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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...

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...

Terrifying Archaeological Discovery: The Screaming Mummy Mystery

Something terrifiyng was discovered in an unmarked Egyptian sarcophagus and then all around the world! Look at these screaming, undead faces staring at you! Creepy! In 1886, Gaston Maspero, the head of the Egyptian Antiquities Service, discovered...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Spinosaurus: The Largest Predatory Dinosaur to Ever Roam the Earth

Discover the amazing story of Spinosaurus: The largest predatory dinosaur to ever roam the Earth! This amazing oddyssey started back in 1912 to finish in September 2014. Really cool! North Africa, 95 million years ago, was...

Unknown Civilisation: 150 Mummies Of Ancient Unknown Culture Discovered in Atacama Desert

150 mummies of an ancient and unknown culture have been unearthed in the Atacama Desert by a team of archaeologists from Poland, Peru and Colombia. This unprecedent archeological site discovered is that of an unknown...

The Skeleton Lake in Himalaya Is Full of Bones From Old Asian Pilgrims Killed by Apolcalyptic Hailstorm and Younger Mysterious Europeans

There are some creepy places where dead bodies just lay out in the open! Take Roopkund glacial lake, which is during the winter the perfect place to go skating.

Khroma and Lyuba Wooly Mammoths: Ancient Baby Mammoths Inhaled Mud And Suffocated To Death

Lyuba and Khroma are two newborn woolly mammoths from the Arctic and probably the best preserved baby mammoth specimens ever found around the world. A new scientific study suggests they died brutally inhaling mud and...

A Collection of the World’s Oldest Examples of Ordinary Things and Everyday Objects

Have you ever wondered how socks, a bag or even a condom look like in the past? Well this collection of the world's oldest examples of ordinary things and everyday objects will help you figure it...

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...

Zombie Love: Torajas Dig Up Relatives to Freshen Them Up During Ancient Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses (MaiNene)

Torajas zombie love: Every year, in Toraja, an Indonesian village in Sulawesi, residents dig up their dead to give them a wash, groom and dress them in new clothes. This ancient ritual called MaiNene, or...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Nazca Lines Mystery Deepens As Sandstorm Unearths Snake And Camel Forms in Peru Desert

The Nazca Lines Mystery deepens: Gales and sandstorms uncover geoglyphs of a SNAKE and a CAMEL in the Peruvian desert! The geoglyphs, known as Nazca Lines, were first discovered from above in 1939. It is believed...

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...

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...

Ancient Populations Used Advanced Sound Technology To Alter Consciousness And Speak With The Dead

A prehistoric necropolis yields clues to the ancient use of sound and its effect on human brain activity. Researchers detected the presence of a strong double resonance frequency at 70Hz and 114Hz inside a 5,000-years-old...

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...

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...

Ancient Tresors Unveiled: Two Amazing Statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III Unveiled In Luxor, Egypt on March 23 2014

Two amazing statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III have been recently restored and unveiled on March23, 2014, in Luxor, Egypt, along with a carved alabaster head from another Amenhotep III statue. The severely damaged statues, which were...

Ancient Lives: The Secret of the 1,300-year Old Christian Tattooed Mummy Discovered in Sudan

An extremely rare Christian tattoo has been discovered on a 1,300-year old mummy in the Nile Valley. A unique Christian tattoo has been discovered on a mummy unearthed along the Nile in Sudan nine years ago. The...

Ancient Fossils Discovered At Natural Trap Cave – Wyoming Sinkhole Hidden Archeological Treasures

The Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming is a deep sinkhole containing hidden archeological treasures. This wide cavern Wyoming is actually an Aladdin's cave of ancient animal bones! And not just a few ones... A mountain of bones! Scientists believe...

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...

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...

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...

US Secret Defense: Sunken Nazi Submarine Discovered And Visited Off Texas Coast

The United States government didn't want us to know. They didn't want us to know how Germany was taking us to task, how successful these U-boats were. This Second World War submarine wrack was actually found...

70-Million Years Old Dinosaur Egg Containing Intact Embryo Being Analyzed In Mississippi

What could be most amazing than a 70-Million years old dinosaur egg? Probably when the fossilized egg still contains an intact embryo! Such a rare find is now being analyzed by scientists in Mississippi! STARKVILLE, MS...

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...

Archeology: Ancient Astronomical Laboratory Discovered In Peru

A 4,000-year-old ancient astronomical laboratory was discovered at the archaeological complex of Licurnique, Peru. Archeologists have stumbled upon a site where ancient people observed the stars thousands of years ago in northern Peru. Astronomical observations were found engraved...

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...

Real Human Teeth Found In Weird Jesus Christ Statue In Mexico

Real human teeth found in weird Jesus Christ statue in Mexico. WTF!?! Well yes, restauration workers were also baffled by this let say strange discovery! Restoration workers in Mexico were in for a surprise when a...

Amazing Archeology: Ancient Magic Evil Eye Box Discovered In New Sudanese 2,000-year-old cemetery

A 2,000-year-old cemetery with several underground tombs has been discovered near the Nile River in Sudan. Archaeologists excavated several of the underground tombs, finding artifacts such as a silver ring, engraved with an image of...

This Fascinating Ichthyosaur Fossil Features the Oldest Vertebrate Live Birth – February 2014

This is a new amazing discovery! Paleontologists have found the oldest fossil to capture a vertebrate live birth. A fascinating and unexpected discovery was made by paleontologists at UC Davies: They have found the oldest fossil...

This is the largest dinosaur EVER discovered: A new species of titanosaur unearthed in Argentina

This is an enormous treasure! Fossilised bones - 150 in "remarkable condition" - of seven giant dinosaurs believed to be the largest creatures ever to walk the Earth, have been unearthed in the desert near La...