Monk in the forest Credit: Demian / Adobe Stock
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 23:53

In our contemporary world, noise pollution has reached dangerous levels. But even in what many reminisce as “quieter times” in the “more peaceful” past people were still searching out silence and space to reflect. 

Illustration of an old tavern. Credit: Chorazin / Adobe Stock
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 16:37

Archaeologists examining a recently discovered colonial tavern in eastern North Carolina were stunned to discover that when the 18th Century building burned to the ground a “treasure trove of merchandise” was trapped beneath the charred floorboards, and many of the artifacts hint at the building’s use as a brothel.

Young woman levitating
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 16:08

Experiments in sound or acoustic levitation are common and ongoing. Dozens of researchers have managed to use sound waves to levitate and move tiny particles and liquid droplets.

The head of a Buddha statue. Credit: Richard / Adobe Stock. Inset: Fragments of a birch bark manuscript from ancient Gandhara. Credit: British Library (public domain)
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 11:04

The oldest Buddhist scrolls ever discovered were made on birch bark and spent two millennia folded in clay pots, in a cave, situated along the northern border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and now they’re bringing team of researchers “close, very close” to the words of

Stockpile at Castillo San Cristóbal
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 01:55

Puerto Rico is a unique island with stunning scenery as well as a complex history and fascinating culture.

Amazing artwork was found on walls on a stone tomb in Siberia. Picture: Vladimir Kubarev/IAET SB RAS
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 14:21

Scientists have unlocked intriguing 5,000-year-old secrets of prehistoric illustrators behind the stunning artwork of Karakol. These magnificent paintings found in the Altai Mountains show ancient figures with round horns and feathers on their heads.


Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

Remains of Mona Lisa

Scientists Believe they have Found the Remains of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa

Scientists believe that they have found the remains of the woman who inspired Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting, the Mona Lisa. Researchers believe the woman depicted in the painting is Lisa...
Tool-Making Factory in London

Archaeologists Discover 9,000-Year-Old Tool-Making Factory in London

A 9,000-year-old Mesolithic tool-making factory has been found in London during excavation work to create a new 13 mile high-speed railway line. It is believed that the site, located alongside the...
‘Lost Souls of Bedlam’ Under London Streets

Archaeologists Discover 20,000 ‘Lost Souls of Bedlam’ Under London Streets

Established in 1247, the notorious Bethlem (“Bedlam”) Royal Hospital was the first dedicated psychiatric institution in Europe and possibly the most famous specialist facility for care and control of...
Byzantine Coins and Gold

Rare Byzantine Coins and Gold Uncovered in Ancient Garbage Pit

Archaeologists have found a hoard of ancient coins, lamps, jewellery, and other artefacts in a Byzantine refuse pit uncovered near the ancient city of Apollonia-Arsuf in Israel. The ancient garbage...
Massive Maya Frieze

Archaeologists Discover Massive Maya Frieze Found in Guatemala

Archaeologists have discovered a giant Maya frieze in the buried city of Holmul in the Peten region of Guatemala. It depicts a mythological setting with a ruler sitting atop the head of a Maya...
Ancient Egyptian Brewery

Archaeologists Virtually Recreate Ancient Egyptian Brewery

A Polish archaeologist at the Jagiellonian University Institute of Archaeology has made a 3D reconstruction of a 5,500-year-old brewing installation which was found at Tell el-Farcha, an...
 Ancient Treasures at Russian Burial Site

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Treasures at Russian Burial Site

Archaeologists have uncovered the tomb of a noble woman from a powerful tribe called the Sarmatians, Iranian people that roamed the Eurasian steppes 2,500 years ago in southern Russia. While most...
Relief of Zeus in Bulgaria

Archaeologists Uncover Large Votive Relief of Zeus in Bulgaria

A team of Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed an unusually large votive relief of the ancient Greek God Zeus near the Bulgarian village of Starosel. According to the National History Museum for...
Rare Coins Mark anthony and Cleopatra

Archaeologists Discover Rare Bronze ‘Lovers’ Coin’ Depicting Mark Antony and Cleopatra

Archaeologists have discovered a bronze coin depicting Cleopatra and Mark Antony in the ruins of a first-century house in Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee. The rare coin measures 22 millimetres in...
Crusader Hospital in Jerusalem

1000-Year-Old Crusader Hospital Unveiled in Jerusalem

Thirteen years after excavation work quietly began, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have just announced the finding of a 1000-year-old building which was once the largest hospital in the...
Adam and Eve after the Expulsion from Paradise by Paolo Veronese  (1528–1588) (Public Domain)

Genetic 'Adam & Eve’ Study Links All Men to Man Who Lived 135,000 Years Ago

A new study published in the journal Science has revealed that almost every man alive today can trace his origins to one man who lived approximately 135,000 years ago, and that this ancient man was...
Pakal II's crypt

New cutting-edge techniques help archaeologists study Pakal II's crypt

Advances in technology are helping archaeologists unravel the mysteries surrounding many archaeological sites around the world. In a recent example, scientists are using new geophysical techniques,...
Medieval Boat in England

Discovery of Medieval Boat in England Hailed ‘Rare and Important’

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a medieval boat during construction of a drainage project along the River Chet, near Loddon in England, which dates back to around 1400. The finding has...
Evolution Selfish and Mean

Evolution Will 'Punish' You If You're Selfish and Mean

The Darwinian perspective of ‘survival of the fittest’ should mean that those who are selfish and live their lives with an ‘every man for himself’ attitude would be more likely to succeed in life and...
3,500-year-old Neolithic art in Scotland

Archaeologists uncover magnificent example of 3,500-year-old Neolithic art in Scotland

Archaeologists have uncovered the finest ever piece of Neolithic art on a stone, which was found at the base of vast temple complex built in 3,500 BC on Orkney Island, Scotland. The carved stone was...
Morelos -Mexico Ancient Warrior

Archaeologists in Morelos find Remains of Decapitated Warrior

Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have discovered the remains of a decapitated warrior and a pre-Hispanic oven meant for ceramic production at the foot of...