Science & Space

Ancient Plants revived in glaciers for 400 years

Ancient Plants revive after been covered in glaciers for 400 years

Catherine La Farge of the University of Alberta in Canada has recently published a paper on the regeneration of plants called bryophytes that date back to the Little Ice Age, 400 to 600 years ago. We...
New Methane Ecosystem

New Methane Based Ecosystem discovered

When we talk about life, we think that it shall include oxygen, specific temperatures and other conditions that would allow the known living beings on Earth to live and thrive. Obviously we are...
China Search for Space Alien Life and Planets

China joins the Search for Extra-terrestrial Life

­­I do not know what is happening lately but more and more countries other than the English speaking countries, as well as private companies, are getting more interested in Space exploration and...
Commercial Moon Base

Are we about to see commercial development of the Moon?

NASA and Nevada’s Bigelow Aerospace Company have just made a joint announcement about a public-private partnership which could pave the way for the exploration and commercial development of the moon...
Extraterrestrial Megastructures

The Search for Extraterrestrial Megastructures Gains Momentum

Most people are aware of the various attempts being made to search for alien life in our galaxy and beyond, including SETI’s (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) efforts to detect radio...
IceCube Observatory - High Speed Neutrinos

Unidentified high energy particles detected

During an experiment at the IceCube Observatory in the South Pole, two neutrinos were captured with very high energy as never before seen which is believed to have come from somewhere outside our...
Star Trek Warp Travel Space

Star Trek Warp Speed closer to reality

The revolutionary technology we see in the Star Trek series may not be science fiction after all as scientists are getting closer to replicating some of the technology that was dreamed up back in the...
Life in Venus Clouds

Could Alien Life Exist in Venus' Mysterious Clouds?

Most people, when they think of the planet Venus, conjure up images of a hot and steaming planet surrounded by highly acidic clouds that would extinguish or prevent any life from ever existing there...
Binary Star System

South Africa's New Radio Telescope Reveals Giant Outbursts from Binary Star System

A new study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society has revealed the first significant finding from the new Karoo Array Telescope (KAT-7) in South Africa, the pathfinder radio...
Human Immortality - Avatars

Could Human Beings become Immortal by 2045?

Mankind’s fascination with immortality is reflected in scientific records, mythology and folklore dating back thousands of years. Could it be that the secret formula has finally been found? Russian...
In Search for New Planets - Kepler NASA

More Spacecrafts in Search for Alien Planets

NASA's Kepler observatory has, to date, detected more than 2,700 potential planets that could harbour life since it launched in March 2009, revolutionizing scientists’ understanding of worlds beyond...
New method for finding planets

New Method of Finding Planets Scores Its First Discovery

A number of significant advancements in the search for habitable planets have been reported over the last 6 months, and with every research project conducted, we are one step closer to discovering...
Obliterated Moon

What if our Moon was obliterated?

One of the most amazing things about our evolutionary history is that all evidence points to the fact that only under the most precise conditions on Earth could tiny molecules have burst forth into...
Space Graveyard

Hubble Discovers a Graveyard of Planets

The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the rocky remains of planetary material scattered amongst the atmospheres of two white dwarfs in the Hyades star cluster. This suggests that these two stars...
Stuning NASA Mars photos

Spectacular New Photos of Mars Released

A stunning series of new photos of the surface of Mars have been released by the team of scientists responsible for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera (HiRISE) aboard the Mars...
Earth and Moon Water Source

The Earth and Moon had the same water source

There have been many theories about how the Moon was formed. There is the Capture Theory supporting the idea that Moon was formed somewhere else and later was captured by the gravitational forces of...

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Human Origins

Kalash girls with traditional clothing.
The Kalash (known also as the Kalasha) are an indigenous people living in what is today Pakistan. Although Pakistan is an Islamic Republic, with more than 95% of its population being adherents of Islam, the Kalash hold on to their own religious beliefs, along with their own identity, way of life, and language.

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Kalash girls with traditional clothing.
The Kalash (known also as the Kalasha) are an indigenous people living in what is today Pakistan. Although Pakistan is an Islamic Republic, with more than 95% of its population being adherents of Islam, the Kalash hold on to their own religious beliefs, along with their own identity, way of life, and language.

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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)
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