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Towers of Silence, Iran (delbars / Adobe Stock)
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 23:01

The Achaemenid Persian Empire is historically important for the Western world because of the influence of the Persian civilization on both the ancient Greeks and the ancient Jews. 

Dragon Myths: Tales of Beasts, Beauties, and Brutes
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 19:11

The dragon is a legendary creature found in many cultures around the world. Generally speaking, the dragon is depicted as a huge creature that has a serpent-like body and the ability to fly.

Titanomachy, war of Greek gods versus giant Titans (matiasdelcarmine / Adobe Stock)
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 06:14

When discussing the creation myths of the ancient Greek gods, as told by the poet Hesiod (750-650 BC), it is best to imagine an audience huddled around a single speaker by way of a fire pit in the darkest of night. 

The most striking feature of African gold adornment is the wealth of its proverbial imagery. Many of the objects depict animals, birds, fish, insects, seeds, manmade objects and fruit. (© Javett-UP Collection)
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 23:56

Mined, melted and sculptured, adorning royalty and showcasing wealth and prestige, buried or lost in the earth for centuries, only to be excavated and exhibited and once more cast its seductive magic on the psyche of humans

Hades, god of the underworld and Cerberus, his dog. (rudall30 / Adobe Stock)
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 22:54

In Greek mythology, Hades was the god of the dead and the ruler of the Underworld. Thus, he was an important god in the Greek pantheon. Nevertheless, he is not considered to be a member of the Twelve Olympians, as he resided not on Mount Olympus, but in the Underworld instead.

An island in Scotland (supakit / Adobe Stock)
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 19:05

Archaeologists in Scotland have concluded a cutting-edge archaeological project which has revealed around 1,000 previously unknown archaeological sites on the Isle of Arran.

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Rare Egyptian princess statue found guarding a Luxor temple

Rare Egyptian princess statue found guarding a Luxor temple

Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious giant statue of an Egyptian princess guarding a temple outside the southern city of Luxor in Egypt. The 6.5 feet tall statue, which dates back more than 2,...
Ancient Ritual Wand in Syria

9,000-year-old ritual wand etched with human faces discovered in Syria

Archaeologists made an incredibly unique and unusual discovery during excavations at Tel Qarassa, a site in southern Syria, when they unearthed an ancient wand carved with two realistic human faces...
Remains of Medieval Monk in Wales

800-year-old remains of medieval monk found poking out of cliff face

The thigh bones of a medieval monk were exposed in a cliff face by a spate of bad weather along the British coastline. A beach walker was surprised to see the monk’s leg bones sticking out of the...
Mummy lake - Mesa Verde

New study suggests Mummy Lake was built to hold rituals, not water

A new analysis of a sandstone-walled pit in Mesa Verde National Park, known as Mummy Lake, has suggested that the channels were used by the Ancestral Puebloans for holding rituals , not for...
6,000-year-old crown in Dead Sea cave

The 6,000-year-old Crown found in Dead Sea Cave

The oldest known crown in the world, which was famously discovered in 1961 as part of the Nahal Mishmar Hoard, along with numerous other treasured artifacts, was recently revealed in New York...
Royal dogs in the ancient Forbidden City of China

The opulent life of royal dogs in the ancient Forbidden City of China

From specially-tailored dog outfits to slave eunuchs to serve their every need, the royal dogs of China’s Forbidden City had it all. Now researchers have revealed the opulent life of these royal...
Human remains - Marcavalle culture

First ever human remains from 3,000-year-old Marcavalle culture uncovered in Peru

Archaeologists have discovered a burial site in Cusco , Peru, with skeletal remains and artefacts dating back to the Marcavalle culture, which flourished around 1,000 BC. The finding is very...
Ancient Weather Forecasting

Scientists look to ancient knowledge for seasonal forecasting

An Australian scientist is working to collate ancient methods of weather prediction in the Pacific , saying that the study could help improve contemporary forecasting tools, record important cultural...
Neolithic spirit masks - Jerusalem

Incredible collection of Neolithic spirit masks revealed for the first time

More than 10,000 years ago, ancient people living in the Judean Desert and Hills abandoned their nomadic lifestyles and established permanent settlements. Around this time, art, culture, and...
Nabataeans - Petra, Jordan

Ancient monuments of the Nabataeans were built according to celestial events

A study published in March by the Nexus Network Journal suggests that the spatial position of palaces, temples, and tombs built at least 2, 300 years ago by the Nabataeans, including the famous city...
Cork Tree

Pancreatic Cancer Treated With Ancient Chinese Medicine

Modern science has been paying increasing attention to the value and efficacy of ancient Chinese Medicine. A study earlier this year, for example, found that a Chinese herbal remedy involving the...
Ancient Egyptian Letter Deciphered

1,800-year-old ancient Egyptian letter reveals hopes and fears of young soldier

I pray that you are in good health night and day, and I always make obeisance before all the gods on your behalf. I do not cease writing to you, but you do not have me in mind. These are the...
Alien Virus

Ancient virus recovered from permafrost has genes not found on Earth

An ancient virus of unprecedented size has been recovered from 30,000-year-old permafrost in Siberia and reactivated. Incredibly, sixty percent of its genes do not resemble anything currently found...
Rare pre-Hispanic shaft tomb uncovered in Mexico

Rare pre-Hispanic shaft tomb uncovered in Mexico

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient shaft tomb in Colima, Mexico, containing the remains of children and small dogs, as well as the sculpture of a long-faced shaman. The intact pre-Hispanic tomb...
Caves of Qumran Scrolls

Newly discovered ancient manuscripts from Dead Sea Scroll caves

An archaeologist has announced a remarkable finding at the International Research Seminar, History of the Caves of Qumran, which was held in Lugano, Switzerland – nine scrolls dating back 2,000 years...
Irish Cave

Stone Age bones found in Irish cave may reveal prehistoric practice of excarnation

An archaeologist made a chance finding while investigating the Knocknarea cave in Ireland and caught a glimpse of a sliver of bone, leading to the discovery of numerous bones belonging to a Stone Age...

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