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The Ancient Sunken City of Baia, Italy

September 30, 2018

NOVEMBER 28: Old ruins of a building, Baia, Campania, Italy (Photo by De Agostini/Getty Images) If these ruins from this once beautiful city could speak to us, what stories would...

Does Buried Treasure Still Exist? Yes!

July 27, 2018

We’ve all seen treasure maps, especially in movies like City Slickers starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance, where they find an old crinkled yellowed map supposedly showing the...

Ancient Map Shows Antarctica Coastline Without Ice

July 23, 2018

The Piri Reis world map, 1513. Artist: Piri Reis (1470-1553) (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)  A medieval-era map, discovered in a Turkish palac...

Five Surprising Facts Surrounding Stonehenge

May 31, 2018

1920: A visitor stands on a toppled standing stone at the megalithic structure of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images) England ...

The Mysterious Medieval Carvings of Women Exhibitionist...

December 10, 2017

Sheela-na-gigs are medieval stone figures of a naked woman spreading her legs. She is shown using her hands to pull open and proudly display her exaggerated genit...

1,100-Year-Old Mummy Remains Found with Fantastic Footw...

November 14, 2017

Archaeologists in Mongolia stumbled across the remains of a 1,100-year-old mummy still wearing a footwear that was in remarkable condition. After a full restorati...

50,000-Year-Old Extinct Cave Lion Found Frozen In Time

November 12, 2017

Today, we associate lions with Africa, however, millions of years ago, ancient lions traipsed across Europe, Asia, and North America. One of these ancient cave lions,...

Archaeologists Find Lost City Sunk by Ancient Tsunami

September 30, 2017

Archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of a lost sunken Roman city of Neapolis off the coast of northeastern Tunisia that was destroyed by a Tsunami on July 21, AD 36...

Assassin’s arsenal: The 17th Century “Cabinet Book” Con...

September 30, 2017

The book below appears voluminous, but anyone who thought it has too much text inside is wrong. The interior is crafted into 11 drawers in varying sizes, wi...

Indian River Drains Out for the First Time Revealing In...

September 30, 2017

A combination of drought and overconsumption have pushed the Shamala river in India to its limits. For the first in history, the water level went too low, reveali...

Viking Warrior Found Over a Century Ago in Swedish Grav...

September 26, 2017

For centuries, and in almost all societies, men were always viewed as the ones fighting in the battlefront, while women remained behind to take care of the home. ...

This is the World’s Largest Pyramid, And It’s Hidden In...

August 4, 2017

While the Pyramid of Giza is a remarkable ancient structure which rightly holds the title of the Great Pyramid of Egypt, it isn’t the ‘largest’ pyramid out th...

Man Accidentally Uncovers A 50,000-Year-Old Archaeologi...

August 3, 2017

Adnyamathanha country can be found at the northern end of the Flinders Ranges in Australia. It was here that one of the country’s most major archaeological find w...

Frozen In Time: Warplane Wreckage, Woolly Mammoth, Anci...

July 28, 2017

Cold, dark, and oxygen-starved, the depths of glaciers are equivalent to the "sci-fi of cryo-preservation in nature. The ice has entombed — and then returned — nu...

Viral Photo of Pompeii Victim in a Compromising Positio...

July 9, 2017

A photo of an ancient volcano victim has been making the rounds online; the victim was immortalized with his hands in a compromising position, calling to attentio...

In 1967, An English Archaeologist Stumbled Upon the Anc...

June 16, 2017

The architectural genius of the Greeks is proven time and again by the durability and elaborate nature of the structures they have built. The remains of Pavlopetr...

The Nine Mile Canyon: The World’s Longest and Oldest 'A...

June 14, 2017

The Nine Mile Canyon in the Utah desert, Western United States, is known as “the world’s longest art gallery” because it is filled with thousands of petroglyphs...

Uncovered: Ancient Aztec Temple And Sacrificial Ball Co...

June 11, 2017

Buried beneath Mexico City streets for 500 years or so, archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an ancient Aztec temple, a ball court, and what seems like a ...

The Maori Preserved Heads That Were Used in Sacred Cere...

May 20, 2017

Mokomokai, the Maori preserved heads, are one of the most valuable artifacts of the indigenous people of New Zealand that survive to this day. The preserved heads...

