Extraterrestrials

300 million-year-old screw

Is this a 300 million-year-old screw or just a fossilized sea creature?

A Russian research team known as the Kosmopoisk Group, which investigates UFOs and paranormal activity, claims to have found a one-inch screw embedded inside a rock that is 300 million years old...
The Green Children of Woolpit

The Green Children of Woolpit: the 12th century legend of visitors from another world

The Children of Woolpit is an ancient account dating back to the 12 th century, which tells of two children that appeared on the edge of a field in the village of Woolpit in England. The young girl...
10,000-year-old rock paintings depict UFOs and extra-terrestrials - Charama India

10,000-year-old rock paintings depict UFOs and extra-terrestrials, claims archaeologist

The State Department of Archaeology and Culture in Chhattisgarh, India, is seeking assistance from the Indian Space Research Organisation to research a set of ancient rock paintings found inside...
On the Origin of Man

On the Origin of Man

Humans have pondered the age-old question of our origins for millennia. Throughout history, there have been many people and cultures that have come forward with their own belief or theory on mankind’...
Aboriginal Rock Art of the Wandjinas – Extraterrestrial

The Mysterious Aboriginal Rock Art of the Wandjinas

One of the most intriguing and perplexing legends of the Australian Aboriginal people is that of the Wandjinas, the supreme spirit beings and creators of the land and people. The land of the Wandjina...
British Scientists join  search for Extraterrestrials

British Scientists join forces in the search for Extraterrestrials

A team of British scientists from 11 different institutions, including the renowned Jodrell Bank observatory, are joining forces in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The new network...
Wars in the Heavens

A War in the Heavens: In the Far Reaches of Outer & Inner Space

Is there a war going on out there in the far reaches of outer and therefore inner space, a War in the Heavens as many have alluded? If there is such a war, what would that mean to us here on planet...
ETs Myriad Worlds in Buddhist Cosmology

ETs & the Myriad Worlds in Buddhist Cosmology

Buddhist cosmology speaks of the existence of the Myriad Worlds. A fascinating translation of the work of a nineteenth-century Tibetan scholar reveals an enlightening perspective on the vast number...
Invisible waveforms, ET and other Transmissions

Invisible waveforms, ET and other Transmissions

The recent 'Citizen Hearing on Disclosure' discussed possible reasons for the pervasive, pathological and absurd secrecy around the ongoing extraterrestrial & UFO events, which appear to be...
 Astrobiology Search Extraterrestrial Life

UK Centre for Astrobiology Begins Search for Extraterrestrial Life

A new planetary simulator located at Edinburgh University’s UK centre for Astrobiology will spearhead Britain’s search for extra-terrestrial life - bringing together researchers from 15 institutions...
UFO Disclosure Washington

Unprecedented Citizen Hearing on Disclosure of Extraterrestrial Presence to take place in Washington

On 29 th April to 3 rd May, an unprecedented event will take place in Washington – the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race (CHD). The purpose is to...

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.

Ancient Places

From this map of the site, all the main structures and rock carvings are visible.
The little town of Malinalco lies at the margins of the Valley of Tepoztlan, some 115 kilometers (71 miles) to the southwest of Mexico City. Since Prehispanic times, its name has been associated with magic and sorcery: Malinalxochitl, goddess of snakes was worshipped on the Cerro de los Idolos, a hill overlooking the entire valley and the town below.

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.

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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)