All  

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.

Trafael Stone

Renowned Trafael Stone is much older than previously believed

Archaeologists have discovered that a well-known ritual burial site in Pembrokeshire , Wales, may have been in use from as far back as 10,000 years ago, which is almost twice as far back as expected...
Zakynthos underwater ruins

Finder of Zakynthos ruins refutes natural phenomenon claim

Last month we reported on a study which claimed that the ancient ruins of Zakynthos in Greece are nothing but a natural phenomenon . It was a strange u-turn considering that the Underwater...
3,500-year-old Scandinavian alcohol

Brewery recreates 3,500-year-old Scandinavian alcohol

New research has found that ancient Scandinavians drank alcohol made from a combination of barley, honey, cranberries, herbs and grape wine. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery have now recreated the Nordic...
Belize Maya mural

Archaeologists discover rare ancient Maya mural on cattle ranch

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Maya mural underneath a mound of jumbled trees and bushes on a cattle ranch in Belize. The landowner has agreed to leave it untouched for now, but there are...
One million-year-old settlement in Britain

One million-year-old settlement uncovered in Britain

Archaeologists believe they have found the birthplace of British civilisation , and it is underneath a £15-a-night caravan park in Norfolk, England. Discoveries at the site include one million-year-...
Sardsi old relics

Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old relics to ward off demons

Archaeologists have just announced a unique discovery made in Turkey last year – a set of relics that are believed to have been used in ancient rituals to ward off disaster. The artefacts were buried...
Alexander the Great

Who or what killed Alexander the Great?

In June 323 BC, Alexander the Great died in Babylon aged 32, having conquered an empire stretching from modern Albania to eastern Pakistan. The question of what, or who, killed the Macedonian king...
Village in Alaska

Archaeologists rescue 700-year-old melting village in Alaska

A group of archaeologists from the University of Aberdeen have been racing to save the remains of a 700-year-old village site in Quinhagak, Alaska, which has been preserved under ice for centuries,...
Sobekhotep's Tomb - Luxor

Archaeologists identify mystery tomb as belonging to 13th Dynasty pharaoh

Archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania have finally completed the interpretation of stone slab pieces found in a tomb discovered in Egypt last year, leading to the discovery that the tomb...
Human Remains in Wall - Peru

Human Remains found buried in walls of pre-Inca archaeological site

Archaeologists have discovered human remains buried inside the walls of a pre-Inca archaeological site, challenging the belief that the site was an administrative centre for the Wari culture. The...
Bambo Strips in China

World’s oldest times table found on ancient Chinese bamboo strips

Archaeologists and historians have just finishing piecing together 2,200-year-old fragments of bamboo strips, which have turned out to be the world’s oldest example of a multiplication table in base...
Ark of Covenant

Does newly-translated Hebrew text reveal insights into King Solomon’s treasures?

A newly translated ancient Hebrew text claims to know where the treasures from King Solomon’s temple were hidden. However, the exact location is not revealed and, according to the text, “shall not be...
Lascaux Cave in France

French archaeologists may be on the verge of discovering 'second' Lascaux cave

The Lascaux caves are a complex of caves found in the Dordogne region of southwestern France containing a sensational collection of Palaeolithic cave paintings estimated to be up to 20,000 years old...
Cliff Burials in China

Chinese archaeologists rescue remains of ancient cliff burials

Archaeologists in China are undertaking a rescue operation of 600 cliff burials , the oldest of which date back around 2,000 years to the Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD). Most of the ancient mountain...
3,200-year-old tomb of chief beer-maker in Egypt

Archaeologists uncover 3,200-year-old tomb of chief beer-maker in Egypt

A Japanese archaeological team from Waseda University have discovered the tomb of goddess Mut’s head of beer production in the Egypt’s famed temple city of Luxor. The tomb, which is around 3,200-...
Ancient Chinese Herbal Remedy

Ancient Chinese herbal remedy may be solution for chronic pain

A study published in January this year in the journal of Current Biology has provided evidence to support the efficacy of an ancient Chinese herbal remedy that has been used for centuries in the...

Pages