Mysterious Phenomena

Throughout the history of humanity, mankind has been witness to thousands of strange, unexplained ancient mysteries and events, as well as mysterious phenomena. Many of them can undoubtedly be explained as regular, everyday events that were simply misunderstood. However, there remain a large number that defy all logic, reason and scientific explanation.  This section will seek to explore some of these phenomena, not only current events and reports, but also those unexplained mysteries of the world from our remote past that remain unsolved today.

Lone Signal Project - METI and SETI for Extraterrestrials

METI joins SETI in the hunt for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

For 60 years, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been scanning our universal horizons for signs of intelligent life, listening and waiting for a signal to come bouncing back to...
UFO entering Volcano

UFO entering Volcano in Mexico?

One of the most interesting latest videos of UFOs is the video of what appears to be an unidentified flying object (UFO) entering the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico which was recorded on May 30 by...
Bacteria caused Justinian Plague

Justinian Plague probably caused by a bacteria - unknown how it appeared

Justinian was one of the most powerful emperors of Byzantine. His goal was to restore the power of the Roman Empire and for that reason started a series of military campaigns to reclaim land that was...
Tiny Alien Sirius

Controversy over Tiny Alien-Like Hominid Continues

Recently we reported on the discovery of a tiny 6-inch hominid skeleton found in Chile’s Atacama Desert with unusual characteristics, as shown in the Sirius Documentary . The specimen was subjected...
Passenger Plane UFO Sighting over Glasgow - Scotland

Pilot of Passenger Plane reports near-miss with UFO over Glasgow, Scotland

A passenger plane with 220 people on board came within 300 feet of colliding with a “blue, yellow and silver” object, which loomed ahead of the Airbus A320 and then flew underneath it. The startled...
UFO Documentary Alien Android

Humanoid images and more to be revealed in UFO documentary in April

A documentary by Dr Steven M. Greer , who is founder of The Disclosure Project and The Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI), will be released on the 22 nd of April, revealing...
FBI UFO Memo

FBI Struggles to Explain 1950 UFO Memo

A 1950 memo describing the recovery of three ‘flying saucers’ in New Mexico has been viewed millions of times since it was released in the FBI digital archive as part of the Freedom of Information...
Military Veteran working with Aliens

Ex US Military Veteran claims to have worked with aliens

Charles James Hall, a Vietnam Veteran, has given a fascinating interview on an Australian news morning show, where he claimed that he had worked with Aliens in the Nellis Nevada Air Force base. He...

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Human Origins

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...

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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.

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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. 

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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)