Chichén Itzá’s shadow revealed during the spring equinox on Kukulcán.
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 21:34

What we see is not always what we expect, whether from nature or man-made. This is often true with archaeological remains of cities or human settlement, when new discoveries shed unexpected light on old finds, leaving question marks in their wake.

A bone wall was discovered at Saint Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 18:55

Walls constructed of human bones and skulls have been discovered beneath a Belgium cathedral.

Reconstruction of Bek’s Chapel in Auckland Castle. (Andy Gammon / The Auckland Project)
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 05:10

The mysterious 14th century Bek’s Chapel that was lost at the beginning of the English Civil War has been rediscovered and excavated at Auckland Castle in England.

Tahitian warrior dugouts, by Giulio Ferrario. (1827) (Public Domain)
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 02:42

Although New Zealand and the Philippines are separated by more than 5,000 miles (8,000 km), the stories of how people first migrated to them, and how those stories were treated by scholars

New Caledonia Cave. Credit: damedias / Adobe Stock
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 01:36

New Caledonia, in the South Pacific, is a special collectivity of France. Not only does it have a fascinating history and unique culture, the islands also have one of the most important archaeological sites in all of Oceania, the Pindai Caves. 

Man on fire showing representation of one of the victims at the Ball of the Burning Men (‘Bal des Ardents’)     Source: Daniele Depascale / Adobe stock
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 22:06

The world of medieval aristocracy was always plagued by extravagance, power, and eccentricity. Where there was an abundance of power and wealth, the great leaders and kings of the world descended into a world of pleasure