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Masuda No Iwafune - Japan Asuka

The mysterious monoliths of Asuka Nara and the Rock Ship of Masuda

The village of Asuka is located in the Takaichi District of the Nara Prefecture in Japan. Asuka is an ancient land with historical interest. It has its origins in the Tumulus Period (250-552 AD),...
Four New Kingdom rock-hewn tombs discovered in Egypt - Elephantine Island

Four New Kingdom rock-hewn tombs discovered in Egypt

The Ministry of Antiquities in Egypt has announced the discovery of four rock-hewn tombs on Elephantine Island in Aswan, Egypt, which date to the New Kingdom period (16 th – 11 th century BC). The...
Underground cities of Cappadocia

The incredible rock houses and underground cities of Cappadocia

The region of Cappadocia in central Turkey is home to one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world – deep valleys and soaring rock formations dotted with homes, chapels, tombs, temples and...
Bamiyan Buddhas

World Heritage Committee halts reconstruction of ancient Bamiyan Buddhas

The World Heritage Committee (WHC) has halted the reconstruction of the magnificent Bamiyan Buddhas , which were obliterated by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001 despite wide-spread campaigns to...
Egypt Khemitology

The Hidden History Of Egypt: Khemitology

Egypt is currently in the news, and not for the most pleasant of reasons. Political disturbances are being felt in isolated pockets of the country, yet are clearly overblown by western media, and...
Indonesia Cave

Record of ancient tsunamis found in Indonesia cave

A limestone cave discovered in Sumatra, near the source of the deadly tsunami that hit Indonesia on 26 th December, 2004, contains the footprints of past ancient tsunamis dating back 7,500 years. The...
Gutemala Stone Head

The Stone Head of Guatemala that History Wants to Forget

Over half a century ago, deep in the jungles of Guatemala, a gigantic stone head was uncovered. The face had fine features, thin lips and large nose and its face was directed up at the sky. Unusually...
Brazil Ancient Rock

Researchers studying pigs in Brazil stumble upon ancient rock art that had never been seen before

While tracking pig-like animals called peccaries in Brazil’s forests, a group of researchers inadvertently stumbled upon an incredible display of ancient rock art that had never been seen before. The...
Costa Rica Spheres

Giant Stone Spheres of Costa Rica

Many will be familiar with the opening scene of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” where a giant stone sphere nearly crushes Indiana Jones to death. While everyone recognises the movie as a work of fiction,...
Giant Footprints in India

Giant Footprints in Rock Evidence of Ancient People from the Sky?

In August 2013, in Piska Nagri village, on the outskirts of Ranchi City in Jharkahnd State, geologist Nitish Priyadarshi analysed a set of large footprints that, according to local legend, may...

The Oldest Rock Art in North America

A set of petroglyphs in western Nevada dated in August 2013 to between 10,500 and 14,800 years old, are the oldest rock art ever found in North America, tracing back to a time in which it is believed...
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6,000 Year-Old Rock Art Discovered in Tennessee

According to a new report published in the journal Antiquity, the oldest collection of prehistoric rock and cave art has been discovered in Alabama, providing new insights into ancient Native...
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...
Brazilian Atlantis Seabed Rock

Sunken Land in Brazil brings up speculations about Atlantis

We are all familiar with the legend of Atlantis, the mythical continent that Plato mentions in one of his writings. The topic has raised huge debate amongst historians and archaeologists about...
Ancient Artwork - Risk

Is our ancient artwork at risk?

After carefully researching and studying the physical footings and the condition of Bronze and Neolithic rock art panes in Northumberland, researchers have come to the conclusion that our ancient art...
Lalibela Rock hewn Church of St George

The Incredible Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

In the heart of Ethiopia is situated one of its holiest towns, known as Lalibela , where a group of eleven monolithic rock-hewn churches stand. They are the biggest monolithic temples in the world,...

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