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Five amazing finds from the ancient world

February 18, 2018 |

From the oldest human fossils outside of Africa to ancient fingerprints, here are five amazing archaeological finds from the past five years. – RSS Channel – World

Ancient Spiders With Tails to Cause Modern Nightmares

February 8, 2018 |

Congratulations to science on discovering an even more terrifying spider. OK, so Chimerarachne yingi isn’t quite a spider and lived 100 million years ago. But still. The discovery of the apparent spider ancestor—four individuals of which were found trapped in amber from Myanmar—was revealed in a paper Monday…

Interlocked spiral of ancient skeletons unearthed in Mexico City

February 5, 2018 |

Modern-day Mexico City is built on top of centuries of previous settlements, so it’s not unusual for ancient tombs to occasionally be uncovered beneath the city’s streets. It is, however, strange to find 10 ancient skeletons arranged in a spiral with their bodies interlocked, as archaeologists recently did.
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Mysterious pool and fountain discovered at ancient Christian site in Israel

February 1, 2018 |

Archaeologists in Israel have announced the discovery of a large 1,500-year-old pool and elaborate fountain at the site of an ancient church near Jerusalem.
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Ancient Greek Monument Just Got Even More Impressive

January 19, 2018 |

The Greek island of Keros surely impressed ancient visitors, with terraces and buildings made of gleaming white stone jutting out of the Aegean Sea. As it turns out, what couldn’t be seen may have been even more impressive, reports the Guardian . An international team has uncovered a sophisticated plumbing network…

Ancient Penguins Were Much Bigger Than Modern Ones

December 13, 2017 |

Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, per the AP . The creature was slightly shorter in length and about 20 pounds heavier than the official stats for hockey star Sidney…

Archaeologists Discover 2 Ancient Tombs in Egypt’s Luxor

December 10, 2017 |

Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the city of Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country’s efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector, the AP reports. The tombs, located on the west bank of the Nile in…

On 8K-Year-Old Shards, Proof of Ancient ‘Social Lubricant’

November 14, 2017 |

Wine has been used as a “social lubricant, mind-altering substance, and highly valued commodity” throughout the ages. Now, a discovery just south of Tbilisi details just how far back through the ages the beverage has existed, the BBC reports. Per a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of…


Fire destroys ancient Peruvian mural

November 14, 2017 |

A fire destroyed much of the Ventarrón archaeological complex in northern Peru including a mural believed to be the oldest every discovered in the Americas, site officials announced. – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Tiny Stone Holds Unparalleled Ancient Greek Art

November 11, 2017 |

The director of the British School at Athens tells the New York Times it’s “a masterpiece of miniature art.” The woman who discovered it had an even more profound reaction. “Looking at the image for the first time was a very moving experience,” Shari Stocker says in a press release…