Ancient History

News and information about strange archeological finds and mysterious artifacts

Ancient Mystery: Was Noah’s Ark Round?

A recently deciphered 4,000-year-old clay tablet from ancient Mesopotamia is providing new details about the mythological tale of Noah and his ark. Was Noah's Ark round-shaped? Mythology and tales. What exciting topics! And when a tablet,...

Mammoth Skeleton Found In Family Gravel Pit In Texas Is 90% Complete

A 90% complete mammoth skeleton has been discovered in family gravel pit This unearthed Ice Age creature is 60,000-year-old! Amazing! A family were left stunned when they discovered the skeleton on a 60,000-year-old mammoth in their...

Is This Alexander The Great’s Tomb? Greek Archeologists Are Sure Of Their Sensational Discovery

Greek archeologists say they have found Alexander the Great's tomb! I say OH PLEASE! The tomb is situated in ancient Amphipolis, a major city of the Macedonian kingdom, situated 100km (62 miles) east of Thessaloniki. Amphipolis was...

Stonehenge Mystery Solved: Ancient Neolithic Site Was A Complete Circle

It's a puzzle that has taken 4000 years to solve: was Stonehenge built in a complete circle? Stonehenge mystery solved 4000 years on: it was built in a circle! Extensive tests and excavations carried out at...

Ancient Skeleton Re-discovered In Philadelphia Museum After 85 Years

Ancient Skeleton Re-discovered In Philadelphia Museum After 85 Years! I knew there were weird things going on in Museums! But that is really unexpected! This skeleton was originally found by British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley around...

Ancient Civilisation: Machu Picchu Before And After Photos. WOW!

Machu Picchu is a mysterious 15th-century Inca site in Peru. These amazing pictures show the evolution of the archeological site from its discovery to now! Now compare! Machu Picchu was unknown to the outside world before being...

Archeological Treasures: UK Storms 2014 Reveal 5,000-year-old Forest on Welsh beach – February 2014

This is surreal! The UK storms in 2014 have revealed the remains of these ancient trees on a beach near the village of Borth, Ceredigion, Mid Wales. And this ancient forest is tied to...

Secret Tomb of Egyptian ‘Priest of Magic’ Discovered at Abusir Archaeological Cemetery at Giza

This is the story of the secret and mysterious tomb belonging to an Ancient Egyptian 'Priest of Magic' that got discovered by archeologists 4,500 years after it was sealed off from the world. Archaeologists at...

Byzantine Era Mosaic Found Under Israeli Kibbutz During Road Construction Works – May 2012

Amazing and rare discovery of an almost intact colourful mosaic from the Byzantine Era (back to between the fourth and sixth centuries) in kibbutz fields Beit Qama, in the B’nei Shimon regional council, about 65miles from Jerusalem...

Archeological Discovery in Switzerland: A Worker Finds a Mammoth Tusk in a Gravel Pit in Eschenbach

A full 90 inches long mammoth tusk was discovered in a gravel pit by an excavator operator as stated by a cantonal archeologist of Lucerne. And this is not his first time! This same...

Divers Discover Ancient Inca Offerings in Lake Titicaca

Christophe Delaere, a Belgian archaeologist, and his team of diving archaeologists have discovered Inca treasures in Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. A team of diving archaeologists under the direction of Belgian Christophe Delaere (FNRS, ULB) has...

Dreadnoughtus: The Largest Dinosaur on Earth

Dreadnoughtus was the largest dinosaur on Earth. The fossil and remains of this MEGA dinosaur have been unveiled to the public on September 4, 2014. The fossils of the largest dinosaur EVER living on earth have recently...

Guildhall’s Skull Mystery: Gladiators Fought In Ancient London

Are the 39 skulls found at London Wall decapitated heads of 'gladiators' ? Disarticulated human remains of forty Roman individuals were discovered, in 1988, beneath the site of Guildhall (London City). After re-examination, they may represent...

Strange Ancestral Language: This is How Our Ancestors’ Language Sounded Like 6,000 Years Ago

Have you ever asked yourself how did our ancertors' language sound like? Well, linguists have recently reconstructed what a 6,000 year-old-language called Proto-Indo-European, the forerunner of many European and Asian languages, might have sounded like. Photo...

Climate Change Threatens Archaeological Remains Of The Alaskan Yup’ik Eskimo Village of Nunalleq

Residents of the Yup’ik Eskimo village of Quinhagak first called in archaeologists from the University of Aberdeen in 2009 to carry out a rescue dig after observing their coastline being washed away as a...

This Mysterious Underwater Discovery Baffles Scientists And Could Rewrite Human History of North America

Archeologists have made a mysterious underwater discovery off Queen Charlotte Island in Canada. And this submarine archeological find near Haida Gwaii could rewrite human history. Well at least the North American human history! The sonar images acquired by...

