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Giant Pleistocene wolf head discovered in Siberia with impressive fangs still snarling after 40,000 years

The severed head of the world’s first full-sized Pleistocene wolf was unearthed in the Abyisky district in the north of Yakutia.  The wolf, whose rich mammoth-like fur and...

Ancient Roman PENIS graffiti found at Hadrian’s Wall in the UK means GOOD LUCK

Humanity has achieved a lot of the past 2,000 years. We’ve explored every continent, painted masterpieces, eradicated diseases, and even landed on the Moon. But despite this sense of...

Mysterious ancient ‘Birdman’ shaman skeleton and 5,000-year-old priest with bronze spectacles unearthed in Siberia

Archaeologists have uncovered two remarkable Bronze Age burial sites in Siberia, each containing the remains of a shaman sporting some astonishing paraphernalia. One of these ancient priests was buried...

Storm Hannah unearths petrified prehistoric forest that inspired ancient legend of the Lost Hundred after thousands of years buried on a Welsh beach

A prehistoric forest of hundreds of trees which died more than 4,500 years ago has been uncovered on a Welsh beach after low tides and a storm. The forest near the village...

Ancient 10-Foot-Tall stone jars ‘MADE BY GIANTS’ stored human bodies in Laos

More than 100 giant stone jars, thought to have been used in burial rituals thousands of years ago, have been rediscovered at ancient sites in forests, on hillsides and along mountain ridges...

Archeologists uncover military structures buried beneath Alcatraz

Alcatraz might be best known as a popular tourist destination, the site of the former high-security prison that once held Al Capone. But a team of archaeologists has now unveiled new evidence...

The Lovers of Valdaro, Italy

Discovered by archaeologists in a tomb in San Giorgio near Mantua, Italy. The couple have been holding one another for 6,000 years. The Lovers of Valdaro, also...

3,700 years ago a SPACE ROCK exploded over the Middle East, wiping out cities and human life across 500 km2 (200 square miles)

Some 3,700 years ago, a meteor or comet exploded over the Middle East, wiping out human life across a swath of land called Middle Ghor, north of the Dead Sea, say archaeologists who have...

Legendary home of ‘Trojan War’ prisoners newly unearthed in Greece

Archaeologists have uncovered portions of the ancient Greek city of Tenea, whose residents claimed they were prisoners of the Trojan War. The uncovered parts of the city date back between 300 B.C. and A.D....

Archaeologists discover over 40 suburban-style towns that surround Ancient Mexico Kingdom

Archaeologists have been unearthing pyramids, plazas and hundreds of carved monuments in southern Mexico's Izapa Kingdom since the 1940s, but it wasn't until recently that they confirmed Izapa wasn't a standalone city. Over 40 smaller...

Chocolate: We love it but do you know its origin?

New archaeological evidence suggests humans were cultivating and consuming cacao — the crop from which chocolate is produced — as long as 5,300 years ago, which is 1,500 years earlier than previously thought. What’s...

MONTHS of drought have left Rhine river and Danube river at a record low, revealing bombs, gold coins and other treasures from the past

MONTHS of drought have left the Rhine river and the Danube river at a record low, dealing a blow to the economy and exposing relics from the past. THE docks are eerily quiet at Cologne’s...

Vampire of Lugnano: Researchers unearth ‘extremely eerie and weird’ evidence of vampire burial at the Cemetery of the Babies in Italy

The discovery of a 10-year-old child's remains at an ancient Roman site in Italy is an "extremely eerie and weird" evidence of "vampire burials," where steps were taken to prevent the deceased rising from...

The Native American lost city of Etzanoa unearthed in Arkansas City, Kansas

Legends talked of an ancient Indian metropolis, where ancestors of today's Wichita Nation lived. Now, in Arkansas City, south-central Kansas, where the Walnut and Arkansas rivers meet, visitors are getting a glimpse of Etzanoa,...

Half princess half crocodile: Two-headed ancient mummy revealed to the public for the first time after being kept hidden during more than a century

A bizarre mummy from ancient Egypt combining the heads of a girl and a crocodile was photographed for the first time in more than a century. The mummy is composed of the head of...

GIANT 2.6-meter-long sarcophagus unearthed in Egypt

There is a new archeological mystery in Alexandria. Archaeologists have unearthed a 8.6-foot-long sarcophagus buried in Egypt 2,000 years ago beside a massive stone head. This is a giant for this period of time....

Feeding the gods: Hundreds of skulls reveal massive scale of human sacrifice in Aztec capital, the sacred city of Tenochtitlan

The priest quickly sliced into the captive's torso and removed his still-beating heart. That sacrifice, one among thousands performed in the sacred city of Tenochtitlan, would feed the gods and ensure the continued existence...

25 giant drawings newly discovered near Nazca Lines in Peru desert (video)

Archaeologists in Peru have discovered more than 25 large drawings carved into the earth near the Nazca Lines in a southern coastal desert. They include figures of a killer whale and a woman dancing. The...

Founding population that crossed into Alaska from Siberia and gave rise to original Native Americans consisted of just 250 people – before spreading across the continents and growing by the MILLIONS

In the thousands of years following their arrival to the New World, Native American populations spread out to form vastly different groups living all across the continents, with millions of people scattered from Canada...

What does an 85,000-year-old fossilized finger bone the size of a Lego have to tell about the course of human history? Plenty, apparently

The discovery of a rare 85,000-year-old finger bone in Saudi Arabia complicates our understanding of African migration. The fossil builds on the theory that humans left Africa in multiple waves, and suggests they made it...