Mystery of 450 Baby Skeletons at the Bottom of a Well '...

May 8, 2017

When the skeletons of 450 Greek babies were first discovered at the bottom of a well in the middle of Athens in 1931, archaeologists reacted with horror and confu...

Remains of 80 Men Discovered Shackled Together at the W...

May 1, 2017

The end of the 7th century B.C. was a tumultuous time in Athenian history. Once ruled by a king, the powerful region of Attica, home to Athens, had come to be ta...

These Ancient Fire Mummies Were Made By Literally Blowi...

April 5, 2017

Mummification is a practice that has existed since ancient times. The Egyptians mummies - their heavily bandaged and embalmed corpses- were amongst the most popul...

The Return of an 'Extinct' Species In the Jagged Rocky ...

April 5, 2017

Humans, through our activities, have caused the extinction of a few of species throughout history. And when a species goes extinct, they generally do not to retur...

8 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Tutankhamun

March 30, 2017

In 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered King Tutankhamun’s almost intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The child king’s mummified body still lay in h...

13 Mysterious Historical Monuments

March 27, 2017

Our ancestors built some outstanding buildings that are impossible to make. These buildings were so unique that, for centuries, scientists have been looking for clues on who, why, and h...

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

March 17, 2017

In Cairo, Egypt, the Archaeologists speculated that they have excavated some parts of a temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, along with an eight-metre-high statue. U...

10 of the Greatest Archaeological Discoveries in Human ...

February 7, 2017

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 inv...

1,300 Pounds of Roman Coins Unearthed

February 3, 2017

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 f...

Family Fixing a Toilet Uncovered Ancient Rooms and Tomb...

February 3, 2017

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 reno...

A 16th Century Interior Chapel Adorned with Human Bones...

January 23, 2017

One of the well-known masterpiece in Evora, Portugal is located next to the Church of St. Francis, a modest interior chapel called the Capela dos Ossos which tran...

Man Who Discovered An Ancient Welsh City Finally Recogn...

January 16, 2017

For fifteen years, Stuart Wilson, an archaeology graduate student, worked very hard to get acknowledgment from the archaeology organization for finding a medieval...

Ancient Pet Cemetery Discovered In Egypt

January 13, 2017

Spearheaded by Marta Osypińska, a team of researchers from the Polish Academy of Sciences, discovered a pet cemetery while exhuming an ancient trash dump by Berenike. In this acade...

The Ancient City of Ani, Lost and Forgotten

January 12, 2017

In the 11th century, this walled city with over 100,000 residents flourished. The City of Ani, now situated at the heart of several trade routes, was discovered more than 1,600 ...

150-Year-Old Ship Uncovered by Boston Construction Work...

January 11, 2017

In May of 2016, a Boston building site transpired to a dramatic standstill when construction workers discovered something amazing --- an artifact so stunning and ...

The Jericho Skull - Face of 9,500-Year-Old Man Revealed...

January 6, 2017

Excavated by archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon in 1953, the Jericho Skull is one of seven plastered and ornamented Neolithic skulls located at the site of Tell es-Sul...

The Unfinished 'Lonely Castle' Carved Around the 1st Ce...

January 5, 2017

Known as “The Lonely Castle,” Qasr al-Farid, is an astonishing ancient tomb that can rival the majesty among carved architecture in the world. Of all the countles...

These 16th Century Boxwood Carvings Are So Tiny Researc...

January 5, 2017

Around the world, only 135 miniature boxwood carvings are known, and they have been baffling art specialists. Recently, researchers have been gathering some of th...

The Enduring Mystery of the Longyou Grotto Caves

January 4, 2017

Thought of as “bottomless,” -- this was the notion for many years towards the ponds of Longyou County. Then a local valiantly set out to see how deep they really were, and ...

This is The World's Oldest Working Clock And It Has Bee...

January 1, 2017

With its giant iron-frame, tagged as the oldest working clock in the world, the iconic Salisbury Cathedral clock is believed to be functioning as early as 1386. H...

One of the Biggest Stone Graves From the Bronze Age Can...

