All Giza Pyramids in one shot.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 00:59

Ever since humans could look up to see the sky, we have been amazed by its beauty and untold mysteries. Naturally then, astronomy is often described as the oldest of the sciences, inspiring people for thousands of years. 

The ancient vessel (center) that was found to contain 2,000-year-old alcohol.
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 21:59

ArchaeologChinese Vesselists have unearthed an ancient tomb in China’s Shaanxi Province, containing a hoard of relics, including a sealed bronze kettle filled with 2,200-year-old liquor. Would you be game to try this ancient brew?

Kos, Knight's Castle.
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 17:52

What you are about to discover is essentially a lost crusader’s artifact left by the Knights Hospitaller. I found it hidden in the hills of Kos many years ago and only now have I managed to simplify the observation enough to condense it into an article.

Sarah Bernhardt in Theodora (1902) by Georges Jules Victor Clairin (1843-1919)
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 14:15

Both Empress Euphemia and the succeeding empress Theodora transformed from sinners to Saints and although 5th to 6th century Roman society may have been more lenient, due to the empresses’ charity and piety, contemporary historians were not that tolerant nor forgiving in their opinions of the wives of the emperors.

15th century gold and silver coins found in the Netherlands
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:55

It wasn’t just an ordinary day at work for employees of a water company in the Netherlands, who earlier this month stumbled upon an earthenware cooking pot containing around 500 gold and silver coins dating to the 15th century while laying pipes at a building site.

Ġgantija temple.
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 21:48

The Ġgantija temples of the megalithic complex in Xaghra, Gozo, are one of the most important and mysterious archaeological sites in the world. Gozo is one of three Maltese islands; Malta, Gozo, and Comino, situated just 90 kilometers (55.92 miles) south of Sicily


Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

Ancient Medicine

More than 20,000 years ago humans used plants for medicine

Even if archaeological research shows that the first farming of plants started about 11,000 ago in China, where we have the first evidence for cultivation of plants, new research shows that humans...
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...
Rocky Alien Planets

Rocky Alien Planets May Contain Oceans

A new study carried out by the Carnegie Institution for Science has found that all rocky planets develop oceans shortly after forming, suggested that planets hosting life may be much more common than...
Prehistoric Indian Skull

Prehistoric American Indian Skull Found in Kansas City

Two teenagers in Kansas City have stumbled upon the skull and tooth of a woman that is many centuries old. The discovery of the skull was initially believed to be that of a homicide victim,...
New Ancient Structures in Mexico

New unknown structures found in Mexican archaeology zone

In Mexico city in the archaeological zone of El Tajin, a researcher has uncovered some ancient structures - two of them are unknown types of structures (referred to with the name ‘balconies’)...
Radio Telescope

New radio telescope will be built to search for extra-terrestrial life

The creation of a new radio telescope called the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is set to begin in 2017 and will be the most powerful radio astronomy telescope in the world. Its’ purpose is to search...
Life on Mars

Life may have appeared on Mars before Earth

The recent discovery revealing that Mars could have supported microbial life raises the possibility that life could have evolved on Mars before it developed on Earth. According to researchers, the...
Million year human ancestors

New discoveries surrounding 1.5 million-year-old human ancestor

Researchers studying ‘Turkana Boy’, a well preserved 1.5 million-year-old child or adolescent from the Homo erectus species, have discovered that he may not have had a congenital bone disorder such...
Hierapolis - Gate to Hell

A gate to the ‘Underworld’ found in Turkey

In the ancient ruins of Hierapolis in Turkey, archaeologists have discovered an ancient ‘Gate to the Underworld’. In ancient Greek and Roman Mythology, there were many different places on Earth where...
DNA Mutation Rate

DNA research challenges major dates in Human Evolution

A team led by Johannes Krause of Tuingen University has done research on genomes using samples from some of the oldest human fossils in Europe. The research has shown that hunters from before the ice...
Early Humans Footprints

Early humans probably walked in a different way

In a recent research at the University of Liverpool in the UK publishes in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Karl Bates and a team of researchers have analysed how a footprint is associated...
Sundial Egypt Valley of the Kings

Ancient Sundial Discovered in the Valley of the Kings

Archaeologists may have discovered the world’s oldest ancient Egyptian sundial, dating to the 13 th Century BC. The sundial, which is made of a flat piece of limestone divided into 12 sections, was...
Aliens – The Definitive Guide

Aliens – The Definitive Guide

Three days ago a new series was premiered on Science Channel. Its name is ‘Aliens: The Definitive Guide’. This new series with the help of prominent scientists (like Michio Kaku) will investigate non...
Neaderthal genetic map

Complete Genetic Map of a Neanderthal Revealed

Scientists from Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have sequenced the entire genome of a Neanderthal using a toe bone found in a cave in Siberia. The research team used...
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...
Genetic Mutations

Genetic Mutations evident in ancient human skull

A new research led by Erik Trinkhaus, an anthropologist at Washington University suggests that research done on a 100,000 old skull found in China, shows rare or unknown genetic abnormalities. It may...


Ancient Technology

All Giza Pyramids in one shot.
Ever since humans could look up to see the sky, we have been amazed by its beauty and untold mysteries. Naturally then, astronomy is often described as the oldest of the sciences, inspiring people for thousands of years.

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