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.

The mysterious Rongorongo writing of Easter Island
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 13:27

During the 19th Century, ancient artifacts containing a set of etched symbols were discovered on the world-renowned Easter Island, a small remote island located a few thousand miles west of South America, and famous for the hundreds of giant monolithic anthropomorphic statues called moai.

Damascus Gate -Jerusalem
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 02:24

Archaeologists in Jerusalem have discovered an extremely rare limestone block inscribed with an official commemoration to the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who reigned in the 2nd century AD.

6,000-Year-Old Temple in Ukraine
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 23:35

A massive prehistoric settlement has been uncovered in the Ukraine consisting of a large temple, human-like figurines, and animal remains, which dates back to around 4,000 BCE.

The Roman god Bacchus
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 13:47

Before the acceptance of Christianity, Roman polytheism was dominant in the western world.  Rome's borders extended as far west as Britain and as far east as modern day Greece and Turkey.  To help ease the transition to Christianity, the Christians cleverly chose to disguise Jesus in such a way as to hide him from the pagans, blending him into

Tutankhamun Face mask
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 01:44

In November last year, scientists announced that they had finally solved the mystery of King Tutankhamun’s death after 3,300 years. The boy king, they claimed, died after being struck by a speeding chariot.

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On a grey November day in London’s Hyde Park we passed beneath a cluster of leafless trees, their skeletal branches alive with the chatter of hundreds of starlings. Suddenly, the birds fell silent. A...

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