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  • Analysis
    3 hours ago
    by aj0690
    +15 +1

    Egypt reveals 'one of a kind' tomb find

    Archaeologists in Egypt unveil the tomb of a high priest, untouched for 4,400 years.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by hiihii
    +2 +1

    Ancient grape seeds may link Sri Lankan trading port to Roman world

    Visit Mantai, nestled into a bay in northwestern Sri Lanka, and today you’ll see nothing but a solitary Hindu temple overlooking the sea. But 1500 years ago, Mantai was a bustling port where merchants traded their era’s most valuable commodities. Now, a study of ancient plant remains reveals traders from all corners of the world—including the Roman Empire—may have visited or even lived there.

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by kong88
    +2 +1

    500-year-old skeleton still wearing thigh-high boots found in London river

    A pair of durable boots is a must-have in anyone's winter wardrobe -- and a team of archaeologists has found a timeless pair in a very unlikely place. The skeleton of a man, dating back around 500 years, has been discovered face down in the mud under London's River Thames, with his thigh-high leather footwear remaining virtually intact.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by belangermira
    +18 +1

    Stone Tools at Arabian “Crossroads” Present Mysteries of Ancient Human Migration

    Nearly 200,000 years ago, at the confluence of two long-vanished river systems in the heart of Arabia, people climbed a jagged, rocky dyke rising nearly 200 feet above the surrounding plains. There they crafted hand axes and other edged tools from plentiful volcanic stone—and left thousands of them behind. Today, many millennia after the more temperate Arabia the toolmakers knew vanished, those stone tools endure as tantalizing clues to the mysteries of human evolution and migration in the ancient world.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by sauce
    +11 +1

    Ice Age Cave Art Found Under Layers of Centuries-Old Graffiti

    For urban graffiti artists, their work is sometimes on display all too briefly before rival artists cover it up. And ice age cave art suffered a similar fate, experts have discovered. Archaeologists suspected that two caves called Grottes d'Agneux and located in eastern France might harbor artwork produced thousands of years ago by human artists. The researchers had strong suspicions that the art was there, but the cave walls were so covered with layers of more-recent graffiti...

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by zyery
    +31 +1

    Neanderthals Hand Structures

    According to the study, the hands of the Neanderthals, in contrast to the predicted, were too curvy to hold objects between the thumb and the other fingers. The Neanderthals could hold objects between the thumb and the other fingers, just as we would hold our pencil, because their hands were much more curved than they thought. The finding helps explain the activities that require a large number of skills, such as the Neandertals, tool making, painting cave walls, drawing patterns on the bird’s bones, and twine.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by dianep
    +2 +1

    A year of unprecedented archaeological findings in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia has concluded the past Hijri (Islamic calendar) year with unprecedented archaeological findings, as well as achievements in archaeological protection, rehabilitation of sites and restoration of national antiquities. The recent discovery of the 85,000-year-old remains of an ancient man in the Nefud Desert on the outskirts of Tabuk was considered among the most important discoveries announced by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Heritage (SCTH) this year.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by junglman
    +17 +1

    Eight-year-old Swedish-American girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake

    "It's not every day that one steps on a sword in the lake!" Mikael Nordström from Jönköpings Läns Museum said when explaining the significance of the find. But that's exactly what happened to Saga Vanecek, who found the relic at the Vidöstern lake in Tånnö, Småland earlier this summer. "I was outside in the water, throwing sticks and stones and stuff to see how far they skip, and then I found some kind of stick," Saga told The Local.

  • Video/Audio
    2 months ago
    by estherschindler
    +1 +1

    The World’s Oldest Dress

    This Tarkhan dress was found in an Egyptian tomb.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +18 +1

    Archaeologists discover remains of 'vampire' child buried in cemetery

    The grave of a 'vampire child' buried more than 2,000 years ago has been excavated by stunned archaeologists who found the body had been weighed down, over fears it would rise from the dead. Evidence of a ritualistic burial was found deep underground when a team in Rome, Italy, dug up the remains of a child aged 10, which had a stone placed in its mouth.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +14 +1

    How Men Stole Civilization

    Civilization is back. But it is no longer the preserve of “Renaissance man” or of “the West,” or even of literate societies. Civilization is a way of talking about human history on the largest scale. From the cave paintings of Lascaux to the latest MoMA exhibition, it binds human history together.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by zyery
    +3 +1

    Archaeologists discover oldest olive groves in Croatia dating 3,500 years

    Archaeologists from Zadar have come across a variety of finds dating back to the Middle Bronze Age in the sea between the Isle of Ricul in the Pasman Channel and the coastal resort of Turanj, including numerous 3,500-years-old olive pits, which speak to the oldest olive groves along Croatia’s Adriatic. In northern Dalmatia, little was known about the Middle Bronze Age until archaeologists began underwater explorations several years ago.

