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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.

Bronze Age microscopic gold work from around Stonehenge

The astounding Bronze Age microscopic gold work from around Stonehenge

Archaeologists have revealed the process utilized by highly-skilled craftsmen to create the magnificent gold artifacts that were found around Stonehenge. According to Discovery News , the gold work...
Tiny pharaoh-branded amulet - Sheshonq I

Tiny pharaoh-branded amulet may prove fabled military campaign of Sheshonq I

An archaeological student has discovered a tiny Egyptian scarab in an ancient copper mine in southern Jordan, which carries the name of Sheshonq I, powerful pharaoh of Egypt’s 22 nd Dynasty,...
Ancient Pazyryk nomads - Cranial Surgery

Ancient Pazyryk nomads carried out highly advanced cranial surgery in Siberia

Russian neurosurgeons, anthropologists, and archaeologists are working together to reconstruct the way in which ancient nomads from the Pazyryk tribe in the Altai Mountains of Siberia managed to...
3,300-year-old Egyptian woman with hair extensions discovered in Armana

3,300-year-old Egyptian woman with hair extensions discovered in Armana

Archaeologists carrying out excavations at Tell el-Amarna in Egypt, the capital city built by Pharaoh Akhenaten in c. 1330 BC, have found a number of human remains containing well-preserved elaborate...
The third chamber of Amphipolis Tomb

Archaeologists enter third chamber of Amphipolis Tomb

Archaeologists have now entered the third chamber of the Amphipolis Tomb, a monument which has captured worldwide attention since the discovery of two marble sphinxes guarding its entrance...
Ancient bog body found in Ireland

Ancient bog body found in Ireland may be Iron Age sacrifice

Archaeologists in Ireland made an amazing discovery this week when they unearthed another ancient bog body in County Meath, adding to the collection of ancient human remains, some incredibly well-...
Massive 5,000-year-old monument dedicated to Moon God in Galilee

Massive 5,000-year-old monument dedicated to Moon God found near Sea of Galilee

Archaeologists have discovered an enormous 5,000-year-old stone monument shaped like a lunar crescent near the Sea of Galilee in what is now Israel, according to a report in Live Science . Its...
Spanish Armada

In Search of the San Marcos of the Spanish Armada

On the afternoon of September 20, 1588, the San Marcos – one of the jewels in the crown of the Spanish Armada – sank after hitting rocks close to Mutton Island, off the coast of Ireland. Four men out...
Tomb of Alexander the Great - Siwa Egypt

Tomb of Alexander the Great already found, archaeologist claims, but findings have been blocked by ‘diplomatic intervention’

The final resting place of the Macedonian king, Alexander the Great, has been one of the biggest mysteries of antiquity, but is it one that has already been solved? Archaeologist Liana Souvaltzi...
20 monumental tombs dating back 6,500 years in France

Archaeologists discover 20 monumental tombs dating back 6,500 years in France

A team of archaeologists in France have unearthed a Neolithic necropolis containing at least twenty monuments and some intact burials, according to a report in Past Horizons . The monumental...
Ancient ring fortress - Vikings

Newly-discovered ancient fortress reveals architectural accomplishments of Vikings

Archaeologists in Denmark have discovered a ring-shaped Viking fortress on the Danish island of Zealand, which historians believe may have been used to train warriors before launching an invasion of...
Two ancient skeletons found holding hands in medieval chapel

Two ancient skeletons found holding hands in medieval chapel

Archaeologists have discovered two skeletons holding hands at an ancient site of pilgrimage, in the newly-discovered Chapel of St Morrell in Leicestershire England. According to a news release in the...
Enormous tomb of First Emperor’s grandmother - China

Enormous tomb of First Emperor’s grandmother unearthed in China

Archaeologists working at an archaeological site in Shaanxi Province in China have unearthed a spectacular tomb which belonged to the grandmother of Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of China, whose...
HUNDREDS more megalithic monuments, chapels, and shrines around Stonehenge

Radar finds HUNDREDS more megalithic monuments, chapels, and shrines around Stonehenge

In a groundbreaking news release, archaeologists have revealed the results of a four-year-long project to map the hidden landscape beneath the surface of the Stonehenge environs, and what they found...
4,000-year-old pelt

4,000-year-old pelt found in princess grave reveals bears roamed Dartmoor, England

A 4,000-year-old fur pelt found in an ancient burial chamber belonging to a Bronze Age princess has revealed that brown bears once roamed Dartmoor, England, according to a BBC report . The discovery...
Newly-discovered tunnels and dungeons in Tokat Castle, Turkey

Archaeologists believe they have found dungeons that held 'Dracula'

Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered a secret tunnel, storage rooms, a military shelter, and two dungeons during restoration work on Tokat Castle, where Vlad III the Impaler, who served as the...
4,000-year-old Siberian knight armour made of bone

The discovery of 4,000-year-old Siberian knight armor made of bone

In September this year, archaeologists in Russia reported on the discovery of a suit of armor made entirely of bone, which belonged to an ancient Siberian knight who lived around four millennia ago...
Chinese warrior with sword

3000-year-old bronze sword discovered in China

An 11-year-old boy was washing his hands in the Laozhoulin River in Gaoyou County, China, when he felt something hard and metallic. He pulled out the object and found that it was a rusty sword, now...
Two ancient caryatids guarding tomb at Amphipolis

Archaeologists find two ancient caryatids guarding tomb at Amphipolis

The Ministry of Culture in Greece has announced another spectacular find at the enigmatic Amphipolis burial monument in Northern Greece – two caryatids of exquisite beauty, carved from marble with...
Ancient pet cemetery and ship hull uncovered at Red Sea port

Ancient pet cemetery and ship hull uncovered at Red Sea port

An international team of archaeologists from Poland and the USA have made two significant discoveries at the 2,000-year-old ancient port of Berenike on the Red Sea coast of Egypt, according to a news...
4,000-year-old sunken ship found in Turkey

4,000-year-old sunken ship found in Turkey is among oldest in the world

A recent excavation at the port of Urla underwater archaeological site in Turkey has revealed a sunken ship that is believed to date back 4,000 years, according to a report in Hurriyet Daily News ...
Golden hoard of Roman jewellery

Golden hoard of Roman jewellery found hidden from Queen Boudicca and her army

Two thousand years ago, warrior queen Boudicca from the Celtic Iceni tribe led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. Her army marched upon a settlement for discharged Roman...
Dugout Canoe - Denmark

Archaeologists find submerged Stone Age settlement and 6,500 year-old boat in Denmark

An energy company replacing sea cables in the Smalandsfarvandet Sea in Demark, made a spectacular discovery when they found what now appears to be the oldest boat ever found in the country, along...
1,000-year-old Middle Eastern recipe book

1,000-year-old Middle Eastern recipe book claims to have the ultimate hangover cure

Written nearly a thousand years ago, the Kitab al-tabikh (book of cookery) written by Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq, is the most comprehensive work of its kind. It includes more than 600 recipes for culinary...

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