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Steady Supply Of Beer Kept Ancient Wari Empire Intact For 500 Years

Before the Incas of Peru, there were the Waris. This ancient civilization that lasted for five centuries was kept stable by festivities, and a local beer-like drink called chicha de molle.

Ancient April 21, 2019

Ancient Garbage Dump Hints Byzantine Empire Collapse Linked To Climate Change

It's not the Islamic Empire that brought the end to the ancient city of Elusa. By digging through trash, scientists discovered clues to the real reason: a rapid climate shift.

Ancient March 26, 2019

Egypt Opens Mysterious Giant Sarcophagus: Here’s What’s Inside

Three skeletons and stinky sewage water. This was what experts discovered inside the massive black sarcophagus unearthed in Alexandria, Egypt earlier this month after opening it amid warnings of an ancient curse.

Ancient July 20, 2018

Dry Spell Causes 5,000-Year-Old Mysterious Massive Henge To Appear From Out Of Nowhere In Ireland

A dry spell, a drone, and a bit of luck. That is what photographer Anthony Murphy used to discover a massive henge-type monument dating back to the late Neolithic period in northeastern Ireland.

Ancient July 18, 2018

Ancient Stone Toolmakers Came To North America Far Earlier Than Clovis People

Who were the first humans to arrive in North America thousands of years ago? Certainly not the Clovis people, as new research sheds light on stone toolmakers that lived in Texas 16,000 years ago.

Ancient July 17, 2018

Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ Etched Into Ancient Clay Tablet Unearthed In Olympia

The Greek culture ministry announced that archaeologists have found an ancient clay tablet containing 13 lines from Homer’s ‘The Odyssey.’ This is the oldest known fragment of the epic poem found in its homeland.

Ancient July 12, 2018

World’s Oldest Evidence of Horse Dentistry Found In Mongolia

A team of researchers unearthed what they believed was evidence of the earliest horse dental care procedure ever performed. The horse remains were collected from ancient burials associated with the ancient Deer Stone-Khirigsuur culture.

Animals July 3, 2018

3D Reconstruction Of Julius Caesar’s Face Shows Roman Dictator Looked Less Heroic Than Imagined

Julius Caesar had a ‘crazy bulge’ in his head, according to a 3D reconstruction of the Roman general’s face. Archaeologists at the National Museum of Antiquities created the new likeness, which is currently on display until August.

Ancient June 26, 2018

Stonehenge Builders Used Pythagoras' Theorem Way Before The Philosopher’s Birth: Giants, Aliens, Other Theories On Its Origin

Several theories attempted to explain how the Stonehenge was formed. One of the most popular is the notion that aliens built the massive stone monument, while other accounts looked into giants helping humans.

Ancient June 22, 2018

Rare 1,000-Year-Old Amulet Is Glimpse Into Day-To-Day Life During Golden Age Of Islam

The Israel Antiquities Authority announced that it had discovered a rare, 1,000-year-old Islamic amulet inscribed with a plea for protection from Allah. The object dates back to the Abbasid Caliphate, also known to be the Golden Age of Islam.

Ancient June 21, 2018

Incas Used Multidimensional Communication Code That Baffles Scientists

The Incas of the 16th century used a three-dimensional code to communicate with one another. After a century of studying this code, scientists have yet to unlock the mysteries of the complex communication device.

June 18, 2018

2,000-Year-Old Forgotten City Of Bassania Unearthed In Albania

Archaeologists found the lost city of Bassania in Albania. The 2,000-year-old city was a fortress city surrounded by thick stone walls and spanning 20 hectares.

Ancient June 12, 2018

Inaccuracies Of Radiocarbon Dating Could Shift The Timeline Of History

Archaeologists discovered that radiocarbon dating produces a 20-year offset in calendar dates of organic material. Small as this may be, this minuscule variation may totally alter the timeline of history.

June 6, 2018

Archaeologists Find Rare Remains Of Man Who Died On A Cross

Archaeologists unearthed the skeleton of a man who died on a wooden cross. This is only the world’s second piece of evidence of the brutal form of execution called crucifixion.

Ancient June 6, 2018

North Americans Have Similar DNA Ancestry With Indigenous Canadians, Genetic Study Reveals

A sweeping genetic study of the North American lineage revealed that there were two separated ancient populations that reconverged to give rise to the first Americans. The analysis was based on ancient genetic samples acquired from Ontario and California.

