Archaeology

Ancient Poop Contains First Evidence of Parasites Described by Hippocrates

The long-held mystery of Hippocrates and the parasitic worms has finally been solved, and it’s all thanks to a few samples of ancient …

Culture

New underwater discoveries in Greece reveal ancient Roman engineering

Underwater excavations at Lechaion, the ancient harbour of Corinth, provide insight into engineering by the Roman Empire<p>New archaeological excavations at the ancient port of Corinth have uncovered evidence of large-scale Roman engineering. Named Lechaion, the port was one of a pair that connected …

History

10 Unravelled Secrets Of The Mayan Civilization

The Maya are perhaps one of the world’s most successful and brilliant civilizations. Thanks to the hard work of dedicated researchers and …

Ancient History

Ancient Face Of Peruvian Queen Buried With Gold And Jewels Revealed For First Time In 1,200 Years

Experts in facial reconstruction have recreated the face of a Peruvian noblewoman, revealing for the first time what the 1,200-year-old pre-Columbian …

Robot to explore secret chamber inside Great Pyramid of Giza

French researchers are building an exploration robot that is set to reveal the secrets of mystery chambers inside the Great Pyramid of Giza.<p>The new …

Egypt

Finding Indianapolis

<b>The sinking of</b> USS <i>Indianapolis</i> is ranked as one of the greatest disasters in U.S. naval history. The much-decorated Portland-class heavy cruiser left …

Military History

Mystery of mummified girl abandoned in warehouse

<b>The mummified body of a young girl has been discovered in the warehouse of a cemetery – and no one knows who she is.</b><p>Staff at Rotoli Cemetary in …

Italy

Spy Satellites Reveal Ancient Lost Empires in Afghanistan

Spy satellite imagery is revealing lost Silk Road outposts and the traces of vanished empires in the forbidding desert regions of Afghanistan, new …

Science

Top 10 Hidden Grave Sites Found With Satellite Images

With the dawn of emerging technologies, discoveries made by “space archaeologists” are happening all the time. Although high-powered satellite images …

Genghis Khan

The secret lives of Ancient Roman sex workers uncovered in Pompeii graffiti

Men would pay for sexual services out of respect for their wives.<p>Everyone knows how the people of Pompeii died: They were buried under several waves …

We found evidence of early humans in the jungles of Borneo

I recently led a team excavating at one of the most iconic archaeological locations in Southeast Asia, Niah Caves in Malaysia.<p>Over a period of three …

Anthropology

Historic finds unearthed in Medieval cemetary

What was supposed to be a simple excavation to allow for the expansion of a church cemetery turned into a treasure trove of historic artefacts, …

Medieval

Ancient Skeleton With an Arrow in Its Chest Discovered Downtown in European City

Archaeologists excavating a medieval grave in Bulgaria discovered an unidentified body with an arrow in its chest.<p>The grave, in the southern …

Meet the World's Oldest Vertebrate, an Elusive 512-Year-Old Greenland Shark

And it's not the only one of its kind.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Animals, Archaeology, Biology & Work<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to …

Oceans

Exploring the archaeological wonders of Jordan

In Jordan’s extraordinary rose-red “Lost City” of Petra, I have just huffed up 700 zigzagging stone-carved steps to the ancient mountaintop High …

List-Worthy

Mexico's Palenque is the best historical site you don't know about

<b>(CNN) —</b> The ancient city of Palenque in the state of Chiapas, Mexico , was among the most powerful Maya cities in the Classic Period of Maya civilization (250 CE -- 900 CE), alongside Tikal in modern-day Guatemala and Calakmul, found in the Mexican state of Campeche.<p>While its Maya name was believed …

Maya Calendar

The tragedy of Palmyra: First look inside one of world’s most magical ancient ruins – now utterly destroyed by ISIS

slideshow<p>Palmyra before and after ISIS<p>PALMYRA, Syria – The Syrian city of Palmyra stood for decades as a shining example of ancient civilization, a caravan stop on the Silk Road that served as the capital of Queen Zenobia’s empire.<p>The city’s meticulously preserved Greco-Roman ruins landed it UNESCO …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Mummified Egyptian Woman's Portrait Mapped in Incredible Detail

More than 1,800 years ago, an artist in ancient Egypt painted the portrait of a large-eyed woman wearing a red tunic — a painting that ended up …

Science

Rare Early Hebrew Bible from Spain to be Offered at Sotheby’s New York

The 14th-century illuminated manuscript is one of only six remaining in private hands.<p>Just in time for the holidays, Sotheby’s is offering an …

Theology

Archaeologists uncover burial sites, statue in Egypt’s Aswan

Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered four intact burial sites, part of a cemetery and an incomplete statue in different …

Egypt

Bronze Celtic Brooch

Fashioned out of bronze, this small brooch is decorated with with spiral and trinity knot motifs.<p>It measures circa 24 mm in diameter and attaches to …

Isaac Newton 'graffiti' discovered in historic English manor

Towering thinker Sir Isaac Newton carved a now-barely visible doodle of a windmill into a stone wall in his childhood home, according to a news release from the National Trust.<p>The drawing was discovered at Woolsthorpe Manor, the Lincolnshire, England,home where Newton was born in 1642, said the …

Physics

Face of 17th-Century Scottish Soldier Reconstructed

DURHAM, ENGLAND—<i>The Northern Echo</i> reports that the face of one of 1,700 Scottish soldiers imprisoned in Durham after the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 has …

History

Frescoes, mosaics in Hagia Sophia of Trabzon to be revealed

TRABZON – Doğan News Agency<p>A church converted into a mosque in the Black Sea province of Trabzon will be renovated to reveal the frescoes and mosaics …

Turkey

In the age of the Vikings, rape was not as common as you might think

Raping a woman was not only dishonourable to the victim, but regarded as "highly defamatory" to her male relatives.<p>The Middle Ages are often depicted …

Misogyny

Venice may be almost 200 years older than anyone thought

Deep beneath the elaborate mosaic floor of Venice’s Saint Mark’s Basilica, archaeologists have discovered two 1300-year-old peach stones. The find …

10 Ancient Writings That Reveal Common Lives From Centuries Ago

The writings of great men like Plato and Marcus Aurelius are studied today with the same fervor and admiration they enjoyed thousands of years ago. …

History

2,500-Year-Old Rock Art Discovered on Tiny Indonesian Island

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA—<i>The International Business Times</i> reports that 2,500-year-old cave art depicting boats, dogs, horses, and people has been …

Virtual Reality Is Allowing Us To See Some of the World’s Most Inaccessible Archaeological Sites

A Native American tribe in California got a chance to reconnect with its past through virtual reality models of sacred sites<p>Research …

Nikola Tesla

Afghanistan: Spy Satellites Uncover Thousands of Ancient Treasures Threatened by Taliban

Researchers are using drones to identify archaeological sites across Afghanistan that external forces like the Taliban have made impossible to safely …

La Trobe University