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Ancient Mayan City in Mexico

Ancient Mayan City Uncovered in Remote Jungle in Mexico

Archaeologists have discovered a complete Maya city in a remote jungle in Campeche, southeastern Mexico, first spotted in aerial images of a vast forested area previously only explored by loggers and...
Ancient Pre-Hispanic Culture - Panama

Archaeologist Unravels Mysteries of Ancient Pre-Hispanic Culture

Deep in the jungles of Central America and northern South America belonged an ancient unnamed civilization that flourished from approximately 700 AD until the Spanish arrived in the early 1500s...
Ancient Egyptian Town

Excavation uncovers ancient Egyptian town in northern Egypt

An excavation mission carried out by the Ministry of State for Antiquities has uncovered the remains of an ancient Egyptian town dating back to the Middle Kingdom from approximately 2000 BC to 1700...
Stone Age Inns

Stone Age Inns to be Examined by French Archaeologists

French archaeologists have applied to the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Arts to excavate an area in the Black Sea province of Samsun’s Tekkeköy district where a number of Stone Age inns were...
Ancient Mural Discovered in China

Amazing 1500 year-old Ancient Mural Discovered in China

Archaeologists in Shuozhou City, China, made an incredible discovery – an extremely well-preserved tomb where a military commander and his wife were buried approximately 1,500 years ago in the...
Pharaoh Taharqa statue sudan

Massive statue of Pharaoh Taharqa discovered deep in Sudan

When you think of statues of Pharaohs your mind goes directly to Egypt. However, a few hundred years before Christ, the Egyptian empire stretched to many other countries including Nubia, which is...
Ancient Town of Sebastia - Biblical

The destruction of the ancient biblical kingdom of Sebastia

The ancient town of Sebastia , located in the northern West Bank, holds immense historical significance. The 3,000 year old Holy Land was once home to biblical kings, ruled by Roman conquerors, and a...
Anatolia ancient house in Turkey

3,500 year-old stone houses uncovered in Anatolia

Ancient stone houses dating back 3,500 years has been unearthed during excavations at an archaeological site in the province of Kırıkkale's Karakeçili, Anatolia, placing it in the period of the...
Miniature Pyramids - Sudan, Nubian

The Mystery of the Miniature Pyramids of Sudan

The Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for hundreds of years, a trend which we still do not know where it came from and why the pyramid shape was so important for the Pharaohs. We know of course that...
Legendary Ancient Villages in Fiji

Legendary Ancient Villages Uncovered in Fiji

Archaeologists in Fiji have uncovered the remains of two old villages which were previously only known about from oral tradition passed down from generation to generation. The historic discovery was...
Cambodian lost city

High-Tech Equipment Leads to Discovery of Lost City in Cambodian Jungle

Australian archaeologists using cutting edge remote-sensing technology have made a remarkable discovery in Cambodia – a 1,200-year-old lost city that predates the Angkor Wat temple complex. Damian...
Viking Age older than what believed

Is the Period of the Vikings older than what believed?

According to what we know from history, Vikings appeared in about the 7 th century AD. A written Church chronicle of that era referred to the fierce Scandinavian warriors. Vikings expanded across...
Ancient Warriors in Serbia

2,500 Year-Old Ancient Warriors Unearthed in Serbia

Archaeologists have unearthed the skeletal remains of ancient warriors with spears and daggers during the construction of the Corridor 10 highway project in the region of Pirot in south-east Serbia...
Pyramid Builders

Why did pyramid builders remain in dangerous flood zone?

A team of archaeologists from the University of Texas have discovered that Heit el-Ghurab , an administrative centre where the workers who built the pyramids of Giza lived along with accountants and...
Offerings to the Mayan Gods

Ancient Offerings to the ‘Gods’ Discovered in Mexico

More than 400 animal species have been found in offerings to the gods in Mexico at the temple of Tenochtitlan from approximately 1,500 BC probably during the Temple’s construction. The animals...
Decoding Mayan Glyphs

Linguists Finally Unravelling the Mysteries Trapped Within Mayan Hieroglyphs

For hundreds of years, linguists have been trying to decode the ancient hieroglyphic script of the Mayans, left behind on monument carvings, painted pottery, and drawn in handmade bark-paper books...

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