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Archeological site in Zaña built before Moche sanctuaries

Photo: ANDINA<p>Photo: ANDINA<p>Photo: ANDINA<p>Photo: ANDINA<p>12:49.<p>Lima, May. 19. A small temple has been found in Cerro Mata Indio, a mountain located in the …

Archaeology

Pachacamac

Pachacamac, located on the coast of Peru and 32 km south of Lima, was an important sacred site, oracle, and place of burial, which was visited by …

Ancient History

Researchers find first evidence of sub-Saharan Africa glassmaking

Scholars from Rice University, University College London and the Field Museum have found the first direct evidence that glass was produced in …

Archaeology

Rock-Hewn Tombs Uncovered in Northern Egypt

NEW ALAMEIN CITY, EGYPT—According to a report in <i>Ahram Online</i>, a first- or second-century tomb containing several burial cavities has been discovered …

Archaeology

Zvartnots Cathedral

The ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral are located on a flat plain within the Ararat Plateau between the cities of Yerevan and Etchmiadzin in Armenia’s …

Ancient History

The True Story of Semiramis, Legendary Queen of Babylon

The only woman ever to have ruled the mighty Assyrian Empire, Semiramis titillated writers and painters from the Roman period to the 19th century.<p>PUBLISHED<p>Female rulers in ancient Mesopotamia were rare. But those who did rule made their mark on history. In the Neo-Assyrian regime of the ninth …

Ancient History

Pottery Shard Shows Early Humans In Europe Were More Connected Than Archaeologists Thought

A newly discovered shard of pottery from the Neolithic era found at an archaeological site in modern-day Spain appears, for the first time, to link …

Archaeology

A Monumental Find

<b>A monumental rock-cut chamber tomb</b> has been excavated in central Greece near the ancient city of Orchomenos, the most important regional center …

Archaeology

DNA Analysis Reveals Mummies’ Familial Relationship

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND—According to a <i>Science News</i> report, a study of mitochondrial and Y-chromosome DNA obtained from two ancient Egyptian mummies known …

DNA

Political and Cultural Relations between Norway and England after the Conquest

<b>Political and Cultural Relations between Norway and England after the Conquest</b><p>By Bjorn Bandlien<p>Paper given at <i>The Thirteenth International Saga</i> …

Archaeology

Constantine IV

Constantine IV ruled as emperor of the Byzantine empire from 668 to 685 CE. His reign is best remembered today for the five-year Arab siege of …

Ancient History

After 950 Years, the Bayeux Tapestry Is Set to Be Displayed in Britain

LONDON — The Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th-century treasure showing the tale of how William the Conqueror came to invade England in 1066, is set to be displayed in Britain after France agreed it could leave the country for the first time in 950 years, French officials said Wednesday.<p>President Emmanuel …

British History

‘Mythconceptions’ – 10 things from history everyone gets wrong

This week we were told that rats didn’t spread the plague and the Aztecs weren’t wiped out by smallpox. From Harold II’s arrow in the eye to the first men in the sky – what other ‘facts’ are historically suspect?<p>You wait years for a historical theory to be debunked and then three come around at …

Genghis Khan

Cities and settlements of the Hittites - Map - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

The Hittites were an ancient civilisation of Anatolian people centered in Hattusa who established an empire around 1600BCE. The empire reached its …

Archaeology

Norway’s Stone Age Houses Studied

TRONDHEIM, NORWAY—Silje Fretheim of Norwegian University of Science and Technology analyzed the excavation of 150 well-preserved Stone Age dwellings …

Archaeology

The Roman period main harbour of Ancient Corinth Discovered

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1700-Year-Old Musical Instrument Found, and It Still Works

The mouth harp was recently discovered in the Altai Mountains region of Russia and still makes music after well over a millennia.<p>An ancient mouth harp discovered in Russia delighted archaeologists when they confirmed that it could still make a sound.<p>The instrument was one of five mouth harps …

Archaeology

Smartify, a Shazam for Art, Lets You Use Your Phone to Scan, Identify & Learn About Major Works of Art

Not so long ago, art museums were known as temples of quiet contemplation, despite daily invasions by raucous school groups.<p>Now, the onus is on the …

Museums

Ramses II stelae uncovered at San Al-Hagar site - Ancient Egypt - Heritage

During work carried out at San Al-Hagar archaeological site in Sharqiya governorate with a view to develop the site into an open-air museum, …

Egypt

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs

Within five years, 15 million people – 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic named ‘cocoliztli’, meaning pestilence<p>In 1545 disaster struck Mexico’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally …

Public Health

Archaeologists discover 13th century castle in Galway

Archaeologists have discovered what's believed to be part of the oldest known stone building in Galway city, dating from the early thirteenth century.<p>…

Archaeology

The Economics of Organizing 9th Century Viking raids

<b>The Economics of Organizing 9th Century Viking raids</b><p>By Mary Valante<p>Paper given at the <i>Fourth Annual Appalachian Spring Conference in World History and</i> …

Archaeology

Unique Viking runes discovered in Denmark

<i>Runologist and senior researcher Lisbeth Imer takes a closer look at the newly discovered runes. (Video: Kristian Højgaard Nielsen)</i><p>A comb with a …

Archaeology

Dogs Their Collars in Ancient Mesopotamia

Among the many contributions to world culture credited to Mesopotamia is an object so familiar to people in the modern world that few pause to …

Ancient History

How did Christianity come to England?

The official story as recorded in Bede is that the Pope sent Saint Augustine to England in 597 to convert the pagans. However I went to a very …

Archaeology

Council accused of keeping 300 grave cemetery find 'hush hush'

<b>A large pre-Christian cemetery containing about 300 graves, along with evidence of a "horse burial", has been unearthed in a village in Somerset.</b><p>The "important and complex" site was discovered at Yatton last year during works to develop the land for housing.<p>But North Somerset Council has been …

Archaeology

Lucky find gives archeologists glimpse into early hunting technology in Yukon

Copper end blade, found in 2016, was recently dated at 936 years old<p>Yukon archeologist Greg Hare says it was just luck that led him in 2016 to find a …

Archaeology

Database of Scotland's ancient rock art to be created

<b>A digital database of Scotland's Neolithic and early Bronze Age rock art is to be created.</b><p>About 6,000 rocks are known in Britain to have ancient cup and ring carvings. More than 2,000 of the sites are found in Scotland.<p>Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has been awarded £807,000 by the Arts and …

Prehistory

Why the Hammer Museum's new free digital archives are a game changer

Museum archives are historically places that draw only the most dedicated researchers to poke through boxes of files, trays of objects and piles of ephemera generated by exhibitions. But the Hammer Museum is aiming to change the way museum archives are accessed and organized.<p>The Hammer, with the …

Glimpses of early Christian splendour in Constantinople - Medieval manuscripts blog

For over one thousand years Constantinople (now Istanbul) was a byword for awe-inspiring splendour. Named after the Emperor Constantine the Great (r. …

Theology