The figurine and foil from the Inca treasure chest.     Source: Teddy Senguin, Université libre de Bruxelles / Antiquity Publications Ltd
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 23:59

Underwater archaeologists in Peru have discovered an ancient stone box containing treasures pertaining to an “alternative” sacrificial ritual, they reveal in a study to be published in Antiquity tomorrow.

Left) A grave from Osłonki with valuable artifacts, visible near the hands; right) a drawing of the artifacts. Source: Peter Bogucki
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 23:59

An international team of archaeologists in Poland have been working to answer a very interesting question. Were the people buried with rich grave goods necessarily as wealthy in life as they were in death?

Elon Musk’s “Ancient Aliens” Twitter comment has caused many questions about who built the pyramids and alien life.                       Source: merydolla / Adobe Stock
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 22:49

The modern world is filled with self-appointed experts who investigate various events, legends and historical texts looking for evidence of historic contact between humans and extraterrestrial life forms.

A closeup of one of the underwater AI robot cameras at the shipwreck site in the Aegean Sea, Greece             Source: NOUS
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 19:00

Only 15 years ago scientists dreamed of a future in which new technologies would enable us to peer through tree canopies and see beneath the ground in our search for ancient lost cities, temples, and territorial boundary walls. 

Orion and adjacent constellations.( Sanu N/ CC BY-SA 4.0)
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 18:51

Of all the mysteries and forgotten wisdom of lost civilizations, perhaps the most profound examples are to be found in their study of the heavens. It is not that modern man lacks information about the cosmos today. 

Quetzalcoatl, detail. Source: Manzanedo/Deviant Art
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 14:04

Many myths have cropped up in the centuries since Columbus landed upon the shores of Hispaniola. While some of these myths have come to be seen for what they are, many more persist in the zeitgeist as fact.