Author Profiles

Ashley Lambie Cowie, Author

Ashley Lambie Cowie

Ashley Cowie is a Scottish historian, author and documentary filmmaker presenting original perspectives on historical problems, in accessible and exciting ways. His books, articles and television...
Alda Sigmundsdóttir

Alda Sigmundsdóttir

Alda Sigmundsdóttir is an Icelandic-born writer, journalist, translator and blogger. She is author of several books about Iceland, ranging from contemporary issues to mythology and ancient beliefs...
Gene Paleno Author

Gene Paleno

Gene Paleno has farmed in Lake County for nearly fifty years and has been writing even longer. During most of the good part of a century of life Gene has had more occupations and professions than you...
Manuel Rosa and Bob Lamming

Manuel Rosa and Bob Lamming

MANUEL ROSA is a Portuguese-American, investigative historian and author who emigrated from the Azores to the Boston area in 1973. He currently lives in North Carolina and works at Duke University’s...
Vincent Ongkowidjojo

Vincent Ongkowidjojo

Vincent Ongkowidjojo (1979) is the author of Secrets of Asgard (Mandrake, 2011) and Doors of Valhalla (Mandrake, 2016). Earlier he published Runen in de Noordse traditie by a well-known Dutch...
James Van Gelder, Author

James Van Gelder

James Van Gelder spends most of his free time studying Buddhism, Eastern Christianity, Western Hermetics, Daoist Meditation/Nei Gong, Tibetan Buddhist Alchemy, and the systems of Indian Kundalini...
Dustin Naef, Author

Dustin Naef

DUSTIN NAEF is the author of two forthcoming books: Mount Shasta’s Forgotten History and Legends , and The Secrets of Mount Shasta’s Mysteries (2016). He became interested in Mount Shasta’s history...
Graham Phillips, Author

Graham Phillips

Graham Phillips is a British non-fiction author who has investigated historical mysteries for over three decades, and has appeared in many documentaries broadcast worldwide. His fifteen published...
Thomas O. Mills, Author

Thomas O. Mills

Thomas O. Mills had the opportunity to manage the Hopi Cultural Center at Second Mesa, Arizona for four years when it first opened in the early 70’s. He has a deep respect for the Hopi People and...
Stewart Ferris, Author

Stewart Ferris

Stewart Ferris is the author of The Sphinx Scrolls , an archaeological thriller about the discovery that a lost civilization triggered something in antiquity that threatens the world today. His other...
Carl Johan Calleman, Author

Carl Johan Calleman

Carl Johan Calleman is the author of five books based on the Mayan calendar that have been translated to fifteen languages and his known as the main proponent of the idea that the Mayan calendar...
Neil Rushton, Author

Neil Rushton

Neil Rushton is an archaeologist and freelance writer who has published on a wide variety of topics from castle fortifications to folklore. Recently he has been exploring the confluence between...
Gerald Hausman, Author

Gerald Hausman

GERALD HAUSMAN , the author of more than 70 books for children and adults spent much of his adult life in New Mexico during which time he translated Native origin stories with Navajo artist and...
Inge H. Borg, Author

Inge H. Borg

Born and raised in Austria , Inge H. Borg left home at eighteen to study languages in London, Paris and Moscow. After working for the Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck (the first ones there in 1964...

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Ancient Technology

The four-handled tureen adorned with dragons, birds and spikes
Chinese archaeologists have discovered ritual tureen and “soup bowls” next to a badly decomposed body in a Zhou dynasty-era tomb. Among the remains there were also uncovered two wine vessels, which experts suggest were probably used as part of the funerary rituals.

Ancient Places

Healing Temple of Aesculapius (Asklepios) by Robert Thom
In the ancient world, many cultures built elaborate temple complexes dedicated to their healer gods - Imhotep in Egypt and Asklepios in Greece for example. These gods were recognized as having the power to cure supplicants from a variety of ailments within sleep and sacred dreams. Those who desired healing might travel many hundreds of miles to reach such a temple

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. 

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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)