archaeology


  • Two tourists from Texas made a significant archaeological discovery during a July trip to Hawaii. (AOL Screenshot)

    Beam of Sunglight Leads Tourists to Ancient Petroglyphs Hidden on a Hawaiian Beach (Video)

    Two tourists from Texas made a significant archaeological discovery during a July trip to Hawaii. While strolling along the Waianae coast, they noticed a figure... Read more

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    Digs Uncover Buildings in Cyprus’ 11,000-Year-Old Village

    NICOSIA, Cyprus—Recent archaeological digs have uncovered more than 20 round buildings in what is believed to be Cyprus’ earliest known village, dating as far back... Read more

  • An ancient tablet dated to around 5,000 years ago from an area called Uruk in Mesopotamia--located in present-day Iraq--shows that workers were likely paid in beer, a popular drink during that time. (AOL Screenshot)

    Paystub Depicted on 5,000-Year-Old Tablet Shows Workers Were Paid in Beer (Video)

    Workers in an ancient society were compensated with beer, according to the markings on a stone tablet dated to around 5,000 years ago. The inscribed... Read more

  • New research details the discovery of two fossilized bird wings estimated to be 99 million years old. (AOL Screenshot)

    99-Million-Year-Old Wings From Dinosaur-Era Bird Found Preserved (Video)

    New research details the discovery of two fossilized bird wings estimated to be 99-million years old. The appendages are reportedly well preserved in pieces of... Read more

  • For decades, many have told stories about an escape tunnel that was dug by hand at Ponar, Lithuania, a Holocaust mass burial site. Researchers recently verified the underground route’s existence. (AOL Screenshot)

    A Holocaust Escape Tunnel Dug Using Hands Has Been Revealed (Video)

    For decades, many have told stories about an escape tunnel that was dug by hand at Ponar, Lithuania, a Holocaust mass burial site. Researchers recently... Read more

  • On May 20, a paleontologist in Irvine, California came upon something truly remarkable. The researcher was performing the standard examination at the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill when she discovered bones and teeth. (AOL Screenshot)

    12-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossils Found at California Landfill (Video)

    One never knows what they’ll find in a landfill, but not long ago a paleontologist came upon something truly remarkable. The researcher was performing the... Read more

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    Report: Great Pyramid of Giza Leans Ever So Slightly

    The Tower of Pisa isn’t the only world monument that leans. The west side of the Great Pyramid of Giza—and one of the Seven Wonders... Read more

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza. (Nina/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA)

    Egyptian Pharaohs First Put Houses on a Grid

    Egyptian pharaohs, who are remembered for their pyramids and temples, were also the world’s first urban planners. New research offers additional insights into how the... Read more

  • In 1901, divers exploring off the coast of Greece came upon a vast sunken treasure, and amidst the many fabulous objects was an item that continues to intrigue many to this day. Called the Antikythera Mechanism, the 2,100-year-old artifact is a mind-bending assembly of moving parts. (AOL Screenshot)

    World’s Oldest Computer May Have Been Built to Predict Future (Video)

    At the dawn of 1900s, divers exploring off the coast of Greece came upon a vast sunken treasure, and amidst the many fabulous objects was... Read more

  • (Damian Evans/Cambodian Archaeological Lidar Initiative)

    Meet Lidar: The Amazing Laser Technology That’s Helping Archaeologists Discover Lost Cities

    Archaeologists have discovered several medieval cities, buried beneath the forest floor in Cambodia: the largest is said to rival the modern Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh,... Read more

  • Greek archaeologist Christofilis Maggidis speaks as a photograph of a stone he believes belonged to the lost royal throne in the ancient palace of Mycenae, heart of the Mycenaean civilization, in southern Greece, during a press conference in Athens, on June 14, 2016. Maggidis says the worked stone, found by chance two years ago under the prehistoric citadel, is a chunk of the monolithic throne that was smashed when an earthquake sent part of the palace tumbling into a streambed below. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Archaeologist Claims He’s Found Ancient Greek Kings’ Throne

    ATHENS, Greece—A Greek archaeologist believes he has found a fragment of the lost throne of the rulers of Mycenae, famous from ancient myth and the... Read more

  • Travel of Olleros family in Hong Kong and Cambodia during Christmas 2015. Photo by Xaume Olleros

    Vast, Ancient Cities Beneath Cambodian Jungle Change History Books

    Archaeologists in Cambodia have found medieval cities between 900 and 1,400 years old buried beneath Cambodia’s jungle floor. The cities are considered a groundbreaking discovery... Read more

  • Using satellite data and drones, researchers say they've found a large monument in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan. (AOL Screenshot)

    Ancient Monument ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’ Found in Petra, Jordan (Video)

    Petra is a world wonder carved directly into the red, white and pink cliffs of Jordan. And now, an additional structure has been discovered within... Read more

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    Evidence Accumulates for Ancient Transoceanic Voyages, Says Geographer

    Theories on the fringe of science sometimes slowly work their way into the core as the evidence accumulates. “A classic example is the continental drift... Read more

  • Fallen star sword. (Daniella Comelli/University of Pisa)

    Why Did Tutankhamen Have a Dagger Made From a Meteorite?

    Scientists have long speculated that the ancient Egyptians used metal from meteorites to make iron objects. Now an analysis of a dagger found in Tutankhamen’s... Read more

  • The burial mask of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun is shown during the 'Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schaetze' Exhibition Preview at Kleine Olympiahalle on April 2, 2015 in Munich, Germany.  (Photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images)

    King Tut’s Dagger Was Forged From a Meteorite

    The dagger that was buried with Egyptian King Tutankhamun was made from a meteorite, a study says. Researchers say the iron used to make the... Read more

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    Greek Archaelogist Says He Has Found Aristotle’s Tomb

    A Greek archaeologist claimed on May 26 to have discovered the tomb of philosopher Aristotle in the ancient city Stageira in Greece. The archaeologist, Konstantinos... Read more

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    Discovery of 176,500-Year-Old Human Structures in Cave Confound Scientists

    An incredible discovery may change everything we thought we knew about ancient humans.  The Bruniquel Cave, located in southwestern France, was discovered in 1990. Inside, 1,100 feet... Read more

  • Wayne MacIsaac stands near what he believes may be the remnants of a Norse fortification wall. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

    New Lead in the Search for Elusive Norse Settlements

    CODROY VALLEY, Canada–A story passed down in my family for generations may be the clue to finding a lost Norse settlement. The only Norse settlement in the... Read more

  • "The stone tools and faunal remains at the site show that at 14,550 years ago, people knew how to find game, fresh water, and material for making tools," says Michael Waters. "These people were well-adapted to this environment. The site is a slam-dunk pre-Clovis site with unequivocal artifacts, clear stratigraphy, and thorough dating." (Texas A&M University)

    Tusk Hints Humans Were in Florida 14,500 Years Ago

    Stone tools found in a Florida river show that humans settled the southeastern United States far earlier than previously believed—perhaps by as much as 1,500... Read more

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