Category: Archaeology

Cyclopean Masonry: A Mystery of the Ancient World

Cyclopean Masonry: A Mystery of the Ancient World

Via Paranormal People They don’t make things like they used to, and that is, in some cases, a monumental understatement.  Silly wordplay notwithstanding, there is something to be said for the construction techniques of the old world.  Where modern buildings are designed to withstand the elements; wind, temperature extremes, earthquakes and floods, today’s engineers have to strike a balance between […]

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Pre-Columbian mummies in Chile show signs of arsenic poisoning

Pre-Columbian mummies in Chile show signs of arsenic poisoning

Via Ancient-Origins A team of scientists have discovered that people of numerous pre-Columbian civilizations in northern Chile, including the Incas and the Chinchorro culture, suffered from chronic arsenic poisoning evidenced by certain skin conditions, as well as traces of arsenic in a mummy’s hair and in the soil.  It is believed that the poisoning occurred through consumption of contaminated water. […]

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Mummified by accident in copper masks almost 1,000 years ago: but who were they?

Mummified by accident in copper masks almost 1,000 years ago: but who were they?

Via Siberian Times The 34 shallow graves excavated by archeologists at Zeleniy Yar throw up many more questions than answers. But one thing seems clear: this remote spot, 29 km shy of the Arctic Circle, was a trading crossroads of some importance around one millennium ago. The medieval necropolis include 11 bodies with shattered or missing skulls, and smashed skeletons. […]

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Ancient Egyptian Coffin Unearthed in Israel

Ancient Egyptian Coffin Unearthed in Israel

Via Discovery An ancient Egyptian coffin complete with the skeleton of a man buried with a gold Pharaonic seal has been unearthed in Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Wednesday. Found in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel during work to install a gas pipeline, the coffin was part of a burial site dating to the Late Bronze Age (13th […]

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Do the ancient stone walls of Saksaywaman in Peru contain hidden communication?

Do the ancient stone walls of Saksaywaman in Peru contain hidden communication?

Via Ancient-Origins Lying on the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco in Peru, lies the remarkable walled complex of Saksaywaman (Sacsayhuaman), believed to have been built by the Inca. The site is famous for its remarkable large dry stone walls with boulders carefully cut to fit together tightly without mortar, displaying a precision of fitting that is unmatched in […]

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Archaeologists discover hidden architecture of 1,000-Year-Old Village in New Mexico

Archaeologists discover hidden architecture of 1,000-Year-Old Village in New Mexico

Via Ancient-Origins Buried under a thousand years’ worth of sand and stone, Blue J is an ancient Puebloan settlement in New Mexico, which is only just beginning to reveal its secrets. For more than four decades, archaeologists have been gradually revealing the remains of houses, plazas and other buildings in a construction dating back to the 11th century. But thanks […]

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Angkor Temples On Google Street View

Angkor Temples On Google Street View

Via Sky News Angkor’s temples have been added to Google Street View using more than 90,000 stunning new panoramic images …..

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Unravelling the literacy of the Egyptian Pharaohs

Unravelling the literacy of the Egyptian Pharaohs

Via Ancient-Origins It is well known that only about one percent of ancient Egyptians mastered the difficult art of reading and writing hieroglyphics. But there is little information about the education of royal children and how many of the powerful rulers of Egypt learned this important skill. Researchers from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland have examined ancient texts to find […]

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Ancient Egyptian Glyphs Found in Australia Could Rewrite History

Ancient Egyptian Glyphs Found in Australia Could Rewrite History

Via Humans Are Free Until receiving a phone call from Nina Angelo (OAM), I knew nothing of neither the struggles involved in protecting the land around Kariong (near Gosford) nor that part of this land was now on the market. When on-site I had seen a lot of tagged trees, and a for sale sign somewhere along a main road, […]

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Does newly discovered tomb in Hungary belong to Attila the Hun?

Does newly discovered tomb in Hungary belong to Attila the Hun?

Via Ancient-Origins Construction workers building the foundations of a new bridge over the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary, have uncovered an ancient burial chamber which researchers have suggested could belong to the infamous Attila the Hun, one of the most feared enemies of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires in the 5th century AD. The burial chamber, which historian Albrecht […]

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