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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.

Neanderthal Hybrid

Human-Neanderthal Hybrids discovered

In a recent scientific paper, a skeleton found in Italy is suggested to be a Neanderthal-human hybrid. Further analysis is to be done, but if correct then it will prove that humans and Neanderthals...
Ancient Sumerian Temple

New breath-taking ancient temple discovered in ancient Sumeria

The ancient city of Ur was he last capital of the Sumerian empire and was first excavated in southern Iraq in 1930. At about 10 miles from the city, British archaeologists with the help of satellite...
Ancient Egyptian Pot

More light shed into the ancient Egyptian port

Further research into the ancient Egyptian port which had the role of a gateway revealed more than 60 sunken ships, as presented at a recent conference in Oxford discussing the maritime life of...
Ancient Sex Cult Objects

Ancient Sex Cult Objects discovered in Israel

In Northern Israel archaeologists have discovered an ancient Stone Age village and while the findings show how agricultural revolution was happening in Stone Age, they have also discovered sex...
Ancient Medicine

More than 20,000 years ago humans used plants for medicine

Even if archaeological research shows that the first farming of plants started about 11,000 ago in China, where we have the first evidence for cultivation of plants, new research shows that humans...
Prehistoric Indian Skull

Prehistoric American Indian Skull Found in Kansas City

Two teenagers in Kansas City have stumbled upon the skull and tooth of a woman that is many centuries old. The discovery of the skull was initially believed to be that of a homicide victim,...
New Ancient Structures in Mexico

New unknown structures found in Mexican archaeology zone

In Mexico city in the archaeological zone of El Tajin, a researcher has uncovered some ancient structures - two of them are unknown types of structures (referred to with the name ‘balconies’)...
Hierapolis - Gate to Hell

A gate to the ‘Underworld’ found in Turkey

In the ancient ruins of Hierapolis in Turkey, archaeologists have discovered an ancient ‘Gate to the Underworld’. In ancient Greek and Roman Mythology, there were many different places on Earth where...
Sundial Egypt Valley of the Kings

Ancient Sundial Discovered in the Valley of the Kings

Archaeologists may have discovered the world’s oldest ancient Egyptian sundial, dating to the 13 th Century BC. The sundial, which is made of a flat piece of limestone divided into 12 sections, was...
Antikythera Wreck

More artefacts to be found at Antikythera

The Antikythera mechanism is one of the most famous ancient technology artefacts. It is an artefact that keeps puzzling the scientists who are still trying to find out what its real purpose was. The...
Mes Aynak

Remarkable Ancient Site in Afghanistan at Risk

In the rocky foothills of South East Kabul lies Mes Aynak, a site of immense historical importance which is now under threat after the sites massive copper reserves were solve off to the China...
Neanderthals Big Eyes

The large eyes of Neanderthals probably the cause of their extinction

A study that took place at the Oxford University by Eiluned Pearce , suggests that Neanderthals became extinct because of their big eyes, which are approximately 6mm more from top to bottom. The...
Apollo Cunomaglus

Artefact depicting Apollo Cunomaglus was found

A valuable artefact depicting the Roman God, Apollo Cunomaglus, has been found in a basement cupboard after being missing for over 100 years. The artefact dated 150-350AD, was first discovered in...
Eudald Carbonell

Once Boy’ Discovery Casts Doubt on View of Human Origins

Recent discoveries show that the first human inhabitants of Western Europe came from Asia, and not from Africa, as previously believed. Spanish Paleontologist, Eudald Carbonell, has said that the...
Durg district of Chhattisgarh

2500 year-old Ancient City Discovered in India

It all started in 2008 when the J R Bhagat, Deputy Director of the Archaeology Department, Chhattisgarh, found some old items (coins, pottery and bones) close to the Kharun River, indicating the...
Sekhmet

Sekhmet – The warrior Goddess, Statues found in Egypt

The German Egyptologist, Horig Sourouzian, discovered in West Luxor 14 statues made of black granite, depicting the lionhead goddess Sekhmet . Sekhmet, was a powerful Goddess, daughter of God Ra,...

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