The legend of La Llorona. Source: Denise Rowlands / CC BY-SA 2.0
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 01:43

Of all the Latin American folktales and legends, none are more prolific and well-known as that of La Llorona. Long before its latest movie incarnation, “The Curse of La Llorona”

The Blue Cloak or The Topsy Turvy World, painted by Pieter Breugel the elder (1559) Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. (Public Domain)
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 23:43

Presumed innocent, yet dirty dark secrets are imbedded in the bedtime stories told to children. Fairy tales are magical narratives that pervade the young minds of children so deeply, leaving imprints on their subconscious that can mold their every-day lives. 

The bark shield is made from green bark that has been stiffened with internal wooden laths. Source: (University of Leicester / Fair Use)
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 19:37

Archaeologists in England have announced the findings from their study of an ancient shield that was made from tree bark. The shield was unearthed in 2015 and is around 2,300 years old. The experts believe that this is the first example of such an object being found, not only in England but also Europe.

Close up of the revealed ancient trees of the sunken kingdom. Source: Wayne Lewis / Fair Use
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 16:59

A storm has revealed an amazing sight on a beach in Wales. High gusts of winds have exposed an ancient forest of dead trees that are 4,500 years old.

Ancient carpenter, woodworking. Source: deanjs / Public Domain.
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 14:01

Humans have a remarkable relationship with trees. Trees not only provide the oxygen we need to breathe, but also wood in its rawest form. 

Nan Madol: Ceremonial Center of the Eastern Micronesia: Pohnpei Island.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 23:05

Nan Madol is the only ancient city ever built upon a coral reef.  It is comprised of a set of almost 100 stone and coral filled platforms atop artificial islands separated by narrow channels and enclosed by an outer seawall.


Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

Etruscan Prince

Archaeologists Uncover 2,600-Year-Old Etruscan Prince

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In search of the Lost City of Zagora

During the times of Homer, Zagora, a city on the island of Andros was the most powerful city during the Iron Age. However, the city was abandoned and disappeared without a trace. Now a team of...
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Scientists Reveal Extraterrestrial Life Found in Earth’s Atmosphere

British scientists have found evidence for a microscopic organism living 27 kilometres above Earth in the stratosphere and argue that it could not have been carried up into the atmosphere by storms...
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Has the lost Biblical town of Dalmanutha been found?

Today we reported on the discovery of a 2,000-year-old mansion at Jerusalem’s Mount Zion, which is believed to have belonged to a member of the Sadducees class, whom Jesus criticised for their wealth...
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Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old mansion which probably belonged to enemy of Jesus

Archaeologists excavating at Jerusalem’s Mount Zion have uncovered the remains of a 2,000-year-old ruined mansion near the Second Temple erected by Herod. The discovery sheds light on the wealthy...
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Is this the final proof that life on Earth came from outer space?

We are all familiar with Darwin’s evolutionary theory that life developed on Earth by following specific steps and transitions which resulted in the gradual evolution of humans from apes. However,...
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Are we really one step closer to achieving teleportation?

Most of us have seen the science fiction series Star Trek and would be familiar with their concept of teleportation in which characters are ‘beamed’ off the ship to another spacecraft or to the...
Angkor Wat

Laser Technology Reveals Surprising New Features at Angkor

Utilising the latest cutting-edge technology, archaeologists studying Angkor Wat in northwestern Cambodia have made some surprising new findings , most significantly that the ancient Khmer Empire...
Shumen Fortified Walls

7,000-year-old defensive walls in Bulgaria

Shumen is a city in Bulgaria that has existed since the Iron Age. The name is thought to have come from the Bulgarian word ‘shuma’, which means forest. The first fortified stone wall surrounding the...
Six million year old ape cranium

Six million year old ape cranium discovered in China

In the last few months, China has begun intensively investigating questions relating to human origins in an effort to discover whether their nation has been one of the cradles of civilizations. This...
Astronomical Observatory in Machu Picchu

Archaeologists Discover Astronomical Observatory in Machu Picchu

A monument discovered in part of Machu Picchu in Peru has been identified as an astronomical observatory by a research team led by Professor Mariusz of the University of Warsaw. The monument, called...
Origins of Life Challenged

Assumptions about Origins of Life Challenged

New research from the UNC School of Medicine has raised important questions about exactly how primitive molecule systems managed to replicate themselves and create life, and offers an intriguing view...
Australia’s Stonehenge

The Resurrection of Australia’s Stonehenge

According to Frederic Slater, who was the President of the Australian Archaeological and Education Research Society, an Original stone arrangement he and a colleague were investigating throughout...
Human Remains in Archaeology - Ethics

Archaeologists ‘Do the Right Thing’ with Human Remains

Archaeologists who uncovered the remains of individuals in 15 ancient burials at Polesworth Abbey in Warwickshire will be reburying the Saxon remains in a church service once samples have been taken...
Ancient female ‘prime minister’ in China

Archaeologists uncover tomb of ancient female ‘prime minister’ in China

Archaeologists in China have discovered the burial chamber of a 7 th century ‘prime minister’ , who was one of the most powerful women in China’s ancient history. The finding was made in the northern...
Uros Peru

Unravelling the Origins of the Uros People

The Uros are a pre-Incan people who live on forty-two artificial floating islands in Lake Titicaca Puno, Peru and Bolivia. They call themselves "Lupihaques" (Sons of the Sun) and consider themselves...