La Margineda and Santa Coloma heritage                 Source: Photo by Visit Andorra
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 01:13

Believed to have been created by Charlemagne, Andorra is a tiny country nestled between Spain and France and the only country where Catalan is the official language.

Deriv; Stone statue of Gilgamesh (CC BY 2.0), used here as a representation of an ancient Mesopotamian man. Background: Solar event. (CC0) Information provided by ancient Assyrian astrologers can help modern scientists predict future solar storms.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 22:58

What exactly goes on high above our heads? Why do the stars and celestial spheres seem to dance around the sky? What is the sun up to when it seems to “randomly” disappear in the day, or when it turns the sky strange colors?

Detail of a Manicheanism scene.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 21:20

Manichaeism is a multi-faceted religion that was founded by Iranian prophet Mani.

Migration of Neanderthals discovered on Naxos. Source: eleftherostypos
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 18:59

Scientists have proven early humans migrated through the Mediterranean much earlier than currently believed.

It is alleged that biblical artifacts have been bought by Hobby Lobby for the Museum of the Bible shown here. Source: CC BY-SA 4.0
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 14:05

An Oxford University professor stands accused of illegally selling rare ancient Bible fragments to a controversial religious US company.

King Orry’s Grave                             Source: Stringer, J / CC BY NC 2.0
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 01:49

The Isle of Man is a small, beautiful island in the Irish Sea and is a self-governing British Crown dependency. This island has a rich history as it is associated with the Vikings and has many important archaeological sites. 

Ancient Manuscript - Athos, Greece

Ancient manuscript returns home to Greek monastery on Mount Athos

The Getty Museum is returning a 12th century illuminated New Testament to the Monastery of Dionysiou on Greece's Mount Athos after it came to light that it had been illegally removed from the...
Ancient earthwork bordering England and Wales

Ancient earthwork bordering England and Wales is older than previously thought

A famous ancient earthwork in Britain known as Offa’s Dyke may have to give up its name – it is named after Offa, King of Mercia, due to the belief that it was built during his reign (757 to 796 AD...
Human Body and Skeleton

From farming to sedentary lifestyles - how 6,000 years has transformed the human body

New research conducted by the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge University, has examined human bones over the course of 6,000 years to determine how changes in lifestyle have...
Saksaywaman Peru

Do the ancient stone walls of Saksaywaman in Peru contain hidden communication?

Lying on the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco in Peru, lies the remarkable walled complex of Saksaywaman (Sacsayhuaman), believed to have been built by the Inca. The site is famous for its...
1,700-year-old mummy

Ancient Egyptian mummy underwent ritual healing for the afterlife

An analysis on a 1,700-year-old Egyptian mummy has revealed two plaques placed over her body – one on her sternum, the other on her abdomen. Researchers believe the plaques were intended as a type of...
1000 Old Village - News Mexico

Archaeologists discover hidden architecture of 1,000-Year-Old Village in New Mexico

Buried under a thousand years’ worth of sand and stone, Blue J is an ancient Puebloan settlement in New Mexico, which is only just beginning to reveal its secrets. For more than four decades,...
Hi-tech scans of ancient mummies from around the world show evidence of heart disease

Hi-tech scans of ancient mummies from around the world show evidence of heart disease

Research has shown that some Egyptian mummies, dating back as far as 3,500 years ago, show evidence of clogged arteries and heart disease. However, critics had dismissed the findings as being related...
8,000-Year-Old Settlements and Necropolis in Southern Greece

Accidental Discovery of 8,000-Year-Old Settlements and Necropolis in Greece

An impressive discovery of ancient lacustrine settlements and a huge necropolis, dating back as early as 8,000 years ago, has been brought to light by an archaeological excavation in the area between...
Elongated skulls in the Carpathian Basin

New study reveal origins of elongated skulls in the Carpathian Basin

New research published this month in the journal Neurosurgical Focus , has sought to unravel the history, origin, and ethnic context of elongated skulls found in the Carpathian Basin, a large basin...
Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day

The myths, legends and traditions of Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day

Today marks the historical Qingming Festival in China. Fondly known as Ancestors Day or Tomb Sweeping Day, it is a day that commemorates the onset spring and the occasion to remember ancestors by...
Cremated bones in 4000-year-old cist burial - Scotland

Cremated bones in 4000-year-old cist burial found hanging from Scottish cliff

Archaeologists have discovered cremated human remains in a Bronze Age cist burial hanging precariously from a cliff edge on Scotland’s Isle of Arran. One of the bones has been dated to between 2154...
Angkor Wat - Panoramic View

90,000 panoramic photos bring to life ancient sites of Cambodia on Google Street View

Google has brought to life the richness and beauty of more than 100 temples built over five centuries and spanning over 400 square kilometres in Angkor, Cambodia, by making the sites accessible in...
Tempest Stela

Translation of Tempest Stela could change ancient timeline

The Tempest Stela is a 6-foot-tall calcite block found in the 3 rd Pylon of the temple of Karnak in Thebes, modern Luxor. In a new translation of the 40-line inscription, scholars affirm previous...
1,500-year-old monastery uncovered in Negev Desert

Remains of 1,500-year-old monastery with spectacular mosaics uncovered in Negev Desert

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a 6 th century monastery near the Bedouin village of Hura in the northern Negev Desert. Amazingly, the Byzantine complex still contained almost completely...
Byzantine monks used asbestos in wall paintings

Byzantine monks used asbestos in wall paintings centuries before Industrial Revolution

Researchers have discovered that Byzantine monks used asbestos in plaster coatings underlying their wall paintings centuries before the fibrous material began to be used in the construction industry...
Black Death at Tourinai

Study of Black Death skeletons reveals plague may have been airborne

An analysis carried out on 25 skeletons of plague victims discovered by railway engineers beneath London last year, has revealed that the Black Death was even more lethal than previously thought...