Category: Archaeology

Russian knight’s suit of armour made of bone unearthed

Russian knight’s suit of armour made of bone unearthed

Via Daily Mail A battle dress belonging to an ancient Siberian knight in bony armour has been unearthed in Russia. The Bronze Age warlord’s protective garb was made entirely of bone, and was found in ‘perfect condition’ after being secreted for between 3,500 and 3,900 years. Archeologists say the battle outfit may have been a war trophy, as it was not […]

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The Curse of the House of Atreus

The Curse of the House of Atreus

By Miriam Kamil/Ancient-Origins The Ancient Greeks often spoke of the Heroic Age, when nymphs and satyrs cultivated the mountains and gods played with mortals.  Among the Greek myths that take place in the Heroic Age is the story of the House of Atreus.  The royal progenitor of this family, Tantalus, committed such an atrocity against the gods that his descendants […]

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Archaeologists Discover 1,000-Year-Old Viking ‘Parliament’ in Scotland

Archaeologists Discover 1,000-Year-Old Viking ‘Parliament’ in Scotland

By John Black/ Epoch Times Archaeologists in Scotland discovered an 11th century Viking parliament underneath a parking lot in the town of Dingwall. It is a rare finding because most Viking assemblies took place in open-air fields so it is quite unusual to find a more permanent building that was used…..  

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The Lost Labyrinth of Ancient Egypt

The Lost Labyrinth of Ancient Egypt

Via Ancient-Origins This I have actually seen, a work beyond words. For if anyone put together the buildings of the Greeks and display of their labours, they would seem lesser in both effort and expense to this labyrinth… Even the pyramids are beyond words, and each was equal to many and mighty works of the Greeks. Yet the labyrinth surpasses […]

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‘Extremely rare’ early Christian charm discovered

‘Extremely rare’ early Christian charm discovered

Via Daily Mail It has laid largely unstudied in a university library for more than 100 years. But now a 1,500-year-old papyrus has been identified as one of the world’s earliest surviving Christian charms. The ‘remarkable’ document contains some of the earliest documented references to The Last Supper and sheds new light on early Christian practices, experts say…..

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The Great Smithsonian Cover-Up: 18 Giant Skeletons Discovered in Wisconsin

The Great Smithsonian Cover-Up: 18 Giant Skeletons Discovered in Wisconsin

By Mark Shernick, Old Curiosity Shop/Via Humans Are Free Here’s one for your “Forbidden Archaeology” file. Scientists are remaining stubbornly silent about a lost race of giants found in burial mounds near Lake Delavan, Wisconsin, in May 1912. The dig site at Lake Delavan was overseen by Beloit College and it included more than 200 effigy mounds that proved to […]

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Ancient beehive tombs of Oman – so where are the bodies?

Ancient beehive tombs of Oman – so where are the bodies?

Via Ancient-Origins Lined up dramatically atop a rocky ridge, the beehive ‘tombs’ of Bat and Al Ayn are two of Oman’s most celebrated prehistoric sites. Little is known about the stone structures, or the culture that constructed them. However, despite this lack of knowledge, UNESCO feels it knows enough to conclude that “the necropolis of Bat bears characteristic and unique […]

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Fifteen previously unknown monuments discovered underground in Stonehenge landscape

Fifteen previously unknown monuments discovered underground in Stonehenge landscape

Via Ancient-Origins A groundbreaking new survey of Stonehenge and its surrounds has revealed fifteen previously unknown Neolithic monuments underground, according to a new report released by the Smithsonian Institute. The results show that there is a lot more to Stonehenge than meets the eye. It has long been known that Stonehenge was not just an isolated monument in an unspoilt […]

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Unravelling the Mystery of the Bearded Man

Unravelling the Mystery of the Bearded Man

Via Ancient-Origins “He looks almost Byzantine or Greek, gazing doe-eyed over the viewer’s left shoulder, his mouth forming a slight pout, like a star-struck lover or perhaps a fan of the races witnessing his favorite charioteer losing control of his horses,” write Heritage Daily in a report about new research being undertaken to solve the mystery of the Bearded Man. […]

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Three Ancient Maya Cities Found in Jungle

Three Ancient Maya Cities Found in Jungle

Via Discovery A monster mouth doorway, ruined pyramid temples and palace remains emerged from the Mexican jungle as archaeologists unearthed two ancient Mayan cities. Found in the southeastern part of the Mexican state of Campeche, in the heart of the Yucatan peninsula, the cities were hidden in thick vegetation and hardly accessible. “Aerial photographs helped us in locating the sites,” […]

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