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ArticleMore than a Dozen Mysterious Prehistoric Tunnels in Cornwall, England, Mystify Researchers Mark Miller73 weeks 1 day ago
ArticleLone Archaeologist Discovers First Multi-Year European Settlement in the U.S. Mark Miller04 weeks 12 hours ago
ArticleResearchers Diagnose Earliest Known Cancer on 1.7-Million-Year-Old Hominin Fossil Mark Miller11 month 1 week ago
ArticleAncient ritual bath found beneath a home in Jerusalem aprilholloway11 month 1 week ago
ArticleAncient Babylonian Tablet Provides Compelling Evidence that the Tower of Babel DID Exist Mark Miller21 month 2 weeks ago
ArticleAnglo-Saxon Cemetery Full of Grave Goods Discovered Near Prehistoric Henge Monuments Mark Miller01 month 2 weeks ago
ArticleArchaeologists Uncover Tantalizing Evidence of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Mark Miller41 month 3 weeks ago
ArticleTreasures of Mexico: The Mixtec, Aztec & Maya Codices that Survived the Conquistadors Mark Miller41 month 4 weeks ago
ArticleAncient Scots Hit By Roman Slingshots With the Force of a .44 Magnum Mark Miller22 months 6 days ago
ArticleBronze Age steam room may have been used by select Orkney settlers for rites Mark Miller12 months 6 days ago
ArticleHow (Most) Humans Lost Their Tails - From Fish to Tetrapods to Apes to Homo Sapiens Mark Miller72 months 1 week ago
ArticleCleopatra probably did not die of snakebite to her breast, Egyptologist claims Mark Miller32 months 1 week ago
Article5,300-Year-Old Otzi the Iceman Was Wearing Clothing from Five Separate Animal Species Mark Miller12 months 1 week ago
ArticleAncient Tattoos: Archaeologists find Blood and Pigments on 3,000-Year-Old Obsidian Mark Miller02 months 1 week ago
ArticleWas a Comet Swarm Memorialized on an Obelisk at Prehistoric Gȍbekli Tepe? Mark Miller82 months 2 weeks ago
ArticleResearchers discover secret recipe of Roman concrete that allowed it to endure for over 2,000 years Mark Miller162 months 2 weeks ago
ArticleRoman-Era London May Have Been as Ethnically Diverse as Today Mark Miller12 months 2 weeks ago
ArticleThe awesome, terrible, and unknowable creator gods through history Mark Miller322 months 3 weeks ago
ArticleEvidence of the Earliest ‘Skull Cult’ Activity: Drilled and Carved Skulls Found at the World’s Oldest Temple Mark Miller02 months 3 weeks ago
ArticleSamurai Secrets Revealed: English Translation of the 500-year-old ‘Sword Scroll’ Provides Fighting Tactics Including ‘Egg Them’ Mark Miller02 months 3 weeks ago
ArticleScientist explores connection between Shang Dynasty China and ancient Peruvian cultures Mark Miller92 months 4 weeks ago
ArticleSignificant Inscriptions Found in Egypt: From the Earliest Huge Hieroglyphs to Greek-Roman Period Graffiti Mark Miller03 months 3 hours ago
ArticleThousands of War Captives Enslaved for Years Before Being Slain as Sacrifice in Prehistoric China Mark Miller13 months 2 days ago
ArticleThe Strange Life of Al-Khidr, the Legendary Immortal Prophet, Mystic, Trickster and Sea Spirit Mark Miller33 months 2 days ago
ArticleNeo-pagans are building a temple to practice the ancient Norse religion Mark Miller13 months 6 days ago

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Myths & Legends

A vase-scene from about 410 BC. Nimrod/Herakles, wearing his fearsome lion skin headdress, spins Noah/Nereus around and looks him straight in the eye. Noah gets the message and grimaces, grasping his scepter, a symbol of his rule - soon to be displaced in the post-Flood world by Nimrod/Herakles, whose visage reveals a stern smirk.
The Book of Genesis describes human history. Ancient Greek religious art depicts human history. While their viewpoints are opposite, the recounted events and characters match each other in convincing detail. This brief article focuses on how Greek religious art portrayed Noah, and how it portrayed Nimrod in his successful rebellion against Noah’s authority.

Human Origins

Sumerian creation myth
Sumer , or the ‘land of civilized kings’, flourished in Mesopotamia, now modern-day Iraq, around 4500 BC. Sumerians created an advanced civilization with its own system of elaborate language and...

Ancient Technology

All images courtesy of Dr Rita Louise
The vajra is the most important ritual implement of Vajrayana Buddhism. In Sanskrit, the word vajra is defined as something hard or mighty, as in a diamond. It symbolizes an impenetrable, immovable and indestructible state of knowledge and enlightenment.

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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)
Cable car in the Xihai (West Sea) Grand Canyon (CC BY-SA 4.0)