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  1. 7.2 million-Year-Old Pre-Human Fossil Suggests Mankind Arose in Europe NOT Africa

    A new analysis of two 7.2 million-year-old fossils belonging to a hominin species nicknamed “El Graeco” from Mediterranean Europe, suggests that mankind emerged in Europe and not in Africa. The new study could reshape history, since it openly challenges the “out of Africa theory.”

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 23/05/2017 - 18:48

  2. Jayavarman II: Self-Proclaimed God-King of the Khmer Empire

    ... It is likely that this Jayavarman is the same person as the man who founded the Khmer Empire. According to these sources, the future ...

    dhwty - 30/04/2016 - 14:50

  3. Humans and Neanderthals Branched off 600,000 years ago Due to an Incompatible Y Chromosome

    ... conceived between a Homo sapien woman and a Neanderthal man would have resulted in miscarriage, an article in New Scientist says. ...

    Mark Miller - 08/04/2016 - 21:51

  4. A Shining Example of Roman Craftsmanship: Unveiling the Superb Berthouville Treasure

    A remarkable silver treasure discovered in France in 1830 is one of the most impressive collections of extremely well-preserved Roman artifacts. Even though almost two centuries have passed since it was found, researchers are still trying to find the answers to the secrets hidden within this fantastic hoard.

    Natalia Klimczak - 27/11/2016 - 21:49

  5. Andreas Vesalius: The Medieval Physician Who Loved Dissecting Humans

    Andreas Vesalius was a physician and anatomist who lived during the 16th century AD. Up until this point of time, the standard authority on anatomy was the work of Galen, a 2nd / 3rd century Greek physician and surgeon in the Roman Empire. But Galen’s religious beliefs preventing him from cutting open a deceased human being. However, Vesalius did not share the same beliefs and his willingness to dissect humans marked the start of a new phase in the study of human anatomy.

    dhwty - 03/10/2016 - 00:54

  6. The enigma of the Roman dodecahedra

    ... from: The Roman Pentagon Dodecahedron: An ...

    Federico Cataldo - 27/11/2014 - 12:28

  7. A very interesting Interview with William Bramley

    William Bramley, author of one of the most popular books on ancient astronaut theory, Gods of Eden, has given an exclusive interview for the readers of Ancient-Origins. In this interview he provides some insight as to why extra-terrestrials would wish to be involved with humans and what their plans may be.

    ancient-origins - 27/03/2013 - 17:04

  8. The Truth Behind the Christ Myth: Ancient Origins of the Often Used Legend – Part I

    ... that this universal legend actually began with the Green Man, the Son of a virgin Goddess who was born, died, and finally resurrected ... Let us begin when it was the life story of the ancient Green Man and work forward to the time of the Christian Son of God.  The Ancient ...

    MarkPinkham - 20/06/2016 - 03:34

  9. Manikarnika Ghat and the Role of Cremation in Traditional Indian Funerary Rites

    ... they have no need to be purified by fire. Tollund Man – the preserved face from Prehistoric Denmark and the tale of ritual ...

    Gisele Santos - 30/10/2015 - 02:43

  10. Bizarre 12,000-Year-Old Burial Rituals of Shaman Woman Revealed

    ... for the people who enacted it. Prehistoric man in Israel held ritual meals to honour the dead Giant mortars may ...

    ancient-origins - 05/07/2016 - 21:47

  11. Facial Reconstruction Brings People Face-to-Face With Their Ancient Ancestors

    ... ) Next, in terms of age, is the face of a Cro-Magnon man, a group of homo-sapiens who succeeded the Neanderthals in Europe. This ... than many modern North Africans. Cro-Magnon man at the Reconstruction Exhibition. ( Royal Pavilion & Museums; Brighton ...

    Ed Whelan - 30/01/2019 - 23:01

  12. Boudicca, the Celtic Queen that unleashed fury on the Romans – Part 2

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    Queen Boudicca had every reason to hate the Romans – by 60 AD, the lands of the Iceni clan of Britain had been captured, her people had been killed or taken as slaves, she was publicly beaten and her daughters raped – but Boudicca, the Celtic warrior queen, would eventually leave the Romans quaking in their boots, at least for a time.  

    aprilholloway - 13/09/2014 - 00:11

  13. Eve was Created from Adam’s Rib, but What About the Other Women? Where did the First Women of Ancient Creation Come From?

    ... Genesis 2:7 is the first verse that tells us about the first man. It tells how God formed a man from the dust and blew the breath of life into him. The man was then placed ...

    MartiniF - 11/09/2017 - 15:26

  14. Mungo Man Returns Home: There is Still Much He Can Teach Us About Ancient Australia

    The remains of the first known Australian, Mungo Man, today begin their return to the Willandra area of New South Wales, where ... The remains of the first known Australian, Mungo Man, today begin their return to the Willandra area of New South Wales, where ...

    ancient-origins - 19/11/2017 - 01:52

  15. The Romance of the Three Kingdoms - A Well-Loved Chinese Classic

    ... were warlords. Whilst Dong Zhuo became the most powerful man in China for a brief period of time, his tyrannous reign came to an end ...

    dhwty - 19/05/2018 - 22:56

  16. Genetic ‘Adam and Eve’: All Humans are Descendants of One Man and Woman Who Lived Over 100,000 Years Ago

    ... myth of the Abrahamic religions, Adam and Eve were the first man and woman and the ancestors of all humans. While non-believers refute the ... revealed that all humans alive today are descendants of one man and one woman who may have lived at the same time over 100,000 years ago. ...

    aprilholloway - 29/07/2017 - 22:37

  17. Why the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film Should Concern Scholars of Human Origins

    ... text, “Bones of Contention", the stories of the Piltdown Man and the Taung Child were meaningful because they demonstrated that ... Cooke in 1915 showing scientists involved in the Piltdown man case: F. O. Barlow, G. Elliot Smith, Charles Dawson, Arthur Smith ...

    William Munns - 23/11/2017 - 13:56

  18. What Was the Significance of The Capitoline Triad to the Roman Pantheon?

    The Capitoline Triad was a trio of gods worshiped by the ancient Romans. This trio consisted of a male deity – Jupiter, the supreme god of the Roman pantheon and head of the triad, and two female ones – Juno his consort and Minerva his daughter. The Capitoline Triad occupied an important place in the public religion of Rome, and temples dedicated to them were built in various parts of the Roman world.

    dhwty - 16/01/2019 - 19:00

  19. Roman Tombs Found in Egyptian Oasis Reflect Cultural Blending Evident in Burial Practices

    If they stayed almost any length of time, the ancient Romans left a cultural mark on the place they visited, conquered, and/or had extensive trade with. One way this makes itself known in Egypt is in funerary practices. The cultural mix can be seen in two Roman era tombs which have been found at the Beir Al-Shaghala archaeological site in the Dakhla Oasis.

    Alicia McDermott - 17/01/2019 - 13:54

  20. Valuable Volubilis: The Best-Preserved Roman Ruins in Morocco

    It was time for the harvest and the inhabitants of Volubilis were busy in their fields. This was the prime moment for a local tribe to attack the rich administrative center. As the Roman soldier saw them creep closer to the city, he sighed. This wasn’t the first time Volubilis was attacked, and he supposed it would not be the last… He wondered: why was this site so important to Rome?

    dhwty - 03/01/2018 - 01:59