Ancient Mayan pyramid destroyed
By: Leigh Goessl
International outrage was raised after it was learned a construction company in Belize bulldozed an ancient Mayan pyramid in order to use the stones for gravel to use in road fill. Once standing dozens of feet tall, the construction crews have caused great destruction to...
The discovery and analysis of Lindow Man
By: Maria C Collins
Peat cutters, cutting peat in Lindow Moss, a peat bog near Manchester Airport, Cheshire, England, in summer 1984 had a huge surprise when they discovered a body. They immediately called the police, who originally thought that the body was a modern murder victim. The peat...
By: Christyl Rivers
About 2,200 years ago, a man was murdered and thrown into a peat bog, but why? Lindow Man is an ancient Celt whose mummified remains were discovered in the summer of 1984. Found in the peat of Lindow Moss, near Manchester in the United...
Archaeologists unearth ancient Roman road in Jerusalem
By: Leigh Goessl
An ancient road has been uncovered in Jerusalem that dates back to Roman times. Leading from Yafo to Jerusalem, the road has been estimated to be about 1,800 years old. It was found during an excavation being performed by the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA)...
Archeologists uncover undisturbed royal tomb full of treasures in Peru
By: Leigh Goessl
In an amazing find, a team of archeologists working in Peru uncovered royal tombs that were still intact with riches. At the dig site, the graves of three Wari queens were found. The internationals team of researchers, led by Polish and Peruvian archaeologists, have made...
Divers find 300-year-old gold coins off Florida coast
By: Leigh Goessl
A group of divers recently found a treasure trove off the Florida coast. The remarkable cache they found was not your ordinary run of the mill bag of money, but 300-year-old gold coins. The coins were discovered in very shallow waters, only being about six...
By: D. Vogt
John Lloyd Stephens (1805-1852) was an American explorer, government official and amateur archaeologist. His work in Central America is widely credited as being crucial to the rediscovery of Mayan civilization. According to researcher Joshua J. Mark, Stephens was born in New Jersey in 1805, and...
By: D. Vogt
Major-General Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson (1810-1895) was a British military officer, politician and scholar. He is best remembered for his groundbreaking work translating cuneiform tablets left by the ancient Assyrians. Once archaeologists were able to read ancient scripts like this, it revolutionized how researchers looked...
By: D. Vogt
Monk's Mound is a massive pyramid-like earthwork in the ruins of the ancient city of Cahokia, in present-day Illinois. It was built by the Mississippians before 1,000 A.D., and was abandoned long before Europeans arrived in the area. Cahokia, including Monk's Mound, is...
1,800-year-old stone carving found in ancient garbage pit
By: Leigh Goessl
Archeologists working at a dig site in north-eastern England's County Durham recently made a remarkable discovery in what is believed to be an ancient garbage dump. What the researchers were surprised to find in the pile of rubbish was a stone carving. Researchers suspect the...

 

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