History & Archaeology

From the powerful civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Indus Valley, to the fearsome yet sophisticated society of the Vikings, the ancient world was a surprising and challenging place. Here we bring you latest history news about some of the most seminal and influential events and people throughout history, that have helped shape the world we know today. We also bring you latest news in archaeology and discoveries relating to ancient human history. 

1,800-year-old Roman god statue

Archaeology student uncovers 1,800-year-old Roman god statue

A teenage archaeology student from Durham University has uncovered an 1,800-year-old sandstone head of a possible Geordie Roman God during a dig at the Binchester Roman Fort, once the largest Roman...
LIDAR Angkor Wat largest city

Angkor revealed to be the largest ancient city of all time

In Cambodia during the 8 th century AD the city of Angkor was built. The magnificent capital of the ancient Khmer Empire, the ‘City of Temples’ - enormous temples, a complex irrigation system, paved...
Submerged Ancient Buildings Discovered in Zakynthos

Submerged Ancient Buildings Discovered in Zakynthos, Greece

Zakynthos is the third largest Greek Island in the Ionian Sea. The name of the island comes from a legendary Arcadian King Dardanus, son of God Zeus and Electra, founder of the mythical city of...

2,500-year-old convicts’ cemetery discovered in Greece

A burial place for convicts dating back to the 7 th - 5 th century BC was discovered in Athens, Greece. The convicts were buried with their hands chained behind their backs, with fractured and broken...
14,000 Year-Old Burial Rituals

Archaeologists Find Evidence of 14,000 Year-Old Burial Rituals

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports on a discovery revealing 14,000-year-old burial rituals conducted by one of the earliest human cultures living in...
Human Origins Cradle in China

Investigation into Human Origins to be Launched in China

The Cultural Heritage Bureau of Hebei province in China has announced that they will be funding an initiative to investigate traces of early humans in order to learn more about the origins of humans...
Ancient Love story - fabius

A 2000 years old love story

Love stories are ageless and show the beauty of human nature. This is the story of Fabius Maianus a regular citizen of a former Roman city in Germany who lived between the 2 nd and 3 rd century AD...
Ancient Roman Road to Jerusalem

Roman Empire sponsored road found in Jerusalem

It is not only in our Era that Governments commission the building of roads in their countries. Large roads are important not only for creating safe passages for people but vital for expanding the...
A new language has been discovered in Australia

A new language has been discovered in Australia

We do not discover new languages every day, do we? Well scientists researching a desert community in Australia have discovered a new language known as light Warlpiri. The language is being used by a...
Tikal - Corn and Mayan Population

New analysis towards ancient Mayan population estimation

Mayans were an advanced civilization that thrived for many centuries going back as far as 800 BC according to new studies . Their advancement spanned sciences, religions, writing system, calendar and...
Peru Royal Tomb

First Ever Royal Imperial Tomb Discovered in Peru

A Polish-Peruvian team of archaeologists have made a spectacular finding in El Castillo de Huarmey, a four-hour drive north of Lima, Peru – the first ever unlooted imperial tomb of the Wari , the...
Ancient Ukrainian City of Wine Making

Ancient Ukrainian City of Wine Making

The ancient city of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora located in Ukraine has been awarded UNESCO world heritage status at the latest UNESCO committee meeting held in Cambodia over the weekend. The site...
Ancient Dogs Friends of Men

Dogs have been Man’s Best Friend for at Least 8,000 Years

A new study published in the journal Plos One has revealed that human beings have held close bonds with domesticated dogs for at least 8,000 years. A team of biologists, anthropologists and...
minoan Frescos Israel

Traces of the Minoan Civilization from Egypt to Syria

The Minoan Civilization was one of the greatest Ancient Civilizations and is known for stories of superheroes , flying machines , Godly intervention, a powerful army and an advanced civilization. It...
Xiaohe Tombs in China

The Mystery of the Xiaohe Mummies in China

In 1939 a remarkable discovery was done by the Swedish archaeologist Bergman Folke. A set of tombs were found in the Xinjiang Province known as the Xiaohe Tombs. However, for the 60 years to follow...
Gold Nordic figurine

Unique Nordic Iron Age gold figurine found in Denmark

A field on the island of Bornholm in Denmark has been the site of a number of interesting archaeological finds, namely the discovery of golden figurines dating back to the Iron Age , and now the...


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.

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. 

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)