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Ancient Zuni Native Americans Speak Japanese in New Mexico

Weird things have been popping up in the Land of Enchantment since forever. Aliens knew what they were doing when they landed in New Mexico all those years...

La Doncella Is an Incredible Mummy of an Inca Girl Sacrificed 500 Years Ago On Top of a Volcano in Argentina

Juanita La Doncella or The Maiden is the name of a mummy of a teenage Inca girl who was sacrificed more than 500 years ago in the Andes Mountains.

Wherever You Dig, There’s Another Slaughtered Child

At least 227 slaughtered children have been found at the world's largest child sacrifice site in Peru. And as reported by the site's choef archeologist: "Wherever you dig,...

Spanish Stonehenge Resurfaces After Extremadura Reservoir Dries Up

Drouhgt is a nightmare for farmers... But sometimes it is gold worth for archeology! Drought reveals long lost 'Spanish Stonehenge' in Extremadura reservoir. Picture...

The Skeleton Lake in Himalaya Is Full of Bones From Old Asian Pilgrims Killed by Apolcalyptic Hailstorm and Younger Mysterious Europeans

There are some creepy places where dead bodies just lay out in the open! Take Roopkund glacial lake, which is during the winter the perfect place to go skating.

The Genocide Pit in Sacred Ridge, Colorado

"Mutilated and processed" is not a phrase that you ever hope to read in any context whatsoever. But it fits good to Sacred Ridge in Colorado, an ancient...

Pompei’s Sorcerer’s Treasure Trove

Archaeologists working in the buried Roman city of Pompeii say they have uncovered a "sorcerer's treasure trove" of artefacts, including good-luck charms, mirrors and glass beads. Archaeologists working...

Giant 1-Meter-Tall Parrot Discovered In New Zealand

A new species of extinct giant parrot has been discovered in New Zealand. This is both the world’s largest parrot and the first species of extinct giant parrot...

The oldest tree in Switzerland

In 2013, Stefan Ansermet discovered luckily the oldest tree of Switzerland during an evening walk in the Swiss alps. The 300 million-year-old fossilized Cordaite was lying, undiscovered, on...

Scary archeology: Pits full of nothing but large to very large severed hands found in Egypt

While excavating a 3,600-year-old palace in the once-great city of Avaris, Egypt, a team of archaeologists unearthed four pits. What's in the pits? It's hands. There are no...

Lost biblical city of Ziklag discovered by archaeologists

The ruins of Ziklag, the long-lost town famed as a refuge for King David in the Hebrew Bible has finally been discovered by a team of archeologists in Israel. The...

Oldest alien-shaped skulls discovered in China

Excavation of ancient Chinese tombs have revealed the oldest human skulls which were intentionally reshaped as part of a ritual to show status and wealth. At a site...

Secrets of supernatural powers of Samurai disclosed in ancient text from sword-fighting school

A newly translated samurai text called "Twelve Rules of the Sword" reveals the secrets of a sword-fighting school that mastered a technique that seemed to give supernatural powers. Dating back...

The red-haired, cannibalistic giants of Lovelock Cave

Skulls of giants found in Lovelock Cave, Nevada. © Don Monroe Part One: The Oral Tradition and Written Account The Oral Tradition The northern...

New Dinosaur: Ancient 36 feet Loch Ness monster discovered in Antarctica

Paleontologists have discovered the remains of an ancient Loch Ness Monster look-alike in freezing Antarctica. And just like the legendary Nessie, it wasn't the runt of the litter.

Ancient rock carvings found in the world’s largest impact crater in South Africa

Two billion years ago an enormous asteroid slammed into what is now South Africa. It left behind the largest and second oldest confirmed impact crater, the 300 kilometer-wide (190-mile) Vredefort Crater.

British “Atlantis” discovered in the North Sea

Archaeologists believe they have discovered an ancient Stone Age settlement once home to thousands of people 8,000 years ago. Today, it rests at the bottom of the North...

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...