Ancient History

News and information about strange archeological finds and mysterious artifacts

Biblical Town of Emmaus Where Jesus Appeared After Crucifixion Discovered by Archeologists

Archaeologists may have discovered the village where Jesus is said to have appeared after he was crucified.  According to the Gospel of Luke, after Jesus was crucified, two...

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....

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...

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...

Dinorabbit: 70 million years old dinosaur eggs with embryos inside discovered in Argentina

Archaeologists in Argentina have announced the discovery of several dinosaur eggs – believed to be nearly 70 million years old and with the remainders of its embryos. The eggs were found several years ago at...

Volcanoes, Lightnings, Child Sacrifices, and Gods: It Has to be the Incas

Bioarchaeologists have been studying the 500-year-old remains of child sacrifices found on top of the volcanos Ampato and Pichu Pichu in the Andes. They found that a...

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...

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...

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...

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...