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. 

Pyramids in Sudan

35 Pyramids Uncovered in Sudan with Intriguing Links to Ancient Egypt

Archaeologists have unearthed a remarkable find in Sedeinga, Sudan, including 35 densely concentrated pyramids and a number of important artefacts. The site was originally part of the ancient Kingdom...
Angkor Wat Ironworks

Ancient Ironworks discovered in Angkor Wat – Cambodia

In 2010 ancient ironworks were discovered in the Preah Vihear province in Cambodia, from archaeologist Thuy Chanthourn of the Royal University of Fine Arts, who was looking for an old settlement...
Viking Navigation Crystal

The crystal discovery that suggested legend of Viking Sunstone is true

An ancient Norse myth describing a magical gem which could reveal the position of the sun when hidden behind clouds or even before dawn or after sunset, has been the subject of intrigue for many...
New technology in archaeology

New Technology May Help Solve Archaeological Mysteries

Many of the world’s greatest mysteries about ancient civilizations and human origins could be solved by emerging forms of technology. According to nuclear physicist , Professor Claudio Tuniz,...
Shaman stones found in Panama

Old Shaman Stones, Panama

In December 2012, a publication came out regarding significant findings in the area of Panama where archaeologists discovered shaman stones in a cave that date back more than 4000 years. The cave is...
Horses

Desert Find Provides Evidence of Advanced Prehistoric Civilisation

A remarkable discovery in the middle of the Saudi Arabian desert in Al Magar provides evidence of a previously unknown civilisation. The archaeological find uncovered more than 300 stone objects...
Temple of Fire, Peru

Ancient Mysteries Unveiled at the Temple of Fire (Peru)

Archaeologists have made a surprising discovery in the El Paraiso archaeological complex in the Chillon valley, located just outside the Peruvian capital. A rectangular structure with a ceremonial...
Ancient Mound At Poverty Point, La. Built With Surprising Speed, Archaeologists Say

Ancient Mound At Poverty Point, La. Built With Surprising Speed, Archaeologists Say

The enormous earthen monument Poverty Point, built on a Mississippi River bayou some 3,200 years ago, is an impressive feat of engineering. Hunter-gatherers moved more than 26.5 million cubic feet (...
Archaeologists unearth 3,000-year-old Egyptian tombs

Archaeologists unearth 3,000-year-old Egyptian tombs

A group of Italian archaeologists have made an extraordinary find in the Egyptian city of Luxor, unearthing several tombs that are thought to be over 3,000 years old. Egypt’s Antiquities Minister...
Archaeological Find Suggests Ancient Israel's Capital Was Burned

Archaeological Find Suggests Ancient Israel's Capital Was Burned

An archaeological dig has uncovered what appears to be evidence that Shiloh, the ancient capital of Israel that was once the site where the Tabernacle and Ark of the Covenant could be found, was...

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Human Origins

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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.

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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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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)
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