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Important information never goes public when discovered

People think that when something is discovered it goes public immediately. But this is not so. We live in a world where information that affects everything from economics to politics and social...
Polynesian DNA in Brazil

DNA Study reveals connection between Brazil and Polynesia. Well, how?

Current scientific thought proposes that it was about 15,000 to 20,000 years ago that humans first migrated to America, probably through a land connection that existed back then. However details of...
Evidence Aliens lived on Earth

Is there written evidence that Aliens may have lived on Earth in Ancient times?

In Asian mythology and ancient stories, there are many references to flying machines and other vehicles in the air. Especially in Chinese, Indian and Korean traditions those references are plenty, as...
New Ice Age

Forget Global warming, a New Ice Age may be coming

The beginning of 2013 was ultra-cold for most of the countries in the northern Hemisphere. Meteorologists in Britain suggest that it was the coldest winter in more than 200 years. Is that a...
Social Networking in Ancient Times

Social Networking in Ancient Times

Of course there was no internet back then … but the intrinsic need of humans for socializing was active back in 13 th Century in different forms. After studying ceramic and obsidian artefacts from...
Ancient Agriculture

Questioning History: Agriculture older than what is believed

Hendrik Bruins, a landscape archaeologist at the Ben Gurion University of Israel suggests that agriculture goes back more than 5000 BC, contradicting the current opinion and Biblical Archaeology. The...
Ancient People Travelling

Ancient People Travelled Extreme Distances

Two new studies published in The Journal of Human Evolution have revealed that ancient people and Neanderthals travelled far greater distances, in the period from 120,000 to 10,000 years ago, than...
Jesus shape shifting

Ancient text found mentioning Jesus could shape-shift

An ancient Egyptian Coptic text going back almost 1200 years has been deciphered recently by Roelof Van den Broek of Ultrecht University in the Netherlands. The text outlines parts of Jesus’ life but...
Algae in meteorite

Strong Evidence for Panspermia Theory - Algae Structures Discovered in Meteorite

At the end of December 2012, a large meteorite fell in the countryside of the province Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka. The local medical research institute gathered samples of the meteorite and examined it...
Chimpanzees

Chimps have superhuman skills

At the laboratory of Tetsuro Matsuzawa in Boston tests have been conducted on chimpanzees concluding in surprise that they could perform mental tasks that even for the best humans they would have...
Antarctica

Unknown bacteria found in Lake Vostok, Antarctica

Lake Vostok in Antarctica is the largest known sub glacial lake. This is where a hole has been drilled down the incredible distance of 4 km from the surface and created a lot of fuss on the Internet...
ET Discovery Could Happen Within 10 Years: World Economic Forum

ET Discovery Could Happen Within 10 Years: World Economic Forum

The discovery of alien life or Earth-like planets and the implications to the world was a crucial item on the agenda at the annual World Economic Forum, or WEF, in Davos, Switzerland. World business...
300-Million Mechanical Part Found in Russian Coal

300-Million Mechanical Part Found in Russian Coal

The Earth was so young 300 million years ago, the first land animals had yet to evolve into dinosaurs, most scientists believe. If that's the case, how do you explain the discovery in Russia of a...

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Top New Stories

Aristotle’s Masterpiece Completed in Two Parts.
A perverted "sex manual" featuring shocking magical and mythical X-rated content will be sold at a UK auction next month. The first edition of this sordid book entitled Aristotle's Masterpiece Completed In Two Parts, The First Containing the Secrets of Generation, was published in London in 1684.

Myths & Legends

An illustration of Vasilisa the Beautiful, by Ivan Bilibin.
[…] In the evening the girl laid the table and began waiting for Baba-Yaga. It grew dark. The black horseman swept by and it was night. The skulls’ eyes began to shine. The trees creaked, the dead leaves crunched, the earth trembled, and there was Baba-Yaga…

Human Origins

Silhouettes (Public Domain) in front of blood cells (Public Domain) and a gene.
Most people who have the Rh blood type are Rh-positive. There are also instances, however, where people are Rh-Negative. Health problems may occur for the unborn child of a mother with Rh-Negative blood when the baby is Rh-Positive.

Ancient Technology

The Lycurgus Cup.
A strange chalice made its way into the British Museum’s collection in the 1950s. It is a 1,600-year-old jade green Roman artifact called the Lycurgus Cup. The image on the chalice is an iconic scene with King Lycurgus of Thrace...

Ancient Places

The highly-decorated tomb is built in a distinctive ‘L’ shape
A mysterious ancient tomb with “unusual and rare” wall paintings has been discovered in Egypt. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Enany told BBC reporters the discovery of a 4,400-year-old tomb found during excavation work in Giza’s western cemetery “likely belonged to Hetpet, a priestess to Hathor, the goddess of fertility, who assisted women in childbirth.”

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)