Geoglyphs found in Amazon prove there were huge settlements deep in the rainforest before Christopher Colombus

The discovery of dozens of geoglyphs show the Amazon rainforest was highly populated long before Columbus arrived. Researchers found the geoglyphs were part of hundreds of villages that may have had a collective population...

This unprecedented burial site deserves reverence and respect: 7,000 years old human remains discovered off Sarasota County may be remains from first Native Americans in Florida

Just 300 feet off the coast of Manasota Key in Sarasota County, Florida, divers made a recent discovery that could unlock centuries of Florida's ancient history. Human remains have been discovered off the coast...

Scientists finally crack the mystery of the 1,500-year-old egg-shaped alien skulls found in Bavaria almost five decades ago

Scientists have finally cracked the mystery of the 1,500-year-old egg-shaped skulls found in Bavaria almost five decades ago. The ‘alien-like,’ elongated crania were unlike anything seen in northern Europe at that time. The technique used...

Receding waters suck by Nor’easter Storm Riley in Maine reveal an extremely rare Revolutionary War era shipwreck

The recent nor'easter that struck the eastern coast of the U.S. last week revealed something on a New England beach that has been glimpsed only about once a decade for the last 60 years:...

This 5,000-year-old mummy is the earliest known tattooed woman

A new analysis of two ancient Egyptian mummies has uncovered the earliest known examples of “figural” tattoos on human beings - that is, tattoos that are meant to represent a real things, rather than...

These two ancient skulls discovered in China appear to be hybrids of humans, neanderthals and a third mysterious race

Two 100,000-year-old skulls unearthed in China are up-ending ideas about human evolution. They appear to be hybrids of humans, neanderthals — and a third mysterious race. the so-called ‘mosaic’ skulls link to mysterious Denisovan...

Scientists discover new species of dinosaur and solve ancient mystery

Well that's a big deal! A bus-sized dinosaur has been found by paleontologists in Egypt and it offers a clue to an ancient mystery. The dino, Mansourasaurus shahinae, was the length of a school...

Archeologists unearth evidence of ‘unusually sophisticated’ technology beneath ancient ‘pyramid’ on Greek island of Keros

New excavations on the remote island of Keros reveal monumental architecture and technological sophistication at the dawn of the Cycladic Bronze Age. New research on the 4,000-year-old site of Dhaskalio - a giant, gleaming, stepped...

Surprise! DNA reveals new group of Native Americans: the ancient Beringians

This is a BIG surprise! DNA analysis of a baby girl who died at the end of the last ice age shows she belonged to a previously unknown ancient group of Native Americans: the...

Ancient Mexican structure is a ‘miniature model of the universe’, say archaeologists: Underwater shrine appears to represent the beginning of space and time in Mesoamerican mythology

Mexican archaeologists have identified a stone “tetzacualco” – or shrine – that they think could have been constructed as a “miniature model of the universe”. The structure is located in a pond on the...

Unexpected cluster of 8 Roman imperial shipwrecks discovered off Naxos, Greece

Underwater archaeologists were surprised to find eight sunken ships from the Roman Empire off the coast of the Greek island of Naxos. The 2,000-year-old shipwrecks were found in depths of less than 100 feet...

Ancient sarcophagus surrounded by 14 stone pillars with mysterious inscriptions discovered in Mongolia

In the desert steppes of eastern Mongolia, a group of archaeologists discovered a mysterious monument consisting of a stone sarcophagus surrounded by 14 stone pillars covered with Turkic runic inscriptions, dating back to the...

Ancient astronomical observatory in massive D-shaped temple found in Cusco, Peru

Archeology is fascinating. Imagine finding secrets of ancient civilisations while digging the Earth. It's so powerful. Very recently, archeologists working at Espiritu Pampa archaeological site in Southern Cusco region unearthed a massive D-shaped temple...

Ancient Biblical city of Corinth destroyed by earthquake 1,400 years ago uncovered in underwater excavations

In 2017, underwater archeologists discovered the Roman Harbour at Lechaion – the main harbour town of ancient Corinth, which was completely destroyed by an earthquake 1,400 years ago. The Greek city, which was rebuilt...

Ancient Egypt was ruled by a GIANT

Myths abound with stories of giants, from the frost and fire giants of Norse legends to the Titans who warred with the gods in ancient Greek mythology. However, giants are more than just legend....

New GIANT human-sized Penguin Fossil found in New Zealand named after the Maori words “kumi”, meaning a large mythological monster, and “manu” for bird

It seems that animals and reptiles were much taller a few million years ago than today. So why people are still refuting that GIANTS have ever existed? Fossil hunters have found bones of a...

Scary archeology: The mass grave of the headless Vikings

Archaeologists were digging up the side of a boring old roadway in Dorset when suddenly they unearthed something a bit more exciting: a mass grave containing the headless remains of 54 Viking mercenaries. The...

Over 200 well-preserved pterosaurs eggs some with embryonic remains unearthed in China

This site is a pterosaur Eden. Over 200 extremely well-preserved pterosaurs eggs have been unearthed in China. 16 of the 215 miraculously preserved eggs contain embryonic remains of the pterosaur species. This means that...

Rare iron artifacts dating back to the Bronze Age long before humans were able to smelt iron ore were forged from IRON METEORITES

Researchers have found several rare iron tools dating back to the Bronze Age across the world. This includes beads from Gerzeh, Egypt, dating back to the year 3200 BCE, a dagger from Turkey from...

A mysterious giant rock monument lurks on the bottom of the Sea of Galilee in Israel and baffles scientists

It's huge, ancient, on the bottom of the sea ... and not a natural formation. In 2003, a team of Israeli archaeologists were conducting a seabed survey upon the Sea of Galilee. Then they...