Ashley Cowie LIVE

Scottish historian, author and documentary filmmaker,  Ashley Cowie , is a regular special guest speaker, broadcasting live on Facebook every Friday at 10:00 EST, bringing you to intriguing historical sites across the globe, and inviting you to join him as he investigates fascinating artifacts, little-known ancient sites, and historical mysteries.

Check out the schedule of live streams for January and jump on  Ancient Origins’ Facebook page  at 10:00 EST on these dates to catch these great talks by Ashley Cowie.

Friday 5 th January, 10:00am EST

Ashley explores the symbology of three rare African sculptures, systematically revealing a storehouse of ancient secrets about the cycles of the moon.

Image result for stonehengeFriday 12 th January, 10:00am EST

Dispelling layers of complication and confusion, using only ropes, Ashley demonstrates how structures like Stonehenge were measured out, orientated and built.


Friday 19 th January, 10:00am EST

Ashley explores the lush Colombian countryside hunting down a powerful hallucinogenic plant, the Angel's Trumpet, believed to give ancient Shamans the ability of astral travel.

Friday 26 th January, 10:00am EST

Ashley examines a curious OOPArt (Out of Place Artifact) known as the Genetic Disk. Showing detailed carvings of sperm and eggs this incredible artifact has been dated to over 90,000 years, directly challenging human evolution theory. But what's the catch?

Check out our  Facebook page  to see the videos we’ve already done – and look to see when to join us LIVE as we discover ancient history together!

Ancient Technology

Grinding stone, Dendera Temple, Egypt.
Most people know of the great construction achievements of the dynastic Egyptians such as the pyramids and temples of the Giza Plateau area as well as the Sphinx. Many books and videos show depictions of vast work forces hewing blocks of stone in the hot desert sun and carefully setting them into place.

Our Mission

At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exists countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained.

The goal of Ancient Origins is to highlight recent archaeological discoveries, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion and history around the globe.

We’re the only Pop Archaeology site combining scientific research with out-of-the-box perspectives.

By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries and questions mysterious happenings. Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. We seek to retell the story of our beginnings. 

Ancient Image Galleries

View from the Castle Gate (Burgtor). (Public Domain)
Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Cable car in the Xihai (West Sea) Grand Canyon (CC BY-SA 4.0)