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by TentativePrince
    +16 +1

    A New History of Arabia, Written in Stone

    How strange rocks—and an obscure language—are changing a decades-old academic consensus.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by iamsanchez
    +21 +1

    Egypt's newly discovered tombs hold mummies, animal statues

    A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by aj0690
    +16 +1

    Greek archaeologists uncover first remnants of ancient city of Tenea

    Greek archaeologists have uncovered the remnants of a city believed to have been founded by Trojan prisoners of war in the 12th or 13th century BC.

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by Cobbydaler
    +14 +1

    Ancient History in depth: Echoes of Plato's Atlantis

    Article discussing the possible sources of the Atlantis myth first recorded by Plato

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +21 +1

    British Atlantis: archaeologists begin exploring lost world of Doggerland

    A lost world off the British coast which was flooded by the rising North Sea thousands of years ago, is finally to reveal its secrets. The ancient country of Doggerland was once the home to thousands of stone age settlers and was an important land bridge between Britain and Northern Europe. Now archaeologists at the University of Bradford have begun a huge project to reconstruct the ancient Mesolithic landscape which is now hidden beneath the waves.

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by Petrox
    +37 +1

    The remote lake that tells the story of humanity's birth

    Our ancient human ancestors were an elusive lot. Their remains are literally thin on the ground, and even when fossils are unearthed it is rare for them to be complete. Sometimes they must be pieced together from dozens of fragments. That is why a staggering find in 1984 excited the entire field, and continues to do so today over 30 years later. It was a skeleton of a young boy, discovered at Lake Turkana in the deserts of northern Kenya.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by ubthejudge
    +39 +1

    The Atlantis-style myths that turned out to be true

    Local legends often tell of cities or islands that have been lost to the waves. Nowadays we are sceptical of these tales, but some of them really happened. In one cataclysmic night, the gods sent a battalion of fire and earthquakes so intense that the Utopian kingdom of Atlantis sank deep into the ocean, never to be found again.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +30 +1

    Female 'Amazon' warrior buried 2,500 years ago in Altai Mountains was... male

    New DNA findings alter the sex of one of most famous recent Siberian archeological finds of human remains. A Swiss taxidermy expert brought 'her' to life, recreating the 'virgin' warrior's looks from facial bones, and some observers commented on her distinctly masculine appearance. Yet archeologists and anthropologists believed she was not only female - and a pig-tailed teenager - but a member of an elite corps of warriors within...

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +6 +1

    New evidence: Easter Island civilization was not destroyed by war

    Hundreds of years ago, an advanced, seafaring civilization called Rapa Nui built more than 800 monuments that were so massive and ambiguous that they remain a mystery to this day. The Easter Island statues, or moai, are enormous stone figures placed along the coastline as if surveying the island's interior lands. One of archaeology's greatest mysteries is what happened to the Rapa Nui of Easter Island.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by aj0690
    +8 +1

    520m-year-old nervous system among oldest and most detailed ever found

    It might resemble a menacing shrimp, but scientists have discovered an immaculately preserved 520-million-year-old creature was also a bundle of nerves. Unearthed in southern China, the fossils boast among the oldest and most extensive nervous systems ever preserved, researchers claim. Unlike bones and teeth which are commonly found in fossilised form, soft tissue - and in particular nerve tissue - is another matter. “Nerve tissue is extremely rare, and...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +33 +1

    Scientists gear up to drill into ‘ground zero’ of the impact that killed the dinosaurs

    This month, a drilling platform will rise in the Gulf of Mexico, but it won’t be aiming for oil. Scientists will try to sink a diamond-tipped bit into the heart of Chicxulub crater—the buried remnant of the asteroid impact 66 million years ago that killed off the dinosaurs, along with most other life on the planet. They hope that the retrieved rock cores will contain clues to how life came back in the wake of the cataclysm, and whether the crater itself...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Apolatia
    +29 +1

    Scientists discover 99-million-year-old lizards preserved in amber

    Some 99 million years ago, 12 unsuspecting lizards stepped or fell into sticky tree resin and couldn't tear themselves loose in the forests of what is now Myanmar. Over time that resin fossilized into amber, preserving the little lizards for scientists to study later. Now, researchers are looking to these prehistoric golden chunks to better understand how lizards have evolved.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +28 +1

    1,000-year-old ‘lost’ medieval village found under M74 motorway

    The lost medieval village of Cadzow may have been finally located after artefacts more than 1,000 years old were unearthed during upgrading work on the M74. The discoveries near Hamilton in South Lanarkshire include coins believed to date from the 10th or 11th century, and fragments of glazed medieval pottery and clay smoking pipes. They were found under the motorway verge near junction six, opposite the Hamilton Services.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by manix
    +41 +1

    Slaughter at the bridge

    About 3200 years ago, two armies clashed at a river crossing near the Baltic Sea. The confrontation can't be found in any history books—the written word didn't become common in these parts for another 2000 years—but this was no skirmish between local clans. Thousands of warriors came together in a brutal struggle, perhaps fought on a single day, using weapons crafted from wood, flint, and bronze, a metal that was...

