An Elite Class That Ruled Over the 99%. Sound Familiar? It All Began with the Patricians of Rome
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 20:19

In ancient Rome, the patricians (from the Latin word patres, meaning ‘fathers’) were one of the main classes of Roman society. They were the ruling class, and enjoyed great prestige as well as special privileges, which they gladly lorded over the other inhabitants of Rome – for as long as they could.

The 10,000-year-old pebble which is believed to be the oldest lunar calendar in the world. Source: SAPIENZA, Università di Roma
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 18:11

A new study, coordinated by Sapienza, claims to have discovered the oldest lunar calendar in the world in a pebble that was carved during the Upper Paleolithic period.

Extraterrestrial crystal in Siberia
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 08:05

In 2009, scientists made a groundbreaking discovery that was ultimately traced to a remote corner of the world.

The fragment from the Roman fish bottle, the only one of its type ever discovered in Britain. Source: National Trust Images / Rod Kirkpatrick
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 06:57

The mystery of the origin of an unusual piece of glass has been solved in Britain. It has been established that it belonged to a very rare fish-shaped bottle

Fortaleza Ozama, Santo Domingo		Source:  photobeginner/ Adobe Stock
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 02:08

The language and culture of many of the Caribbean islands reflects four centuries of Spain’s presence in the region...

Two 19th century graves in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery were opened.    Source: Vatican Media
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 22:39

In Rome, in the summer of 1983, a 15-year-old girl vanished on her way home from a music lesson and in the ongoing search for her body thousands of bones have been unearthed by investigators in two ossuary chambers beneath the Vatican.


Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

Ancient Volcanic Data - Ireland

Ancient Knowledge from Irish Manuscripts Used to Track Volcanic Activity and Climate Change

Using voluminous data left behind by our ancestors, modern scientists have discovered a correlation between volcanic activity and periods of bitterly cold weather in Ireland. They uncovered this...
Right lateral view of the Cioclovina calvaria exhibiting a large depressed fracture.      Source: Kranoti et al / Plos One

Murder in the Paleolithic? Proof of Ancient Homicide Deduced By Forensic Archaeology

A paper published today has concluded that the 33,000 year old remains of a man excavated in a cave in South Transylvania are of the victim of a bloody and murderous attack. The cause of death was...
Suspected Roman mine pits were uncovered, which would have intersected with a lost Roman road. Source: University of Exeter / Fair Use.

Roman Fort Excavation in England Reveals Lost Road and Ancient Mine

Setting this discovery in context, an article on the National Trust website declares that in 2006, the Cornwall and West Devon mining landscape achieved World Heritage Status recognized by UNESCO and...
What Went Wrong? The Real Story of the Battle of Thermopylae

What Went Wrong? The Real Story of the Battle of Thermopylae

In 480 BC, an enormous Persian army under the chief command of Emperor Xerxes (son of Darius the Great) campaigned against Thessaly in central Greece. Mainly they fought against the southern mostly...
SETI telescope

Russian Billionaire Continues the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

It hasn’t been widely publicized, but the most extensive search for extraterrestrial intelligence ever undertaken has been up and running for more than four years. Breakthrough Listen is a 10-year, $...
Modern recreation of a ceremonial macuahuitl, an Aztec obsidian sword, made by Shai Azoulai. Source: Zuchinni one/CC BY SA 3.0

Macuahuitl: Aztec Wooden ‘Paddles’ Are Obsidian Swords, Sharper Than Steel

By Michael Wing , Epoch Times The Spanish conquerors of the 16th century were met by the sophisticated Aztec culture when they first landed on the shores of Mexico. The Europeans’ steel weapons and...
Roman Forum. Ruins of Roman Forum in Rome, Italy during sunrise. (twindesigner / Adobe Stock)

Italian Renaissance Paintings of UFO’s Hidden in Plain Sight

One day in early August in the fourth century AD, something strange happened in Rome . Those who were outside braving the heat, walking on the Esquiline Hill would have glanced at the sky to notice a...
A skull from a 10th-9th century BC burial in the excavation of the Philistine cemetery in Ashkelon. New research on Philistine DNA reveals their southern European origins. Source: Tsafrir Abayov/Leon Levy Expedition

DNA Shows Biblical Philistines Came From Europe

New research on Philistine DNA reveals that the Biblical enemies of the Israelites were newcomers to the region in the 12th century BC. Where did they come from? Their genes suggest Southern Europe...
Yazilikaya, Hittite sanctuary and astronomical observatory, Chamber B. Source: Kpisimon / CC BY-SA 3.0.

Archaeologists Believe 3200-Year-Old Hittite Temple Was a Functioning Lunisolar Calendar

Yazılıkaya is a 3,200-year-old building that was known to have been central in religious ceremonies in the capital city of the ancient Hittite Empire , but according to a new scientific theory, it...
The well-preserved, brightly colored fresco of Saint Alexis and Christ the Pilgrim. Source: ABC

Fresh Light Illuminates Brilliant Medieval Fresco Incarcerated For Centuries in Rome

A letter from 1965 alerted a curious historian to the existence of an interesting painting that was hidden in one of Rome’s many churches. Her discovery of the medieval fresco was a huge...
Phoenician pottery shows evidence of shell-dye factory producing Biblical dye.

3,000-Year-Old Phoenician Shell-Dye Factory Linked With The Temple

Shards of Phoenician pottery excavated fifty years ago from an archeological dig in Tel Shikmona located south of Haifa , in Israel , have revealed that this mysterious Biblical-era stronghold was...
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Can You Name the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are seven awe-inspiring monuments of classical antiquity that reflect the skill and ingenuity of their creators. The list, comprised by ancient Greek historians...
1500-year-old baptismal font discovered at place of Jesus’ birth. Source: Christian Media Center – English / YouTube Screenshot.

1500-Year-old Concealed ‘Font Within A Font’ Found At Jesus’ Birthplace

A remarkable find has been announced at the Church of the Nativity, which Christians believe marks the location of Jesus Christ’s birthplace. Experts who have been working on restoring the have...
The newly discovered medieval chess piece, one of the Lewis Chessmen, had been missing for almost 200 years. Source: Courtesy of Sotheby's .

Lewis Chessman Bought for £5 Sells at Auction for £735,000

In the early 1800s, an ancient treasure washed up on the Isle of Lewis in westernmost Scotland – 78 ornately-carved chess pieces made from walrus ivory dating back to the 12 th century. The Lewis...
The Step Pyramid of King Djoser, does it include a path to the afterlife? Source: WitR / Adobe Stock.

A Quarry Is Actually A 3D Map Of The Ancient Egyptian Underworld, Suggests Polish Scientist

Ancient Egyptians are well known for their creation of vast architectural structures which penetrate the skies and each one required a thorough understanding of the universal dynamics of breadth,...
Antarctica’s new Map

Antarctica’s Hidden Mountains Revealed

Antarctica has been covered with ice for thousands of years, and only recently have we been able to fully identify its underlying features. Scientists have turned the spotlight on the topography of...