The Racton Dagger, the earliest dated bronze object ever found in Britain
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 00:41

Now dubbed by the media as the ‘Bronze Age superman,’ the remains of a prominent member of prehistoric society were excavated from fields in the hamlet of Racton in 1989, after resting under farmland for 4,200 years. The remains stayed in storage until 2012, awaiting the post-excavation examinations unavailable in previous decades.

Roman concrete was used to construct the magnificent pantheon, which has endured for two millennia.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 22:21

Ancient Rome’s concrete recipe is an impressive feat in architectural history. Some Roman buildings are so spectacular in their construction and beauty that modern builders would never attempt something similar, even with today’s technology. Now engineers are beginning to understand why ancient Roman concrete was so revolutionary.

Reconstruction of what the monument in the Siwa Oasis would have once looked like
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:33

The discovery of the Tomb of Alexander the Great, cannot be considered a chance event but it was the result of many years of study and research into a remote area, where no one had previously searched for his tomb. It took around twenty years of study to find the magic key that would resolve the great mystery of the location of the site of the tomb.

Mark the Evangelist symbol is the winged lion, the Lion of Saint Mark. Canvas painting, circa 1516.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 01:25

The Coptic Church of Egypt is the earliest Christian church in the world, going back to around 42 AD.

The central acropolis at Tikal
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 22:31

There are many mysteries in the history of this planet. One of them is why some civilizations, including the Maya of Central America, collapsed. If ancient people had no writing system or left no stone tablets or other enduring documents, it can be difficult to understand why highly evolved systems died.

Rennes-le-Château
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:03

Rennes-le-Château is a castle in small hilltop village in Southern France that is at the center of many conspiracy theories.

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Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

The twin seated Colossi of Memnon, statues of Amenhotep III, on the west back of Luxor, Egypt

Colossal standing Pharaoh Amenhotep III returned to splendor in Luxor, Egypt after toppled by ancient earthquake

An ancient Pharaoh is back on his feet after 3,000 years at Egypt’s famous temple city of Luxor. On Sunday archaeologists unveiled the restored, 12.9-meter (43ft) standing statue of Amenhotep III at...

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Ancient Technology

An Ulfberht sword displayed at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany
Ulfberht was like a Medieval luxury brand for swords—but unlike your Gucci purse, the swords were of such high quality they were almost … mystical. Dozens of these swords—made with metal so strong and pure it’s baffling how any sword maker of that time could have accomplished it

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While many believe that we already hold such knowledge, our view is that there still exists a multitude of anomalies and mysteries in humanity's past that deserve further examination.

We therefore wish to foster an open community that is dedicated to investigating, understanding and explaining the origins of our species on planet earth. To this end, we aim to organize, support and even finance efforts in this direction.

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