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Viking Runes at Hagia Sophia

A small etching on the white marble parapet was written in runic script by a Viking mercenary.<p>On a balmy Thracian Sunday some 1,100 years ago, during …

5,000-Year-Old Version of a Toy Car Found in Archeological Dig in Turkey

It's not Hot Wheels or Matchbox. In fact, it predates those by several millennia.<p>Anadolu Agency / YouTube<p>Many gearheads grew up playing with toy …

Storm Ophelia unearths ancient skeleton with skin still attached after waves batter Irish coast

Storm Ophelia has unearthed an ancient skeleton with parts of its skin still intact after waves battered a walkway on the west coast of Ireland.<p>The …

Archaeology

The Spectacular Stories Behind 7 Ancient Lost Landmarks

Architecture has been historically deployed as a tool to construct and concretize legacies. Whereas only a few built edifices have left a large …

21 of the world's eeriest ghost towns

Ancient Rock Engraving Of The Lyre Of Orpheus Is Discovered Inside Bulgarian Rock Cavern

An engraving of a lyre on a rock inside a cavern in Bulgaria has been found, which is believed to depict the famous instrument of Orpheus, who was …

Ancient Greek city of Ephesus in Ionia to be reunited with Aegean Sea

The ancient city of Ephesus, an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, located in the western province of İzmir (Smyrna), is set to once again …

Stunning 5,000-year-old toy chariot found in tomb at ancient Turkish city where Moses may have lived

Items discovered inside tomb at Sogmatar following months of excavations.<p>Archaeologists say they have discovered a 5,000-year-old toy chariot and …

‘Allah’ Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes

ENKOPING, Sweden — The discovery of Arabic characters that spell “Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes in boat graves in Sweden has raised questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia.<p>The grave where the costumes were found belonged to a woman dressed in silk burial clothes and was …

Archaeology

DNA Evidence Shows Some Viking Warriors May Have Been Women

For decades, the Viking story went something like this: during the 10th century, big, muscled Norse men wearing horned helmets raided and pillaged …

What did neolithic workers eat after a hard day at Stonehenge? Sweet pork and rich cheese

Britons’ Stone Age ancestors possessed some unexpected talents, scientists have discovered. On top of their prowess in constructing great monoliths such as Stonehenge, they were also adept at staging first-rate parties.<p>Roast sweetened pork consumed with a range of rich dairy products including …

Nutrition

Parts of a Ramses II temple uncovered in Giza's Abusir - Ancient Egypt - Heritage

Parts of a temple to King Ramses II (1213-1279 BC), along with reliefs of solar deities, have been uncovered by an Egyptian-Czech mission during …

White Supremacists Flustered by Viking Discovery

The archaeological identification of stylized Arabic text for God (Allah) and Ali (the prophet Muhammad’s cousin and son-in-law) in burial garments …