The leader of the excavation, archaeologist Daniele Morandi Bonacossi, and one of the Assyrian relief carvings unearthed in the northern Kurdistan region of Iraq.    Source: Alberto Savioli / Land of Nineveh Archaeological Project / University of Udine
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 19:05

Archaeologists have unearthed ancient carved Assyrian reliefs of a king in a procession of gods and goddesses riding on animals and mythical creatures.

Egyptian gods. Source: Catmando / Adobe Stock
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 14:02

Over the years there have been gods for creation, death, love, war, and everything in between. Zeus, Hera, and their companions on Mount Olympus, Odin, Frigg, and the rest of the Æsir, Osiris, Isis, and their friends and enemies…

Naupa Iglesia: An Egyptian Portal in the Andes?
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 01:48

Halfway up a near-vertical ravine in the Andes, someone carved an inverted V-shaped entrance into the mountainside. Then they sliced the bedrock with great precision to create a shallow door that goes nowhere; the same design appears in ancient Persia and Egypt.

Ajina-Tepa remain in Tajikistan                     Source: Aleksandar/ Adobe Stock
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 01:35

Although Central Asia is no longer inundated by tourists, in the past it was a dynamic and diverse area, largely thanks to the Silk Road. One of the many remarkable sites in this region is the Buddhist cloister of Ajina-Tepa in Tajikistan.

Main: Indigenous Polynesians. Credit: adrenalinapura / Adobe Stock. Inset: Bananas. Credit: Pongsak / Adobe Stock
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 22:04

Scientists studying the teeth of the ancient Lapita people of Oceania, have found evidence that they survived on bananas, along with seeds and other fruits.

Details of an ancient Roman bronze statue. Credit: giorgio / Adobe Stock
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 18:38

The development of civilization was a long and complex process, and it always rested on industry and technology. As our ancestors stepped from one millennium to another, and the Stone Age evolved further and further...