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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...
Malta Neolithic Temples

Megalithic Temples of Malta still the oldest ones in the World

Everyone knows about the magnificent temples of ancient Egypt and ancient Greece, but one country containing some of the oldest and best-preserved temples in the world gets comparatively little...
Tel Shiloh - Ark of Covenant

Ancient Church was found where Ark of the Covenant once was

The Ark of the Covenant was the most important symbol of Judaism. Some even suggest that it was more than a physical manifestation of God on Earth, it may also have been a powerful weapon or a...
Chile Ancient Site - Google Earth

Retiree Discovers Ancient Site in Chile Using Google Earth

In the centre of the Atacama Desert in South America, a remarkable finding has been made - the remains of what appear to be a 10,000 year old ancient site. What is even more remarkable, however, is...
Ancient Phallic Decorations

30,000 Year Old Phallic Decorations Give Insights into Ancient Ancestors

Spanish researchers Javier Angulo and Marcos García have spent many years cataloguing depictions of sexuality, reproduction, and eroticism from the Upper Paleolithic Period (40,000 to 10,000 years...
Homo Floresiensis - Hobbit

'Hobbits' did exist and were a separate species

I am sure many of our readers are fans of The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien, which means that you would have heard of the Hobbits, a race of dwarf humanoids playing a major role in the events of...
Ancient Language in Scotland

New Language Dating Back to Iron Age Discovered in Scotland

A new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A, has revealed that a written language belong to the Picts, a tribe that existed in ancient eastern and northern Scotland between 300...

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