Bronze Age microscopic gold work from around Stonehenge
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 14:26

Archaeologists have revealed the process utilized by highly-skilled craftsmen to create the magnificent gold artifacts that were found around Stonehenge.  According to Discovery News, the gold work involved such

Tiny pharaoh-branded amulet - Sheshonq I
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 03:35

An archaeological student has discovered a tiny Egyptian scarab in an ancient copper mine in southern Jordan, which carries the name of Sheshonq I, powerful pharaoh of Egypt’s 22nd Dynasty, according to a report in Live Science.

Phaistos Disc
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 01:00

In 1908 an Italian archaeologist ventured into the ruins of Phaistos, an ancient Minoan palace on the south coast of Crete. In an underground temple depository, among burnt bones, dust, and ashes, he found a remarkably intact golden-hued disc. The discovery is known as one of the most famous mysteries in archaeology: The Phaistos Disc.

The San Pedro Mountains Mummy
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 14:02

In June 1934, two gold prospectors, who had been digging and blasting for gold within the San Pedro Mountains in Wyoming, came across a small cavern buried deep within the thick rock. When the dust began to settle, the prospectors made a startling discovery – the well-preserved, but long-forgotten, remains of a tiny human.

This skull was unearthed from a lake bed in central Sweden
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 02:04

It has long been thought that modern Europeans descended from both indigenous hunters and Middle Eastern farmers. However, a new study published in the journal Nature, shows that a third population came into the mix – Northern Eurasians.

Alchemy
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 00:38

A similar quest began in ancient India, China, and Egypt thousands of years ago. All of these cultures sought to turn lead or other substances into gold and to attain immortality through learning to manipulate and purify matter as such.

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