December 30, 2016

The King’s Grave (Kungagraven), located in the southeastern portion of the Swedish province of Skåne, is what remains of an unusually grand Nordic Bronze Age doub...

All 5,000 Objects Found Inside King Tut's Tomb Will Be ...

December 23, 2016

For the first time ever, all 5,000 items that were found inside King Tut's tomb, first discovered in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter, will be on view,...

A Feathered Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber

December 21, 2016

In a historic find, the tail of a 99 million year old dinosaur is seen intact and perfectly preserved in amber; including bones, soft tissue, and feathers. Ryan C. McKellar, R...

The Medieval Town Inside a 14.5-million-year-old Meteor...

December 19, 2016

The medieval town of Nordlingen in the Donau-Ries district of Bavaria, Germany, is unlike any other town on the whole planet. This town, with a population of 20,0...

The Beautiful Ancient Mosaics of Paphos Found in Cyprus...

December 19, 2016

The ancient city of Paphos in Cyprus was once the capital of the island during the Greco-Roman period. During its time, the city had some of the finest villas in...

2,300-Year-Old Chinese Tomb Reveals Ancient Board Game ...

December 19, 2016

Archaeologists doing a tomb excavation in Qingzhou City, China have found pieces of ancient board game that hasn’t been played in over 1,000 years. These pieces w...

The Medieval Portugal Village Built Inside, Around, and...

December 12, 2016

Monsanto sits on the edge of a mountain not far from Serra da Estrela, and in this mountaintop village, homes are sandwiched between, under and even in the 200-to...

These Mysterious Objects Have Been Found Across The Ter...

December 6, 2016

Dating from around 200 AD, the Roman dodecahedron is a small hollow object made of bronze or (more rarely) stone, with a geometrical shape that has twelve flat pe...

Thermopolia: The Take-out Restaurants of Ancient Rome

December 5, 2016

The concept of take-out food can be traced back to Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece, it was common for people to buy prepared food from market and roadside stalls. In t...

A Boy from the 13th Century Preserved His Homework on B...

December 5, 2016

Onfim was an ordinary boy who lived in Novgorod, in Russia, during the 13th century. As was common practice at the time, he wrote letters and drew pictures on bir...

Centuries-Old Dentures Made From Real Human Teeth

November 30, 2016

Minozzi’s team has been working at the monastery of San Francesco, in Lucca, Italy, a Tuscan city that dates back to the Etruscans. The excavations included the tombs of t...

The Arctic Mummification Of John Torrington And The Fra...

November 29, 2016

Over 170 years ago, two ships left England never to return again. Now known as Franklin’s lost expedition, many details regarding this tragic journey still remain...

The Mystery of the Margate Shell Grotto

November 28, 2016

In 1835 a labourer was digging a field just outside the English seaside town of Margate. His work was interrupted when he thrust his spade in to the soil and it vanished into the g...

The Oldest Unopened Bottle of Wine in The World Dates B...

November 23, 2016

The wine bottle dates back to between 325 and 359 AD, and was discovered in 1867 during an excavation at a 4th-century tomb of a Roman nobleman in Germany. It is ...

The Spectacular Devetashka Cave: A Bulgarian Landmark W...

November 17, 2016

The first written evidence of Devetashka cave is from 1877 by British traveler J. Baker. The cave has been rediscovered by a Bulgarian scientist in 1921 G. Katzar...

Dinosaur Brain Discovered For The First Time Ever

November 10, 2016

We've unearthed dinosaur skeletons and reconstructed them, but we've never laid our hands on a single dinosaur brain - until now. University of Cambridge researchers have ...

This Giant 16th-Century Sculpture In Italy Has Entire R...

November 5, 2016

This epic half-man, half-mountain, was erected in the late 1500s by renowned Italian sculptor Giambologna as a symbol of Italy’s rugged Appenine mountains. This m...

The Oldest Mummies In The World Are Turning Into Black ...

November 2, 2016

Chilean researchers are currently working on preservation of a collection of mummies, found in northern Chile, which have started turning into black slime due to ...

Guédelon, The Lost Castle That's Taking 25 Years to Reb...

November 2, 2016

The re-construction of this lost 13th century castle began in 1997 using only the techniques and materials used in the Middle Ages, its completion date is estima...

