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Plain of Jars
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 19:46

The Plain of Jars in the Xieng Khouang plain of Laos is one of the most enigmatic sights on Earth. The unusual scattering of thousands of megalithic jars across nearly one hundred sites deep in the mountains of northern Laos has fascinated archaeologists and scientists ever since their discovery in the 1930s.

Stone cist graves on Saba represent the burial practices of British settlers. Source: J Haviser/ Antiquity Publications Ltd
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 15:15

Stone cist graves on the Caribbean island of Saba are found to represent a cultural continuity with the burial practices of rural 17th-century British settlers.

Photograph of the assemblage. Credit: Uhlig et al., (2019), photograph by V. Minkus / Antiquity Publications Ltd.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 15:05

Archaeologists in Germany have made an exciting breakthrough regarding a Bronze Age battle, one of the oldest known in Europe.

Aerial view of the Great Orme mine site looking south-east towards Llandudno).
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 12:16

Researchers have made a major breakthrough with regard to the history of mining in Bronze Age Britain. They have established that there was a great mining boom in the area much earlier than thought.

Khmer Empire city found north of Angkor Wat. Here, Ta Prom Khmer ancient Buddhist temple in jungle forest
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:57

Ancient Cambodia’s Mahendraparvata, one of the first Angkorian capital cities of the 9th to 15th century Khmer Empire, has finally been located to the northeast of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Ancient site of Göbeklitepe in Turkey, the oldest temple in the world. Source: JB Press / CC BY-SA 2.0)
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 23:04

Göbeklitepe, the world’s oldest temple, is around 12,000 years old. It was built by hunter-gatherers in the pre-pottery Neolithic period, before writing and the wheel were invented. Göbeklitepe has rewritten the history of human civilization.

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Ancient Chinese artifacts have extremely rare iron compound

Ancient Chinese artifacts found to have extremely rare iron compound

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports has revealed that the unusual coating on ancient Chinese tea bowls, known as Jian tea ware, is actually an extremely rare form of iron oxide,...
The Ancient Silk Road

New Project seeks World Heritage status for Ancient Silk Road

A major project is underway by China , Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to get dozens of heritage sites established on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, according to a news report in CCTV. The sites are all...
Image of the world - Medieval Theory of Multiple Universes

Medieval bishop’s theory resembles modern concept of multiple universes

A 13th century bishop’s theory about the formation of the universe has intriguing parallels with the theory of multiple universes. This was uncovered by the Ordered Universe project at Durham...
Harakiri: demonic hellhound

Do canine remains belong to the legendary Hell Hound of Suffolk?

Archaeologists discovered the skeleton of a massive dog that would have stood 7 feet tall on its hind legs, in the ruins of Leiston Abbey in Suffolk, England, according to a report in The Express ...
Massive Roman military camp in Germany

Massive Roman military camp unearthed in Germany

Archaeologists have discovered a massive Roman military camp covering 18 hectares near the town of Thuringia, Germany, which would have been used by a legion of up to 5,000 troops, according to a...
Tulum Underwater Cave - Mexico

Underwater discovery in submerged Mexican cave provides glimpse of First Americans

The oldest complete Ice Age skeleton found in an underwater cave in Mexico may help solve a long-standing mystery regarding the identity of the earliest inhabitants of America and how they are...
Iron Age Settlement in Scotland

Road works in Scotland uncover 9,000-year-old hunting camp and Iron Age Settlement

A treasure trove of artifacts has been unearthed in Scotland during the building of a new road in Wigtownshire, Scotland, according to a report in The Scotsman . The discovery includes a Mesolithic...
The Miracle of the Slave

Researchers chart thousands of miracle stories recorded about saints of the British Isles

A conference which took place in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge saw the launch of a project to categorise and chart the thousands of miracle stories...
Infant-sized ancient Egyptian sarcophagus

Infant-sized ancient Egyptian sarcophagus found to contain mummified foetus

An infant-sized ancient Egyptian sarcophagus with an unknown history has sat on display at an Egypt centre in Wales for some time, with most believing it a forgery, due to inconclusive x-rays carried...
tombs of Terracotta Army

Archaeologists discover tombs of Terracotta Army builders in China

Chinese archaeologists have uncovered numerous graves in Shaanxi Province, which are believed to be the tombs of the craftsmen who created the world-acclaimed Terracotta Warriors discovered near the...
Prehistoric people using hallucinogens in ritual

Prehistoric people used hallucinogens as part of sacred burial rituals

Unlike modern Man, the prehistoric people of Europe did not use mind-altering substances simply for their hedonistic pleasure. The use of alcohol and plant drugs – such as opium poppies and...
Santa Maria of Colombus

Shipwreck found in Haiti may be Santa Maria, the flagship of Christopher Columbus

After 500 years, archaeologists believe that they have found the wreck of the Santa Maria - the flagship of Christopher Columbus - at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti, according to...
Visions of afterlife in ancient tomb in Egypt

Ancient tomb of a royal messenger reveals visions of the ancient Egyptian afterlife

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered a tomb in an ancient burial ground in Saqqara, Egypt, dating back 3,100 years, a find that scientists say adds a new “chapter to our knowledge”. The well-...
Bian Que Medical Book

Ancient bamboo medical books uncovered in China belonged to legendary Bian Que

Last year, archaeologists unearthed 920 bamboo strips at a construction site in the south-western city of Chengdu in China, containing recipes for treating ailments that date back 2,000 years. The...
Tjayasetimu - Egypt

Tjayasetimu, the child star of ancient Egypt

Tjayasetimu is the name of a little girl who was a star singer in ancient Egypt. Nearly three thousand years ago, she was a member of the royal choir and sang for the pharaohs in temples on the Nile...
Suleiman the Magnificent

Researchers getting warmer in the hunt for heart of Suleiman the Magnificent

Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered a historical document which points to a mosque complex in Szigetvar, Hungary, as the site where the heart and internal organs of the Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman...

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