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13th century head reveals medieval science was more advanced than we thought

<b>New analysis of the oldest-known preserved human dissection in Europe has revealed that its preparation was surprisingly advanced.</b><p>Radiocarbon dating …

Did King David's United Monarchy exist? Naked mole rats uncover monumental evidence

Subscribers are entitled, at any time, to inform Haaretz-IHT of their desire to cancel their subscription by leaving a clear telephone message on …

Asian Ancestors Detected in DNA Study in Mexico

IRAPUATO, MEXICO—According to a report in <i>Science Magazine</i>, population geneticist Juan Esteban Rodríguez and his advisor, Andrés Moreno-Estrada, of …

Tomb raiders in China discover 16,000-year-old human skull and thousands of other artifacts

A team of archaeologists in China have unearthed a 16,000-year-old human skull after three years of investigation.<p>The skull was found alongside tens …

William Dalrymple traces the East India Company’s takeover of Hindustan

In the 1760s, the young, charismatic son of the recently assassinated Mughal emperor, Alamgir II, made a decision that would completely transform India’s fate. Determined to restore his dynasty’s glory, Ali Gauhar, known as Shah Alam II, went to war with the British East India Company (EIC).<p>But the …

India

This Medieval Italian Man Replaced His Amputated Hand With a Weapon

Badass.<p>Archaeologists have found a fascinating puzzle in the shape of a man's remains dating back to medieval Italy. It looks like this guy went …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

What 7 ancient iconic buildings looked like during their glory days

1/<p>The Parthenon in Athens, Greece, was constructed in the 5th century BCE.<p>Standing tall on the hill of the Acropolis, Athens' ancient citadel, the …

Why Palaeolithic man avoided the Western Ghats, and other discoveries by an accidental archaeologist

In a new documentary, a filmmaker explores the life of Robert Foote, the father of Indian prehistory.<p>Nearly 160 years ago, a 24-year-old English …

Human Tooth Hints at Early Migration Out of Africa

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—Kira Westaway of Macquarie University and her colleagues have found evidence of the presence of <i>Homo sapiens</i> on the Indonesian …

2,000-year-old stone workshop discovered near where Jesus turned water into wine

There are few worse prospects for the hostess of a Jewish wedding than running out of drinks. Empathizing with such a predicament as a guest at a …

Mosaics in 'Pompeii of the East' reveal moment of destruction that crushed a city 1,200 years ago

Mosaics in the city of Jerash lie where they were left more than 1,200 years ago when the settlement was abandoned. A devastating earthquake struck …

Archaeologists discover evidence of a vanished civilisation from 1300s

Archaeologists may have discovered evidence of an ancient civilisation that disappeared from a corner of the southwestern US over seven centuries ago.<p>…

A Lost Roman City Has Been Discovered in Southern France

For the first time in over a thousand years, archeologists have laid eyes on the ancient Roman town of Ucetia, which is decked out with some …

Archaeology

Wen and Wu

King Wen of Zhou<p>Kings Wen (the Literary or Cultivated) and his son Wu (the Martial) are the founders of the Zhou (Chou) dynasty, c. 1122–256 b.c.e. …

Ancient Roman Wars: First Illyria Albania War 230-228 BC

Although it was a short, limited conflict, the First Illyria Albania War (<i>230-228 BC</i>) is noteworthy as the first time the Roman Republic sent its …

Ancient bones and new technology reveal the face of medieval poverty

Imagine you died today and your well-preserved skeleton was dug up by archaeologists in about 800 years.<p>Let's assume these futuristic detectives could discern enough concrete information from your remains to piece together a rough portrait of your existence, one that would raise as many questions …

Archaeology

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

At these parks, you'll get scenery and experiences you won't find anywhere else.<p>Last year, former National Geographic travel photographer, Jonathan …

5 Incredible Adventure Travel Destinations You've Never Heard Of

5 Incredible Adventure Travel Destinations You’ve Never Heard Of<p>by Curtis Fease - Get free updates of new posts here<p>To some of us, every trip away …

Is this ancient shoe the Roman's version of the Adidas Predator football boot? See for yourself

It may not be evidence that they booted a football around Hadrian’s Wall 1,800 years ago but a new find does suggest that good design never goes out …

Tutankhamun: how ITV's follow up to Victoria has already courted controversy

The reign of <i>Victoria</i> is over for now and, as many of those that had to follow Downton Abbey discovered, the lot of any series launching in the wake of a period smash is often an unhappy one. Might ITV’s <i>Tutankhamun</i>, created by Guy Burt (writer of The Bletchley Circle), provide the channel with …

The reason people were afraid of cats during the Middle Ages

Felines, despite having a good amount of domestic responsibilities, have not always been well regarded<p>Almost everyone likes cats. The videos of …

Medieval

An ancient world concealed underground

An impressive underground network of tunnels and caves, curiously filled with vintage cars and forgotten World War II relics, lay forgotten under the ancient city of Naples.<p>In cities as old as Naples, residents have become used to unearthing classical Roman treasures, antiquated cisterns and other …

Italy

Ancient tablet discovered in western Turkey shows the most extensive lease contract

Turkish archaeologists have discovered an ancient tablet in İzmir's Seferihisar district, in which the ancient Greek city of Teos was located.<p>The …

Ancient Roman, Ottoman coins found in ruined Japanese castle

Scientists have discovered a bunch of ancient Roman and Ottoman coins from the ruins of an old castle in Japan, a finding which could help better …

Ancient Mystery Of Upton Chamber Cave In Massachusetts: One Of The Largest Ancient Man-Made Structures In New England | Ancient Pages

Share this:<p><b>Ellen Lloyd - AncientPages.com -</b> In New England we find about 800 ancient stone chambers of different and size and shape. Who built them …

1,000-year-old Viking sword unearthed by Icelandic goose hunters

A well-preserved Viking sword thought to be over 1,000-years-old has been unexpectedly unearthed by a group of men on a goose hunting trip in Iceland.<p>…

DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague

<b>DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind London's Great Plague.</b><p>The plague of 1665-1666 was the last major outbreak of bubonic plague in Britain, killing nearly a quarter of London's population.<p>It's taken a year to confirm initial findings from a suspected …

Ancient Greek grave 'for Alexander the Great's friend Hephaestion'

Opulent underground monument in northern Greece was for Hephaestion, closest friend and general of Alexander the Great, archaeologist claims<p>An opulent underground monument in northern Greece that caused a stir when excavated last year may have been a symbolic grave - but not the final resting place …