The Viking runestone was discovered by a farmer in southern Sweden when plowing his field. 	Source: Ingemar Lundgren / Västervik Museum
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 17:58

While plowing a field on his family farm in Småland, southern Sweden, Lennart Larsson came across a large stone. Larsson put the stone, which is 6 feet high (2 m) and 3 feet wide (1 m), to one side and planned to use it as a stepping stone for a new staircase in his home. 

Views of the cleaned Anglo-Saxon woman’s skull.      Source: G. Cole / Antiquity Publications Ltd
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 01:07

A team of archaeologists in England have forensically analyzed the mutilated skull of a young Anglo-Saxon woman revealing that her nose, lips and possibly her scalp had all been sliced off while she was still living.

Prehistoric Spanish Massacre Rewrites the History of War in Europe
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 00:00

A study of victims of a Spanish prehistoric massacre is providing researchers with new insights into the evolution of warfare. Archaeologists have found evidence of a sacked settlement and the brutal slaughter of most of its inhabitants, including women and children.

An Edo period painting showing a woman with teeth stained black by the practice of Ohaguro.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 22:20

Ohaguro (which may be translated as ‘blackened teeth’) is a practice in which people (usually women) dye their teeth black.

A new report by the local council has highlighted problems being caused by hikers and tourists along the Devil’s Dyke in Cambridgeshire. Source: Rob Mills / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 21:57

In Britain, a mysterious monument has become the subject of controversy. There are claims that the ancient Devil’s Dyke, a vast defensive earthwork, has been damaged by walkers and has been fouled by their dogs.

From The Ashes Of Angels – The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 20:31

These words form the opening lines to what must be one of the most astonishing yet chilling fragments of religious text ever written. They are the assertions of the antediluvian patriarch Enoch as he describes the sheer distress and horror...