Britain, and is believed to have inspired the creation of all the other white horse hill figures in the region. Mystery...

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Reconstruction of the Sumerian city of Ur
Graham Hancock, in his famous work “The Fingerprints of The Gods” argues that certain civilizations around the globe showed these signs of unusual intelligence in their architecture, science and...

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