archaeology

Ancient Stone Found at Underwater Site Reveals Historical Information (Video)

Researchers in Israel have discovered an engraved stone that identifies Gargilius Antiquus as Judea’s Roman governor at the time of the Bar Kochba Revolt. (AOL Screenshot)
Researchers in Israel have discovered an engraved stone that identifies Gargilius Antiquus as Judea’s Roman governor at the time of the Bar Kochba Revolt. (AOL Screenshot)

Researchers in Israel have discovered an engraved stone that identifies Gargilius Antiquus as Judea’s Roman governor at the time of the Bar Kochba Revolt. Though...




  • For decades, researchers have been trying to figure out who these mummified knees belonged to. And now, they believe they finally know the answer. (AOL Screenshot)

    Experts Finally Identify Ancient Knees as Queen Nefertari’s (Video)

    Who did these knees belong to? That’s a question scientists have been trying to figure out for decades. And according to a new study, they... Read more

  • A 2,500-year-old mummified crocodile specimen held by the National Museum of Antiquities in the Netherlands has recently been found to contain at least 47 wrapped and preserved baby crocodiles, much to the surprise of experts. (AOL Screenshot)

    Dozens of Babies Found Inside 2,500-year-old Crocodile Mummy (Video)

    A 2,500-year-old mummified crocodile specimen held by the National Museum of Antiquities in the Netherlands has recently been found to contain at least 47 wrapped... Read more

  • Researchers from Sweden’s Lund University are studying a semi-permanent Mesolithic settlement off the nation’s southern coast. (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Explore Underwater Stone Age Settlement (Video)

    Divers exploring the waters off the southern coast of Sweden about 7 years ago discovered what turned out to be northern Europe’s oldest known stationary... Read more

  • Technology has enabled scientists to figure out how a 6,000-year-old amulet resembling a wheel was created. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Unravel The Mysteries Behind 6,000-Year-Old Amulet (Video)

    Technology has enabled scientists to figure out how a 6,000-year-old amulet resembling a wheel was created. The copper object was found decades ago in present-day... Read more

  • A new study documents the discovery of a nearly intact, 66 to 72-million-year-old skeleton of a bird-like dinosaur which is believed to have struggled to free itself from mud before dying. (AOL Screenshot)

    ‘Saddest’ Dinosaur Fossil Found Shows Struggle Before Death (Video)

    Dinosaur remains that were discovered in China have been described as one of the “saddest fossils.”  As Seeker reports, the creature, called Mud Dragon, was... Read more

  • Scientists have identified a pebble-like object found in Sussex more than 10 years ago as a piece of dinosaur brain, making the discovery the first ever confirmed. (AOL Screenshot)

    Brown Pebble Turns Out to be Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Tissue (Video)

    Dinosaur bones have proven to be rather resilient to the ravages of time, but the same cannot be said of soft tissue like muscles and... Read more

  • While mapping the floor of the Black Sea, researchers discovered dozens of long lost wrecked ships, with some belonging to the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. (AOL Screenshot)

    Exploration of Black Sea’s Floor Turns up Wrecked Ships from Byzantine and Ottoman Empires (Video)

    An international team of experts is engaged in a massive undertaking to map the floor of the Black Sea, an endeavor intended to provide insights... Read more

  • Mysterious marks found in rocks in the Azores archipelago, Portugal. (Courtesy of Antoneita Costa)

    Controversy Surrounds Artifacts on Azores Islands: Evidence of Advanced Ancient Seafarers?

    The Azores archipelago is about 1,000 miles off the coast of Europe, about a third of the way to North America across the Atlantic. The islands belong... Read more

  • A team of scientists from Japan and Mongolia has announced the discovery of one of the largest dinosaur footprints that has ever been documented. (AOL Screenshot)

    One of the Largest Known Dinosaur Footprints Found in the Gobi Desert (Video)

    A team of scientists from Japan and Mongolia has announced the discovery of one of the largest dinosaur footprints that has ever been documented. According... Read more

  • Artifacts found at the so-called Antikythera shipwreck off a remote Greek island in 1900, as displayed at the Archaeological Museum in Athens on Sept. 14, 2014. The remains of a young man who was on the ship 2,000 years ago were found on Aug. 31, 2016. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

    2,000-Year-Old Human Remains Found on Famous Antikythera Shipwreck

    Underwater archaeologists made an extremely rare discovery at the world-famous Antikythera shipwreck site in Greece—the 2,000-year-old remains of a young male. And now scientists are... Read more

  • The first skeleton has been found amidst the Antikythera Shipwreck, and researchers hope to extract DNA evidence from the bones to learn more about the victim and people from the period of around 65 B.C. (AOL Screenshot)

    A 2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Has Been Found on Ancient Shipwreck (Video)

    The first human remains have been discovered amidst the debris of a well-known Greek shipwreck. According to a news release issued by the Woods Hole... Read more

  • Patrice Legrand, a winegrower and amateur paleontologist stands in the Cave aux Coquillages (The seashells cave) in Fleury-la-Riviere, an underground fossil site with thousands of seashells that populated this territory 45 million years ago. (FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Under the Champagne Vineyards, Ancient Shells Offer Rare Look at the Past

    In caves deep underground in France’s Champagne region lie thousands of shells that are 45 million years old, a site researchers describe as “rare and... Read more

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    Ancient Mayan Manuscript Oldest Found in the Americas

    A mysterious 13th century manuscript—an astronomy guide—that was long believed to be an elaborate hoax was recently declared to be authentic. The document, written about... Read more

  • Ancient Peruvian Nazca people built this spiral well. The spiral wells were built to give easy access to water directed from mountain springs to dry valleys. (Public Domain)

    Advanced Hydraulic Engineering Made Desertified Peruvian Valleys Livable 1,500 Years Ago

    Aqueducts and man-made wells built about 1,500 years ago in Peru by the Nazca people are still in use today and supplying water for daily... Read more

  • A glimpse into the animal kingdom’s food chain 48 million years ago has been made possible by the discovery of a very unique fossil. (AOL Screenshot)

    48-Million-Year-Old Fossil Shows Insect Inside Lizard Inside Snake (Video)

    A glimpse into the animal kingdom’s food chain 48 million years ago has been made possible by the discovery of a very unique fossil. A... Read more

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    Mayan Calendar Similar to Ancient Chinese: Early Contact?

    Ancient Mayan and Chinese calendar systems share so many similarities, it is unlikely they developed independently, according to the late David H. Kelley, whose paper... Read more

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