World’s Oldest Computer – The Ancient Greek Antikythera Mechanism – Is Older Than Previously Thought

Sometimes ancient history can get a bit more ancient. The ancient Greek Antikythera Mechanism — also known as the world's "oldest analog computer" for its ability to predict lunar and solar eclipses and solar, lunar...

Nazca Lines Discovered in Kazakhstan – Explore Images of Some of 50 New Ancient Geoglyphs

More than 50 geoglyphs with various shapes and sizes have been discovered across northern Kazakhstan in Central Asia, say archaeologists. These sprawling structures, mostly earthen mounds, create the type of landscape art most famously seen...

First Etruscan pyramids located in Orvieto, central Italy

19th September 2012 - Orvieto, Italy. The world's first Etruscan pyramids have been discovered by a team of US and Italian archeologists under a wine cellar in Orvieto, a sedimentary area in central Italy....

Strange Archeology News: Parasitic Worm Discovered In Ancient Syrian Tomb

Researchers have found evidence of a parasitic infection in the skeletal remains of an individual that lived between 6,500-6,000 years ago in an early farming settlement of northern Syria. The discovery represents not only the...

Dinosaur Mystery: The Gigantic Arms of Deinocheirus Mirificus – The Weirdest Dinosaur

A dinosaur mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years has finally been solved. In the 1960s, researchers unearthed two gigantic dinosaur arms. For decades, scientists have speculated about what kind of beast they belonged...

Amazing Discovery of Cave Paintings in Burgos Mexico: First Evidence of pre-Hispanic groups in Tamaulipas

A photo of one of the cave paintings discovered by archaeologists in Mexico near the U.S. border. (Photo: National Institute of History and Anthropology in Mexico) Nearly 5,000 cave paintings have been discovered in a mountain...

Major Prehistoric Discovery At Elephant Butte: Students Unearth Giant Fossil Of Stegomastodon In New Mexico

A group of friends celebrating a bachelor party made an astonishing find – a giant fossil of the tusk and skull of what’s believed to be a Stegomastodon. Paleontologists there say it looked like a...

Scientists Have Unearthed The First Dinosaur Evidence in Saudi Arabia

Dinosaurs are fascinating, but aren't homogeneously dstributed over our planet. Scientists have just recently discovered the first ever dinosaur evidence from the Arabian subcontinent in Saudi Arabia. Unprecendent dinosaur discoveries have not only been made in...

Ancient History: Did a Drone Just Discover Ancient Petroglyphs in Utah?

Drones are not only used to kill people! This video claims “Drone discovers ancient petroglyphs in Utah!” The following video was made by Bill Clary from Colorado. According to him, the petroglyphs were filmed on...

Huge Circular Viking Fortress Discovered Near Copenhagen

The remains of a huge circular Viking fortress have been discovered on the Vallø Estate, about 30 miles south of Copenhagen on the Danish island of Zealand. It represents the seventh ringed fortresses ever discovered...

How Many Times has the World Ended? – Apocalypse Infographic

How many times has the World ended? Look at this funny doomsday apocalyptic infographics. 2012 was not the first expected and predicted apocalyptic end of the world.   In looking at just how many apocalypse predictions there have been...

Now it is sure! Harvard owns a book that’s bound in human skin!

Now it is sure! Harvard owns a book that’s bound in human skin. One of its curators announced today that tests on a book titled 'Des destinées de l’ame' (Destinies of The Soul), which was...

The 2012 Archeology and Anthropology Unresolved Mysteries

Jesus was married. A sensational papyrus quoting Jesus talking to his wife was decrypted by Harvard historian Karen King in September 2012. Fake or Reality? For the vatican, this piece of papyrus is a...

This Mysterious Brain is 4000-Year-Old

How did brain tissue survive in four skeletons dug up in Seyitömer Höyük, a Bronze Age settlement in western Turkey, between 2006 and 2011? It may look like nothing more than a bit of burnt log, but this 4000-year-old human...

Jesus Christ is Buried in Japan

Jesus Christ is buried in Japan. This is what claims a mountain hamlet in northern Japan. Discover this little-Known Legend of Jesus in Japan. On the flat top of a steep hill in a distant corner...

The ancient Aztecs and Incas invented peanut butter!

Peanuts are native to the tropics of the Americas and were mashed to become a pasty substance by the Aztec Native Americans hundreds of years ago. A number of peanut paste products have been...

Anthropology News: 35 Ancient Pyramids Discovered in Sudan Necropolis between 2009 and 2012

At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have been discovered, between 2009 and 2012, densely clustered at a site called Sedeinga in Sudan. This high concentration is a surprise for experts and scientists....

Doomsday in 2012? Maya Hieroglyph Fund Contains no Prophecy

Archaeologists have discovered a Maya text carved in stones at the "La Corona" dig site in Guatemala which refers to the 21st of the December 2012. These carvings are 1,300-year-old and represent the second...