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Possibilities for human origins are being explored with the finds at Qesem cave Israel.            Source: ginettigino / Adobe Stock
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 14:06

Just one week after it was announced that the inhabitants of the Qesem Cave, located 12 kilometers east of Tel Aviv in Israel, perhaps practiced swan shamanism as much as 420,000 years ago, comes evidence that these same individuals created the earliest known “canned food.” 

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.

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Seals and Amulets in Turkey

More than 600 Ancient Seals and Amulets Found

Archaeologists have uncovered an unusually large quantity of amulets, stamp seals and cylinder seals in an ancient sanctuary in Turkey, which date back from the 7 th to the 4 th centuries BC. The...
Hominids in Africa

Could Cave Findings Unravel Mysteries of Human Origins?

Archaeologists have just completed a 3-week excavation of the Rising Star cave system in the northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, and the results are expected to be revolutionary. The dig yielded...
Chachapoyas Sarcophagi

Archaeologists may have found children’s cemetery belonging to ‘Warriors of the Clouds’

Last week we reported on the unique culture of the Chachapoyan people, a society of Andean people living in the cloud forests of the Amazonas region of present day Peru, otherwise known as the ‘...
Pyramids of Egypt

Egyptian Antiquities Ministry refutes claim that the Great Pyramid is Much Older

German archaeologists are currently embroiled in a dispute with Egypt’s antiquities ministry after they allegedly removed samples from the Great Pyramid and subsequently announced that the...
Immune Gene

Did Humans Inherit Disease Immunity from Neanderthals

It seems that Neanderthals passed on more than just their tool-making know how. A new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry has revealed the discovery of a receptor that allows the...
Ancient Love Letter

The heart-breaking love letter found in a mummy’s tomb

I just want to go to you. Please take me to where you are. My feelings towards you I cannot forget in this world and my sorrow knows no limit. Where would I put my heart now and how can I live with...
St John Stoudios

Largest Byzantine monastery in Istanbul to be converted into mosque

In a move that has attracted significant criticism and controversy, the St John Stoudios (Imrahor) Monastery in Turkey, the largest Byzantine monastery in Istanbul, will be converted into a mosque...
Ethiopia Findings

Discovery of 280,000-Year-Old Javelin Challenges Current Beliefs on Evolution

A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE has revealed a discovery that serves to challenge a number of adamant and self-assured scientists who have refused to believe that pre-human species had...
Israel Cult Temple

10,000-Year-Old House and Cult Temple Found in Israel

Archaeologists made an incredible discovery at a construction site in Israel when they unearthed the oldest dwelling to date in the Judean Shephalah , along with a “cultic” temple, and a number of...
Birthplace of Buddha

Incredible Discovery Reveals Birthplace of Buddha

In what will become one of the most significant discoveries in Nepal in decades, archaeologists have found the birthplace of Buddha and therefore the origins of Buddhism. This is the first ever...
Papua New Guinea phallus artefacts

6,000-year-old carved phallus artefacts found in Papua New Guinea

Archaeologists in Papua New Guinea have made a rare discovery – six ceremonial tools carved out of volcanic black glass , which date back around 6,000 years. However more significantly, the artefacts...
Sidron Cave

Grisly discovery in Spain reveals Neanderthal family was butchered and eaten

Nearly a decade ago, a group of cave explorers stumbled upon a large collection of Neanderthal remains in the El Sidrón cave system in north western Spain. In new research presented to the Royal...
Babylon Hanging Gardens

Searching for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

The real location of the elusive Hanging Gardens of Babylon has eluded researchers for centuries. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World whose location is still unknown, yet...
Denisova Cave

Ancient Humans Bred with Completely Unknown Species

A new study presented to the Royal Society meeting on ancient DNA in London last week has revealed a dramatic finding – the genome of one of our ancient ancestors, the Denisovans, contains a segment...
Human Remains in Spain

6,400-year-old human remains found in hidden cave in Spain

Archaeologists from the University of Barcelona in Spain have uncovered a rare Neolithic death ritual containing the remains of four individuals which are incredibly well preserved, and the funerary...
oldest wine in Israel

Largest and Oldest Wine Cellar of the Middle East Unearthed

Archaeologists have unearthed what may be the largest and oldest wine cellar in the Middle East in Tel Kabri, Israel. The massive cellar contained forty jars, each of which would have held fifty...

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