Category: Archaeology

Strange Ritualistic Burials Discovery in 5,200-Year-Old Burnt City of Iran

Strange Ritualistic Burials Discovery in 5,200-Year-Old Burnt City of Iran

Via Ancient-Origins An archaeological team assigned to reconstruct the 5,200-year-old Burnt City, a recently listed World Heritage Site in Iran, have unearthed a series of unusual burials depicting ritualistic funerary practices, according to a report in the Tehran Times. Located near Zabol in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, the ancient site of Shahr-i Sokhta (“Burnt City”) is one of the […]

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What Happened to the Sunken City of Cuba?

What Happened to the Sunken City of Cuba?

Via Ancient-Origins Just over a decade ago, a team of explorers were working on an exploration and survey mission off the western coast of Cuba when their sonar equipment picked up a perplexing series of stone structures lying some 650 metres below the surface.  The structures appeared completely analogous against the barren ‘desert’ of the ocean floor and seemed to […]

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Devetashka – the Bulgarian Cave with 70,000 Years of Human Habitation

Devetashka – the Bulgarian Cave with 70,000 Years of Human Habitation

Via Ancient-Origins Devetashka cave is an enormous cave in Bulgaria, which has provided shelter for groups of humans since the late Paleolithic era, and continuously for tens of thousands of years since then. Now abandoned by humans, it remains a site of national and international significance and is home to some 30,000 bats. Devetashka cave, which is known as Devetàshka […]

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Ancient Bog Mummies Reveal Secrets of their Identity

Ancient Bog Mummies Reveal Secrets of their Identity

Via Ancient-Origins Over the past centuries, the remains of more than 500 men, women, and children have been unearthed during peat cutting activities in north-western Europe, especially in Ireland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, northern Germany, and Denmark.  Known as “bog bodies”, most date to the Iron Age, between 800 BC and 200 AD, and show a remarkable degree of preservation […]

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Top Biblical Archaeology Discoveries

Top Biblical Archaeology Discoveries

Via  World Truth TV Archaeologists use every piece of evidence—from the tiniest fragment of pottery to monumental ruins of ancient fortification walls—to gain insight into the civilizations that made up the ancient world. Specialists who excavate in the lands of the Bible often unearth Biblical archaeology finds that deepen our understanding of the ancient Biblical world. While many key Biblical archaeology […]

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5000-year-old Cochno Stone carving may be revealed

5000-year-old Cochno Stone carving may be revealed

By Craig Brown/The Scotsman A set of mysterious, 5,000-year-old rock carvings could see the light of day again, after being buried 50 years ago to protect them from vandals. The Cochno Stone in West Dunbartonshire bears what is considered to be the finest example of Bronze Age “cup and ring” carvings in Europe. The stone, which measures 42ft by 26ft, was discovered […]

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Scientists reveal cause of death of 6,500-year-old Detmold child

Scientists reveal cause of death of 6,500-year-old Detmold child

  Via Ancient-Origins The Detmold Child is the name that has been given to an ancient Peruvian mummy that dates back an incredible 6,500 years – that’s 3,000 years before the birth of Tutankhamun.  Recent computer topography scans of the infant have now revealed details about the child’s age, health, and cause of death, according to a report in The […]

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8,000-year-old skull with preserved brain matter found in Norway

8,000-year-old skull with preserved brain matter found in Norway

Via Ancient-Origins Archaeologists in Norway made an extremely rare discovery when they found an ancient skull believed to date back 8,000 years at a dig site in Stokke, southwest of Oslo. According to a news report in The Local, the skull was found to contain a grey, clay-like substance inside it, which is thought to be the preserved remains of […]

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No, Ancient Peruvians Didn’t Have Alien DNA

No, Ancient Peruvians Didn’t Have Alien DNA

By Tom Head/Mysterious Universe The alternative archaeology blogosphere has been abuzz this month with news that an anonymous geneticist—and I’m going to let that phrase sink in a little bit: an anonymous geneticist—claims through a third party to have performed tests on tissue found within some unusual elongated skulls found in Peru and determined based on mitochondrial DNA that, well…

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Talisman made from a 9,000 year-old meteorite found inside a prehistoric shaman’s hut

Talisman made from a 9,000 year-old meteorite found inside a prehistoric shaman’s hut

Via Daily Mail Archaeologists have found a meteorite fragment in a shaman’s hut dating back 9,000 years that seems to have been worshipped as a magical object.  The talisman was found alongside other objects that were considered sacred at the time including an amulet and a stick made of antler. It’s thought it gained this status because the prehistoric stone […]

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