The lead sarcophagus found in Granada, Spain is believed to come from the Roman period. Source: Granada Hoy
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 20:54

Spanish archaeologists working in the downtown of Granada were going about routine excavations in a historic building in preparation for underground work at the site. 

Nazca Hummingbird identified as Source: / CC BY-SA 4.0
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 19:10

The Nazca Lines are among the most mysterious archaeological sites in all of Latin America. However, a team of Japanese experts has published a study claiming the bird images have been wrongly classified for years, and their reclassification has led to a new theory on the purpose behind the designs.

A new study of the Japanese population reveals the true origin of the Japanese people. Source: Monkey Business / Adobe Stock.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 15:52

The current thinking on the origins of the Japanese population holds that the original inhabitants, the

Imaginary ruins of a sunken kingdom. Source: manjik /Adobe Stock
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 14:03

Some of the most exciting archaeological discoveries and mysteries are the ones involving the ancient ruins of kingdoms lost beneath the waves. 

Painting 'Young Gypsies.' Family is key in the Romani people’s culture.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 02:01

Colloquially, and rather insultingly, known as 'gypsies', the history and culture of the Romani people is surrounded by stereotypes and misnomers, none more damningly pervasive than Esméralda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame. 

Prehistoric well and steps recently uncovered at Mither Tap Hillfort, Scotland Source: Northern Picts /University of Aberdeen
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 23:02

An ancient fresh water well with elaborate spiraling stone steps has been re-discovered on one of Scotland’s most mythologized mountain peaks near Aberdeen, and archaeologists were keen to peer into its ‘blocked’ chamber of secrets.


Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

Wari Culture

Pre-Incan Culture Didn’t Rule by Pillage, Plunder and Conquest

The Wari (Spanish: Huari) civilization flourished from about 600-1000 AD in the Andean highlands and forged a complex society widely regarded today as ancient Peru’s first empire. Their Andean...
Cairo Museum

“Irreversible Damage” has occurred to this history and identity of Egyptian people

The contrast couldn’t be greater – the extraordinary and enduring civilization of ancient Egypt in which cities were adorned with great and beautiful monuments is now left in ruins and many of the...
Chinese Mummy

Chinese Mummy Preserved for Centuries was Destroyed in a Day

A perfectly preserved Chinese mummy uncovered in a 300-year-old burial area, was almost instantly destroyed once archaeologists opened the coffin – it turned black within hours of the coffin being...
Otzi the Iceman

5,300-Year-Old Ötzi the Iceman Has 19 Living Relatives In Austria

Most people can trace their family tree back at least a few generations, while the more serious ones are able to accomplish many centuries. But imagine being able to trace your lineage back to a 5,...

Amesbury dig may unravel Stonehenge mysteries

Archaeologists are planning to begin a new excavation of Amesbury in an attempt to uncover some of the mysteries of Stonehenge. Amesbury is located in southern Wiltshire, England, and in recent years...
Mohenjo Daro

Experts say Mohenjodaro may disappear in 20 years

When the ancient ruins of Mohenjo Daro (which means Mound of the Dead) were first uncovered in Pakistan in 1922, its significance was not fully realised. Dating back 5,000 years, Mohenjo Daro is the...
 Columbus - America

Why NOT to celebrate Columbus Day

Columbus Day, which is celebrated today in the USA and honours the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the ‘New World’, is an example of outdated and misguided history. Rather than celebrate, we...
Henry IV - France

Mummified Head May Not Belong to King Henry IV

Three years ago, a decapitated mummified head was identified by a French osteo-archaeologist as that of the French king Henry IV. The claim was based on a forensic examination of the head which...
Persian Griffin

Griffin artefact returned to Iran from US is a fake

Last month we reported on a major development for ethics in archaeology when we saw the US return a historically significant artefact to Iran – a precious Persian silver chalice dating back 2,700...
Farmers and Hunter-Gatherers

Farmers and Hunter-Gatherers coexisted but did not mix for two millenia

New research published in the Journal Science has revealed that European hunter-gatherers and farmers lived alongside each other for more than 2,000 years but there was very little contact and mixing...
Chogha  Mish Balls - Iran

Unravelling the Mystery of the Mesopotamian Clay Balls

Research conducted in late 2013 offered intriguing clues to decoding the secrets of the Mesopotamian clay balls , which date back 5,500 years. The study, which used CT scanning to look inside the...
Australia’s Stonehenge

Australia’s Stonehenge Resurrected Part 2: Original Elders and Custodians on Site

This Original complex of “terraces, mounds and stone arrangements,” according to the President of the Australian Archaeological Research and Education Society, Frederic Slater, contained “the basis...

Supreme Court Judge Scalia and Why People Believe in the Devil

In an interview in New York magazine, published on 6 th October, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia declared his belief in a living, breathing Satan . Scalia said that “I believe in the Devil…..Of...
Gavdos - Ancient Plant used for Roman perfumes

Experts discover plant which is the mother of ancient Roman perfumes

Researchers have discovered a new plant growing on coastal areas in the eastern Mediterranean which is the maternal ancestor of Reseda odorata, a plant used in ancient Roman to make perfume and...
Lake Titicaca Bolivia Artefacts

Archaeologists in Bolivia find 1,500-year-old treasures

Archaeologists have discovered around 2,000 gold and silver pieces as well as bones and pottery at the bottom of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. The objects come from different eras, both Inca and pre-Inca...
Thessaloniki Byzantine Underground Road

Greeks rally to save ancient road on subway site

Archaeologists in Greece are fighting a battle to save an ancient Roman road which was found on a planned subway station. Around 200 state-employed archaeologists formed a chain around the site in...