Innovative Study Reveals the Genius of Ancient Chinese Br...
After decades of effort by scientists and historians around the world, a pair of researchers from the United Kingdom have finally identified the mystery ingr...
Giant Sinkhole Is Growing In Chile’s Atacama Desert
An enormous sinkhole that appeared on a plot of mining land in Chile’s Atacama Desert region has continued to grow. Read more Section:  News Mysterious ...
Two Huge Stone Olmec Reliefs Depict Rulers in Rare Divine...
Massive monuments and two carved limestone Olmec reliefs of local rulers have been recovered from the municipality of Tenosique in south-eastern Mexico. Read...
Two Huge Stone Olmec Reliefs Depict Rulers in Divine Tran...
Massive monuments and two carved limestone Olmec reliefs of local rulers have been recovered from the municipality of Tenosique in south-eastern Mexico. Read...
Ley Hunters: Were Bronze Age Britons Really Following Ley...
Google Earth is an amazingly useful tool for investigators to explore the sacred landscapes of prehistoric Britain Read more Section:  Artifacts Ancient...
US returns to Cambodia dozens of antiquities looted from ...
Some of the artefacts, which range from the bronze age to the 12th century, were stolen from ancient Khmer capital Koh Ker The United States will return to C...
Hot Spring Hotel in Japan Has Been Run by the Same Family...
Now this is family dedication – a hotel that has been passed down 52 generations of one Japanese family over more than 13 centuries!  Read more Section: ...
Ancient Czech Republic’s Family Is Selling NFTs To Cover ...
Using NFTs and the metaverse, a 27-year-old prince from the Czech Republic aims to preserve his family’s 700-year-old castles and art collections. Read more ...
King Sargon Of Akkad As The Second-Coming Dumuzi
Sargon the Great of Akkad (fl. c. 2370-2314) is one of the greatest heroes of ancient Mesopotamian history, the one who founded the Akkadian Empire (c. 2370-...
Bedroom Furnishings Offer a Glimpse of Middle-Class Life ...
Four new rooms discovered in a house in Pompeii provide a poignant picture of life as it existed for ordinary middle-class Pompeiians when the eruption of Mo...
Did The Curse of Tamerlane Cause One of the Bloodiest Bat...
When Tashmuhammed Kari-Niyazov and Mikhail Gerasimov were tasked by Stalin to lead an expedition to Samarkand in Uzbekistan to open the tomb of Tamerlane, th...
The Pied Piper is a True Story and The Piper Stole 130 Ch...
Many would have heard the childhood tale of the Pied Piper who freed a town of rats by leading them away with his music and, when he wasn’t paid, he returned...
Astronomer John Wilkins Planned a Moon Mission in 1640 AD...
In 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth. In 1969, the American Apollo 11 moon mission placed the first human boots ...
Athena: Fiercely Feminine Goddess of War and Wisdom
Of all the Olympian gods and goddesses, Athena was arguably one of the most fascinating. The goddess of war, wisdom, and crafts, Athena was known for her man...
Searching for Genius: Einstein’s Stolen Brain
When you think of intelligent people, Albert Einstein may be the first name to come to mind. Known as one of history’s greatest geniuses, he fascinated the w...
Ancient Egyptian Military: Fiercest Fighting Force of the...
One of the key reasons that the study of history is vital is to ensure we learn from our past mistakes in order to improve. While this is true in all aspects...
Discoveries in Pompeii reveal lives of lower and middle c...
Archaeologists are enriching our knowledge about those who were ‘vulnerable class during political crises and food shortages’ A trunk with its lid left open,...
The Alien Petroglyphs of Chile’s Valle del Encanto
The Enchanted Valley, known as el Valle del Encanto in Spanish, is one of the most well-known rock art sites in Chile. Read more Section:  News Ancient ...
Ancient Egyptian Worker Took Sick Leave to Embalm his Mother
The British Museum houses a tablet which provides a peek into work-life balance in ancient Egypt. Read more Section:  News Weird Facts Read Later  
Hidden Gems: The Use of Pearls Throughout History
Pearls are one of the most beautiful gemstones in the world. Beyond their shimmering beauty, they also have a fascinating history in countless regions throug...
The Many Incarnations Of Hagia Sophia In Istanbul
Towering over Istanbul atop one of its highest hills, Hagia Sophia has stood for over 1,500 years as an architectural wonder, one of the largest and most rem...
Massive Mosaic Depicting the 12 Labors of Heracles Uneart...
Excavations being carried out in the ancient city of Syedra, traced back to 2,900 years ago, continue to shed light on the vibrant history of Turkey.  Read m...
