Monday, November 24, 2014

1,700 Year-Old Cemetery Discovered on Silk Road

A cemetery dating back around 1,700 years has been discovered in Kucha, a city that was on the Silk Road. 10 tombs have been excavated of which 7 are large structures made with bricks.

http://www.livescience.com/48878-ancient-silk-road-cemetery-discovered.html

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ancient 'Handbook of Ritual Power' Deciphered

A codex dating back around 1,300 years has been deciphered revealing a series of invocations and spells. Written in Coptic it would have been used by a ritual practitioner.

http://www.livescience.com/48833-ancient-egyptian-handbook-spells-deciphered.html

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Archaeologists Discover 1,000 Year-old Tomb Containing Murals, Stars & Poetry

A tomb dating back about 1,000 years has been discovered in China. It contains murals, a ceiling decorated with stars and a poem.

http://www.livescience.com/48671-tomb-china-murals-stars-poetry.html

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ancient 'Big Circles' in Mideast Leave Mystery

Archaeologists have taken high resolution aerial photographs of 11 "Big Circles." Built using low stone walls all but one of these circles is around 400 meters in diameter.

http://www.livescience.com/48532-big-circles-archaeological-mystery.html

Friday, October 24, 2014

'Golden Horde' City Uncovered

Archaeologists in Russia have uncovered part of Ukek, a city founded by the Golden Horde. The Golden Horde was a khanate founded by the grandson of Genghis Khan.

http://www.livescience.com/48433-city-ruled-by-genghis-khan-heirs.html

Monday, October 20, 2014

6,000 Year-Old Temple Discovered in Ukraine

A 6,000 Year-Old Temple with eight platforms have been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine.

http://www.livescience.com/48352-prehistoric-ukraine-temple-discovered.html

Monday, October 13, 2014

3,300 Year-Old Cult Complex Discovered in Israel

A cult complex dating back about 3,300 years has been discovered at the site of Tel Burna in Israel. Archaeologists say that the Canaanite storm god Baal may have been worshiped here.

http://www.livescience.com/48262-ancient-cult-complex-discovered.html