3000-Year-Old Pharaoh Ramses II Statue Discovered In a Slum

Archaeologists in Cairo, Egypt believe they have unearthed parts of a temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, including an eight-metre-high statue. Update: At a press conference last night, Egypt’s antiquities minister came out to...

 

New Leonardo da Vinci Drawing Discovered… And It’s Worth $16 Million

In March 2016, a retired French doctor brought 14 unframed drawings to Paris’ Tajan auction house for appraisal. A pen-and-ink drawing of a St. Sebastian tied to a tree immediately drew the attention of Thaddée Prate,...

 

384-Year-Old Shopping List Found Under Floorboards of Historic English Home

Archaeologists who are helping restore a historic country home in Kent, England have discovered a 17th-century shopping list hidden under its floorboards. Written in 1633, the note was uncovered during a multimillion dollar...

 

10 of the Greatest Archaeological Discoveries in Human History

The old world holds a vast and secret trove of history with fascinating stories to tell. Thanks to the hardwork of archaeologists who continue to excavate and investigate ancient sites, we get the chance to wonder and marvel...

 

1,300 Pounds of Roman Coins Unearthed

In Tomares, Spain, whilst digging ditches and laying pipes, workers unearthed treasure trove. It seems that sometime in the past, one person (or several people) buried nineteen jars filled with Roman coins in what would become...

 

Family Fixing a Toilet Uncovered Ancient Rooms and Tomb Beneath

60-year-old Lucian Faggiano of Lecce, purchased a building at 56 Via Ascanio Grandi in hopes of opening a ttratoria – an Italian eatery. He immediately began renovations, and in order to repair a blocked toilet, he...

 

Every Night the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence Are Lowered Into A Bomb-Proof Vault

Where do they keep the Charters of Freedom, which is the collective name for the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, when these aren’t on display at the National Archives building?...

 

One of the Most Complex Time Measuring Devices in the World

Spotted in the cathedral of the old French watchmaking capital of Besançon is the astronomical clock of Besançon. It was created in 1860 by clockmaker Auguste-Lucien Vérité of Beauvais to change an earlier model made...

 

The Silver Swan: The 18th Century Clockwork Automaton

In the 18th century, John Joseph Merlin designed an automaton called the Silver Swan. A clockwork-driven material, this life-size swan is built with a music box. When the clockwork is wound, this box plays music. Then the...

 

Underground Cities: 3500 Years of Cappadocian Cave Homes

Cities, empires and religions have risen and fallen around these unique underground havens once used by early Christians to hide from Roman armies, yet they remains occupied to this day – 100 square miles with 200+ underground...

 
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