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Moche sculptural stirrup spout bottle showing a man riding a shark

Temple Discovery in Peru Sheds Light on Life of Ancient Shark Hunters

Archaeologists in Peru have discovered a 3,500-year-old temple belonging to the first fishermen of Gramalote, a village of shark hunters on the sea near Huanchaquito, according to a report in Peru...
10,000-year-old rock paintings depict UFOs and extra-terrestrials - Charama India

10,000-year-old rock paintings depict UFOs and extra-terrestrials, claims archaeologist

The State Department of Archaeology and Culture in Chhattisgarh, India, is seeking assistance from the Indian Space Research Organisation to research a set of ancient rock paintings found inside...
Mummified Detmold Child - Peru

Scientists reveal cause of death of 6,500-year-old Detmold child

The Detmold Child is the name that has been given to an ancient Peruvian mummy that dates back an incredible 6,500 years - that's 3,000 years before the birth of Tutankhamun. Recent computer...
Mars, the fiercest warship of the 16th century

Archaeologists to explorer secrets of Mars, the fiercest warship of the 16th century

The Mars, named after the Roman god of war, was once the largest and fiercest warship in the world and the leading ship in the fleet of King Eric XIV of Sweden. But in 1564, during the Northern Seven...
Prehistoric bookkeeping tokens

Prehistoric bookkeeping continued long after invention of writing

An ancient token-based recording system from before the dawn of history was rendered obsolete by the birth of writing, according to popular wisdom. But now, latest excavations show that, in fact,...
Machu Picchu - Astronomical knowledge of Incas

New discoveries confirm astronomical knowledge of Incas at Machu Picchu

A Polish-Peruvian archaeological team has confirmed what has been suspected for many centuries – the Incas used the ancient city of Machu Picchu as a mountaintop observatory. Although astronomical...
Ancient Moche tomb artifacts

Archaeologists uncover ancient Moche tomb along with stunning and unique artifacts

Archaeologists in Peru have discovered the tomb of an elite Mochica ruler at the Huaca de la Luna archaeological complex, an ancient temple located in what is now the city of Trujillo on the north...
Ancient child skulls  gifts for Bronze Age lake gods

Ancient child skulls may have been gifts for Bronze Age lake gods

A new study published in the journal Antiquity has revealed that a number of Bronze Age child skulls discovered around the perimeter of ancient settlements in Switzerland and Germany show signs of...
Man made ditches in Brazil - Parana

The Mysterious Man-Made Ditches that Predate Amazon Rainforest

A recent study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that a series of mysterious lines and geometric shapes carved into the Amazonian landscape were...
Lost ancient temple - Iraq-, Musasir

Long-lost ancient temple discovered in Iraq

Local village people in the Kurdistan region or northern Iraq have just made a remarkable discovery – the long-lost temple of the city of Musasir, dedicated to the god Haldi. According to a report in...
Moonlight Garden Taj Mahal

Archaeologists uncover summer palace in Moonlight Garden opposite Taj Mahal

Excavations carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have uncovered the remains of a summer palace in the Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden) opposite the Taj Mahal, according to a report...
Rome's Colosseum

Colosseum of Rome, a Condominium in Medieval Times

The Colosseum of Rome is infamously known as the site of brutal gladiator battles in which slaves, Christians, and gladiator fighters were mercilessly slaughtered for the enjoyment of the emperor and...
Ancient burial of a child with Down syndrome

Ancient burial of a child with Down syndrome reflects lack of stigmatization

Archaeologists have uncovered the oldest known remains of an individual with Down syndrome in a 5 th - 6 th century necropolis near a church in Chalon-sur-Saone in eastern France, according to a...
Dining room in Emperor Nero’s luxurious palace

Revolving dining room in Emperor Nero’s luxurious palace really existed

The extravagant palace of Emperor Nero, the Domus Aurea, which boasts some 300 rooms covered in dazzling polished white marble, was first uncovered in 2009 by a team of French and Italian...
Painting "Donar-Thor" by the German painter Max Koch (1859 - 1930), painted about 1905.

Discovery of Hammer of Thor artifact solved mystery of Viking amulets

The discovery of a 10 th century Viking artifact resembling the Hammer of Thor solved a long-running mystery surrounding more than 1,000 ancient amulets found across Northern Europe, according to a...
King Mentuhotep II

Archaeologists uncover chapel of King Mentuhotep II

Archaeologists from the Ministry of Antiquities and Heritage (MAH) in Egypt made a significant discovery when they unearthed an ancient Egyptian chapel carved out of limestone, which dates back to...

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