Category: Archaeology

2,500-year-old Siberian Ice Maiden will finally be laid to rest in her homeland

2,500-year-old Siberian Ice Maiden will finally be laid to rest in her homeland

Via Ancient-Origins The Siberian Ice Maiden, also known as the Princess of Ukok and the Altai Princess of Ochi-Bala, is a 2,500-year-old mummy of a woman found in 1993 in a kurgan (mound) of the Pazyryk culture in the Republic of Altai, Russia. It was considered to be among the most significant archaeological findings in Russia of the late 20th […]

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Finding King Herod’s Tomb

Finding King Herod’s Tomb

By Barbara Kreiger/Smithsonian After a 35-year search, an Israeli archaeologist is certain he has solved the mystery of the biblical figure’s final resting place…..  

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The Story Of Elongated Skulls And The Denied History Of Ancient People: An Interview With Mark Laplume

The Story Of Elongated Skulls And The Denied History Of Ancient People: An Interview With Mark Laplume

Via Ancient-Origins Mark Laplume is an artist and independent researcher who has been engaged in making reconstruction drawings of ancient people with elongated skulls. I have already had the pleasure of showcasing his remarkable work in a gallery on fetuses and children with elongated heads, and in a post on the visualization of ancient populations. Mark’s reconstructions were also illustrated in an article […]

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Ancient DNA on parchments reveal hidden stories

Ancient DNA on parchments reveal hidden stories

Via Ancient-Origins Parchment documents–ancient writings on animal skins–record an immense wealth of information about the history of humanity and past civilizations. However, new research has shown that within these ancient texts lies another hidden source of knowledge – the DNA preserved in the animal skins used to make the parchment. The main species used for documents recorded on animal skins, […]

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A Step Closer to the Mysterious Origin of the Viking Sword Ulfberht

A Step Closer to the Mysterious Origin of the Viking Sword Ulfberht

By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times/Via Ancient-Origins Ulfberht was like a Medieval luxury brand for swords—but unlike your Gucci purse, the swords were of such high quality they were almost … mystical. Dozens of these swords—made with metal so strong and pure it’s baffling how any sword maker of that time could have accomplished it—have been found in Europe, along with some knock-offs. […]

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Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in Egypt

Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in Egypt

Via Live Science She’s literally one in a million. The remains of a child, laid to rest more than 1,500 years ago when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, was found in an ancient cemetery that contains more than 1 million mummies, according to a team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The cemetery is now called Fag […]

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Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled in Egypt

Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled in Egypt

Via Yahoo News Archaeologists on Sunday unveiled a restored colossal statue of Amenhotep III that was toppled in an earthquake more than 3,000 years ago at Egypt’s famed temple city of Luxor. The statue showing him in a striding attitude was re-erected at the northern gate of the king’s funerary temple on the west bank of the Nile……

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Siberia’s Whale Bone Alley: Stonehenge’s Eerie Russian Cousin

Siberia’s Whale Bone Alley: Stonehenge’s Eerie Russian Cousin

By Martin J. Clemens/Mysterious Universe So, imagine this, if you will… You’re a deck hand on a North Atlantic fishing boat.  You’ve been at sea for a couple months, you’re tired, you’re cold, and you think the rest of the crew might be planning to eat you if the food stores run out.  Then one day, while you’re on deck […]

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Ten Amazing and Mysterious Geoglyphs from the Ancient World

Ten Amazing and Mysterious Geoglyphs from the Ancient World

Via Ancient-Origins The most well-known geoglyphs in the world are undoubtedly the Nazca Lines of coastal Peru. Yet, scattered across the globe are thousands of other geoglyphs that are equally as impressive.  The earth carvings remain one of archaeology’s greatest mysteries. Despite a plethora of research on these amazing creations, the purpose of geoglyphs continues to elude researchers and remains […]

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The Magnificent Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara

The Magnificent Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara

Via Ancient-Origins The Great Pyramid of Khufu in Giza is arguably the most famous of all pyramids in Egypt, or in the world for that matter. Yet, this was not the first pyramid that was built by the ancient Egyptians. An earlier Egyptian pyramid was built 4,600 years ago in Saqqara for a 3rd Dynasty pharaoh Netjerikhet, commonly known as […]

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