Fort Shirley 		Source: Gail Johnson/ Adobe Stock
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 01:48

Dominica is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Its beauty, however, belies a somewhat violent past when it was often a center of violent conflict. 

Nuraghe Is Paras - Isili - an archeological site of Isili, a town in the historical region of Sarcidano, province of South Sardinia built in the 15-14th century (Andrea / Adobe Stock)
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 00:30

Sardinia is one of the most geologically ancient lands in Europe, inhabited during the Upper Paleolithic, home to a Nuragic civilization that left nothing behind by way of writing.

Stonehenge could have been constructed with the help of pig fat.      Source: Public Domain
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 22:55

Fat residues on shards of pottery found at Durrington Walls, near Stonehenge, have long been assumed to be connected with feeding the many hundreds of people that came from across Britain to help construct the ancient monument.

Experts, using neurosciences, study the human brain’s reaction to ancient engravings. Source: E. Mellet et al. The Royal Society Publishing / CC BY 4.0
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 19:06

Researchers in France have used neuroimaging to monitor the impact of prehistoric engravings on modern human brains.

There are many tales about the Tengu. Source: shihina / Adobe Stock.
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 14:01

The Tengu were not only protectors of the mountains and the Buddhist faith, they were also known to be mischievous tricksters who, much like their Kitsune cousins, were capable of using magic such as glamour to change their shape.

Harvest Moon 2014, Coal Harbor, Vancouver.
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 01:57

There is a lot of documentation about what’s been left on the Moon – but it’s amazing how much we don’t know.


Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

3d Prehistoric Landscape

Explorable visualisation of a 3D digital prehistoric landscape

Most people would have taken a virtual tour at some stage, perhaps to capture a 360° view of a famous city or to preview a hotel room before making a reservation. But not many people would have...
Bosnia Pyramids Complex older 20,000 more

Bosnian Pyramid complex pushes back timelines of civilization by 20,000 years

New research conducted by Dr Sam Osmanagich has revealed that organic material recovered from inside the Pyramid of the Sun dates back 29,200 years which, if proven correct, would force the world to...

The Sagas of the Icelanders May Not be Myth After All

Despite numerous so-called myths which existed in stories, sagas and texts of our ancient past being proven true, many still insist that all myths and legends are simply down the imagination and...
Medici children malnutrition - Italy Florence

Bones from the wealthy and privileged Medici children show they suffered from malnutrition

The Medici family rose to power in the 13 th century in Florence and Tuscany through banking and commerce and became one of the most powerful families of the Renaissance period. However, new research...
Olympia - Greece

Ancient Olympic Stadium Threatened by Budget Cuts in Greece

The ancient Olympic stadium of Nemea is under threat of closure as a result of steep budget cuts in the country as Greece enters its sixth consecutive year of recession. The Nemean Games were founded...
Ancient City in Iraq

Ancient City Discovered Buried Beneath Mound in Iraq

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient city called Idu , hidden beneath a mound in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, which is thought to have thrived between 3,300 and 2,900 years ago. The...
Ancient city of Cahokia

What Caused Fire Which Destroyed America’s Most Prosperous Ancient City?

The ancient Native American city of Cahokia, which was built around 600 AD, was once home to 15,000 inhabitants, stretches of farmland, wealthy communities and surrounded by 120 pyramids similar to...
mythical Griffin - Iran

Ancient Persian artefact of mythical Griffin returned to Iran

The US government has returned a precious Persian silver chalice dating back 2,700 years to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani during his rare visit to New York to attend the 68th Session of the United...
Suleiman the Magnificent

Archaeologists search for ‘lost heart’ of Suleiman the Magnificent

Archaeologists in Hungary have uncovered the remains of an Ottoman-era town in the area in southern Hungary where Suleiman the Magnificent’s heart is believed to have been buried, and now the hunt is...
Petra - Jordan

Petra Under Threat from Looting and Vandalism

Petra is a magnificent site in Jordan recognised by UNESCO for its immense historical significance and outstanding universal value. It is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by...
Genetic link between India and Mesopotamia

Study Reveals Genetic Link between Indian Subcontinent and Mesopotamia

A new study published in the journal PLoS ONE, has added to the debate regarding the origins of people inhabiting ancient Mesopotamia during the region’s long history. Results showed that the remains...
Light forms matter

New form of matter created by scientists using light

When we talk about matter we normally have in our minds something of substance that we can touch and hold. However, scientists at Harvard and MIT have questioned our beliefs about matter and the way...
Easter Island's main diet: Rats

Easter Island Inhabitants Ate Rats as Major Part of Their Diet

New research published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology has revealed that the indigenous population that once inhabited Easter Island, famous for its more than 1,000 ‘walking’ Moai...
2,500-year-old chariot

Complete remains of 2,500-year-old chariot and two horses found in Bulgaria

Archaeologists have uncovered the incredible remains of a complete Thracian carriage and two horses that appear to have been buried upright. The horses and carriage were found in a Thracian tomb...
The 'lost world' of Socotra

The lost world of Socotra, a remote island with plants up to 20 million years old

The remote island of Socotra could be straight out of a science-fiction movie. Its native flora is so unique and foreign to the eye that it has been described as the most alien looking place on earth...
Australian Aboriginals and Ice Age

How Aboriginal Australians Survived the Last Ice Age

A new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science has investigated how Aboriginal Australians managed to survive during the last Ice Age 20,000 years ago in which they would have had to...