The Story of the Tollund Man

October 31, 2016

Would you believe this peaceful, careworn face is that of a 2,000-year-old bog body? Discovered by accident in 1950 in the bogs of the Danish Jutland Peninsula by some peat farmers. The farme...

The Clothes and Equipment of Ötzi, The 5,300-year-old I...

October 24, 2016

The iceman, nicknamed Ötzi, was found at 3,210 metres in the Italian alps in 1991, a well-preserved natural mummy. The clothes of the 5,300-year-old mummy, which...

Secret Mayan Tombs Uncovered Beneath Pyramids

October 18, 2016

Two untouched tombs have been discovered beneath Mayan pyramids in Guatemala. Archaeologists said the secret tombs date back to 650-700AD, the same period of the disappearance...

After Nearly 1,900 Years at the Bottom of Lake Nemi, Em...

October 16, 2016

As one of his capricious whims, Emperor Caligula ordered several large barges to be built to use on Lake Nemi. The two vessels, which were designated in modern ti...

6 Recent Archaeological Discoveries That Could REWRITE ...

October 12, 2016

Eventhough we have written history books and established scientific documents, discoveries are made all the time that challenges what we know about our own past.....

Archaeologists Find Bodies of 21 WWI Soldiers in Perfec...

October 11, 2016

In 2012, the bodies of 21 German World War One soldiers entombed in a perfectly preserved underground shelter have been discovered 94 years after they were killed...

Scientists Recreate the Voice of Ötzi, the 5,300-year-o...

October 6, 2016

After 5,300 years at the EURAC Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Bolzano, Ötzi broke his silence with a deep male voice. The "best possible approximation" ...

The Enduring Mystery of the World's Most Well-Preserved...

October 5, 2016

The Lady of Dai, also known as The Diva Mummy, is a 2,100-year-old mummy from the Western Han Dynasty and is the world's best preserved ancient human ever discove...

Recreating The 2,000-year-old Bread from Pompeii

October 5, 2016

In 79 AD a deadly eruption ended the history of small but wealthy Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Tons of falling debris filled the streets until nothing remained ...

Until Just Recently, People Thought The Easter Island S...

October 3, 2016

An email that made the rounds in May 2012, contained photos of a startling excavation project at Easter Island. According to the email, archaeologists were in the...

Bits of History

October 1, 2016

The Well-Preserved Wreck of A 16th Century Warship Foun...

September 29, 2016

Mars, which is also known as Makalös (a Swedish word that may be translated as ‘peerless’ or ‘matchless’), was a 16th century warship. Mars was one of the larges...

Reconstruction Gives This 5500-year-old Stonehenge Man ...

September 25, 2016

Forensic analysis has allowed scientists to create the most lifelike model yet of an individual from British prehistory. Their work reveals how he lived and ate, ...

The Ancient Roman Army Knife from 200 AD

September 21, 2016

The world's first 'Swiss Army knife' has been discovered... it was made by the ancient Romans around 200 AD. The Roman Army knife is made of silver and has an iron blade, a spoon...

World's Oldest Example of Cancer Found in 1.7 million-y...

September 20, 2016

Up until now the oldest evidence of human cancer dated back to around 3,000 B.C. But this recent discovery in Johannesburg by British and South African scientists...

These Photos of Pompeii Show Slice of Ancient Roman Lif...

September 17, 2016

On August 24, 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius, a 4,000-foot volcano near the Bay of Naples in Italy, erupted, burying the city of Pompeii under an almost 20-foot blanket of...

This 10,000-Year-Old Spruce Found in Sweden is Believed...

September 15, 2016

Back in 2008, a team of researchers led by Leif Kullman, professor of Physical Geography at Sweden's Umeaa University, found the world's oldest tree - a spruce th...

Young Boys Accidentally Ruin Norway's 5000-Year-Old Sto...

August 29, 2016

The carving, located at Røøya on the island of Tro, is known as The Skier because it resembles a person participating in the recreational activity. The 5000-year-...

Ancient Warrior’s Tomb Untouched For 3,500 Years Found ...

August 22, 2016

While digging in Pylos, an ancient city in southwest Greece, a team of archaeologists led by Jack Davis and Sharon Stocker found the tomb of a wealthy warrior t...