3-dimensional model of the Shroud of Turin imprint
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 02:02

It is reported in several news outlets that another test has been conducted on the controversial Shroud of Turn which indicates that it is most likely a forgery. 

Centaurs in the Forbidden Forest.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 23:02

Global, myth, folklore, and legends provided inspiration for the vast array of vivid creatures and fantastical elements that fill the pages and the silver screen of the enthralling, magical world of the Harry Potter franchise.

Barter, Bills and Banknotes: The 5,000 Year History of Money
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 22:37

Money has come a long way in 5,000 years. While people once bartered for the items they desired, today people are buying and trading in cryptocurrencies like the bitcoin.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 18:40

The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located in County Clare, in the southern Irish province of Munster. These cliffs cover a distance of about 8 km (5 miles), the highest point of which is marked by a monument known as O’Brien’s Tower.

Silbury Hill on the left, is the largest prehistoric mound in Europe.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 16:50

Ancient landscapes the world over were once encrusted with earthen mounds, variously called cairns, tumulus, barrows, burial mounds and kurgans. 

Colossal statue of Amenhotep III in the British Museum. (Public Domain) Background: Detail of Amarna letter: Royal Letter from Abi-milku of Tyre to the king of Egypt. (CC0)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:59

The Amarna Letters offer a remarkable insight into the hopes, fears, challenges and diplomatic life in ancient Egypt - requests for gold, offers of marriage, warning of a traitor, and promises of loyalty to the pharao


Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

Rare and ornate chariot parts and equestrian tools unearthed in Iron Age hillfort

Rare and ornate chariot parts and equestrian tools unearthed in Iron Age hillfort

Archaeologists excavating an Iron Age hillfort in Leicestershire, England, made a stunning discovery when they unearthed a set of 2,200-year-old bronze chariot parts, and what appears to be horse-...
Bronze Age cult complex in Judean foothills dedicated to Baal

Bronze Age cult complex discovered in Judean foothills may have been dedicated to Baal

Archaeologists excavating the Tel Burna archaeological site in the Shephelah region of what is now Israel, have unearthed a cult complex dating back around 3,300 years, which may have been used for...
Treasure hunter - Viking Hoards in Scotland

Treasure hunter uncovers one of the most significant Viking hoards ever found in Scotland

An amateur treasure hunter equipped with a metal detector has unearthed a massive hoard of Viking artifacts in Dumfries and Galloway, in what has been described as one of the most significant...
Mosaic depicting god Hermes riding chariot revealed in Amphipolis Tomb

Mosaic depicting god Hermes leading chariot revealed in Amphipolis Tomb

The Greek Ministry of Culture has announced the discovery of a stunning mosaic depicting a chariot in motion in the burial mound at Amphipolis in northern Greece. The exciting finding was made as...
200,000-year-old Neanderthal remains in Tourville-la-Rivière in France

Archaeologists uncover 200,000-year-old Neanderthal remains in France

Scientists have discovered a rare collection of Neanderthal remains at the open-air site of Tourville-la-Rivière in the Seine Valley of northern France. According to a report in the journal PLOS ONE...
Bronze Age palace and huge trove of grave goods in Spain

Archaeologists discover Bronze Age palace and huge trove of grave goods in Spain

Archaeologists from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have discovered a palatial construction with an audience hall which makes up the first specifically political precincts built in...
Facade of Philip II tomb Vergina Greece

Remains of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, confirmed found

Buried beneath a large mound located in the village of Vergina in northern Greece, an archaeological excavation carried out in 1977 by Greek archaeologists Manolis Andronikos uncovered a spectacular...
Diving for the Antikythera Wreck

Unprecedented exploration of Antikythera wreck yields new treasures

In the first underwater exploration of its kind, a Greek and international team of divers and archaeologists have used a new high-tech exosuit to reach deep waters in which the world-renowned...
Reconstruction of Inca ceremonial site uncovered in Peru

Important Inca ceremonial site uncovered in Peru

The Ministry of Culture in Peru has announced an important discovery in the Inca administrative centre of Hatun Xuaxa, which relates to the study of the so-called ‘well of liquid offerings’ into...
Newly dated Asian cave drawings

Newly dated Asian cave drawings rewrite history of human art

A new study published in the journal Nature has revealed that ancient paintings of hands and animals found within seven limestone caves on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, are as old as famous...
Witch burial in Italy

Archaeologists uncover 'witch' burial in Italy

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient skeleton of a teenage girl in Albenga, Italy, which had been buried face down, according to a report on Discovery News . The researchers say that burying an...
Ancient shipwreck with sacrificial altar

2,000-year-old shipwreck and sacrificial altar found near Aeolian Islands

An archaeological team equipped with a mini-submarine made a spectacular discovery while exploring in deep water around the Aeolian Islands of Pantelleria, Lipari and Panarea – a 2,000-year-old...
The mythical Saraswati river of Rig Veda

Did the mythical Saraswati river of the ancient Vedas really exist?

Coming together, glorious, loudly roaring, Saraswati, Mother of Floods. This is the description of the Saraswati River as written in the Rig Veda, a sacred collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns dating...
Roman nanotechnology

Roman nanotechnology inspires next-generation holograms for information storage

The Lycurgus Cup, as it is known due to its depiction of a scene involving King Lycurgus of Thrace, is a 1,600-year-old jade green Roman chalice that changes colour depending on the direction of the...
Ancient Oregon caves - Paisley Caves

Ancient Oregon caves may change understanding of human habitation in Americas

A network of caves in rural Oregon, known as the Paisley caves, may contain archaeological evidence of the oldest definitively-dated human presence in North America, according to a Reuters news...
Megalithic site of Gunung Padang

The megalithic site of Gunung Padang begins to reveal its secrets

Gunung Padang is a remarkable archaeological region located 120 kilometres south of Jakarta in Indonesia, known for having the largest number of megaliths in the country. It has been the subject of...