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Mahbod Khanbolouki

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Mahbod Khanbolouki

Mahbod Khanbolouki was born 1989 in Helsingborg, Sweden. He is the oldest child of two brothers. Early in his childhood he developed a big interest for music and science. He started to play the guitar when he was 9 years old which eventually led him to play in various bands while also learning to play various Persian instruments. His interest in science resulted in him attending one of the main scientific high schools in Helsingborg. During his teenage years, he found a profound interest in Archeology and History, in particular Iranian and Mesopotamian Archeology. On the basis of his interests, he had to choose whether he wanted to study Archeology or Molecular Biology. He eventually decided to study Molecular Biology at Lund University in 2008 which three years later resulted in a Bachelor's degree. In the summer of 2013 he made an internship in Hamburg, Germany and in spring 2014 he moved to Stockholm and started to work on his Master's degree project regarding Alzheimer's Disease at Karolinska Institutet. This resulted in a Master's degree in Molecular Biology with specialization in Medical Biology. In parallel to studies, Mahbod also produced electronic music and kept his interest for Archeology which now results in him being one of the authors of Ancient Origins.



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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)