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Camazotz Maya style Batman suit created by Mexican designer Kimbal
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 15:07

As social media is abuzz with who might be cast in the next Batman movie, with concerns that some of the candidates might not be menacing enough to fill those big black boots, it might be time to look again at one of the bat figures that featured as an imposing power in Mesoamerican myth

The Brosno Dragon. Source: Fergregory / Adobe.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 14:02

Most people are familiar with the legendary Loch Ness Monster – a mysterious cryptid said to lurk in the depth of Loch Ness in Scotland. 

Ancient beer from biblical times and beyond has been brewed in Israel. Source: 9parusnikov / Adobe Stock
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 01:08

A multidisciplinary team in Israel believe that they have brewed ancient beers similar to those once drunk by Biblical characters such as David and Goliath. 

Cannabis plant origins traced to ancient Tibet.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 22:52

A fascinating new study published in the journal Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, on May 14, details the work of a team of researchers from the University of Vermont who present their evidence that the cannabis plant “evolved 28 million years ago at a specific area on the Tibetan plateau.”

Angel and a page from the book of Raziel
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 19:28

Within the varied teachings of the Jewish mystical tradition known as Kabbalah there is a minor tradition known as Practical Kabbalah (Kabbalah Ma’asit). This branch concerns itself with the use of magic, particularly the permitted ‘white magic’ as opposed to forbidden ‘black magic’.

Source: Lumppini / Adobe Stock
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 18:50

New research suggests that the Eastern United States’ forests have been transformed more by Native American intentional forest fires in the past than by current climate change. 

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Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

Feathered Shield in Peru Temple

1,300-Year-Old Feathered Shield Found in Peru Temple

Archaeologists have found an ancient feathered sh ield in a sealed portion of a temple at the site of Pañamarca in Peru, which was made by the Moche people. The Moche was a mysterious civilization...
Pre-Contact Native Village in Alaska

Archaeologists Discover Pre-Contact Native Village in Alaska

A team of archaeologists have discovered a Native village site in Northwest Alaska that dates from just before first contact and is one of the biggest archaeological sites discovered in the Arctic...
Jesus Cross piece of wood

Archaeologists in Turkey Claim to Have Discovered Piece of Jesus’ Cross

Archaeologists in Turkey were excavating at the 1350-year-old Balatlar Church in the Black Sea province of Sinop when they discovered a fragment of a wooden cross , which they claim is linked to the...
Lost village in Nottinghamshire

Archaeologists find 'lost village' in Nottinghamshire, England

Archaeologists have found cobbled surfaces and medieval pottery beneath the town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire, England, and believe they are the remains of a “lost village” . The presence of...
Peru Moche Civilisation

Ancient Mural in Peru Reveals Intriguing Insights into Mysterious Moche Civilisation

In an ancient site known as Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon) located in an unforgiving desert landscape in northern Peru, the people of the Moche civilisation painted and sculpted elaborate...
3,000-Year-Old Inscription - King David - Old Testament

Expert Cracks Code of 3,000-Year-Old Inscription with Dramatic Implications for the Bible

Earlier this month we reported on the discovery of a 3,000-year-old pottery fragment , now known as the Ophel Inscription, near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, inscribed with the earliest written text...
War Minoan Europe’s first civilisation

War was central to Europe’s first civilisation – contrary to popular belief

A new study has revealed that Europe’s first civilization, known as the Minoan civilization , was characterized by war and was not the peace-loving culture that it was believed to be. The ancient...
Pyramid Structure in Java 9,000-years-old

On the Verge of a Major Discovery – Pyramid Structure in Java May be More than 9,000-years-old

Geologist Danny Hilman is on the verge of a major discovery – 120 kilometres south of Jakarta in Gunung Padang, sits an ancient arrangement of large stones atop a hill. Now evidence suggests that...
Monogamy in Humans

Evolution of Monogamy in Humans was the Result of Infanticide Risk

A new study has suggested that the prime reason that monogamy evolved in humans and primates was the threat of infants being killed by unrelated males. The team of researchers from University College...
6000-year-old ‘halls of the dead’ Manchester UK

6000-year-old ‘halls of the dead’ discovered in the UK

Archaeologists have made a sensational find in Herefordshire, England, where they uncovered the remains of two large 6000-year-old halls buried within a prehistoric burial mound. They would have been...
Incas mummies sacrificed

The Last Moments of 500-Year-Old Child Mummies

Over a decade ago, the remains of three children were found, remarkably preserved, atop the summit of Volcan Llullaillaco in Argentina. In 2012, an analysis on the bodies of the 13-year-old ‘Maiden’...
Pig Chimpanzees Hybrids = Humans

Geneticist Suggests Humans Could be Hybrids

A new study conducted by well-known geneticist, Dr Eugene McCarthy, has controversially suggested that traits distinguishing chimpanzees from humans consistently connect with pigs and that Homo...
Ancient "Hobbit" Looked Like Humans

New Research Suggests Ancient "Hobbit" Looked More Like us than Apes

Recently, we reported on new research proving that the remains of the “hobbit” (technically known as Homo floresiensis) did not belong to that of a Homo sapien with pathology but to a distinct...
Texas Mammoth Humans

Humans may have Inhabited Central Plains of the USA much earlier than Currently Proven

Archaeologists have uncovered stone flakes accumulated from tool-making activities in the same shallow layer of sediment as 15,500-year-old mammoth bones in Scott City, Kansas, which may reveal the...
Prehistoric civilization along Silk Road

Prehistoric civilization found along Silk Road

Archaeologists have found artefacts that suggest ancient humans lived along the Silk Road long before it was created about 2,000 years ago and that trading between east and west began prior to the...
Aggressiion related to Diet and Brain

The origins of aggression in humans – New Evidence

If we look at our history we will see that aggressive human behaviour and wars among us have always been there. Today that type of behaviour is even more dangerous because of the use of weapons of...

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