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Famine in Ancient Greece

New Study shows it was Feast or Famine for Europe’s First Farmers

A new study based on a catalogue of radiocarbon dates has shown that populations plummeted after periods of agricultural booms in Europe, a finding that contradicts previous beliefs that agriculture...
Oldest Jewish Prayer Book

Collector Reveals World’s Oldest Jewish Prayer Book

A rare Hebrew text containing an archaic form of Hebrew and dating back to the 9th century has been revealed by a collector of rare biblical artefacts - and it is believed to be the world's oldest...
3d Prehistoric Landscape

Explorable visualisation of a 3D digital prehistoric landscape

Most people would have taken a virtual tour at some stage, perhaps to capture a 360° view of a famous city or to preview a hotel room before making a reservation. But not many people would have...
Olympia - Greece

Ancient Olympic Stadium Threatened by Budget Cuts in Greece

The ancient Olympic stadium of Nemea is under threat of closure as a result of steep budget cuts in the country as Greece enters its sixth consecutive year of recession. The Nemean Games were founded...
mythical Griffin - Iran

Ancient Persian artefact of mythical Griffin returned to Iran

The US government has returned a precious Persian silver chalice dating back 2,700 years to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani during his rare visit to New York to attend the 68th Session of the United...
Petra - Jordan

Petra Under Threat from Looting and Vandalism

Petra is a magnificent site in Jordan recognised by UNESCO for its immense historical significance and outstanding universal value. It is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by...
Leopard Trap Discovered in Israel

5,000-Year-Old Leopard Trap Discovered in Israel

Scattered throughout the Negev Desert in the southern part of Israel are around 50 small constructions that look very much like piles of stones but which are in fact animal traps. Researchers had...
Treasure Hunters - Metal Detectors

British Archaeologists Take on Treasure Hunters

Amateur treasure hunters armed with a metal detector and shovel are digging up valuable treasures across the UK but now archaeologists are speaking out and have accused hobbyists of damaging Britain’...
Digesting Milk in Ethiopia

Should Humans Drink Cow’s Milk? Part 2 - Digesting Milk in Ethiopia

Yesterday we reported on a new study of our ancient Neolithic ancestors who first began the practice of dairy-related animal husbandry and discussed the implications this may have with regards to the...
Ancient drawing with Cows and Milk

Should Adult Humans Drink Milk? Study of Neolithic Farmers May Have the Answer

Many would remember the days when a milk trolley would be rolled out during morning recess at school and all the children would come running for their daily glass of milk, or the TV images of...
Ancient Libyan necropolis bulldozed - Cyrene

Ancient Libyan necropolis bulldozed

A section of the Cyrene necropolis, an extremely important historical site in Libya, has been destroyed by local farmers in order to make way for new houses and shops. The Cyrene necropolis is an...
Gaza's ancient ruins

Archaeologists race against time to save Gaza's ancient ruins

A plethora of archaeological treasures lie scattered across the territory of what is now known as the Gaza strip, a stretch of land on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea that borders Egypt...
Technique day before death

Technique gives insight into day before death

A scientist from the University of Southern Denmark has developed a technique which can reveal an unprecedented amount of detail relating to the time shortly before a person’s death . The new...
Ancient Town Necropolis Madrid

Race is on to save Ancient Town from Housing Development in Madrid

The government of Madrid in Spain is planning to build a massive housing community over the archaeologically significant Visigothic necropolis of Vicálvaro which is the burial ground for 1,500 bodies...
King David

Israeli Authorities Keep Quiet over Major Historical Artifact

The discovery of a 2,800 year-old stone carved pillar discovered near Bethlehem has been hushed up by the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) who is concerned over potential controversy surrounding...
North Korea Ancient Ruins

Ancient Ruins of North Korea’s Old Capital Joins World Heritage List

The remains of an ancient capital of Korea’s Koryo Dynasty , located on the northern side close to the border with South Korea has joined UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The old capital, known as...
Pharaoh Mask Egypt

The Crowns of the Pharaohs

In Ancient Egypt, the gods and kings (pharaohs) were depicted with a crown, which, according to Egyptologists, were also taken into the grave for the afterlife. These crowns however have never...
Invisible waveforms, ET and other Transmissions

Invisible waveforms, ET and other Transmissions

The recent 'Citizen Hearing on Disclosure' discussed possible reasons for the pervasive, pathological and absurd secrecy around the ongoing extraterrestrial & UFO events, which appear to be...
Citizen Hearing on Disclosure - Day 5

Day 5 of Citizen Hearing on Disclosure – The Grand Finale

So far, a number of media sources, such as the Huffington Post, have presented well-written analyses of the evidence that has been presented throughout the Citizens Hearing. However, sadly the highly...
Citizen Hearing on Disclosure - Day 4

Day 4 of the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure – Global Awareness of UFOS

We considered Day 3 of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure to be impressive. In that case, Day 4 was extraordinary! The focus of Day 4 was on international UFO incidents and documents including...
Citizen Hearing on Disclosure - Day 3

Day Three of Citizen’s Hearing on Disclosure – Undeniable Evidence Revealed

The third day of the Congress Hearing on Disclosure began with a panel testifying on multiple UFO cases through different organizations. National UFO Reporting Centre (NUFORC) The first to speak was...
Citizen Hearing on Disclosure - Day 2

Day 2 of Citizen's Hearing - UFO Involvement at Military Installations

The second day of the Citizen’s Hearing on Disclosure started with Nick Pope and a panel describing their first-hand experience of the Rendlesham Forest UFO incident in Suffolk, England, a major...
Citizen Hearing on Disclosure - Day 1

Eye-Opening Information Revealed on Day One of Citizen’s Hearing

The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure (CHD) of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race has just completed the first of five days of incredible revelations and testimonies from highly...
Advanced Cosmic Ice Research

Advanced Cosmic Ice Research Reveals Information About How Life Began

Perry Gerakines and his colleagues in the Cosmic Ice Lab at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt are working on something very simple – ice – but in a truly extraordinary way. Gerakines...

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