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Lost City of Heracleion

Spectacular Photographs Reveal Beauty of the Lost City of Heracleion

A few weeks ago, we reported on the discovery of the sunken city of Heracleion , which had disappeared into the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Egypt nearly 1,200 years ago. Now, for the first...
Archaeologists Fighting to Protect Mes Aynak

A Victory for Archaeologists Fighting to Protect Mes Aynak

Back in April we told you about a 5,000 year-old settlement in Afghanistan called Mes Aynak, facing destruction by a Chinese mining company who were drooling at the prospect of exploiting its rich...
Anatolia ancient underground city in Turkey

Ancient underground city unearthed in Turkey

Turkey is famous for its underground cities with the city of Derinkuyu in Cappadocia as one of the most well-known. Why those cities were built remains an unresolved mystery with many suggestions...
Tarsier Primates

The oldest primate skeleton discovered

According to Darwin’s theory , humans are evolved from primates (monkeys, apes etc) – or at least we are somehow related to primates. Even though the evolution theory is not flawless it makes sense...
Hidden Treasure in Pyramid

Hidden Treasure May be Hidden inside Great Pyramid

Dr Zahi Hawass, the controversial former head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities under President Mubarak’s regime, has announced that there are significant discoveries still to be made in the...
UFO entering Volcano

UFO entering Volcano in Mexico?

One of the most interesting latest videos of UFOs is the video of what appears to be an unidentified flying object (UFO) entering the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico which was recorded on May 30 by...
Mammoth Blood - Revival of Species

Could Discovery of Mammoth Blood Lead to Revival of Species?

Researchers have uncovered the carcass of a female mammoth in Russia which may include 10,000-year-old mammoth blood , paving the way for the potential to revive a remarkable species from our ancient...
Ancient Roman Concrete superior to our own

Scientists Discover that Ancient Roman Concrete was Far Superior to Our Own

Scientists studying the composition of Roman concrete , which has been submerged under the Mediterranean Sea for the last 2,000 years, have discovered that it was superior to modern-day concrete in...
Humans Ate Neanderthals

Scientists Claim it is Unlikely Humans Ate Neanderthals

The sudden disappearance of the Neanderthals, the closest living relatives of modern humans, approximately 30,000 years ago has been perplexing archaeologists for decades. Explanations range from...
Ancient Ball Player

Ancient Ball Player Statue Found in Mexico

Workers repairing an old water pipe line made a surprising discovery when they stumbled upon a 1,000 year-old granite statue representing a Mesoamerican ball player at a pre-Hispanic site at Piedra...
3,500 Year-Old Log Boats

Archaeologists Dig up Eight 3,500 Year-Old Log Boats

Eight Bronze Age log boats have been dug out of the ground from the now silted up course of the River Nene near Peterborough and are now being preserved for study and for the public to see and learn...
Mes Aynak under Chinese 'Capitalism' - Faces destruction

One of the most important archaeological discoveries faces destruction

A 5,000 years old settlement which includes an ancient Buddhist monastery, manuscripts and other treasures that was discovered in 1963 in Afganistan’s Mes Aynak and is considered one of the most...
Bronze Age Boat Replica

Reconstruction of Bronze Age boat changes archaeologists’ views

It is not often that you hear of archaeologists attempting to reconstruct the accomplishments of the past in order to explore and understand the lives of our ancient ancestors, but that is exactly...
Iraq Arch Restoration

Iraq set to Restore World’s Largest Arch

Iraqi authorities have approved the restoration of the ancient Arch of Ctesiphon , which is the world’s largest brick-built arch and the last structure remaining intact from the ancient Persian...
Infrared Telescope in search of extra-terrestrial life

Maybe we are looking for extra-terrestrials in the wrong way

For many decades our search for extra-terrestrial life has been limited to detecting intelligent radio signals that would point to the idea of advanced civilizations in outer space and if a signal...
Ancient Japanese Mask

World’s Oldest Japanese Mask Unearthed

Archaeologists have unearthed a fragment of the oldest known Japanese mask at the Daifuku archaeological site in Japan. The finding suggests possible cultural links between this area of western Japan...
Ancient Egyptians - Jewellery From Meteorites

Ancient Egyptians Crafted Jewellery From Meteorites

Scientists have discovered that an ancient Egyptian jewellery item found in a 5,000 year old tomb was carved from a meteorite. The tube-shaped iron beads were originally uncovered over a hundred...
Hanging Gardens of Babylon

The Mysterious Gardens of Babylon may not have been in Babylon at All!

According to new research, the legendary Gardens of Babylon , famous for being one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, may not have been in Babylon at all, but rather 340 miles north of that...
Ancient Roman Pill

Scientists Reveal Contents of 2,000-Year-Old Roman Pill

A team of Italian scientists have conducted a chemical analysis on some ancient Roman medicinal pills discovered in the Relitto del Pozzino, a 2000-year-old submerged shipping vessel which sank off...
Shaman Rain Making in Africa

Shaman 'Rainmaking' Center Discovered in South Africa

Archaeologists in South Africa have stumbled upon an ancient shamanic rainmaking site atop a 1,000-foot-tall hill at Ratho Kroonkop,(RKK) Zimbabwe, while investigating rock art. The shamans would...
Alien material in Crater on the Moon

Remnants of Alien Planets Found on the Moon

The Moon is a crater-pocked world. It has been continuously bombarded by meteorites throughout its existence. Because it has no atmosphere, it has no shield to protect it against incoming objects of...
Dead Sea Scrolls sold

Dead Sea Scrolls Being Sold off to Private Buyers

A family who owns pieces of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been causing uproar amongst archaeologists and academics for selling off postage stamp sized fragments of the ancient documents to private buyers...
disappearance of stromatolites

Disappearance of World’s Oldest Fossils Solved

The widespread and unusual disappearance of stromatolites , the oldest known fossils on Earth, may have been caused by the presence of single-celled organisms called foraminifera. Stromatolites (“...
Pebble Rocks, Streambed on Mars

Evidence that water was once on Mars

It was one year ago when Curiosity discovered rocks containing pebbles on the surface of Mars. But it is only now after the researchers have done a detailed analysis that they have concluded that...

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