Controversial Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb & Mughal Wars of S...
An old man sits hunched over his prayer mat as dawn breaks over the horizon, his white beard soaked from tears shed through the night.  Read more Section:&nb...
Life in litter: Mariana Castillo Deball’s remarkable Roma...
The Mexican artist’s new exhibition uses Roman detritus to suggest that we can tell more about a society by what it throws out than the culture it preserves ...
A Spider Had a Leading Role in the Story of Scottish Inde...
Inspiration can come in all shapes and sizes. Read more Section:  News Weird Facts Read Later  
Canadian Researchers Prove Old Shrunken Head Found in Mus...
A team of Canadian researchers have accomplished a feat that up to now had proven impossible.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancien...
Royals and the Occult: Witchcraft, Astrology, and Mystica...
We often talk about the modern world’s obsession with celebrities. People love to talk about the rich and famous. Read more Section:  News History Ancie...
Bold Explorer Enters Underground Souterrain Tunnels Expos...
An amateur explorer has released a video of himself exploring a hitherto lost underground “souterrain” chamber.  Read more Section:  News History & ...
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With enormous capstones perched precariously on stone supports, Neolithic dolmens appear to defy gravity – and, in some cases, interpretation. Why were these...
Designed to enchant: the great dolmens of Neolithic north...
The word ‘dolmen’ – derived from the Breton taol maen (‘stone table’) – is regarded as a folk term for Neolithic monuments that consist of a massive capstone...
Excavating the CA archive: Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Joe Flatman explores half a century of reports from the past. A selection of articles mentioned by Joe Flatman in this month’s column below can be accessed f...
Did Oliver Cromwell Ban Mince Pies in England?
Despite his legendary political career, during which he helped overthrow the Stuart monarchy during the era of the English Civil War and then served as Lord ...
Did Oliver Cromwell Really Ban Mince Pies in England?
Despite his legendary political career, during which he helped overthrow the Stuart monarchy during the era of the English Civil War and then served as Lord ...
Centaurs in Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to Sagittariu...
Greek mythology is full of interesting magical creatures. From the sirens and their alluring voices to the one-eyed cyclops, these creatures have captured th...
Last Salem Witch Has Been Exonerated Posthumously By Bost...
It’s not just something one can bury in the recesses of history because even today many cultures across the world accuse women of practicing black magic and ...
Triumph, Rebellion And The Ancient History Of Ukraine
Ukraine has always been a complicated place, with one foot in the West and the other in the East, resulting in a unique tension as a constantly contested bor...
Tonina Sun Temple ‘Cave Of Death’ Holds Balls Of Human Ashes
Archaeologists in Mexico have discussed the ritual significance of the Maya “Cave of Death”. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Lat...
Mesopotamian Ball Game Rubber Balls Were Made With Human ...
Archaeologists in Mexico have discussed the ritual significance of the Maya “Cave of Death”. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Lat...
Mesoamerican Ball Game Rubber Balls Were Made With Human ...
Archaeologists in Mexico have discussed the ritual significance of the Maya “Cave of Death”. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Lat...
Billionaire Explorer Reveals Lost Treasures of the Wonder...
Between 2019 and 2020, an explorer in the Bahamas scanned a 17th century shipwreck using over 8,000 underwater metal detectors.  Read more Section:  Art...
Fears over building works at Afghan Buddhas of Bamiyan site
Unesco says it has not been consulted on project and local experts are alarmed at Taliban plans The Taliban have launched construction work on a tourism comp...
HMS Invincible: excavating a Georgian time capsule
In its heyday, HMS Invincible was considered one of the finest ships in the Royal Navy – and although it sank off Portsmouth in 1758, its remains represent t...
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Built in 1744 and captured from the French three years later, HMS Invincible was considered one of the finest ships in the Georgian Royal Navy. Its innovativ...
Excavating the CA archive: Suffolk
Joe Flatman explores half a century of reports from the past. A selection of articles mentioned by Joe Flatman in this month’s column below can be accessed f...
Travel: Explore Cappadocia
Türkiye is home to many diverse landscapes and geographies, but one of the most captivating is that of Cappadocia, in the centre of the country. Often descri...
After 350 years, sea gives up lost jewels of Spanish ship...
Marine archaeologists stunned by priceless cache long hidden beneath the Bahamas’ shark-infested waters It was a Spanish galleon laden with treasures so sump...
Poseidon: Greek God of the Sea Who Created the Minotaur
Remembered today as the God of the Sea, Poseidon is one of the most well-known Greek gods. Whilst he is immortalized in myths as a violent and hot-headed god...
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