Archaeology

Teotihuacan

The Mayan city in today's Mexico has mysterious origins.<p>It was massive, one of the first great cities of the Western Hemisphere. And its origins are a mystery.<p>It was built by hand more than a thousand years before the swooping arrival of the Nahuatl-speaking Aztec in central Mexico. But it was the …

The 'Scorpion King' is real — here's what this explorer found in his tomb

The Scorpion King wasn't just a big screen action hero played by The Rock, he was an Egyptian king. Patrick McGovern, the author of "Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-Created," reveals what he found when he entered the king's tomb. Following is a complete transcript of the video.<p><i>You want to focus</i> …

Ancient History

Perfectly Preserved Bodies and Artifacts of the Eurasian Nomads of Turpan

The Yanghai Tombs (also spelled Yang-Hai) are located in the desert Turpan Basin of Shanshan County, Turpan District, in the Xinjiang Autonomous …

Anthropology

The Skeletons of Waldsassen Basilica

Skeletons dressed in extravagant 18th century royal costumes cavort in the aisles of this German basilica<p>In the Waldsassen Basilica in Waldsassen, …

Creative Commons

Cyprus uses high-tech tools to speed search for its missing

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — With glue gun in hand, Turkish Cypriot anthropologist Sinem Hossoz meticulously pieces together tiny fragments — the pulverized skull of a child, one of the youngest victims of conflict on ethnically divided Cyprus.<p>Paul-Henri Arni, the U.N.-appointed member to the Committee …

Recovered Nazi artifacts in Argentina might be fake

The mysterious trove of Nazi artifacts found earlier this week in Argentina could be fake, according to a leading World War II and Nazi artifact …

Adolf Hitler

10,000 medieval pottery finds at Newport Memorial Hall

<b>Archaeologists have found 10,000 pieces of medieval pottery at a site in Pembrokeshire.</b><p>Work to conserve the kiln at Newport Memorial Hall has unearthed what could be a second kiln, and the pieces of pots and jugs, some glazed.<p>Some have the potter's thumb print, from men who worked at the site more …

Pottery

Unknown Ancient Historical Tourist Destinations in India

These Historical Monuments are the only wealth of Indian tourism along with other World Heritage Sites and Nature tourism places like wild parks and …

Travel

Top 20 Buddhist Stupas in India

The word ‘Stupa’ is said to have been derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Stu’ meaning ‘to worship’ or ‘to praise’. The Stupa developed as the nucleus of …

India

Forensic Dogs Enlisted in Search for Amelia Earhart's Bones

A search party set sail for a remote Pacific island this weekend to look for clues about the fate of Amelia Earhart.<p>The American aviation pioneer …

Aviation

Scotland's carved Pictish stones re-imagined in colour

<b>Archaeologists have been uncovering ornately decorated Pictish stones across northern Scotland for many years.</b><p>For many, the sculptures' mysterious carvings of animals and symbols are impressive as they are.<p>But some scholars suggest their ancient creators may also have painted the stones, bringing …

Scotland

Explore Ancient British Isles Hill Forts with a New Online Atlas

The countryside of the British Isles is dotted with hill forts, earthworks usually on top of hills that were used in the first millennium B.C. by …

British Isles

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<b>CANADA:</b> Excavations on Triquet Island off the British Columbian coast may affirm the generations-old oral histories of the Heiltsuk Nation. Their …

History

The lost 'Eighth Wonder of the World' may have been found after 131 years

Back in the 1800s, New Zealand played host to a natural wonder that was a global attraction. Tourists from the United Kingdom, Europe and America …

Ancient Islamic city found under town where locals spoke of 'giants'

A dig in eastern Ethiopia has discovered an ancient Islamic city, the first evidence that the country had been well connected to the Gulf, Egypt and …

The Cairns Day Ten 2017

We have reached the end of week two on site, and I thought I’d give a summarised round-up of what we have been doing recently.<p><b>It’s been a great week</b> …

How an electrician’s visit led to the discovery of Toronto’s oldest home

The owner of a small house in east-end Toronto just wanted some electrical work done. But the visit led to the discovery that he lived in the city's …

Canadian News

Preserved Medieval Sword Pulled Out Of Polish Bog

A construction worker recently stumbled across an incredibly well-preserved 600-year-old sword in a Polish swamp.<p>Don’t you hate it when you drop your …

Cool Stuff

EXCHANGE: Illinois State students dig out 13th century town

Pieces of animal bones, stone tools, ceramics and other artifacts being unearthed on a farm in rural area south of Bloomington are providing clues to …

Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England's skin

<b>Hill figures, emblazoned like scar tissue across England's undulating landscape, hark back to times when gods were honoured and appeased by grand gestures.</b><p>Although horses - and some well-endowed giants - are perhaps the most well-known hill figures there are also some more unusual creatures and …

History

Exploring the Great Cultures of Early Civilization

Archaeologists study humans and human behaviors. The data they produce helps us understand the past, present, and future. The time lines they study …

Anthropology

Blog Archive » Vomitorium, small horse hoof found at Colchester Roman circus

A three-week excavation on the site of the Roman circus in Colchester, southeast England, has unearthed the remains of one of the circus’ passageways …

Scientists Recreate Ancient Bitumen-Lined Water Bottles

DAVIS, CALIFORNIA—<i>Gizmodo</i> reports that as early as 5,000 years ago, people living in California’s Channel Islands waterproofed baskets with bitumen …

This Illinois museum is quite cultured: BTN LiveBIG

<b>B1G Museums</b><p>The 14 universities of the Big Ten Conference are home to some of the finest museums, special collections and libraries in the nation. …

University of Illinois

Underground city found in Turkey

<b>Published on</b> June 23rd, 2017 | <i>by admin</i><p>0<p>He noted that they discovered a church and different structures on the surface of the mountain around the …

History

Bill Wyman: Ex-Rolling Stones bassist puts 'treasure' on display

<b>A Roman lock and a 17th Century seal discovered by former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman have gone on display.</b><p>Metal detecting enthusiast Wyman, who quit the band in 1993, found several of the items within the grounds of his Suffolk manor house.<p>He has loaned them to the Moyse's Hall Museum in …

The Rolling Stones

Masada

This daunting 1st century fortress was the site of one of the most dramatic revolts of the Jewish-Roman wars.<p>Soldiers being inducted into the Israeli …

Culture

Finds Spotlight

Our archaeologists have used surface X-ray fluorescence analysis (pXRF) to discover that the flask is made from a leaded bronze which would have had …

Live Science

Apache Pass<p>Throughout history, natural features such as mountain ranges, broad rivers and even desert lands have not only been barriers to human …

Cool Stuff

Unexpected Viking toilet discovery leads to controversy

It could be the oldest privy in Denmark, or just a pile of crap.<p>Archaeologists excavating at an ancient Viking settlement in southeast Denmark …