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Paleontology is the study of the history of life on Earth as based on fossils. Fossils are the remains of plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and …

Fossils

Polished Skull Caps Unearthed at Marsh Creek Site

DAVIS, CALIFORNIA—Extra skulls were found buried in eight of the graves at the 3,000-year-old Marsh Creek site in central California, along with …

Archaeology

Archaeologists Found an Egyptian Coin with an Alien Head Inscribed

Humanity has always been fascinated with the stars, but not everything is so great about them. Thousands of people believe that there may be …

Archaeology

This Photo Does Not Show A Guy Who Died While Masturbating During The Volcanic Eruption At Pompeii

This viral tweet from @PersianRose1 claims to show a man who died while masturbating during the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year …

Social Media

Egyptian archaeologists reveal contents of mysterious giant sarcophagus in Alexandria

Egyptian archaeologists have opened a mysterious 30-ton black sarcophagus to find the skeletons of what are thought to be three ancient warriors floating in red sewage water.<p>The world has been transfixed by the unopened 2,000-year-old sarcophagus since it was discovered in Alexandria several weeks …

Archaeology

Everything we know about human evolution may be wrong

The idea goes that modern Homo sapiens — that’s us — evolved as an isolated community in Africa some 500,000 years ago. We then upped tools and …

30,000-Year-Old Hidden Writing system Discovered at Sacsayhuamán

<b>According to a researcher, there is a 30,000-Year-Old ‘hidden’ writing system at the megalithic site of Sacsayhuamán.</b><p>According to a thought-provoking …

Rock Art Discovered in Egypt’s Eastern Desert

CAIRO, EGYPT—According to an <i>Associated Press</i> report, rock art panels and extensive flint-working areas have been discovered in Egypt’s Eastern Desert …

Ancient Native American King's House Rediscovered in Florida

Known from Spanish records, the once-lost structure belonged to Caalus, ruler of an indigenous people famous for resisting colonial missionaries.<p>In February 1566, Caalus sat on his throne and watched a procession of strange men march toward his house.<p>The Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Aviles had …

Ancient Mayan Artifacts: Massive Underwater Caves Reveal Staggering History

Archaeologists exploring the word’s biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of …

At Vidarbha, archaeologists unearth capital town of rulers who built Ajanta caves

Since ancient times, the place has been of great significance to the dynasty that ruled during 250-550 CE. It is the same dynasty that built the …

Westminster Abbey’s Hidden History

<b>Westminster Abbey is</b> one of the most famous buildings in Christendom. It has stood witness to signal events, serving as the site of English …

The Clever Way the Easter Island Statues Got Hats

It sounds like a riddle: How did the moai, the giant stone carvings on Easter Island, get their hats?<p>In fact, it’s a legitimate conundrum. Somehow, …

Can You Solve America’s Most Mysterious Ciphers And Claim a $60 Million Treasure?

For over two centuries, treasure hunters, computer scientists and even the US military have been trying to crack a set of three ciphers and reveal …

Hidden writing in ancient desert monastery manuscripts

<b>For a monk who lives in the Sinai desert in Egypt, in the world's oldest working monastery, Father Justin replies to emails very speedily.</b><p>It should come as no surprise: the Greek Orthodox monk is in charge of hauling the library at St Catherine's into the 21st Century.<p>This ancient collection of …

Globalization

Einstein's Crude, Racist Travel Diaries Have Been Published in English

Albert Einstein, the most important physicist of the modern era and a man who famously attacked American racist ideologies, wrote down detailed, …

Archaeologists Have Discovered The 2,000-Year-Old Lost Illyrian City Of Bassania

Bassania was written about by Livy and was most likely destroyed by Octavian Augustus around the 1st century AD.<p>Archaeologists recently made the …

Discovery Of Pre-Iron Age Chariot In UP Points To A Warrior Class In The ‘Peaceful Harappans’

The chariot belonged to the time period of 2600 to 1900 BCE

Maharashtra to document oral history, folk lores around forts

For the first time, the Maharashtra State Gazetteers directorate is planning to crowdsource information and data to record oral history and folklores …

In South America, Researchers Work to Save a Disappearing History of Movement

Teams of scientists are hurriedly attempting to save ancient sites that could provide insights into how people moved across Mesoamerica—before they …

An Incredible Massive Temple Inside Five Sri Lankan Caves That Houses 153 Golden Buddha Statues

Great Big Story visited the five ancient caves of the Dambulla Temple Complex that are known for housing 153 golden Buddha statues of all shapes and …

Inside the Delhi Golf Club is a wealth of monuments that is anything but par for the course

Historian Rana Safvi takes readers on the guide to the forgotten old cities of Delhi through remaining monuments from the past.<p>The Delhi Golf Club is …

This Marine Archeologist Saves Underwater History With Digital Tools

Delia Ni Chiobhain Enqvist creates 3-D models of submerged archaeological sites for the future.<p>What would a <i>Real-Life Lara Croft</i> series be without a …

Skeletons found at 10th century Rajasthan excavation site sent for dating

Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) More than three human skeletons, without any ornaments or antiquarian remains, were found recently in the ongoing excavation …

Feature: Pakistan in efforts to rejuvenate Taxila, one of most important archaeological sites in Asia - Xinhua

Photo taken on May 10, 2018 shows the site of Mohra Muradu in Taxila, 30 kilometers northwest of Pakistan's capital Islamabad. Taxila attracts …

Lost sunken cities of the ancient world — evidence of cataclysmic events, thousands of years ago?

<b>To date, we have only have explored around 5% of the ocean (source). But despite this fact, all around the planet, we have found evidence of</b> …

Unprecedented: 7,000-Year-Old Submerged Archaeological Site Found Off The Coast Of Florida

<b>“This will forever transform the way we approach offshore archaeology.”</b><p>An ancestral burial site belonging to native America culture has been found …

The Pyramids Used To Look NOTHING Like They Look Today

Years of weather damage and plundering have made the exteriors of the Egyptian pyramids look like dusty, crumbling relics, possibly because that's …

12,000 Years Ago, A Mysterious Culture Built The First Temple On Earth

Located 2,500 feet above sea level at the top of a mountain ridge in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, some 15 kilometers (9 mi) northeast …

Comparing artifacts of 'India and the World' brings out unexpected & united purpose

<b>The book compares the ways in which world cultures found solutions to similar societal needs which were aesthetically varied but united by a common</b> …