Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pirates & Treasure: Vatican Archives reveal medieval tale

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."

http://www.livescience.com/48067-pirate-tale-revealed-in-vatican-archives.html


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Nazca Lines of Kazakhstan- Over 50 Geoglyphs Discovered

Archaeologists in northern Kazakhstan have discovered over 50 geoglyphs in geometric shapes. Their indicates that they are at least 2,000 years old.

http://www.livescience.com/47954-geoglyphs-discovered-in-kazakhstan.html


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

3,300 Year-Old Egyptian Skeletons with Intact Hairstyles Discovered

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.

http://www.livescience.com/47875-ancient-egyptian-woman-with-hair-extensions.html

Monday, September 15, 2014

Massive 5,000 Year-Old Stone Monument Identified in Israel

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.

http://www.livescience.com/47835-massive-5-000-year-old-stone-monument-revealed-in-israel.html

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2,800 Year-Old Tomb with Zigzagging Art Discovered in Greece

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.

http://www.livescience.com/47457-greek-tomb-art-discovered.html


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

'Evil Eye' Box and Other Ancient Treasures Found in Nile River Cemetery

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.

http://www.livescience.com/47306-nile-river-cemetery-discovered.html


Monday, August 4, 2014

'Rich' 2,100 year-old King's Mausoleum Discovered in China

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.

http://www.livescience.com/47173-ancient-mausoleum-discovered-in-china.html