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Fort Shirley 		Source: Gail Johnson/ Adobe Stock
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 01:48

Dominica is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Its beauty, however, belies a somewhat violent past when it was often a center of violent conflict. 

Nuraghe Is Paras - Isili - an archeological site of Isili, a town in the historical region of Sarcidano, province of South Sardinia built in the 15-14th century (Andrea / Adobe Stock)
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 00:30

Sardinia is one of the most geologically ancient lands in Europe, inhabited during the Upper Paleolithic, home to a Nuragic civilization that left nothing behind by way of writing.

Stonehenge could have been constructed with the help of pig fat.      Source: Public Domain
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 22:55

Fat residues on shards of pottery found at Durrington Walls, near Stonehenge, have long been assumed to be connected with feeding the many hundreds of people that came from across Britain to help construct the ancient monument.

Experts, using neurosciences, study the human brain’s reaction to ancient engravings. Source: E. Mellet et al. The Royal Society Publishing / CC BY 4.0
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 19:06

Researchers in France have used neuroimaging to monitor the impact of prehistoric engravings on modern human brains.

There are many tales about the Tengu. Source: shihina / Adobe Stock.
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 14:01

The Tengu were not only protectors of the mountains and the Buddhist faith, they were also known to be mischievous tricksters who, much like their Kitsune cousins, were capable of using magic such as glamour to change their shape.

Harvest Moon 2014, Coal Harbor, Vancouver.
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 01:57

There is a lot of documentation about what’s been left on the Moon – but it’s amazing how much we don’t know.

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Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

Dog Domestication

Study sheds new light on the origins of dogs

Dog domestication is not something new. According to a new DNA analysis , dog domestication has been shown to date back at least 30,000 years. The samples came from a diverse range of fossils from a...
Ancient Mesopotamia Amulet

Ancient Mesopotamian Amulet found in Oman

An ancient amulet inscribed with cuneiform writing and dating back to the Mesopotamian civilization has been found during excavations in Dibbia, Musandam in Oman. It has been reported in the times of...
Stone Tools

You don’t need to be human to carve a stone!

If there is anything that gets my back up in human origins research, it is scientists, or reporters for that matter, who refuse to accept that species that preceded modern humans (Homo sapiens) were...
Ancient Egyptians trading Nicotine

Did Ancient Egyptians Trade Nicotine and Cocaine With the New World?

It has long been said that Christopher Columbus was not the first foreigner to step foot in the Americas by the time he reached there in 1492. Among the theories put forward is that the Vikings,...
Ancient Greek Manuscript

Ancient philosophical writings found hidden beneath a medieval text

A group of scientists and historians have made an incredible discovery relating to some writings made on parchments that were produced in medieval times. Using cutting-edge technology, the...
Roman Portus

Archaeologists Discover Why Romans Tore Down their own Imperial Palace

Portus was once a mighty port where 350 ships could dock at a time, supplying the Roman Empire with grain, wine, oil, slaves and luxurious goods from all around the world. The site also boasted an...
St Peter - Vatican

Vatican Announced Bones of St Peter will be Displayed Publicly for First Time

The Vatican has announced that it will display for the first time in history the remains of St Peter to mark the end of the Year of Faith. According to the New Testament, Saint Peter was one of Jesus...
Child Coffin in the UK

Archaeologists Open Ancient Child’s Coffin for First Time

Last month we reported on the rare discovery of a Roman coffin belonging to a child in a field in Leicestershire, England. However, archaeologists could not open it until conditions were right out of...
Temple in Iran

Archaeologists discover ancient temple in Iran

A team of Iranian and Italian archaeologists has discovered the remains of an ancient temple in an Elymais site in the Kaleh Chendar region in southwestern Iran. Elymais (the Greek name for Biblical...
Tutankhamun

Scientists Refute Tutankhamun Death Theory

A recent investigation and documentary which re-examined the forensic evidence surrounding King Tutankhamun’s death revealed a ground-breaking new theory on how he died. According to researchers, his...
Nemrut

Have archaeologists found the tomb of the ‘god king’?

King Antiochus 1, ruler of Commagene from 70 BC to 36BC, an ancient Armenian kingdom, was a most unusual king. He claimed descent from Greek conqueror Alexander the Great on his mother’s side, and...
Ancient Scots getting prepared for death

Ancient Scots prepared for death ahead of time

Archaeologists have found evidence that suggests ancient people in southwest Scotland prepared for their deaths ahead of time by building stone burial cists . An investigation started in April last...
Brazil Ancient Rock

Researchers studying pigs in Brazil stumble upon ancient rock art that had never been seen before

While tracking pig-like animals called peccaries in Brazil’s forests, a group of researchers inadvertently stumbled upon an incredible display of ancient rock art that had never been seen before. The...
Ancient Naval Battle

Artefacts retrieved from site of first ever ancient naval battle to be discovered

Underwater archaeologists have recovered a treasure trove of artefacts off the coast of Sicily from the site of the first ancient naval battle ever discovered , including battering rams, helmets,...
People

Why Judging a Person by Their Skin Colour Defies Logic

For centuries, mankind has been obsessed with the colour of skin. This obsession has resulted in people taking radical steps to alter their own skin colour, risking serious harm for the sake of ‘...
Dog Skeleton

Archaeologists discover more than 100 dog skeletons dating back 1,000 years

Peruvian archaeologists have uncovered the remains of over 100 dogs , thought to be 1,000 years old, lying alongside human remains in the ancient ruins of Parque de las Leyendas in Lima, Peru. It is...

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