The ritual pit in which the children were crushed by stones
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 15:03

Archaeologists excavating ritual pits in southwest Bulgaria have found the remains of two children that had been sacrificed about 2,700 years ago. The remains indicate that they had been crushed to death with stones.

The Bulgarian archaeologists are digging in a city that dates back nearly 8,000 years.

Ferdinand Magellan
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 01:00

The historical figure Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who remains famous for the first circumnavigation of the earth, proving that the earth is round. However, the voyage was dogged by misfortune, storms and mutinies, and Magellan himself did not actually complete the trip.

Prehistoric man and woman carrying weapons.
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 00:44

There is a debate among archaeologists, anthropologists and psychologists about whether prehistoric people were violent and warlike or whether there was widespread peace in prehistory.

The treasure-hunters. Working with a metal detector.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 21:59

A person with a metal detector uncovered some beautiful items of a Roman period burial from around 200 AD in a field in England north of London. An archaeologist says the items were likely owned by a wealthy person.

Skeletons of Harappan Civilization
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 14:49

Skeletons from one of the world’s oldest civilizations—the Indus Valley or Harappan Civilization—have been unearthed in India. Scientists hope to be able to examine their genetic makeup to learn more about these ancient people.

Bryn Celli Ddu: Ancient Stone Circle and Passage Tomb Was for the Living and the Dead
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 03:41

Stonehenge is arguably one of the most iconic prehistoric monuments in the UK. Nevertheless, this ancient structure is just one of many henges found across the country. The fame gained by Stonehenge has eclipsed many of the other stone circles found in the UK, sites largely unknown to most people.

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