The huge settlement from the Neolithic period that was discovered in the archaeological excavations at the Motza intersection near Jerusalem. Source: Eyal Marco / Israel Antiquities Authority
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 18:48

The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced a discovery that could change the history of the Middle East.

Ruins of Anavarza (Anazarbus), Adana, Turkey.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 18:23

The long reach of the Roman Empire was felt in southern Turkey, where in the town of Anazarbus the Romans erected a triumpha

Pictish symbols carved on a standing stone, Aberlemno, Scotland. Source: Stuart /Adobe Stock
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 13:57

The Picts were an ancient race of people who from at least the 1st century AD dominated the northern territories of what is known today as Scotland.

Mask of pharaoh Tutankhamun. Source: Dieter Hawlan / Adobe Stock
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 01:51

The incredible golden mask with its dark blue stripes of lapis lazuli and serious young face is probably the most famous ancient artifact in the world.

Vikings arriving in North America at the Newfoundland site. Source: Nejron Photo / Adobe Stock.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 22:54

Cannabis pollen discovered near an ancient Viking settlement in Newfoundland is generating differences in opinion as to whether or not the Vikings were smoking and eating the weed while they explored North America.

Puerto Rican figures
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 18:35

A collection of highly-controversial stone figures discovered in Puerto Rico are believed by some to have been created by members of the lost Ten Tribes


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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...
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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...
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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,...

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...
Malapa Cave

Archaeologists to seek remains of new human species in South African Cave

The National Geographic’s expert explorer, Lee Berger of South Africa’s University of Witwatersrand, is about to launch a new expedition of an elaborate cave system in South Africa. The aim is to...
Archaeology and Money

Spirituality and Alternative archaeology becoming a ‘profitable’ market

Just when we think that something is changing in our world, it becomes apparent that nothing is in fact changing at all, rather there is simply a shift from one side to the other. What we are...
Elongated Skull - France

Archaeologists Discover Mysterious Elongated Skulls in France

French archaeologists made a surprising discovery during an excavation in Alsace, France, when they uncovered a substantially elongated skull dating back 1,500 years . The finding prompted the...
Ancient Flutes in China

9,000 year-old-flutes found in China

Researchers in China have discovered six complete ancient flutes made of bone belonging to the Neolithic period carbon dated to about 9,000 years old. Fragments of many more flutes were found in the...
Ancient Structur e in Turkey

Massive 4,500 year-old structure uncovered in Turkey

Archaeologists have found a huge structure at a dig site known as the Kultepe mound in Turkey which dates back four-and-a-half thousand years. It is believed that the building belonged to an...
Baby tomb in Poland

Archaeologists uncover 2,500-year-old baby grave containing a toy rattle

Archaeologists have discovered hundreds of pit tombs in the Polish village of Łęgowo near Wągrowiec, some of which contain tiny urns containing the cremated remains of babies dating back two-and-a-...
10,000 ancient Iraq Tablet

American University returns 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq

In a move that has pleased many historians and archaeologists, Cornell University has forfeited their vast collection of cuneiform tablets , which detail daily life in ancient Mesopotamia, considered...
The Forbidden City of China

The discovery that revealed how the Forbidden City of China was Built

In November last year, the translation of a 500-year-old document answered one of the greatest mysteries surrounding the Forbidden City in Beijing, China – how the ancient people managed to transport...
Little Ice Age

Scientists fear a new little Ice Age

Most of us know how global warming is becoming a threat and how we need to do something about this – and from this process a few have become billionaires from taxing countries, companies and people...
Averroes Islamic Philosopher

‘Historical Amnesia’ has led to forgotten achievements of Muslim culture

In an article authored by Craig Considine , reference has been made to the extreme historical amnesia that has taken place with regards to the achievements and contributions of the Muslim culture to...