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  1. Ingenious Abandoned Jungle City of Guayabo de Turrialba in Costa Rica

    ... no written records . One of the most significant sites in Costa Rica is Guayabo de Turrialba. This mysterious city in the jungle was declared a ...

    Ed Whelan - 10/07/2019 - 01:54

  2. Giant Stone Spheres of Costa Rica

    ... While clearing the jungle for banana plantations in 1940 in Costa Rica's Diquis Delta region, employees of the United Fruit Company uncovered ...

    aprilholloway - 12/09/2013 - 23:09

  3. Controversy Surrounds Artifacts on Azores Islands: Evidence of Advanced Ancient Seafarers?

    ... or structures of more modern origin. However, Antonieta Costa, a post-doctoral student at the University of Porto in Portugal, remained ... antiquity and even in prehistory.  Earlier this month, Costa had a meeting with the regional secretary of education and culture for ...

    ancient-origins - 17/10/2016 - 22:01

  4. Was This Giant Stone Sphere Crafted by an Advanced Civilization of the Past or the Forces of Nature?

    ... the heaviest stone ball in the World - surpassing those in Costa Rica (35 tons) and Mexico (40 tons). Taking measurements of the ...

    Alicia McDermott - 12/04/2016 - 21:52

  5. Skeptics Washed Away As Lost Civilization Is Finally Identified By Puerto Rican Figures

    ... Ingenious Abandoned Jungle City of Guayabo de Turrialba in Costa Rica El Yunque view from Yokahu Tower on a clear day, mountain ...

    ashley cowie - 16/07/2019 - 18:35

  6. The Lost Knowledge of the Ancients: Were Humans the First?

    ... Africa be more remote? The Giant Stone Spheres of Costa Rica The Mysterious Civilization of the Olmecs The ...

    Sam Bostrom - 11/08/2017 - 19:04

  7. Lost Tribes and Promised Lands: The Origins of American Racism

    An utterly revelatory work. Unprecedented in scope, detail, and ambition.

    In Lost Tribes and Promised Lands, celebrated historian and cultural critic Ronald Sanders offers a compelling and ideology-shattering history of racial prejudice and myth as shaped by political, religious, and economic forces from the 14th Century to the present day. Written with clear-eyed vigor, Sanders draws on a broad history of art, psychology, politics, and religion to inform his striking and soundly-reasoned assertions.

    ancient-origins - 04/05/2019 - 02:05

  8. David Hatcher Childress

    David Hatcher Childress, known as the real-life Indiana Jones to the many fans of his books, is a captivating speaker and the author or coauthor of over 20 books. He has traveled the world several times over, seeking adventure and the answers to the mysteries of mankind’s past.

    ancient-origins - 05/02/2013 - 01:13

  9. Hundreds of Intriguing Artifacts Unearthed at Ancient ‘White City’ Ruins in Honduras

    ... a ceremonial metate. This one is from the Nicoya culture of Costa Rica, 300 – 700 AD. ( public domain ) “Some of the metate ...

    aprilholloway - 11/02/2016 - 00:52

  10. New Discoveries at Ancient ‘White City’ Ruins in Honduras May Shed Light on Mysterious Civilization

    ... a ceremonial metate. This one is from the Nicoya culture of Costa Rica, 300 – 700 AD. ( public domain ) “One of the metates is ...

    aprilholloway - 14/01/2016 - 14:53

  11. Rhodes in Spain? The Tempestuous History of the Strategic Coastal City of Roses

    ... 1999. Rough Guides, Chris Lloyd, The Rough Guide to Costa Brava, 2002. Greeks in Spain, available at: ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 07/05/2017 - 22:56

  12. Captivating Great Treasure of Lima

    ... and is situated some 342 miles (550 km) off the coast of Costa Rica, with an area of approximately 9.21 2 miles (23.85 km 2 ). An ...

    ashley cowie - 21/03/2018 - 14:08

  13. Matching Myth and Genetics: Revealing the Origins of the Inca Through Modern DNA

    The Inca people arrived at Cusco valley and in a few centuries built the Tawantinsuyu, the largest empire in the Americas. The Tawantinsuyu was the cultural climax of 6,000 years of Central Andes civilizations overlapping modern countries of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, the South of Colombia and the North of Argentina and Chile.

    ancient-origins - 12/04/2018 - 14:02

  14. The Real History Behind Game of Thrones (Part one)

    Game of Thrones is a series of fantasy books by acclaimed author George R.R. Martin and a highly popular television show on HBO.  It is a world unto its own, but like other popular fantasy series, such as Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, it also has a fictional history that stretches back in time. From its beginnings to the most current episode, the storyline, characters and places share key similarities with real events and locations that have occurred in our world history.

    Bryan Hill - 04/08/2015 - 21:22

  15. Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Statue Survives Despite Lightning Strikes

    ... that was held was won by local engineer Heitor da Silva Costa (1873-1941), although his original concept is very different from the present-day sculpture. Da Silva Costa traveled to Paris, the center of the art-world, to secure the service of ...

    Ed Whelan - 30/06/2019 - 01:46

  16. Megalithic Origins: Göbekli Tepe and Ancient Peru - The Same Architects?

    ... from Gobekli Tepe. Top right: Statue at San Jose Museum, Costa Rica. Bottom: Culpa tower at Cutimbo, Peru. The Rosetta Stone of South ...

    Hugh Newman - 13/07/2017 - 14:05

  17. Dances with Snakes: The Real Reason for the Hopi Snake Dance

    For thousands of years the Hopi tribe of northern Arizona has performed a secretive, sacred ceremony that embodies the manifold and richly evocative archetypal nature of the serpent. In modern times the so-called Snake Dance (Tsu’tiki or Tsu’tiva) has gained notoriety, partly because its participants put live snakes in their mouths and wrap them around their necks. The species, both venomous and non-venomous, might include garter snakes, gopher snakes, bull snakes, sidewinders, and even rattlesnakes.

    Gary A. David - 09/04/2018 - 18:49

  18. The Practice of Shrunken Heads

    ... Stone figurine of a warrior holding a trophy head, from Costa Rica, AD 1000-1500. ( CC0 )​ Top image: Digital painting of a ...

    aprilholloway - 08/09/2015 - 21:54

  19. Are the Reclusive Shihuh People of Musandam the Original Arabians?

    ... are the Shihuh, the ‘hill people’. According to Paolo Costa, former head of Oman's Department of Antiquities, the Shihuh are a mystery. “They are a most extraordinary people,” says Costa. “Ethnically, we don't know who they are. There is speculation that ...

    David Millar - 31/10/2015 - 13:23

  20. Ten Archaeological Enigmas from Across the Globe

    ... their most precious treasures. The Giant Spheres of Costa Rica Many will be familiar with the opening scene of “Raiders of ...

    aprilholloway - 09/06/2014 - 04:22