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Ruins of San Ignacio Miní, Argentina
Monday, May 27, 2019 - 01:59

The name Argentina comes from the Latin word for sliver 'argentum', and it is indeed a country rich architectural heritage, especially in its main cities.

Viking berserker
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 22:57

Today, the word ‘berserk’ is used to describe anyone in an irrational, agitated state of mind who cannot or does not control his or her actions.

A lost desert city. Credit: frenta / Adobe Stock
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 19:05

Today, the Kalahari Desert is known as a very dry place. The word Kalahari in fact comes from a Tswana word which means ‘great thirst’. 

Conway Castle, a fine medieval castle in Wales. Source: Pecold / Adobe Stock
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 14:06

Wales is famous for many things - its singers, sports, incredible scenery and of course its many great castles. One of the most famous of these is Conway (Conwy) Castle, which is widely regarded as one of the finest medieval fortresses in all of Europe. 

Was Nitocris a female pharaoh in the 6th dynasty?
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 01:51

Nitocris is claimed by some sources to have been a female pharaoh of ancient Egypt. However, prior to the Ptolemaic Dynasty, there were few female rulers in the history of ancient Egypt. Many of these women ruled only as regents for their underage sons.

300,000-year-old fossils of as many as 16 individual human ancestors have been found in a collapsed cave in China. Here is a reconstruction of a skull found at the site. Source: Wu Xiujie and Erik Trinkaus
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 22:11

In China, paleontologists have announced a very important discovery of human fossils and artifacts.  They have uncovered a large number of fossils of early relatives of modern humans in a cave. 

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Telescope on Moon’s South Pole

Telescope on Moon’s South Pole Will Give Unprecedented Views of our Galaxy

Two private companies have announced plans to launch the first-ever journey to the moon’s South Pole where they plan to place a telescope in order to view our galaxy with unprecedented clarity. The...
DNA Sequencing Microchip - Mars

DNA Sequencing Microchip Could Detect Earth-Like Life on Mars

A team of scientists have proposed a new method for determining whether life on Earth could have originated on Mars or, in fact, whether Earth could have dispatched life to Mars via a meteorite. The...
Boat Effigy

Ancient Boat Effigy Artefact Found by the Navy in San Diego

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient boat effigy artefact on San Clemente Island (SCI) off the coast of San Diego at a newly discovered archaeological site. The prehistoric artefact made of...
Norse Legends - Ancient Trading - Vikings

Archaeologists Find Evidence of an Ancient Trading Site from Norse Legends

Archaeologists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Museum have found an ancient silver button and set of balance scales along with other artefacts during an excavation in mid-...
King David Palace Israel

Could 3,000 Year-Old Royal Building be King David's Palace?

Archaeologists have uncovered two royal public buildings in the Kingdom of Judah dating back to the tenth century BC which may be the palace of King David and a huge royal storeroom. The buildings...
Extraterrestrial virus

New Giant Virus Found on Earth may have Ancient Extraterrestrial orign

A virus found underwater off the coast of Chile and in a pond in Australia is the biggest virus ever discovered – up to ten times the size of other viruses – and only six per cent of its genes...
Evidence of Cataclysm on Mars destroying life

Evidence of major Cataclysm on Mars which would have destroyed any life

Analysis of data collected by the Mars Curiosity Rover has shown that a cataclysmic event would have resulted in the end of life on the surface of Mars. The event could be related to volcanos or a...
Ivory Figurine - Vogelherd Cave Germany

Archaeologists Piece Together Ancient Ice Age Artwork

Recent archaeological excavations at Vogelherd Cave in the Lone Valley of Southwestern Germany recovered the head of an ivory figurine whose body was first uncovered at the original site dig in 1931...
Decorative wood in Wales - Ancient

6,000-year-old Ancient Decorative Wood Carving

Archaeologists have made an incredible discovery in Rhondda Valley, Wales – a 6,000-year old piece of wood with elaborate decorations carved into it. The age of the artefact is incredible considering...
Ancient Maya Monument Hieroglyphs El Perú-Waka'

Ancient Maya Monument with Hieroglyphs Tells a Dramatic Tale

Archaeologists excavating underneath a temple in an ancient Maya city in Guatemala have discovered an intricately carved stone monument with hieroglyphic text dating back approximately 1,500 years,...
Hobbits - Ancient Human Species

New Evidence Confirms ‘Hobbit’ was Ancient Human Species

In 2003, the remains of an early human species, Homo floresiensis, were discovered on the island of Flores in Indonesia and were dated to have lived between 95,000 and 17,000 years ago. Nicknamed ‘...
Advanced Agricultural Knowledge 8,000 Years - Fertilizers

Evidence of Advanced Agricultural Knowledge Dating Back 8,000 Years

Evidence showing that ancient civilizations were far more superior to what we have thought has been emerging every day. For example, we have recently reported on the discovery of old Chinese writing...
Lost Pyramids found - Egypt, angela micol

Could this Finding Dwarf the Pyramids of Giza? Long-Lost Pyramids Confirmed in Egypt

Substantial evidence has emerged confirming that mysterious structures found by an amateur satellite archaeologist are a series of long-lost pyramids in the Egyptian desert. The pyramid-like...
Too Primitive to Detect Advanced Extraterrestrial Life

Are we Too Primitive to Detect Advanced Extraterrestrial Life?

Leading scientists, astronomers and philosophers alike have pondered the question – are we just too primitive to detect signals or signs of intelligent life on other planets? According to Arthur C...
Moche Mummy - Peru, Lima

Sacrificed Woman Discovered in Cao Ruins of Peru

Archaeologists investigating the Cao Viejo ruins at the El Brujo complex have found the mummified remains of a sacrificed woman of the Moche culture , which occupied Peru’s northern coastal valleys...
 Seventh century Islamic dwelling in Qatar - Al Wakrah

Archaeologists Discover Rare Seventh century Islamic dwelling in Qatar

Archaeologists have stumbled upon a rare find in the south of Al Wakrah, Qatar – the remains of a well-preserved seventh century Islamic dwelling . Radiocarbon dating suggests that the house was...

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