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +32 +1

    New type of dinosaur egg found in China

    Researchers have found a new type of dinosaur egg from the Lower Cretaceous, or Early Cretaceous, in northwest China. The strata encompasses fossils dated between 100 million and 145 million years old. Dinosaur eggs from the Lower Cretaceous are hard to find. Eggs from the Upper Cretaceous -- a bit younger at 66 million to 100 million years old, and typically closer to the surface -- are much more common.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by melaniee
    +40 +1

    Newly discovered mass graves could be filled with an ancient Greek tyrant’s followers

    Thousands of years ago, an ancient Greek athlete named Cylon tried to overthrow the government. It did not end well. Now, archaeologists have stumbled upon mass graves near Athens containing the skeletal remains of 80 men who the researchers believe may have been followers of that wannabe tyrant, Cylon of Athens. The remains — which had teeth in good condition — were found in two graves that date to between 675 and 650 B.C....

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by timex
    +3 +1

    12-year-old Israeli girl discovers ancient Egyptian amulet

    JERUSALEM — A 12-year-old Israeli girl has discovered an ancient Egyptian amulet dating back more than 3,200 years to the days of the Pharaohs. Neshama Spielman and her family took part in the Temple Mount Sifting Project, an initiative to sort through earth discarded from the area of the biblical temples in Jerusalem. There she found a pendant-shaped amulet bearing the name of the Egyptian ruler Thutmose III.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +44 +1

    Historian uncovers 'eye watering' scope of Black Death devastation

    A new analysis of broken pottery fragments collected from various rural locations throughout east England has shed new light on the devastating impact of the Black Death, the fearsome pandemic that ravaged much of Europe between the years of 1346 and 1351. University of Lincoln Professor Carenza Lewis and her colleagues collected pieces of pottery from nearly 2,000 standard-sized test pits in more than 55 locations in six counties which were also settlements during the 14th century.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by cone
    +42 +1

    Shipwreck found in Boston construction site

    It was a typical day at work for construction crews in Boston. They were digging on a lot of land planned for a 400,000-square-foot office building, but little did they know they were about to unearth a historic find: the remains off a 50-foot wooden ship from the mid- to late 1800s. "This is the first shipwreck that I know of in Boston discovered in filled land," city archaeologist Joe Bagley told CNN affiliate WBZ. "This is the largest and most significant by far." The Skanska construction crew stumbled across the discovery in the Seaport District last week and immediately halted construction.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by melaniee
    +20 +1

    Man finds 22-pound chunk of butter estimated to be more than 2,000 years old in Irish bog

    Finding buried treasure is a dream as old as stories themselves. Treasure chests overflowing with gold doubloons, shiny lamps containing genies, gargantuan lumps of thousand-year-old butter. Okay, maybe most don't dream of unearthing enormous chunks of butter, but that's exactly what Jack Conway discovered in the Emlagh bog in County Meath, Ireland, at the beginning of June, Atlas Obscura reported. Conway is a turf cutter, meaning he harvests "turf" or peat - it's similar to moss - from a bog to later burn...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by kxh
    +12 +1

    New Discovery Expands the Hobbit Family Tree

    Fossil finds are challenging our understanding of the diminutive hominins discovered in Indonesia in 2003.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by zritic
    +3 +1

    How a Champagne-Laden Steamship Ended Up in a Kansas Cornfield

    The steamboat Arabia carried 200 tons of treasure when it sank in 1856. “You don’t have to go into the ocean to find a shipwreck,” says Kansas City explorer David Hawley. “They’re buried in your own back yard.” Hawley and his intrepid team have quite the incredible passion: discovering and excavating steamboats from the 19th century that may have sunk in the Missouri, but now lie beneath fields of farmers' midwestern corn. “Ours is a tale of treasures lost,” says Hawley. “A journey to locate sunken steamboats mystery cargo that vanished long ago.”

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by yuriburi
    +16 +1

    Maya 'snake dynasty' tomb uncovered holding body, treasure and hieroglyphs

    Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the largest royal tomb found in more than a century of work on Maya ruins in Belize, along with a puzzling set of hieroglyphic panels that provide clues to a “snake dynasty” that conquered many of its neighbors some 1,300 years ago. The tomb was unearthed at the ruins of Xunantunich, a city on the Mopan river in western Belize that served as a ceremonial center in the final centuries of Maya dominance around 600 to 800AD. Archaeologists found the chamber 16ft to 26ft below ground, where it had been hidden under more than a millennium of dirt and debris.