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  1. A New Lead in the Search for Elusive Norse Settlements

    ... tell of other colonizing expeditions. By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times   CODROY VALLEY, Canada – A story passed down ...

    ancient-origins - 23/05/2016 - 00:49

  2. Most Outstanding Case of Levitation in History, Witnessed by Multitudes: Expert Discusses

    ... history has to offer, he said.   By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times   Most scholars avoid delving into historical ...

    ancient-origins - 19/11/2015 - 14:46

  3. Best-Preserved Ancient Fruit Found in 4,000-Year-Old Burial Chamber: Honey’s Preservative Power

    ... when researchers sliced into them. By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times An Early Bronze Age burial mound in ...

    ancient-origins - 13/08/2014 - 03:28

  4. Controversy Surrounds Artifacts on Azores Islands: Evidence of Advanced Ancient Seafarers?

    ... alternative theory is gaining ground. By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times   The Azores archipelago is about ...

    ancient-origins - 17/10/2016 - 22:01

  5. Bigfoot Is Not the Only Elusive Creature Said to Roam the Canadian Wilds

    ... in the comments section below. By  Tara MacIsaac , Epoch Times  In Beyond Science, Epoch Times explores ...

    ancient-origins - 02/04/2017 - 19:04

  6. Evidence Accumulates for Ancient Transoceanic Voyages, Says Geographer

    ... the core as the evidence accumulates. By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times   Theories on the fringe of science ...

    ancient-origins - 12/06/2016 - 21:45

  7. Mayan Calendar Similar to Ancient Chinese: Early Contact?

    ... was published posthumously in August. By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times   Ancient Mayan and Chinese calendar systems ...

    ancient-origins - 08/09/2016 - 21:49

  8. Expert in Chinese Petroglyphs Supports Theory Ancient Chinese Made It to America

    ... are of ancient Chinese origin. By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times   Petroglyphs found across North America ...

    ancient-origins - 01/07/2016 - 21:42

  9. How Ancient Greeks Took Trippy Journeys to the Land of the Dead

    By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times The Nekromanteion, or the “Oracle of ... of the Nekromanteion (Evilemperorzorg/CC BY-SA) By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times The article ‘ How Ancient Greeks Took ...

    ancient-origins - 30/11/2015 - 14:11

  10. Is This a Huge Million-Year-Old, Man-Made Underground Complex?

    ... this, even millions of years earlier. By Tara MacIsaac , Epoch Times Most archaeologists and historians agree that human ...

    ancient-origins - 02/03/2016 - 14:45

  11. Did Ancient People Really Have Lifespans Longer Than 200 Years?

    ... find simply and literally unbelievable. By  Tara MacIsaac , Epoch Times It isn’t only biblical figures who lived to ...

    ancient-origins - 21/09/2014 - 02:52

  12. More Evidence that Ancient Romans May Have Made It to Oak Island, Canada

    ... between the Old World and the New World. By  Tara MacIsaac , Epoch Times  What appears to be an ancient Roman sword has ...

    ancient-origins - 24/01/2016 - 03:39

  13. The ‘Unlucky Mummy’ Said to Have Sunk the Titanic

    ... by a journalist of the early 20th century. By  Tara MacIsaac , Epoch Times Strange occurrences have been said to eddy around an ...

    ancient-origins - 30/11/2014 - 01:00

  14. Mystery Hill Megaliths May Be 4,000 Years Old—Did Celts Build It?

    ... excitement of confounding mystery alone. By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times Studying the origins of the aptly named Mystery ...

    ancient-origins - 21/05/2014 - 00:28

  15. Similar Petroglyphs in Israel, America Reveal Ancient Global Language?

    ... sprawled across the ancient globe. By Tara MacIsaac , Epoch Times In Israel’s Negev desert and in the American ...

    ancient-origins - 26/05/2017 - 01:53

  16. Mystical Science of Alchemy Arose Independently in Ancient Egypt, China, India

    ... to manipulate and purify matter as such. By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times A similar quest began in ancient India, China, ...

    ancient-origins - 19/09/2014 - 00:38

  17. Petroglyphs Left in Canada by Scandinavians 3,000 Years Ago?

    ... traders a few thousand years ago. By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times   Hundreds of petroglyphs are etched on a slab ...

    ancient-origins - 22/09/2015 - 22:01

  18. 150,000-Year-Old Pipes Baffle Scientists in China: Out of Place in Time?

    ... a level of technological advancement ... By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term ...

    ancient-origins - 22/06/2014 - 11:52

  19. Wildman, Chinese Version of Bigfoot: Sightings, Scientific Tests, Theories

    ... China, he is called Yeren, or Wildman. By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times   All over the world are similar reports of a ...

    ancient-origins - 13/07/2015 - 00:48

  20. Is This a Huge Million-Year-Old, Man-Made Underground Complex?

    ... University of Ecology and Politology. By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times   Most archaeologists and historians agree that ...

    ancient-origins - 02/05/2016 - 00:46


Human Origins

Sky Burial: Tibet’s Ancient Tradition for Honoring the Dead
The tradition of Sky burials, which is also known by the name of ‘Celestial burial’, is particularly associated with the Tibetan culture, although it has existed in other civilizations throughout history.

Ancient Technology


The ancient and mysterious Sphinx, Giza, Egypt.
In 1995, NBC televised a prime-time documentary hosted by actor Charlton Heston and directed by Bill Cote, called Mystery of the Sphinx. The program centered on the research and writings of John Anthony West, a (non-academic) Egyptologist, who, along with Dr. Robert Schoch, a professor of Geology at Boston University, made an astounding discovery on the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt.

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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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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)