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We bring you all the latest historical news and archaeological discoveries relating to ancient human history. Read more history news from around the world here at Ancient Origins.

Decoding Mayan Glyphs

How Internet helps to decode Mayan scripts

The Mayan civilization was an advanced Mesoamerica civilization which developed art, agriculture, written language as well as mathematical and astronomical systems. People know the Maya mainly from...
Discovery at Machu Picchu blocked

Breakthrough Discovery at Machu Picchu is blocked by the Government

Any new major discovery always has to face those who control the dissemination of information in our world today, as well as those who hold the power. Unfortunately very few things go out to the...
Israel Underwater Structure

Mysterious Man Made Structure Found in The Sea of Galilee Perplexes Scientists

A massive man-made structure was found, using a sonar scan, at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee in Israel in 2003 and has been perplexing archaeologists ever since. However, researchers are now...
Ancient Egyptian Land at Risk of Destruction

Ancient Egyptian Land at Risk of Destruction

Ancient and valuable land in Egypt is at risk of destruction as illegal building gathers pace near the Black Pyramid at Dahshur, 25 miles south of Cairo. The land of the Pharaohs is being excavated...
Mexico Cave Paintings

Archaeologists Discover Nearly 5,000 Cave Paintings in Mexico

Archaeologists in Mexico have found 4,926 cave paintings in north-east Mexico in Burgos providing new information about the presence of pre-Hispanic people in a region which was previously believed...
Bahrain - World's oldest civilization

Archaeologists unearth one of the world’s oldest civilizations in Bahrain

When people think of ancient civilizations they usually conjure up images of Egypt, China, the Mayans, the Indus Valley or Mesopotamia. Very few will think of Bahrain, which is actually home to one...
Herods Mount Temple in Jerusalem

Second Temple Mount during Herod’s era has been found

We all know how the Temple Mount is the most important Jewish religious site and has been used for thousands of years. And why is it so important? Because it is the place where people go to...
The Mystery of the Lion Man

The Mystery of the Lion Man sculpture

In 1939 in Germany, in a cave inside a mountain, the oldest sculpture in the world was found . It represents a lion head human and it is carved out of mammoth ivory and is about 30cm in height. At...
Early Humans Hunting Spears

Early humans and the evolution of hunting skills

It is very common to take things for granted, however if we get into the habit asking ourselves the question ‘Why’ to things that we think we know, we will probably realize that we do not have the...
Ancient New Zealanders

Archaeologists Reveal Details about Lifestyle of First New Zealanders

A new study published in the international journal, PLOS ONE, has revealed new information about the diet, lifestyles and movements of the very first New Zealanders by analysing their bones and teeth...
Ancient Water on Earth

Scientists discover 3 billion year-old ancient water on Earth

A British and Canadian team of scientists have discovered ancient pockets of water , which may have been cut off from the surface three billion years ago. The similarity between the geography of the...
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...

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