We Give Back

We give back!

Ancient-Origins focuses on humanity’s shared past, and also on the pressing issues of today.  

It is important to us to ensure that as well as acting as an informational and educational website, Ancient Origins also makes meaningful contributions for social good.

Thanks to your support , Ancient-Origins has now formed an important partnerships with The Hearts of Gold Foundation .

This registered foundation in Ecuador works to break the cycle of poverty by strengthening the capacities of existing community-based nonprofits that serve at-risk children and families.  By partnering with local nonprofits and pursuing a holistic approach to poverty, co-designed sustainable programs can be created making for a stronger, lasting community impact.

Each month Ancient-Origins contributes a percentage of its income to the Hearts of Gold Foundation in Ecuador.  

You can FIND OUT MORE about Hearts of Gold at their website and Facebook page .

Contributions go to support:

  • Sustainable solutions to break the cycle of poverty, allowing individuals and communities to thrive
  • Programs that promote and assist in early education,
  • Professional  administrative support to partner organizations through: program design, budget creation, reporting, fundraising, and other essential administrative functions,
  • Therapy for at-risk children and teens,
  • Capacity building workshops
  • School supplies and nutritional support for children at Hearts of Gold’s partner organizations

Ecuador Kids

How can I help?

If you’d like to support Hearts of Gold directly, their DONATE page makes contributing easy.

They offer many ways to help:

http://heartsofgoldfoundation.org/give/donate-now/   
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments. Share your experiences with us — we’d love to hear from you!

Top New Stories

(1) Knotted tanned hide bundle before extraction of contents; (2) & (4) gold dinars; (3) signet ring with intaglio; (5) contents of knotted tanned hide bundle.
In mid-September, a large treasure was unearthed during a dig at the Abbey of Cluny, in the French department of Saône-et-Loire: 2,200 silver deniers and oboles, 21 Islamic gold dinars, a signet ring, and other objects made of gold. Never before has such a large cache of silver deniers been discovered. Nor have gold coins from Arab lands, silver deniers, and a signet ring ever been found hoarded together within a single, enclosed complex.

Human Origins

Deriv; Ancient Celtic dolmen from Poulnabrone, Ireland and carved Egyptian deity Thoth
When ancient Egypt and Ireland are spoken about in the same breath it usually results in the rolling of eyes, polite exits and the sound of murmurs citing pseudo-history and new age babble. At least...

Ancient Technology

Grinding stone, Dendera Temple, Egypt.
Most people know of the great construction achievements of the dynastic Egyptians such as the pyramids and temples of the Giza Plateau area as well as the Sphinx. Many books and videos show depictions of vast work forces hewing blocks of stone in the hot desert sun and carefully setting them into place.

Ancient Places

El Caracol Observatory at Chichen Itza (Wright Reading/CC BY-NC 2.0) and Composite 3D laser scan image of El Caracol from above
In 1526, the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo arrived on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and found most of the great Maya cities deeply eroded and unoccupied. Many generations removed from the master builders, engineers, and scientists who conceived and built the cities, the remaining Maya they encountered had degenerated into waring groups who practiced blood rituals and human sacrifice.

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)