Ancient June 4, 2018

Skeleton Of 'Unluckiest Man In History' Found In Pompeii

The Pompeii Archeological Park announced the discovery of the first victim of the Mount Vesuvius eruption found from the unexplored archeological site called Regio V. The bones were found under a large rock shaped like a doorjamb.

Ancient May 30, 2018

Largest Child Sacrifice In History Found In Ancient Mass Grave In Peru

A group of archaeologists, supported by grants from the National Geographic Society, found what they believed could be the largest child sacrifice site in history. The ancient mass grave they found also included skeletal remains of baby llamas.

Ancient April 28, 2018

Ancient Settlements Discovered In Supposedly Uninhabited Parts Of The Amazon

Archaeologists have discovered ancient settlements in supposedly uninhabited parts of the Amazon rainforest, proving that it was heavily influenced by human activities. It is believed that the lost villages were once home to up to a million people.

Ancient March 28, 2018

Discovery Of Stone Tools In India Rewrites History Of When Humans Left Africa

Archaeologists recently discovered ancient stone tools in India that date back to 385,000 years ago. They believe the finding could rewrite the history of when early modern humans migrated out of Africa.

Ancient February 2, 2018

Did Climate Change Cause Political Conflicts Among Classic Maya Civilizations? Study Says Yes

Ancient civilizations also struggled with climate change just as the modern world is struggling today. Researchers find the political consequences of warming temperatures on the ancient world.

Ancient April 3, 2017

Ancient Chaco Canyon Society May Have Been Dominated By Maternal Dynasties

Power in ancient Chaco Canyon society may have been passed down from women to women, based on genetic data, a new study revealed. A burial site at the heart of Chaco Canyon provided clues that point to a matrilineal society.

Ancient February 23, 2017

Skeletons Of At Least 6 People Unearthed In 2,400-Year-Old Tomb In Iraq

A 2,400-year-old ancient tomb, discovered in northern Iraq by construction workers, has been further excavated by archaeologists to reveal at least six skeletons and a number of artifacts.

Ancient January 10, 2017

Ancient Pottery Reveals How Prehistoric Man Cooked Plants For Food

Research done by an international team sheds new light on the moment prehistoric humans started processing food. According to the discovery, the pottery dates from 10,000 years back.

Ancient December 24, 2016

Mayan ‘Nesting Doll’ Pyramid Discovered In Mexico’s Chichen Itza Ruins

New archaeological research suggests that the Pyramid in Mexico's Chichen Itza ruins nests another inner structure, smaller and incorporated in the largest ones. The finding opens a new line of research possibilities.

Ancient November 18, 2016

Bronze Age City Discovered In Iraq: Archaeologists Uncover Possible Akkadian Empire Outpost

Archeologists from the University of Tübingen perform excavation work just 27 miles from the IS territory. The settlement may have been an outpost of the Akkadian Empire.

Earth/Environment November 10, 2016

Discovery Inside Northern Florida Sinkhole Could Rewrite History

Inside the Florida sinkhole, a discovered ancient civilization challenges history. Analysis of artifacts has revealed that Clovis were not the earliest civilization to roam the Americas.

Ancient May 17, 2016

15-Year-Old Schoolboy From Quebec Discovers Forgotten Mayan City In Mexico

A 15-year-old schoolboy from Quebec claims he has found a long-lost Mayan city. Here is how he accomplished this incredible feat.

Ancient May 11, 2016

4,500-Year-Old Female Mummy Sheds Light On Ancient History Of Peru

Archaeologists were able to discover a 4,500-year-old mummy, which may shed light into the ancient history of Peru. Aside from the mummy, experts also found some other artifacts including a necklace and pendant, which signify that the woman belonged to high-class society.

Earth/Environment April 25, 2016

Giant Sphere In The Forests Of Bosnia Stirs Controversy: Is It Proof Of An Ancient Civilization?

"Bosnian Indiana Jones," an archaeologist in Bosnia, has landed in a controversy yet again with his claims of discovering the largest manmade spherical rock. He claims it’s humanly constructed and that it proves an ancient advanced civilization existed 1,500 years ago.

April 15, 2016

3,500-Year-Old Sunken Town Discovered In Croatia

A team of archeologists unearthed various artefacts upon discovering an ancient sunken town in Croatia. Some relics are as old as 3,500 years.

Animals November 25, 2015

Mississippi Floods May Have Wiped Out Ancient North American Civilization

Researchers had long thought that the prehistoric city of Cahokia was destroyed by drought - but as new evidence shows, the civilization may have collapsed as a result of too much water, not too little.

Animals May 5, 2015

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