archaeology


  • 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

  • Researchers in Scotland have unveiled the skeleton of a 164-million-year-old fossil known as the Storr Lochs Monster which is an ancient marine reptile believed to have existed at the same time as the dinosaurs. (AOL Screenshot)

    164-Million-Year-Old Fossil of Storr Lochs Monster Revealed in Scotland (Video)

    A 164-million-year-old fossil of an ancient marine animal called the Storr Lochs Monster is being revealed in Edinburgh, Scotland. And, according to a report by... Read more

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    164-Million-Year-Old Jurassic ‘Sea Monster’ Revealed in Scotland

    Scientists have discovered a 13-foot-long reptile that swam through the seas about 170 million years ago in Scotland. The fossil, called the Storr Lochs Monster,... Read more

  • Archaeologists in Austria have announced the discovery of a pair of rare mammoth tusks estimated to be around a million years old; the ancient artifacts were found by a crew doing roadwork. (AOL Screenshot)

    Million-Year-Old Mammoth Tusks Unearthed During Roadwork (Video)

    A pair of mammoth tusks discovered in Austria are estimated to be around a million years old. According to The Local Austria, the find was... Read more

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    The World’s Largest Pyramid Isn’t Located in Egypt

    The world’s largest pyramid isn’t the Great Pyramid of Giza. It’s not even located in Egypt. The title actually goes to the Great Pyramid of Cholula, in... Read more

  • The Israel Antiquities Authority has recently announced the recovery of several rare objects including a grenade estimated to be 700-years old. (AOL Screenshot)

    Israeli Family Turns in Bizarre 700-Year-Old Hand Grenade (Video)

    The Israel Antiquities Authority has recently announced the recovery of several rare objects including a grenade estimated to be 700-years old. According to a press... Read more

  • Paleontologists with the University of Washington’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture have made a major discovery. Recently, they have found a 66.3-million-year old Tyrannosaurus rex skull. (AOL Screenshot)

    66-Million-Year Old Rare T. Rex Skull Discovered (Video)

    Paleontologists with the University of Washington’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture recently made a major discovery. They have found a 66.3 million year... Read more

  • Archaeologists digging around the Alamo in San Antonio have located an artifact suspected to be from the 19th century. (AOL Screenshot)

    19th Century Mexican Sword Tip Discovered at Alamo (Video)

    Archaeologists digging around the Alamo in San Antonio have located an artifact suspected to be from the 19th century.  According to KERA News, experts believe... Read more

  • 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

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    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

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