Ancient History

News and information about strange archeological finds and mysterious artifacts

Mysterious gateway to afterlife found under Maya pyramid in Palenque

Mexican archeologists have discovered a mysterious canal system under the pyramid containing the tomb of a Mayan ruler in Palenque. Is it the symbolic gateway to afterlife? The hydraulic system was found just below the seventh-century tomb...

What happened to the giant volcano thought to have destroyed Atlantis?

What happened to the giant volcano thought to have destroyed Atlantis? The answer may be the island of Santorini... As the entire Bay of Santorini is an active volcanic crater. Around 360 B.C., the Greek philosopher...

Reconstruction of the ‘Primitive Machine’ in the Great Pyramid

The 'Primitive Machine' within the Great Pyramid of Giza has been reconstructed by archeologists. This simple yet elaborate system of blocks and grooves within the Great Pyramid of Giza had been constructed by ancient Egyptians...

2,000-year-old lost sunken city of Rhapta found in Tanzania

A 2,000-year-old lost sunken city has been discovered by a scuba diver flying over the coast of Tanzania. Now archaeologists believe he has discovered the remnants of the ancient lost sunken city of Rhapta. The ancient...

Skeletons with anomalous large elongated skulls newly discovered in Bolivia

Researchers have recently discovered six new skeletons in Bolivia. Two of them are of extreme interest since they display anomalous, freakishly large, elongated skulls. According to researchers one of the skeletons had an elongated head that...

The iron dagger blade of ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun is of extraterrestrial origin

Since its discovery in 1925, the meteoritic origin of the iron dagger blade from the sarcophagus of the ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun (14th C. BCE) has been the subject of debate. New chemical composition measurements...

Mysterious world’s oldest man-made sphere discovered in Bosnia

What about this mysterious man-made sphere discovered by a controversial archeologist in Bosnia? The specialist claims this bizarre natural sphere is the world's oldest man-made sphere proving Europe has an advanced lost civilisation that used impressive...

Real unicorns roamed this Earth 29,000 years ago

Real unicorns aren't just mythical. The bad news: This ancient "Siberian Unicorn" looked nothing like the mythical creatures portrayed in so many fairy tales, but fatter and furrier, and in reality more rhino than stallion. This real...

A 1,000 years secret cave revealed to public in China

China’s history is long, rich and known for its abundance of art and culture. Every year there are more amazing archaeological discoveries made about this ancient and mystic land. The most recent discovery is a...

Medieval castle discovered under a prison basketball court in Gloucester

Ruins of a medieval castle has been discovered under a prison in Gloucester. Just try to imagine the surprise of the archeologists as they dug up these well-preserved castle ruins under an abandoned in England. The medieval...

Woolly mammoth bones discovered in soybean field in Chelsea, Michigan

Farmers digging in a Michigan field near Chelsea, discovered with amazement bones of a woolly mammoth eight feet under the surface. The find on October 1, 2015, represents one of the more complete sets of woolly...

The world’s oldest mummified puppy has been just found in Siberia and is 12,500 years old

These are amazing images of the sibling of the world's oldest mummified puppy found in Siberia. The dog mummy is 12,500 years old has been unearthed a small village of eastern Russia. The perfectly conserved puppy...

Chichen Itza grand Kukulkan Castle Pyramid sits over sacred sinkhole cave or cenote

There is a sacred sinkhole cave - cenote - under Chichen Itza’s grand Kukulkan Castle Pyramid. This amazing discovery could shed new light on the ancient Maya civilisation. The sacred lake is 35 (105ft) metres across and over 20 metres (60ft)...

8 million dog mummies discovered in ancient Egyptian catacomb built for the animal cult of Anubis

Nearly 8 million mummified puppies and grown dogs have been discovered in the catacombs of the sacred temple of Anubis in Egypt. The catacomb ceiling also contains the fossil of an ancient sea monster more...

The mysterious Sleeping Beauty has been found in Ethiopia

Archaeologists working in Ethiopia have discovered a remarkable treasure trove of artifacts dating back to the first and second centuries. It also included the skeletal remains of a mysterious woman that some are calling "Sleeping...

Giant shark fossil discovered in Texas suggests monsters from the deep were larger than thought

A monster shark the size of a two-story building trolled the shallow seas 100 million years ago. The massive fish, Leptostyrax macrorhiza, would have been one of the largest predators of its day! The top image of...

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Construction workers discovered 43 fossilized dinosaur eggs during road repair work in Heyuan City on April 19, 2015. The city that boasts the largest number of dinosaur eggs in the world has already won a Guinness...

The ancient Altamura Man reveals his Neanderthal secrets

This is the Altamura Man. And he’s old! Discovered in an Italian cave in 1993, his odd skull had essentially grown over time to become part of the cave, calcite budding from its features. New results...

