Ancient History

News and information about strange archeological finds and mysterious artifacts

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...

Scary archeology: The terrifying dicovery of Mount Owen Moa

In 1986, an expedition descended on Mount Owen in New Zealand with the intention of exploring the vast network of caves that dwell deep beneath the mountain. Ominous setting, isolated expedition, vast network of...

Scary archeology: Discovery of the scene of a Neanderthal mass cannibal attack

In 1994, deep within the murky depths of El Sidron, a cave system in Northwest Spain, researchers discovered the desiccated remains of 12 Neanderthals. But this wasn't some random collection of individuals; it was...

Ancient forests existed in Antarctica before the first dinosaurs roamed the Earth

Antarctica is a vast and frozen continent. It's so cold and merciless that it is a natural setting for horror. Even the sun doesn't want to stick around that place when winter sets in,...

Perfectly preserved 55,000-year-old cave lion cub discovered in Siberia

Scientists unearthed a perfectly preserved cave lion cub with its head still resting gently on a paw after up to 55,000 years. The cub was between six and eight weeks old when it died for...

Merovingian necropolis with a GIANT warrior, a witch, 3 horses and unusual burials unearthed in Germany

Fifteen graves dating from the Merovingian era, which lasted from the 5th century to AD 751, have been discovered near the present cemetery during roadworks in Theißen, a hamlet of Zeitz, Germany. Among others, archeologists...

Intricately carved gem sealstone discovered in tomb of Bronze Age Greek warrior

A 3,500-year-old tomb of a Bronze Age warrior in southwest Greece was unearthed 2 years ago by researchers from the University Cincinnati. The so-called 'Griffin Warrior' has revealed his most stunning historical offering yet: an...

Ancient ruins found in the middle of the Pacific ocean could be remnants of a legendary race

Ancient ruins in the middle of the Pacific ocean could be the remnants of a legendary race... Clips from a Science Channel series reveal images of a mysterious location just off the coast of the...

400 mysterious ancient stone structures discovered across old lava domes in Saudi Arabia

About 400 mysterious stone structures which archaeologists call "gates," based off of their loose resemblance to "old fashioned field gates," have been discovered in Saudi Arabia. Made of low stone walls that are sometimes built...

Rare Golden Tip from Egypt’s old kingdom discovered in Saqqara

A team of Swiss and French archaeologists have discovered in Saqqara, one of the «valley of pyramids» in Egypt, the Golden tip of the pyramid that adorned the tomb of the mother of Pepi...

Neapolis discovery in Tunisia: Huge ‘Tsunami-Sunk’ Roman ruins found underwater in Tunisia

Twenty hectares of the remains of Roman ruins under the sea have been discovered in Nabeul, Tunisia. This is a major archeological discovery which confirms ancient stories that a tsunami swallowed up part of the...

Early humans experienced a supervolcano explosion while travelling from Africa to Australia

Early humans may have seen a supervolcano explosion up close as revealed through the analysis of two ancient teeth found in an Indonesian cave. The two teeth also indicate that our species had arrived there...

Petroglyph in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon represents ancient total eclipse of the sun

A petroglyph in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon may represent a total eclipse that occurred there a thousand years ago. The petroglyph - carved in a rock by early Pueblo people and discovered in 1992 -...

Incredible mummy of a ‘polar princess’ unearthed close to the Arctic Circle after 900 years

The incredible mummy of a 'polar princess' has been unearthed at the edge of the Arctic with her long eyelashes and hair still intact after 900 years. Member of a mysterious medieval hunting and fishing...

Kent sinkhole reveals hidden network of WWI tunnels that have been buried for decades

Sometimes, a sinkhole becomes a door to another dimension! After the car park of a Kent branch of Primark collapsed, an unexpected and giant network of underground tunnels that could date back a century was discovered...

The ancient and mysterious Canaanites are the descendants of the modern-day Lebanese

A new study proves that the ancient Canaanites wiped out of the promised land that God gave to the Hebrews fled throughout the world... And went on to become modern-day Lebanese. Living between 3,000 and 4,000...

‘The Grave of an Alien’: Burial of a 1 year old baby with skull heavily deformed by barbaric traditions discovered

The burial of a child of the 2nd century AD was discovered by archaeologists at the ancient necropolis of Kyz-Aul in the east of Crimea. The expedition members dubbed him "the grave of an alien"...

‘Mountain of God’ volcano eruption is imminent and could wipe out key sites of human history in Tanzania

An active volcano in northeastern Tanzania known to the Maasai as the “Mountain of God” has been quietly rumbling—and it is showing signs that an eruption is imminent. The East African peak looms over a...

Peru’s Alien Mummy Baffles Scientists (Video)

Researchers have found mummified bodies of unknown creatures in the Nazca desert, Peru. A new mummified humanoid has been found in Peru. The mummy is 170 cm tall, it has a long skull with large...

The Aztecs tower of skulls in Mexico: 650 severed heads found beneath Mexico City from ritual sacrifices of men, women and children

The Aztecs tower of skulls in Mexico City: Archaeologists have found more than 650 skulls near the site of the Templo Mayor. The tower is believed to form part of the Huey Tzompantli, a massive...

Archeologists discover 17 mostly intact mummies in Egyptian necropolis

17 mostly intact mummies have been discovered in Egyptian necropolis in Minya. The find is especially important because it’s the first human necropolis to be discovered in Minya. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered catacombs in the country’s...

Fossil of newfound species of nodosaur is so well preserved it looks like a statue

This fossil of a newfound species of nodosaur is so well preserved that it looks like a statue The dinosaur lived midway through the Cretaceous period, between 110 million and 112 million years ago. The 110...

I wonder what’s behind this mysterious SEALED Door of the ancient Padmanabhaswamy temple

Wow, this is pretty fascinating. I've never heard of it before. I wonder what's in there? The mysterious SEALED Door of the ancient Padmanabhaswamy temple. If any human attempts are made with man-made technology to open...