Friday, November 24, 2017

Archaeologists in Iraq excavate cache of cuneiform tablets dating back to Assyrian Empire

Excavations led by a University of Tübingen archaeologist at the site of a recently-discovered Bronze Age settlement in the Kurdistan region of Iraq have uncovered almost 100 clay tablets dating back to the period...

Unique 5,000 year old figurine with feather headdress found in old potato field in...

By Anna Liesowska 'Absolutely stunning' ancient ornaments discovered with no known comparisons, presenting a puzzle for archeologists: which culture made this? Dr Natalia Basova holds a figurine with a feather headdress. Picture: Institute of Archaeology and...

Nebraska Archaeologists Bring an Ancient City to Life with Futuristic Technology

By John Tolley You’re walking down a white stucco road, a sacbe, approaching a marvelous city. As you near, you hear the sound of drumbeats; a ceremony is taking place in the city’s central temple....

Researchers Claim They’ve Found The Secret Tomb Of St. Nicholas

By Nina Golgowski Researchers believe they may have found the final resting place of St. Nick. A recent scan of the ground beneath St. Nicholas Church in the Turkish province of Antalya has revealed what local...

Ancient Fossils Reveal the First Humans Emerged 170,000 Years Earlier than We Thought

The first modern humans may have emerged up to 350,000 years ago—170,000 years earlier than previously thought. Analysis of ancient DNA has allowed scientists to trace back the ancestry of people from South Africa...

How Ancient Star Maps Gave Rise to Modern Astronomy

by Starre Vartan Scientists have incredibly advanced tools to look at the stars today, but in the era before light pollution, star-gazing was much easier and simpler for the average person—just step outside at night....

Who Built Ancient Egypt’s Great Pyramid? Hidden Text Holds Clues to Thousand-Year-Old Mystery

By Callum Paton Archaeologists believe they have found the key to unlocking a mystery almost as old as the Great Pyramid itself: Who built the structure and how were they able to transport two-ton...
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Nibiru 2017 Update Part 2: Fear-mongers Wrong Again

Earth survived September 23rd! Nibiru didn't hit the planet, the world didn't end and Jesus didn't return. The fearmongers were wrong again.

Extinct Denisovans from Siberia made stunning jewellery – but did they also discover Australia?

By Olga Gertcyk Time for rethink on capabilities of lost species of ancient man as academics ponder amazing DNA link between today's Aboriginal people and Altai cave dwellers. Professor Richard 'Bert' Roberts has urged deep study...

History of zero pushed back 500 years by ancient Indian text

By Timothy Revell The symbol “0” is a familiar sight, but its origins are far from certain. A recent batch of carbon dating is causing the history of mathematics to be rewritten, as it has...
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