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Scientists finally crack the mystery of the 1,500-year-old egg-shaped alien skulls found in Bavaria almost five decades ago

Scientists have finally cracked the mystery of the 1,500-year-old egg-shaped skulls found in Bavaria almost five decades ago. The ‘alien-like,’ elongated crania were unlike anything seen in northern Europe at that time. The technique used...

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...

Unexpected cluster of 8 Roman imperial shipwrecks discovered off Naxos, Greece

Underwater archaeologists were surprised to find eight sunken ships from the Roman Empire off the coast of the Greek island of Naxos. The 2,000-year-old shipwrecks were found in depths of less than 100 feet...

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...

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...

This 5,000-year-old mummy is the earliest known tattooed woman

A new analysis of two ancient Egyptian mummies has uncovered the earliest known examples of “figural” tattoos on human beings - that is, tattoos that are meant to represent a real things, rather than...

Giant polar bear skull unearthed could be that of the legendary ‘weasel bear’

A huge, unusually shaped polar bear skull emerged in 2014 from an eroding archaeological site southwest of Utqiagvik. It is so different from most modern polar bear skulls that scientists believe they have found the...

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...

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...

Ancient Biblical city of Corinth destroyed by earthquake 1,400 years ago uncovered in underwater excavations

In 2017, underwater archeologists discovered the Roman Harbour at Lechaion – the main harbour town of ancient Corinth, which was completely destroyed by an earthquake 1,400 years ago. The Greek city, which was rebuilt...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Genocide Pit in Sacred Ridge, Colorado

"Mutilated and processed" is not a phrase that you ever hope to read in any context whatsoever. But it fits good to Sacred Ridge in Colorado, an ancient...

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...

‘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...

Ancient Mystery: Unusual Aztec Dog Cemetery Found in Mexico City – February 2014

This is not the first time a burial of a dog has been found, but it is the first find where many dogs were carefully buried together, in a setting that is like a...

Ancient rock carvings found in the world’s largest impact crater in South Africa

Two billion years ago an enormous asteroid slammed into what is now South Africa. It left behind the largest and second oldest confirmed impact crater, the 300 kilometer-wide (190-mile) Vredefort Crater.

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,...

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...

La Doncella Is an Incredible Mummy of an Inca Girl Sacrified 500 Years Ago On Top of a Volcano in Argentina

Juanita La Doncella or The Maiden is the name of a mummy of a teenage Inca girl who was sacrified more than 500 years ago in the Andes Mountains.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Scary archeology: The mass grave of the headless Vikings

Archaeologists were digging up the side of a boring old roadway in Dorset when suddenly they unearthed something a bit more exciting: a mass grave containing the headless remains of 54 Viking mercenaries. The...

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...

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...

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)...

Ancient History: Did a Drone Just Discover Ancient Petroglyphs in Utah?

Drones are not only used to kill people! This video claims “Drone discovers ancient petroglyphs in Utah!” The following video was made by Bill Clary from Colorado. According to him, the petroglyphs were filmed on...

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...

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...

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...

Storm Hannah unearths petrified prehistoric forest that inspired ancient legend of the Lost Hundred after thousands of years buried on a Welsh beach

A prehistoric forest of hundreds of trees which died more than 4,500 years ago has been uncovered on a Welsh beach after low tides and a storm. The forest near the village...

Dreadnoughtus: The Largest Dinosaur on Earth

Dreadnoughtus was the largest dinosaur on Earth. The fossil and remains of this MEGA dinosaur have been unveiled to the public on September 4, 2014. The fossils of the largest dinosaur EVER living on earth have recently...

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...

Strange Archeology News: Parasitic Worm Discovered In Ancient Syrian Tomb

Researchers have found evidence of a parasitic infection in the skeletal remains of an individual that lived between 6,500-6,000 years ago in an early farming settlement of northern Syria. The discovery represents not only the...

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...