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New findings challenge long-held theories of Easter Island’s population decline

New research from the Columbia Centre for Archaeology and the Columbia Centre for Climate casts doubt on the long-held belief that overexploitation of resources...

Newly found Pompeii drawings suggest children watched brutal gladiator fights

An archeological site in the former Italian city has revealed children’s stick figure doodles of gladiator battles, indicating that Roman youth as young as...

Banquet hall adorned with stunning Trojan War frescoes unearthed in Pompeii

The Pompeii ruins, which were first discovered in the 16th century, have become the second most-visited archeological site in the world. A banquet room filled...

Scientists call for ditching ‘sexist’ dinosaur names

The researchers also said they want new, more inclusive guidelines for naming species. German paleobiologists have called for an overhaul of the system used in...

Alexander the Great Netflix series is ‘fiction’ – Greek minister

The docu-series depicts the Macedonian king as being in a homosexual relationship with his general Hephaestion. A Netflix drama-documentary series that depicts the Macedonian ruler...

Massive ancient city discovered in the Amazon

An ancient city has been unearthed in A groundbreaking archaeological discovery in the Amazon. The city has been hidden for thousands of years under dense...

Palace where Alexander the Great crowned re-opens after 16-year renovation

Built more than 2,300 years ago, the site would mark the rise of Alexander the Great before being destroyed by Romans in 148 BC. On...

The Ancient Agonies of the Unelected OverLords

They didn’t have a choice, those infant twins abandoned into the river Tiber. We can only imagine what their Mother went through. What feelings would...

If he were alive today, Socrates would be banned

A Primer on Socrates … Socrates is considered the “father of Western philosophy” and one of the most influential human beings who ever lived. Among other...

Archaeologists appear to solve mystery of long-lost Scottish monastery

The site is believed to be the birthplace of the earliest written Scots Gaelic, found in the margins of the historic Book of Deer. The...

UK museum declares Roman emperor a trans woman – The Telegraph

Elagabalus will reportedly be referred to as ‘she’, as a classical author claims he asked a lover to call him a lady. The North Hertfordshire...

Amateur metal Detectorist Finds Treasure Trove of Bronze Age Jewelry in Carrot Field

Franz Zahn made the startling discovery in the northeast Swiss town of Güttingen while cleaning scrap metal from a farmer’s field. An amateur archeologist in...

Archaeologists unearth rare lead sarcophagi inside largest cemetery ever found in Gaza

Located near Jabaliya in northern Gaza, the dig site was uncovered during construction work for an Egyptian-funded housing project last year, and has revealed...

Ancient carvings depict animal tracks so accurately archeologists can ID species

Imagine writing a how-to guide that was so accurate it could still be used thousands of years later. That’s exactly what a group of Late...

Wastewater pipeline dig leads to discovery of rare fossil ‘treasure trove’ in Auckland

Officials have indicated that the recent discovery is one of the richest and most diverse fauna of its age ever found in New Zealand,...

Ancient Mayan city found in Southern Mexico

Archeologists in Mexico have discovered a historical surprise in the jungle of the Yucatán Peninsula. Researchers from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)...

Two Large Viking Stashes From Harald Bluetooth-Era Unearthed in Denmark

The finds were made near the Viking fortress Fyrkat, which the legendary Danish ruler Harald Bluetooth erected in the late 10th century. Two Viking treasures...

Viking money haul found in woman’s basement

Iron ingots dug up years ago in Norway turn out to be valuable historical artifacts. Iron pieces dug up decades ago in Norway have been...

Cleopatra documentary sparks ethnicity row

Critics of Netflix’s ‘Queen Cleopatra’ have accused producers of rewriting history. An online petition calling for the cancellation of an upcoming Netflix documentary about Cleopatra,...

Norway makes fascinating discovery

Archeologists have found a rune stone they say dates back to the times of Jesus Christ. A team of Norwegian archeologists has found what they...

Built to Last: Mystery Ingredient Helped Roman Architectural Gems to Weather Time, Study Shows

Majestic Roman structures, from the Pantheon to the iconic Colosseum, unfailingly capture our imagination, whether we behold them “in the flesh” or they gaze...

‘Complete Shock’: Skull Estimated to be 8,000 Years Old Found in Minnesota River

The long withstanding megadrought in Nevada and much of the Western United States revealed two bodies in Lake Mead after the drought depleted its...

1,700-Year-Old Reindeer Hunters’ Arrows, Other Stunning Finds Revealed By Melting Glaciers in Norway

Glaciers across the globe have been shrinking due to climate change, with Norwegian giant glaciers, including Jostedalsbreen and Folgefonna, retreating by an average of...

Spanish Archaeologists Claim to Have Discovered Temple of Hercules

Hercules, also known as Heracles, is a divine hero in Greco-Roman mythology. Son of the god Jupiter and the mortal Alcmene, he was revered...

British teen’s ‘once in a lifetime’ archaeological discovery

When 13-year-old Milly Hardwick went out metal detecting in a Suffolk field with her dad Colin, little did she know she would make a...

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