Friday, September 23, 2016

Circular geoglyphs mapped in Peru

Dozens of circular geoglyphs have been mapped near the ancient town of Quilcapampa in Peru. One of the largest geoglyphs has at least six intertwined rings forming an irregular pattern that looks like a swirl.

http://www.livescience.com/56232-ancient-circular-geoglyphs-discovered-in-peru.html

Monday, September 19, 2016

$283 million Flow of Artifacts from Turkey to US Revealed

A Live Science investigation revealed that $283 million worth of artifacts have been successfully exported to the US from the Turkey since 2003. This included thousands of golds coins weighing 169 lbs (77 kg). The flow of artifacts increased after the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the 2011 Syrian Civil War. 

http://www.livescience.com/56141-looting-artifacts-from-syria-to-us.html

Friday, August 19, 2016

Statistically Proven- 5,000 Year-old Stone Circles have Astronomical Alignments

A new study provides statistical proof that two 5,000 year-old stone circles in Scotland have alignments with the solstice sun and major lunar standstill (an event that occurs every 18.6 years). 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

3,000 Year-Old Mausoleum Discovered in Kazakhstan

Archaeologists in Kazakhstan have discovered a mausoleum that dates back over 3,000 years. While it's not the world's first pyramid, as some media outlets claim, it is an interesting archaeological discovery.

http://www.livescience.com/55796-ancient-mausoleum-not-worlds-first-pyramid.html

Fantastic Jewelry Discovered in 1,500 Year-Old Tomb in China

A pair of fantastic earrings and a necklace made of about 5,000 beads have been discovered in the tomb of a woman named "Han Farong" in China. 

http://www.livescience.com/55790-ancient-bling-found-in-chinese-tomb.html

Monday, August 8, 2016

Blood & Gold: Children Dying As Egypt's Treasures Are Looted

-Children in Egypt getting killed working in shafts while being employed to loot artifacts

-Over $143 million of artifacts have been exported from Egypt to US since 2011 revolution census bureau docs reveal. This includes a massive surge in gold coins.

http://www.livescience.com/55687-children-dying-in-egypt-looting.html

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Has the only known Philistine cemetery been Discovered?

Archaeologists are weighing in on the recent announcement that the first (and only known) Philistine cemetery has been discovered. 

http://www.livescience.com/55402-first-philistine-cemetery-draws-criticism.html