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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.

2,500-year-old convicts’ cemetery discovered in Greece

A burial place for convicts dating back to the 7 th - 5 th century BC was discovered in Athens, Greece. The convicts were buried with their hands chained behind their backs, with fractured and broken...
14,000 Year-Old Burial Rituals

Archaeologists Find Evidence of 14,000 Year-Old Burial Rituals

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports on a discovery revealing 14,000-year-old burial rituals conducted by one of the earliest human cultures living in...
Human Origins Cradle in China

Investigation into Human Origins to be Launched in China

The Cultural Heritage Bureau of Hebei province in China has announced that they will be funding an initiative to investigate traces of early humans in order to learn more about the origins of humans...
Ancient Love story - fabius

A 2000 years old love story

Love stories are ageless and show the beauty of human nature. This is the story of Fabius Maianus a regular citizen of a former Roman city in Germany who lived between the 2 nd and 3 rd century AD...
Ancient Roman Road to Jerusalem

Roman Empire sponsored road found in Jerusalem

It is not only in our Era that Governments commission the building of roads in their countries. Large roads are important not only for creating safe passages for people but vital for expanding the...
A new language has been discovered in Australia

A new language has been discovered in Australia

We do not discover new languages every day, do we? Well scientists researching a desert community in Australia have discovered a new language known as light Warlpiri. The language is being used by a...
Tikal - Corn and Mayan Population

New analysis towards ancient Mayan population estimation

Mayans were an advanced civilization that thrived for many centuries going back as far as 800 BC according to new studies . Their advancement spanned sciences, religions, writing system, calendar and...
Ancient Ukrainian City of Wine Making

Ancient Ukrainian City of Wine Making

The ancient city of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora located in Ukraine has been awarded UNESCO world heritage status at the latest UNESCO committee meeting held in Cambodia over the weekend. The site...
Ancient Dogs Friends of Men

Dogs have been Man’s Best Friend for at Least 8,000 Years

A new study published in the journal Plos One has revealed that human beings have held close bonds with domesticated dogs for at least 8,000 years. A team of biologists, anthropologists and...
minoan Frescos Israel

Traces of the Minoan Civilization from Egypt to Syria

The Minoan Civilization was one of the greatest Ancient Civilizations and is known for stories of superheroes , flying machines , Godly intervention, a powerful army and an advanced civilization. It...
Xiaohe Tombs in China

The Mystery of the Xiaohe Mummies in China

In 1939 a remarkable discovery was done by the Swedish archaeologist Bergman Folke. A set of tombs were found in the Xinjiang Province known as the Xiaohe Tombs. However, for the 60 years to follow...
Gold Nordic figurine

Unique Nordic Iron Age gold figurine found in Denmark

A field on the island of Bornholm in Denmark has been the site of a number of interesting archaeological finds, namely the discovery of golden figurines dating back to the Iron Age , and now the...
Sumerian Beer

The Modern Recreation of Ancient Sumerian Beer

Beer appears to have been an important part of Sumerian culture: the word “beer” appears in many contexts relating to religion, medicine and myth. In fact, the oldest evidence of beer comes from a 6,...
Prehistoric Art - Cosmoloy

Did our Prehistoric Ancestors Hold Advanced Cosmological Knowledge?

New research published in the journal Antiquity suggests that prehistoric humans had advanced cosmological knowledge which is reflected in their rock art scattered around the Appalachian Mountains in...
Ancient Mayan City in Mexico

Ancient Mayan City Uncovered in Remote Jungle in Mexico

Archaeologists have discovered a complete Maya city in a remote jungle in Campeche, southeastern Mexico, first spotted in aerial images of a vast forested area previously only explored by loggers and...
Ancient Pre-Hispanic Culture - Panama

Archaeologist Unravels Mysteries of Ancient Pre-Hispanic Culture

Deep in the jungles of Central America and northern South America belonged an ancient unnamed civilization that flourished from approximately 700 AD until the Spanish arrived in the early 1500s...
Ancient Egyptian Town

Excavation uncovers ancient Egyptian town in northern Egypt

An excavation mission carried out by the Ministry of State for Antiquities has uncovered the remains of an ancient Egyptian town dating back to the Middle Kingdom from approximately 2000 BC to 1700...
Stone Age Inns

Stone Age Inns to be Examined by French Archaeologists

French archaeologists have applied to the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Arts to excavate an area in the Black Sea province of Samsun’s Tekkeköy district where a number of Stone Age inns were...
Ancient Mural Discovered in China

Amazing 1500 year-old Ancient Mural Discovered in China

Archaeologists in Shuozhou City, China, made an incredible discovery – an extremely well-preserved tomb where a military commander and his wife were buried approximately 1,500 years ago in the...
Pharaoh Taharqa statue sudan

Massive statue of Pharaoh Taharqa discovered deep in Sudan

When you think of statues of Pharaohs your mind goes directly to Egypt. However, a few hundred years before Christ, the Egyptian empire stretched to many other countries including Nubia, which is...
Ancient Town of Sebastia - Biblical

The destruction of the ancient biblical kingdom of Sebastia

The ancient town of Sebastia , located in the northern West Bank, holds immense historical significance. The 3,000 year old Holy Land was once home to biblical kings, ruled by Roman conquerors, and a...
Anatolia ancient house in Turkey

3,500 year-old stone houses uncovered in Anatolia

Ancient stone houses dating back 3,500 years has been unearthed during excavations at an archaeological site in the province of Kırıkkale's Karakeçili, Anatolia, placing it in the period of the...
Legendary Ancient Villages in Fiji

Legendary Ancient Villages Uncovered in Fiji

Archaeologists in Fiji have uncovered the remains of two old villages which were previously only known about from oral tradition passed down from generation to generation. The historic discovery was...
Cambodian lost city

High-Tech Equipment Leads to Discovery of Lost City in Cambodian Jungle

Australian archaeologists using cutting edge remote-sensing technology have made a remarkable discovery in Cambodia – a 1,200-year-old lost city that predates the Angkor Wat temple complex. Damian...

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