Newly published documents from the Vatican archives tell an incredible tale involving a dead bishop's treasure, the pope and a pirate whose name meant "fire blast" or "fire fart."
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Archaeologists in northern Kazakhstan have discovered over 50 geoglyphs in geometric shapes. Their indicates that they are at least 2,000 years old.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 6:22 AM
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Archaeologists at the site of Amarna have discovered several skeletons whose hairstyles are still intact. Among them is a woman who has 70 hair extensions.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 6:48 AM
Monday, September 15, 2014
Archaeologists in Israel have identified a crescent shaped stone monument that is longer than a football field and dates back around 5,000 years. It was originally believed to be part of a city wall but research shows that there is no city beside it and it is a standalone monument.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 7:57 AM
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Archaeologists working at the ancient city of Corinth, in Greece, have discovered a tomb dating back around 2,800 years. It contains a limestone sarcophagus and pottery decorated with zigzagging designs.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 8:41 AM
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Archaeologists in Sudan are excavating a cemetery that dates back around 2,000 years. The artifacts they've found include a silver ring engraved with an image of a god and a faience box decorated with udjat eyes. The udjat eyes offered protection from the evil eye.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 6:18 AM
Monday, August 4, 2014
Archaeologists in China have discovered a mausoleum, built for a king, that dates back over 2,100 years. They found about 10,000 artifacts including treasures made of gold, silver, bronze, jade and lacquer.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 6:57 AM