Ancient places can be found all over Europe. Their fascinating histories and impressive artifacts open intriguing glimpses to times past, and open up a window on European history. Visiting such ancient places in Europe can be an unforgettable experience.

Science is constantly discovering new archaeological places and uncovering more evidence into what we once thought we knew about our history, therefore offering new pieces to the ever changing puzzle of humanity’s past and altering how we interpret it. This section will present the most interesting archaeological sites all over Europe, as well as new discoveries of ancient places that are worth paying a visit.

Ancient Gambling and Lucky Games

Gambling in Ancient Civilizations

When you talk about gambling usually your mind goes to casinos, baccarat, roulette, lottery, dice etc. But have you ever thought about when or how gambling first originating? The fact is that some...
Dispilio Tablet

The Dispilio Tablet - the oldest known written text

According to conventional archaeology, writing wasn’t invented until 3000 to 4000 BC in Sumeria . However, an artefact was found over a decade ago which contradicts this belief – and perhaps this is...
City of Lacedaemon - Pellana Laconias

Greek Government blocked discovery of the ‘mythical’ city of Lacedaemon

In the ancient Greek epic poem the ‘Iliad’, once believed to be the story of myth and legend, Homer spoke of ten cities. Today, the names of those cities can be seen in towns and villages around...
Pavlopetri - Laconia

The 5,000-year-old sunken city in Southern Greece

In the Peloponnesus region of southern Greece there is a small village called Pavlopetri, where a nearby ancient city dating back 5,000 years resides. However, this is not an ordinary archaeological...
Roman Law and Homosexuality

Roman Law and the Banning of ‘Passive’ Homosexuality

In ancient Rome, there was no vocabulary to distinguish between homosexuality and heterosexuality. Sexuality instead was defined by behavioural mannerisms , whether active or passive, in both gay and...
Asklepion in Pergamon Turkey

The Mysterious Healing Centre of Asklepion in Pergamum

Asklepion is an ancient healing complex located at the base of the Pergamon acropolis in Turkey built in honour of Asklepios, god of healing. The Asklepion was a term used in ancient Greece to define...
Carnac Stones in France

The Mystery of the Carnac Stones

The Carnac stones are an exceptionally dense collection of megalithic sites around the French village of Carnac, in Brittany, consisting of more than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones and erected by...
Neolithic Ireland - Newgrange
Newgrange and the Boyne Valley monuments
Ancient Cave of Chauvet

Has the 30,000 year old cave art of Chauvet been decoded?

If it has, then it makes the Da Vinci code look like an old trick used again. Deep in a cave in the Ardeche region of France there is a set of paintings that have left the world stunned and amazed by...
Bosnia Pyramids

World History and Bosnian Pyramids

Dr. Sam Semir Osmanagich, Ph.D. Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Anthropology Professor and Director of the Center for Archaeology and Anthropology at the American University...
Mycenae Lions Entrance

Mycenae, the Ancient city founded by Perseus

Mycenae was once a very powerful kingdom in ancient Greece. King Agamemnon was considered to be one of the greatest leaders of his era (not to be confused with the distorted, Hollywood portrayal of...
Pyramid in Bosnia

Pyramid in Bosnia

In the town of Visoko in Bosnia stands one of the largest pyramid s—only this pyramid is in the form of a hill. The hill is comprised of all the necessary elements needed to classify it as a pyramid...


Situated in continental Greece on Mount Parnassus, Delphi was considered to be one of the most important cities of ancient Greece. It was believed to be home to the goddess Gaia, or Earth, and later...
Pyramid in Argos, Greece

Pyramid in Argos, Greece

When we hear the word pyramids, our minds immediately go to Egypt; however there are pyramids scattered all over the world : America, Europe, Asia and India. One of those pyramids that few know is...
Glastonbury Tor, England

Glastonbury Tor, England

Glastonbury is a small town in Somerset, England, where a very important hill exists known as the Glastonbury Tor. On top of the Tor stands the remains of St. Michael’s Tower, with a strange system...


Ancient Technology

All Giza Pyramids in one shot.
Ever since humans could look up to see the sky, we have been amazed by its beauty and untold mysteries. Naturally then, astronomy is often described as the oldest of the sciences, inspiring people for thousands of years.

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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.

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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)