Archaeology

Ancient Egypt: 6,000-year-old rock art discovered in necropolis shows shamanic rituals

The rock carvings are about 2,000 years older than the ancient cemetery where they were found.<p>A carving showing a hunter armed with a bow, a dancing …

Ancient History

Unraveling the Mystery of Who Lies Beneath the Cloth

Mummy No. 30007, currently residing at the American Museum of Natural History, is a showstopper. She’s known as the Gilded Lady, for good reason: Her coffin, intricately decorated with linen, a golden headdress and facial features, has an air of divinity. She’s so well preserved that she looks …

The Arts

Largest capstone unearthed in South India

<b>Hyderabad:</b> The largest capstone ever found in the country over a pre-historic Menhir Megalith burial site, has been excavated by archaeologists in …

South India

Famadihana: A Bizarre Ritual Of Dancing With Dead Bodies

<i>For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.</i><p><i>Khalil Gibran</i><p>There are diverse cultures in the world. People follow different …

Archaeologists unearth statue of Queen Tiye in Egypt's Luxor - Ancient Egypt - Heritage

A unique statue, possibly of Queen Tiye, the wife of King Amenhotep III and grandmother of King Tutankhamun, has been unearthed at her husband's …

Ancient History

Poole Swash Channel Wreck's rudder goes on show

<b>The rudder of a shipwrecked 17th Century merchant vessel which was raised from the seabed off Dorset has gone on public display.</b><p>The so-called Swash Channel Wreck was discovered in a sand and shingle bank outside Poole Harbour.<p>Its 8.4m (28ft) rudder, carved with the image of a man's face, has been …

17Th Century

A Miner Buried Underground For 17 Years Was Found Alive – You Will Not Believe How He Survived!

17 years back Dzhinjang, a territory in west China, was hit by a quake of 7.8 on the Richter scale. A mine in the region was additionally seriously …

History

Galloway Viking treasure bids weighed up

<b>An expert panel is to meet to help decide where a Viking treasure hoard discovered in southern Scotland should be permanently housed.</b><p>Both Dumfries and Galloway Council and National Museums Scotland are bidding for the artefacts.<p>The Scottish Archaeological Finds Allocation Panel is meeting to …

Scotland

Singapore-based Tang Shipwreck pieces go on display in US

NEW YORK: For the first time, pieces recovered from a shipwreck dating back to China's ninth century Tang dynasty have left Singapore's Asian …

Shipwrecks

Butchered human bones point to cannibalism in Mesolithic Spain 10,000 years ago

Humans may have eaten each other in southern Spain, during the Mesolithic era.<p>Human bones and skulls discovered in a cave in southern Spain bear …

Anthropology

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Vandals Deface Rock Art In Chad's Ennedi World Heritage Site

Last July, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization officially added part of the Ennedi Massif in the Africa nation of …

Art

Refurbished Shrine Marking Jesus' Burial Site Reopens In Jerusalem

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — A newly restored shrine at one of Christianity’s holiest site reopened Wednesday morning in Jerusalem.<p>As CBS’ Jonathan …

New York City

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Holy Sepulchre Church: Discovery at 'Jesus's tomb' in Jerusalem

The church built on the spot where tradition has it that Jesus was buried has reopened after extensive renovation work.<p>While working on a small shrine known as the Edicule, the renovation team exposed two layers of marble slabs over what is said to have been the burial chamber of Christ.<p>The slabs …

Apologetics

Ancient Naval Base for Epic Greek Battle Found

Greek archaeologists have found the ancient military harbor of the island of Salamis — the very physical space from which the largest and most …

Ancient History

Laser images used to reveal Snowdonia's ancient history

<b>Laser radar technology (LiDAR) is being used to carry out the biggest ever archaeological survey of Snowdonia.</b><p>The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments is using the images to better understand prehistoric and Roman field boundaries and settlements.<p>They are surveying an area of 500 sq …

Ancient History

How the Huns influenced Romans at the frontiers of the Empire 1,500 years ago

Roman settlers nay have borrowed subsistence strategies from nomadic groups.<p>In historical sources, mentions of the Huns often evoke scenes of terror …

Anthropology

These 7 Trails In North Carolina Will Lead You To Extraordinary Ancient Ruins

Located in Sylva and hiding in the mountains of Jackson County, Judaculla Rock is beyond mysterious with petroglyphs dating back some 3,000 years. …

Ancient History

Roman skeletons unearthed at Pontefract building site

<b>More than 30 Roman skeletons have been unearthed on the site of a new housing estate in West Yorkshire.</b><p>The skeletons were found alongside pottery, jewellery and building remains during an archaeological dig at the site in Pontefract.<p>Most of the graves have now been excavated and the remains will be …

History

Ancient Legend Is Now Proven True: Sunken Treasure Of Gold And Silver Found

<b>AncientPages.com –</b> According to a centuries-old legend, a great treasure belonging to the leader of a Chinese peasants uprising was lying at the …

Ancient History

Napta Playa - Egypt's Stonehenge And Its Ancient Astronomical Alignments

<b>Thalia Lightbringer – MessageToEagle.com</b> – Many people gather every year to celebrate the spring equinox at Stonehenge, but did you know there is …

Ancient History

Ötzi Is The World's Oldest Wet Mummy

Trekking the Ötztal Alps in September of 1991, two hikers stumbled upon a gruesome discovery: the head and bare shoulders of a dead man sticking out …

Ancient History

Has Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra's grave been discovered?

Loading....<p>Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra lived about 900 years ago during the Golden Age of Spain. He is known as one of the greatest Bible commentators and …

Israel

Archaeologists Have Found Evidence of Cannibalism in Spain 10,000 Years Ago

Ancient feast or funeral?<p>Times were tough in Stone Age Europe, so it's not surprising that every now and then we find ancient <i>Homo sapiens</i> bones …

Anthropology

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An unexpected discovery was made a few weeks ago in an archaeological excavation of the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted in the vicinity of …

Military History

The world's largest underground chamber

The largest cave in the world<p>It is called Miao Room and is located in the subsoil of a mountain chain in southern China. It was discovered by a team …

Ancient History

Crimean Bridge Construction Site Reveals More Treasures From Ancient Greece

The head of Russia’s Academy of Sciences under water unit, Sergei Olkhovsky, announced on Wednesday that part of an ancient Greek terra-cotta statue …

Ancient History

Spanish Archaeologists Discover Unopened 4000-Year-Old Tomb in Aswan

Archival photo: An inside look of a discovered tomb in Egypt’s Aswan.More discoveries are revealed week after week in Egypt reaching the Spanish …

Ancient History

Israel finds hundreds of bottles of alcohol left behind by British soldiers during First World War

Israeli archaeologists digging near the city of Ramla are used to uncovering flint tools and Palaeolithic remains.<p>But when they began excavating land that is about to be used for a new motorway they made a significantly less dry discovery.<p>Hundreds of bottles of gin, wine, beer and other alcohols …

World War I