archaeology

Scientists Test 1,000-Year-Old Viking General’s DNA, Prove Themselves Wrong

Viking helmets. (Helgi Halldórsson / CC BY-SA 2.0 / https://goo.gl/OOAQfn)
Viking helmets. (Helgi Halldórsson / CC BY-SA 2.0 / https://goo.gl/OOAQfn)

Scientists assumed a few things about a Viking skeleton they excavated in the 1800s. The skeleton was buried with two horses, an ax, a sword,...




  • The Stela of Montoro that was found in a famer's field  in Spain in 2002 and contains early writing from what appear to be different languages. (Archeological Museum of Montoro)

    Researchers Puzzled by Stone With Markings From Different Early Languages

    Researchers are trying to piece together the history of a stone slab that was found in Spain with writing from what appears to be several... Read more

  • Two Egyptian Tourist Police Officers guard the area of the Great Pyramids Chephren and Mycerinus seen on the background in Giza, Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

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  • Sarcophagus are pictured in the Statuary room of the Egyptian Museum in Turin on November 7, 2013. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ancient Egpytian Ruler May Be World’s Oldest Known ‘Giant,’ Study Suggests

    The remains of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who ruled during the third Dynasty (c 2700 B.C.) appears to have the body of a giant.  The remains... Read more

  • The famous Lion's gate at the southern entrance of the Mycenaean acropolis grave circle A, archaeological site in Greece. (lovelypeace/Shutterstock)

    Study: Greeks Are Closely Linked to the Mythic Mycenaeans

    Whether today’s Greeks are related to the ancient Mycenaeans who inhabited mainland Greece and the Aegean islands from around 1,400 B.C. to 1,300 B.C. has... Read more

  • Jude Sparks poses with the jawbone of a stegomastodon he discovered while hiking in the desert in Las Cruces, N.M., with his family. (Peter Houde)

    Boy Literally Stumbles Upon Rare Fossil of Prehistoric Animal

    Ten-year-old Jude Sparks was hiking in the desert near Las Cruces in New Mexico with his family in November when he tripped over something extraordinary—a... Read more

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    Tower of Skulls Changes Ideas of Aztec Culture

    Archaeologists have unearthed an Aztec temple that contains a 2-foot-diameter tower of human skulls. Among the hundreds of skulls are the remains of women and... Read more

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    Netherlands Meteorite Sheds Light on Origin of the Solar System

    A meteorite, which landed in Holland could help scientists understand the origin of the solar system.   People across the Netherlands and Belgium saw its... Read more

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    Brazil Slave Cemetery Reveals Grim Past

    Archaeologists excavating a slave cemetery near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have made a very unusual find. Diggers working in the slave cemetery called Pretos Novos... Read more

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    Rare 2,000-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Discovered Beneath Train Tracks in Cyprus

    Thanks to a farmer in the Cyprus village of Akaki, about 14 miles from the capital Nicosia, archeologists know a lot more about the island’s... Read more

  • If you think going to the dentist is painful now, imagine what it'd have been like 13,000 years ago. (AOL Screenshot)

    13,000-Year-Old Teeth Reveal Dental Fillings Were Torture Back Then (Video)

    If you think going to the dentist is painful now, imagine what it’d have been like 13,000 years ago.…... Read more

  • An international team of researchers made a record-breaking discovery. While digging in Portugal, they found a 400,000-year-old human cranium. (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Find 400,000-Year-Old Human Cranium in Portugal (Video)

    An international team of researchers made a record-breaking discovery. While digging in Portugal, they found a 400,000-year-old human cranium. It was unearthed from the cave... Read more

  • A massive statue, that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, one of the country's most famous ancient rulers, is pulled out of grondwater in a Cairo slum, Egypt on March 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Second Part of Ancient Egyptian Statue Lifted From Site

    CAIRO (AP)—The three-ton torso of a massive statue that may be of one of Egypt’s most famous pharaohs was lifted Monday from mud and groundwater... Read more

  • A boy rides his his bicycle past a recently discovered statue in a Cairo slum that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, in Cairo, Egypt on March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Egypt Archaeologists Discover Massive Statue in Cairo Slum

    CAIRO—Archaeologists in Egypt discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, one of the country’s most famous ancient... Read more

  • The newly discovered fossil is 3.77 billion years old. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Dig Up Earth’s Oldest Fossil (Video)

    Scientists say they discovered the world’s oldest fossils  — dating back 3.77 billion years. The research team found the fossilized microorganisms in quartz layers of... Read more

  • Researchers in Canada recently discovered a bizarre, roughly 30-armed prehistoric life form that may have been an early player in arthropods’ rise to world domination. (AOL Screenshot)

    This Ancient Sea Creature With 30 Arms Had Bizarre Eating Behavior (Video)

    Researchers in Canada recently discovered a bizarre, roughly 30-armed prehistoric life form that may have been an early player in arthropods’ rise to world domination.…... Read more

  • Anthropologists announced the discovery of a 38,000-year-old engraved image in France. (AOL Screenshot)

    Anthropologists Find 38,000-Year-Old Art in France (Video)

    Anthropologists announced the discovery of a 38,000-year-old engraved image in France.…... Read more

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