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The Great Green Wall of Africa

Over 4,700 miles of trees being planted to hold back the desert.<p>The Great Wall of China was built over a millennium to ward off nomadic raiders. With …

Africa

Maya rituals unearthed

Deep in the untamed lowlands, we search for artifacts buried under hundreds of years of sediment. We are excavating two ancient Maya sites nestled in …

Archaeology

A second sphinx has been discovered in Egypt.

A row of sphinx sculptures lining a road that leads to the Temple of Luxor. Photo by Kora27, via Wikimedia Commons.A second sphinx—whose existence …

Ancient History

17 Famous Women in American History That Improved Your Life For the Better

The first time I remember hearing Helen Reddy’s 1972 hit "<i>I Am Woman</i>, I was on a camping trip with my Girl Scout troop. The empowering message of "I …

Black History

World's oldest cheese found in a 3,200 year old Egyptian tomb - and it comes with a killer bacteria 'curse'

The world's oldest cheese has been found in a 3,200 year-old Egyptian tomb.<p>However, it has a hidden secret - a killer bacteria.<p>The cheese was buried …

Ancient History

The Mysterious Bronze Objects That Have Baffled Archaeologists for Centuries

Of all the human species that once roamed the world, only one remains—us. Why did our primitive cousins go extinct? For <i>Homo erectus</i>, something like …

Archaeology

Mysterious Neolithic monuments and lost prehistoric villages revealed by heatwave dry spell

Two prehistoric villages are among 1,500 lost landmarks which have been discovered in Britain since the heatwave.<p>Historic England has been taking advantage of the exceptionally dry weather to send up reconnaissance planes to hunt for outlines of long-forgotten monuments, buildings and burial …

Archaeology

Ancient Ceramic Cups Reveal Oldest Direct Evidence of Beer in Mesopotamia

Archaeologists have long known beer was important in the ancient world, but mainly from writings and drawings—finding actual archaeological evidence …

Archaeology

Animal fat on ancient pottery reveals a nearly catastrophic period of human prehistory

A bit more than 8000 years ago, the world suddenly cooled, leading to much drier summers for much of the Northern Hemisphere. The impact on early …

Anthropology

Hellenistic Helmet Safety

<b>Archaeologists have discovered</b> a bronze Corinthian helmet in the burial of several fifth-century B.C. Greek warriors in southwestern Russia. This …

Archaeology

10 Incredible Ancient Technologies that were Way Ahead of their Time

We are yet to uncover so many things of the past. The ancient times were further ahead than we presume them to be. On example is the technology that …

Engineering

Heavy rains in Kenya reveal a crack that shows Africa will split into two continents

Heavy rains caused havoc in Kenya in March, collapsing hospital walls, flooding entire neighborhoods, and closing off major highways. The downpour also exposed a fault line that geologists now say is evidence that the African continent will split into two over the next tens of millions of years.<p>The …

Horn of Africa

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about Cleopatra

Cleopatra is one of the best-known women in history, famed for her supposed beauty and intellect, and her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark …

Ancient History

Early Roman 'horseshoes' dug up from Vindolanda fort ditch

<b>Early Roman "horseshoes" unearthed during an excavation at a fort near Hadrian's Wall are to go on display.</b><p>Barbara Birley, curator at Vindolanda, near Hexham, in Northumberland, said it was "incredibly rare" to find a full set of four iron hipposandals.<p>She said the hoof protectors were so well …

Archaeology

Amazing 5,000-year-old Romeo and Juliet 'lovers' found buried near haunting skeletons of two sacrificed horses pulling a chariot into the afterlife

EXTRAORDINARY photos show a 5,000-year-old "Romeo and Juliet" couple buried next to eachother in Kazakhstan.<p>Their skeletons were found in an ancient …

Archaeology

Scottish “Frankenstein” Mummies

Instances of deliberate mummification in Europe are rare, but, while performing excavations in 2001 at Cladh Hallan, a Bronze Age settlement on the …

Archaeology

Stylish 2,000-Year-Old Roman Shoe Found in a Well

When the Romans pushed their way north into the German provinces, they built (circa 90 AD) The Saalburg, a fort that protected the boundary between …

Sandals

Severe drought WAS to blame for the collapse of the Mayan civilisation 1,200 years ago: Scientists prove theory for the first time after analysing water from Mexico's Lake Chichancanab

The mysterious Mayan civilisation collapsed because of a severe drought, a study has confirmed.<p>The people dominated Central and South America …

Archaeology

The South Carolina Aristocrat Who Became a Feminist Abolitionist

Angelina Grimké’s future seemed clear the day she entered the world. Born a Southern aristocrat in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1805, she was …

Black History

10 facts about the Black Death

The Black Death of October 1347 to c1352 is one of the worst catastrophes in recorded history – a deadly plague that ravaged communities across …

World History

The Confederacy Made Its Last Stand in Brazil

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Jesse Greenspan<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>The Confederacy Made Its Last Stand in …

War

Yellowstone won't erupt anytime soon, but a debate still rages about the supervolcano

Ying Zhou teaches a Geology 101 class to students at Virginia Tech, but after peering deeply into the subterranean world beneath the Yellowstone …

Geology

One of the many Ushabti (funerary statuette), from the tomb of Tutankhamun (gilded and stuccoed wood)

One of the many Ushabti (funerary statuette), from the tomb of Tutankhamun (gilded and stuccoed wood). The King holding crook and flail and wearing ‘Pschent’, the double crown of Egypt. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

6 Things Archaeology is Telling Us About the Real Jesus – Page 7

Many archaeology finds confirm the New Testament and the very things mentioned in the Gospels. We can speak with certainty about events throughout …

Archaeology

Untouched Roman tomb uncovered by bulldozer

It is not that unusual in Europe to come across old, medieval, or even ancient archaeological sites during construction work. However, it is unusual …

Archaeology

A Jamestown Skeleton is Unearthed, but Only Time—and Science—Will Reveal His True Identity

Dead men tell no tales—but a skeleton in a church gravesite has given <i>Jamestown Rediscovery</i> archaeologists quite the story.<p>This week, <i>Rediscovery</i> …

Archaeology

Archaeologists stunned by Pictish handprint

<b>Archaeologists on the Orkney island of Rousay have uncovered the preserved handprint of a Pictish metalsmith.</b><p>They found the print on a stone anvil excavated from a substantial Iron Age settlement. It is believed to be at least 1,000 years old.<p>The site's co-director told BBC Radio Orkney she …

Archaeology

One of the 7 wonders of the world is a 10,000-year-old city hidden in the desert — and in real life, it's more incredible than you can imagine

While only one of the ancient seven wonders of the world still stands — the Pyramids of Giza — 100 million people voted in 2007 to select a New Seven Wonders of the World.<p>Among the winners: the Great Wall of China, the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil, Machu Picchu in Peru, Chichen Itza in …

Archaeology

Scientists identify ‘mummy juice’ in Egyptian sarcophagus

The unsettling red liquid pooled around three decomposed mummies found inside a 2000-year-old burial chamber in the historic port city of Alexandria …

Archaeology

Canopic jars of

Canopic jars of Horiraa with heads of the four sons of Horus (alabaster). Late/Saite Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-525 BC. Now in the Louvre.