Large sinkhole at Brisbane’s Archerfield Airport contains hidden archeological treasures

Brisbane's airport teams have made an unexpected and surprising discovery while examining a sinkhole that opened up on a grass runway. They uncovered ironbark shoring and iron rods believed to be the remnants of a...

Just a giant woolly mammoth’s tusk discovered in a Siberian riverbed – How large are actually woolly mammoths?

This is a huge woolly mammoth's tusk! Can you imagine the size of this beast? But actually how large were woolly mammoths? A lot of people think of woolly mammoths as huge, but there are a few mammoth...

New Jawbone fossil discovery rewrites human evolution

A 2.8-million-year-old jawbone found in Ethiopia is rewriting the evolutionary history of Humans. The jawbone, which contains five intact teeth, reveals that our ancient human ancestors came on the evolutionary scene nearly half a million...

Baby Woolly Rhinoceros Dubbed Sasha Discovered In Siberia For The First Time

Scientists are going crazy over the recent discovery of a baby woolly rhino. This is the only know specimen of this type of tiny extinct rhino. It was discovered lying in permafrost along the bank of...

Ötzi The Iceman Mummy Has A New Tattoo – Unexpected!

A new tattoo has been discovered on Ötzi the Iceman mummy. This strange new drawing is the 61th. And it came as a big surprise. Researchers in Italy have discovered a strange new tattoo on the ribcage...

Is This Ancient Sea Dinosaur A Cousin Of Loch Ness Monster? Jurassic Ichthyosaur Fossil Found in Scotland’s Isle of Skye

Scottish paleontologists have discovered the ancient sea monster of your nightmares. The large reptile, an Ichthyosaur,  lived in Scotland's Isle of Skye some 170 million years ago. This is the same area of the world...

New Mythical Osiris Tomb Discovered in Egypt Is Identical To That In Luxor And Mythology

Archeologists have just uncovered the copy of the mythical Luxor's Tomb of Osiris, God of the Dead, at another archeological site in Egypt. The tomb complex contains multiple shafts and chambers, a carving of Osiris...

2500-year-old Russian Princess Tattooed Mummy Witchcraft: The Siberian Ice Maiden Triggers Natural Disasters

The Siberian Ice Maiden witchcraft is so powerful it triggers natural disasters. Because local elders feared that the Russian ice mummy upheaval led to a series of natural disasters, it will be returned to her resting place. The 2,500-year-old...

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...

Vampires in Poland Weren’t Resistant to Cholera

Vampires in Poland were killed by CHOLERA. Suspected vampire skeletons found in a cemetery in Poland are thought to have been the first to die from disease outbreaks. As far back as the 11th century, a...

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...

5,500-Year-Old Ancient Axe With Intact Wooden Shaft Uncovered at Rødbyhavn, Denmark

This ancient axe with intact wooden shaft was uncovered at Rødbyhavn, Denmark. It dates to the Stone Age, about 5,500 years ago. AMAZING! Archaeologists have unearthed a remarkably well-preserved axe with an intact shaft. The narrow-necked...

Stunning Ancient Greek Mosaic Depicting The Nine Muses or Daughters of Zeus Unearthed in Turkey

This stunning ancient Greek floor mosaic was just excavated in Zeugma, southern Turkey. The mosaic is about 2200 years old and depicts the Nine Muses of Greek arts and sciences, who are said to have...

Did You Know? The Stone Heads on Easter Island Have Bodies – Moai Statues

The huge stone heads on Easter Island have buried bodies! I actually didn't know! What about you? But when you look at them for the first time who would even think about that? You have probably all...

10,000-year-old Yukagir Bison Mummy is Ready to Reveal its Secrets

The Yukagir bison mummy was hidden away under frozen ground for nearly 10,000 years. Now, this extremely well-preserved bison is finally ready to give up its secrets. In 2011, members of the Yukagir tribe in northern...

Mysterious Ancient Stone Rings In Jordan’s Desert Baffle Scientists

What are these mysterious ancient stone rings found in the desert in Jordan? Archeologists are baffled! Archaeologists from Western Australia have documented 12 Jordanian ancient stone rings and are trying now to decipher the mystery behind. These...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gas Chamber Discovered by Archeologists at Sobidor Death Camp, Poland

The exact location of the building that housed the gas chambers at Sobibór death camp have been discovered. This is an important moment for holocaust researchers and anybody interested in this horrifying atrocity! WARSAW, POLAND — Holocaust...

Second Largest Ancient Giant Tomb Of First Chinese Emperor’s Grandmother Discovered in Shaanxi

An ancient giant tomb has been unearthed in Xi'an, China. It is however still unclear who was buried in it! According to first investigations, the tomb was built by the first emperor, Qin Shi Huang,...