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Early Humans Hunting Spears

Early humans and the evolution of hunting skills

It is very common to take things for granted, however if we get into the habit asking ourselves the question ‘Why’ to things that we think we know, we will probably realize that we do not have the...
Ancient New Zealanders

Archaeologists Reveal Details about Lifestyle of First New Zealanders

A new study published in the international journal, PLOS ONE, has revealed new information about the diet, lifestyles and movements of the very first New Zealanders by analysing their bones and teeth...
Life in Venus Clouds

Could Alien Life Exist in Venus' Mysterious Clouds?

Most people, when they think of the planet Venus, conjure up images of a hot and steaming planet surrounded by highly acidic clouds that would extinguish or prevent any life from ever existing there...
Ancient Water on Earth

Scientists discover 3 billion year-old ancient water on Earth

A British and Canadian team of scientists have discovered ancient pockets of water , which may have been cut off from the surface three billion years ago. The similarity between the geography of the...
Minoans not Egyptians

New Study Reveals that Mysterious Minoans Were not Egyptian

A new study published in the Journal of Nature Communications has revealed that the founders of the first advanced European civilization were European and not Egyptian as previously believed. The...
Apollo Temple unearthed

Lost Temple of Apollo Unearthed by Archaeologists

On a remote island near the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria lies Apollonia Pontica , an ancient Greek colony that was buried over 2000 years ago. Excavation work being carried out by a team of...
The Lost City of Gold

Have Scientists Finally Discovered the Lost City of Gold?

For more than 500 years, explorers, scientists and researchers have been hunting for the legendary City of Gold , which according to ancient myth, is a buried metropolis full of gold and relics. Now...
Ancient Maya Pyramid destroyed

Builders destroy 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid to make new road

A 100 foot Mayan pyramid in the Nomul complex in Belize has been destroyed by ignorant builders who have used the 2,300 year old ancient structure for road fill. However, distraught archaeologists...
In Search for New Planets - Kepler NASA

More Spacecrafts in Search for Alien Planets

NASA's Kepler observatory has, to date, detected more than 2,700 potential planets that could harbour life since it launched in March 2009, revolutionizing scientists’ understanding of worlds beyond...
Biblical Myths

Are biblical stories just retellings of ancient mythological accounts?

It has long been suggested that stories in the Bible are retellings of far more ancient accounts. For example, Wood (2003) has drawn attention to the fact that there are remarkable similarities...
New method for finding planets

New Method of Finding Planets Scores Its First Discovery

A number of significant advancements in the search for habitable planets have been reported over the last 6 months, and with every research project conducted, we are one step closer to discovering...
Ancient Fossil - Human Origins

Ancient Fossil Discovery May Reveal Important Clues on Human Origins

A new study conducted by an international team of researchers from the US, Italy and Spain could shed new light on the earliest existence of human beings. The study, published this week by the...
Elephant Tomb in Spain- Mithras Temple

Elephant Tomb Discovered in Spain May Have Been a Temple to the God Mithras

The Elephant's Tomb in Seville, Spain, so named because of an elephant-shaped statue found inside , may have been used to worship the God Mithras, archaeologists say. The tomb is located in the Roman...
Israel Ancient Quarry - Jerusalem

Ancient Quarry Uncovered in Jerusalem

A massive quarry , along with workers tools and a 2,000 year-old key, have been uncovered at an excavation site in the Ramat Shlomo Quarter, Jerusalem, prior to the paving of a highway, the Israel...
Byzantine Mosaic

Extraordinary Byzantine Mosaic Unearthed in Israel

A spectacular and huge mosaic dating back to the Byzantine Period (4 th to 6 th Century AD) has been uncovered in Kibbutz Bet Qama, at an excavation site located on an ancient road that ran north...
Space Graveyard

Hubble Discovers a Graveyard of Planets

The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the rocky remains of planetary material scattered amongst the atmospheres of two white dwarfs in the Hyades star cluster. This suggests that these two stars...
Britain's Atlantis

Further into the secrets of ‘Britain’s Atlantis’

It was one year ago when a sunken underwater world was found by divers and a team of researchers of the University of St Andrews in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is a huge land that used to connect Britain...
Origins of Human Language

Unravelling the Origins of Human Language

Linguists have long sought to understand the origins of human language by tracing back the history of words through the ages. Now a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...
Bacteria caused Justinian Plague

Justinian Plague probably caused by a bacteria - unknown how it appeared

Justinian was one of the most powerful emperors of Byzantine. His goal was to restore the power of the Roman Empire and for that reason started a series of military campaigns to reclaim land that was...
Why such Huge Monuments

Why did our Ancient Ancestors Build Such Huge Monuments?

More than 10,000 years ago, in the ancient city of Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, nomadic people worked endlessly in the construction of huge stone temples. This was long before cities or even substantial...
Stuning NASA Mars photos

Spectacular New Photos of Mars Released

A stunning series of new photos of the surface of Mars have been released by the team of scientists responsible for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera (HiRISE) aboard the Mars...
Peru Pyramid Allignment - Astronomy

New Discovery Reveals Ancient Peruvians were Expert Astronomers

Archaeologists have discovered a new pyramid in southern Peru at Cerro del Gentil which would have aligned perfectly with two stone lines and the setting of the sun during the winter solstice...
The Gabriel Revelation

The Scroll of the Revelation of Gabriel and a new type of ‘Messiah’

One of the most important ancient texts that was found related to Christianity/Judaism (after the Dead Sea Scrolls) is the artefact called ‘Gabriel’s Revelation’ at the Israel Museum. The first...
Earth and Moon Water Source

The Earth and Moon had the same water source

There have been many theories about how the Moon was formed. There is the Capture Theory supporting the idea that Moon was formed somewhere else and later was captured by the gravitational forces of...

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