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

Monday, July 11, 2016

"Primitive Machine" that Protected King's Chamber from Tomb Robbers Reconstructed

A system of grooves and blocks within the Great Pyramid that protected the King's Chamber from tomb robbers has been reconstructed using computer animation. Egyptologist Mark Lehner says that the system was sophisticated for its time calling it "a very primitive machine."

Thursday, June 30, 2016

1,000 Year-Old Stupa Model containing Buddhist Relics Discovered in China

A 1,000 year-old model of a stupa, which contains Buddhist relics inside, has been discovered in China.

http://www.livescience.com/55243-buddha-skull-bone-found-in-crypt.html