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The city of Palenque. Source: Jérôme Rommé / Adobe Stock.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 23:02

Hidden in the verdant hills of the Sierra Chapaneca in the beautiful state of Chiapas, southern Mexico, is the ancient capital of the B’aakal Kingdom.

The famous Lions Gate into the hill fortress where Mycenaean armies originated.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 19:26

The Aegean Bronze Age is predominately known as the period in which the battle-hardened Mycenaeans conquered the simple sea-trading Minoans and rose to become one of the most powerful trading powers in the Eastern Mediterranean. While the Minoans have long been presumed to be a peaceful race due to archaeological findings (or rather, the lack of military findings), the same has never been presumed of the Mycenaeans. 

The fear of being buried alive is taphophobia. (Sergey Nivens / Adobe Stock.)
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 18:52

Modern medicine is full of wonders and lifesaving, revolutionary methods - many of which are taken for granted. 

The Amazons were a tribe of warrior women. (Atelier Sommerland / Adobe Stock).
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 14:07

Famous ancient Greek historian Herodotus once wrote of the Amazons - or as he called them Oier Pata (‘Killers of Men’) – a  tribe of fierce warrior women.

Ovid among the Scythians (1862 ) by Eugene Delacroix) (Public Domain)
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 03:53

The Scythian goddess Argimpasa was half-human, half-snake with a priesthood of powerful shamans, who despite their self-inflicted castration

Representation of a Neanderthal, one of the five archaic human groups. Source: regis allouet /Adobe Stock
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 01:50

Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia.

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Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

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...
Bohol Empty Tombs

The mystery of the empty honeycomb tombs of Bohol

In the municipality of Dimiao in the province of Bohol, Philippines, lies an eerie and perplexing image – rows and rows of honeycomb-like tombs . The site would not be so strange if it were not for...
Kaimur Range Rock Art - India

Newly discovered Rock Art Heritage in the Kaimur Range of Bihar - India

The Kaimur Range, located in the eastern margin of the Vindhyan Range in India, is comprised of about 800 square miles of undulating tableland. The present study is primarily based on archaeological...
Tutankhamun

Mystery of King Tutankhamun's death solved after more than 3,000 years

It is one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world – how the Egyptian boy pharaoh Tutankhamun died. Theories have ranged from a violent murder to leprosy and even a snake bite. But now, 91...
Chavin Culture

3,000-year-old religious sanctuary discovered in Peru

During archaeological excavations in the Congona archaeological zone in Peru, archaeologists stumbled upon a sanctuary that predates the Incas and goes back to the Chavin culture. Researchers believe...
Neanderthals' Skull

How smart were the Neanderthals really?

This is the question that experts have been trying to answer for decades and recent research has added to the growing opinion that Neanderthals were much smarter than we had previously given them...
Ancient Jewish Cemetary in Turkey

Construction workers stumble upon ancient Jewish in Turkey

Construction workers digging a tunnel in the province of Izmir in Turkey have stumbled upon an ancient Jewish cemetery , and archaeologists believe that there may be many more remains still to be...
Legendary sea monsters - Kraken

Legendary sea monsters of the past may not be myth after all

According to Scandinavian mythology, the Kraken was a giant sea creature (said to be 1 mile long) believed to eat whales and devour entire ships, and generally described as being similar to an...
Huaca Partida

Archaeologists Uncover Spectacular Relief in 3,000-Year-Old Peruvian Temple

Researchers have discovered an enormous relief at the remains of a temple in northern Peru which depicts a man and bird of prey and dates back to about 1,000 BC. The finding suggests that the remains...
Hittites' Artefacts

Archaeologists Find Proof that early Hittites entered Europe

Archaeological discoveries in suburban Istanbul , Turkey, could rewrite the history books as new research has shown that the early Hittites ventured into Europe, while previously it was believed that...
Vikings' Slaves

New Study Shows Viking Graves contained Sacrificed Slaves

A new study which will be published in the new issues of the Journal of Archaeological Science has revealed that a set of Viking graves uncovered in Norway in the early 1980s contained the remains of...

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