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Apollo Temple unearthed

Lost Temple of Apollo Unearthed by Archaeologists

On a remote island near the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria lies Apollonia Pontica , an ancient Greek colony that was buried over 2000 years ago. Excavation work being carried out by a team of...
The Lost City of Gold

Have Scientists Finally Discovered the Lost City of Gold?

For more than 500 years, explorers, scientists and researchers have been hunting for the legendary City of Gold , which according to ancient myth, is a buried metropolis full of gold and relics. Now...
Ancient Maya Pyramid destroyed

Builders destroy 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid to make new road

A 100 foot Mayan pyramid in the Nomul complex in Belize has been destroyed by ignorant builders who have used the 2,300 year old ancient structure for road fill. However, distraught archaeologists...
Biblical Myths

Are biblical stories just retellings of ancient mythological accounts?

It has long been suggested that stories in the Bible are retellings of far more ancient accounts. For example, Wood (2003) has drawn attention to the fact that there are remarkable similarities...
Elephant Tomb in Spain- Mithras Temple

Elephant Tomb Discovered in Spain May Have Been a Temple to the God Mithras

The Elephant's Tomb in Seville, Spain, so named because of an elephant-shaped statue found inside , may have been used to worship the God Mithras, archaeologists say. The tomb is located in the Roman...
Israel Ancient Quarry - Jerusalem

Ancient Quarry Uncovered in Jerusalem

A massive quarry , along with workers tools and a 2,000 year-old key, have been uncovered at an excavation site in the Ramat Shlomo Quarter, Jerusalem, prior to the paving of a highway, the Israel...
Byzantine Mosaic

Extraordinary Byzantine Mosaic Unearthed in Israel

A spectacular and huge mosaic dating back to the Byzantine Period (4 th to 6 th Century AD) has been uncovered in Kibbutz Bet Qama, at an excavation site located on an ancient road that ran north...
Britain's Atlantis

Further into the secrets of ‘Britain’s Atlantis’

It was one year ago when a sunken underwater world was found by divers and a team of researchers of the University of St Andrews in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is a huge land that used to connect Britain...
Origins of Human Language

Unravelling the Origins of Human Language

Linguists have long sought to understand the origins of human language by tracing back the history of words through the ages. Now a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...
Why such Huge Monuments

Why did our Ancient Ancestors Build Such Huge Monuments?

More than 10,000 years ago, in the ancient city of Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, nomadic people worked endlessly in the construction of huge stone temples. This was long before cities or even substantial...
Peru Pyramid Allignment - Astronomy

New Discovery Reveals Ancient Peruvians were Expert Astronomers

Archaeologists have discovered a new pyramid in southern Peru at Cerro del Gentil which would have aligned perfectly with two stone lines and the setting of the sun during the winter solstice...
The Gabriel Revelation

The Scroll of the Revelation of Gabriel and a new type of ‘Messiah’

One of the most important ancient texts that was found related to Christianity/Judaism (after the Dead Sea Scrolls) is the artefact called ‘Gabriel’s Revelation’ at the Israel Museum. The first...
Plato Hidden Music

Plato and his Hidden Music Code

Plato is one of the greatest ancient Greek philosophers. He was a student of Socrates and his writings delve into philosophy, theology, mathematics, cosmology and epistemology. He was the founder of...
Brazilian Atlantis Seabed Rock

Sunken Land in Brazil brings up speculations about Atlantis

We are all familiar with the legend of Atlantis, the mythical continent that Plato mentions in one of his writings. The topic has raised huge debate amongst historians and archaeologists about...
Petroglyphs at Veracruz, Mexico

Interesting petroglyphs found in Mexico

Petroglyphs found in Veracruz, at the foot of mountain Cerro del Sombrerete appear to depict a priest or another type of man dressed in some type of a ceremonial suit. A set of petroglyphs were...
Shema’ Yisrael The God is One

‘God is One’: It wasn’t always like this in Christianity

Today followers of Christianity and Judaism have the belief that there is one God. And not only that, but the One of Christianity is the better than the One of other religions like Muslims for...

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