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  1. Roman Empire sponsored road found in Jerusalem

    It is not only in our Era that Governments commission the building of roads in their countries. Large roads are important not only for creating safe passages for people but vital for expanding the commercial abilities of a country and promoting growth. Apparently this is something that the Roman Empire was well versed in.

    johnblack - 30/06/2013 - 07:46

  2. Cadbury’s Chocolate Blasted For Sponsoring Archaeological Vandalism

    In 1985, Cadbury chocolatiers encouraged the British public to trespass and dig on protected archaeological sites in an advertising campaign known as the ‘Creme Egg Scandal’ which caused a number of complaints from landowners leading to the contest being called off. And now, they’ve done it again!

    ashley cowie - 19/03/2019 - 22:04

  3. Archaeologists Discover a Huge Stash of Medieval Coins in Hungary

    Ongoing excavations at a rural spot near the village of Újlengyel in central Hungary recently struck gold, both figuratively and literally. Archaeologists armed with powerful metal detectors found a buried treasure of approximately seven thousand silver and four medieval gold coins in Hungary, hidden centuries ago by unknown individuals.

    Nathan Falde - 13/01/2021 - 13:27

  4. Modern Humans' Advanced Weapons Outclassed the Neanderthals

    A team of Japanese and Italian researchers, sponsored by Tohoku University, have proven evidence of mechanically delivered projectile weapons in Europe dating to 45,000 - 40,000 years ago -- more than 20,000 years sooner than previously thought.

    ancient-origins - 01/10/2019 - 02:05

  5. The Birkebeiners and a Heroic Mountain Rescue that Helped Unify Medieval Norway

    The rebels were so poor that their shoes were made of birch. The wealthier, better-established party derided the upstarts in state-sponsored propaganda, labeling them ‘birkebeiners’ after their birch bark shoes and gaiters. Yet what this rabble lacked in protective winter wear, they made up for in heart.  Against all the odds, the Birkebeiner party would not only seize power but also snatch their king from the very jaws of death and lead the Kingdom of Norway to its golden age.

    Kerry Sullivan - 19/09/2017 - 19:07

  6. Queen Isabella of Castile: Drama, Inquisition, and Exploration

    ... had successfully convinced Isabella and Ferdinand to sponsor his voyage of discovery. This would later lead to ...

    dhwty - 12/11/2019 - 18:01

  7. Colchester Vase is First Proof of Gladiator Tournaments in Roman Britain

    ... gesture known as ‘missio’. This appeal is made to the sponsor of the games, who holds the power to decide whether the fighter lives or dies. The sponsor indicates their decision by turning their thumb up or ...

    Gary Manners - 06/03/2023 - 21:53

  8. Zheng He: Famous Chinese Explorer Who Added Wealth and Power to the Ming Dynasty

    Zheng He (also known as Cheng Ho) is one of the most famous admirals in Chinese history, and is best known for his treasure voyages. These voyages served to project the power and the wealth of the Ming Dynasty to the known world and were sponsored by the Ming emperor, Yongle, himself. Yet, due to the way that the Yongle Emperor came to power, it has been speculated that the treasure voyages were commissioned with a more sinister goal in mind.

    dhwty - 28/12/2015 - 03:36

  9. Catering to Trade: Hospitality in the Ancient Iranian Site of Godin Tepe

    Once a lively outpost on the early Mesopotamian trade route, Godin Tepe now sits in ruins in Iran. Controversial archaeological excavations in the 1960s and 70s highlighted some of the rich cultural elements of this ancient site. Evidence of beer and wine-making, along with a well-fortified settlement, suggest that weary traders would have found Godin Tepe a pleasant place to rest their heads while on long journeys with their wares.

    dhwty - 24/12/2016 - 00:47

  10. Scientists to map out vast ancient Chinese city of Loulan

    A team of Chinese scientists have plans to undertake a five year, government sponsored project to fully map out the kingdom of Loulan, and to solve the mystery of its sudden abandonment, according to a news report in English China News Service. Loulan was an ancient city based around an important oasis city along the Silk Road on the north-eastern edge of the Lop Desert, and is well-known as the location of the Tarim mummies.

    aprilholloway - 18/06/2014 - 23:30

  11. Temples of Palenque Reveal Story of Lady Cormorant and Her Three Sons, The Triad Gods

    In the mountain rain forest of Chiapas, México, sits the ruins of Palenque, considered the most beautiful ancient Maya city. Silhouetted against a backdrop of natural hills and valleys, the elegant pyramids and palace offer fine Maya bas-relief carvings of high-grade limestone and stucco. Palenque's artists created a unique style of flowing, cursive hieroglyphs and realistic, graceful portraits. Orange-red pigment was applied to buildings, while figures and symbols were painted in bright contrasting colors. 

    lennie - 16/10/2017 - 18:48

  12. Impressive Roman Glass Shipwreck Found Near Corsica

    A joint mission organized by underwater archaeologists from Italy and France was recently deployed to the site of the Capo Corso 2 shipwreck, which was first spotted in 2012 and is located at a depth of 1,150 feet (350) meters near the coast of Corsica to the south of France.

    Nathan Falde - 25/07/2023 - 22:49

  13. Astonishing Scale of Ancient Maya Metropolis Revealed by Laser Scans

    ... University of Calgary press release , her employer and the sponsor of the Bajo Laberinto initiative at Calakmul. “All ...

    Nathan Falde - 29/10/2022 - 14:50

  14. Diggers Find England’s Oldest Prayer Beads on Lindisfarne Holy Island!

    Archaeologists exploring Lindisfarne, an island known for its rich religious history - including the first Viking invasion - have recovered the oldest prayer beads ever found in England.

    Nathan Falde - 29/06/2022 - 22:59

  15. What Really Lies Hidden in the Vatican Secret Archives?

    Mystery and intrigue are inherent to the Holy See. People will always wonder what religious authorities are conspiring to behind closed doors, what treasures lie within the vaults of the Vatican. Despite claims that the Pope has evidence of extraterrestrials and demons tucked away in his catacombs, the truth of the secret archives is much more realistic. Because of this, it is also much more interesting.

    Kerry Sullivan - 14/07/2021 - 01:55

  16. Russian Billionaire Continues the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

    It hasn’t been widely publicized, but the most extensive search for extraterrestrial intelligence ever undertaken has been up and running for more than four years.

    Nathan Falde - 04/07/2019 - 14:15

  17. Ancient Origins of the Moon: Was it Once Part of Earth?

    The origin of the Moon has been a subject of research for many years and theories about its creation abound. Hypotheses vary from non-scientific proposals, such as that the Moon is a spaceship, to the currently favored idea that it was formed more than 4.5 billion years ago from a dense cloud of debris created when another planet struck the Earth in its early stages of development.

    Nathan Falde - 14/06/2019 - 11:03

  18. Reconstruction Brings Sutton Hoo ‘Ghost’ Ship Back to Life

    Researchers in Britain are working to recreate a ship from over 1,300 years ago. They are reconstructing the famous ship that was discovered in the Sutton Hoo burial in England by using a 3-D model of the vessel.

    Ed Whelan - 11/12/2019 - 20:33

  19. Artifacts Seized from Conquistadors by Chickasaw People in 16th Century Uncovered

    A team of archaeologists digging at the Stark Farms Native American site in east central Mississippi have found more than 80 metal artifacts that were not manufactured by the Chickasaw people who once lived there.

    Nathan Falde - 05/07/2021 - 14:59

  20. The Columbus Myth – Part 2

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    The First Voyage of Christopher Columbus

    afaram - 04/08/2014 - 23:13