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Huge Timber Monument in England Has Been Found to Predate Stonehenge by 800 Years

But what's the story?<p>Thanks to modern radiocarbon dating techniques, archaeologists have managed to pin down the age of a huge timber monument close …

Archaeology

Strange Archaeological Site Near Historic Eton College Is Medieval Grave

Students at the prestigious and historic British boys’ boarding school Eton College may have unknowingly been worshiping a medieval grave and using …

Aliens didn't send this 40-year-old signal from space

Forty years ago, the Ohio State University Radio Observatory detected a mysterious signal deep in outer space, located in the Sagittarius constellation. Many have pointed to this, which came to be known as the "Wow!" Signal, as evidence that we are not alone in the universe. That is, until …

Universe

Ancient Aztec temple and ball court uncovered in Mexico City

Archaeologists have uncovered the remnants of a Aztec temple and ceremonial ball court in the heart of Mexico City, according to media reports.<p>According to Reuters, the discoveries were made on a side street behind a Roman Catholic cathedral off the Zocalo plaza. Included in the discovery was the …

Bizarre Cluster of Stars Helps Scientists Study the Ancient Galaxy

The stars in Terzan 5 differ in age by some 7 billion years, and the cluster could provide an unparalleled look at the conditions of the early Milky Way.<p>This globular cluster just got interesting.<p>Terzan 5 is a spherical collection of several million stars that orbits the center of the galaxy as a …

Archaeologists uncover life of luxury in 2,000-year-old priestly quarters of Jerusalem

Archaeologists excavating in the heart of ancient Jerusalem have begun to uncover the neighborhood that housed the elite 2,000 years ago – most …

Archaeology

Archaeologists discover secret tunnel in ruins of Hittite capital

Archaeologists working on excavations in the capital of the former Hittite Empire in Alacahöyük, Turkey, have discovered a secret 2,300-year-old …

Sport and Spectacle

<b>In the Greco-Roman world</b>, racehorses were potent symbols used by both individuals and the state to express power, encourage civic pride, and …

Ancient History

The Fierce, Forgotten Library Wars of the Ancient World

One of the reasons we have ancient Greek literature at all was the competition between the kings of the Greek Empire. After Alexander the Great …

British History, Roman Britain, What the Romans did for us

Roman Britain<p><i>What the Romans did for us</i><p>Long before Julius Caesar invaded Britain the Romans had traded with these islands: Welsh gold and Cornish tin …

The 12 Washington, DC parks you should visit

Looking for the best free things to do in DC? How about a day spent at the most well regarded Washington, DC parks? Grab a to-go meal at one of the …

How ancient solar storms etched 'secret clocks' in tree rings

Astronomers and archaeologists seldom work alongside one another — when scientists study the stars they're exploring the future, while ancient …

Chinese archaeologists claim to have found Buddha's skull

Archaeologists in China believe that they have found a portion of the skull of Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, contained in a stone chest beneath a …

Archaeology

Religious tattoos on female mummy suggest women had an important spiritual function

The tattoos represent wadjet eyes, lotus flowers, monkeys and cows.<p>Mysterious tattoos on a 3,000-year-old female mummy have triggered new …

The 22 Most Beautiful Places In The World

All of the Greek islands are undeniably beautiful, but head to the hillside town of Oia for some of the best views of the bright blue Aegean …

Human Ancestors Used to be Snacks For Ice Age Predators

Humans have been fighting each other for thousands of years, but our ancestors had to worry about all sorts of savage killers. As an ancient, heavily …

Adventure Photo of the Week

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Byzantine mosaics of the Great Palace to be restored

11/26/2015 08:00:00 PM<p>Multiple 1,500-year-old mosaics discovered on the floors of the Byzantine Empire's Great Palace of Constantinople in 1932 will …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World 2017

Pinpointing all of the most beautiful places in the world could take a lifetime, but we think that these 50 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list. This piece was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.<p>Cliffs of …

10 Things We Learned from the Discovery of King Tut Exhibition

No Egyptian Pharaoh has fascinated modern people like Tutankhamun, the Boy King, whose tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Fifty objects …

Archaeology

Farmer Discovers Priceless Trove of Ancient Roman Coins While Removing a Molehill

A cache of over 4,000 silver and bronze coins dating back to ancient Rome has been discovered by a Swiss farmer. Buried some 1,700 years ago, it’s …

Jumanji? Mysterious board game found in China, not played for 1,500 years

Chinese archeologists have discovered a strange board game in a massive ancient tomb that’s been looted for centuries. But it looks like the thieves …

"Best of the World" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>Best of the World<p>Published <b>Oct 10, 2015</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>15 Contributors</b><p><b>15 photos</b> selected by<p><i>Editor in Chief, National Geographic Traveler Magazine</i><p><i>Acting Design Director, Traveler Magazine</i><p><i>Acting Director of Photography, Traveler Magazine</i><p>View Slideshow<p><b>Editors'</b> …

How Many of These 51 Spiritual Awakening Symptoms do YOU Have?

<b>1. Changing sleep patterns: restlessness, hot feet, waking up two or three times a night.</b><p>Feeling tired after you wake up and sleepy off and on during …

Spirituality

Ancient Board Game Found in Looted China Tomb

Pieces from a mysterious board game that hasn't been played for 1,500 years were discovered in a heavily looted 2,300-year-old tomb near Qingzhou …

Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) as a clinical case of depression

In this article I would like to reconstruct the Siddhartha Gautama’s (historical Buddha) life and experience from the perspective of the development …

Researchers Discover Lost Island Where Athenians and Spartans Once Battled

A group of scientists, led by researchers at the German Archaeology Institute, have discovered a lost island in the Aegean Sea. The site of a major …