Category: Archaeology

Remains of ‘Underwater Pompeii’ found in Aegean Sea

Remains of ‘Underwater Pompeii’ found in Aegean Sea

Via Daily Mail Researchers have uncovered an ‘underwater Pomepii’ in the sea off the Greek coast.  Remains of an ancient settlement, complete with a ruined pottery workshop, were discovered on the bottom of the Aegean sea off the small island of Delos. Archaeologists found 16 terracotta pots and remains of a kiln embedded in the sea floor….. VIDEO  

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The ‘Miami Circle’ Mystery

The ‘Miami Circle’ Mystery

By Lon Strickler/Phantoms&Monsters Here is a mysterious location that you may never have heard of. The Miami Circle was discovered in August/September, 1998, during routine archaeological investigations conducted at the site of six low-rise, 1950-era apartment buildings (Brickell Point Apartments), which were razed to make way for construction of two high-rise apartment towers. Surveyor Ted Riggs uncovered an arc-like section […]

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2.8-Billion-Year-Old Spheres Found In South Africa: How Were They Made?

2.8-Billion-Year-Old Spheres Found In South Africa: How Were They Made?

Via WorldTruth.TV Submitted by Supersid Top left, bottom right: Spheres, known as Klerksdorp spheres, found in the pyrophyllite (wonderstone) deposits near Ottosdal, South Africa. (Robert Huggett) Top right, bottom left: Objects known as Moqui marbles from the Navajo Sandstone of southeast Utah. (Paul Heinrich). Spheres found in the mines of South Africa have piqued the curiosity of researchers for decades. […]

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The brutal Draconian laws of ancient Greece

The brutal Draconian laws of ancient Greece

Via Ancient-Origins Athens is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of democracy. One of the cornerstones for the establishment of Athenian democracy was the introduction of a written law code that could only be enforced by a court. The institution of such a law code eliminated the (often unjust) interpretation of oral laws which were once the prerogative of […]

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Have Royal skeletons been found in Suffolk?

Have Royal skeletons been found in Suffolk?

Via Daily Mail More than 20 Anglo Saxon skeletons have been unearthed on a proposed building site in Suffolk – and archaeologists believe they could have connections to members of the royal family. The remains were found in Exning, Suffolk alongside a host of jewellery, brooches, a glass bowl, weapons and beads, which experts believe points to them being wealthy and […]

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1,300-year-old fortress-like structure on Siberian lake continues to mystify experts

1,300-year-old fortress-like structure on Siberian lake continues to mystify experts

Via Ancient-Origins It is one of the most mysterious archaeological sites in Russia – an ancient complex engulfing a small island in the center of a remote lake in the mountains of southern Siberia. At first glance, it appears to be an ancient fortress, its perimeter of high walls constructed to keep out enemies. However, others have proposed the 1,300-year-old […]

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Unknown ancient god with astral symbols discovered on stele at cult site in Turkey

Unknown ancient god with astral symbols discovered on stele at cult site in Turkey

Via Ancient-Origins An unidentified, ancient bearded god with astral symbols has been uncovered during an excavation of a sanctuary near the ancient city of Doliche in Southeast Turkey. The excavation team of 60 researchers and archaeologists from University of Münster and Germany’s Cluster of Excellence has been investigating a 2,000-year-old cult site. The sanctuary’s grounds reveal much about the continuity […]

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The stunning temple of Seti I in Abydos, Egypt

The stunning temple of Seti I in Abydos, Egypt

Via Ancient-Origins Seti I was probably one of the least well known pharaohs of the New Kingdom period of ancient Egypt. However, his temple in Abydos is among the most famous, cited by many as the most impressive religious structure still standing in Egypt. Seti’s place in history was overshadowed by that of his son, Ramesses II, arguably one of […]

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Chambers of secrets

Chambers of secrets

Via Daily Mail Amazing images of the weird and wonderful caves that run for 40 miles underneath south Wales With their beautiful rock formations, crystal lined chambers and colourful landscapes, these are the secret caves that run for 40 miles under south Wales. The images were captured by photographer  Brendan Marris,  who has extensively explored the Welsh caves system, exploring places […]

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The Tomb of Duke Jing of Qi and his 600 Horses

The Tomb of Duke Jing of Qi and his 600 Horses

Via Ancient-Origins In 1964, a surprising discovery was made in China – a tomb containing the remains of hundreds of horses, arranged neatly in rows. Such a complex burial and large sacrifice clearly indicated that the tomb belonged to a person who held a high place in society. It was soon found that the tomb belonged to Duke Jing of […]

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