Tag: ancient cultures

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

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

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

Scientists Find Evidence That Ancient Canaanites Survive Today: Was The Bible Wrong?

Ancient Canaanites were annihilated according to a passage in the Old Testament, but the Bible may be mistaken. Archaeologists have found evidence of Canaanite DNA in modern-day Lebanese.

Ancient July 28, 2017

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Roman Road, Find 2,000-Year-Old Coins Between Pavement Stones

Archaeologists digging near Bet Shemesh uncovered a perfectly preserved ancient road dating back to the time of Emperor Hadrian. Hidden between cobblestones, they also found a prized array of Roman coins.

Ancient March 14, 2017

Archaeologists Unearth Impressive Rock Art Carved In 4,000-Year-Old Tomb

Abstract engravings uncovered in an ancient dolmen near Kibbutz Shamir are the first documented rock art ever found in the Middle East. The tomb’s impressive size and structure suggest there was more to the 'Dark Ages' of the Levant than previously thought.

Ancient March 11, 2017

Secrets Of Charred Ancient Hebrew Scroll Unlocked Through Modern Scanning Software

Thanks to an incredible method known as "virtual unwrapping," scientists in Kentucky have uncovered the contents of a charred ancient document without having to unroll it. The parchment contains text from the Old Testament.

Ancient September 22, 2016

What Is The Mysterious Monument Discovered At Petra?

An ancient, massive structure has been discovered in the city of Petra in Jordan. What was the purpose of this once-magnificent building?

Ancient June 9, 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

Ancient City Of Palmyra Retains Authenticity, Integrity Despite Destruction: UNESCO

The ancient Syrian city of Palmyra was visited by UNESCO as part of a technical rapid assessment mission to take preliminary stock of its destruction. The World Heritage site fell under a year-long invasion by Islamic State terrorists (ISIS).

Ancient April 30, 2016

Archeologists Discover Oldest Glass Factory In Israel

Israeli archeologists have discovered the oldest glass factory in the country, shattering notions about glassmaking in the region. The ancient glass kilns offer significant evidence of ancient Judea's link to the Roman Empire.

April 13, 2016

Ancient Power Elites Use Ritual Human Sacrifice To Create Unequal Societies

Human sacrifice rituals were used by ancient power elites to keep people in their rightful hierarchies. These rituals were effective as a tool to control people because they were linked to supernatural justifications for punishment.

Society April 6, 2016

Inscribed Ancient Slab Unearthed In Italy May Shed Light On Etruscan Religion, Culture

Archeologists unearthed a piece of stone with ancient inscriptions. This could shed light on ancient Etruscan culture, religion and worship.

Arts & Culture March 30, 2016

Archeologists Find 3500-Year-Old Fence In Egypt

Archeologists found a giant 3,500-year-old fence at the site of an ancient capital in the northern Nile Delta region, according to Egypt's antiquities minister. The ancient fence in Egypt is said to be sandstone-made and at least 1,640 feet long.

Arts & Culture November 27, 2015

Ancient Cult Sites, Symbols Found In Israel's Eilat Mountains

Male and female symbols of fertility, death found at cult sites in Israel's Negev Desert. Findings suggests ritual activities including sacrifices at sites, researchers say.

February 11, 2015

Children's burial ground from Ice Age gives clues about early Americans

Two graves of infants from the end of the last Ice Age are providing archaeologists with a wealth of new information about ancient societies.

November 10, 2014

Red rock cliff sketches in Canyonlands National Park only 1000 to 2000 years old

Rock paintings found in Canyonlands National Park may be only 1,000 to 2,000 years old. But, what does that tell us about the people who painted them?

September 2, 2014

Discovery of ancient rock lines in Peru stumps scientists: What could they be for?

Ancient lines of stones were discovered in Peru. What was the purpose behind these mysterious structures?

Animals May 8, 2014

Pre-Bible era masks go on display in Jerusalem

Ancient stone masks, dating from 9,000 years ago, are now on display in Jerusalem. But what is so special about the way they are displayed?

Animals March 13, 2014

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