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Eudald Carbonell

Once Boy’ Discovery Casts Doubt on View of Human Origins

Recent discoveries show that the first human inhabitants of Western Europe came from Asia, and not from Africa, as previously believed. Spanish Paleontologist, Eudald Carbonell, has said that the...
Durg district of Chhattisgarh

2500 year-old Ancient City Discovered in India

It all started in 2008 when the J R Bhagat, Deputy Director of the Archaeology Department, Chhattisgarh, found some old items (coins, pottery and bones) close to the Kharun River, indicating the...
Sekhmet

Sekhmet – The warrior Goddess, Statues found in Egypt

The German Egyptologist, Horig Sourouzian, discovered in West Luxor 14 statues made of black granite, depicting the lionhead goddess Sekhmet . Sekhmet, was a powerful Goddess, daughter of God Ra,...
Ancient Chinese Tools

Old tools found in China go back earlier in time than previously believed

In a publication on the Journal of Human Evolution, Feng Li, Steven L. Kuhnm Xing Gao and Fu-you Chen have investigated the presence of large blade technology in East Eurasia. Lithic assemblages that...
Neolithic House

Archaeologists Unearth 12,000 Year Old Settlement in Berkshire

Since 2003 a team from Wessex Archaeology has been investigating a large area at Horton in Berkshire which was used as a settlement for people before the last Ice age (Approximately 12,000 years ago...
Arizona Canals

Ancient Canals in Arizona Show Signs of Advanced Engineering

In the foothills of Mount Graham in Arizona lies a network of mysterious canals believed to have come from an ancient civilization that existed thousands of years ago. The sophisticated irrigation...
Stonehenge

Archaeological Discovery brings us Closer to Unravelling Mysteries of Stonehenge

A remarkable discovery in Stonehenge may hold the key to finally understanding its original purpose. A team of archaeologists who have been working on the site for more than a decade have just...
Pyramids in Sudan

35 Pyramids Uncovered in Sudan with Intriguing Links to Ancient Egypt

Archaeologists have unearthed a remarkable find in Sedeinga, Sudan, including 35 densely concentrated pyramids and a number of important artefacts. The site was originally part of the ancient Kingdom...
Angkor Wat Ironworks

Ancient Ironworks discovered in Angkor Wat – Cambodia

In 2010 ancient ironworks were discovered in the Preah Vihear province in Cambodia, from archaeologist Thuy Chanthourn of the Royal University of Fine Arts, who was looking for an old settlement...
Viking Navigation Crystal

The crystal discovery that suggested legend of Viking Sunstone is true

An ancient Norse myth describing a magical gem which could reveal the position of the sun when hidden behind clouds or even before dawn or after sunset, has been the subject of intrigue for many...
New technology in archaeology

New Technology May Help Solve Archaeological Mysteries

Many of the world’s greatest mysteries about ancient civilizations and human origins could be solved by emerging forms of technology. According to nuclear physicist , Professor Claudio Tuniz,...
Shaman stones found in Panama

Old Shaman Stones, Panama

In December 2012, a publication came out regarding significant findings in the area of Panama where archaeologists discovered shaman stones in a cave that date back more than 4000 years. The cave is...
Horses

Desert Find Provides Evidence of Advanced Prehistoric Civilisation

A remarkable discovery in the middle of the Saudi Arabian desert in Al Magar provides evidence of a previously unknown civilisation. The archaeological find uncovered more than 300 stone objects...
Temple of Fire, Peru

Ancient Mysteries Unveiled at the Temple of Fire (Peru)

Archaeologists have made a surprising discovery in the El Paraiso archaeological complex in the Chillon valley, located just outside the Peruvian capital. A rectangular structure with a ceremonial...
Ancient Mound At Poverty Point, La. Built With Surprising Speed, Archaeologists Say

Ancient Mound At Poverty Point, La. Built With Surprising Speed, Archaeologists Say

The enormous earthen monument Poverty Point, built on a Mississippi River bayou some 3,200 years ago, is an impressive feat of engineering. Hunter-gatherers moved more than 26.5 million cubic feet (...
Archaeologists unearth 3,000-year-old Egyptian tombs

Archaeologists unearth 3,000-year-old Egyptian tombs

A group of Italian archaeologists have made an extraordinary find in the Egyptian city of Luxor, unearthing several tombs that are thought to be over 3,000 years old. Egypt’s Antiquities Minister...

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