Category: Archaeology

Tiny Black Sea Island may be Hiding Lost Temple of Apollo

Tiny Black Sea Island may be Hiding Lost Temple of Apollo

Via Ancient-Origins A lost temple dedicated to the Greek and Roman god Apollo may be hiding in Sozopol, Bulgaria, known in ancient times as Apollonia Pontica  – ‘Apollonia on the Black Sea’. Archaeologists with the Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project have been exploring the ancient city of Sozopol, Bulgaria. Their findings of temples, altars and artifacts suggest the area, potentially an […]

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Ancient artifacts and human remains surface as glaciers melt

Ancient artifacts and human remains surface as glaciers melt

By Mark Miller/Ancient-Origins In summer 2014 in just one Norwegian county a team of archaeologists found 400 Stone Age artifacts uncovered by glacial melt.  “Mittens, shoes, weapons, walking sticks – lost in the high mountains of Norway thousands of years ago – are now emerging from melting ice,” says ScienceNordic in a January 2015 article. Lars Pilø, the archaeologist who […]

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Ancient scroll rises from the ashes

Ancient scroll rises from the ashes

Via Daily Mail An ancient Italian scroll that was damaged by a volcanic eruption in 79AD has been deciphered for the first time. Using a form of X-ray imaging, scientists have been able to peer inside it without breaking the fragile papyrus. It is among hundreds of texts retrieved from villa at Herculaneum –  a town that was destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted […]

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Who Built the Underground City of Derinkuyu?

Who Built the Underground City of Derinkuyu?

By Paul Darin, Epoch Times In the Cappadocia region of Turkey there is a town called Derinkuyu; and beneath Derinkuyu there is a city, vast and deep, of ancient design, preserved to this day. The mystery of who built it and why remains, although scholars have their theories……..

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Bones found in Magnificent Amphipolis Tomb belong to Five People

Bones found in Magnificent Amphipolis Tomb belong to Five People

Via Ancient-Origins The Greek Ministry of Culture has announced the long-awaited results of the analysis on the bones found inside the 4th century BC tomb uncovered in Amphipolis in northern Greece, and the news is quite unexpected – the bones belong to not one, but five individuals, pointing to the likelihood that it is a family tomb. The tomb is […]

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The Secret Tomb of the First Chinese Emperor Remains an Unopened Treasure

The Secret Tomb of the First Chinese Emperor Remains an Unopened Treasure

Via Ancient-Origins The tomb of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, despite being involved in one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all times, endures as a mystery to archaeologists and historians as it remains largely sealed up and unexplored. The strange and deadly history of the tomb and its contents was sealed within and buried beneath vegetation […]

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How satellite imagery may finally uncover the tomb of Genghis Khan

How satellite imagery may finally uncover the tomb of Genghis Khan

Via The Independant The blood-thirsty warlord decreed nobody was ever to know where he was buried. True to his word, the location, somewhere in the vast terrain of modern Mongolia, has remained secret for 800 years. Until now, it seems. When Genghis Khan died, he didn’t want to be found. So soldiers in his burial party butchered anyone they saw on […]

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Rare orichalcum metal said to be from the legendary Atlantis recovered from 2,600-year-old shipwreck

Rare orichalcum metal said to be from the legendary Atlantis recovered from 2,600-year-old shipwreck

By April Holloway/Ancient-Origins A team of marine archaeologists have discovered several dozen ingots scattered across the sandy sea floor near a 2,600-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Sicily. The ingots were made from orichalcum, a rare cast metal which ancient Greek philosopher Plato wrote was from the legendary city of Atlantis. According to Discovery News, a total of 39 ingots […]

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The Secret Quest to Discover the “Metallic Library”

The Secret Quest to Discover the “Metallic Library”

By Philip Coppens/Via HumansAreFree It’s not what you know, but who you know. In 1973, Erich von Däniken, at the height of his fame following the success of Chariots of the Gods?, claimed that he had entered into a gigantic subterranean tunnel system in Ecuador, which he was told spanned the length of the continent — surely evidence that our […]

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The little-known Pachacamac mummies of Peru

The little-known Pachacamac mummies of Peru

Via Ancient-Origins Mummification is a word synonymous with the ancient Egyptians. Yet, this process has been practised by a variety of other cultures as well. One of the countries outside Egypt in which numerous mummies have been found is Peru. Whilst the southern part of this country has produced the famous Chinchorro mummies, there are other mummies, such as the […]

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