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  1. Super Strong Woman Found in Lower Central America’s Earliest Human Burial

    Nicaragua is a country which is not associated with many archaeological finds, unlike other nations in Central America. However, recently archaeologists in the country have found the oldest human burial ever unearthed in the region. They discovered a grave containing the almost complete remains of a mystery woman who lived approximately 4,000 years ago. The find could revolutionize the history of the area.

    Ed Whelan - 04/01/2019 - 18:57

  2. Acta Diurna: The Telegraph of Ancient Rome, Bringing You All the Latest Gladiator Combat News

    ‘Roman emperor conquers new lands!’ ‘Five new ways to use your fish paste.’ ‘When do the stars say you will marry?’ ‘

    dhwty - 23/12/2017 - 13:58

  3. The Helmet That Shows Celtic Warriors Helped the Roman Army Conquer Briton

    In 2010, there was a very important find at an old Iron Age shrine in England. It included coins and other items from both the Iron Age and the Roman era. Among the discoveries was a remarkable 2,000-year old Roman cavalry helmet. Having been re-examined some 10 years after is first discovery, some believe that the helmet throws an interesting new light on the nature of early relations between Britons and Rome and the development of Roman auxiliary forces.

    Ed Whelan - 07/01/2019 - 22:58

  4. Baboon Sounds May Hold the Key to Understanding the Formation of Human Language

    A new study proposes that baboon grunts and barks might have more in common with human speech than most people believe. Researchers have noted that these monkeys routinely produce five of the distinct vowel sounds found in human languages. Their findings may help in the struggle to discover just how human speech developed.

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 13/01/2017 - 03:44

  5. The Eye-opening Epitaph of Allia Potestas and her Perugian Ménage à Trois

    ... after all, he was sharing Allia’s bed with another man. This is very far removed from the ideal Roman matron, the univira (a one-man woman), according to Roman Civilization: Selected Readings. Volume II: ...

    ancient-origins - 25/07/2018 - 23:05

  6. The Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple: Secret Cellars Create the Richest Hindu Temple in India

    Of all the Hindu temples in India, the wealthiest by far is the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. According to Guinness World Records, this temple replaced the Tirupati Temple (also in India) as the richest Hindu temple in the world in 2011 due to the discovery of secret cellars containing a vast treasure of gold, silver and precious stones.

    dhwty - 30/07/2018 - 21:17

  7. The Ramanathaswamy Temple and its Infinite Corridors

    The Ramanathaswamy Temple is regarded as one of the holiest Hindu temples in India. This sacred site is located on Rameswaram Island, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu between mainland India and Sri Lanka. The Ramanathaswamy Temple, which is dedicated to the god Shiva, is notable for a variety of reasons, including its outer set of corridors, which are reputed to be the longest of their kind in the world.

    dhwty - 24/02/2018 - 13:55

  8. Top 10 Human Origins Discoveries in 2015

    ... in northern Israel may be the earliest evidence of modern man meeting and mating with Neanderthals found to date. The partial skull ...

    ancient-origins - 28/12/2015 - 14:51

  9. Raiders of Hispania: Unravelling the Secrets of the Suebi

    ... from Scandinavia in the above manner. Osterby Man Still Has a Great Hairdo Nearly 2,000 Years On! What Did Ancient ... The Suebian knot was also considered the mark of a free man. Osterby Man with hair tied in a Suebian Knot. At Archäologisches Landesmuseum. ( CC ...

    Caleb Strom - 28/12/2018 - 18:49

  10. Caractacus: The Powerful Celtic King Who Defied Rome

    ... to be put to death.  “ There was curiosity to see the man who for so many years had spurned our power ” writes Tacticus.  ... the remainder of his time in Rome, presumably as a free man.  There is no account of what happened to him afterwards and no record ...

    Bryan Hill - 04/05/2015 - 21:18

  11. Manannan Mac Lir: God of the Sea and Guardian of the Afterlife

    ... Manannán is also a popular character on the Isle of Man and a similar version of him is widespread in Wales. This prevalent ... and adoption of a god is not uncommon, however the Isle of Man is named for Manannán while the Welsh version of him, Manawydan fab Llŷr, ...

    Riley Winters - 08/03/2019 - 02:19

  12. Artificial Intelligence Has Identified Previously Undetected Hominid in the Human Family Tree

    ... than 40,000 years ago in Eurasia. Neanderthal man. ( ginettigino / Adobe) Now, investigators of the Institute of ...

    ancient-origins - 18/01/2019 - 18:35

  13. Archaeologists unearth 2,000-year-old Roman Legion outpost that controlled Jewish uprisings

    Rome had its hands full in Palestine in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD with two Jewish uprisings against Roman rule. The establishment of a Roman Legion outpost in the Galilee may have prevented the 2nd century revolt from spreading to the north. That Roman camp, the only one of its kind known in the eastern Roman Empire, is now under excavation.

    Mark Miller - 09/07/2015 - 14:24

  14. Are Humans Just Self-Domesticated Apes?

    ... factors, however, appears to be that the first animal that man domesticated was man himself. Humans over time became more cooperative allowing them to ...

    Caleb Strom - 07/04/2017 - 23:05

  15. Beautiful, Decorative, and Sometimes Crude: Illuminated Manuscripts and Marginalia

    Illuminated manuscripts are manuscripts that are covered with painted ornaments presented under several forms. These documents are perhaps most commonly associated with the European Middle Ages. Nevertheless, the concept of, and the techniques used for, the production of the illuminations were introduced at a much earlier period of time. In addition, there are a few surviving manuscripts from the Late Antique period which have illuminations in them.

    dhwty - 21/12/2015 - 02:53

  16. The Battle of Carrhae: A crushing defeat of the unstoppable Roman juggernaut by the Parthian Empire

    ... who was a member of the First Triumvirate and the wealthiest man in Rome. He, like many before him, had been enticed by the prospect of ...

    Cam Rea - 09/06/2016 - 15:56

  17. Who Said Ancient People Had it Tough? Luxury Homes and Underfloor Heating Were a Part of Life in the Roman Province of Britannia

    Archaeologists have uncovered a fantastic Roman mosaic and evidence of good living over 1,500 years ago in Leicester city centre in a home with underfloor heating.

    ancient-origins - 04/02/2017 - 02:03

  18. 104,000-Year-Old Tooth of Mysterious Hominin Child Raises Questions About Human Evolution

    By Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg / Science Advances

    A relative of modern humans that lived at least 104,000 years ago in northern China showed evidence of dental growth and development very similar to that of people today, a new study found.

    ancient-origins - 17/01/2019 - 22:51

  19. A Serendipitous Skull Discovery in Ethiopia: Is This the Oldest Known Modern Man?

    ... 2003) Top Image: Depiction of what the ancient 'Herto Man' may have looked like. His skull dates to 160,000 years ago. ( ... Michael D., and Andrea Dorfman. "The 160,000-Year-Old Man."  Time . Time Inc., 16 June 2003. Web. ... Skull Discovery in Ethiopia: Is This the Oldest Known Modern Man? ...

    ancient-origins - 15/04/2017 - 23:12

  20. A Peek into The Paranormal Activity at Haunted Castles in Romania

    ... The ghost city of Bhangarh and the curse of the Holy Man One night, locals saw Iulia Hasdeu as a full-body apparition. She ...

    valdar - 09/02/2016 - 14:45