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Andrew Dold

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Andrew Dold

Art and computers have been part of my life since I was young. I grew up with paint brushes in my hand, and a basement that doubled as a studio. I spent many days working in our family's basement, listening to the floorboards creak overhead. Though all of that changed the moment Photoshop came out.

My talent with art and a love of computers has helped me to win numerous international awards, both in traditional and nontraditional mediums and lead me into a career that has allowed me to share my passion with others. Over the last two decades, I have been privileged to teach students in the classroom, guiding and supporting them in their personal journey to find their own passion. 

But it is when I read an article about a lost world, the Gulf Oasis, that a new direction in my life opened up. Over the last three years, I have been able to use my years of experience as an educator and artist to unravel this lost world and develop a unique and intensely personal style of art based on the science of the day and the mythology of our ancient past.



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Human Origins

Ancient Technology

Mammoth in the Royal BC Museum in Victoria (Canada). The display is from 1979, and the fur is musk ox hair.
In Sivershchina, close to the village of Mizyn in Ukraine is one of the oldest and most unique settlements of humans – and it was discovered in a parking lot. The now well-known archaeological site, known plainly as the Mizyn parking lot, dates back 18-20 thousand years.

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. 

Ancient Image Galleries

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)