Suggested Books

Suggested Books

Here is a list of suggested books. Click on the title to see a book description or click on the book to get it from Amazon. You are welcome to review any of the books listed. This page is updated regularly.

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 18:01

Author(s):
Ernle Bradford

Suleiman the Magnificent, the most powerful ruler in the world, was determined to conquer Europe. Only one thing stood in his way: a dot of an island in the Mediterranean called Malta, occupied by the Knights of St. John, the cream of...Read more

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 18:00

Author(s):
Marie Arana

A brilliant biography that “reads like a wonderful novel but is researched like a masterwork of history” (Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs), this is the epic story of the famous South American general and statesman Simón Bolívar....Read more

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 17:57

Author(s):
Patrick E. McGovern, Sam Calagione

Patrick E. McGovern―part modern scientist, part Indiana Jones―uncovers and re-creates the oldest alcoholic beverages ever found. In Ancient Brews, Patrick E. McGovern takes us on a fascinating journey through time, back to the beginning...Read more

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 03:14

Author(s):
Ken Johnson

This book is a Christian timeline of ancient post-Flood history based on Bible chronology, the early church fathers, and ancient Jewish and secular history. This can be used as a companion guide in the study of Creation science. This...Read more

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 03:14

Author(s):
Stephen C. Meyer

“Signature in the Cell is a defining work in the discussion of life’s origins and the question of whether life is a product of unthinking matter or of an intelligent mind. For those who disagree with ID, the powerful case Meyer presents...Read more

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 03:13

Author(s):
Robert Jean Redfern

When we look at the incredible feats of engineering that our ancestors were able to achieve, it leaves us in awe. Not just because these structures are beautiful and shrouded in mystery, but because they were constructed on a scale we...Read more

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 03:12

Author(s):
Eric Lerner

A mesmerizing challenge to orthodox cosmology with powerful implications not only for cosmology itself but also for our notions of time, God, and human nature -- with a new Preface addressing the latest developments in the field.
...Read more

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 03:12

Author(s):
Richard Milton

The controversial best-seller that sent Oxford University and Nature magazine into a frenzy has at last come to the United States. Shattering the Myths of Darwinism exposes the gaping holes in an ideology that has reigned unchallenged...Read more

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 03:12

Author(s):
D. S. Allan, J. B. Delair

Follow this multi-disciplinary, scientific study as it examines the evidence of a great global catastrophe that occurred only 11,500 years ago. Crustal shifting, the tilting of Earth's axis, mass extinctions, upthrusted mountain ranges,...Read more

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 03:11

Author(s):
Jared Diamond

In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization

...Read more

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 21:29

Author(s):
Laird Scranton

An investigation of the origins of the Neolithic farming village on Orkney Island

• Reveals the striking similarities between Skara Brae and the traditions of pre-dynastic ancient Egypt as preserved by the Dogon people of Mali...Read more

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 21:25

Author(s):
Andrew Collins

An in-depth investigation of the mounting evidence that Atlantis was located in the Bahamas and Caribbean, near Cuba in particular

• Explains how Atlantis was destroyed by a comet, the same comet that formed the mysterious...Read more

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 21:23

Author(s):
Charles River Editors

When scholars study the history of the ancient Near East, several wars that had extremely brutal consequences (at least by modern standards) often stand out. Forced removal of entire populations, sieges that decimated entire cities, and...Read more

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 21:22

Author(s):
Joseph P. Farrell, Scott D de Hart

The ultimate question is no longer "who am I" or "why am I here." These questions were answered in the earliest civilizations by philosophers and priests. Today we live in an age of such rapid advances in technology and science that the...Read more

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 21:18

Author(s):
Xaviant Haze

Did a race of ancient giants once inhabit the Americas?

Do ancient megalithic stoneworks, out-of-place artifacts, Dna mysteries, and strange bones provide proof of their existence?

Ancient Giants of the Americas...Read more

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 21:12

Author(s):
Charles C. Mann

A deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the post-Colombian Americas shaped the world, from the bestselling author of 1491.

Presenting the latest research by biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and...Read more

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 17:53

Author(s):
Martini Fisher

Martini Fisher is back with the second installment of "Wayang: Stories of the Shadow Puppets" with stories of the first giants. Considered as big, menacing creatures, more disposed to rage than kindness, they have more in common with...Read more

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 01:57

Author(s):
Martin Lings

A revised edition of the internationally acclaimed biography of the prophet

• Includes important additions about the prophet’s spread of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states

• Contains original English...Read more

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 01:56

Author(s):
Rebecca L Stein, Philip Stein

This concise introductory textbook emphasizes the major concepts of both anthropology and the anthropology of religion.  It is aimed at students encountering anthropology for the first time.  Reviewers describe the text as vivid, rich,...Read more

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 01:55

Author(s):
Graham Hancock

What secrets lie beneath the deep blue sea? Underworld takes you on a remarkable journey to the bottom of the ocean in a thrilling hunt for ancient ruins that have never been found—until now.

In this explosive new work of...Read more

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Myths & Legends

Travis Fimmel as Ragnar Lothbrok in the History Channels Vikings Series.
Ragnar Lothbrok was a fearless hero of Norse lore who became widely known thanks to the History Channel’s hit series ‘Vikings.’ His historicity is subject to debate—as with King Arthur, for example—Ragnar is an amalgamation of a number of historical personages and minor characters of legend. So, the question is: Where does Ragnar the man end and the myth begin?

Ancient Places

A photo of the interior of the Siebenberg House.
The Siebenberg House is a house / museum located in the Old City of Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter. The Siebenberg House is best-known for the archaeological finds that have been made beneath the present structure. The excavations under the house have revealed several archaeological layers, and allow one to obtain a glimpse of the city’s history.

Our Mission

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)