La Margineda and Santa Coloma heritage                 Source: Photo by Visit Andorra
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 01:13

Believed to have been created by Charlemagne, Andorra is a tiny country nestled between Spain and France and the only country where Catalan is the official language.

Deriv; Stone statue of Gilgamesh (CC BY 2.0), used here as a representation of an ancient Mesopotamian man. Background: Solar event. (CC0) Information provided by ancient Assyrian astrologers can help modern scientists predict future solar storms.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 22:58

What exactly goes on high above our heads? Why do the stars and celestial spheres seem to dance around the sky? What is the sun up to when it seems to “randomly” disappear in the day, or when it turns the sky strange colors?

Detail of a Manicheanism scene.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 21:20

Manichaeism is a multi-faceted religion that was founded by Iranian prophet Mani.

Migration of Neanderthals discovered on Naxos. Source: eleftherostypos
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 18:59

Scientists have proven early humans migrated through the Mediterranean much earlier than currently believed.

It is alleged that biblical artifacts have been bought by Hobby Lobby for the Museum of the Bible shown here. Source: CC BY-SA 4.0
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 14:05

An Oxford University professor stands accused of illegally selling rare ancient Bible fragments to a controversial religious US company.

King Orry’s Grave                             Source: Stringer, J / CC BY NC 2.0
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 01:49

The Isle of Man is a small, beautiful island in the Irish Sea and is a self-governing British Crown dependency. This island has a rich history as it is associated with the Vikings and has many important archaeological sites. 

King Mentuhotep II

Archaeologists uncover chapel of King Mentuhotep II

Archaeologists from the Ministry of Antiquities and Heritage (MAH) in Egypt made a significant discovery when they unearthed an ancient Egyptian chapel carved out of limestone, which dates back to...
Flesh-eating sarcophagi of Assos in Turkey

Unravelling the mystery of the flesh-eating sarcophagi of Assos

The flesh-eating sarcophagi located in the ancient city of Assos in Turkey are so named due to the unusual discovery that the bodies inside the tombs disintegrate at a very rapid rate, according to a...
Burial site at Peru

Archaeologists discover burial site of unknown culture in Peru

Archaeologists from the University of Wrocław have discovered more than 150 ancient graves in the Atacama Desert belonging to a previously unknown culture in Peru, according to a report in PAP -...
Ancient birch-bark letters -  Russia

Six ancient birch-bark letters unearthed in Russia

Archaeologists have unearthed six ancient Russian birch-bark texts in the historical city of Vekliky Novgorod in north-western Russia, according to a report in Voice of Russia . The discovery adds to...
Roman Curse Tablets

Significance of Roman Curse Tablets recognised in Memory of the World Register

A collection of 130 ancient Roman curse tablets featuring gruesome messages of revenge has been added to the UNESCO Memory of the World register of outstanding documentary heritage. Found in the town...
Meteorite in hut

Meteorite fragment found inside 9,000-year-old hut

Archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology (IAE) in Szczecin discovered a meteorite fragment inside the remains of a Neolithic hut dating back more than 9,000 years in Bolków,...
Hatra temples

Grave concerns for 2,000-year-old Hatra temples as ISIS take control of territory

The Hatra complex, a World Heritage site which features 200-ft high temples, now stands in territory claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) group, and UNESCO fears the precious...
Ancient artifacts from melting glaciers

The race to retrieve ancient artifacts from melting glaciers

Swiss scientists believe that only decades remain before areas that have been covered with ice for thousands of years melt away. The melting of the long-frozen snow and ice in the Swiss Alps, and...
4,000-Year-Old Chariots Discovered in Burial Chamber of Bronze Age Chief

4,000-Year-Old Chariots Discovered in Burial Chamber of Bronze Age Chief

Archaeologists made an incredible discovery when they found two very ancient chariots, and a hoard of well-preserved artifacts, within a 4,000-year-old burial chamber in the country of Georgia, in...
Beit Guvrin Caves

Beit Guvrin, The Land of 1,000 Caves

The Beit Guvrin-Maresha caves have been used for thousands of years as quarries, burial sites, storerooms, stables, hideouts, dovecotes, cisterns, baths, and places of worship. They are comprised of...
Incas counting gold - Ancient Mathematical Device

Quipu: The ancient mathematical device of the Inca

A team of archaeologists recently discovered twenty-five well preserved quipus, an ancient form of record-keeping used by the Inca, in the archaeological complex of Incahuasi in Peru, according to a...

Earliest surviving copy of epic poem, The Brus, brought back to life

One of the two oldest surviving copies of 'The Brus' – a medieval poem famous for its vivid, early description of the Battle of Bannockburn – has been restored in time for the battle’s 700th...
6200-year-old ancient parasite egg

6200-year-old parasite egg may be first proof of early human technology spreading disease

Latest research shows that schistosomiasis, a disease caused by flatworm parasites, may have been spread by earliest crop irrigation in ancient Mesopotamia, suggesting early technology exacerbated...
LA Brea Tar Pits - Ice Age Fossils

Excavations at the site of richest collection of Ice Age fossils to resume

The LA Brea Tar Pits are a collection of tar pits in urban Los Angeles which contain the richest and most diverse collection of Ice Age fossils on record. Last year, the George C. Page Museum...
Qhapaq Nan - Inca Trail

Qhapaq Nan, the Grand Route of the Incas, wins World Heritage Status

An ancient Inca trail spanning six countries has just been awarded World Heritage Status, UNESCO announced on Saturday. Qhapaq Nan, as the trail is known, is a huge network of roads once used by the...
Carwynnen Quoit - Cornish Monument

Carwynnen Quoit: 5,000-year-old Cornish monument restored in celebration of Summer Solstice

The Carwynnen Quoit is an ancient dolmen which once sat in a field a few miles from the town of Camborne in Cornwall, in South West England. The 5,000-year-old structure collapsed in 1967 but the...