Battle between the Xiongnu (Hun) and the Han Dynasty
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 18:44

Archaeologists claim to have rediscovered a triumphant account of China’s ancient military which had been inscribed in cliff face. According to the experts, the inscription narrates how the Han dynasty conquered the nomadic Huns.

Discovered: The Lost Mountain Gods of Colombia
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 14:00

Peña de Juaica - Penis of Juaica - (pronounced: why-ka) is a remote and legendary mountain situated between the municipalities of Tabio and Tenjo at an altitude of 3,100 meters (10,170ft) above sea level. This dominant phallic sentinel which once guarded the rich agricultural territories of the pre-Colombian Muisca people who inhabited this territory.

Example of Roman coins from a hoard at Llanvaches, Monmouthshire, Wales in 2006. Roman coins have been found in a few locations across Scandinavia as well.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 01:56

In a single sentence, the first Roman Emperor unknowingly immortalizes some of the earliest known interactions between his Empire and the “barbaric” regions of the far north. Augustus' Res Gestae provides evidence that, while the Romans...

The Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Egypt. (BigStockPhoto)
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 23:03

In Egypt, in the middle of 2013, I was on a very important job: the Giza Pyramids investigation through mathematical proportional applications. I focused all my attention on the three mysterious and majestic pyramids, without exception.

Figure 1. Geometric stone spheres. (Photo Credit: Martin Morrison, taken at Hunterian Museum, Glasgow)
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 19:01

Four hundred and twenty geometric stone spheres have been found in the vicinity of Neolithic stone circles in Northern Scotland, with 169 coming from Aberdeenshire alone. Outside Scotland, examples have been found in Ireland at Ballymena, and in England at Durham, Cumbria, Lowick and Bridlington. 

An aerial view of the aqueduct.
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 15:27

Not far from the Moorish splendors of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, and close to the troglodyte cave-dwellings of the residents of Guadix, is the spectacular, living, El Toril Aqueduct. It is located across the road from the popular rural Hotel Balneario (Spa) de Alicún de las Torres

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Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

Angels

Clergyman claims angels have no wings

Most depictions of angels show a blond-haired woman in a white gown with feathered wings and a glowing golden halo, but is this what angels really look like? According to ‘Angelogist’ Father Renzo...
Zakynthos underwater ruins

Ancient City Ruins of Zakynthos declared a Natural Phenomenon

In June this year, Greek archaeologists announced an amazing finding – an ancient underwater city in the gulf of Alykanas in Zakynthos, Greece. According to the Underwater Antiquities Department, the...
Chilli and Bull Urine for Curing - China

Ancient Chinese Cures found on Bamboo Strips

Archaeologists have found more than 900 bamboo strips at a construction site in the south-western city of Chengdu in China, which reveal recipes for treating ailments that date back around 2000 years...
Spider rock art in Egypt - Khargah

Very unusual rock art discovered in Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered a rock panel in the Kharga Oasis about 175 kilometres west of Luxor in Egypt, which is believed to contain the only known example of ‘ spider’ rock art in Egypt and, it...
Mithras - Sun God

Shab-e-Yalda - an ancient winter soltice celebration that commemorates the triumph of Mithra

For Iranians around the world, the winter solstice is not just the longest night of the year, it is also the time to commemorate the triumph of Mithra , the Sun God, over darkness in an ancient...
Old Cult that Worshipped the Prediction of Eclipses

Does Oldest Written Text Reveal a 30,000 year old Cult that Worshipped the Prediction of Eclipses?

Earlier this month we reported on evidence to suggest that the oldest known writing system was based on geometric form in connection with astronomical phenomena. Now in an incredible new study...

Ancient Cranial Surgery: Practice of Drilling Holes in the Cranium That Dates Back Thousands of Years

Last year, archaeologists excavating burial caves in the south-central Andean province of Andahuaylas in Peru discovered the remains of 32 individuals dating back between 750 and 1000 years and,...
Chinese Stone Armour

Stone armour found in the tomb of China's first emperor

Archaeologists have made a new discovery in the tomb of China’s first emperor , who is well-known for having the greatest mausoleum in the world and the incredible army of 8,000 terracotta warriors...
Top Ten grisly Discoveries in 2013

Top ten grisly discoveries in archaeology

Archaeologists sometimes face the same gruesome discoveries that forensic scientists deal with today, having to unravel the stories behind brutal murders, sacrifices and other dark rituals. Here are...
Halley Comet

Halley's Comet Linked to Planet Cooling 1,500 Years Ago

A new study has suggested that a large fragment of the famous Halley’s comet crashed into Earth in 536 AD causing a ripple effect of damage including dramatic changes in the planet’s climate, leading...
The Lost city of the Giants

Update on the ‘Lost City of Giants’

A couple of months ago we reported on an incredible discovery deep in the jungles of Ecuador – the remains of a massive 260 foot tall by 260 foot wide structure, made up of hundreds of two-tonne...
Neanderthal

Entire Neanderthal genome finally mapped – with amazing results

The results of an extensive analysis of a 50,000-year-old toe bone belonging to a Neanderthal woman, which was unearthed in a cave in 2010, have been long awaited. Now, after much anticipation, the...
Underground Ruins - Greece, Byzantine Pompeii

Construction work in Greece uncovers 'Byzantine Pompeii'

Extensive construction work to build a new underground Metro system in the city of Thessaloniki in Greece has led to the discovery of a wealth of archaeological finds , leading some to label the area...
stonehenge bones

Druids and archaeologists battle over display of human remains at Stonehenge

A heated debate is currently taking place between archaeologists, who insist that bones of ancient Britons buried near Stonehenge should be put on display in the new £27 million visitor centre, and a...
Crypt with Magical Inscriptions in Sudan

Ancient crypt with seven mummies contained ‘magical’ inscriptions

Archaeologists have reported on the discovery of a 900-year-old crypt in Sudan containing seven mummified bodies and walls covered with inscriptions. The text appears to have been written as a form...
Human Finger Fossil 1.5 million-year-old

1.5 million-year-old human hand fossil showed evidence of complex tool use

Researchers have discovered a 1.5 million-year-old fossil that possesses an anatomical feature that is believed to be vital for making and using complex tools . The implication is that our human...

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