archaeology


  • Egyptian musician playing a harp depicted in a bas-relief from Hatshepsut's Red Chapel in Karnak Temple near Luxor (Thebes), Egypt. (Shutterstock*)

    Tjayasetimu, the Child Star of Ancient Egypt

    Tjayasetimu is the name of a little girl who was a star singer in ancient Egypt. Nearly three thousand years ago, she was a member... Read more

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    Ancient Bamboo Medical Books Uncovered in China Belonged to Legendary Bian Que

    Last year, archaeologists unearthed 920 bamboo strips at a construction site in the south-western city of Chengdu in China, containing recipes for treating ailments that... Read more

  • One of the 3,000 Buddha statues uncovered in 2012. (Sun Zifa/ImagineChina/AP)

    Over 1,000 Ancient Buddha Statues Uncovered in China

    Archaeologists have discovered more than 1,000 ancient Buddha statues in three stone caves on a cliff-face in Yangqu County, in north China’s Shanxi Province, according... Read more

  • A file photo of Clovis Native American arrowheads. (Bill Whittaker)

    Archaeologists Uncover 13,500-Year-Old Tool-Making Site in Idaho

    Archaeologists have found numerous artifacts on a remote forest riverbank in northern Idaho dating back around 13,500 years, adding to the evidence for an ancient... Read more

  • Infant-sized sarcophagus shown on the left with the CT scan revealing a preserved fetus inside shown on the right. (GeoBeats/AOL)

    Infant-sized Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagus Found to Contain Mummified Foetus

    An infant-sized ancient Egyptian sarcophagus with an unknown history has sat on display at an Egypt centre in Wales for some time, with most believing... Read more

  • Ditch in the Roman marching camp excavated at Hachelbich, Kyffhäuserkreiss, Germany. (TLDA)

    Massive Roman Military Camp Unearthed in Germany

    Archaeologists have discovered a massive Roman military camp covering 18 hectares near the town of Thuringia, Germany, which would have been used by a legion... Read more

  • Christopher Columbus and his ship, the Santa Maria. (Wikimedia Commons)

    Shipwreck Found in Haiti May Be Santa Maria, the Flagship of Christopher Columbus

    After 500 years, archaeologists believe that they have found the wreck of the Santa Maria – the flagship of Christopher Columbus – at the bottom... Read more

  • In this June 2013 photo provided by National Geographic, divers Alberto Nava and Susan Bird transport the Hoyo Negro skull to an underwater turntable so that it can be photographed to create a 3-D model in an underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Thousands of years ago, a teenage girl fell into this deep hole and died. Now, her skeleton and her DNA are helping scientists study the origins of the first Americans. An analysis of her remains was released Thursday, May 15, 2014 by the journal Science. Her DNA links her to an ancient land bridge connecting Asia and North America, and suggests she shares ancestors with the modern native peoples of the Americas. (AP Photo/National Geographic, Paul Nicklen)

    12,000-Year-Old Skeleton in a Mexican Cave Helps Trace the First Americans

    The discovery of a nearly complete fossil skeleton of a teenage girl in the Hoyo Negro submerged cave system in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula provides new... Read more

  • Terracotta Warriors

    Archaeologists Discover Tombs of Terracotta Army Builders in China

    Chinese archaeologists have uncovered numerous graves in Shaanxi Province, which are believed to be the tombs of the craftsmen who created the world-acclaimed Terracotta Warriors... Read more

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    Underwater Discovery in Submerged Mexican Cave Provides Glimpse of First Americans

    The oldest complete Ice Age skeleton found in an underwater cave in Mexico may help solve a long-standing mystery regarding the identity of the earliest... Read more

  • America's Stonehenge

    America’s Stonehenge May Be 4,000 Years Old—Did Celts Build It?

    Studying the origins of the aptly named Mystery Hill megaliths, also known as America’s Stonehenge, whets one’s curiosity but does not satisfy—unless one is satisfied... Read more

  • Suleiman I (Ottoman Turkish: سليمان اوّل) was the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in 1566. He is known in the West as Suleiman the Magnificent and in the East, as the Lawgiver. Painting by Titian.

    Researchers Getting Warmer in Hunt for the Heart of Suleiman the Magnificent

    Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered a historical document which points to a mosque complex in Szigetvar, Hungary, as the site where the heart and internal... Read more

  • A file photo of an archaeological dig. (Shutterstock*)

    Ancient Equivalent of Tablet Computer Found in Turkey Dig

    Archaeologists digging at the ancient archaeological site of Yenikapı in Turkey have uncovered a wooden notebook, a Byzantine invention which they say is the ancient... Read more

  • Buckhorn Wash Angels (Shutterstock*)

    The Haunting Rock Art of Sego Canyon – Extra-Terrestrials or Spiritual Visions?

    The sandstone cliffs of Sego Canyon are a spectacular outdoor art gallery of petroglyphs painted and carved by Native Americans peoples over a period of... Read more

  • Four-toed 210 million year-old reptile tracks discovered on a hill in China’s Sichuan Province baffles scientists.

    Fossil Researcher Baffled by Prehistoric Footprints

    A fossil researcher says he knew the identity and location of almost all the dinosaur tracks in China, until he studied new prehistoric footprints in... Read more

  • The scorching heat produced by asteroid or comet impacts can melt tons of soil and rock, some of which forms glass as it cools. Some of that glass preserves bits of ancient plant material. (Brown University)

    Impacts Trapped Plant Bits in Glass for Millions of Years

    A research team has found fragments of leaves and preserved organic compounds lodged inside glass created by several ancient impacts in Argentina. The material could... Read more

  • The corpse of a man whose identity is unknown and whose death is a great mystery and the two puzzling clues he left behind. (Wikimedia Commons)

    6 Fascinating Unsolved Mysteries Involving Cryptic Messages

    6. Wow! Signal On Aug. 15, 1977, a 72-second radio signal from space stirred up the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Astronomer Jerry Ehman viewed... Read more

  • Dorchester Pot

    Out of Place in Time: 500-Million-Year-Old Vessel?

    Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term applied to dozens of prehistoric objects found in various places around the world that seem to show... Read more

  • London Hammer

    Out of Place in Time: Was This Hammer Made 100 Million Years Ago?

    Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term applied to dozens of prehistoric objects found in various places around the world that seem to show... Read more

  • Gornaya Shoria Megaliths

    Giant Megaliths Found in Siberia Could Be Largest in the World

    The word is starting to spread through websites that explore mysterious events and artifacts from history that megaliths found in Gornaya Shoria (Mount Shoria), Siberia,... Read more

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