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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.

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...
Heracleion Cleopatra's Sunken City

Ancient Egyptian City of Heracleion - on the border between myth and reality

The city of Heracleion, home of the temple where Cleopatra was inaugurated, plunged into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt nearly 1,200 years ago. It was one of the most important trade...
Oaxaca Temple Mexico -  Human Sacrifice

Secrets of Mexican Valley’s Oldest Temple Revealed by Archaeologists

In the oldest temple ever to be uncovered in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered a human tooth and limb bone in a room which appears to have been dedicated to ceremonial...
Ancient Origins of Australia

Unravelling the Ancient Origins of Australia

Approximately 40,000 – 50,000 years ago, a group of ancient humans from Southeast Asia made the perilous journey to Australia and settled there, becoming the ancestors of Australia’s aboriginal...
Ancient Catering Pyramids Egypt

Massive Catering Operation to Feed Pyramid Builders Uncovered

Archaeologists in Giza have discovered the remains of what is believed to be a massive catering operation for some 10,000 workers building the pyramid for pharaoh Menkaure, the third and last pyramid...
Sudan Archaeological Discoveries

Archaeological Marvels Unearthed in Sudan

In downtown old Acropole Hotel of Khartoum, people seem to be like migrating flocks of birds. However, none of them are here to stay but to toil in the scorching heat of the desert sun. Sudan raises...
Genetics and our ancient past

Using genetics to unravel our ancient past

The evolution of ecosystems has been considered as an important area of work for drawing comparisons between diverse geological times. Dr John Stewart has made a huge impact in studying interactions...
Schuman’s resonance on Bosnian Pyramids

Schuman’s resonance measured on Bosnian Pyramids

Serbian Electrical Engineer Goran Samoukovic from Belgrade came with his team to Visoko on April 12-14, 2013. They performed detailed detection and measurements of electromagnetic phenomena in...
Fashion Conscious Ancient Humans

Ancient Humans were Fashion Conscious

A new study of ancient jewellery found in a South African cave has revealed that our ancient ancestors were interested in fashion as far back as 75,000 years ago. A team of researchers led by...
Quetzalcoatl Temple Mexico

Wireless Robot discovers three chamber in Teotihuacan

Archaeologists in Mexico with the help of a wireless robot named Tlaloc II-TC, have discovered three chambers under the temple of the Feathered Serpent (Quetzalcoatl). Although initially the...

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