Ancient History

News and information about strange archeological finds and mysterious artifacts

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Graveyard of Ancient Giants Unearthed in China

An incredible graveyard of Giants, buried 5,000 years ago, has been uncovered by archaeologists in eastern China. Many of the men discovered in Jiaojia village near Jinan City,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Enormous 10,000-year-old monolith discovered under Mediterranean Sea

An enormous 10,000-year-old monolith, hacked out of limestone by stone-age humans, has been found at the bottom of the Mediterranean. The 12-meter stone totem sits in the Sicilian Channel between Tunisia and Sicily under 40m...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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"...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Two anomalies confirmed inside the Great Pyramid of Cheops

Two anomalies have been confirmed inside the Great Pyramid of Cheops. One is at the top of the gateway to the pyramidal mausoleum, built 4,500 years ago, and the second was found in the northeast...

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 -...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...