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
Researchers followed the path, which the ancient megaliths used to build the Stonehenge. Their journey took them down a ‘stone highway’ made of rivers and roads where the giant stones were transported.
Ancient July 3, 2018
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
Researchers found a giant rack of skulls in Mexico City built during the Aztec period. The discovery includes the skulls of thousands of sacrificial victims offered for the Aztec gods to feed on.
Ancient June 22, 2018
Archaeologists unearthed the remains of two men believed to have suffered a horrific fate at the hands of the Romans. The skeletons were found in England, at the site of a future highway.
Ancient June 21, 2018
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
Archaeologists found fine works of art some 200 years ago. However, they’re still stumped as to what purpose these intricately carved stone balls from the Neolithic period served for their makers.
Ancient June 19, 2018
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
Archaeologists discovered a mass grave of soldiers who died at the hands of Napoleon Bonaparte. The remains of the 200-year-old army were found in modern-day Deutsch-Wagram.
Ancient June 12, 2018
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
New research suggests that the hats on the Easter Island statues were likely rolled up a ramp and then tipped on top of them. Photogrammetry and high-tech 3D imaging were used to determine this.
Ancient June 4, 2018
Some 450 cuneiform tablets unearthed in modern-day Iraq reveal clues about day-to-day life in the ancient lost city of Irisagrig. The tablets were looted and smuggled into the United States and confiscated from an antiques collector.
Ancient May 31, 2018
Scientists recently discovered the fossilized skeleton of a rhinoceros in the Philippines from 700,000 years ago. It is likely that early humans were on the island at that time.
Ancient May 2, 2018
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
Prehistoric women were doing all sorts of laborious farm work during their time. That’s why their bones were much stronger than most athletes at present, including a modern rower’s.
Medicine November 30, 2017
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
A 9-year-old kid from New Mexico literally stumbled upon a 1.2 million-year-old stegomastodon fossil while playing with his siblings. Here are some other incredible and interesting accidental fossil finds.
Ancient July 23, 2017
Researchers from the German Archaeological Institute unearthed hundreds of human skull fragments in an ancient temple in Turkey. Stone carvings suggest evidence of a skull cult.
Ancient June 30, 2017
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
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
Archaeologists have discovered another cave where the Dead Sea Scrolls were believed to have been housed. The cave is located in Israel in the cliffs of the Judean desert.
Ancient February 9, 2017
Stanford University students successfully recreated a 5,000-year-old Chinese beer recipe uncovered by scientists last year. The result was a fruity, cider-like concoction.
Ancient February 9, 2017
The ancient tomb of a general who served the rulers of the Northern Qi dynasty and his princess wife was found during an excavation between August 2012 and June 2013. The tomb was filled with pottery figurines.
Ancient February 8, 2017
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
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
A new study found proof of people settling down in Australia as many as 10,000 years before previously thought. The analysis of the objects found revealed some surprising facts about early Aboriginal culture.
Ancient November 4, 2016
One July evening, two tourists strolling on a Hawaiian coast accidentally stumbled upon something fascinating. The tourists discovered curious carvings believed to have been made by Hawaiian indigenous people.
Ancient August 11, 2016
New medieval cities surrounding Angkor Wat in Cambodia were finally revealed in a groundbreaking discovery. Through airborne laser scanning technology lidar, archaeologists were able to map out a vast cityscape buried underneath vegetation.
Ancient June 13, 2016
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
The quest for Egypt's ancient secrets continues. A team of French scientists is testing a new telescope that can scan the pyramids' hidden chambers as well as other undiscovered structures inside.
Ancient June 4, 2016
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
Another great discovery of early human activity in Asia has been found in Taiwan and it is heartwarming. Take a look at the fossilized remains of a mother cradling her child.
Earth/Environment April 28, 2016
"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
Literacy rates of a bygone era could possibly shed light on when the Bible could have been ideally written. Research suggests that it could have been inked much earlier than previously believed.
April 13, 2016
Archaeologists found an ancient Mongolian mummy wearing a pair of well-preserved boots whose design resembles the Adidas logo. The mummy grave included several items such as a clay vase, iron kettle, four Mongolian coats and the carcass of a whole horse.
Arts & Culture April 13, 2016
Boston archaeologists are hoping to dig important historic artifacts in Malcolm X's boyhood home. The 'community dig' would last for two weeks.
Society March 29, 2016
Scottish Water discovered two castles in Glasgow while laying the groundwork for a wastewater infrastructure upgrade. One is a castle that was used by 12th- or 13th-century bishops, and the other is a tower house, Partick Castle, that was constructed on the site in the 17th century after the earlier castle was demolished.
Arts & Culture March 24, 2016
A 3,000-year-old Chinese oracle bone made history as the first artifact to have a high-resolution 3D image and replica. With its ease of use, 3D technology continues to aid experts and researchers in their studies.
Arts & Culture March 24, 2016
An 11,000-year-old engraved shale pendant was recovered from an archaeological site North Yorkshire. The artifact is believed to be the earliest example of artwork in the United Kingdom from the Mesolithic Period.
Animals February 26, 2016
UK’s Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology presented a well-preserved 5,000-year-old haute couture dress that was recovered from an ancient Egyptian tomb. The Tarkhan dress, was bundled with ragged pieces of clothing when it was first discovered in 1913.
Animals February 19, 2016
A badger uncovered an archaeological site dating from the Bronze Age. What do we know about the person who was interned at the location near Stonehenge?
Animals February 10, 2016
Geoscientists have long been debating about the right period that plate tectonics began to operate on Earth. Three diamonds unearthed in Johannesburg during the 19th century may finally help shed light on the matter.
Animals January 25, 2016
Ancient Sulawesi was home to dwarf-sized hominin species dubbed 'hobbits' but the ancient stone tools found 400 kilometers away may not be theirs. Find out why archaeologists think hobbits are unlike the mysterious toolmakers they are commonly perceived as.
Animals January 14, 2016
Remarkably well-preserved ancient dwellings are a window into everyday Bronze Age life, researchers say. Five circular houses making up the settlement are dated to 1,000 to 800 B.C.
January 13, 2016
Identification of a quarry in Wales where stones were cut suggests they may have first been used to construct the monument there, researchers say. The stones were quarried 500 years before Stonehenge was built, suggesting initial use in Wales before they were moved to England.
December 9, 2015