The Tower of London (Photocreo Bednarek /Adobe Stock). Inset: Representational image of a skeleton (tuulimaa / Adobe Stock)
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 14:01

The skeletons of a woman and child have been discovered at London’s famous 1,000-year-old royal fortress and prison, the Tower of London.

The Cathedral of the Dormition is an 11th century cathedral in Kutaisi, Georgia of the Bagrationi dynasty. Photo source: viii / Adobe Stock.
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 23:04

The Bagrationi (sometimes Hellenized as Bagratid) dynasty was the ruling dynasty of Georgia for over a millennium. This dynasty was founded during the Middle Ages and ruled the country until the early part of the 19th century, when its last king was overthrown by the Russians.

Representation of Atlantis and ring
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 18:55

According to the Timaeus and Critias of Plato (435 BC), 10,000 years ago there was a majestic continent island larger than Libya and Asia combined that birthed a mighty people with wonders and technologies bestowed on them by

Morning Prayers
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 13:54

The Essenes were a Jewish sect that flourished around the end of the Second Temple Period, i.e. between the 2nd century BC and the 1st century AD.

The Aqueduct of Segovia, Castilla y Leon, Spain. Source: herraez / Adobe Stock.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 23:03

When it comes to the great achievements of architecture, the Romans are among the greatest builders of the world’s history. The legacy that they left behind them is an unprecedented glimpse into the origins of modern construction

Representative image of Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 18:51

Aethelflaed, also known as the Lady of the Mercians, was an Anglo-Saxon ruler of Mercia who lived between the 9th and 10th centuries AD. When Aethelflaed was still a child, the Vikings controlled a large part of England.

Six million year old ape cranium

Six million year old ape cranium discovered in China

In the last few months, China has begun intensively investigating questions relating to human origins in an effort to discover whether their nation has been one of the cradles of civilizations. This...
Astronomical Observatory in Machu Picchu

Archaeologists Discover Astronomical Observatory in Machu Picchu

A monument discovered in part of Machu Picchu in Peru has been identified as an astronomical observatory by a research team led by Professor Mariusz of the University of Warsaw. The monument, called...
Origins of Life Challenged

Assumptions about Origins of Life Challenged

New research from the UNC School of Medicine has raised important questions about exactly how primitive molecule systems managed to replicate themselves and create life, and offers an intriguing view...
Australia’s Stonehenge

The Resurrection of Australia’s Stonehenge

According to Frederic Slater, who was the President of the Australian Archaeological and Education Research Society, an Original stone arrangement he and a colleague were investigating throughout...
Human Remains in Archaeology - Ethics

Archaeologists ‘Do the Right Thing’ with Human Remains

Archaeologists who uncovered the remains of individuals in 15 ancient burials at Polesworth Abbey in Warwickshire will be reburying the Saxon remains in a church service once samples have been taken...
Ancient female ‘prime minister’ in China

Archaeologists uncover tomb of ancient female ‘prime minister’ in China

Archaeologists in China have discovered the burial chamber of a 7 th century ‘prime minister’ , who was one of the most powerful women in China’s ancient history. The finding was made in the northern...
Uros Peru

Unravelling the Origins of the Uros People

The Uros are a pre-Incan people who live on forty-two artificial floating islands in Lake Titicaca Puno, Peru and Bolivia. They call themselves "Lupihaques" (Sons of the Sun) and consider themselves...
Maya dismembered enemies

Archaeologists Make Grisly Find in Historical Maya City

A team of researchers have made a gruesome discovery in a man-made cave in the ancient Maya city of Uxul in Campeche (Mexico). Scientists from the Department of Anthropology of the Americas at the...
Ancient Remains at Somerset

Mystery over ancient remains of dozens of people in Somerset

On a prehistoric hillfort at Ham Hill in South Somerset, UK, archaeologists have uncovered the remains of dozens of people who died in a savage and mysterious way. However, there is something quite...
Ancient Origins of Tuberculosis

New Understanding of Ancient Origins of Tuberculosis May Help Find a Cure

New research published in the journal Nature Genetics has revealed that the origins of tuberculosis (TB) did not emerge around 10,000 years ago in animals and then pass to humans, as currently...
Ancient Technology to Harness Hydropower - Archimedes Screw Pump

Developer Plans to Use Ancient Technology to Harness Hydropower

A property developer based in North Kingstown plans to build a hydropower project at the Natick Pond Dam using Archimedes’ screws , generators developed over two millennia ago by a Greek engineer and...

New Research Refutes Long-Held Beliefs about Stonehenge

Excavations and research conducted by English Heritage has revealed controversial findings which question the long-held view that Stonehenge was built to record astronomical movements such as the...
Ancient Greece - Astronomical Knowledge

Did Ancient Greeks use Venus Calendar to Track Pregnancy?

Research has suggested that a calendar based on the movement of planet Venus was used in the daily lives of people in ancient Aegean civilizations about 4,000 BC, and may have even been used to track...
King Solomon Mines

Evidence of King Solomon's Mines Revealed

An archaeological dig at Timna Valley in Israel’s Aravah Desert has revealed evidence that copper mines in Israel thought to have been built by the ancient Egyptians in the 13th century BCE actually...
Romania Ancient Walls

Declassified Spy Photos Reveal Ancient Roman Walls In Romania

Archaeologists in Britain have discovered what appears to be a series of Roman fortifications dating back to the 2 nd century AD by examining declassified spy photos taken during World Wars I and II...
Treasure Hunters - Metal Detectors

British Archaeologists Take on Treasure Hunters

Amateur treasure hunters armed with a metal detector and shovel are digging up valuable treasures across the UK but now archaeologists are speaking out and have accused hobbyists of damaging Britain’...