Events

Hidden Prehistoric Landscapes in South West Wales

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
16:00 to 17:00
Was an ancient chieftain devoured by toads? Delve into the ancient landscape and learn about a portal dolmen at Trellyffaint which is littered with ritual monuments—their use and date yet unknown! The much-ruined burial monument, known as Trellyffaint, is considered to represent the remains of a Portal Dolmen. The folklore associated with the monument dates back to the medieval period when Welsh...

The Third International Multi-disciplinary Conference on The Archaeology of Sound

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 08:15 to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 16:15
Organized by The OTS Foundation, The Instituto Terra e Memória (ITM) and The Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal Presentations from researchers, scholars and technologists working across diverse disciplines, sites and practices will focus on the ancient use of sound in sacred and contemplative spaces. The multi-disciplinary aspect is expected to help highly specialized experts to understand...

ORIGINS 2017 (Origins of Civilization)

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 20:00 to Monday, November 6, 2017 - 20:00
WELCOME BACK TO THE UK'S MOST CELEBRATED ANCIENT MYSTERIES CONFERENCE Join Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe, Gary Osborn, Jim Vieira, Hugh Newman, Andrew Collins and more for the UK's most important weekend in the ancient mysteries calendar. Listen to lectures, news and revelations, and share views and ideas with others on the great quest of discovery The Saturday Conference will end with a focused...

Hidden Charms 2 : The magical protection of buildings

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
10:00 to 18:00
I am excited to announce that once again I (Brian Hoggard) have teamed up with Jeremy Harte and John Billingsley to organize Hidden Charms 2. Our conference in Norwich last year was a great success and we're confident we will have another great day, this time in the Medieval Hall in Cathedral Close, Salisbury.

Top New Stories

Alexander on his deathbed, surrounded by mourners, and dictating his will to his notary, Unknown Flemish artist
It might be a surprise to learn that Alexander the Great was only 32 when he died in Babylon in June 323 BC. In a short period of 12 years as ruler he managed to create an empire stretching from modern Albania to Pakistan. As much as we know of his achievements as a fearsome general, we still have no conclusive cause of his untimely and unexpected death.

Ancient Places

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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.

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)