Tag: Artifacts

NASA Losing Historic Artifacts Due To Bad Record Keeping Says Report

A watchdog audited NASA recently and issued a shocking report that exposes the agency's poor record-keeping system. The report named a number of missing priceless items, including a bag of moon dust from the Apollo 11.

Space November 2, 2018

Artifact Discovered In China Suggests Human Ancestors Left Africa Over 2 Million Years Ago

New artifacts discovered by researchers suggest that the early human migrated from Africa to China 270,000 years earlier than imagined. The scientists uncovered 80 artifacts that indicate that they were also used.

Public Health July 11, 2018

Stolen Sumerian Tablets Reveal Mysterious 4,000-Year-Old Lost City Of Irisagrig

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

Egyptian Artifact Reveals Mysterious Head Of Female Pharaoh Hatshepsut

During a handling session, an Egyptologist and his students uncovered a rare archaeological find. Upon examining two slabs of limestone, they found that it depicts the first female pharaoh, Queen Hatshepsut.

Ancient March 24, 2018

10,000-Year Old Artifact Found Near Ancient Lake Could Be World's Oldest Crayon

An object found near an ancient lake in-filled with peat during the Mesolithic Period could be the world's oldest crayon. What are the signs that indicate the artifact was used as a coloring tool?

Ancient January 28, 2018

This 100-Year-Old Antarctic Fruitcake Still Looks ‘Like New’ And Edible

A 100-year-old fruitcake that still looks excellent is among the latest Antarctic artifacts discovered and conserved by experts. Learn more about this interesting piece of history from the Terra Nova expedition from 1910 to 1913.

Ancient August 11, 2017

US Government Accidentally Sells Lunar Sample Bag Used In Apollo 11 Moon Mission

The U.S. government mistakenly sold the Apollo 11 sample bag NASA astronauts used to collect the first sample of lunar materials for $995. How did this happen?

Space August 7, 2016

Two Pottery Pieces In North Carolina Could Be Linked To Lost Roanoke Colony

Archeologists in North Carolina have uncovered two ancient pottery pieces on Roanoke Island. The discovery may help shed light on one of the greatest American mysteries of all time.

Ancient June 24, 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

Metal Detector Enthusiasts Find Untouched Bronze Age Burial Site

A pair of metal detector enthusiasts discovered an untouched Bronze Age burial site in Lancashire. The burial site is estimated to date back from 2,500 BC.

Animals March 14, 2016

Civil War-Era Shipwreck Found Off North Carolina Coast

Archaeologists discovered a shipwreck about 150 years old off the coast of North Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean. Three blockage runners used in the Civil War - Spunkie, Agnes E. Fry and Georgianna McCaw - are known to have been lost in the area.

Animals March 9, 2016

Scientists Unearth Perfectly Preserved 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Wheel In ‘British Pompeii’

Archeologists found the oldest and most perfectly preserved Bronze Age wheel in Britain. The discovery is the oldest artifact unearthed in the area.

Animals February 19, 2016

Ancient Greek Statue With Laptop Complete With USB Ports Is Proof Of Time Travel: Conspiracy Theorists

Conspiracy theorists are having a field day with the resurrection of a 2014 YouTube video showing an ancient Greek gravestone with a modern-day laptop. Paranormal fans said it's another time travel proof.

February 8, 2016

Eight Egyptian Museum Employees Face Trial For Damaging King Tut Mask

Eight employees of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo are now facing trial for allegedly damaging the famed mask of King Tutankhamun in 2014. The employees are currently charged with gross negligence.

Arts & Culture January 25, 2016

Archeologists Unearth Ancient Smoke-Absorbing Lamps In China

Chinese archeologists excavated two ancient smoke-absorbing bronze lamps that are believed to be about 2,000 years old. Experts said the artifacts may have been the world's first eco-friendly lamps.

Arts & Culture November 15, 2015

Archaeologists Discover 14,000 Year Old Engravings: Ice Age Discovery Could Be The Oldest Artwork In Britain

Archaeologists unearthed what could be the oldest known artwork in Britain. The 'artwork' dates back to the end of Ice Age and includes stone pieces carved with crisscrossed lines.

Animals November 3, 2015

Marine Archaeologists Discover Ancient Luxury Goods From Antikythera Shipwreck

Scientists excavating the Antikythera shipwreck in Greece have retrieved more than 50 additional artifacts from the ancient world, from fine glassware and luxury ceramics to a bronze armrest and a pawn that is believed to be a part of an ancient board game.

September 28, 2015

10,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Unearthed in Seattle: What These Reveal About Ancient Humans

Archaeologists have unearthed stone tools in Bear Creek in Redmond, Washington, which are said to have been created and used some 10,000 years ago. The new discovery may reveal details about the settlement, survival techniques and technology of ancient humans.

September 14, 2015

Time Capsule From The Late 1800s Unearthed By Construction Crew

A time capsule, which dates back to about 121 years ago, was found by a crew of construction workers repairing a bridge. The time capsule contained an old newspaper, paper scroll and bottle of whiskey.

Earth/Environment August 27, 2015

Bering Strait Artifacts Reveal Trade Between Asia And The New World Centuries Before Columbus

Archaeological finds discovered in Alaska reveal a pattern of trade between the New World and Asia centuries before Christopher Columbus. What did researchers find?

Animals April 21, 2015

ISIS Militants Flatten Ancient Assyrian City Of Nimrud

ISIS militants have reportedly ‘bulldozed’ the ancient Iraqi city of Nimrud with heavy military vehicles. The group, which has attacked other archaeological and religious sites, claim what they've done is an act against the sites’ promotion of apostasy.

Society March 8, 2015

'City Of The Monkey God' Rediscovered In Honduras: What Did Scientists Find?

Archaeologists discovered a lost city while searching the jungles of Honduras, tracking ruins mapped in an aerial survey. The expedition found a number of artifacts and suggest that there may be more underground.

Animals March 5, 2015

MFA Opens Boston 1795 Time Capsule. What's Inside?

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has opened a 220-year-old brass box that houses artifacts, coins and documents from the past. The time capsule was buried by U.S. founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in 1795.

Society January 7, 2015

Ancient Egyptian artifact reveals history of animal extinction

Experts found that the ancient Egyptians kept records of animals that reveal a significant amount about extinction. The study found that there were 37 large-bodied mammal species in Egypt approximately six millennia ago.

Internet Culture September 9, 2014

2000-year old Peruvian funeral shroud reveals mastery of Paracas artisans

A funeral shroud created 21 centuries ago shows the master works of the craftspersons in the mysterious Paracas culture of Peru.

June 18, 2014

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