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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.

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...
Archaeological Findings Maya Ceibal

Archaeological Findings push Mayan Civilizations further back in time

The Ceibal (El Ceibal) archaeological site includes old Mayan Ruins over the west margin of La Passion River, about 12km east of the municipality of Sayaxche in Guatemala. This was the largest Mayan...
Ancient Artwork - Risk

Is our ancient artwork at risk?

After carefully researching and studying the physical footings and the condition of Bronze and Neolithic rock art panes in Northumberland, researchers have come to the conclusion that our ancient art...
Wales Ancient Remains in the Snow

Wales' forgotten ancient remains in the Snow

Archaeologists have exposed settlements in mid-town Wales, dating back 4000 years and this was only possible because they were covered in snow fall in the countryside. The Bronze Age remains were...
Antarctic Ice

Breaking the Antarctic Ice for Answers

Scientists have finally conquered a great feat in science and engineering by drilling a 800 meter hole in the Antarctic ice strip to make it through to the sub-glacial lake and successfully collect...
Mysterious Metallic Spheres Mexico

The Temple of the Feathered Serpent and the gold-coloured spheres

The Temple of the Feathered Serpent is the third largest pyramid at Teotihuacan, a pre-Columbian site in central Mexico. Constructed in 200 AD, the six-level step pyramid was built using hundreds of...
Babylon

Babylon -a wonder of the ancient world to be resurrected once more

Babylon, the capital of Mesopotamia and the cradle of early civilization was known to be a magnificent city, especially because of its hanging gardens and walls. No wonder it is counted among the...

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