Ancient History

News and information about strange archeological finds and mysterious artifacts

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 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,...

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...

Amazing Tattooed Mummy: Discover the Mysterious Siberian Ice Maiden

The mysterious Siberian ice maiden is an amazing tattooed mummy! Found in 1993, the Siberian Ice Maiden has animal-style deer tattoos on one of her shoulders, on her wrist and thumb. The Siberian Ice Maiden, also known...

Discovery Of Tomb Of Unknown Pharaoh Provides Evidence Of A Forgotten Egyptian Dynasty From 3,600 Years Ago

Archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a previously unknown pharaoh at the southern Egyptian site of Abydos last week. His name is Woseribre Senebkay and he represents the first material proof of a forgotten Abydos...

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...

Amazing Discovery: Mysterious Steamer Shipwreck Found in Lake Huron

A discovery of a lifetime! Shipwreck hunter finds mysterious 1861 steamer at the bottom of Lake Huron full of gold from the Civil War. David Trotter and his crew discovered the side-wheel steamer, named...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Unprecedent Discovery: 72 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tail Unearthed In Mexico Desert (VIDEO)

Paleontologists and students from the National Institute for Anthropology and History (INAH) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have discovered the fossilized remains of a 72 million-year-old dinosaur tail in a desert,...

Preserved Woolly Mammoth Displayed in Tokyo until September 2013

If you are in Japan within the next months, you should stop at an exhibition hall in Yokohama, south of Tokyo to admire the frozen body of a wholly and almost intact wholly mammoth. A...

Early Native Americans: America’s Oldest Cave and Rock Art Discovered in Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau

Archaeologists,Jan Simek, Alan Cressler, Nicholas Herrmann and Sarah Sherwood from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee and Mississippi State University, have discovered America's oldest cave and rock art that has remained...

Lost City: Archeologists Using Revolutionary ‘Airborn Laser’ Discover Hidden City in Cambodia’s Jungle

This ten-minute video details the rediscovery of Mahendraparvata, a lost city that once thrived in the mountains of Cambodia 1,200 years ago. Hidden for centuries by the country's dense, remote jungles, the city was...

Aurornis Xui: A New Flying Dinosaur that Lived About 150 Million Years Ago has been Discovered in China

A new flying dinosaur that lived about 150 million years ago has been dug up in China, which scientists say throws new light on the evolution of birds. The Aurornis xui was about the...

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...

Archeological Sensation in Zurich Switzerland: Discovery of the Oldest Forest in the World – May 21 2013

Researchers have found in an excavation in the Binzquartier in Zurich 14,000 years old stumps. They originate from the first forest which grew after the last ice age in Zurich. Archaeological sensation in the Binz...

Mysterious Symmetry of Religion: Twin Pyramids and Parallel Temples Across the Pacific Ocean

Symmetry is everywhere! It is even found in temples constructed by unrelated communities across the Pacific. Amazing. Left: Baksei Temple built during the Khmer Empire (9 – 13 AD). Right: The Temple of the Masks in...

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...

Ancient Elongated Alien Skulls Found In El Cementerio, Sonora State, Mexico

At 300 m from the Mexican town of Onavas, archaeologists discovered a Hispanic cemetery with 25 human burials. 13 of which have a conehead-shaped skull deformation. But it is unknown why this population specifically deformed...

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....

Did Bigfoot Really Exist? First DNA Study on Sasquatch – Real?

After reading that the genome of Bigfoot has been sequenced over the last five years on Before Its News, I directly tried to call Bigfoot himself for an interview! Too bad he could not be...

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...

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...

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...

African Khoi-San (“Bushmen”) are the oldest people in the world

21.09.2012 - African Khoi-San are the oldest people in the world A genetic study published in the magazine "Science" reports that the Khoi-San in Southern Africa is the oldest ethnic group of modern humans with...

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....