Warrior bones dating to time of Christ dug up from mass grave in Denmark
By: Kenneth Andrews
Archaeologists have reopened mass graves in Denmark to excavate the bones of fallen warriors which date back 2,000 years to the time of Christ, according to a Reuters report featured on MSNBC. The burial site - a peat bog outside the Danish village of...
Archaeologists find evidence of chocolate in Ancient Mexico
By: Sun Meilan
It has long been known that cacao, the basis of chocolate, existed in Ancient Mexico some 3,500 years ago, but recent evidence which found traces of cacao on a 2,500 year old Mayan plate has caused great excitement because it is the earliest...
Why the secret tomb of China's first emperor has still not been opened
By: Sun Meilan
Emperor Qin Shihuang, was born during the late Eastern Zhou dynasty from 770-256 BC, to a father who was the prince of the state of Qin, one of the many warring states of the period. When Qin Shihuang, as he later became known, took over...
Israeli archaeologists find 9,000-year-old figurines
By: Sun Meilan
Thanks to the dedication and skills of archaeologists, new sources of historical artefacts are being found on a regular basis, adding to the knowledge of ancient times and sometimes allowing historians to dismiss previous presumptions. At other times, archaeological finds come up with objects of...
Archeologists may have found King Richard III's remains
By: Leigh Goessl
Archeologists have been working for three weeks in Leicester in the hopes of finding the final resting place of King Richard III. The selected site is a U.K. city-owned parking lot; it is believed that the 15th century king may be buried at this...
Dig for Mona Lisa turns up another skeleton
By: Sun Meilan
In 2011, news reports announced the fact that archaeologists had started digging at the location of the Convent of St Ursula in the centre of Florence, which was reported to be the final resting place of Lisa Gherardini. Art historians have long believed that Gherardini...
By: Michael Totten
For a unique vacation and learning experience, consider spending part of your vacation volunteering alongside professional archaeologists at an archaeological dig. Imagine helping to excavate Solomon's palace at Megiddo in Israel, or helping to uncover the secrets of a castle in Romania. From cliff dwellings...
'Alien' skulls discovered at burial site
By: Leigh Goessl
Archeologists working in Mexico have uncovered unusually shaped human skulls that are being described as "alien-like" shapes. The skulls have been estimated to be approximately 1,000 years old, according to researchers, as Time reports that researchers have identified the remains to be dated back...
Study says breed of dinosaur used feathers to attract mates
By: Leigh Goessl
A new study suggests that one breed of dinosaurs used feathers to attract members of the opposite sex. The scientists participating in the research analyzed 75-million-year-old fossils of oviraptors, two-legged dinosaurs that had feathers. The fossils were originally discovered in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia...
Cahokia mound builders: Ancient culture of the Mississippi flood plain
By: J.B. Doyle
The Mississippi flood plain in Southern Illinois was once the location for America’s first large city. The lost city of Cahokia, whose name was acquired from a tribe close to the area in the 17th Century (BBC, 1998), was a large city with a...

 

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